Hello & Welcome to Newtown!
I have a awesome room in my apartment in Newtown. It's in a prime location right on King Street. Only five minutes walk from Newtown station (which means just 10 minutes to get to the city by train). Bus stops are right outside so if you are travelling or need a room to base yourself for a short time to see Sydney this will be perfect for you!
It's your own room so it would be 100 times better than going to a hostel! Think about it! So the same price you could share with 5 other people in a hostel or have your own room? No contest,
There is a larger than normal sized single bed, cupboard, draws, plasma TV and heater in the room and your own little balcony with table and chair. I'll also provide linen for the bed
I'm living by myself (with a small dog) so the room is just to make ends meet. Huge lounge room and kitchen which I'm happy to share. I don't always cook but when I do it's usually something awesome.
Please take note the fact I have a dog! If you're not comfortable with dogs or not familiar with them it's not the place for you. Ruby is a gorgeous and lovely Jack Russell. She loves new guests and gets excited to see new people.
Being on King street you have access to a major amount of wine bars, pubs, restaurants and easy access to the city, University of Sydney. I'm always happy to help my guest with directions or advice about Sydney.
I'm also happy to loan my mountain bike out during the day for a deposit and daily rental.
I work Monday to Friday's (so the check in time is when I usually get home - but you leave when you want.). You are welcome to ask if you can book in earlier (and I'll try to help if I can) but please note I have to work and I come home at 6pm. If that doesn't work for you I apologise but please don't complain about it later.
I'm a complete movie nerd and I've lived in Sydney most of my life. I'm always happy to point places out and if I have no plans I'm happy to show you around.
Any questions please contact me and I'll try to answer as best as I can.
Thanks and look forward to meeting you!
Paul's place was perfect ! Clean and comfortable room. The location is in the heart of Newtown close to the city, the USyd, etc .. I really enjoyed my stay there !
Paul answered all my questions about the city .
I highly recommend this place to everyone !
Thanks Paul for the stay and see you around Sydney !
Clean & tidy, nice comfortable room in great location. Paul the host was friendly and easy going also making for a great stay in Sydney for me. Thanks Paul :)
Paul was a wonderful host - really appreciated his laidback style and willingness to chat and share advice / tips on getting around when I had questions. The location is outstanding - quick walk to Newtown station, which is easily accessible and a short distance to many attractions. I didn't realize how nice the location was until I went to my second lodging in Sydney. Many restaurants and pubs along King St within easy walking distance also, which was wonderful. Loved the balcony off the room - thanks so much for a great stay, Paul!
Paul is a nice, helpful and easy going hoster. Everything was like in the description. The room was small but very clean and with warm colors. There are some shops near the apartment and the trainstation is only a few minutes ago.
Would come back anytime.
Paul was a friendly host and Ruby, his dog, just wants cuddles! The major negative in my experience was the lack of cleanliness mainly in the room and bathroom (I didn't use the kitchen/lounge). The room wasn't hoovered and the bed sheets had dog hair all over (human hair, too) and stains. They didn't smell freshly laundered, either. Paul was kind enough to let me use his clean towels, which was greatly appreciated. The bathroom floor was quite dusty, I also saw some roaches and the basin had some hair clippings on it. I know, Airbnb says we should resolve these things with the hosts in the first instance but I'm ashamed to say I was embarrassed to tell Paul how I felt about this. Especially since most of the previous reviews were glowing. The neighbourhood is great. I loved Newtown. Really alive and buzzy with an anything goes attitude.
I was under some pressure with a guest that had left during the day while I was at work and getting home in time for Stavroula's arrival. I did you clean sheets, but I did not get a chance to vacuum the floor. For this I apologise.
The roach issue is not a matter of cleanliness but the fact I live in Newtown and it is summer in Australia. I've been constantly cleaning and spraying the apartment but they always seem to get in.
I'm sorry that Stavroula was let down.
CUANDO ELEGI ESTE LUGAR, PRIMERO MIRE LAS REFERENCIAS, PARECIAN BUENAS..... PERO NO PARA MI... NI ESTABA TAN LIMPIO NI PAUL FUE TAN COMUNICATIVO, MEJOR DICHO, NADA COMUNICATIVO. NO PUDE ENTRAR EN LA CASA HASTA LAS 17'30H... LO BUENO, LA HABITACION TENIA TV Y BALCON PRIVADO . LA PERRITA MUY SIMPATICA Y CARIÑOSA. YO NO VOLVERE
I was lucky enough to stay with Paul for my first two nights in Sydney as well as for my first stay off AirBNB! He was very kind,and welcoming. He gave me privacy as well as chatted with me when we saw each other! He has a lovely dog, Ruby, and she is adorable. The bed was comfortable, and the apartment was clean! The location was more than convenient as I could walk to anything I needed! I'm glad that I booked with Paul for the last two nights in Sydney.
Paul is a great guy, and the location is extremely convenient. It's right in the middle of Newtown, which means you're close to tons and tons of food, random shops, etc. Not to mention, the famed Black Star Pastry is a short 10 minute walk away!
My only qualms about this place is the cleanliness. I woke up on the first night to find 3-4 roaches in the bathroom.
Kandice has a valid point to complain if she found bugs in the bathroom. I always ensure that the bathroom is clean and tidy but will endeavour to make sure it is sprayed weekly. It can be tough to keep bugs out of the house especially in Summer in Australia. It also would have been polite if this issue had been brought to my attention during the stay rather than complain about it after you have left.
Paul is a great host, has a cute dog called ruby. was a single female traveller and the room was perfect. great location too. paul is nice and helps out with directions around sydney too.
Paul was a nice host and always ready with a suggestion on what to do in Sydney. The room was comfortable and clean. The neighbourhood itself, Newtown, was also a very interesting neighbourhood, full with bars and shops that made me wish I'd stayed longer just so I could explore more. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay! Unless you don't like dogs, because Paul's dog Ruby can be very lively and enthusiastic when meeting new people.