About This Listing
Room for rent in a three bedroom Astoria apartment. The large room features a king size bed, a large closet with shelving, large windows for great sunlight, a TV with cable and has its own lock on the door for secure privacy. The other two bedrooms are occupied by other Airbnb guests who share a bathroom and kitchen/common area with you. The kitchen is communal and has a refrigerator and a table with chairs for eating, lounging etc. The kitchen is fully equipped with all needed for cooking, eating etc. As well there is free WIFI internet throughout the house. The landlord (Elvis) lives Around the corner and is always around to meet/greet guests and take care any problems that may arise. The apt is a 10 minute walk to the N/Q Broadway Ave Subway stop and 20 minutes outside of midtown Manhattan. It is also conveniently located close to 24 hr supermarket, shops, cafes, bars and a five minute walk to The Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park. Located in Astoria/ Long Island City, one of the safest neighborhoods in all of New York City! We also have a cleaning lady that comes regularly to clean the premises.
Things we provide: clean sheets, blankets, pillows, hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels.
In order to stay economical we do not provide towels, however, if you need them you could rent them at $3 per towel, which can be paid in cash at check in. Just please let us know in advance.
Hope to see you soon : )
Please leave the room as you found it and clean up after yourself in the common areas. There is no smoking in the house, however there is an outdoor space for smoking. As well, you are responsible to empty out your own small trash can in your bedroom if it gets full and replace the plastic bag which are located in the kitchen. The filled up garbage bag can be tossed in the garbage can outside. Please leave the place as you found it with exception to normal wear and tear.
Die Unterkunft war super! Und das Zimmer gross (wir hatten Zimmer Nr 2) Wir hatten nie Probleme mit den anderen AirBnb Gäste. Die Lage war gut, die Subway Station war ca. 10 min entfernt, was für uns aber gut war, da wir auf dem Weg dorthin immer noch in die Cafe's konnten. Die Nachbarschaft war freundlich und wir fühlten uns sehr wohl, fast schon wie zuhause. Von der Subway aus, war man immer schnell am Ziel. Was wir noch gerne erwähnen wollen ist, das Elvis der Gastgeber sehr hilfsbereit war. Er schrieb innerhalb von 5 min immer zurück und war uns eine super Stütze für alles. Kann diese Unterkunft nur weiterempfehlen!
Das Zimmer an sich war in Ordnung. WLAN und ein Fernseher sind vorhanden. Es sind noch zwei weitere Zimmer in der kleinen Wohnung sodass sich bis zu sechs Leute das Bad teilen müssen. Die Kommunikation mit Elvis war sehr gut. Er hat mir alle Fragen per Mail schnell beantwortet und war sehr nett. Gesehen habe ich ihn nie. Leider ist die Wohnung ziemlich dreckig und so gut wie alles kaputt. Den Dreher für das warme Wasser in der Dusche mussten wir immer erst mit dem taschenmesser fest Schrauben da ansonsten kein warmes Wasser gekommen wäre. Der Herd war leider wirklich ekelhaft, da überall Fettspritzen waren, die niemand gesäubert hat. Auch der Kühlschrank war sehr dreckig und mochte nichts dort hineinstellen. Zur nächsten Subway läuft man ca. 15 Minuten. Zu empfehlen wenn man wirklich nur dort schlafen will. Wer Wert auf Sauberkeit legt sollte diese Wohnung meiden!!!
Suki and Elvis were very welcoming in letting me stay at their place in Astoria. A 10 minute walk from the Broadway station, they gave clear instructions on the house rules and the manual. The room itself is ok, it feels mostly like it's a work in progress, certainly the shower area is one thing that needs some improvement. For something that's relatively inexpensive, it's a reasonable bargain. Other than that and a few other things, the location and the room itself is good for standard budget travelers looking to spend some time in NYC.
The bedroom is large and as advertised. The bed is comfy and it's pretty spacious. It was great for the two of us. The walls are really thin so you pretty much hear everything, but most of the week we found it fine. There was definitely a full house the whole week we were there (see below about bathroom...)
Elvis is very nice and helped us get into the space before it was officially clean and ready for us.
The bathroom was a bit of a mess. The holder for the shower nozzle is broken, making showering a bit of a challenge. The hot water nozzle is also a bit wonky, water was spilling out and the handle got very hot. This should all probably be looked at. I also agree with other people that it's a lot of people staying in one place for one small bathroom... We found it challenging to get in to shower at times.
We didn't use the kitchen really. The neighborhood itself is chill and nice. About a 10-minute walk to the subway and easily accessible to LaGuardia.
I think a little TLC given to the bathroom and sprucing up the room a little and it would be a beyond excellent room for rent.
Overall our stay was good. I stayed in room 2 with my friend for 6 days, and the bedroom/bathroom/kitchen area were as pictured. The bed was huge so there was plenty of room. There was also a little closet space. Never tried the TV or wifi, so not sure how they worked(didn't need it). We had no trouble sharing the space with the other guests, everyone was very courteous. The apartment is in a pretty safe area, 10-15 min walking distance from the subway. Some nights we would take a cab if we didn't want to walk back in the dark, it was around a 6$ cab fare. It was located near plenty of little food places and general stores.
The only problem we had was with the shower, on about our third night there the hot water nozzle broke off the shower and it almost flooded. After a few minutes we were able to temporarily fix it, but the shower didn't work for the next couple days. I contacted Suzi and Elviz and two days later it was fixed, but we did have to go a couple nights without a shower. That was the only downside to our stay, but they responded and fixed it, though not as soon as we would have hoped.
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About the Host, Suki And Elvis
We are a young professional couple who live in NYC and rent out rooms and apts through Airbnb. Elvis was born in Croatia and came to NYC as a 7 year old kid. While Suki was born in Serbia and has been in NYC for a year now. We call Astoria, New York our home and make a great team together. Suki is a part time student at La Guardia college while Elvis works in real estate. We are down to earth people, who are very family oriented and love meeting people from all over the world. We make sure your stay is a nice and comfortable one. We treat you the way we like to be treated when we travel. We have about 10 bedrooms for rent and 3 apts, all in the New York City area. Our home is your home and we hope to see you soon : ).