The living room, which is where your comfy futon bed will be when you arrive. And yes I'm in the middle of painting. :)The bathroom - and yes I'm in the middle of painting it. :)
Clean, Safe, Funky Stay in Harlem by Central Park!
Hosted by Aurelia
Aurelia is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

My comfy living room futon bed (fits two but I recommend one) is available for your budget-friendly NYC stay. Full kitchen, bathroom with bath/shower, large TV with Netflix. Laundromat downstairs. 2nd floor walkup: you're not climbing Mt Everest. If you want luxury this isn't it, but if you need just the basics, yay!

Close to the 4 5 6 subway, Central Park.

You’ll love my place for the affordability, central location, hospitality, and local eats. Perfect for adventurers, business travelers.

The space

**Please note my nightly rates will go up later this year as I'll be moving to a much better apartment.**

Hey! I'm renting out the comfy futon bed in my living room to lovely visitors just like you. Is my place the biggest apartment in the world? No, it's your typical 1 bedroom apartment in Manhattan - about 300 square feet - so if large spaces are your thing, this isn't it. But if you want a cheap place to crash while you're in the city...I'm your girl.

I'm a writer and EA by trade, just another intrepid soul trying to make it in Manhattan. My place is in East Harlem, El Barrio, a short subway ride or walk to everything Manhattan has to offer. I'm a ten minute ride to the Upper East Side and a twenty minute ride to Grand Central Station. I'm also a twenty minute walk to Central Park.

I work part-time at the moment, which is only relevant because we'd need to coordinate on your arrival and departure times.

**Please note I may be moving late September or early October, so if you booked during the day I'm moving, I'll just have the movers move your luggage with the furniture and you'll have the excitement of staying in two different apartments!

I love music, film, chatting over wine, art, and fashion. I'm happy to have a chat with you about getting around in New York or about life in general, or I can leave you to yourself. I've hosted a lot of people who are coming to New York to live and I love giving them advice on navigating the weird, exotic housing market here.

And did I mention I'm in the middle of painting the place? See photos :) I hope you don't mind.

Lastly, I just want to say something about my neighborhood: I live in a Chicano neighborhood. It is safe and full of vibrant, friendly people and businesses, even if you don't speak Spanish. A few people have said things in their reviews that I don't think would be said if this were a predominantly Caucasian area, which gives others a false and unfair impression about my place. If you may harbor negative prejudices against certain people, you probably wouldn't like staying in my place. So please keep an open mind and you'll love staying in East Harlem. I'm not Chicano myself and I would have left long ago if I didn't feel welcome and safe here.

Guest access

My apartment is a one bedroom apartment. I have my own bedroom, and the living room, which is bigger than my bedroom, is yours! It has a TV with Netflix, WiFi, a desk, and you're welcome to use my kitchen and read books in my library.

Interaction with guests

I'm more than happy to offer advice and suggestions but please know I've been in NYC only a year.

Other things to note

Rules of the road!
I'm adding this section because a decent number of guests have broken house rules even after *repeatedly* notifying them in the most polite manner possible during their stay. These rules are not complicated or overbearing. They just need to be remembered.

NO SHOES are to be worn in the house unless they are slippers/shoes you wear for indoor use only.
My stove top does not work. I have hot plates available for your use. Please be sure to turn them off when you are done with them.
Please lock the door when you leave.
Please turn off the lights when you leave the apartment.
Try not to break my stuff.

Wireless Internet

Extra people $26 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $18 NZD
Security Deposit $146 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 6PM - 1AM (next day).
Check out by 8AM

- No loud music.
- Please go to bed by 1am. I'll shut down whenever you do for your peace and quiet.
- Please be tidy and respectful.
- If you're unsure of anything, please ask!
- If you want to know some great places to eat, let me know and I'll be happy to help.
-Don't flush sanitary items or tons of toilet paper down the toilet or it will clog.
-Lock the door behind you when you leave, even if I'm still in the apartment. Yes, some guests leave my apartment unlocked for the day.

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property
Some spaces are shared - Kitchen, bathroom


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

48 Reviews

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Sophie User Profile
August 2017
Great place if you're looking for something that's close to all the essentials and fun to stay in! Small but nice and cosy

Ronnie User Profile
October 2017
Budget? If you're the type of person who does not hang out in your room- you just want a place to shower, store a bit of food, watch some TV and get out and do stuff, this is the place. It's great value for your $. Aurelia's is close to eateries, groceries, and Subway entrances. Aurelia herself is trustworthy and very respectful of your privacy and very generous with her space. She also gives great tips for your stay.

Mayra User Profile
October 2017
Host replies fast, convenient location only 2 blocks from subway, safe neighborhood, comfortable futon for 2 people.

Kirill User Profile
September 2017
Since it is New York, one of the most expensive places in the world, this place is really good value for money! If your intent is to spend as much time as possible outdoors exploring New York and only use the flat as a place to get your beauty sleep, then this would suit you fine.

Kathy User Profile
September 2017
Extremely welcoming and congenial. Friendly, helpful...

Klaudyna User Profile
September 2017
Aurelia is really nice. Apartment is tiny but she says that so that's not an issue but probably for short stay. Neighbourhood is quite safe from what i experienced.

Simon User Profile
September 2017
Accommodation was exactly as advertised and Aurelia was great on communication and making sure that she was around to greet you with the keys etc. Happy to chat with you or leave you to yourself.

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