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We're a German-French couple living in New York city. We like nature, hiking, and sharing stories with people. We have a 15 month-old daughter whom we adore! We look forward to meeting you.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hilja's great apartment. As advertised the location was very convenient to the subway, Central Park and the museums we had planned to visit. It was also in the midst of a number of well-reviewed restaurants.
My wife and two young boys had lots of room to spread out. The bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable, and we were grateful for the heater and thick blanket, as it unexpectedly snowed one night and continued to be cold in the evenings. The futon in the upstairs loft was warm and cozy.
Hilja was very responsive and kind enough to answer our occasional e-mails during our stay despite being on vacation herself.
Our stay was awesome. If you have health issues, do take note that the downstairs neighbor's smoking can sometimes pervade the living room. The smoke did not reach the main bedroom or loft area, but we did need to crack the balcony window while spending time in the living room.
That said, we wouldn't hesitate to stay again if it was available. Beware: staying here will make you consider moving to NYC! :-}
Hilja's place really has a superiour location in this metropolitan city. The place was large enough for the 4 of us and although the city was really hot and sweaty, the ACs in the appartment really cooled the place down sufficiently. Hilja was really helpful to give us some tips on where to eat, do groceries, to have drinks, .. Thanks for this stay Hilja, and for the flexibility for checking in and out. I would definitely stay here again the next time I visit NYC.
We had a great time in New-York. Thanks again Hilja for letting us use your apartment which was perfect for the three of us. Everything was just as described and communication with Hilja was very easy; she was very prompt in answering all the questions we might have had (even before we asked them). I would recommend Hilja's place to anyone and especially to French speakers as Hilja is fluent in French (and other languages I believe).
For 2-3 people, Hilja's apartment as advertised was not only one of the nicest in Manhattan, but also one of the most affordable. Her place is exactly as described, with plenty of space and a great and convenient location. I highly recommend staying here. Finally, Hilja was very helpful in overseeing our stay and answering questions from afar.
I was nervous about traveling to NYC with 13 year old granddaughter and her friend for four days. I was looking for safety, access to public transportation, quiet, a neighborhood feel and an apartment that we could feel was our "home" after running around NY all day and night. The neighborhood is extremely safe and friendly (one restuarant gave us free drinks, another free dessert); girls traveled around on their own. I heard no outside or apartment noise. There are two subway lines and buses within 1 to 3 short city streets. Central Park is 1/2 a street away. The way the apartment is situated it functions as a 2 bedroom and 1 and 1/2 bath. Hilja was very easy to communicate with; gave us a list of suggestions which worked out well. The apartment was our home; the experience was perfect.
Great Apartment. Location perfect to Central Park and subway. We had a great 4 days exploring New York. Hilja was very helpful and everything went as planned. Would recommend this apartment.
Hilja was a very helpful and understanding host. Cute place, close to lots of places. Didn't know what to do with ourselves at night without a tv, but worked out really well =) Thanks so much!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hilja and Ian's home. It's a lovely, comfortable apartment in a great location on the Upper West side, less than 5 minutes walk to loads of bars, restaurants, the subway etc.
As our first Airbnb experience, we were very pleased with how helpful Hilja was in making arrangements and checking we had everything we needed. Many thanks!
Hilja's appartment was the perfect place to stay !!
so lovely, comfy, quiet...THE new york Loft !
it is very well located near metro station, central park, restaurants...
the Upper west side is a great neighborood, very cool and beautiful with the brownstones. Hilja wasn't here but gave us very clear indications, organized everything for our stay, gave us great tips on NYC, she was very nice and totally available. I hope next time we could meet her ! what I can say is that she is the best "email and phone" host ever !
We definitely recommand her appartment and will come back next time ! it was just perfect !
Jessica and Julien
Nous recommandons très vivement l'appartement d'Hilja.
Hilja était en Europe pendant notre séjour d'une semaine chez elle, mais elle était très présente par ses conseils et sa gentillesse. L'appartement est très agréable à vivre sur 3 demi niveaux, et le balcon, un peu caché des voisins, est très sympa pour un petit-déjeuner en couple ou en famille. Très bons donuts sur Colombus à 2 minutes à pied. Proximité de Central Park et des métros pour descendre au Sud de Manhattan. Un vrai bon plan, très bon rapport qualité prix par rapport à d'autres expériences que nous avons eues quelques rue plus loin quelques jours plus tard.
Alles gut, ordnung. danke
It was great having you.
Hilja was a great guest. They have a young toddler and they were super concerned about making a noise - which she didn't, not at all. They were very appreciative of the apartment and it was lovely to see them enjoying the patios.
Todo perfecto, una pareja muy simpática y una hija muy buena, gracias por todo, hasta pronto.
Gracias a ustedes! Espero podamos volver algún dia.
Hilja and her family stayed at our Berlin apartment for a week - lovely people! The apartment was left today and communicating with Hilja was always easy!
Je n'ai pas pu rencontrer Hilja en personne mais très bon contact avant leur arrivée! L'appartement était impeccable à notre retour.
Hilja and her family were lovely. They were the perfect house guests. They treated my place with great care and were friendly and even arrived at my flat with a gift from their travels! I would recommend them to any Airbnb hosts.
Hiljia y su familia fueron huéspedes fantásticos. Nos comunicamos super bien y rápido, fueron ordenados, limpios y correctos en la casa y ademas gente muy linda y agradable! Esperamos que vuelvan!!
Hilja and her family were lovely
Guests,it was a pleasure to have them home,highly recommendable!
I was not able to know Hilja personally, but my collegue Martin was welcoming them at the " Mountain Hideaway" and says they were incredible guests. Polite, clean and super cool people!!! What else can you ask? Any host would be happy to have them stay in their home. You won't regret!! Definitely, someone I can recommend on the website.
I met Hilja three years ago, we 've a very good mutual friend. Hilja is a very nice girl, smart and thoughtful. She is really interested in different cultures.
I am sure she will be a perfect host.
Hilja and I are colleagues and friends, and partners-in-crime in masterminding nature hikes, camping trips and urban exploration. You will find Hilja a great host for her apartment, situated nicely on the Upper West Side, surrounded by brownstones and very close to Central Park. The house breathes the energy, creativity and musical inspiration of its inhabitants. Not to forget, their charming balcony drowning in sunlight...