Couch for Surfers #3

Apartment - Shared room · W 74th St, New York, NY 10023, United States
Monica And  Chandler ,,,,,,,,,,,(Support ADA) .,,,,,,,

Quiet in back of building private sleeping loft
And barter discount for cleaning and juicing

Your host, Monica And Chandler ,,,,,,,,,,,(Support ADA) .,,,,,,,
7 Reviews
Response rate: 56%
Response time: a few days or more

Quiet in back of building private sleeping loft
And barter discount for cleaning and juicing

The Space

Quiet clean very easy going enviorment no loud music or smoking very upscale building in rich neighborhood

Private office to work in available

Room type: Shared room
Bed type: Couch
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 8 nights
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  • el lugar es una pocilga, re mugriento, la cocina es imposible usarla mucha mugre, la heladera da asco dejar algo ahí adentro, hace años q no se limpia, les recomiendo usar el baño de arriba, porq el de el da asco. Mónica no existe, Chandler es un viejo asqueroso q duerme de día y esta despierto de noche, no te deja dormir, hace ruidos extraños, se tira pedos, tiene actitudes sospechosas, debe de decirte las cosas en la cara, te manda mails, se come la comida q dejas a la vista, te revisa las cosas, no lo recomiendo! lo único bueno es la ubicación, q estas a dos pasos del central park ,pero es lo único rescatable la ubicación!

    April 2014
    Monica And  Chandler ,,,,,,,,,,,(Support ADA) .,,,,,,,
    Response from Monica And Chandler ,,,,,,,,,,,(Support ADA) .,,,,,,,:

    This is totally nonsense... years since kitchen clean? a week maybe.. maybe some couch surfers could offer to clean one time not all the time but one time, anyway if its dirty she should say something I dont like unhappy guests.

    Goes through stuff that is a another lie.. while she was here two girls put there stuff litterly everywhere on ever table they used all my chairs and desks.. They would do make -up for 3 hours every morning. so I might have moved some stuff to make room but go through lie.

    people leave food out for days sometimes,, right now stuff in the fridge for a week Idont know whos' it is , I dont know how she judges strange attitudes? Im a new yorker , treat all guests like family with respect.,

    SHe was very anti social didnt speak any english I tried to get her together with some other guests to no be alone all the time,
    I dont know if I would recoommend her if she is so angry and writes such mean half truths.
    I watch Jimmy Swagger all day on sundays sometimes I guess thats suspicous.
    anyway I think if she travels more , maybe hosts some couch sufters she will get a different attidute.
    Disgusting old man what does that mean? old man I m thning gray hair, disgusting?
    Dont let you sleep ? never heard this before, I work at 6 am sometimes thats not middle of the night maybe 5
    Sends emails... she doesnt communitcate sometimes I have to informa guest of seomthign I might have sent one or two messages
    But I am too old to be hosting all these people but, I like having lots of people around, I could (email hidden)y plus free room or couch

    and for a model yes she's really mean but not that pretty

    April 2014
  • I had a great time there! Charles is great and the apartment is right next to the central park and near everything you (website hidden) is comfortable and warm. You won't find any better location for this price.
    Nina and Tango (dog and cat) are very sweet :-)
    I recommend this place for sure! I had a great time with Charles and other tenants. Thanks for everything Charles!

    March 2014
  • Though the space is advertised as Monica & Chandler's space, this particular space is owned exclusively by Chandler, or "Charles," who stays in the same space as his tenants.
    The space is one main room and a smaller computer room.The main room is always very badly lit, and though beds, couches, and the floor are often clear the rest of the space (counters, tables, etc. in both the main room and computer room) is cluttered. The kitchen is the worst area, making it difficult if not impossible to cook. I personally did not during my stay, and only saw one traveller (out of the 9 or 10 that I encountered) actually use it to cook.
    I spent a lot of my time in the computer room, as it had adequate lighting and by the evening Charlie was already asleep in the main room. However, it was often 56 degrees, so I had to make heavy use of the small radiator, which even on high was insufficient.
    While I was sick and with a fever, Charlie kindly let me stay in a separate room that he owned which had better heating than the computer room or the main room.
    Charlie has two dogs and a cat. I cannot recommend staying here if you have allergies.
    There were a few instances in which I would ask Charlie a question about house rules or about new tenants face-to-face, and he would simply ignore me - not answer and walk away, even after I asked 3 times in a row. He confronted me about house rules exclusively through email and/or text message and often came off as rude: "Try to keep that heater on low and door open it's not that cold" (in the 56-degree room); "All those clothes everywhere, it's a bit depressing, like a homeless lives there" (regarding my pile of possessions, which I had nowhere else to store).
    In one instant I had a takeout container of pasta with my pile of possessions, which was gone in the morning. I found out later after asking Charlie if he had touched it that he had put it in the toaster oven without my consent.
    There were a couple of instances in which I walked into the room and his clothes was strewn over my pile.

