Private & Small for Solo Travelers

Apartment - Private room · Gardner St, Allston, MA 02134, United States

Small, private room with attached private 1/2 bathroom.

The Space

Hey Traveler!

We have a nice apartment about 3 miles from downtown Boston. You'll have towels and a pillow and blankets for our spare bed.

The bedroom is fairly small (about 8 x 8 ) with a sink.

The mattress has a boxspring, so its not just a mattress on the ground. But its a real bed, so you'll have a functioning back and body in the AM. That said, there's no bed frame or anything like that. Its fairly simple.

There is a 24 hour grocery store down the street, a bus and subway train about a 3 minute walk from the front door, plenty of parking, and tons of great restaurants and bars nearby.
Rental Parking is available next to the building for about $150 per month.
We have laundry in the basement


Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: £215 /week
Monthly Price: £737 /month
Security Deposit: £61
Cleaning Fee: £31
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Before i say anything else i would like to talk about the host-Giuseppe. He is one damn helpful guy and is very responsive, who is always just a call away if you need any help. I was from abroad and it was my first trip to boston but i hardly faced any difficulty thanks to some really helpful advice from Giuseppe regarding the places, transport, restaurants etc. Talking about the room, it is pretty much the same what you read in the description. It has a private toilet(not bath) and a sink. The bed was very comfortable and i got some clean linen and blankets too. You dont get any furniture apart from the bed like a table or a chair and as said earlier its a pretty small room. The other room mates are quiet and are usually very busy, so don't be surprised if you are in the house all by yourself most of the times. Talking about the location- it has numerous restaurants which are just a couple of mins walk from home in brighton ave. There are a lot of places to eat and drink nearby. As far as transportation is concerned the nearest bus stops are just 5 minutes away by walking and as a student i had to go to longwood medical area everyday and had no difficulty doing it whatsoever. All in all the room and location were great and i had zero issues during 1 month of stay. I would recommend this to all those who are looking for a cheap accommodation in a safe and a happening location.

    February 2014
  • Giuseppe was a great host, very helpful and responsive, cool guy.

    The room itself was just what I was looking for, small but cozy, relatively quiet, fast wifi. It was nice to have my own sink in the room as well.

    I stayed for almost a month, and would definitely stay there again!

    November 2013
  • Nice room, small ( but that was clear on the ad) but clean, and it has a very confortable bed. The location was just perfect for me. The apartment is in a quiet street but very close to shops and Tube ( green line). Easy to get the keys from host. The guys are quiet and friendly, no loud noise at all. Would certainly stay here again if I need a place in Boston.

    February 2013
  • The place was easy to get to and was in a seemingly pretty safe area. The room was small (as advertised!), but is perfect for a single traveler on a budget. Giuseppe was a really friendly and responsive host, had a great stay!

    January 2013
  • Stay exceeded my expectations. Great location, clean, and comfortable. I was able to reach Giuseppe anytime I had a question (wifi password for instance). The room is rather small but the price is right. Highly recommend staying here. It's a 5 min walk from a Green Line T stop.

    December 2012
  • Guiseepe was nice and responsive to my inquiries about his place. It's very ideally located. The room is small, but it's accurately advertised. If you're looking for a place to just crash and plan on being out and about, this is a nice cheap option. There were 2 other housemates that I met and they were both very nice and respectful. I rented a car and so needed to park it 2 blocks up the street overnight and by 8a.m. in the morning you need to start putting money in the meter or move your car. Small inconvenience but not a big deal. Anyhow, the place was safe and secure and Giuseppe met me to give me the key for the place which I appreciated.

    December 2012
  • Giuseppe was a great host, he made me feel comfortable right from the beginning. Location was great- right by the T station, markets and restaurants were just a short walk away. Great Location. Room was also comfortable. Private toilet and sink were clean and maintained. The apartment was very quiet and surrounding neighborhood is safe. I would not hesitate to recommend this place or stay here again.

    September 2012
  • Very small, cramped room. Unfriendly host, who does not care about his guests. Had to go after him to get the keys to the apartment. No breakfast, not even coffee. Would not rent the room again!

    September 2012
    Response from Giuseppe:

    I emailed Michael ahead of time to find out when he'd be arriving and he didn't respond. He arrived when I was at an event and couldn't leave. It was unreasonable to expect me to leave to meet him when he didn't tell me when he'd be arriving. I also posted in the ad the size of the room and am very upfront and honest about what the room is and isn't. In the ad I post that I don't offer food or anything. Its just a room for rent. He also didn't communicate any issues while he stayed here, so if he wanted breakfast or other accommodation he should have said something. I'm not a mind reader.

  • Giuseppe was a very nice and cordial host, the room was a bit small but if you are looking for a private and afortable place to sleep, it was worthwhile.

    June 2012
  • Giuseppe is a nice guy. He helped me carry my language when I first arrived there. Usually ,he was not at home and works a lot. There are three roommates. One of them is a student in BU and he is a man of taste.

    March 2012
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