I really enjoy living abroad and getting to know new cultures.
I am very sociable and like to hang out with my friends as much as possible.
Also, coming from Germany I really enjoy the weather in Beirut.
Well admittedly we had to fix the shower (for the first time since I live in the flat) and yes we have 3 hours electricity cuts, but this is the shortest in Beirut...
BUT the TV works for watching DVDs which I have many of - as my guests usually don‘t speak arabic, nobody ever requested public television before.
Internet DOES work, once a month I have to recharge it - text me and its on in 3 minutes.
To complain about the price really surprised me: The price they were getting fro THREE people was cheaper than even the HOSTELS. I guess they had the expectation that Beirut is dirt cheap, but it is not. Nonetheless, I make fair prices. You DO get Air Conditioning and a lot of charme, but no, it is not one of those self sufficient luxury towers with its own electricity supply etc.
Most buildings do NOT have a generator, but one can get an individual
power supply, which is very weak electricity.
The generator NEVER operates the ELEVATORS.
You cannot use it for heating or cooling.
You cannot wash or use too many things simultaneously.
The fuses in the basement pop out easily.
Many areas have 8 hours or more rolling blackouts whereas my area has
"only" 3 hours which is the shortest power outage in the country.
What is important is that you have PUBLIC electricity as long as
possible because ONLY with public electricity you can operate ALL the
Therefore the electricity situation at my place is not that bad
compared to Lebanon standards.
Admittedly you won‘t have internet for 3 hours during the day, but
this was never a big deal for my guests.
As for additional guests - I would like to point out that the sofa in
the salon converts into a double bed.
All in all, please also read all the other reviews to get an
impression of my place.