BEST SPOT IN FUNKY NEWTOWN~ SYDNEY!

House - Private room · Hordern St, Newtown, NSW 2042, Australia

The Space

WELCOME TO SYD-O-NEY!

HORDERN HEIGHTS ~ BEST LOCATION IN NEWTOWN!

Amber and Shane have been happily hosting (and guests from since August 2011. It gives them the golden opportunity to meet the loveliest people from all over the globe. (That's you! :)

Newtown is a hop skip and jump from all the magic and marvel which makes up the freshest and funkiest suburb in Sydney!

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You'll receive ~

* 'Shanamber's Newtown' Guide
* Welcome basket with goodies
* TV with Foxtel
* Free wi-fi!
* Free laundry
* Flexible check-in and check-out
* Great company
* Happy lovin' vibes :)

They also have another listing ~ https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/548904?s=f29c

La cosy Casa ~ Only 20 seconds to the bus stop outside the Coopers Hotel on King Street, the main street of Newtown (which is a 10 minute bus ride to the city).

* Only 5 minutes to the train station which takes less than 10 minutes to Sydney city centre, 15 minutes to the airport, 20 minutes to the beaches. Boo yah!

From The Airport ~

A taxi is the easiest and quickest option if you have lots o luggage ($25-$30 depending on traffic and time of day)
(The Airportlink train is $15.40 one way. Change at Central for Newtown which is the third station only 5 minutes from Central.)

Beautiful bustling bohemian Newtown is right on your door step with all the fantastic cafes, restaurants, shops, pubs, clubs, night spots and all the other faaabulous spots which make up this very special community!

Shanamber favour respectful, easy-going, positive, happy, lovely 'real' souls of any gender, age, sexual preference.

* You have your own cupboard which is stocked with tea, coffee, milk, bickies, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, of course vegemite and other goodies...

* Fridge space and own bath drawer are yours. (You're welcome to use their natural body wash.)

* Transport timetables provided along with tour info on what to do in this wonderful city and the Blue Mountains, Manly, Bondi, Hunter Valley etc..

* All bed linen and towels provided. Lovely leafy yard with picnic table and outdoor loo.

SOME VERY HAPPY GUEST REVIEWS :) ~

"Spectacular hosts and people! Dream spot and wonderful ambassadors for the airbnb community! Thanks for opening your home and heart to me guys! Highly recommended to anyone that wants to see the real Sydney!" Erik (Norway)

"There are just a Few words to describe Amber and Shane.
Warmhearted, WOW, lovely and helpful.
They are really really unbelievable nice people, if you got a problem, they give 150% percent to assist you or solve it. They give you a lot of handy hints in Sydney and when you meet them, you know, they know Sydney very well.
That`s like airbnb should be, lovely people, which really care about you and doing everything for you to enjoy your stay in this awesome city.
Thanks again for everything, you made my trip in Sydney to one of the bestever!!" Thorsten(Germany)

"Amber & Shane are very warm, welcoming, open minded, helpful & relaxed!! An unforgettable and positive first impression!"
Tom and Magda (Holland)

"What a magic couple are the lovely/creative Amber and Shane. From the warmest first time greetings to sharing a nice wine or two, to a quick chat over real coffee in the mornings – the company is truly open, welcoming and refreshing."
Dan Wilkinson (Newcastle, Aus)

"Amber and Shane's description says it all. They are super awesome, sweet and nice people and I really enjoyed staying with them. The room is great and the area is just perfect. Thanks guys, I am so glad that I got to stay with you on my very first trip to Oz." Stefan (Germany)

"Absolutely incredible hosts! There is nothing I can fault about this property! The room was comfortable, clean and had a plasma tv with foxtel. The house itself is great. Everything is kept clean and is well organised. It is also in a great location... close to shops, restaurants and public transport. It is right in the heart of Newtown!
All that aside, the best part of this house is Amber and Shane. They are such friendly and welcoming people who take genuine interest in their guests and I really did feel apart of the family. Both were extremely caring and made sure my stay was as comfortable as possible. I have nothing but praise for this home and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for accommodation in Sydney. Thank you Amber and Shane for being such wonderful people :) " Michael, Mel, Aus

"Hostess with the most-ess!!!
What a delight it was to meet and befriend Amber! From the moment we arrived to the sad day we had to leave we were really made to feel at home. Her happy demenour and friendly personality will welcome, cheer, and entertain you from the cuff." Neil and Darryn (Scotland)

