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Very friendly host. Great communication. Clean, cozy studio in a convenient area of Chelsea. Subways, restaurants, and galleries all within walking distance. Will stay here again! Thank you!
The apartment is in a great location, only two blocks from Penn Station and in a pleasant street. Access was a bit of an issue as we had to wait as the people who were meant to meet us with the keys were available but it was only about 15 minutes. On entry the apartment was small and very cluttered. Jon needs to throw out lots of old broken furniture and books that are covered in dust. The apartment was meant to have a kitchen. it doesn't. there are two camp style gas burners and a series of plug in applicances all running off one power point. A real fire hazard. There is no sink in the kitchen area, only one large tub in the bathroom. The fridge was old and rusty. There was no washing machine and when asked we were told we needed to take the washing to Jon's friends place twenty houses down the street. we didn't! Although it was winter there was no evidence of the garden or BBQ. The apartment was incredible hot and the windows were hard to access to open due to grates on them. Good location and the place needs a good clean the throw out of the junk and honest description and it would be a good place to stay.
The studio apartment on 357 West 30th street sits 5 minutes away from Penn Station! The location is perfect for the Chelsea areas and near the Fashion and Theater Districts.
The building is pre-war. We climbed three flights of narrow stairs to reach the apartment. The heat was on because it's winter. The apartment was very, very hot.
A nice Latino couple in charge of cleaning met us (they were still cleaning after the former guest). When we mentioned the heat, the man suggested that we turn on the air conditioner to make the room cooler. We did not. He had told us how to open the fire scape window; we opened it just a bit at night so we could get a cooler room and some air. The level of noise increased with the open window.
Like the building, the furnishings are older and quaint, student apartment-style. Things were a bit dusty on top of the closets and hard to reach corners. The triple plug strip hanging from the wall to power small appliances we believed to be a fire hazard. A light hanging over the table was covered with dusty paper cut outs; it did not work and we did not try it because it too could be a fire hazard.
There were two camping style one burner gas stoves. We ran out of gas on the second day and decided not to bother. We only made tea, not cooked.
The bathroom has a good glass encased shower; one of the faucets fell off when one of us opened it. We had good towels, hair dryer and hand soap. The large bathroom sink is multipurpose: washing dishes, clothes, brushing teeth.
The mirror on the wall near the bed was dusty. The bed was OK, but we could not be sure that the cover of the comforter had been washed. The feather pillows were old and prickly.
We reacted somewhat allergically to the place.
It is a convenient place if you have the energy to rough it up during your stay. We are not picky but we will try something different next time.
There´s NO lift/elevator.
In general everything was good, I though have to notice that the apartment is not very clean and would benefit from renewing. Anyway it´s been a somewhat nice experience.
We stayed for a week at Jon's place. For us it was just perfect. Shops and food nearby and Penn Station was just a 5 minutes walk. Jon was always quick to answer any questions and did everything he could to help us. I highly recommend him as host :-)
Jon's neighbour gave us the key and showed us the apt. He was very nice and on time. We didn't get the chance to meet Jon though, but he was available through the phone.
The apt is very cosy. There are some little things that have to get fixed, but it's a very nice place, not far from the subway. Even if we had a little issue during the last night, Jon is a very accomodating person and a nice host !
Thank you !
Jon was very easy to get in touch with and checked in to be sure everything went smoothly. Check in and check out was easy. This is my first time using AirBnB and this was a really good first impression. As for the accomodations, the apartment is just as it appears. Its perfect for a weekend in NYC but I doubt I'd want to stay longer because the bed isn't terribly comfy - its more like a large futon. I was pleasantly surprised that it was so quiet at night considering its NYC.
My host made me feel extremely welcome. He kept in constant contact with me to make sure my check in went smoothly.
The room was exactly as advertised.
The location of this apartment is excellent. It is in a safe neighborhood and convenient to all of NYC.
Jon made it very easy to check-in and check-out of his apartment. He was easy to get in touch with during our stay and made sure to check with us, in case we needed anything.
His apartment is in a nice location. It's a bit older, but he's in the process of having some repairs done, which I'm sure will fix up the place nicely. It's worth noting that there isn't much in the way of a kitchen, so I wouldn't plan on cooking here. Overall, though, it was clean and comfortable and I'd recommend staying here.
Jon was an amazing host!!! This was my first time using this service and I will certainly work with Jon again. The apt looked just like the pictures and the space was very clean. I was assisted by his friend down the street and she too was very prompt and helpful. Jon has great communication. He checked on us immediately and addressed every question I had right away. Thanks Jon!
Jon was an exceptionally terrific guest ! Hosting people like Jon is what makes using this website so wonderful and so easy. We are lucky to have had the opportunity to meet such a great person and would welcome him back anytime!!