Single room; friendly hse; E.London

House - Private room · Donald Road, London, E13 0QF, United Kingdom

This room overlooks the trees and grass of the garden. A place to relax away from the noise and bustle of this great metropolis, and yet in very easy reach of the major tourist sites, business areas and theatres and museums.

The Space


Room with comfortable single bed and plenty of shelves for storage.
It has recently been painted, and the shelves reconfigured to make some hanging space - the photos show both before and after.

Relaxed vegetarian/ non-smoking household in a truly multi-ethnic area.

Use of the kitchen, sitting room, and of course the yoga studio.

Cotton bed linen for comfort, and spare duvets for those who wish to be extra cosy.
Towels provided, and slippers for use in the house.
Adaptor plugs for both European and American electrical items are in the room, and there are shaver points both upstairs and downstairs.


Shared bathroom on ground floor (second toilet/ handbasin next to your room)
Cooking facilities and washing machine in the kitchen.

A simple HELP YOURSELF breakfast of cereals/muesli, toast (homemade wholemeal bread), yoghurt and fruit juice is included in the price.
The kitchen has tea and coffee for you to help yourself to whenever you like.

Nearest tube is Upton Park on the District Line. A walk or about 5 or 6 minutes.

Good transport links to Central London and all London Airports, especially City Airport.

It is an easy journey to connect with Eurostar to Paris and Brussels.

Convenient for :-
the O2 ARENA in Greenwich

ALL THE MAJOR TOURIST SITES are within easy reach by a variety of transport links.

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 - within walking distance of the
Olympic Stadium which will be the venue for 5 of the matches including the Bronze medal play-off.

There are two night buses which stop 10-15 minutes walk away.

A few minutes away (email hidden)ly, genuinely multicultural shopping area.
An abundance of restaurants providing the best of North and South Indian food and many others from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Iran and more.

A short bus-ride, or 35 min walk from Westfield Stratford City, Europe's largest shopping centre.

West Ham Park is 10mins away, with landscaped gardens, football and cricket pitches and plenty of space to run.
There are longer walks in Epping Forest within easy reach by tube.
Especially rewarding are the walks along the nearby Greenway and the canal tow-paths from where you can see unexpected glimpses of architecture and wild life and see how work on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is progressing. These also make good cycling routes.

Lovely yoga room for those who would like to practise yoga or meditation.

In good weather the garden is lovely to sit in.

When enquiring about the room, please add a few words about yourself and why you are coming to London.
It is best to enquire and WAIT FOR MY REPLY before booking. That way we can both avoid disappointments.

Although I put that check-in is flexible, do let me know when you enquire if you likely to arrive at unsocial or unusual times. I will do my best to accommodate your itinerary, but please understand this is my home, and I work both at home and in various other location

Guest Access

Help yourself to teas and coffee in the kitchen at any time.
There is space to store food in the fridge, freezer and cupboard so you can cook their own food if you wish. (Please remember this is a vegetarian household)

There are plenty of books in the sitting room and on the landing, and boxes of leaflets of things to do, places to go, in and around London both in your room and in the kitchen. Large scale A-Z maps for your reference can help you plan your visit.

You are welcome to use the Yoga room for your own practice, and if there is space you would be welcome to join a class - details on request.

In the summer the garden is great to sit in - there's a seat at the end, and rugs for the grass area.

Interaction with Guests

I live and work in the house, so generally I am available to answer any questions and give advice about transport, venues, etc. as required.
The kitchen has a good table for sitting at and chatting.
At other times I'll be busy or out of the house. so guests have a the place to themselves.
Sometimes it's nice to share food, and who can resist a slice of bread still warm from the oven?

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $291 /week
Monthly Price: $1074 /month
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • extended my stay and had a lovely time

    April 2014
    Response from Cryn:

    Thanks :-)

    April 2014
  • This was my first time using airbnb and it was a great experience. Cryn was a very welcoming and helpful person and I felt relaxed staying in her home.

    The room was lovely with a comfortable single bed and plenty of storage space, looking out over the garden so very quiet as well. Anything extra I needed, such as extra coat-hangers, Cryn was happy to help.

    It was a short walk to the nearest tube station or for shopping it is only a ten minute bus ride to the huge Westfield shopping mall.

    I would highly recommend staying here!

    March 2014
  • J'ai été enchanté de mes 4 jours passés chez Cryn. Une ambiance Zen dans un quartier calme.
    La maison est propre, le lit douillet et confortable. J'ai très bien dormi. Au petit déjeuner, le pain est fait maison. Grand choix de thés et tisanes!
    J'ai apprécié de faire mes katas respiratoires et la relaxation dans la salle de yoga le soir en rentrant de mes grandes journées de travail. Je n'ai pas pu profiter du jardin, car il faisait un peu froid, mais en été ce doit être très agréable.
    Le quartier est indien/pakistanais. J'en ai donc profité pour manger indien plusieurs fois et notamment dans un fameux restaurant végétarien, le Chawallah. Je le recommande vivement.
    Je reviendrai chez Cryn qui a été très attentionnée à mon égard.

    March 2014
  • Cryn is a very welcoming person. I felt very comfortable staying in her house and everything was provided for me. I would love to stay here again.

    February 2014
  • Cryn was very friendly and helpful and her home was clean and cozy. Bed was comfortable with ample blankets. I was visiting to attend a West Ham football match and the location was perfect.

    February 2014
  • Cryn has a lovely home, and I eall enjoyed my stay. She was warm and welcoming and we had some good conversations. The room was very comfy, with load of spare duvets in case I got cold (which I didn't).
    The tube station is only a short walk, and then it's a direct line (or a sinlge change) to most places in central London. Cryn gave me plenty of advice on which route would be best to avoid the crowds during rush hour which was very much appreciated!
    I would definitely stay with Cryn for future trips to London.

    January 2014
  • We were only in London for 3 nights but staying at Cryn's was a highlight of the trip. She is personable and friendly and makes you feel right at home.

    The room is small but adequate with a toilet right outside the door and a full bath downstairs.

    The tube ride is substantial, but the neighborhood at Upton Park station is quite something to experience. There are stores for any need and the streets are safe to walk even alone at night.

    If you want to feel at home, and also experience a true slice of London city life, this is the place to stay.

    November 2013
  • Cryn is a very nice person, who gave me a lot of very good tips to visit the city. The house is very nice, clean and tidy, as was the room. It is 10 min from the underground in a quiet neighborhood.

    August 2013
  • Not only was the house/room comfortable, but it was also very interesting in that there were many different decorations, miniature statues and books around the house. Cryn was also always very helpful with letting me know how to get around London and what to see during my time there. I would recommend her place to others, definitely, and I would have enjoyed it more if I were able to stay there longer. Thank you!

    August 2013
  • Nathan is a cool and excellent host. Definitely recommended

    June 2013
    Response from Cryn:

    Interesting that Raj did not review me, but did review nathan.
    Raj does not necessarily get the best from his hosts as he does not give enough information when he books.

    June 2013
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Wimbledon School of Art and Central School of Speech and Drama, both in London UK
I teach a gentle form of Yoga, with a therapeutic focus. Hosting with AirBnb. Making theatrical costumes and special occasion clothes, typically wedding outfits.
My time is divided between Yoga, gardening and occasionally making theatrical costumes and other clothes. Trips to the countryside and abroad and visits to an extensive family keep me busy too. Sharing my house and garden with visitors to London is a great pleasure.
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