Please read the other reviews on this room. It has been so popular that it has only been occupied by 4 other guests (on mostly multi-month stays) since it opened last year and they were all happy with the space. Unfortunately, since everybody else stayed so long, that limits the number of reviews on this place and this one persons review severely and unfairly hurts this room's rankings.
This "sort of" guest's review is so inaccurate that I must question if she even stayed at the location. The previous guest was very clean and had left the room in an immaculate state. If anything this guest left it a mess after only using it for a couple of hours or so. Good thing the cleaning person was already scheduled for the next day. As for light entering the room there is no place for that to happen, unless this person left the door to the room open. And the neighborhood is fine, none of the building residents have had any issues over the past decade or so they have been there. It is a mixed working class neighborhood though, and some guests don't like being around the original residents in that type of area; which looks to be the case here. As for the shower the plumbing is new and there isn't any problem with the hot water in the building. Any issues with getting hot water, if any, must have been due to user error.
This person rented this room at the last minute for 1 night , supposedly as her bf was in town. I'd actually warned him (only person I ever met) that due to the booking and its shortness and that the cleaning person wasn't due in until the next day for the next previously booked guest I would not be able to do my usual pre-check in cleaning before their arrival. Despite that the room was very clean as the previous guest had been super clean and left the room in an immaculate state.
I was inclined against taking this reservation as the time and trouble to check them in would not be worth the $30. I managed to arrange my schedule to take care of the guy (not her) who actually came to check in. After keeping me waiting from going to work for 3 hours past the scheduled time, this guy showed up in my work area to meet me and refused my offer to drive him to the location to check him in as he was going to hang out in manhattan. I didn't hear anything else from this guest again until some time late in the dead of night (when he came in) and had a question on an unrelated matter. None of the problems the guest listed were ever mentioned to me either in complaint or even to see if I could do something about it.
This is the 2nd time I've had a local resident rent a room for a night, come in the dead of night, stay only a couple of hours, and leave a completely false and bad review that doesn't align with any previous reviews that drops that rooms ratings down. I may have to stop taking any 1 night reservations as I'm starting to suspect that some of these are being made with the express purpose of reducing my rooms' rankings.