I'm a website programmer doubled with a rock band bassman ((website hidden)). Going to Germany for my sister's wedding and then to Budapest to visit my family
I stayed here while attending French classes at UQAM this summer. A recent business professional, I didn't want a dormitory setup for my stay. I also had been to Montreal several times prior, as a tourist, for work, for a retreat but this time I wanted to immerse myself and live like a local. As fate would have it, it was my first time using Airbnb and it was Charles first time hosting.
The host Charles was incredibly gracious, meeting me at the train station to help me with my bags and ease me into my first few moments in Montreal. He took me around the neighbourhood of HoMa to show me where to do groceries, have a coffee, eat, drink, catch the subway and rent a bike. The Metro station Joliette is a couple minutes walk away, only five quick stops to campus in downtown Montreal. Marche Maisonneuve (a smaller version fo Marche Jean Talon) within walking distance. Two BIXI stations nearby. Charles was kind enough to throw in his BIXI key during my stay. He was also prompt in answering any questions that arose during my stay.
The apartment itself was fresh, bright with lots of sunlight and fresh air throughout. Decorated with measured simplicity and discernment to allow the artwork of local artists hung on the walls to truly stand out.
HoMa is a colorful neighbourhood mixed with long time residents, families, students and professionals. I enjoyed walking through the laneway behind the Metro station at the end of the day, hearing the soft sounds coming from the lives of Montreallers. Ascending the beautiful spiral stepcase to my apartment after a long day in city always brought a smile to my face.
What can I say ...? Charles was a great guest. He is smart, open, respectful and generous. He left the place absolutly spotless. Charles is always welcome and I do highly recommend him.