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Dickensian poor house (bleak, dismal room)

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Dickensian poor house (bleak, dismal room)

1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
Shared half-bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
Shared half-bath
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Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Richard is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Stuck at the bottom of socioeconomic ladder? Embrace your poverty. Rent a microscopic "bedroom" behind the laundry. Share a tiny bathroom with other household slaves. No shower. No TV. Meager breakfast scraps offered in exchange for grueling kitchen labor.

Amenities

Essentials
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Hangers

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Availability

12 Reviews

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Shawn User Profile
Shawn
July 2018
Stayed here again because when you're poor, you don't have much of a choice, but... this is the BEST choice a poor man could make. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
Chris User Profile
Chris
June 2018
Great place. Very historic, I highly recommend.
Shawn User Profile
Shawn
June 2018
If you read the listing several times like I did and thought about it for a while, don't. Just do it. Stay here. You won't regret it. You'll come out a better human being. Guaranteed. I know i'm coming back, that's for sure!
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Pete
May 2018
Outstanding gruel. Would beg again. In all seriousness: What a wonderful place. It's a beautiful old Victorian house in the middle of a lovely, peaceful town in a green broad valley. They fed me a nice breakfast and didn't make me do any poorhouse labor. Definitely recommend for…
Jerry W User Profile
Jerry W
January 2018
A great value, clean Bed and Breakfast easily walkable area with accommodating host super WiFi and a remarkable breakfast highly recommend
Gerry User Profile
Gerry
July 2017
Even more bleak and dismal than the ad depicts, but the table scraps were quite satisfying after peeling 25 pounds of potatoes.
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Ben
March 2017
First, my luxe room blew away my expectations! But, my best memories are dining, taking tea, reading, and chatting with the hosts and guests in the parlor and other grand common rooms of the mansion. A remarkable place and exceptional hosts!

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in September 2009
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