We were three friends who stayed at Antonio's place for four nights. We thought we would find the place to be small, but it was not! It was exactly how it is shown in the pictures, and better. There is a small, but fully functional, kitchen. There is a laundry and dryer, a fridge, a TV (did not use). The space has been used beautifully. We did not meet Antonio at all, but we had other local friends we met. It was close to at least three metro stations, and we walked from Notre Dame one evening. The area is two streets from an ethnic neighbourhood, two blocks from a lively street, and one block from a supermarket. There are several stores on the street, many cafes and bars. Oh yes, one of us is particular about cleanliness and she was impressed with how clean the place felt when we checked in. Check-in was smooth, with keys waiting for us, and clear instructions in the mail. Too bad the intercom does not seem to work, and so it was a little hard sometimes because we were three people. The apartment faces a lawn away from the street, so it feels quiet and you cannot hear the other people in the building. You can slide open the window. It was very well-lit, bright and has a well-stocked kitchen. Bottom-line: if I went back to Paris, I would stay here again in a heartbeat. I would even check my parents here, or recommend it to anyone I know.
Our experience with Antonio and the flat were great. He was very flexible with the check-in and check-out. He also waited for us to arrive to the flat. Our transport ran late, and in spite of this, he waited patiently to provide us with information regarding the flat. In addition, all of the information that he gave us was accurate. The amenities in the flat (wifi, TV, hot water, etc.) all worked perfectly and the apartment was clean and smelled nice. The apartment is as advertised. Small, but cozy and was conveniently located for us. The neighborhood was safe and authentic. Because it is not in the center, we had a great experience and good prices in the local bars, restaurants, supermarkets and shops. Also the neighborhood has many bars and pubs around, filled with young people (no noise, though). So the experience was good. The location is in the 11th arrondissement, but well connected via the Metro. The Parmentier metro station is very close by. We would definitely stay there again.
Antonio was a gracious host, prompt with replies to emails and absolutely fantastic to deal with. The apartment was well prepared, clean and bright. It's situated within a few minutes walk from Parmentier metro with lots of restaurants, boulangeries and supermarkets. You can walk easily to Temple, Le Marais, Republique and even Canal St Martin. We had a wonderful time in Paris. Merci, Antonio!
THE SHORT VERSION: I highly recommend this studio in a hip/upcoming neghborhood of Paris that is popular with young Parisians and University students. Good/clean place, good location, good value. THE LONG VERSION: We had a wonderful stay at this very cute, recently remodeled studio located conveniently in the north section of the 11th Arrondisement, just outside of the "Republique" neighborhood, near Place de la Republique. Antonio was a great host. He was very prompt to return emails and calls and quite friendly on the phone. I didn't get to meet him in person, because he was too busy working to meet with us, so his kind and personable friend, Bastien, showed us into the apartment. The apartment itself has all the necessities including plenty of clean towels, and, unlike many other options in this price range, seems newer and cleaner. My only complains were that I couldn't figure out how to use the wifi, or the password Bastien left for us was wrong. While the bathroom and kitchen were very clean and the apartment as a whole was pretty clean, the floor in the main room seemed a little spotty. Still, overall quite clean compared to most other places I've stayed on Airbnb and I do recommend this flat and Antonio in general as a host, especially for those seeking an excellent value.
Il quartiere è molto tipico, giovane e caratteristico!!tutto tranne che turistico insomma! Lo studio ha tutto il necessario, è su una via molto viva ma da su un giardino interno quindi è silenziossimo e davvero luminoso, anche il letto è comodo! La pulizia è sufficiente, l'unica mancanza è quella di un appendi abiti! Antonio è davvero flessibile ed accomodante, ci siamo sentiti come a casa!