"Amber was a totally magnificent host! Great communication leading up to our trip, and then, during our stay she kept in contact over SMS with suggestions for great places to eat and enjoy the local culture. We couldn't have asked for a more caring and thoughtful host.
Thanks Amber! You rock! :)" Peter H (Aus)

"Amber and Shane are incredibly friendly and welcoming hosts!!! The room was well kept and Amber and Shane were always down for a fun chat, good advice, or a glass of wine!"
Steve (Mel, Aus)

"Amber was absolutely fantastic! Very helpful, excellent company, and very generous. If you're looking for an excellent place in a cool part of the city with a fantastic host, this is it!" Charles (USA)

"What a great place to stay! THE LOCATION IS UNBELIEVABLE! - it is a stone’s throw from Newtown’s main street, King Street, yet amazingly quiet! The leafy, private courtyard provides a serene setting that makes it easy to forget you are in the city. The perfect spot!
This is an awesome situation in a cool house with people you can trust." Candice (Canada)

Amber and Shane look forward to welcoming you! :)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $24 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $19
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • I sent a booking request to Amber and Shane with only a couple of days notice before arrival. They were so hospitable and welcoming, finding me a room, making sure they were there to meet me and help me settle in. The gift basket was awesome, you don't get that at a hotel. Thanks again for having me in Newtown.

    March 2014
    Amber And Shane
    Response from Amber And Shane:

    James is such a lovely fella and it was an absolute pleasure to have him as our guest! Wonderful company, down to earth, friendly and creative... he fit right in! Within five minutes we were enjoying vino and discussing life just like old buddies. Thank you so much for your gorgeous colourful thank you letter complete with visuals of you and Bradley the Zombie Rabbit... adorable!
    James is the perfect guest and we welcome him back anytime! :)

  • Shane and Amber are amazing hosts, great knowledge of the area and fun to be around. The house is big and welcoming the resident guard cat will need some attention. I would definately stay there again, it was a fun and relaxed atmosphere..

    March 2014
    Amber And Shane
    Response from Amber And Shane:

    The ever easy-going (and funny!) Mister Marty and Miss Marvel Marina were an absolute pleasure to have as guests! Soooo lovely, always up for a chat and a glass of vino, warm, friendly, and our sort of peeps. We'd happily host them again in a heart beat... Big hugs to both of you! :)

  • Absolutely incredible hosts! There is nothing I can fault about this property!

    I knew I was in great hands from arrival, where a very generous welcome basket was awaiting me in my room.

    The room was comfortable, clean and had a plasma tv with foxtel.
    The house itself is great. Everything is kept clean and is well organised. It is also in a great location... close to shops, restaurants and public transport. It is right in the heart of Newtown!

    All that aside, the best part of this house is Amber and Shane. They are such friendly and welcoming people. Amber and Shane are people who take genuine interest in their guests and I really did feel apart of the family. They were always up for a friendly chat, but also respected my personal space if I was after it. Both were extremely caring and made sure my stay was as comfortable as possible.

    I have nothing but praise for this home and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for accommodation in Sydney.

    Thank you Amber and Shane for being such wonderful people :)

    March 2014
  • ShazAm (Shane & Amber) we're worth the entire trip. Amazing hosts, quiet location couldn't be better located in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood. I got to hang with their mom!

    February 2014
    Amber And Shane
    Response from Amber And Shane:

    What a terrific trip we had when Mister Bassett based himself at Hordern Heights! His fresh and faaabulous persona was fully welcomed like a breath of fresh air and Ma Ma had the pleasure of meeting him too (as she was visiting) :) New York is on our 'to do' list and now we have a more wonderful reason to get our booties over there! (Get the podium ready darling... we gonna shake it on down!! ;)

  • What a magic couple are the lovely/creative Amber and Shane. From the warmest first time greetings to sharing a nice wine or two, to a quick chat over real coffee in the mornings – the company is truly open, welcoming and refreshing. Have stayed at the Best Funky Spot in Newtown twice now, and can reinforce that if you only get one chance to make a first impression, then this is the place to be, because given a chance, you won’t want to help but return.
    The mini hampers are a fabulous, unexpected treat, and include a fine bottle of wine – which really, cannot help but be shared – as well as chokkies and other nibblies.
    No need to be brave when thinking about this Funky Spot – just dive on in, and make yourself a couple of truly, new friends.

