I am a 29 year old doctoral student living and studying in NYC
Michal is the perfect host! The apartment is easy to find, close to Manhattan, and large. I highly recommend staying in Astoria, a couple of stops from Manhattan by Subway, compared to a small expensive place on Manhattan. Michal was always easy to write with beforehand and she provided us with exiting things to see and nice local restaurants nearby.
When I get back to NYC, I will definitely use Michal again! She has my highest recommendations!
Michal and Ido have stayed a few nights in our apartment in Berlin.
They make an impression of a kind and decent couple. The apartment was left very tidy, they arrived and left punctually and we had no problems communicating at all.
We recommend these guys to any other host on Airbnb, and look forward hosting them again.