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Travel addict from Helsinki, Finland. Moved to New York after falling in love with the city hustle and bustle. Then moved to Djibouti after falling in love with a frenchman :)
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I have been traveling (business trip) couples of time to Djibouti and this is the first time I ever been to such a place in Djibouti (local standard is very low and there are usually NO service whatsoever); not only the house is fantastic (location by the sea is priceless), nearby all facilities, super clean and offering everything you need (equipped kitchen, living room, great deco and the view for all meals) but the host is making the extra which are also making me recommending so warmly the Guesthouse. Suska, the owner, is very welcoming, making sure every question you may have is answered before you have asked it, helping if you need to organise day trip, etc. We had lovely chat on the terrace; it totally made me totally feel comfortable and at home. I can only recommend to stay there. Thanks Suska for everything, I got my best memories from Djibouti staying at Kossol Guesthouse !
Absolutely no hesitation to stay at Guesthouse Kossol again if ever back in Djibouti. Susanna "Suska" made me feel extremely welcome before I even arrived to the country. Her care in preparation for your arrival is unparalleled, especially when considering other places to stay in Djibouti city rarely, if ever, reply to emails sent. She and Nico were extremely helpful in organizing other parts of my stay while in Djibouti.
The guesthouse itself is only a 5-10 minute walk to the city center and located right on the coast, which means the only noise you'll likely hear at night or during the day are the waves crashing just a stone's throw from the comfortable terrace. The rooms and living spaces are well appointed and very cozy.
I felt like I was visiting family or a close friend rather than reserving a room in some hotel. If you make your way to this little travelled corner of Africa, there is no better place to stay than with Suska at Guesthouse "Kossol". I was told that 'Kossol' means smile and that is exactly what you are greeted with when you arrive and whenever Suska comes around to make sure your stay is going well.
We rented this flat for 3.5 weeks and had a marvelous time! The location was amazing. I had 2 small children with me and we never took a taxi. We could walk to linnanmaki amusement park, the supermarket and even the central train station! The bus system is amazing and we could catch the bus right at the end of the street and the tram and metro are a nice stroll down the street. The flat had everything we needed and it was fun to feel like a local. The location was so central and we always felt safe. Although the flat is studio size, the bed is built into a corner with a bed built on top as well. So essentially there are 2 queen size beds. It is also nice to have a lift in the apartment as the flat is on the 4th floor. The host left a plethora of information about local transit, internet and local information that we found very useful. We would definitely stay again on our next visit to Helsinki.
This is a great place! Really well located but quiet neighborhood. We had an excellent experience.
All was perfect, very good location, nice place to stay.
Also, Suska is a very nice person :)
Thank you !
Cool, cozy place with an amazing location. Suska was the perfect accommodating hostess. I have nothing but positive things to say about the whole experience.
We had an awesome stay in Suskas apartment for two nights. The apartment is as described – well designed spaces, good equipment, very clean, very calm and a good location. Perfect for two. We didn’t meet Susanna, but she gave us a lot of helpful instructions . Easy check-in and check-out, Suska’s friend Riska was waiting for us with keys and chocolate.
I can totally recommend staying there!
I adore Susanna and I love, love the apartment! The best part was the little terrace overlooking the backyards below us. And the neighborhood could not be nicer. I hope I stay here again. Susanna is definitely someone I want to befriend. A friendly, kind, interesting woman who gives you space, but is also there when you want to hang out and shoot the breeze. It was also clean and not cluttered with stuff.
This place is immaculate and comfortable and Susanna is warm and friendly. It was easy to make arrangements to pick up the keys. To be honest, I did not see her very much after the first time we met because I was never around and then she left the city for a few days. The location is wonderful: 2 blocks from the A & C subway, less than a minute walk to the Highline, 5 blocks from the Flatiron district, 20 minute walk to Midtown, 20 minutes to the W Village and so much going on in Chelsea. Some may find the loft a little small or awkward getting up to but it is a perfect place to sleep and with all things considered, a pretty quiet city address I would definitely stay here again
Suska was brilliant host as always. I really enjoyed to stay at hers again. If there were any problems, she would fix it asap.
Great to know her.
She is very kind respectful , besutiful and strong woman . I am very happy to know her ..
It was a pleasure making the loft available for Susanna's group of friends from Helsinki. She was always in communication to ensure the smooth arrival, stay and departure of the (10 people!) in her group. They were respectful and very easygoing folks and there were never any difficulties.
I would very happily recommend Susanna to other Airbnb hosts!
Very nice and friendly people, hope they will come bakc to us !
Susanna has been staying with me for the past month and has been a wonderful guest. She is considerate, helpful and a lot of fun! I now consider her a friend and would welcome her back any time. I would highly recommend her to anyone :)
Susanna and her sister came and stayed at my place for a while and were awesome guests. It would be hard to be a more considerate, friendly, clean, and gracious pair of people. I can recommend them very highly as guests.
Great people. Thank you for staying with us. It was a privilege to have such wonderful guests.
Great guest, no problem , the flat was left in very good order.
I'm quite jealous of Susanna's round-the-world travel! She was a great guest and an experience tourist (and shopper!) who would be welcome to stay again any time.
Susanna was a fantastic guest! I can not say enough good things about her! She was considerate, self sufficient, engaging, genuinely lovely to speak to and we really miss having her here. Wish she didn't have to leave and hoping very much to see her again!
Having Susanna around was a nice surprise, she is a very relaxing company to be with...it seems as if she was already here although she came for a few days as a new comer...i hope to continue to know about her and her travels...