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30 year old kiwi who used to work for Airbnb in London, now working at YPlan. Passion for travelling and people who love to travel!
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As this was my first ever AirBnB-trip I can`t really compare. But all I can say is: I just cannot believe that all AirBnB locations and hosts are that great. Matt and his lovely roommates made me feel at home from the first second. They were all so kind and well educated, we had lots of things to talk about. The appartment and my room were as cozy as you can see in the pictures. The neighborhood is calm, beautiful and close to the underground. For that price you really cannot ask for more. This was a business trip, but I will definitely return with my family for a recreational visit.
Location was great, shower was cold. I didn't meet Matt, but his (website hidden) were very helpful, they suggested some places that I wouldn't've found on my own! Worth the stay for the weekend.
First off, this review is kind of confusing as I stayed on Matt's houseboat on the Regent's Canal and not in the property shown here. Overall I had a very good experience. I was a bit stressed the day that I reached London and it took me a while to get my "canal legs" so to speak... Matt has left instructions and they are fairly comprehensive. I would say, however, that they are not fully idiot proof and it did take me some time to work out the various intricacies of getting everything to work properly. Once that was sorted out, I couldn't have been happier with the accommodation. If you are a big lad such as me, the boat is a little bit on the poky side. However, the bed is comfortable, the location is unique and for your own ship in a really cool part of London it is a really good deal...
Staying for 5 days on Matt’s beautiful Queen Boudicca has been a wonderful experience. It was moored in the Regents Canal in the beautiful Victoria Park, really close to Bethnal Green underground station, a very interesting area. It is peaceful but not isolated or even quiet – the place is full of runners, people walking their dogs, mothers with children in strollers, et cetera. And plenty of people living on all the narrow boats along the canal.
Staying on the boat itself is great. The only thing that didn’t work so well on the boat was the BT internet connection but there are plenty of cool cafés and taverns in the neighbourhood with free WIFI so this wasn’t really a problem for me. Other than that: the heating, the cooktop, the shower with warm water – everything worked well. You can get the boat nicely warm on a cold morning or night – when I came here last week, winter announced itself so I was very glad about this.
Matt has been very helpful, always replied immediately when I had a question. I would recommend staying on his boat to all people who are not looking for great luxury or 5 star hotel comfort but rather for an alternative, more adventurous, and meaningful experience. I myself will definitely want to come back here.
Lovely time on Matt's boat. Moored in an ideal spot close to Islington, lively high street with great public transport.
Nice people, perfect location!
A little confusion with the keys on the arrival that was solved in few hours, not the cleanest room, but I highly recommend. I would certainly stay at Matt another time.
This was a great location for a great price, and everyone in the flat was lovely. The garden was especially nice for morning coffee, and the proximity to two tube lines and all that Upper Street has to offer was second-to-none. Staying in such a fantastic area for less than $500/week was amazing -- but, I did sacrifice a little for that great price. I would absolutely recommend for travelers on a budget, but I would suggest that this accommodation is not for the more discerning traveler, as it is more student-friendly than business traveler-friendly. Lots of people in and out of the flat (friends, various (website hidden) and other AirBnB-ers), very loud water pipes and toilet, and small bathrooms shared with those others. I was able to roll with it, and had a great time -- and everyone in the flat was kind and friendly.
We had a wonderful time on the "Queen Boudicca", Matt's lovely little houseboat.
The boat was moored near Angel station, which was a very convenient and interesting location. Great to get to City in no time or to Camden Town. Also, Shoreditch is in walking distance. The boat was a peaceful and homey oasis in the center of London!
It's more like a camping experience of course, but that's what makes it so special and comfortable. Also, you have running water and a sink right next to your bed (a real bed), so it's actually better than camping. The boat was warm, very clean. Everything was dry and tidy. Matt had placed fresh flowers on the table, which looked lovely and made the place a home.
Matt was also very friendly with directing us to the right place and helping us out with all our questions. He took care of everything very nicely and reliably. The correspondece was fast and easy and everything worked out perfectly fine! Would definitely go there again!
Thanks for everything! We loved the boat!
Expérience originale. Très roots. Trop.
Photos prisent sous un angle favorable, c'est bien légitime mais peu correct.
Péniche amarrée dans un endroit différent de celui annoncé (pas en mieux :-) )
WC chimique donc pas de popo ( ça a l'air de rien mais ça pose quelques problèmes car à 50 cm du lit)
Douche pour les enfants pas les adultes. Pas d'électricité a part du 12v avec transformateur. Eau rationnée. Pas de frigo ( normal car pas d'elec ). Pas internet bien sur.Sécurité bof, sûreté re-bof. Encore une chance qu'il est pas fait trop froid. Rien de insoutenable bien sur mais quand même. Dernière nuit à l'hôtel :-).
Donc conclusion : trop roots pour nous. Loueur honnête car tout était annoncé sauf le lieu d'amarrage.
Matt and his freinds were very tidy and considerate guests. I hope they enjoyed their stay. I would recommend Matt as an excellent guest.
Matt was easy to communicate with and left the house clean and tidy.
A nice and friendly person that we recommend without hesitation.
Matt is such a great guest,and although his visit was short- would welcome him back , and recommend him to any other hosts.
As a Airbnb employee, Matt was a perfect guest, very congenial and helpful and gave me good advice about the site and hosting. I thank him also for leaving the kitchen spotless. It was a real pleasure to have him and his friend here and I hope he will come back. Véronique
J'ai été ravi de faire connissance de Matt et Johnny, des vrai globetrotter, consiliant, ouvert, agréable.
Matt and Alexandra came for skiing to Bled, but they wouldn't miss the rowing on the lake. The weather was perfect. I look forward to their visit this summer. Lora, December 2012
Matt and Alex have been wonderful guests: friendly and uncomplicated! Would always welcome them back!
It was a pleasure having Matt staying at my flat. He is friendly and polite; I felt confortable sharing my house with him and the room was left clean and tidy. He seems to be an experience traveller and to be very well organize. Thanks (email hidden)ep up the good work!!
Matt has been a great guest, he even helpes us somehow ;) !
It was clear he's been travelling a lot, behaved nicely and took advantage of our offer the best way possible.
Willing to see him back here soon!