My name is David , and i'm interested in many things but especially sports, travels, and cooking.
I hope i will travel soon in many parts of France and all other the world with airbnb!
We arrived at two in the afternoon to find the studio really dirty. The floor had been vacuumed, but the shelves and kitchen have obviously not been cleaned properly in ages.
We found a plastic bag in a corner, with sheets stuffed into it. They smelled clean but were full of non-dissolved detergent and they were wet! Luckily, it was the middle of the day and the sun was shining, so we hung them from the balcony to dry. Not a good start.
Imagine arriving at night or in pouring rain...
Next thing was the Wifi, which actually hardly existed. We tried contacting David by phone, text message and email, but he never reacted in the three days of our stay.
Since I booked in January, I had not read all the bad reviews from February, in which case I would have cancelled. Stupid me. ;-)
The next morning the rain was pouring down and the temperature was freezing. It took hours before the heater had us even remotely comfortable, and we ended up having breakfast with our coats on.
The miniature bathroom was a horror experience, with a leaking flush mechanism and blocked drainage in the shower: just gruesome.
My impression is that David completely lost interest in being a host: looking at the reviews things have really been going downhill lately. You can't just let you guests clean for you; you can't offer useless internet connection and still advertise free wifi; you should actually provide toilet paper or tell people to bring it; as a host, you sometimes need to throw food away that people have left behind, and so forth.
We definitely left the studio in a better condition than we found it - why we bothered, I don't know - and stocked with toilet paper.
There are only three reasons to stay in this apartment:
The location is great, with everything you need close by.
The bed is very comfortable, surprisingly enough. If you are larger than average, it wouldn't sleep two people, though.
The place is in a backyard, and therefore very quiet.
If you really don't care about cleanliness, being cold or having wifi, go ahead and book. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
David was very warm and all around a very nice person. My sister and I stayed at David's place during the busiest time in Paris ie the Valentine's weekend nonetheless David was very accommodating. We had some problems initially. The wifi and the light in the bathroom wasn't working but David tended to them the best way he could - even ran up and down 6 floors just so he could buy a new bulb, change the light for us and catch his train after that.
As for the place, it's a real climb (6 floors) but worth it. Relatively small but just nice for two persons to stay at comfortably for several days in Paris. It's clean, has everything you need - heater, wifi, clean towels, clean sheets, pillows, comfy bed etc. It's near the Guy Moquet subway and there are a lot of shops around. My sister and I had a pleasant stay :)
The apartment is cute and in a great location though it is very basic. The futon is actually supremely comfortable and the 6 flights of stairs are not as bad as you might think. However the kitchen and in particular the bathroom are very, very small. The kitchen was barely equipped, only plastic plates and cups, not even a complete set of cutlery, just one fork and one knife. A complimentary bottle of wine was left, though there was no wine knife with which to open it. There was dust in the lounge and stains in the kitchen, we arguably left the apartment cleaner then when we arrived. Mostly this was all okay, as we spent most of our time out of the apartment. However the internet was not working, it dropped out every 2 minutes, and was extremely slow. When we contacted the host we had no answer. It definitely was a nice, cute apartment but there were definite issues that are easily fixed.
Mi estancia en este apartamento ha sido nefasta, horrible. Para empezar llegamos a París y nos fue complicado encontrar el apartamento. El propietario nos dejó las llaves debajo del felpudo lo cual no nos pareció muy normal, pero luego comprendimos el porqué. Resulta que el propietario pide que dejes la casa limpia y tal y como la encontraste porque él no se preocupa de mirar que el piso haya quedado en buenas condiciones. De hecho luego tienes que volver a dejar la llave debajo del felpudo cuando te vayas para los siguientes inquilinos.Por lo tanto, cuando llegamos nos encontramos con una casa sucia, donde ni siquiera habian cambiado ni las sabanas ni las toallas...y lo que me parecio más asqueroso... con platos y cubiertos sucios!!! no habian tirado la basura y la nevera estaba llena de comida en mal estado!!! Por supuesto, intentamos localizar al propietario por telefono pero no nos contesto las llamadas. En fín , es un apartamento economico pero desde luego no merece la pena porque nosotros estuvimos a disgusto. Además las claves de wifi no funcionan y la comunicación es muy complicada. Un autentico desastre.
Je ne suis pas le premier a dire que votre connexion internet est inutilisable, et la douche bouchée (même si ce sont des cheveux, est ce a moi de commencer mon séjour à Paris en enlevant les cheveux qui bouchent les canalisations ??)
This small appartment provides everything you need for short-term Paris trip; a nice big bed, a shower, kitchen, television AND a very good position in the city in Montmatre. Everything you need is very close to you and we enjoyed to stay there very much. So, I can truely recommend this place. Merci beaucoup á David et Carole
Non c'è lavandino. No sink. Il n'y a pas un évier. No hay el fregadero.
Non ho mai pensato di dover contattare un host chiedendo se ci fosse il lavandino al bagno. Non l'ho fatto, ma neanche lui si è riguardato di accennarlo in un qualsiasi modo.
Bene, ho dovuto usare il lavello della cucina arrangiandomi.
La casa era sporchissima. Capisco non voler caricare spese di pulizia per mantenere basso il prezzo, ma una strofinata una volta ogni tanto non sarebbe male. Non tutti gli ospiti sono puliti, e non tutti gli ospiti lasciano pulito. Credo ci fosse sporco nascosto e accumulato da diverso tempo.
Il bagno era di un metro quadro, si usava il water con i piedi nella doccia.
Per il resto, la posizione della casa era molto buona, la zona e il vicinato tranquilli, il che per una città caotica come Parigi non è scontato. Metro a 300 metri.
Non la prenoterei di nuovo per nessuna ragione al mondo.
I never thought I should ask a host if there was a sink in the bathroom. There wasn't, and he didn't say anything about. I went and I had this bad surprise.
The house was dirty as hell. I do understand to lower the price for not including cleaning fees, but once in a while you should clean it.
As for the rest, the house was well situated, 300mt from subway, in a nice area with a quiet neighborhood.
I would never book it again.
Jolie petit studio et agréable séjour.
Excelente todo, buena ubicacion, lindo barrio, muy buena comunicación con el anfitrion. Muy recomendable!
L' appartamento è molto piccolo ma funzionale, pulito e molto vicino alla metro. Vicino casa si trovano diversi market, farmacie e panifici. Uniche note negative sono i 6 piani di scala a chiocciola (ma già lo sapevamo), i muri sottilissimi, il pavimento cigolante e la mancanza della porta del bagno. Adatto a chi, come noi, usava l' appartamento solo per dormire e lavarsi. Nel complesso siamo soddisfatti della scelta!
Un vrai bonheur de recevoir Carole et son amie ! Au top pour la communication en amont , pendant et après la réservation ! Ce sont vraiment des voyageuses très sympathique, honnêtes et prévenantes. Quand j'ai récupérer l'appartement tout était impeccable, bref que du bonheur de les accueillir pour leur petit week end Lyonais !
David is just the loveliest person I know : very funny, very patient, very tidy, very respectful, so friendly.... He loves people and you feel it !
David is a reliable person on whom you can count.
We've been friends for years and I can assert he will do his best to make your stay the best ever.
I know David personally and he is the kind of person always happy to help you when you have a problem. He should probably be able to make your stay easy.