I have INSTANT BOOK so there is no need to ask if the place is available. If it is free on the calendar then it is free for booking. Also the price is exactly what comes up when you enter your desired dates. Best deal on Airbnb Manhattan!
I live in the apartment and you will live here also. I have many guests giving me their input and I have everything from rubbing alcohol to band-aids to scissors. Do not go to a hotel where you must purchase all these items at an expensive gift shop. Your room is live in ready. Please let me know if you need me to purchase any items before your stay.
Many travel plugs, so your devices will work in the room.
Two surge protectors (not power strips) so you can plug in all your devices without a fire.
Older iPhone charger.
Newer iPhone charger.
Android / blackberry charger.
John Frieda Full Volume Dryer with many attachments so you can dry your hair quickly and professionally without a fire.
Large full sized mirror.
Tupperware to preserve your food in the fridge.
The 24 hour express subway line can get you anywhere you need to be in the city within 10 to 15 minutes. The apartment is in a safe neighborhood so you can walk around anytime during the day or night. If your looking for clean and affordable, book now.
Your room: full size bed (sleeps two), desk, wifi internet, A/C, closet. Sheets/Towels provided. Access to the Kitchen for cooking and storage. Time Warner High Speed wireless internet. Also, self-serve complimentary morning coffee. Save money; no need for cabs because many express trains in a central location; 1 avenue away from two large supermarkets and all cooking equipment, plates silverware, Tupperware, food storage. Also complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body wash.
The layout of the apartment gives you added privacy. Nice cozy brownstone building with walk up. Just steps outside:
Starbucks, Large 24 hour Supermarket, Duane Reade, 24 hr Dunkin Donuts, Several Banks: NYSC, Chase Bank, Bank of America, Citi Bank, Carver Federal and Capitol Bank, Post Office, Public Library, Several hardware stores and much much more!
Joe was an enthusiastic and gracious host. He carried my bag all the way up the stairs to his 5th floor apartment (and back down again!). The room was clean, and he provided fresh linens and a subway map. He even shared some fresh pineapple with me! I loved that Joe gave me a set of keys so that I could come in and out as I pleased. I would recommend Joe's place to anyone who's looking for an affordable and clean room in upper Manhattan.
I was a high school student traveling for an audition at the Juilliard School.
First off, Joe met me as soon as I said I was at his apartment and insisted that he carried all of my luggage for me. I really appreciated that after a long day traveling. He showed me on the map where the nearest subway stations were and what lines I would need to take to get to Juilliard. The wireless internet worked without any problems and I was uninterrupted and kept private in my room. The bed was very comfortable and warm.
As much as I enjoyed my stay at Joe's apartment, there were some things that I did not enjoy. First was the smell of the apartment. When I walked in there was a weird smell that maybe I was not used to but weirdly enough this smell only existed in the hallway outside the room. As soon as I got in my room it was perfectly fine. Another complaint is that the desk in the room is very shaky and did not seem very stable. I was scared multiple times that I would break the desk. Finally there was this hissing noise that randomly started and stopped that was coming from a pipe in the room.
All in all it was what I paid for, a room in NYC that was extremely affordable. I really enjoyed Joe's hospitality and friendly characteristics and his words of encouragement before my audition. He even bargained a taxi driver to get me to the airport a a reduced rate! He know's how to host people properly and if you are looking for a nice cozy room to rent, this is the place to go.
This was the best weekend I've spent in the city. Joe was incredibly kind, and a very helpful host. I felt like I was at home, and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The bed was comfy, the room was nice. I look forward to staying there again!
Great host! Very helpful, strong communication, and a genuine personality.
The ONLY place to stay in NYC. Love the pad, Love the host. Feels like HOME!
Joe was fantastic. He helped me lug the suitcases my girlfriend and I had up the stairs Then spent a good hour or so going through everything we needed to know about nyc. It was a pleasure and will stay with Joe again if we return to nyc
Good stay, apartment near to subway and Joe always free to give some tips about itineraries and attractions in nyc.
Joe is an excellent host! I came late as always and he was so welcoming. This is the first airbnb I found equipped with hair driers and mobile chargers! The room was neat, the bed was big and comfortable, and I slept like a log. Shower was super hot. Conveniently with express metro it takes only 20 minutes to downtown. And I liked vibration of Harlem a lot. He is into raw-foods so anyone interested in will have a good conversation with him. There is no elevator so you will have good exercises to 5th floor but he will help you carry your luggage. Highly recommended!
I have stayed at Joe's on a number of occasions and I am always impressed by the consistency of helpfulness and hospitality on Joe's part. Joe's apartment is clean, affordable, and only a few blocks from the subway. I look forward staying at Joe's whenever I'm in NYC.
Great first time Airbnb experience. Easy to communicate with as well.