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A separate bedroom with a large comfortable double bed. The living space. Free wifi to keep you connected (computer not included)
Bastille -Night Life/ Market/ Metro
Bastille -Night Life/ Market/ Metro
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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My humble apartment is the perfect Parisian getaway. Comfortably fitting a couple (sofa bed for a 3rd if needed). The lively neighbourhood is filled with restaurants and bars, otherwise, grab some fresh food from the market. Close metro and Bastille

The space

Cute little apartment in Bastille, in the very atmospheric neighbourhood around Place d'Aligre.

Around the corner from the fresh food market Place d'Aligre, where you can pick up great cheap fresh food to cook yourself a lovely meal. Less than 10min and you'll arrive at the Bastille. There are lots of bars nearby a Michelin restaurant just downstairs, along with cheaper restaurants too.

The whole apartment is offered including a nice comfortable queen bed as well as a fold out couch (a good one, not an uncomfortable one that hurts your back). You can use the kitchen to cook and there's a washing machine (no dryer) to wash your clothes. Shower and toilet are inside the apartment (don't laugh, some french apartments still share a toilet per floor). Don't be surprised if space is a little smaller than what you might expect in other cities. Paris is a very densely populated city, but at 25m2, it's actually quite large for its kind in Paris. The views from the 4th-floor windows lead into the street where you can spy on all the activity flowing along the street.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire apartment as I won't be present whilst you are there.

Interaction with guests

If I am not at the apartment to meet you, I will leave the key in a secure location so you can let yourself in. If you stay for longer than ten days I will come in and change your sheets during the middle of your stay.

Other things to note

Building Date : 1850
Size : 25sqm
Level : 4th (5th for Americans)
Lift : No

The street is lively with bars and restaurants... this means there is noise from the street, especially in Summer.
My bathroom is good to have a shower in. Americans will find it small, along with everything else in Europe.
Someone once complained that my fridge smelt like cheese... I do live in Paris after all. So if you are offended by cheese I would recommend changing your plans and visiting England instead.
People have said my apartment is dusty. I vacuum regularly and dust often and have even bought an air modifier. However, Paris has topped the most polluted cities in 2016, so I can't do much more than I already do.
Do not expect a hotel... I live here, I love it, and I am sure you will too, as long as you realise there is no concierge, room service, no maid. I clean and maintain the apartment to a high level myself.

License or registration number

7511200125657
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Amenities
Internet
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Kitchen

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 5PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox
Security deposit is $242

Respect the neighbours and keep things quiet after midnight. The entire apartment lives in close contact with each other and the walls aren't the thickest walls in the world.

Please only flush toilet paper. The pipes in France are very small, and this is an old apartment. DO NOT flush tampons, condoms, earbuds, last night's dinner, socks, hair, little statues of the Eiffel Tower into the toilet. It WILL block the toilet, and then you will be swimming in excrement. Speaking from experience here, maybe not the Eiffel Tower bit, but please, nothing into the toilet apart from toilet paper.

I live in this flat, and everything in it is very precious to me, so please respect it as you would you own.


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47 Reviews

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Victoria User Profile
July 2017
The apartment is really nice and fits perfectly for 3 people. My friends and I had a great stay there and the host was very helpful with contact and giving us necessary information

Ashley User Profile
March 2017
Great location for the places I wanted to visit while in Paris while being on a budget. Alexander was very helpful with directions to and from the airport and with the best way to get around.

Carolyn User Profile
November 2016
Alexander was an excellent host. He and Anni, his co-host, communicated wonderfully with me ahead of my arrival and before check-out. The apartment was just as described and easy to access the metro and had lots of restaurants nearby. There are helpful notes all over the apartment to explain where things are and Alexander also provided 1 adapter for the US plugs. The only things you may want to be aware of before booking (which Alexander notes, but it is easy to not think of when booking): you must physically be able to climb four flights with your luggage to reach it, as there is no lift; the bathroom and shower are small and a plus size person may find it difficult to maneuver (I'm an XL american size and did ok, but any larger might be tough); there are two bars on the street with people outside smoking/talking until about 12-1 am and the noise can float up - my friend used her white noise app on her phone to cancel it out. I would recommend this place to my friends if they asked where to stay.

Steven User Profile
November 2016
Alexander was a wonderful host. He left a welcome gift for my girlfriend and I, and was incredibly responsive throughout the course of our stay in his flat. The apartment is exactly as advertised, and the neighborhood was vibrant. We very much enjoyed our stay and simply could not recommend him any more highly.

Matthew User Profile
November 2016
Alexander was a very welcoming and helpful host. While I did not meet him, his apartment was everything as expected and located in a great and lively area! Glad we could stay here. Very close to the metro too which was helpful. Overall a great place

Karen User Profile
May 2016
Alexander's place was quirky and fun. The beds were great. He provided some things in the refrigerator and cupboards for us which I really appreciated. The location was close to the subway and had lots of cafes, a boulangerie and market close by.

Sara And Greg User Profile
April 2016
Alexander's place was great, very central and had everything we needed. He was very flexible with us needing to modify our dates and we had a lovely stay!

Paris, FranceJoined in August 2010
Alexander User Profile

I'm a photographer that loves to travel the world. I think the most interesting place I have ever been would be Zanzibar off the East African coast. It's a wonderful place with such a mix of cultures, making it a melting pot of Africa, the west and the east. I guess I'd say my motto is "Je ne sais pas où je vais, oh ça je l’ai jamais bien su - Mais si jamais je le savais, je crois bien que je n’irai plus". I don't know where I am going, or if I ever will know, but if I do, I don't know I would want to go there.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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