Spanish guy from Barcelona living in NY since January 2013 :)
Simply more fantastic than my most optimistic expectations. Had only heard about this site from a friend and frankly was eyeing hotel prices "just in case." The apartment was super neat and cozy, the host great with communication and happy to answer any questions I had, it was super easy to get the key and we had a comfortable bed, a full kitchen, uber-neat bathroom, and a television with local cable and laptop hookup capabilities. This place was amazing. Way to go Raul!
Raul (email hidden) and he is very prompt and communicative. His place was exactly as listed and Raul goes the extra mile to provide the best experience for is guests.
The apartment is 15 minutes away from subway so it was ok for me as I don't mind walking but during cold weather, it can be an issue for some people so take that into account before booking. Also, the neighbor downstairs is a grumpy lady and keeps complaining even if you walk silently on hardwood floors so you might need to deal with her during her stay as I did. Overall, it was a great value and good location for the price and I'd recommend his place.
This was our first airbnb experience and it was outstanding. Raul was very responsive and, although he was not in town, made sure arrangements were in place for us to get into the apartment. The bed was very comfortable and the apartment was spotless. A great location on a quiet street, although a bit of a hike to the nearest subway stop. We'd definitely stay there again.
the appartment was very nice, really well located 10 to go in the subway, the street is really calm very secure and close to everithing!
raul and jason were really nice and gave us all the informations we needed ! I recommend them !!!!! :) great experience
Raul (email hidden)! He was very accommodating, and his apartment was extremely clean. The neighborhood is quiet (email hidden) for a getaway/stay. I would highly recommend Raul's apartment.
We had a great time in NY and it was a big plus staying at Raul's apt! The studio apartment is super nicely decorated, with impeccable taste, functional, cozy and super clean. It has wi fi and nice linens. The location is great and it is only one set of stairs up. Raul was very helpful before and during our stay, the communication and logistics were perfect. We had the studio to ourselves. The convertible couch was comfortable. It felt a little bit like staying in a hotel with your private kitchen and a little like being at home. The neighborhood is beautiful, quiet, close to the river and there are many shops around. Tip: try the coffee shop (and the muffins!!) in front of the apt. The subway is 15 min walk away and there is a bus stop really close and taxis are always around. Thank you Raul for a wonderful stay. We would love to stay at your apt again.
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My stay at Raul's was practically perfect. Right off the bat he saved me from a tight spot, wherein I needed to find a place to stay in NY less than a week in advance. Communication was excellent, with barely any time spent waiting from my end. Raul was out of town when I got there, but he (email hidden) me at the appointed time. All very smooth.
The description of the place was spot on. You get what you see in the pictures: a small but very comfortable and tidy place, equivalent to what you would expect (and more!) from a good hotel room. I didn't expect much from the convertible couch, but I slept like an angel for 8 nights, so no complaints on that department. All amenities I needed worked well, including hot water, air conditioning, and wifi.
Location? Awesome. I don't think it gets any safer or quieter than this in NY. Traffic on the street is practically zero, and I barely noticed the neighbors. It is a 15-minute walk to the nearest subway station, but it was worth it for the tranquility, and in a pinch there are always cabs in the nearest corner. There is also plenty to eat within a 5-minute-walk radius.
All in all, this place was quite a find. Get it while it's hot! :)
Raul and guest were great guests. They were quite, clean and communicated what they needed. I would rent to them again.
Raul and guest were great guests. They were quite, clean and communicated what they needed. It was a pleasure having them stay in the duplex. I would welcome them back.
Hi Raul, Thank you very much for your positive feedback ! I'm happy to hear that you had a confortable and pleasant stay! Our guests satisfaction is our biggest objective. I would appreciate a lot if i could host you again in your next stay in Barcelona. Thank you very much Kind Regards Balu