I am a doctoral candidate in mathematics at UC Berkeley.
This summer I traveled to France's Dordogne region, to London, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Salzburg, Berlin, and Barcelona. The trip would not have been possible without Airbnb.
Pro: Centrally located. Nice owner.
Con: on the small side. The futon is in the kitchen
Overall a good experience. Recommended, if you are not to spoiled.
Arthur was a great host. He was very flexible and allowed us to book at the last minute, which was really a life-saver. The apartment was clean and comfortable, and really well located. It was perfect for our stay.
We enjoyed our stay in Arthur's studio. Location is fantastic, very close to downtown Berkeley, and the space was clean and comfortable. Arthur was a very responsive host.
Arthur has a great place right by campus, and really he couldn't be a better host - he thoroughly cleaned the place before I got there, and really made sure I had everything I needed, even checking in the next day to see how everything was going. In the midday sun the apartment can get little warm, but honestly that's the only issue with the place, and a very minor one at that. The bed is comfortable, there is goo sitting space inside out outside, and in general it is a very quiet place.
Good location, very nice!
We had two great multiple night stays at Arthur's studio. Arthur was very gracious, professional, and had the place exceptionally clean and orderly upon arrival. I appreciated his flexibility in checking in and checking out. The location is very central and quiet given the close proximity to Shattuck. I highly recommend staying here over the overly expensive Berkeley hotels. I look forward to staying here in the future!
I really liked the place and found the location perfect! At very short walking distance to beautiful UC campus and main streets with lots of great restaurants, cafés and shops... Recommendable for a cozy stay! Thanks, Arthur!
This was a great rental and home base for our visit to San Francisco. We stayed 3 nights and on 2 full days we drove into SF for our planned outings. Communications leading up to our stay and during with Arthur were very good. We met Arthur at the studio, got a quick tour and instructions and off he went. We visited the area in the evenings and found Berkeley to be a great university town with lots of local restaurants and a couple local book stores. My son and husband really enjoyed visiting the Berkeley Public Library. Unfortunately, we didn't get to visit the campus as we were tight on time.
The unit itself was clean and sufficient for our stay. It fit 2 adults and one almost teenager well. The internet connection was excellent and we didn't get to use the audio system, but imagine it would be great. Arthur keeps the unit in a tidy and organized manner.
Only thing to be aware is if you have a car, the street parking near the studio is limited to 2 hours, but is free. In the evenings after 7pm until 8am the next morning, you can park your car overnight no problem. We worked around this and left the unit before 10am and would come back in the evening, find a spot and left our car parked overnight.
There is a great pizza place that we read about and walked by the first evening on Shattuck named Cheeseboard Pizza. There were lots of people sitting on the median eating pizza, but we arrived just after the place closed at 8pm. There was a lineup of people still ordering pizza in front of the closed sign. Give it a try if you get a chance.
Noticed that there are 2 Bart stations close by, one a couple of blocks by foot and one a little further away where you can park your car and hop onto the Bart. Would highly recommend this unit if you are visiting the Berkeley area or using it as a home base.
Arthur is a nice and very friendly host, easy to communicate during our stay. The studio is in a very good location to campus, BART, MUNI and many restaurants and grocery stores, however it is convenient but not noisy. Inside the room, Wi Fi is stable and Arthur provides the player which can connect to iphone for music.
Overall, I recommand this to all if you want to visit downtown Berkeley.
Ein super Standort für einen San Francisco und Berkley Besuch. Klein, fein und komplett eingerichtet. Selbst für eine kleine Familie ging es, obwohl schon sehr an der Grenze. Die Kommunikation mit Arthur war bestens. Wir haben ihn nur beim einchecken getroffen. Er hat auf uns gewartet, alles sehr unkompliziert und zu empfehlen!
Arthur has been a great guest, super flexible and polite. He looks and adventurer man with who is interesting to talk to. Speaks Spanish quite well and I had an easy comunication with him. Clean and respectul.
This apartment was everything I could have asked for. Very clean, and amazingly close to everything in downtown Berkeley. It's really at the center of it all! I grabbed a cup of coffee and was at the BART station just five minutes after I'd rolled out of bed. Wonderful deal!
I would be happy to vouch for Arthur, either for someone to consider him as a guest or to use his studio apartment. I have stayed at his studio, and it is cozy and cute. Easy street access yet quiet since it faces the back. Walking distance to everything you can imagine; coffee shops with internet, bars, grocery shopping, and four-star restaurants. The corner location allows two walls to not touch any other tenant's apartments. Arthur is neat and clean and quiet, and his place reflects that!