I'm a pretty relaxed person who loves to explore new places and get a feel for the local culture.
We enjoyed the convenience of Puja's apartment. Location was excellent -near Pompidou centre- so it was easy to walk everywhere. The wifi and washer/dryer were great amenities. Also, the size was fairly generous by Paris standards. The draw back was that the washroom was neither clean nor tidy. Puja had warned us that she was out of town and would not be able to clean before we arrived but by the looks of it, it looked like the sink, shower and toilet had not been properly cleaned for a few weeks.
What was really sweet, was the fact that Puja did not mind that due to circumstances not we, but friends of us stayed for two days in her appartement. Our friends told us that the area was great, super! BUT; unfortunatly the appartement was really dirty. There was not only grease in the kitchen, but also on the table and some chairs. Dustflakes were al around the appartement. It was as somebody left in a hurry just 5 minutes before the new renters came and did not clean for weeks. There was "stuff" everywere, dirty underwear, the dustbins were not cleaned and so full that a lot of it was lying on the floor. Empty bottles, foodrests, name it. I felt very bad about this, because a couple of days before that weekend I contacted Puja and she told me that everything would be fine and clean to AIRBNB standard. I know as a fact from renters and people who rent out there space here in Amsterdam and NewYork that this is absolutely not AIRBNB standard. am sorry not to be more positive.
The location is very convenient, just a few minutes walk from Pompidou centre. The apartment is quite small but we had the whole apartment at our disposal, not just a sofa bed, so it was ok for us.
This apartment is quaint, clean, nice, and in a fantastic location. It's even closer to the city center the hostel that some of my friends stayed at. Puja is also very generous and understanding host. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Great place in a great part of town. If you are on a budget, I would certainly recommend it.
Great Location!So close to the metro and very easy to walk places. Thanks so much for having us. Hope to stay again sometime soon.
I stayed four nights at the couch (in the entry room), which is very unpleasant (my back still hurts), but for this price in central of Paris, it's ok (please renew that coach :)).
The room seemed to be more bigger and organized in photos, however it was so small, messy and not so clean though (it's because of the previous guest, I guess?).
But, thank you Brendan, you were so helpful.
I've spent seven days and eight night at Puja's apartment. Those were really nice days as I felt so comfortable as if being at home. Puja and Brendan are really great hosts - very caring and hospitable. I strongly recommend their apartment, I liked the central position of it as well - very close to many sights and the surroundings are very pleasant. Surely recommend Puja to all my friends who'll visit Paris.
Thank you, Puja and Brendan!
It's a perfect place, really! The position is absolutely ideal and Puja and Brendan are great, very caring and welcoming hosts from the early contacts by e-mail, to the arrival and during the whole stay. I will definitly be back and can only recommend it 200%!
We were initially a bit surprised by the small size of the apartment (the photos made it seem much bigger) and dismayed by the seeming lack of toilet paper, but then we found more under the sink and ended up having a marvelous weekend. The location can't be beat, and Puja was easily accessible by phone and email if we needed anything. All in all, if you value location and economy over luxury, this is a fine place to stay, especially if you're staying with a friend or two to split the price.
They were very clean and polite guests! It was easy and quick to contact through email before/during/after their stay. Also they left Tatami room clean. I recommend them to any hosts. Arigatoh gozaimasu and Best wishes from Hiroshima Japan! =)
I'm excited to have them as my guests!They were friendly and was easy to communicate. They left our place neat and tidy and were easy guests to have in the house! It was a pleasure to host them and recommend them without a second thought.
it was so cool having Puja and Brendan return for a second night ... just lovely people .... now good friends!
Puja and her boyfriend were perfect guests. Very polite and respectful of our home. I hope they come back, as it was a pleasure to have them here.
Puja and Brendan are great people - really nice to host - super friendly, dependable and good company .... if you get the chance to host them or stay with them - take it ... you won't regret it!
I would very strongly recommend Puja as a host.
I have stayed at her Central Apartment through a common friend, and one of my friends has stayed at her Apartment in Central Paris.
She has been a wonderful host, and is always ready with personalised Parisian information, which is invaluable for any tourist.
Her insights into budget traveling, especially eating have been very helpful. Excellent foot, and very well priced.
I would definitely stay at her apartment on my subsequent visits.
Great location, Excellent service.
Thanks for a wonderful Stay!