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Budget Travelers, Bus/Rail Close

Budget Travelers, Bus/Rail Close

1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths

The space

Ever experience a traditional Rooming House? Need comfy, safe, home-style lodging at a reasonable cost? Well, Ashby House is one of the few licensed Rooming Houses remaining in Atlanta; you can't get this experience anywhere else.

Family run, our front office staff will facilitate check in/out and make you feel right at home. We offer clean, neatly appointed, private rooms with shared baths and kitchens. Fresh bed and bath linens are provided upon your arrival. Cable, wi-fi, and laundry room are available but to keep rates low we offer few frills. There is no maid or room service.

Conveniently located, you can walk to public transportation and the airport is just a 20 min subway ride. Ashby House is located in an historic residential neighborhood just 2 miles from downtown and 10 min from many major tourist attractions -- Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, CNN, Centennial Park, and Ga Dome, among others. Banks, eateries and library nearby.

Ideal for short term and extended stay guests. Smoking on patio only. Sorry, no pets. For your comfort and safety, please know that Ashby House meets all City codes, is inspected annually by the Fire Marshall, and contracts with a monthly pest control service. In season, the pecan trees in our shady back yard are fit for pickin. Come, relax, and enjoy the southern hospitality of the Ashby House near downtown Atlanta.


Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet
Cable TV

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


8 Reviews

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Nick User Profile
September 2017
Pretty much a dorm as advertised👍internet is not the best but the hosts are very accommodating

Gustavo User Profile
August 2017
It's a good place. Near Marta.

Prasanna User Profile
August 2017
I enjoyed my stay at the Ashby House; Mr.Mac is very prompt in communicating all necessary information and overall, i liked my stay at his place. Thx for hosting me.

Demetrius User Profile
September 2016
I recommend the Ashby House to everyone visiting the city of Atlanta. It has been a great place to experience the city of Atlanta and all it has to offer. Mr.Mack is a great host and has taught me a lot as well as being a gracious host. I definitely recommend the Ashby to all.

Nicole User Profile
August 2015
This place has the price of the hostel with the privacy of the hotel and the convenience of a neighborhood library.

Wayne User Profile
July 2014
The host was very courteous. Other than that place was deplorable.they are not a bnb they are more like a YMCA or boarding house. The picture deviates from you actually see online to when you arrive. The conditions are less then desirable . The rate was wrong. Charged more I had …
Ashby User Profile
Response from Ashby:
At the time we hosted Wayne, we had other guests who found the accommodations to be just as we portrayed. Wayne stayed with us for two days and managed to offend nearly everyone he encountered. Ashby House is a traditional boarding house, which is what we describe in our profile. The pictures are not edited; they are exact pictures of the rooms. Wayne complained from the moment he arrived and after he left. We offered to refund his money 5 minutes after he arrived and on the morning of Day Two when he texted more complaints -- so he could find other accommodations. Instead, he chose to stay and complain. The sun was too bright in his room, the mattress was too hard, the washer/dryer was not an "acceptable" brand so he wouldn't use it, and he expressed disappointment that our other guests did not share their food and beverages with him. He complained that he saw "a" bug; however, the property receives monthly exterminating service from a reputable company and this has never been a problem. As evidenced in his review Wayne even complained because the maintenance man responded to his complaint; and we are confident that if he hadn't responded, Wayne would have complained about that, too. There is no satisfying Wayne. The rate was as advertised and was handled, as always, through Air BNB. We indicate upfront, that we are no frills so there was, and is, nothing deceptive in our write up. Problem was that Wayne came into our home expecting it to meet the standards of a hotel and that is not what AirBNB is about. Ours is an older property that was renovated a few years ago. We purposely, and at great expense, preserved the historic architectural features and it was totally irresponsible for Wayne to insinuate a problem with water damage or mold, with no proof of either. And to inspect the baseboards and walls of an older building and include those in a review shows just how far Wayne had to stretch to nitpick. Ours is an old building. Some walls have cracks because the building settles over time. And the walls are made of plaster, not sheetrock, as is common today. But again, Wayne could have left 10 minutes after he arrived with a refund, but wouldn't. If he wanted a comforter, he could have asked but didn't. We don't put out comforters in the summer. Wayne is nervous, chain-smokes, and is afraid of his shadow. After we reassured him that no guest -- male or female -- has ever experienced a problem, he walked to the store and thereafter, without incident. As with all cities however, we know that crime is a fact of life and we caution all guests to avoid walking alone at night. Other guests and our maintenance man are typically willing and available to escort each other, simply by asking. Someone is usually relaxing on the porch. Others have found our location to be quite convenient but Wayne grew impatient waiting for the city bus. Most people check the bus schedule, but Wayne just expected the bus to magically arrive when he stood there. When it didn't, he began pacing and complaining. Nevertheless, the bus stop is conveniently located across the street and the rail is a few blocks away just as we advertise. WalMart, McDonalds, restaurants, banks and a library are a short walk away. So, for everyone except Wayne, the location is quite convenient -- especially for a two-day stay. The kitchens and full property are cleaned daily by a maintenance man who lives on-site so it is quite clean but there is no maid service. Indeed, our property (voluntarily) meets all city, county, and federal health and safety codes and is inspected annually. While we regret that the experience was not pleasurable for Wayne, we know that the great majority of guests enjoy what we offer, refer others, and return when they are in the City. Wayne complained about everything and to everyone he encountered. If he was so unhappy all he had to do was cancel the reservation since AirBNB had agreed to find other accommodations. We spent most of his two days reassuring other guests that he would be leaving soon. We have never written a negative review of any guest but it was important to respond to these untruths. Wayne has earned the distinction of being the first and only guest that we would never welcome back.
July 2014

Luke User Profile
May 2014
Great little spot - very barebones as mentioned by other reviewers. Not in a fantastic area, but not a bad one either. Very friendly hosts and other residents. Room was clean and just what I needed for the week. Good no-frills, low-cost option close to downtown.

Hosted by Ashby

Atlanta, Georgia, United StatesJoined in August 2011
Ashby User Profile
54 Reviews
Ashby House is a 20-unit, traditional rooming house. Built in the 1940s, we operate one of the few remaining licensed properties in Atlanta. This is a family-owned and operated business and we take great pride in our customer satisfaction.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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