Leipzig is a great and beautiful city, with lots of history and culture. For me, Stanley's apartment was the perfect place to discover it from. Just north of the center, where I usually went on foot, although there is a tram that will take you there in a few minutes. I enjoyed the walk.
The apartment soon felt like 'home': there's a comfy living room (with big tv and Netflix), kitchen, bathroom with toilet, separate toilet, and bedroom. Better in reality than in the photos. The neighbourhood is quiet and pleasant, there is a small supermarket just a couple of minutes away. There's also a park nearby if you're in need of a bit of green. The apartment doesn't have a great view, but neither does it feel very enclosed. It is private, which I found pleasant.
Stanley himself is really a very nice guy. I only spoke with him for a few minutes when I arrived, but I'm sure I would have enjoyed a longer chat. He also left some supplies (coffee!) for me to use, because I arrived on a Saturday night. Very considerate. When I was there we occasionally exchanged messages; no problems communicating with Stanley in either English or German.
Small point of criticism: for me the place could have been a little bit cleaner. I know I'm quite fussy, probably more so than most people. So I spend half an hour cleaning it to my liking. Would this be a reason not to recommend Stanley's apartment, or not to stay there myself again: absolutely not! But hey, this is a review, so there has to be a little nitpicking.
This was the first time I booked through Airbnb, so I don't have any point of reference, but overall I'm very happy with the experience.
Next time I want to go Leipzig, I will certainly check if Stanley's place is available.
PS for visitors interested in DDR-history I recommend 'Museum in der Runden Ecke'; a small but very interesting museum in the former Stasi headquarters. There's a daily tour (in German) by members of the 'Bürgerkomitee', people who were themselves at the forefront of the demonstrations that led to the 'Wende'. Not to be missed.