Cosy Central Bargain! Northern Quarter

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

My Flat is a lovely 2 bed place in the heart of Manchesters' vibrant Northern quarter. There is a bath and shower and fitted kitchen for guests to use. The room (in a penthouse) is warm, clean and has lots of storage. Beyond the doorstep is everything Manchester has to offer within walking distance.


Extra people: £15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £20
Security Deposit: £100
Weekly Discount: 13%


The space

There's lots of storage in the guest room so you'll be sure to fit everything in. Please feel free to use all the amenities in the apartment during your stay (apart from the telephone landline). I have wi-fi and a TV if you want to relax in the evening and watch films. There is a big balcony should you wish to dine outside or take in some fresh air.

I like to have a little oasis of calm in the middle of the city so hope you'll find it a relaxing stay. The apartment itself is extremely central to the city centre yet is in a secluded spot so its incredibly quiet even during weekends.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to all areas of the flat, the exception being my room of course! I have a wrap around balcony which is a bit of a sun trap in the summer and is perfect to relax on or dine al fresco! The kitchen is available and is fairly well stocked with utensils etc.

Interaction with guests

I will be around throughout your stay and happy to interact with guests over a cup of tea should you wish to. I have an extensive collection of teas and have to admit I may have a slight problem! I have enjoyed cooking for guests and learnt a few culinary gems I've used since.

Guests will never have to share with with other guests they don't know (as I think it's discourteous, not really what Airbnb was set up for and I enjoy hosting for its own sake rather than to make money).

The neighbourhood

The Northern quarter is a vibrant and eclectic place to live with an abundance of cafe's, bars and galleries the area always has a new place to discover. galleries nearby. There's fantastic shopping opportunities with Manchesters iconic Afflecks Palace at the bottom of the road and the apartment is situated just a 2 minute walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre and the National Football Museum.

Getting around

There are lots of transport options around the immediate area with bus connections to the outskirts of the city and Shudehill Metrolink at the end of the street which gives convenient connections to Manchester City and Manchester Utd football grounds, Velopark, Media city in Salford and Heaton Park in north Manchester.

Other things to note

The apartment is very central in the Northern Quarter and has the added bonus of being quiet in the evenings (even on busy Friday and Saturday nights) so you're sure to have a good nights sleep. I've heard many worrying things about the budget hotels in the area and I don't recommend staying in them (BEWARE THE MERCHANTS HOTEL!!). I keep my price low as and want people to have a nice experience of visiting my city, even if they're on a budget!

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

Please do not smoke in the apartment, outside (on balcony) is fine though. Please remove shoes upon entering. Please make sure heating/plugs turned off when you leave.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

46 Reviews

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Ian User Profile
February 2017
Cosy room. Great location. Jac was a good host. Very friendly.

Emma User Profile
February 2017
Jac's place was great for our one night in Manchester. He was very helpful in giving us tips for things to see and do. Room is quiet small but worked great for us for what we needed. Thanks for having us.

Dan User Profile
February 2017
Jac is a very accommodating friendly host. Memory foam bed was good. Great location for exploring the city centre from. Recommended!

Jennifer User Profile
February 2017
My two nights' stay at Jac's was very enjoyable! The place is conveniently located next to the Arndale Centre, like 2 minutes to it?! The room was very cosy and clean, so as the living room and the bathroom. Jac is very very friendly, he chatted with me a lot and allowed me to stay till late for my 3am coach and msg me to ask if I am alright! I would definitely stay at his place if I come back to Manchester again! Highly recommended!

Wan User Profile
February 2017
A wonderful place to stay in Manchester. Near to coach station and easily accessible. Jac is such a wonderful person, friendly and welcoming. Recommended to everyone planning to visit Manchester :)

Penelope User Profile
January 2017
I can't tell you enough how friendly, accommodating and welcoming Jac was during my short stay at his place. I felt so at home ! As a lone traveller, I enjoyed the lovely conversations and many personal interactions we had. That was the main difference for me and what made staying at his place so much better than any hotel! The apartment was exactly as described in the ad. It's clean and had all the necessary amenities one needs for a good holiday. It's near major supermarkets and the Arndale centre and short walking distance from Manchester Piccadilly. I got my own little cosy room and the bed was so comfortable. Jac took the trouble to show me around the apartment on my day of arrival. He accommodated to all my last minute requests and changes due to some flight trouble I had. Added to all that I've mentioned above, I enjoyed the friendly banter we had being football fans ! City and United! By the end of my short stay I felt sad to leave ! It felt like I was leaving a friend! :) Thanks Jac! I cannot thank you enough for my wonderful stay in Manchester and I would highly recommend your home for a trip to Manchester. I visit Manchester every year and I would definitely go back to stay with Jac on my next trip to Manchester .
Jac User Profile
Response from Jac:
Thank you Penelope, it was a delight to host you. I try to have my guests feel like they are having a more personalised stay which is so much better than an impersonal hotel. Thank you so much for the biscuit treats they are lovely! And yes it was like having a friend rather than a customer, its why airbnb can be so great! I would advise all airbnb users to ignore the companies which use the site and book with live in hosts. Lots more fun and what it was designed for! Have a fun season! CTID!! ;)
January 2017

Olly User Profile
January 2017
Very accommodating at short notice. Very nice place in a busy part of town. Thanks for letting us stay

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Manchester, United Kingdom · Joined in October 2013
Jac User Profile

I am a freelancer working in the entertainment industry and aspiring writer, I love Manchester and found many an inspiration from the City. Returning to live here after some years away I've moved to a completely new area and have made some great friends here. I love meeting new people and have enjoyed hosting and I pride myself on guests having a lovely stay.

I have a few passions, such as climbing, cooking and watching films. I spend time going to comedy gigs and the theatre or walking in the countryside. I enjoy peoples company, when guests have visited my home in the past, I have prepared meals while they were visiting and vice versa, as a kind of culinary cultural exchange!

I'm very relaxed and happy to leave people to their own devices should that be what you want and excited to meet all the guests I will hopefully host. I'm more than happy to offer advice on the nice places to eat and hidden gems of Manchester that very few tourists see or hear about as local knowledge goes a long way! Always happy to help make your stay here as pleasant as possible so feel free to ask me anything, including if discounts are available for longer stays ;)


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