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Al had double booked the place through another website and at first we were unsure if we would be able to stay here in the end. after showing him the invoice multiple times and speaking to AirBnB directly, we figured it out and were allowed to stay.
Overall the location is good, close to GG park. The place was not super clean and the wifi was spotty at best.
Location and the price are unbeatable! Host was very friendly and responsive through out our stay. As it was mentioned, electricity is not the best there and TV was not working for some time but it was not big deal because we didn't come to watch it. Apartment has all the appliances. There were minor issues but they didn't affect overall great experience of staying at this place. Thanks, Al!
My experience there was simple especially for a day. Perfect vacation right by the pier.
Wasn't very clean. Front door was broken so it wasn't very secure. We didn't meet the host at all and he seemed a bit irritated when we called to introduce ourselves.
This is fine if all you want to do is party and you'll barely sleep there. But for families or couples I would find something else.
Hygiene and safety concerns through out our stay. Apartment was filthy and not ready when we arrived with some issues never attended to. There were many basic items missing requiring repeated requests to the (website hidden) did not work for entire stay and power was so flakey that a heater and several phone chargers tripped the power out. Apartment is "light and airy" as one side of apartment has no curtains. Would like to see host address these issues as it is a great location.
Was a great new year eve in Al,s house.
The place was very clean and Al is a pretty nice person. It was a pleasure to spend a time in this place. My family and I spent 3 nights at Al's place and we all loved the experience. His backyard is good for the children as well. It is quiet, very warm, no need to bring extra blankets. Amazing location, right at San Francisco Park and with an easy access to everywhere, well-equipped apartment. We felt very safe here, feels like home in the Big City! The apartment is as described. Friendly neighbors and neighborhood. I strongly recommend this place.
This location is in an ideal spot in SFO! It was great to wake up in the morning and walk right outside and be at the Pier--location alone earns this spot 4.5 stars. The only downside was the bedding and the cleanliness of the apartment. The sheets did not seem clean and the unit smelled like bleach, which is fine--but the smell never dissipated. It was also really cold in the apartment and the space heaters did not help much. Overall the price and the location of the apartment isn't something you cannot really beat in SFO. Just be prepared for a not so clean space. Al was helpful, he always responded to my email inquires and answered my phone calls!
I rented out this apartment to host a big thanksgiving meal, and I was comfortably able to seat and serve 30 people (with a couple rented tables of course), plus there was plenty of space for 8 of my cousins to comfortably spend the night. It was really convenient that we were able to to check-in and check-out at the restaurant below, and everyone we dealt with was really nice and accommodating.
Also, the location is fantastic - with easy access to all of the big tourist destinations. A couple of other reviews complained about it being noisy, but we didn't experience any of this (barring, of course, the normal street noise you get from staying in a city).
In any case, I can't give anything but the highest recommendation for people looking to stay in this neighborhood - I have absolutely nothing to complain about.
Space is big. However, bedding was not adequate. Were given sheets with a flimsy ccomforter for blanket. The cupboards were a mess and there were no pots to cook with. If you are going to party for the night you will be ok. If you are trying to get a good night sleep don't stay here. The restaurant downstairs from this place plays loud music until about 12am. I could not sleep. Our group had to wake up early for Urbanathlon race and was really annoying. Stairs are filthy, and there was no toilet paper and towels. Had to ask in restaurant for them. Was an ok stay. There's plenty of space for a large group of 6-10 people. Just don't count on getting good sleep or going to bed early.