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I've done quite a bit of traveling myself and always tried to stay in situations just like this. I know what it is like to be in a foreign city and can make you feel at home while visiting New York.
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The apartment is very well located at St Marks Place, access to the subway (Astor Place). Molly was so friendly and a great host. We felt at home and enjoyed NY to its fullest. We would definitely recommend Molly and Jims apartment. Overall, the stay was comfortable, a much better alternative than a cheap NYC hotel. Thanks Molly!!1
The apartment is very well located. We were welcomed to the apartment by Molly and she was very helpful throughout our stay. She was available by phone and very friendly. The apartment has been recently renovated and whilst climbing to the bed might not be very comfortable for older guests, we enjoyed having an apartment to ourselves. Living at Jim and Molly's place made our trip a very "NY" experience!
The apartment is very well located at St Marks Place, access to the subway, bus systems and we walked most days to Lower East side, Soho and Chelsea. Jims a friendly and reliable host, waiting with keys on our arrival and accommodated our early hour departure. A good value alternative to hotels we have stayed at in the area.
The apartment is in a great location -- close to NYU, and the Astor Place station is just a block away. The bed is raised a few feet off the floor and you have to climb a little painter's ladder to get up there -- we weren't too keen on that, but most people shouldn't mind. The bedroom is quiet (with the door closed) but the living room was noisy until 2-3 a.m. due to workers taking trash & what-not out the back of the Japanese restaurant that backs up to the apartment. Smells from the restaurant's exhaust fan waft in when you have the windows open -- not always a good thing. Those things are not within Jim's control, but there are a few things he could do to improve the experience. For one, we had to go out and buy our own toilet paper. There were roaches and the place could stand a deep cleaning. A coffee pot would be nice, although Jim did provide instant coffee. That said, it is a great price in a great location.
The location couldn’t be better for those looking for fun - close to everything in the village, the St.Mark place street itself is great. Though the streets around the building are very noisy all night long (traffic and people), the apartment itself is extremely quiet with windows opened, it is like sleeping under ground. The walls also seam to be very thick - we could not hear neighboroughs at all. Jim made himself available to us - we could call with questions any time. Although we arrived to his place early on Friday (around noon), we was already at the place waiting for us with the keys. The apartment does need some paint and deep cleaning and we did see some bugs in the kitchen, but there is absolutely no smell in the apartment, the air is very fresh! There is a decorative fireplace, where you could burn candles. The bed is on elevated platform (around 4 feet above the floor) and you have to climb up, I would not advise it for older/heavier people. The mattress is very comfortable with something like a memory foam cover. Overall, the stay was comfortable, a much better alternative than a cheap NYC hotel.
We had an excellent time staying at this (website hidden) Mark's Place is a great, lively location with heaps of restaurants and bars, and there are many other cool spots close by. Subway is at the end of the street and the area feels very safe. Jim was a fantastic host, very friendly, and let us know that he was available to call if need be. I would definitely recommend this place to others looking for somewhere to stay in NYC.
Very good hosts. Jim helped us out and made everything nice and easy!
Great location, safe and close to everywhere you want to go, shopping restaurants and bars are all short walking distance. We had everything we needed, Jim was very helpful and always available on the phone in case we needed anything.
Definitely the best location in New York! St.Marks is cosy and lively street, everything was near and we felt safe staying here. Jim was a really good host, helpful, reliable and friendly. We highly recommend this apartment for your stay in NYC.
We had a great time in New York. The location of Jim's apartment was great, it is close to everything, all trains and many cool spots walking distance. all touristic spots are literally 10 mins or less away. all in all Jim was a great host, he gave us our space and at the same time let us know he was always a phone call away if we needed anything. Great Great experience, thanks Jim, hope to see you on our next trip to NYC.