There are two listings for this apt: 1) the latest is 'Bedroom in Large Loft Space' & 2) 'Loft With A View' (the view is from the roof - view from the apt is a brick wall). 'Loft With A View' has bad reviews.
DO NOT STAY HERE!
After I arrived, host told me this listing was not allowed by building management but he is doing it anyway. On the first day, host escorted me out of the building through the back entrance, past piles of building garbage, to avoid the front desk.
Here is what happened:
*FRONT DOOR DOES NOT LOCK: Your do not get a key because there is no key. Door knob broken. Anyone enter apt at any time. This is NYC - people get robbed and murdered.
*NO SOAP: There is NO SOAP ANYWHERE. Violation of Health Code for bathroom. Host said he would get soap for apt 4 times. Never did. (I used a small bar of hotel soap from another trip.)
*KITCHEN UNUSABLE: Picture of kitchen is FALSE. It is a filthy pigpen - out of 'Hoarders'. Every surface/countertop covered with garbage. Cannot see floor. Cannot even enter - floor piled high with crap.
*CANNOT HAVE A GLASS OF WATER: There are no glasses anywhere. Not even a paper cup so I could get water from the bathroom sink!
*DIRTY BATHROOM: Tub and floor dirty. Dried urine stains around bowl. Got out of shower with bare feet - feet were brown from filth on floor.
*DIRTY TOWELS: Towels had not been laundered. Disgusting.
*DANGEROUS ACCESS TO SLEEPING LOFT: Steep and dangerous ladder. Can break you neck at night to use bathroom. I slept on futon on lower floor.
*HOST IS NOISY: This host does not know the meaning of the word 'quiet'. There is no insulation in this apt - noise carries. Host is constantly banging about the apt, listening to the radio, going in and out the front door (past the bed). Nonstop. I had 3 hours of sleep the first night. Ruined my visit.
*SMOKING: This host smokes day and night. His Bambu rolling papers are visible. Draw your own conclusion. Second-hand smoke all over apt. He coughs incessantly and loudly when smoking.
Keep looking - DO NOT STAY HERE.
We can see that Ben is willing to make things well. The appartement is durty however and there is no organisation. Several persons arrived at the same time for the same bedroom and finally I got the couch because I arrived the last.
If you are not too much regarding however, this is a top location for a very low price.
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Quartier super, immeuble magnifique avec vue imprenable. Juste besoin de nettoyer la cuisine trop sale pour y préparer son manger
I had a great time - Ben was a great host and the apartment was very convienently located in midtown. Happy to recommend :)
I unfortunately would not recommend this Loft Rental for the following reasons:
- The host is not allowed by the apartment building management to host Airbnb guests and the doorman was not inviting
- My belongings had to be hidden when taken upstairs to the apartment
- I was not allowed to state I was an Airbnb guest, I had to say I was a personal guest
- The apartment cleanliness is not up to par or appropriate for guests
- The apartment has an odor and is not clean
- My "room" or personal space which consisted of a lofted bed was not ready when I checked in ( I literally ran into the family checking out and had to sit and wait for them to leave)
- My bed was not made or ready until very late
- The floor and desk area in the lofted area were covered with little bugs
- The host stayed in the apartment and slept on the couch which made it extremely tight, uncomfortable, and not stay-able
- There was a gun next to the doorway
- I checked out early as soon as I had a moment in my business trip to move to a new location and find a hotel
I was with Ben with my son of 18. I mailed him at what time we would arrive at his place and he anwsred that it was oke. When we arrived he did'nt know that anymore. He was friendly and we went for a late "dinner"because we did'nt eat much. He was very helpfull. The view is amazing but when it is dark you see the cockroaches walk around there.
But the place was very dirty. The bathroom was dirty and I saw very little insect crawling by the mirror, toilet, washbasin.The "bedroom"where my son slept was so dirty, awfull. The bed is soft and has a big groove. It is not a bed for two people. I slept above him. That bed was oke and it was "cleaner". It fits 2 people.
There was an other girl that slept in his bed in the livingroom. Ben was sometimes away at night or he slept on the couch.
Once when we came home in the evening Ben was lying on the bed of my son, window wide open and "blowing"wheet !!
Another time that we came back he was sleeping in the bed of my son. When we left home we had to go away bij the rear exit and not the front exit because it was not permitted that he held an air b&b at his place.
So I will not recomend his place to other people.
Nice guy. Fellow filmaker. Was quiet and courteous. Would have again.
Ben was a great guest in every way, I recommend him warmly to any other host.