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Great room! Near subway and cute neighboor. Really like it
Great reception. The street is quiet and is not far from the metro station. The apartment is large and comfortable. Thank you, Kings, for hospitality. :)
Yo me quede con mi pareja por un mes, el dormitorio es grande y espacioso, el baño también. No hay cocina, sólo dos hornallas eléctricas y un microondas, no hay lavaplatos por lo que tuvimos que lavar los platos en el baño. Lleven sus propias sábanas. King tiene buena onda y te va a ayudar en lo que necesites si le pedís, no es de molestar. El barrio es súper lindo y tranquilo, en invierno hay buena calefacción. Es un lindo lugar para quedarse, definitivamente!
King is an absolutely wonderful host! He does everything he can to make sure your stay is up to snuff. The apartment is in a great location near the J train and several buses to downtown Brooklyn. The apartment was super clean and our room was really great- lots of natural sunlight and plenty of storage space for all our (mostly my) stuff. We had plenty of space in the fridge for food, and there were two hot plates and various pots and pans to cook with. Definitely a wonderful experience.
I stayed here for 26 days so my perspective might be a little bit different. The place was quiet and respectful, loved having a huge bed and desk -- all good.
Something I missed when looking at this place is that it has no kitchen. There is a small island with a microwave and a couple electric burners and a fridge, but there is very little plates/silverware, no sink or pantry. This was totally my bad, but in case you read reviews more than the description it should be noted.
There were a couple things that caught my attention. To me, the place was not clean, constantly felt dirt/salt under my feet, or on the mat in the shower. The bed, while large, had a torn and crinkly plastic mattress cover that made a lot of noise when laying on it. I flipped that mattress to a side that was less torn. The bathroom sink (which other guests often used to clean their plates) got clogged several times. When I first arrived and once after I found the bathroom completely out of toilet paper as well as soap. None of these things were huge issues but the combination made it a little bit trying at times.
The train station, super market and laundry is about half a mile away, 10 minutes walk. The area didn't totally feel safe to me at first but after being there a while I grew more comfortable (though I did see a police chase close to the train station). I would also like to note that I have never been to New York before and any comparison I make is related to my experience in other major metropolitan areas (LA, Paris, Stockholm, London, etc.).
Overall, if you need a place to crash for a few nights, this could work great.
I spent 2 months here with my fiancée. The stay was nice, the apartment has a great size for a couple or maybe more if you wanna invite friends. The place is well located, you need to walk a bit to get to the trains but that's ok, it has some delis and a great supermarket in Broadway (near Koszciuzkco station) that has a bunch of organic and vegan stuff. The neighbourhood is ok, very calm and safe.
We had problems with cleaning, me and my fiancée are from Brazil, and we tend to be very clean. When we arrive the apartment was very dirty, King cleaned up a bit but we took a few days to get the place really clean.
It was one of the worst winters in NY and the heater did not work at some days and we got really cold inside the apartment. If you plan to cook, the place has a few pans but they don't have many plates, glasses, forks, knives, spoons, etc. King also gave us only a couple towels, one blanket and one sheet, we got to borough more from my family that live in Maryland. So if you plan to stay more keep sure to ask king for more blankets/towels.
Besides this small problems we have, I'd like my stay there, the apartment it's good and King is a great person!
You will find few places as affordable as this one in NYC. The room is plain and simple, but clean and all you need if you wish to visit NYC on a budget. The metro is nearby and brings you to Manhattan rapidly.
l'appartement est bien situé à côté du métro.
mon hôte était discret mais présent (si nécessaire), et son chien est adorable.
l'appartement est tout juste propre (ne pas être maniaque);
mais pas de mauvaises odeurs, même avec le chien.
j'avais besoin d'un endroit où me laver et dormir: pour moi c'était très bien.
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Ideal juste pour dormir,pas plus, difficile pour cuisiner, metro pas tres loin en revanche 10 minutes a pied, douche moyenne surtout beaucoup de monde dans l appartement 8 personnes un peu difficile pour s organiser
We stayed with King for almost 8 weeks in total. We were in the large room with ensuite bathroom. BIG room, light & spacious.
King's home was very comfortable for us & we particularly enjoyed King's company. Through King we met neighbours, found local places (cafes, bike shops etc) that we needed & even filmed a 'Tour Diary' episode for our band with him.
We spent a lot of time at Tiny Cup cafe close by (great food & funky vibe).
We wanted to come back to stay with King again, but alas he's too popular & was booked out!
Hello, I am Dr.Kirankumar. Myself & my wife stayed here for 9 days. Mr.King J Rucks has been an amazing host and a very good human being. I had cancelled one of my vacation rental booking because of unsure nature of the apartment & host, before I had done reservation with King. It turned out to be a great decision. King is very friendly and helping person (I can never forget the help he provided in getting my heavy luggage down from the apartment when we were leaving). The apartment including the living room, bath,kitchen and the bedroom was an excellent arrangement overall for us. The place is very near and convenient to public transport, and is area is safe. There is keyfood store next door. I would highly recommend to stay with Mr.King Rucks as I count him now as one of good friend as I started my work in one of the brooklyn hospitals.