Geek | startup lover | creative thinker. In love with the Burg.
This was my first foray into the world of airbnb, and it definitely exceeded my expectations! The apartment was just as described and in a great location. Super close to the L train and only a few stops from all the action in Manhattan. Williamsburg itself has a really cool vibe and there are loads of great bars and places to eat within walking distance. I only met Giorgia and Benjamin briefly as they were away for the few days I was there, but they were very welcoming and made the whole process straightforward and pain free. I think they have definitely succeeded in adopting the "my place is yours" approach. Highly recommended!
We had a great stay at Giorgia & Ben's lovely homebase and only can repeat what many airbnb-traveller already said: the hosts are very nice and helpful!
Our room was perfect, the bed was comfy and we had enough space for our stuff.
You should like dogs, Skye was very cute although barky each time we arrived home.
The place is really good located, you reach everything very easy!
So if you travel to NY, Giorgia & Ben's home (email hidden) to stay!
Esta fue nuestra primera vez usando AirBnB y la experiencia fue increíble, tuvimos la oportunidad de convivir sólo un día con Ben y Giorgia y eso nos bastó para saber que son unas maravillosas personas, muy agradables y alegres. La habitación es de tamaño regular, con una cajonera y una mesa para poder colocar cosas como la computadora, tienen todos los servicios como agua caliente, refrigerador, estufa, wifi, etc. Nosotros sólo llegábamos a dormir por lo que no tuvimos la necesidad de usar la cocina.
El rumbo es muy tranquilo y la estación del metro está a tan solo unos metros, justo a un lado de un lugar de Bagels donde pudimos comprar jugo, leche y cosas para desayunar. Manhattan está a 3 estaciones de metro y es muy fácil moverse en el metro.
Antes de llegar a NY nos enviaron por mail las instrucciones para poder llegar al departamento y fue de mucha ayuda, también nos podíamos comunicar por mensajes de celular y estuvieron al pendiente de nuestra llegada. Sin duda una buena experiencia para nuestra primera vez usando AirBnB.
Ben and Giorgia were awesome hosts. The room was clean and prepped when I showed up to check in.
The location is fantastic, right off the L train, and surprisingly not too loud at night.
Really good experience ! The localization is just perfect to discover Manhattan (subway very close, direct line to Union Park) and Williamsburg (really nice neighborhood). Nice flat with everything we need (clean sheets and towels, cooking equipements, hair drier, wifi connection, etc. No washing machine, but there is a laundry service in the same street, at 100 meters). The dog is absolutely not a problem ! Just take the time to become his friend :)
Stayed with Ben and Giorgia for a week and it was seamless and easy. Room is exactly as described. Communication was easy. Apartment was clean. Bed was comfortable. TV was available. WiFi was strong. Ben and Giorgia were very nice and helpful. There are some very nice restaurants and bars in the area. I would definitely stay again (and as I go to NYC quite a bit, very well may stay again).
This was my first airbnb experience and it couldn't have been better. Ben and Giorgia are lovely- friendly, knowledgeable and easy going, and equally happy to chat or to let you do your own thing. I stayed for 2 weeks, one of them was with my 9 year old daughter and we felt right at home. She loved taking Skye for walks! The area is great, lots of bars, cafes and restaurants close by and the subway is so convenient. I would definitely stay again. Thanks guys!
Pictures and descriptions in the ad were very accurate. Had a great time staying with Giorgia & Ben. Would definitely stay here again. The bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean.
I had a great stay at Giorgia & Ben's homebase and I only can repeat what many airbnb-traveller already said: the host is very relaxed and let you do your thing but if you need any assistent or tips they're always there or reachable and very helpful. Williamsburg (email hidden), the subway is only just around the corner and you're only 2 stops away from Manhattan. Even if Giorgia and Ben often working from home you always have the feeling that is really no problem and ok to move free in the small basement apartment. But - as also said often - you should love dogs, as it's always a loud welcome if you come back to your apartment. If I'm looking again for something perfectly located related to public transport I definetively will ask them again as you can reach really each point of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens ... with only one changee of subway line.
We had a great time staying with Giorgia and Benjamin (and Skye!). They were friendly and helped make our trip to NYC a wonderful experience. The location is very convenient, and it was easy to get around. As a vegan, I was happy to have three completely vegan eateries within a short walk, plus plenty of other options for food and drinks. If we get another chance to stay in NYC, we'll definitely look them up.
It was very nice to meet them! Although our paths didn't cross often, when we did see them they were very warm and friendly. They kept the house in great condition and were overall lovely guests!