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My host AJ is a very friendly and accommodating host. The bed was comfortable and ample fresh towels were provided for a 10 day stay. He was not at the apartment much at all, so it was nice having privacy in a spacious room in the middle of town. The downside of AJ not being around was it took a few days to fix the internet which was running at dial up speed when I arrived (full disclosure: I didn't report it right away, but when I did it took a few days). I was grateful to have it fixed, but not seeing AJ made it harder to it resolve.
On the *needs improvement* side, the shower/bath needs maintenance. Leaky washers made it difficult to have a decent shower. Also the built-in heater in the room needs cleaning and there was only *just enough* TP for the stay (honestly I don't use that much!)
Some advice to AJ for future guests: it would be useful to have printed instructions lying around for how to access the washing machines and where to take the trash. The basement level is a bit of maze to the uninitiated.
Overall I recommend staying at AJ's place. ☆☆☆☆
AJ was a very accommodating host. He wasn't staying in the apartment himself, but was always quickly reachable, responding to any request within minutes, pretty much at any time of the day.
- Pros: apartment conveniently located within walking distance of Union Square
- Cons: the bathroom as well as the rest of the building could use some maintenance...
It was a good time staying in these apartments. Everything was fine. Very quiet place, despite it is very close to Union Square with its numerous cafes, shops hotels and sightseeing. Location is also good - very close to Financial district, Cable Car, Union Square and Market street. Starbucks, 7Eleven, Walgreens, and many other needful places are in walking distance.
We didn't see much of Aj other than at check-in time seeing as our stay was during the holiday season. We ended up having the apartment to ourselves for the entirety of our visit which was great considering the cost. The apartment is a nice spacious place for downtown-ish San Francisco and in a very convenient location. Aj himself was a very pleasant, flexible, and responsive host. It was a nice, easy stay; thanks Aj!
AJ is a great guy! He communicates fast and is cool to talk to him
About the house: big, clean, tidy. Kitchen with lot of equipments. The location is perfect for someone who works in Financial District.
Bedroom has a comfy bed and huge closet.
I really enjoyed my time there
Great location and well presented apartment. Would stay there again.
AJ was great - we met up when I arrived, but after that (mostly because of my insanely busy schedule while I was there!) I didn't see him at all.
As others have said, easy walking to everything downtown. To put it in perspective, I was able to walk from the apartment to Moscone center in less than 15 minutes.
Sutter street pub - 1 1/2 blocks down - serves a hearty burger. Pair that with a good beer, and your set for the afternoon!
Also Cafe Bean (1/2 block down) will set you up with a very nice cappuccino for $3.00 in the morning - no lines, in and out, great start to the day.
Would definitely do this again.
Great experience. Location good. Apartment building old but well maintained. Good space. Chill (in the good sense) host.
Amazing stay!!! The location could not be more convenient. Minutes from union square-walking, minutes from china town-walking, and just a few bus stops away from fishermans warf. Heads up, if you plan on walking from Bart to AJ's If taking you are going to pass through a couple streets of shadiness, but once your a few blocks up from Bart you have nothing but amazing restaurants and cute cafés. We got there at 1130pm and walked, no harm, just a little crunchy especially for a girl, I'd maybe just get a cab next time. As far as the room, I'd say sunny spacious downtown room describes it perfectly. The bed took a little getting use to(kinda springy) but the whole apartment is nice! AJ was super helpful in getting us situated and even made some killer suggestions on where to eat! He was way friendly and we really didn't see much of him at all, busy guy. Highly recommend it, would ABSOLUTELY stay there again. Thanks AJ for being a great host!
Emily and Andrew
AJ was fantastic and the place was great. I really enjoyed the neighborhood - very convenient for fun activities, shopping, sightseeing, and public transportation. It was so well-connected that AJ talked me into not renting a car, which was absolutely the right call. He even picked me up at the airport, which was way above and beyond!
AJ was an awesome guest! We would definitely have him stay again.
AJ is a fun and easy going guest with experience traveling in Asia. It was fun to trade stories and get recommendations for upcoming trips. I wish my place wasn't booked for his trip back through town, but I have a feeling he'll be back again!