    Charlie hosts anywhere from one to five or six tenants at a time. I made friends with people from Spain, Holland, Denmark, and New Zealand.

    Overall, I am thankful that I got to stay here as otherwise I wouldn't have been able to stay in New York for the entire month that I did for such a low price. The location is beautiful, literally 5 minutes away from Central Park and very close to a upper middle class shopping district with a Trader Joe's. However, the stay was a mixed bag, and not for everyone. I have tried to be as factual as possible here for the sake of transparency for future reference.

    February 2014
  • Für erfahrene Traveller ist Chandler alias Charles ein authentischer und origineller Ort um zu nächtigen. Mit meinen 3-4 Mitbewohnern plus Charles, Katze und Hund war die kleine Wohnung ganz schön voll. Meine Mitbewohner waren lustige und aufgestellte Genossen. Insgesamt war ich nach 2.5 Wochen soweit, dass ich die letzten Tage in NYC zur Erholung lieber in einem gewöhnlichen, geordneten Hostel verbringen wollte. Eines sage ich Euch, bei Monica und Chandler zu vegetieren ist eine Erfahrung fürs Leben ;-)

    November 2013
  • I stayed with Chandler for 1 month to work and fine a new home. I had an additional mattress which was located in a small area on top of the kitchen -reachable through a ladder in the closet - and is separated with curtains giving a bit of privacy.

    The location of the apartment is incredible - I used to walk to work through central park. The mattress is not great, but sufficient. Bathroom is 2 flights upstairs and okay.

    Chandler is a bit quirky, but very friendly and always tries to help with any of your needs/questions.

    Overall a great stay in NYC and very good value for money.

    August 2013
  • I was in this house for 23 days. Even though I arrived at his home at 0200 AM, he waited for me.
    It's really quiet place and also location is awesome. Just 30 second, you can reach Central Park by walk. Go 2 blocks down(St.) then there is subway station. (A,C,B,D - No 'Express'!). and Host is really great person. He will help you out for everything you need. BUT if you are very obsessed with cleanliness, I would not recommend you.

    Very Cheap Price & Great Location in Manhattan.

    I'd like to stay here again when I go to Manhattan in the future.

    February 2013
  • Charles was a very generous host. I stayed with him for a month, which gave me time to search for an apartment. If it were not for his listing, I doubt that I would have been able to move to New York. The apartment is safe and the location is great. It is less than a block from central park and within walking distance to midtown.

    November 2012
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Me polish law student he Real Estate Manager He vegetarian, green party, spiritual healthy living. Mr Dog and Miss Cat Discount for seniors,students and handicapped. Gay friendly. dont ask dont tell Looking for someone to exchange place to stay and some money to help with guests I was a traveller anything you need i will do my best to provide. I dont like unhappy guests so please ask. Im on Hospitalityclub as qkl9 This is New York a very noisy city make sure your room is in back of building . even quiet streets get garbage trucks at 6 am small traffic jams and honking.... All my rooms are in the back get a good nights sleep and may you have a blessed stay in New York this guy raised someone from the dead .. and healed lots of people.. he is board certified surgeon and works in a hospital not in some clininc in Africa (website hidden)(phone number hidden) this guy found easy cure for cancer (website hidden) (website hidden)(phone number hidden) Americans are the worst people on the planet, we have people in prision for petty offenses serving life sentances.. white people going to prison maybe a short time 4 months for nothing.. and 4 months in a NYC prison well.. Help americans open their hearts or show in art and movies the blackness of our hearts.. We are a police state and its all NY city to blame.. open your eyes and open your mouth and say something. becasue it has come and is coming to a village near you. Police sent to a 5 years olds house for an overdue book little girl crying CHildren arrested 8 year old becasue he said he thought the teacher was pretty Police hold 9 year old for custody for 8 hours becasue he had a fight with another little boy Trayvon Martin Police didnt tell his parents about his body for 3 days.. This is a war on Citizens by the uber rich and Larry Elisons and Bill and Melinda Gates the Wendy WIlliams and STar Jones of this world Alons ela de la partria la jua de gloria et arrive countre vous de la tyrannia ALons Citoen forme vous battalioin No snoring guests will be asked to move to loft bed or to leave Dont ask dont Tell concerning your love life
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