Wide interests - nature, culture, architecture
Love meeting new people and enjoy variety of cuisines
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I have visited Manhattan several times over the years, but decided to use Airbnb for the first time in March 2014 because I wanted a better value than paying for a hotel room. Jan-Paul responded quickly to my emails and I stayed 3 nights at his place. He's a friendly, helpful and quiet host. I'm a light sleeper and because the apartment is on the back side of the building, there was no traffic noise and I slept well.
The bathroom just across the hall was very clean. The simply furnished room is comfortable, although the windows don't provide much natural light because they face air & light shafts. However, two floor lamps in the room provided all the illumination I needed for the short time I spent in the room when I wasn't sleeping. The main living room and kitchen at the back offer much more natural light.
The Wi-Fi connection was very good too - cable modem data rates.
The location was perfect for my needs: a safe neighborhood, only 10 minutes walk to Broadway shows, a deli (Bread & Honey) just around the corner serving good and inexpensive breakfasts and lunches, countless restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines within walking distance, two blocks from the E-line subway station to get to/from JFK airport for only $2.50 + $5.00 (AirTrain) and easy subway connections to other parts of the city.
In summary, Jan-Paul made my first experience with Airbnb an excellent one! He has plans to renovate the apartment, so I'm sure it will be even nicer in the near future. Great host, great location and I would definitely stay there again!
Great location. Just a few blocks from Times square. Close to several subway lines. The room includes two single beds. Well heated in the winter. The bathroom is just across the hall. Laundry in the basement using a laundry card. Juan Paul provided all the necessary assistance.
That was my first time in NY. Not too much time, just 3 days. Jan Paul was very kind giving me a map and important recommendations. It was very cold but his home is very warm. He told me about special deals for shows on Broadway and gave me a ticket to see my favorite painting at Moma! His place is just in the middle of everything, a perfect location.
Great stay in NY.
Location is fantastic, the room is comfy. Beds are a little small but still comfortable. The host was extremely welcoming and helpful, and made the stay very enjoyable. Gave me great tips for food, shows on Broadway, and museums !
Have recommended to my GF as neighborhood seems very safe.
We stayed at Jan-Paul's for a few days over New Year's Eve and would definitely stay here again. From the start, he was quick to reply to my emails. The description of the room and location is exactly as described on the site.
Jan-Paul is a great host and made us feel comfortable and welcome at his place. He offered some great tips ie.good places to eat and places to shop.
Jan-Paul's apt. is clean and convenient ( a short walking distance to everything)- subways, shopping , eateries , Central Park, and Time's Square. The area is very safe.
We would definitely stay here again and recommend his place. Thanks Jan-Paul for your hospitality. We had a great time! Pearl and Sean from Toronto
Jan-Paul was courteous, quiet and thoughtfully graced my room with a lovely vase of flowers. Thank you!
Jan-Paul was a fantastic host! Made me feel welcome from the moment I walked in. Having never been to NYC, Jan-Paul provided several suggestions for places to go and things to see, all of which were extremely helpful. My room was clean, organized, and comfortable. For the price and location, I couldn't be more pleased with my stay. I would recommend staying at Jan-Paul's in a heartbeat -- thank you for everything!
Jan-Paul is a great host. He was very accomodating, helpful and generally made me feel welcome. The room is as shown, more than enough to stay a few nights. Finally, the location is perfect, especially if you love Central Park.
Fantastic place with a great host!
Our stay at Jan-Paul's apartment was great. Very good location and great host. The apartment is close to subway stations, Broadway, dance school (which was perfect for me), and other amenities. He was very accommodating and flexible with the check-in /check out time.