About this listing
The location is as good as it gets in Shanghai and this combined with a charming apartment, at a very low price and local-feel makes this one a great find. I've lived in five apartments in this city and this one tops them all. I run a startup and love showing new friends around SH. The bedroom has lots of storage and closet space and it's all yours...
This is a comfortable, bright and warm "European style" apartment. It is perfect if you are looking to stay in a place with a private bedroom, big open living area and local feel. It's an apartment that's not just one of the many IKEA style apartments, it may not be "fancy" but it has character.
It's in an old style compound with friendly local neighbors and walking distance to the best food markets, restaurants and bars in the city. It's ten minutes from Changshu road metro station (line 1&7) and fifteen minutes to Shanghai Library (line 10).
Your bedroom has privacy, good lighting and plenty of hanging and storage space.
The apartment has wooden floors, big south-facing window, high ceilings and AC/heat in every room. The bathroom is next to the kitchen and has a full standing shower. Please note that it is a fourth-floor walk-up, no elevator and it's an old apartment so can be drafty. I'll gladly help you with your luggage if I'm home.
Big dining area and fully stocked kitchen: contains a refrigerator, sink, two burner stove, toaster, tea kettle, and space for food and cutting/prep. Tea, coffee and all cooking essentials are provided.
All in all, it's a very comfortable place and I hope that you will come and check it out!
Interaction with guests
I am currently running a startup in the clean energy space so I work a lot but happy to show you around on the weekends and introduce you to my friends and community of impact entrepreneurs and environmental activists that I hang out with. Basically I'm happy to be your city and social tour guide if you'd like or if you want to keep to yourself that is fine too. Once or twice a month we host breakfast at my apartment with friends and you're welcome to join!
Other things to note
Very nice cleaning lady comes every week and she will even wash your clothes and sheets for you! Filtered water is included. Lastly, if you are not prepared for an old style Chinese building this may not be a fit for you, it's definitely a unique experience if you've never lived in Asia or other developing countries. I love it but it is certainly an acquired taste!
Not many rules here. No smoking in the apartment, be nice to the neighbors, keep the noise down after 10:30pm, clean up after yourself (unless cleaning lady is coming soon) and most importantly, be nice and share good stories!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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Currently learning Mandarin, working on a startup and living in Shanghai, China. I believe in social business, environmental sustainability and doing more with less.
I've traveled to 52 countries on five continents and hope to continue my quest to broaden my perspectives and understand the world.