Easy going, young lady living in BK,NY enjoying my life. Extensive travel, Muay Thai, Yoga are some of my interest. I'm honest and respectful of others.
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I spent 4 fabulous days in NY. The apartment was comfortable and it suited my needs. It is also at great location. I had no problems during my stay there. The host was accommodating and nice. We easily arranged everything via email. During my stay I had complete privacy. If I have the chance I will definitely come back again.
First of all, we are so blessed to have found Hibo and her little place. We needed accommodation urgently the next morning and Hibo responded within 15 minutes of my request. Even though she was in LA, she organised to have the key left for us and did her best to organise that the bed be stripped and the towels piled together so I could wash them upon arrival. There were great cleaning supplies around so I did a little spruce up and then we relaxed (Usually there is a cleaning fee and service included but as we were last minute guests we accepted the accommodation without it).
Overall a safe neighbourhood, very convenient to Subway, secure building, laundry, great people, CVS 2 min away and much more...
The kitchen was our favourite part of the apartment with it's high top tables and chairs. We enjoyed many a glass of wine after long days working in the City! Thanks Hibo for accommodating us within 12 hours, we owe you!
We spent one week in Hibo's apartment. It was exactly what we needed; a quiete place to rest after long days in the city. Even though she was out f town, she was easy to communicate with and her friend was helpful when he met us the first day. We even got some recommendations for a couple of really good places to go to eat in the city.
The building and area was nice, we always felt safe and the subway around the corner was perfect for us!
We did have some troubles the first part of the week, the internet didn't work when we arrived and the internet company wasn't able to fix it before half the week was gone. Not Hibo's fault, but still a great inconvenience for us as the roaming is so expensive when abroad. Also we needed the janitor to come and fix the aircondition, but again, Hibo was very responsive and got him to come the same day.
All in all a very pleasant stay, we recommend Hibo's plase to anyone going to New York :)
Hibo's apartment worked out perfectly for me, and the location was great. Two minutes walk to the subway, then one stop to Manhattan. Citibike right across the street. 15 minutes walk to Park Slope in Brooklyn. Convenient to downtown Brooklyn for groceries and other odds'n'ends. The apartment was spacious for a studio, and in a nice building. I'd definitely stay again next time I'm in New York.
I had one of my employees in New York for 2 months and booked Hibo's apartment. It worked out just great - terrific place, great building, and very convenient to Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn. Most importantly - Hibo was soooo helpful the entire time and such a warm, sweet person. Hope we can do it again.
this is a really nice apartment in a great location too! ..and Hibo is an amazing host! ..a great place to stay in NY
I think the easiest way to review our stay in Hibo's place would be a Pro's and Con's list as there were some of each.
Your own space in a secure building (Security on front gate and a swipe card to enter the main building).
The subway is just around the corner and from here you can easily get to anywhere in Manhattan in a short space of time and for low cost.
Good communication from the host via email and text.
Wireless internet. Very handy for tourists like ourselves to plan trips etc. before leaving the apartment for the day.
Con's (or things to be aware of):
The area is a bit 'rough around the edges'. We never had any trouble but there were a few 'characters' when walking to and from the Subway station after dark. Also when we arrived there was a bulletin in the elevator warning people to keep there cell phones and ipods out of sight due to a few recent incidents of people being robbed of them in the immediate area. My wife mentioned that she wouldn't feel comfortable being out in the neighbourhood at night if she was there alone.
There are no pictures of the bathroom/shower on the listing and to be honest I could see why, it was functional but not the cleanest although the rest of the apartment and towels and linens were all perfectly clean.
There isn't really anywhere for you to put any clothes etc. which means living out of your suitcase. Again I'm just pointing this out as I think some people would expect somewhere to put things if renting a whole apartment.
We had a great time in New York and please do not read this as an overly negative review, I just felt it was good to share my true thoughts including a couple of less positive observations.
Hawa was an EXCELLENT host. Her place is clean, comfortable, and she does her best to see you have everything you need. The apartment is located only a block away from the nearest station. Most of all, Hawa accommodated me at the last minute and was extremely kind, helpful, and patient doing so. I can't recommend her enough.
This was a great experience!