The point of my visit, and the reason I use Airbnb, is to learn and experience a new society/culture. Sitta really made that experience come to life for me in just the few days I spent in Jakarta =)
The evening I arrived, she gave me instructions of bus routes, greeted me at the bus stop, and that night she gave me a tour of the area. She showed me a nearby food district, instructed me on where to catch buses, etc. Spending a couple evenings with her, I really feel I really learned a lot about Indonesian people, history, and culture. She even took the time to help me break down what I should do in my stay which really helped unfold the experience for me. In short, Sitta is an awesome host!
The room itself is a fairly modest room (bed and bathroom), but was what I expected, having all I expected. It had a working air conditioner, a fan, hot water - the basic needs I had were definitely met. Sitta did make sure that there would be some food/coffee for a quick morning routine and it was definitely appreciated.
The location was awesome! It was close to a nearby food street (5 minute walk) that had restaurants and street food open fairly late into the night... I basically ate there a LOT. It was also close to the train station where you can easily access Old City, go down to Bogor (a nearby and cool city), and other areas as well. The room is in a real neighborhood, which was a great experience to interact with folks around. It is off a main road, so catching a taxi was never a problem either. People all around were friendly and helpful, and the neighborhood felt safe. It's definitely not a 'touristy' location, and to me that helped find the charm in the city.