Eco-Friendly, Private Room

House - Private room · Parsells Avenue, Rochester, NY 14609, United States
RocBnB & Hostel

Come spend some time in our community-minded, sustainable-living housing collective. We're located in one of Rochester's most scenic and vibrant neighborhoods, close by to Eastman School of Music, George Eastman House, and Rochester Public Market.

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Come spend some time in our community-minded, sustainable-living housing collective. We're located in one of Rochester's most scenic and vibrant neighborhoods, close by to Eastman School of Music, George Eastman House, and Rochester Public Market.

The Space

For couples (and those willing to share a sleeping surface) we offer a room with a queen-size bed which can easily accommodate two people. For singles or a pair wishing to have two separate bed, we have accommodations for you as well. For groups of three, we can set you up with the queen-size bed plus a twin.

**Please note that occasionally, due to guests extending stays, whole apartment bookings, and other extenuating circumstances, it may be necessary to provide our guests with a room other than the one picture in this listing. Rest assured that all of our rooms feature comfortable beds, comparable amenities, and plenty of warm hospitality! =)

Guest Access

There is no end to our supply of towels, pillows and blankets. We also have a disturbing amount of reusable shopping bags (feel free to take one of those as a souvenir when you leave).The toiletries here are plentiful as well. Please help your self to our complimentary selection of soaps, shampoos, shaving creams, skin smoothing lotions, sour stomach remedies, silkifying conditioners, etc. We'll provide you with a towel as well, so no need to weigh down your luggage with all of those pesky items if you'd rather not do so!

We also offer free wifi, laundry facilities, and all the on-street parking you can handle (with no alternate-side or other restrictions). If you'd prefer to park off-street, we can make a space available for $2 a day. Bicycles are available at a rate of $5/day or $15/week. Rochester is a highly-bikeable city and has some very scenic trails. The buses here even have a special rack for transporting bikes from one destination to the next (in case you're in the mood for a hybrid commute).

We're happy to provide pick up/drop off at the train or Megabus/Greyhound/Trailways station as a courtesy to our guests. We can also offer rides to and from the airport, but for this we ask that you pay a fee of $20 as it is quite a bit out of the way for us. You can also catch a taxi for about $30-35 or (and this is possibly the best deal) you can ride the bus directly to/from our home to the airport without a single transfer for only $1 (the only downside being this method takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour).

Interaction with Guests

We'll gladly show people around. In fact, we prefer to spend as much time with our guests as we can, schedule permitting! We'll make you breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner depending on when we/you are around. Or, if you'd like to make us dinner, we can show you to Wegmans, the Taj Mahal of grocery stores or (perhaps even better) to the local co-op. Our meals are vegan, and made using local organic ingredients whenever possible. You're welcome to purchase and eat meat if you'd like, but we would prefer that you do not use our kitchen to cook it.

The Neighborhood

Close by to nightlife, parks, good eats, Eastman School of Music, George Eastman House, the Rochester Public Market, the Riverside Convention Center and much, much more!

Getting around

We live on a busline that'll get you downtown in 10 minutes for $1!

Other Things to Note

We don't smoke and prefer to host non-smokers.

Our meals are vegan, and made using local organic ingredients whenever possible. You're welcome to purchase and eat meat if you'd like, but we would prefer that you do not use our kitchen to cook it.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $178 /week
Monthly Price: $542 /month
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Lovely hosts. Very friendly people; very clean, comfortable accommodations; and delicious vegan food.

    June 2014
  • It wasn't fancy but it was certainly clean and adequate. There was a nice large backyard. Just a note that the photo is of the house next door where the host lives. Joe was super friendly and while I didn't really get to know anyone in the house those that I saw in passing were friendly. Joe put some pictures up! Thanks for hosting me.

    August 2013
  • My partner and I enjoyed our time at the Little Flower Community. The people were wonderful (and even offered us lunch after we checked in) and the room was clean. If I'm ever in Rochester for a wedding again, we would certainly stay here!

    August 2013
  • We stayed for ten days at the RocBnB. Pretty nice to have a kitchen available and everyone living there is really helpful. It's not a luxury hotel style accommodation, but it was comfy and pretty clean, great for the price.

    July 2013
  • The room was lovely, very clean and well appointed. Great to have the private bath and convenient access to the well-supplied kitchen. Greg and Joe were very kind, attentive hosts. Some of my Rochester friends were concerned that I was staying in this neighborhood, but I didn't have any problems. Handy to have the bus stop right there, and the busses run pretty close to schedule. So I had a great time, and would stay there again. I really appreciate what Little Flower is doing to build community.

    June 2013
  • OK so let me answer the question - Was it worth it? Yes, $34/night, totally. Was it represented well, honestly no. Look at picture, that is not where I stayed, look at all the pictures, nothing there represents where I stayed. The two guys were perfectly nice if not a bit removed and distant, not exactly the warming friendliness that I have experienced before. What I got was fine, a bedroom and bathroom that reminded me of the room I had in college in a house not unlike this one. So, while I believe it was somewhat misrepresented, and in a neighborhood that was not exactly as I was led to believe, it was worth the charge and no harm no foul.

    June 2013
  • I rented a room with the private bath, and found it quiet, safe, clean, and comfortable. Parking on the street was plentiful. The hosts were friendly and accommodating. I'd recommend this place for anyone looking for basic, low-cost lodging.

    June 2013
  • Great, affordable place to stay!

    May 2013
  • The bed was super-comfortable and the residents are highly considerate. I only needed a place to sleep and shower, but would like to have more time to chat with them because they seem to be committed stewards of our earth. Very responsive to guests. Highly recommend.

    May 2013
  • Joe, Julia and the rest of the comunity members were wonderful!! I can´t say enough on how welcoming they are. They made me feel ät home¨¨ at all times. I am very picky with noise, but I got a room which was very, very quiet. I could rest all nights I was there with no difficulties, and I not even had to use my earplugs. I am very, very grateful to them for providing a restful place for me to stay. I will go to stay with them again when I visit Rochester.

    April 2013
    RocBnB & Hostel
    Response from RocBnB & Hostel:

    Carlota was a real pleasure to have in our home. She was very friendly and cheerful and even made us some delicious soups. We look forward to seeing her again the next time she's in Rochester... hopefully soon!

    April 2013
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Coming from all ages and walks of life, the Little Flower Community spans five spacious houses and consists of sixteen people of all ages, three cats, and a bearded dragon passionate about sustainability, community-building, and making the world a better place. We have a community garden, organize various events throughout the month, and operate RocBnB & Hostel where we host guests like you and help them to make the most out of their visits to Rochester.
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