Complex building apartment, lined with Chinese parasol trees, at one of the most beautiful shanghai street West Wuding Rd. Good location, nice local restaurants and community.
Have a real shanghai experience at the heart of downtown Shanghai~
Cozy apartment at the heart of Jing'an District, Shanghai; near Line 2 Jingsu Lu Metro station (which is an intersection of line 2 and line 11) and two major bus stops (goes to french concession area in 15 minutes by 2rmb bus); 5 minutes bus to Zhong Shan Park.15 minutes walk from Jing'an Temple.
Located in a complex building lined with beautiful Chinese parasol trees, with local Shanghainess street structure. This is probably more of the real Shanghai people's day-to-day life, with old typical shanghai flats buildings and Mom-dad shops at the corner. Also bars, cafes, medium to affordable range of food around (from 0.8USD clean n yummy Shanghainese noodle to 20USD Sichuan Restaurant to 80USD French gourmet). Free Wi-fi (20M broadband), hot shower, kitchen with all equipment (we have organic veggie delivered every week in the fridge), bed room balcony. There are plenty books and movies and really good collection of exotic tea if you would like a cozy and quiet day home.
Enjoy free enjoy-shanghai advice. Tons of books, maps, and good advice that will take you around to see the real Shanghai. Where we are at is close to lots of cheap and yummy local take-away restaurants (including take-away best veggie bun store in Shanghai, 0.2USD per bun); we collected a range of really good take-away menus, and they are supreme. Great security with complex guards, safe bicycle packing and a bike that can lend you but be aware it's easy to lose your bikes in Shanghai: ).
We offer flexible accommodation options here. Either a private room with one single bed; or the king size bed in the other room. Friendly hosts who are working during the day but always enjoy evenings or weekends hanging with guest and knowing more of your stories. We assume you this is more of the authentic Shanghai experience. This will be your home in Shanghai.
Host by Airene and Gregory: Airene has studied and worked in Australia, a world traveler with genuine curiosity to people, art and culture, now working in an international NGO on building management; Gregory is from Edmonton, Canada and has been living and working in China in sustainable design and user experience design industry for almost 5 years!
West Wuding Road was rated last year as one of the most romantic roads in Shanghai mainly because of the history and the nice street view. Opposite the 1398 Nong (which is where we live), a old English Kaina Apartment Building that China's famous author Eileen Chang used to live in her earlier years. The Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra is just 3 minutes on the west side. There are lots of old lane houses with interesting stories- the older Shanghaineses are very friendly so you can go and explore yourself.
It's a bit different from French Concession as you access more the real Shanghai today- a mix of few high-rise, local restaurants, old lane houses, grand shopping malls and easily accessible public transportations. Oh, we even have a police station 3 mins from here, in case you need to register and of course no worries even more of safety.
Metro: 5-7 mins walk to Line 2 Jing Su Road Metro station. At Jiang Su Road Station you can take Line 2 and Line 11.
Bus: Two major bus stops - takes 10 mins to french concession area and 5 minutes bus to Zhong Shan Park.
Walk: 10 minutes walk to West Yan'an Road; 15 minutes walk to Jing'an Temple;
Taxi: Within 30 RMB (5 Dollars), you can also access to everywhere all the way from Downtown to the Bund.
Her house is my first Airbnb. I had visited her house with a little concern but I could blow it away after meeting Airene and Gregory.
They make me very comfortable and treat me very kindly. Mr. Gregory had introduced the village around the house and explained the hot spot nearby. I really enjoy the food especially the Salmon steak Gregory cooked. I was very grateful talking with them and had a wonderful night.
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We had a lovely stay with Airene. The apartment is in a great part of Shanghai. Airene was a super host, very kind and helpful to us during our stay. We really enjoyed meeting both Airene and Gregory
Airene is simply an awesome host and a beautiful, sparkling, smart lady! It's an absolute pleasure staying at her place. Her apartment is cosy, well-located and just ideal for a stay of a few days in Shanghai. You will truly feel at home and love her company.
I have been thinking about you much and still sometime flipping through your notebook of your lovely writing-- it inspired me to work on my calligraphy now!! It's such a great time meeting you and i will write to you during the soon-coming national holiday- i had been so crazily busy recently. Hugs and kisses!!
We enjoyed our stay at Airene's place !! Airene and her boyfriend Greg are wonderful hosts, who are very nice and helpful. We love the decoration of the apartment and Airene's photos. The apartment is cozy and very convenient. Definitely recommend this place to everyone !!
Friendly and adventurous girl who is always looking for the next destination bringing surprises and joys of life. Strong environmentalist, egalitarian in marketing profession with constant curiosity of the sincere differences among cultures and ethnic groups and always have a heart to help and to talk. Enjoy a good laugh with friends and always love to learn other people's delights of life.