Rosa (or Julia?- there seem to be two names for this host) was away for work so her flatmate Jenn managed our stay. Jenn was responsive, nice & easy to reach via text.
We were surprised to learn there were other (several as it turned out) people staying in this apartment at the same time we were.
The space was not quite what was advertised; "quiet" is relative. Our first night there, another "client" had a conversation w Jenn. Not a problem unless you consider the time (11:30p), that they were in the kitchen (the ONLY common space in the apartment) which was immediately outside the door to our room, and that the man spoke very loudly. Then at 3:30am someone made a meal in the kitchen. Location, location, location- so I was awakened again.
The room itself is so small it was not really adequate for two people. The room was the only air conditioned space so unless we were willing to sweat, there was nowhere in the flat to be comfortable. And it is a TINY room- even by NY standards.
Thank goodness for the rooftop space. Sort of. There was an outdoor lounge area on the roof (a plus), so we had somewhere to sit & the weather was really nice the week we were there (a plus). The building, while apparently in a hip area of town, seems largely populated by 20-somethings (a plus- if you're 20-30). We are NOT 20-30yr so watching much younger people spend every evening we were there (Tu-Sat) making late-night dinners on the grill, drinking excessively, visiting loudly & generally behaving like college kids w more money was a big negative.
Other people have reviewed this space as clean, but not so much. It wasn't dirty, per se, but it wasn't really clean either. The shared bathroom & kitchen trash cans were nearly overflowing for a couple of days.
There are three rooms they rent out, two of which share a single bathroom w Jenn. Again, not a big deal if you're young & love the freedom living w others provides (shared expenses, nicer location, etc.), but not so 'fun' for those of us who have outgrown having (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). One might assume this would mean personal hand towels or frequent changing of the same, but that wasn't the case. There was not a washcloth to be found either.
Laundry facilities are listed as available for use- and they were, when there wasn't laundry in both the (tiny) washer & dryer. For days at a time.
Although I highlight things that were not so good for us, the location was pretty nice & we had easy access to the metro. Visiting NYC was a blast & this made it affordable, so all told, not too bad.