Spacious room in friendly Homestel1

Loft - Private room · Taaffe Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States

The Space

****Free trips to American Museum of Natural History***
The room is comfy with a full size bed, desk, chairs, nightstand, and a closet. It is about 150 square feet, and it feels enormous thanks to the 12-foot high ceiling. It has a glass window into the living room. It does not have a private bathroom. Bathroom will be shared.

The apartment has 2 bedrooms total, with 1 bathroom. The other room is shared between 5 people who are young travelers or interns. The living room has a wall high window giving lots of natural lights. It is an open concept living room and kitchen. Everyone hangs out together during meal time. We invested in the huge 50 inch plasma TV to have movie nights and sports nights.
We also have a cabinet full of free foods for those who are on a budget. Coffee and tea are free.

The building consists of Pratt students and friendly families. There are two elevators which are accessible at the main entrance of the building. Note: there are 3 entrances, and the main entrance is the middle or the 2nd one.
In the basement is the laundry facilities that operate by laundry card.

My place is at Classon on the G train, which comes every 7-10 minutes during the day, and every 20-30 minutes after midnight and weekends. There are more than 5 bus lines around to go to downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburgh, Brooklyn Museum, and other places. It is a couple blocks away from Pratt Institute. C-town, our grocery store is at the corner of the block, so less than a 4-min walk away.

It usually takes me 30 minutes from door to door (counting time in the elevator also) to SoHo or Union Square, and about 35 minutes to 40 minutes to Times Square.

I call my place Homestel because I want everyone to feel at home, and treat my place as their home.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Hannah was very nice. We didn´t see her much, but the communication via mail was pretty easy. One evening Hannah cooked vietnamese for us. Delicious!
    The room was not in her own apartment but just down the floor. With us in the apartment stayed 5 other people from different countries which was very nice and sharing the bathroom went well.
    For the low price the room was good.

    September 2013
  • The apartment was really nice and clean to a light traveler's level. However one thing that I wanna point out which is the room doesn't really have an AC but the living room has one. So if you are like me and need your privacy in the room you might feel not very comfortable since you'll have to leave the door open so you can get some of the AC's air! Over all it was a good stay!

    September 2013
  • Very reasonably priced room and the location was good for getting around and felt relatively safe.

    For the price you get what you pay for - sheets were a bit stained and bed was a bit lumpy. The bathroom was also quite grimey (think this was partly to do with the standards of the longer term guests staying here) and the shower broke on my first night but one of the other guests fixed it.

    The other people staying were a bit of a mix between very friendly and weirdly rude, but as we were out and about most of the time this wasn't much of a problem.

    September 2013
  • Nice place, nice neighbourhood. Not too far from Manhattan, but still quiet enough to rest and disconnect from the great city. Specially indicated for young travellers who do not care to share a place with many different people.

    August 2013
  • Had a wonderful stay with Hannah. She was very quick to get me situated with everything I needed. The price is outstanding, and it's a quick walk to the G train. There are often other people sharing the apartment, and it was a younger crowd for my visit. Thirty something visitors who insist on a totally private place may not find it ideal, but there are solo rooms (with your own fridge) that gave me plenty of privacy. And if you're visiting New York, why hang out in the apartment all day? Perfect place for budget travelers who want a great location for exploring Brooklyn at a great price. Hannah even made me some Pho one night, a famously delicious Vietnamese soup. Had a great stay. Recommended.

    August 2013
  • hi hannah,
    we loved her apartament and the localization in brooklyn, a wondeful place.
    the other guests also were excellent people. we hadn't any problem.
    tati and i had very good moments there.
    thanks for all

    July 2013
  • The room was correct as stated in the ad. However, the apartment was really dirty, is uncomfortable sharing a kitchen between seven people. Besides the kitchen did not work and had only a few alternative electric stoves.

    The biggest drawback of the apartment is that we paid for a private room but we shared a single bathroom with five more.

    On the other hand, we expected that the owner of the accommodation was living in this apartment in order to control what was done there and talk with her in case something happened but it was not possible because she lives in another apartment.

    June 2013
  • Hannah was very nice and hospitable. The private room was satisfactory, large and comfortable. I kept having to delay my check-in time and date but Hannah was able to accommodate the changes on short notice.

    June 2013
  • The private room was great, clean, lots of space, locks so you can leave your stuff inside during the day. Location is awesome, just a couple-minute walk from G train. Hannah was a lovely and laid-back host, did her best to make sure I was comfortable and let me check out a little late b/c there was no one coming in the following night- I had a night flight, so really appreciated not having to lug stuff all over NYC that last day.

    June 2013
  • Nice place, good location.
    But a little bit dirty, because there was many people in the apartment.

    the private room has no window, so warm at night.

    June 2013
    Response from Hanh&Friends:

    Sorry Thomas,
    It was a crowded bathroom; hence, I was able to give an affordable price for my place. I also have a 24,000Btu AC that can cool off the whole apartment. It does have a glass window into the living room. Since it is a loft, it is a character of the apartment.

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I moved to California after highschool in Vietnam. Then I moved to New York after college in San Jose. I want to become an entrepreneur, and work on opening my hostel in Brooklyn in the near future. It has been a year since I rent out my apartment on airbnb. I met many interesting people all around the world. At this moment, I am in California, hoping to start my own food truck, and non-profit organization. My friend Stephanie who travels around the world with her silk in now in charge of my place. We hope you will enjoy your stay with us.
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