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The reservation was canceled 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Prefection! Comfortable bed, great location, and awesome people! Couldn't be happier!
The reservation was canceled 9 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The locations is great.
This was my first experience with Airbnb and my first time to New York so I didn't know what to expect. We picked Ben's place because it is in the heart of downtown. Ben's place was difficult to find with little instruction on how to find it once on the street. Once inside the building we got trapped in the elevator for a few minutes until Ben let us out. His place felt like a college frat house with almost no furniture and trash piled in the middle of the flat. He wasnt sure what room we were staying in (so more guests were coming?). The accommodations were very spartan. We had a set of keys and towels. The bed was firm but doable. He told us he would not be in town for NYE. He asked me to keep the elevator gate closed because random people sometimes come in, but the staircase door was never locked and often ajar. The other guests, Madonna and friend, arrived and I had to let them in otherwise there was no one else to have been there to do it and she would have been outside in the cold and we had barely arrived. There was also a random guy who just showed up on New Years who was drunk and walking around and slamming doors, laying on the floor and yelling on the phone. A bizarre experience where I didn't feel safe. Very bizarre.
The house is in a very nice location! The room is very big, however it has just one bed, and my group was of 4 people. We stayed 2 days without toilet paper.
Ben was very accommodating and hospitable. The location is very good and convenient. The bedroom is basic but he let us use the mattresses and the entirety of the property however you are paying for the location.
The location of Ben's place is right in the action of the Big Apple. Close to Bryant Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the subway. He was unable to be there when I stayed but made sure that his roommate was there to let us in. This was very considerate considering that we had the first train out and got to NYC really early.
The location is perfect. It's so close to subways, and port authority, which is how we arrived. It's walking distance to Times Square and all the other tourist midtown highlights. Benjamin was great about coordinating with our late arrival and was very friendly. His place is a great place to crash.
Benjamin was a great guest!
Ben was a great and accommodating host. His gorgeous Santa Monica apartment is sandwiched right between the Santa Monica Blvd and the Wilshire Blvd, so you can quickly get to the beach, as well as Westwood, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. There are some great sushi restaurants and bars right around the corner and more upscale establishments around the Santa Monica pier. Highly recommend Ben's place, I am sure you'll enjoy it.