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An Affordable Escape: University City Private Room
An Affordable Escape: University City Private Room

Private room

6 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

An Affordable Escape near 3500 Spring Garden Street.

Private bedroom with a full-size bed, AC, TV, WIFI, closet, and door lock.
Guest share kitchen and bathroom with hosts.
Additional Guests share the living room on futons.
Free street parking, Bus, regional train and subway stations within walking distance.
College Campus Security guards patrol neighborhood 24/hr.
Independent check-In After 3 pm, Check-Out Before 10:30 AM
We accept one reservation at a time.

The space

While this is not a luxury estate, it is the perfect home for those who are looking for a simple, cozy place to stay for an affordable price.

The house is a couple of blocks north of 35th and Spring Garden Street. 1.6 Miles to The University Of Pennsylvania (a 15-20 minute walk.)

One full-size bed in the guest room for two, one queen size futon bed in the living room fits two, and two twin size beds set up in the lounge five guests for an affordable stay.
Only one reservation at a time.

The house is a row home with a full-size kitchen, living room, bathroom and guest room available for use.

Our house is set up to accommodate each guest while providing each reservation the privacy that they need.

Guest access

Guest Room: The guest room has a full-size memory foam bed with a loft bed on top. We provide clean bedding, a TV (television) with Netflix and Amazon Prime, a closet, and a dresser. There is a door with a lock and a seasonal fan. This room fits two guests while the living room can fit four.

Bathroom: The bathroom holds all essential amenities, including fresh towels, filtered shower water, shampoo, soap, and travel needs. Guests will need to squeegee excess water off shower walls after showering.

Kitchen: The kitchen is available for use. You are free to move anything around that you need to, and I just ask that you put all food and plates away (in cabinets or refrigerator) after use. I tend to leave items in this room, but if you need me to move anything, I will.

Living Room: Used for leisure, but it provides space for additional guests. The couch is an Ikea Beddinge Futon that fits two guests. There is also two twin size futon for reservations over four (4). Bedding will be available for each guest, but feel free to bring any items you may need.

Interaction with guests

We host every night of the year, so we are very used to and comfortable with having guests. We will do our best to make sure you have everything you need for a cozy environment.

There is a chance we will not be there for your arrival. You must read and respond to the message sent you before arrival. This message will explain everything you need to know.

Other things to note

- Children at any age count as a guest.

- No third party booking without prior approval.

- No discounts or waves fees are available.

-Come and go as you please after check in, no need to ask

- Additional guests, you will need to set up the futon and airbed.

- There are no exceptions to refunds if the fault is the guest, (example: If a guest though the house has two rooms, private listing, etc.) So be sure to know your listing before booking.

-Unregistered guests will result in a full security deduction fee.

- Do your thing, as we will do ours!

The space
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $12
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 3%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

- Children at any age count as a guest.
- Check in is (strictly) Anytime After 2:30 p.m., check out is before 10:30 a.m.
- No Smoking Inside House: Smoking is only allowed in the backyard ( not inside the house ).
- No international calls or texts (fees will be reversed)
-Come and go as you, please, no need to ask. If you require a later check-out time, we can work something out.
-Unregistered guests will result in a full security deduction fee.
* - For additional guests, you will need to set up the futon and airbed. Directions and bed sheets will be provided in the living room for your use.

Basic guidelines (that seem silly, but really help).
- Please remove your shoes at the front door and place inside the shoe bin. (carpets are hard to clean.)
- Always be sure to shut fully and lock the front door using both locks.
- Turn off all lights as you exit a room.
- Squeegee the bathroom walls after showering to help with humidity.
- Return living room bed/futon to couch position after use.

Security Deposit charges
These charges are due to past experiences.
- A full security deposit charge for damaged, spills, or broken items.
- $100 charge if the lock is unlocked or if the door is left open.
- Leaving lights on: $15



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

381 Reviews

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Paola User Profile
June 2017
Good position, kind hosts. The room is really small, and it isn't exactly as the images show. In fact, there is a double bunk bed instead of a double bed. The house is nice but untidy. I would recommend this place for a short staying.

Trevonna User Profile
June 2017
If you love to travel for the authenticity of a City, A's home is the place. The neighborhood gave me a great feel of Philly folks. Super nice yet minding their own. I came to visit a couple friends in West Philly and decided to stay with A. Near transit that get you to center city quick, which I used most of my stay, so I was never far from anything. And the bed, super comfy and the cute little salt lamp made my night sleep so peaceful. Outside of what A place has to offer, they are very good and quick with communication. They thoroughly explained any question or issues I may have had. I really enjoyed my stay, if I visit Philly and need a place to stay again, I'll choose here.

Sean User Profile
June 2017
A was a great host, and was super organised with the details! Neighbourhood was nice being out of the main city! Nice cosy place just outside of Philadelphia!

Shelby User Profile
June 2017
Convenient, affordable location. Host is pleasant and provided us with everything we needed. Thanks for opening your home to us!

Liza User Profile
June 2017
Cozy room and very comfortable bed in a great location in Philly. Definitely a great value and hosts were very easy to communicate with for check in and check out.

Vicente User Profile
June 2017
The hosts are very attentive

Simon User Profile
June 2017
They are the perfect hosts if you enjoy freedom and space, as we did. As hosts, they rarely talked to us in person because everything was already laid out for us and ready-for-use. They provided helpful instructions (and they are written out even in the room itself). The key-code type door allowed for ease of access without the fear of losing keys or having to knock. The location was a 10 minute drive away from most areas in the city where one would want to visit and is safe as far as we experienced. Great location, place as advertised, and amazing hosts.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · Joined in August 2012
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