I am making documentary films, so everything is interesting to me :)
György's flat must be a gem in Paris: convenient location + vivid and beautiful neighborhood + cheap rent!
The photos may look a bit dull, the reality is much better. The flat is light and airy. Little and very cosy. Clean and equipped. I was sleeping comfortably in the sofa which is long enough for one person, while my two young daughters were sharing the upper double bed. After a long day's visit the shower was hot and strong enough. György provided clean shower towels and shower gel (shampoo would be appreciated too:). The kitchen has everything, tea and coffee, pasta and sauce, oil and vinegar. I even found some fresh garlic cloves! The stove however was behaving a bit strange, took quite some time to bring to the boil. I solved it by using the tea kettle to boil hot water, then pour into the pan for cooking pasta.
György has informed me that the nearest metro station was Gare de l' Est, but we found that the station Jacques Bonsergent on the orange line 5 is much closer. A straight road right outside the exit (I forgot the name of the street, but it was exit no. 4), then crossing the lovely Canal St. Martin and you will be there. This little street have many small restaurants, fast food shops and groceries.
A bit detour here: We enjoyed the crepes at Lulu most, 4 euro upwards for all salty and sweet delicious flavours. The caramelised apple is the best as afternoon treat, while the meat sauce, sausage and cheese crepes for lunch was very satisfactory. They cost 8 and 10 euros, good deal and big portion.
The flat is located on 5/F, be prepared to go around the typical Parisian staircase. It as ok though. The window/balcony looks upon the back street and neighbour buildings rooftops. It was very quiet during mornings and nights too.
To add to the cosy living, György's comprehensive collection of dvd movies and music make it even more homey and relaxing. His jazz CDs choice was fantastic.
In all, everything was very good. I surely will book it again next time we visit charming Paris. Thank you György!
Great flat and host. Very responsive (although we never actually met.) Couch is very comfortable pull out bed, other bed is a bunk very near ceiling. Neighborhood is just the right distance from the center. Lots of bikes around the corner. Exactly like the photos. Think college dorm with small living room.
György's apartment was great to stay in for a few nights it had everything we needed and if we had any issues he was easily reachable. It was in a good location with everything easy to get to. I would recommend this apartment
Super Week-end .... Appartement au calme et agréable :) quartier sympathique et pas loin du métro :) :) :)
Gyorgy was an excellent host. He recommended Pink Flamingo Pizza down the street and it was excellent! The apartment slept three very comfortably and the location is perfect! Canal St. Martin is a fun/interesting/safe neighborhood and I can't wait to return. Thanks Gyorgy!
Nuestra experiencia fue excelente! Sorprendidos por el lindo vecindario, la luminosidad del apartamento, limpio, acogedor. Nos sentimos muy bien atendidos y agradablemente sorprendidos por la belleza del sector y del departamento. Cerca del metro... Honestamente, no podiamos pedir mas! Buen lugar, buen precio, muy recomendable! Dormimos muy comodos los 4. Gracias gyorgy!
Response from György:
Merci beaucoup!!! :)
I had a great experience with having Gyorgy as my host. Communication before and during the stay was very smooth, and the apartment was very cozy!
Appartement agréable. Louer pour 2 adultes et 2 enfants ..idéales. je le conseil. Heures souples
My stay at gyorgys flat was GREAT!! The flat is exactly like the pictures, the sofa bed is huge and comfortable.. The whole place is cute and cozy.
We had a great time at Gyorgy's place! nice area too! Thanks! Recommend.