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Apartment - Private room · 19th St, Union City, NJ 07087, United States
Gaby & Robert
Your host, Gaby & Robert
101 Reviews
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The Space

THIS AREA HAS NOT BEEN AFFECTED BY THE STORM. WE ARE HAPPY TO ACCOMMODATE YOU.

About your room:
Please don't be put off by this listing being outside of Manhattan. We are closer to Midtown Manhattan, Times Square, Theater District, Madison Square Garden, Grand Central Empire State Building, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center than staying in other parts of Manhattan (Wall St., Upper East or West Side, above 70s... We are closer than all parts of Brooklyn and definitely way closer than staying in Queens/Bronx).

Guys Gaby here: to get a feel how close we are, look at the video http://(website hidden)/watch?v=qVzgLcDjWzY

(There are two other bedrooms, which may be rented out by other guests.)

Newly decorated private room in three-bedroom brand-new condo in Union City, NJ.Union City is on the other side of the Lincoln Tunnel and therefore very close (15 min. bus ride) to Port Authority / Times Square area. The best value for your dollar, this independent Airbnb private luxurious room in your own private apt., is simply a great commute, and your best choice to your NYC trip. 2 miles from Port Authority, 2 miles to Madison Square Garden (MSG), 2.2 miles to Times Square, and 2.3 miles to Empire State Building. Other nearby points.

About your accommodations:
Private luxurious room with a queen-size bed, night stands, open spacious central air and heat, beautiful hardwood floors and exquisite mahogany color to help you relax after a day of sightseeing and shopping or whatever you please. We will welcome you with open arms, take a bath or soak in marble soaking tub with a shower head that makes you feel like you bathing in the rain. Take a walk down a beautiful lit hallway to the great kitchen right out of a James Bond movie. A great experience.

Beautiful large living room with crown moldings all around you room with the views of the New York skyline as background, sit down to a glass of wine hear your favorite music, watch TV on 50" HDTV mounted on the wall for your viewing pleasure, eat a snack or whatever. This is what Robert & Gaby your hosts will provide for you. They will greet you as part of your family. If you need them or request them, they will be right there for your assistance; your privacy and accommodation will be our responsibility and our pleasure.

About the neighborhood:
The neighborhood is quiet and very nice, 100 steps from a family grocery to buy what you need. Walking distance to banks, pharmacy, and 15 minutes from midtown Manhattan (Time Square/Port Authority Bus Terminals). You'll reach Midtown faster from this location than from locations even located in Manhattan.

Amenities:
You'll need while away from home maps, discount tickets to your favorite plays to get you going a large stainless-steel refrigerator, microwave, toaster, two coffee makers. (website hidden)

ABOUT YOUR ROOM and the house:
* Real Queen bed, very comfy and cozy.
* Spacious house
* Original wood floors
* Big balcony where you can smoke
* Free WIFI
* Includes all linens, blankets, towels and pillows
* Shared kitchen and bathrooms (one full bath, one powder room) with other guests
* House is on street level, so there are some stairs to walk up

ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
* Located in Union City, NJ, a very short direct bus ride to Times Square area
* Five blocks from gorgeous Manhattan views (along Hudson River)
* Best 'cafe con leche' in town on corner. You'll wonder why you spend so much at Starbucks!
* Buses to Manhattan/Times Square run every minute during day, and every 4 minutes at night. Buses run all night.
* Great grocery and wine/liquor stores in the neighborhood including one right on the corner which is open until 11pm
* Very safe neighborhood, lots of great restaurants and bakeries but also very quiet at night.

TRANSPORTATION:
* Private buses (we call it 'chicken bus') run 24/7 and go directly to Manhattan's Midtown / Port Authority, one block away from Times Square for $2.50 a seat. It's what all the locals use.
* City bus runs every 12 minutes to Hoboken, home of the Cake Boss and every 20 minutes (during commute hours) into Manhattan.
* Easy city bus access to Jersey Garden Outlet Mall, much closer and as good as Woodbury Commons.

Great energy and very peaceful! Feel free to message me with any questions!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
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City:
Cancellation: Strict

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  • Hôtes très agréables, disponibles pour des renseignements ( quartier, bus, restos)
    Quartier très agréable, proche de Manhattan en 10-12 min de bus, descente sur Port Authority à 2 pas de Times Square jusqu'à 01h00 du matin.
    Belle chambre à notre disposition, grand appartement équipé de tout le nécessaire ( frigo américain, four, micro-onde, grand plan de travail central), cuisine ouverte sur un grand salon et son canapé très confortable.
    Idéal pour notre séjour de 8 jours. A recommander vraiment pour le prix et la proximité.

    June 2014
  • I did not get to meet Gaby. But the room was clean and I got all my questions answered very quickly. Recommend. What else do I need to say?

    June 2014
  • I recently had a terrible experience staying at one of Gaby's rentals.

