We're a German-French couple living in New York city. We like nature, hiking, and sharing stories with people.
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.
We had a great stay at Hilja's place! The appartment is really lovely, perfectly clean, comfy for 4 people and ideally located : only a 5' walk from Central Park and the subway.
Hilja is a great host that will make you feel at home and help you prepare your visit by giving you tips and good adresses.
Finally the neighborhood is beautiful, calm and full of cool spots to brunch or eat. Everyhing you need to enjoy the city!
Hilja, her husband, and adorable daughter were a complete pleasure to host! We enjoyed getting to know them a little bit and were sad that their visit was so short. They were clean, courteous, and very respectful of our space. They left it in perfect condition and I would highly recommend this family to any host!
Awesome guest.. Airbnbs success is because of people like this. No dramas or problems just very polite considerate people. Would highly recommend them!!!
Hilja, and Ian were a delight to host. What a wonderful couple! Wishing them the very best as they await the birth of their baby girl this Fall. Hoping to have the opportunity to host the three of them next season!
Hilda & Ian were great guests...loved having them in my home. (Although they were rarely here because they were so busy enjoying their trip). They were charming and we did find some time to chat and I very much enjoyed getting to know them. They were so considerate...would let me know when they were coming back in the evening so as not to inconvenience me and would give me updates on their schedule. As house guests they were superb - quiet, wonderful to Bubba and left the room and bath so clean. Hope to see them here again!
Hilja and Ian stayed with us for 2 nights while they explored Rocky Mountain National Park on their vacation. We really enjoyed hosting them! They communicated clearly about their plans throughout their stay. They cleaned up after themselves and were very considerate guests. It was fun for the country mouse (me) to host the city mouse (Hilja)!
Very pleasant and was very nice. Left the room in a very nice and clean way. I would recommend her .
Hilja and Ian were terrific guests - Hilja was responsive to emails before their arrival and they left our loft in terrific shape when they left. Despite the less than ideal weather - a rare snowstorm on Memorial Day weekend! - they were enthusiastic about exploring the area but also took advantage of relaxing and enjoying a quiet weekend. Would definitely enjoy having them return to stay with us again.
Hilja and her boyfriend have been two wonderful guests, communication was excellent. They left the apartment in perfect conditions and it has been as pleasure to host them. I would highly recommend them for future staying.
Hilja was warm a pleasure to meet. She got out with her partner and explored the peak of Fall on the trails in the area and seemed to have a wonderful stay. They left the place clean and I would have them back any time. Highly Recommended.
Hilja and her friends were with us for a few short days. They seemed to have a great time. They were very self-sufficient guests who left the place just as they found it. We would have them back again anytime.
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...