Please contact me before booking. I travel frequently and can't always host even if my calendar says the room is available.
NOTE: Please contact me before booking. I travel frequently and can't always host even if my calendar says the room is available.
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
NO SMOKERS. NOT EVEN IF YOU SMOKE OUTSIDE.
Full access to the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Treat our home like you're a full time roommate. You get your own shelf in our huge pantry and your own refrigerator!
Interaction with Guests
We're not home much, so you'll have plenty of privacy and quiet.
Convenient to the subway and busses, which are located about two blocks away.
No smoking or drugs. We try to keep the house clean, so we take off our shoes when we come in. We all work or go to grad school, so we like to keep the house clean and quiet.
I really enjoyed my 1 month stay at this property. Although the room is very small (as specified in the description), there is enough storage space for a short stay, the bed is comfortable, and having a sink in the room was very convenient. The lounge area and kitchen are very nice spaces to hang out with a lot of natural light. The location is great, with the train station, a supermarket, bars/restaurants, and an amazing Asian food court just minutes walk away. Giuseppe and his house mate were really friendly and helpful.
The room was all it was made out to be. Very small, but with a closet and storage under the bed. At the bedhead, a sink with mirror. Shared spaces were generally in good shape and reasonably spacious. Perhaps the only weakness was a lack of a vacuum, which meant that the carpet in living room became surprisingly stuffed with particles.
The host was efficient and took pains to do a good operation. Often helpful, such as providing (an empty) metro card.
Unfortunately, it has proved impossible to reach him afterwards. It's frustrating, because I seem to have left something valuable. Repeated mails have gone unanswered.
All in all, good value for the money, but with some caveats.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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