Historic charm near downtown

House - Shared room · Athens Avenue Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30310, United States
Your host, Tim
27 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Hostel style home in a historic neighborhood close to downtown Atlanta and Marta bus stop is across the street. Train station is a 15 min walk. Super laid back accommodations free Wifi and cable Tv nice hot shower all linen and towels provided fully equiped kitchen and washer dryer for your use. Plenty of extra mattresses for additional guests

Room type: Shared room
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $175 /week
Monthly Price: $600 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Super nice room with TV and couch in a beautiful historic house. I would definitely come back. Thanks Tim

    June 2014
  • Tim was extremely nice and the house was great. The bed I stayed on was probably one of the most comfortable beds I have ever been on! I would definitely recommend and definitely stay again.

    June 2014
  • Met great people and had a good time. The home was comfortable. Shared bathrooms and bedrooms. However the house was not in the safest neighborhood. I would recommend driving or taking a taxi if you were coming home at night.

    June 2014
  • Tim was amazing in every way! Friendly, accommodating and very cheeky, he made sure all my needs were met. The house was charming and a short easy bus ride to the MARTA station, where you can get to all the sights in minutes. I miss Atlanta and my cute bedroom already!

    June 2014
  • Nice place! You have everything you need there.

    May 2014
  • It was an amazing experience! The place was very clean and safety and I had the oportunity to visit all main touristic points using MARTA (Atlant public transportation), CNN, World of Coca-Cola, Zoo, Georgia Aquarium and Fernbank museum of natural history.
    BRASILEIROS: Boas acomodações com um custo muito baixo, sendo bem localizado para o uso de transporte público.

    May 2014
  • DO NOT STAY HERE OR AT ANY LOCATION OWNED BY TIM! Instead of telling me that he didn't have a shared room available (for $25), he decided to put a bed in a hallway in order to make money. Not only was it a hallway, but it was the hallway where the side door was that was shot at in January. It also was the hallway to where an occupied room was. Therefore, that person had to walk through "my space" whenever they exited their room. When complaining to Tim, he showed me his only other available space at another house. It was a bug infested, very dirty, unfinished basement, which he apparently told the renters was the fourth bedroom. It is clear that he does not know how to run a hostel and he's just after the money no matter how he can get it. Also, the location is not a great neighborhood and you can't walk to anything. The last two nights he gave me an individual room and his argument is that that room should have been $50 or then he said $99 a night and he didn't make me pay anything else. I would have stayed in a shared room for $25, but there wasn't other guests staying that I could share a room with. It also doesn't make up for 4 sleepless nights in a hallway when I could have stayed at a cheap hotel had they not been sold out by this time. I would strongly suggest not staying here!!!!

    May 2014
  • Tim is a great host. The house is clean and well kept and right next to transportation. The area may seem a bit eerie but the house is not deep within the neighborhood which helps. Whenever I return to Atlanta I will be staying with Tim.

    April 2014
  • I was happy to discover hostel options in Atlanta, close to the downtown area. I was also happy that this hostel did not have an age maximum or a requirement for dormers to be international. I have stayed at hostels before, so I felt like I knew what to expect. I was somewhat disappointed with the hostel when I arrived. The outdoor space, fire pit, and veranda spaces are as advertised, but there was virtually no open space inside the house itself. The kitchen is cozy and has a table that seats three, max. On rainy Sundays with nothing to do, this can feel pretty cramped. By my last day, we were on the brink of having no toilet paper at all in either bathroom. The picture of the bed posted with this hostel is not necessarily what is received. I believe it is meant to be a private space for higher-paying dormers. I had anticipated receiving what was pictured, since it was attached to the budget price I was paying. The house was a bit cold. That being said, because I am female, and all of the other budget-stayers were male, a space was created for me where I could have a bit more privacy. I was grateful for this, as it was more comfortable for me. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes and utensils. There is a washer and dryer so you don't have to tote around dirty clothes. I enjoyed the diverse group of people with whom I came in contact. The house is very close to public transportation. (I suggest getting a day pass or a week pass before you arrive. It makes travelling far easier!) If you're looking to go do things on your own or if you are looking to make new friends and maybe do a few things together, a hostel stay will suit either mood. Tim typically stops by and checks on things each day. The stay was pretty decent, but I probably wouldn't stay at this hostel again. I really don't mind cramped sleeping quarters if there is more public space.

    March 2014
  • I booked the room when I was in the taxi on my way to the airport and Tim came back to me immediately with the few questions that I had. I'm an experienced traveller however it was very comforting to know he lives just 5 or 6 minutes away. When I eventually met him, he was very friendly and likes to get to know people himself. The place itself is clean with all the amenities you could expect in a regular home. There are some long term lodgers that can give you the lay of the land also. I would recommend this for anyone that is nipping into ATL for just a few nights or if you're I town for long periods (a month say). Wifi included. Outstanding value for money!!

    January 2014
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Kennesaw State University
Hospitality Manager
I am a very relaxed and easygoing and open minded guy looking to host people and make new friends around the world. I have always wanted to work in the hospitality industry since I was a kid it was a dream of mine to own my own bed and Breakfast. I lived in my home on Tift Ave for almost eleven years. I have hosted many friends and travelers from around the world in my historic home. Now that I found out about Air BNB, I am opening my home to you. I now have four properties close to downtown Atlanta two in historic Capital View neighborhood and two in Historic Adair Park neighborhood. they are both very close to downtown and walking distance from the marta train station and bus stops so Its very easy to get around the city without the need for a car. Several of the homes also can be booked entirely for larger groups.I also have many hostel spaces available great for travelers on a budget. I love to share travel stories drink good wine and eat good food. I like almost anything as far as food goes and red and white white alike as well (email hidden). I really don't have any major rules just be a polite guest as I will be a great host and even show you around if you need me to. I also love the outdoors and know some great places to hike in Atlanta. I also love to cook, drink wine or beers and eat good food and have a Nice large kitchen for you to make yourself at home in as well as each house has a great private backyard and fire pit and large front porches, The house I live at on Tift Ave has a hot tub that's great for skinny dipping and also has 3 cats and a small dog you will love. My other properties do not have any animals unless a guest happens to have one.
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