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Traveler. Been to 25+ countries and looking forward to seeing more. I love delicious food, warm people, and great conversation. I'm laid back and like meeting people from different parts of the country/world so I can learn more.
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Ali is a really friendly guy, and made sure I had everything I needed. He told me the best places to get around and where to go in the neighborhood. The neighborhood is fine, just be aware of your surroundings. The room actually looks a little different at the moment because he switched some things to make it more convenient for guests. When I got there he had a professional cleaner there who did a great job. The walls are a little thin, so the upstairs neighbors' tv and walking around were pretty noticeable, but I still got pretty good rest.
Ali is an incredible host, and he is an awesome human being. His home is well-designed and very comfortable. Prior to my arrival, Ali contacted me to ensure that I had all the information that I needed to locate and reach his home, which is a short walk from the BART station. I really appreciated this proactive communication. Thanks to Ali, I discovered Oakland's vibrant and eclectic Piedmont Street cafes, shops, and restaurants. (Thanks for the recommendation to dine at your favorite restaurant, Ali!) I will be traveling to San Francisco for work quite often during the next 2-3 months. I certainly hope that Ali's home will be available for me to book during my upcoming visits. Many thanks again, Ali! I really appreciate you.
My stay with Ali was super Awesome. He is great person,feel like home while staying with him and very clean environment.I really enjoyed and has fun staying at Ali's Place
This was my first time using airbnb so I was a little nervous and did not know what to expect. When I met Ali he was so nice and made sure that I was comfortable and felt safe and had all that I needed. He said that he wanted the apartment to feel like my space as well as his and I had full access to everything! I was able to cook, make coffee, make tea, keep my things in the bathroom and even had access to his room which has a large TV (Netflix) and a PS3. I'm a Cal student so the location of the apartment was also great. About a 6-10 minute walk to Bart and/or the bus lines on Telegraph. Very convenient! Not only was he an amazing host but he's also a really cool person who has traveled a lot and can have a conversation about almost anything. I had my own privacy (you can lock the door to his room and the one to the kitchen) whenever needed but never felt uncomfortable with him around. Staying with such a great person, in a cute apartment, and in a great location made my stay easy and welcoming. Ali was just great company all around and I'm so glad that I got the chance to get to know him!
It was really nice staying with Ali, he is wonderful host, place was neat, clean and comfortable.
I only stayed with Ali one night but he was a wonderful host. His place was very clean, comfortable, and he made sure I had everything I needed. I was there for an interview and he even made sure I would have plenty of time to get ready in the morning since its a shared bathroom. He was very welcoming and happy to speak with me about the area, restaurants, etc but also let me do my own thing. I had a rental car and there was plenty of street parking in front of the apartment. Overall it was a great experience and I would be happy to stay there again and would recommend Ali's place to others.
Ali is a good guy, very attentive, very friendly, and very welcoming. He had to leave unexpectedly early in my stay and just left me his keys with free reign of his place. He was very communicative, and made frequent check-ins to ensure that the stay was proceeding satisfactorily. Recommended if you are looking for a low-key place with a chill host.
Ali is a great host, period! Place is clean and tidy. I really like the fact that you take your shoes off when inside the pad which is, for me, a sign of respect and cleanliness. Parking is a big deal for me and I had no issue looking for one. Thumbs up, bro!
Thanks Nick! You were similarly a great guest to have and happy to have you back when you're in the area.
The room was exactly as pictured with a few extra amenities that made travel easier such as space in a closet to hang clothes and an iron and ironing board. Ali was great - he made sure we connected well in advance by phone to arrange a time for me to begin my stay. He encouraged me to make myself at home and checked in occasionally to see if I needed anything. I also enjoyed talking to him during my stay and hearing about his work and sharing more about what brought me to the city. This space had all the basics that I need for travel - comfy bed, clean room & bathroom, etc. The room has a separate entrance. There's also a kitchen space that I had access to although I didn't get to use it as much because most of my meals I eat out but it was nice to know I could have. This place is really close to the BART and it is easy to get around Oakland and into SF. This is good because if you do not use the kitchen, there aren't a lot of restaurants in the immediate vicinity so BARTing into Downtown Oakland is easy and quick.
This was my first time using AirBnB - usually I stay in hotels - this was a nice alternative and definitely more cost-effective option for my work travel which keeps on the road multiple days at a time.
I loved staying with Ali. He was such a wonderful host that I scarcely felt like I had just met him. Really some people just have a way of making you feel at ease and he is that sort of person. He really made me feel welcome and within a day it was like we were old friends. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a host or if the situation called for it as a guest.