    The listing was deceptive, it said that there were two shared bathrooms for the three bedrooms, it turned out that there was one bedroom with a private bathroom (behind their locked door) and a small bathroom to share among the two other rooms. The listing to this day still says there is one full bathroom and one powder room shared among all guests.

    There were five other people squeezed into the other small room, so there were 7 people sharing a bathroom. When I contacted Gaby, she first tried to say that the listing said 1 bedroom 1 shared bathroom (she had just changed the listing but I had screenshots) that this was deceptive all she did was offer me a private room and bathroom at one of her other rentals for 50% more expensive for only a few days of our trip. We declined as our budget for the trip was already set.

    -The house rules are almost non-existent. We had to deal with the most inconsiderate, loud guests ever. Slamming doors in the middle of the night, having sex in the living room, talking loudly (walls are suuuuper thin, you can hear EVERYTHING), when we complained to Gaby she was no help. One night the neighbor below came up to threaten to call police on the other guests, saying what Gaby was doing was illegal, this was not a hotel but a home, and he had children trying to sleep. He was extremely angry and we wanted to leave right then, but during Christmas in New York the hotels were all booked or very expensive.

    -the keys you are given are all unmarked, means you have to try every key every time

    -the smoke detectors are ripped out, clearly a hazard

    -there are super thin walls and floors, you can often hear the small children upstairs running and when they cry in the night it sounds like they are in your room

    -the other guests had guests themselves for several nights (!) who of course used the shared bathroom themselves, adding to the inconvenience

    -It is very expensive to take a taxi into the city, and the bus during rush hour took 1 hour

    -We decided after our experience it would be better to stay in Manhattan next time, (even if we have to stay for less days) because we can just take the subway and not have the added cost of using the NJ transit system and NYC metro.

    -It's very hard to get a taxi around the area, most taxis will not come to that area of NJ even if you call

    -There was lots of food in the fridge left from other guests that had gone rotten, even after another guest threw everything away it still had a very bad odor.

    -they provide the worst single-ply toilet paper ever

    The good

    -the apartment is modern and well maintained, linens and towels were comfortable

    January 2014
  • This place is clean and newly remodeled. And best of all there are not cats or dogs to bother peoples allergies. I would highly recommend this place.

    November 2013
  • I had a very pleasurable experience. Everything was as advertised and better. The ability to get into NYC was stated to be easy and quick, but until I actually tried it, it seemed an overstatement. I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of movement into and out of the city. The room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. Next time i go to New york, I hope to stay with Gaby again!

    November 2013
  • Great spacious apartment in perfect location. Clean, tidy and comfortable. Loved our stay and will defo be back.

    November 2013
  • All the Airbnb appartments rented by these couple have geneorous space, specially in the common areas, and good quality of electric appliances, mattresses, etc. Confort is guaranteed. They are personally nice and open to help and if possible to communicate in a wery warm and familiar way. Check-in has to be organized in advance as they may not be present. They offer lots of options in Union City / New Jersey, a quiet area connected to Manhattan by bus through the Lincoln Tunner, so is better to have clear bus timetables to better organize your transport

    October 2013
  • I stayed at Gaby's apartment for one night only so my review is based on that short stay. The apartment is spacious with a nice little balcony. Getting to the apartment was a bit of a challenge as you have to take a bus/taxi from times square to NJ. If you take the bus you'll find yourself walking roughly 15 more minutes to get to your destination and if you're on a tight schedule this may not be the most convenient stay. A taxi from Times Squares to NJ is roughly $60 or more so be aware of that. This would (email hidden) to stay if staying for longer than just one night, but for those staying less this may not be so. The only thing I was not content about was that upon arrival there was no water in the house and thus could not bathe. I informed her of this and she was quick to reply and was able to get that problem fixed by the time I returned from NY. Her place is lovely so I would recommend if staying for more than one day.

    October 2013
  • We only met Gaby while staying at Union City, she is the sweetest! She helped us with the location and told us where to get the bus to go to the city. She also helped us with the Parking Permit situation and everything was wonderful. The place is really nice! Everything was clean and the neighborhood is the safest. Highly recommended!

    October 2013
  • Das Zimmer und das Apartment von Gaby war identisch wie auf dem Bildern. Ich habe mich sehr wohlgefühlt und es hat auch sonst alles super geklappt. Es war meine erste Erfahrung mit airbnb und ich bin sehr glücklich. Ich würde jederzeit wieder das Zimmer von Gaby buchen, da es sauber, ordentlich, ruhig ( auch für junge Frauen nicht gefährlich) und relativ zentral lag. Das Einzige, was mich ein wenig gestört hat, dass man ein extra Ticket für den Transport von New Jersey zum Times Square für 3,20Dollar erwerben muss plus dann nochmal ein Ticket für New York selbst. Dessen sollte man sich bewusst sein.

    October 2013
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We are some really nice Latinos, a Cuban and Mexican. Gaby is a teacher and is one of the nicest hosts you'll ever meet. We're both well traveled. Feel free to reach out to us anytime!
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