    February 2014
  • Amber and Shane made me so welcome in their home and made sure I had a fantastic time in Sydney. Newtown is a really cool area, with great bars, restaurants and cafes, and it's very easy to get into the city centre and to the beach from there. I'd really recommend staying here!

    February 2014
    Amber And Shane
    Response from Amber And Shane:

    Lovely, bubbly, friendly, down to earth, charming... there are so many wonderful words to describe the effervescent and engaging Miss China Collins!! What a gorgeous guest who totally immersed herself in our lovely city and hood. Shanamber were actually sad when we had our farewell cuddles.. ;'( We look forward to catch ups in London lovely lassie! :)

  • Dream spot and wonderful ambassadors for the airbnb community! Whether you want to stay up all night drinking red wine, or go about the week in a more quiet way, Amber and Shane are your people! Warm, interesting and considerate, I already consider them good friends after just a week at their place, and will definitely look them up again. Other pluses: welcome basket, great bed, close to transport, Newtown grittiness and style and a constant flow of interesting dishes for dinner (if you're home in time)! Thanks for opening your home and heart to me guys!

    January 2014
    Amber And Shane
    Response from Amber And Shane:

    Erik is like a boomerang... he comes back and we are happy about that! He's relaxed, up for great conversation and fits right into to our spontaneous dinner parties with close friends, like we've known him for years. Listening to Erik and Shane discuss presidents, Nelson Mandela, war tactics, and landing on the moon amongst other stimulating subjects is gold! These fellas could talk til the cows come home. All the best Erik and we hope to see you again! Big hugs!

  • For my first visit to Sydney (and first visit to Australia), I needed to arrange accommodation at quite short notice (I left it a bit late getting myself organised!). Amber & Shane's place was one of the first that came up from my Search, and the reviews that others had left, combined with the description of the location, made it quite an easy decision for me to contact them. It was a good decision! Comfortable accommodation, with all the facilities that most will need (including internet & laundry), all at very reasonable cost. The location was indeed good - plenty good restaurants nearby, and a 5 minute walk to Newtown train station, from where you can easily access anywhere in the city, and beyond.

    Amber & Shane were very friendly hosts, easy to like, and responded quickly to my messages during the booking process. This was also my first time using Airbnb and, based on my experience with Amber & Shane, I will certainly use Airbnb again, and would be happy to stay with A&S again!

    January 2014
    Amber And Shane
    Response from Amber And Shane:

    Our wee Sco'ish Laddie Dave was cool, calm, and collected. Dave made an impressive effort to visit his relatives (including in the outskirts of Sydney), which he'd never met, and is now in Brissy doing the same. Tis very inspirational to fly around the globe to meet your kin. He's revved us up to do the same with our relos. Thanks for staying Dave and enjoy the rest of your holiday!

  • Amber and Shane could not be more welcoming and helpful. I was greeted with an amazing welcome basket in my room and a helpful pack of information to help you make the most of Sydney. With a few rooms available and travelling alone I also teamed up with another guest to go to the blue mountains. If you want to stay in a great location in a relaxed home then Amber and Shane are the perfect hosts!

    January 2014
    Amber And Shane
    Response from Amber And Shane:

    First time airbnb-er Miss Hannah must have explored every corner of Sydney and even has the sunburn to prove it!
    From beaches to bays to ferries to cafes, this lil lady could write a guide book on visiting Sydney!
    When we did see her she was such a delight to engage with and we're glad that she chose Hordern Heights as her base. :)

  • Thanks Amber and Shane for the lovely time in Sydney!!! Especially for the great christmas dinner and the presents!!! We felt very welcomed and would love to stay with you again! The location of the flat is great... nice bars and restaurants nearby but not too busy and also easy access to public transport (bus stop 2min, train station newtown about 5min walking, 10min to go to central station). Best hosts ever :)! Enjoyed staying with Miss Bridgette too :))) Big hugs xx

    January 2014
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Amber and Shane are a positive, passionate, happy, friendly and fun couple who enjoy life immensely and looove Newtown and Sydney! We totally enjoy meeting new people, travelling, wining, dining, and dancing (especially Zumba and you're welcome to come to classes with Amber like some of our previous guests! :) Airbnb offers us the unique opportunity to meet amazing and beautiful beings (like you) from around the globe... We love learning about people, your cultures, your uniquesness, whether you're from abroad or from Aussie! We favour easy going independent warm people, like us. :)
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