i have a small, clean room i am renting in a busy, safe neighborhood, right off manhattan's main street (broadway) and in the back of the building, so it's quiet in the apartment.
i'm located between 2 big avenues with public transportation. subway is across the street, on broadway as well as buses, which also run up and down amsterdam(both directions). 24 hr food, liquor stores, laundry, hardware, restaurants, t-mobile(for sim cards), etc. all right here. 30min travel time by subway to east village (8st N,R,W trains) 15 minutes to times square 5-10 minutes to central park.
located on the 1st floor of building.
room has a twin size loft bed, and a small futon beneath it. rent alone and use futon as couch or bed, or sleeps 2.
* no pets please
* be prepared to pay $35 in case you lose the keys.
* this a cheap way to visit manhattan, but it is a private residence; you are responsible for cleaning up after yourself, or chip in for housecleaning services. (very important, I've had horrible luck with slobs, I am not a slob.)
* this may be redundant, but i have had problems with guests making a mess in the kitchen and bathroom and NOT cleaning up after themselves. THIS IS NOT A HOTEL, you are a guest in my home, please CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. i can offer some concierge type services, but if you don't want to clean up after yourself, go book your stay at a hotel and pay extra for it. please be clean and respectful in my home as i will show you respect and hospitality and provide you with a clean place to live, cook, and sleep.
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that is, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Hi, are xx-xx dates available?
check the calendar, if there's availability, feel free to make a booking.
Where are you located??
ugh! check the tab on this listing that says "maps", that will show you where i live, and where you will be located in relation to wherever you would like to visit.
How far away are you from X?
again, look at the "maps" tab on this listing. do you know the address? i have mentioned in the listing description above how far the travel time is from my place to other parts of town. but you can always check with the nyc public transit "mta trip planner" (search for it online as i cannot post links here, sorry) to see how long it will take to get from the address in question to the 137 st/city college stop.
can i use the kitchen??
as i mentioned in this listing's description, YES
does your place have a bathroom??
seriously??? no, i go outside in the alleyway to wash & relieve myself, even in the winter, when it's freezing cold out. this is nyc after all, many of us are still without indoor plumbing.
do i get keys?
is it a private bedroom?
is there a curfew?
I found my stay very enjoyable to say the very least and
most importantly, I learned so much.
I am very happy with the coice of ssamers appartment. The communication between ssamaer and me was great. I got the answers of my question very fast and helped as best as he could. Sally who lived there was very nice and polite. Her recommendations were good and i liked it to talk with her. Finally is this place very good for this price. Everything is exactly same how you see it on the pictures.
Good value for money and location is great. Sally was our main point of contact and her knowledge on New York City and its history is amazing! Keys are provided and no curfew. Some cleaning/tiding up required to make the place more appealing.
Excellent value for the money, imagine a youth hostel but you get a private room. It is a tiny space (which is more or less irrelevant for NYC anyway) but very convenient if you are traveling on a budget and only need a place to crash at night. Sally is very nice and knowledgeable of the city, and Sameer was very quick to respond and accessible at all times. Thanks!
It's was our firts experience Airbnb. The apartment is well located. The metro is very close. The neighborhood is quiet. Sally and Ssameer are accommodating. The room was small but OK for sleeping but the public rooms are not as clean as the ad says.
We have had a wonderfull experience in NYC. Sally is an open and educated woman. The place is basic. You have all the freedom you need and de subway is on the corner. Next time I go back to Sally
This is a good place to stay for a few reasons.
First it's located in the North of Manhattan which makes it accessible and relatively easy on the metro. The journey time can take time but it's easy enough.
Second it's a fair price. As long as you are realistic about what to expect for the money it's warm; and it was fine for a father and son team because of the bunks.
Thirdly Sally is a knowledgeable host who gave lots of good advice about where to visit and how to get there. She made it easy for us to get in and out with relevant keys and was there to welcome us when we arrived. She is great to chat to and a real character. You will learn a lot about NY life from her; that's not something you are ever going to get from a chain hotel.
Its fairly basic accommodation too. Bedding is limited to a couple of blankets. The room its really all you get because the lounge area isn't big enough for guests and the kitchen isn't a place to cook; so eat out, but there are local cheap places to do that which is ok.
The bathroom is pretty basic. Ok for a wash and cleaning teeth but don't expect too much.
The electrics in the flat are pretty basic too. Ok for charging phones and laptops but it could do with a once over by an electrician, some charging points were loose!
I really appreciated the fast and efficient communication. Booking and confirmation is easy and getting information is easy and quick.
To sum up its good value and basic, but fits the bill.
We stayed for 10 Days at Ssammeers Place. At this time we shared the appartment with Sally and most of the time two other Visitors in the other Room. The Room is really small and if you're a Person who has to live in a very tidy and clean place I would recommend for you to look somewhere else to stay. Also we all shared one bathroom. This worked out fine for us, others might get crazy about that.
My friend and me loved it, though. It's a very lively and multicultural neighbourhood, the University is close, the metro as well. Nice Restaurants and many stores and supermarkets are nearby. Sally as our host was just lovely and a very hospitable person who has a lot of good tips for NYC and the direct neighbourhood. It's the perfect place if you wanna visit NYC on a budget and you're just need a place to sleep and shower.
My friend and me had a great time. Thank you,Sally and Sssammeer!
Hola, voy a empezar con lo muy bueno, la ubicación tiene el metro linea 1 y bus M3 y M4 a una calle, hay un supermercado al lado y muchas tiendas de comida. El barrio es latino y para mi ha sido fantastico ya que soy Española. Sally es fantastica, hemos pasado grandes momentos con ella. Ssammer siempre me contesto con rapidez. Lo no tan bueno es que la habitación podría estar mejor como en la fotografia y no lo está y falta que esté más limpio.
La ubicación és perfecta, muy buena comunicación con el centro de la ciudad, metro y buses.
El piso está muy bien aunque bastante sucio y desordenado. El colchón de abajo bastante incómodo, pero estábamos tan cansados al final del día que dormíamos igualmente.
No llegamos a conocer a Sammeer pero si estubimos con Sally, nos aconsejó muy bien qué cosas hacer, fué muy agradable!
Resumiendo, el precio y la ubicación és lo mejor del sitio.