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Private room in house

Across street from Metro station 1

Glenn & Xin

Across street from Metro station 1

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Sparkling clean3 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Welcome to Philadelphia! Large room directly across the street from Tioga EL Station. This convenient train can whisk you to Center City Philadelphia and to most Universities such as Drexel University, University Of Pennsylvania, and Temple U.

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Spa
Wifi
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Breakfast

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

112 Reviews

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Matthew User Profile
Matthew
May 2014
The apartment was nice and clean, and was just steps away from the metro station which would have you in central Philly in 15 minutes or so. The neighbourhood itself is interesting, and at times may get the adrenaline pumping - I enjoyed exploring but would certainly understand i…
Nitesh User Profile
Nitesh
March 2018
Glenn's place was perfect for my weeklong (Website hidden by Airbnb) right across MFL metro line station and going to any part of city is a breeze.Apartment itself was very clean and well maintained.Glenn and Xin were very prompt in responding to any of my queries.Totally recomme…
Berta User Profile
Berta
March 2018
Just as advertised: clean, breakfast, park, cat, train station. Perfect for our needs!
Bryan User Profile
Bryan
March 2018
This was my first AirBnb stay. Glenn and Xin exceded my expectations. They were very welcoming as I arrived in their doorsteps after moving all the way from San Diego to start my new job here in Philly. Glenn did a great job renovating this house, it was exactly as it was adverti…
Omid User Profile
Omid
July 2017
This is toughest neighbourhood that I have even seen in my life. According to Road Snak published on July 9-2016 this is number 1 dangerous neighbourhood in Philadelphia (URL HIDDEN) When I arrived people on the street were using crack, heroin and were fighting. Lots of homeles…
Glenn & Xin User Profile
Response from Glenn & Xin:
Omid has left a review regarding the neighborhood that is an exaggeration to say the least. As a host I have no control over what occurs outside my door, the neighborhood is in fact a typical Philadelphia neighborhood. That is to say its not gentrified and its not Center City, just born and raised blue collar working class Philadelphians. To say its the worst neighborhood in Philadelphia in my opinion is a complete lie, and an arrogant statment full of contempt for the residents. You will see homeless people in Center City and in the nicest neighborhoods such as Rittenhouse Square. You will even see homeless camps within site of the Mayor's office. Hey its a Democrat city so it comes with the territory. My feeling is Omid was not comfortable with people not in his economic or social background. Omid also could have done a (Hidden by Airbnb) street view before he made his selection. Please see my other reviews as unlike Omid's, those are a more level headed, accurate descriptions of my house and the outside environment. Regarding the Elevated train being "extremely noisy" well that's extremely exaggerating. It clearly states that the Metro station is conveniently located across the street from the house. If it did not occur to him that he may hear the train then that's his fault, not the train and certainly not the host. You can't really hear the train when windows are closed and A/C is on, but if windows are open you will hear the train when one passes by and for a a few seconds. If your outside you will naturally hear the train,again for about 6 seconds until it has passed. Perhaps he can call SEPTA and request the train be made quieter on his behalf. I have 3 adult cats and there is no cat hair in beds since cats are not allowed in guest rooms unless guest lets a cat in the room. I vacuum 3 days a week and clean the bathrooms. The linen on his bed was clean and fresh, stored in a closet in a plastic bag, coming directly from my laundry service. I gave Omid a refund for the days he did not stay here, no more, no less. There was no difficulty in communication. I received his message that he would leave key in outside mailbox. This was poor judgment on his part, when he could have placed key in the safety of the lockbox outside. One thing I do agree with, I think 4 star Hotel would be a better fit for Omid as I feel he had unrealistic expectations from airbnb,especially from a budget listing. If your staying in an airbnb just remember its not a hotel,its a private home hosted by people who work, who may have pets, where things are not perfect but a lived in feeling. As a host regardless of my budget fee, I will do my best to make sure the room is clean, bathrooms are clean, and common areas are clean. That there are fresh linen on beds and clean towels. If there are complaints I am happy to address them when I can. I can't fill the streets with actors that fit someone's ideal of what neighbors should look and behave like, a la the Truman Show. Or stop the train from making noise while your my guest.
July 2017
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Colby
June 2017
A very nice room in an excellent location. Literally 15 seconds away from metro exit, but noise level was acceptable from the room. Room was as advertised. Glenn was very helpful and there were waffles and drinks every morning. The cats were super cute as well! Definitely recomme…
Jingru User Profile
Jingru
May 2017
Glenn & Xin were very accommodating. We had our private room and shared bathroom. If you are looking for convenience and value, this is the place. However, if you are looking for comfort & security, I suggest looking into a nicer neighborhood. The room was not very sound proof; …

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in October 2013
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230 Reviews
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I am a architect designer, whose expertise is in architecture,historic preservation, + build and I also offer consultant service. I design and renovate distressed urban property, to drive urban renewal in blighted neighborhoods. Xin is a talented graphic designer and has desi…
Languages: English, 中文, 日本語
Response rate: 89%
Response time: within a day
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