guest room with study table and shelves

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The apartment is in the centre of Reading close to the university, hospital and main schools. The room for the guest has a double bed and a separate bathroom. The apartment has a large kitchen/lounge.

The owner is a peripatetic academic.

The space

Situated in a quiet leafy neighbourhood opposite a 900 year old school, this place is very centrally located. It's a 5 min taxi ride from the railway station. The apartment is clean and spacious, and is well cared for.

Guest access

Guests have access to kitchen and common space.

Interaction with guests

Since guests would be sharing the space with us, we would interact regularly with them - should they wish to!

Other things to note

We own an old projector and love watching movies on some evenings. Guests would be welcome to join us in movie screenings should they wish to!

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 15
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 45 / night
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House Rules

Guests are expected to leave the house clean.



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Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Thanos User Profile
July 2016
Bhisma hosted me in his lovely room for 5 days in July, 2016 on the occasion of my daughter's graduation from.He immediately made me feel at home, providing useful tips about Reading and updating me on UK political and social scenery.He was very friendly and at the same time very discrete.

Mareike User Profile
April 2016
I had a great stay at Bhisma's place. The flat is in nice and comfortable, and conveniently located. I can only recommend to stay there.

Nikolaj User Profile
March 2016
Bhisma is a very delicate and responsible host, ensuring you to have a comfortable and private stay. At Bhisma's you can expect to have a separate room and a bathroom with a clean towel and some personal hygiene products. Being busy Bhisma is ready to help you at any time. He is very intelligent and interesting person, I felt privileged having conversation with him. I recommend Bhisma's place for a short-term stay for an independent traveler.

Theo User Profile
January 2016
Bhisma's hospitality and openness is one of the best I have come across. Also very nice and interesting person. He is also very subtle and can be great company or just leave you do your own thing! The accommodation is in a nice part of Reading about 15-20 mins walk from the center and railway (URL HIDDEN) also benefits from a nice private bathroom. I would happily stay here again!

Melissa User Profile
October 2015
A very comfortable place and a great host! Appreciated the location as it was safe and away from the bustle of the town centre. It was easy to get there from the station - a short, direct bus journey from the railway station. Bhisma was a wonderful host, and I felt very much at ease.

Patrick & Alessia User Profile
October 2015
Bhisma accepted my request on very short notice during my first days in Reading. I enjoyed my stay whilst I looked for a more permanent accommodation. You can easily walk to the train station. Bhisma is a very interesting person and it was a pleasure talking in the evenings when I returned from work. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom all for myself is definitely a plus. The room is Bhisma's study room and is filled with interesting reads. The bed is rather small for anyone taller than 1.8m and is very close to the floor (the picture shows 2 beds stacked, but you only get one). Nevertheless a positive experience and would definitely recommend this place.

Emmanouil User Profile
September 2015
Bhisma was very friendly and polite. The house was very clean and nice. The room was also very good also I had my own bathroom which was also clean and tidy. It was great in this house and I totally recommend it. Thanks a lot Bhisma! Let's meet again soon.

Reading, United KingdomJoined in April 2013
Bhisma User Profile

I am an academic at the University of Reading. I travel regularly to international conferences, and have been hosted by Airbnb hosts for a while; which leads me on to host my own apartment on this site.
When I am not travelling, I love playing music and watching movies on my old projector.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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