Basic Studio in Heart of Chinatown/Lower East Side
Basic Studio in Heart of Chinatown/Lower East Side

Entire home/apt

3 guests


1 bed
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About this listing

If you're reasonable and understand that you get what you pay for, you will love this place. Located in the Chinatown/Lower East Side neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, it's an easy walk to City Hall and the Financial District as well. Comfy bed, fast wifi, good heat, warm bath/shower, cute balcony to hang out, good air mattress available, cool antique sofa. And that's it.
Nearby 3 subways
Wanna cook? You're a jerk. I have no pots or pans or plates for you. Go out to eat. You're in Chinatown.

The space

Simple. It's Chinatown, 5th floor walk up. The place is gonna be kind of dirty. At $100 a night I'm the cheapest in Lower Manhattan by quite a lot, so please keep your expectations low (nearby hotels are $250).
Great little balcony, warm heat, comfy, big bed.
Place naturally attracts dust. If you come here looking to find tiny things you won't like, you'll find them. So stay home, I don't get mad if you book and then read the fine print and cancel.
I have friends clean the place. They do a good job but they're not pro cleaners.
Still, floor will be vacuumed, dusted lightly, sheets and towels will be clean, trash taken out. If you're expecting more, get the hell out and rent a hotel.

Guest access

You have the whole place to yourself. Small gatherings are cool too, keep it under 5 people though.

Interaction with guests

I'm usually travelling but I might be around, depending on the situation. I'm constantly available should there be any issues. You will see myself or my friend upon check in and that's it.
A part the guests like is that check in is relaxed and flexible. Check in comes at a first come first serve basis. If someone makes a reservation way in advance, they get both checkin/check out times. Someone books a day before? At the mercy of the previously departing guest.
Most guests are able to check out very late, usually around 5 or 6pm and can usually check in early 2. I will let you know if someone beat you to the punch and work with you to find a place to store your bags, etc. I'm here to make the process as as easy as possible for you. Also happy to provide recommendations of bars, restaurants, comedy clubs, etc...

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

3 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Pauline User Profile
May 2017
The location is ideal with the subway 3 minutes away. We didn’t meet Dodge but he was really nice, arranging and ready to help if needed. The apartment is not very clean but the bedding is. If you go there, you won’t pay much but you won’t be comfortable, so don’t have too high expectations.

Sterling User Profile
April 2017
Dodge was a very responsive host and the place was exactly as described.

Marion User Profile
April 2017
The apartment was just as described. If you need an affordable place in manhattan this is it! Dodge was really easy to communicate with. The apartment was close to subway, so that made it easy to get where you wanted.

Ray User Profile
April 2017
The description is 100% accurate and worth it if you're in the area. Unit also has a skylight and balcony(you can't really see the street just the taller buildings around this one). Pros: 1. Lots of restaurants nearby(mostly Asian as it's Chinatown, duh). 2. Close to public transit 3. Good communication; Dodge was easy to get in touch with at all times and was flexible with check in and out times. 4. Unit was relatively clean when I arrived(see next section). Cons: 1. The unit's on the fifth floor of a building with no elevator(It might be an issue for you but I didn't mind). 2. Shower wasn't very clean-upon arrival; there was visible dirt in it the rest of the studio was immaculate.

Seb User Profile
March 2017
It is a really good deal considering the price and the location. Dodge is a nice host, he replies really quickly to all my messages and check-in and check-out were really convenient. The apartment is like described. If you need a cheap apartment in the city center this is the right place. But it's not suitable for people that expect a fully cleaned place. Thank you Dodge!

Marlene User Profile
January 2017
Loved this place! Wish it was a tiny bit cleaner only because the toilet was very dirty which made me feel uncomfortable using it but besides that the studio is great, location is great and everything else matches Dodge's description. He is also very quick to respond to messages which was nice/convenient. I would definitely stay here again.

Christopher User Profile
December 2016
Dodge was a wonderful host. The room was far cleaner than what was described and the location was near perfect. Definitely a fantastic deal.

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Dodge User Profile

Enthusiastic traveler born and raised in New York City. Amazingly I can't drive. I travel the dirty dog. Been to 150 cities in North America and a few abroad as well.

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