Reviews for BITS1/1

1. William 25/10/2018
Steven was a lovely,friendly and helpful host. His apartment is a vibrant good area. Good choice in shops and restaurants. Easy access to subways for Times Square, Fifth Avenue and see historical sites. Next time I visit, I would happily stay at Steven's place again. Great value.
2. Kyle 12/06/2018
10 out of 10, would stay again. I was very happy with my Gay Homestay at Steven's place in Astoria, NY. I needed a place to stay for a wedding, I was only going to be in NY for 2 days and 2 nights and really just needed a place to sleep at the end of each day. Steven greeted me at the door of the apartment, he showed me his place, which has a kitchen, hallway, bathroom, and bedroom. Everything was clean and cleared for me. I realized that the bedroom was his bedroom, and that he was sleeping on the couch. He cleared his closet for me, so I could hang up my dress shirts, which was very kind of him! The bathroom was clean and he had fresh towels out for me. He had a binder of things to do in NYC, personally recommended restaurants, and the password to the wifi. There was also a TV in the bedroom, which was nice, although I didn't use it. He walked me around his block, just to orient me to where some nice shops were around and what direction the metros were. He sent out two text the two days I was there, checking on how I was doing, and he made a really good recommendation for a piano bar for me to go to. Thank you so much Steven, for opening up your home so I could enjoy an amazing weekend in the famous NYC!
3. Pan 12/12/2016
Lovely apartment, great host, convenient location with very easy access to the City.
Great experience, Fully recommended! :)
4. Ulf 03/10/2016
I can only confirm and repeat what others have written before:
Steven is a very friendly, helpful, reliable and considerate host. The apartment really is very quiet, the house being situated in a quiet residential street. Still, just round the corner you will find loads of restaurants, little shops, supermarkets, laundrys and whatever else you might need. Two subway stations with 3 lines are within a 10 minutes walk from the apartment and they will take you to Times Square e.g. within 20 minutes.
I can highly recommend Steven's place and would love to stay there again whenever I have a chance to come back to New York City. Thanks again, Steven, for making me feel at home during my 10 day stay!
5. Adam 11/09/2016
Had a great stay here and would definitely recommend. The property is clean with everything you need. The location is good with plenty of yummy places to eat nearby. Steven is a great host with thoughtful touches and unexpected extras (such as snacks). Will stay here again if I'm back in NYC.
6. Jens 04/06/2016
It is highly recommended! Very nice apartment, everything clean, nice host!
Astoria is a good area and you can get very well connected by train to the city .
7. Yutaka 17/11/2015
Steven is very kind host. The room is very clean and we can enjoy watching Apple TV. I recommend to stay here!!
8. Barry 02/11/2015
Great stay. Lovely room, good location and very hospitable host.
9. Sean 21/10/2015
nice location easy access to different areas of New York host was friendly room nice and clean
10. Fabio 07/09/2015
Everything was perfect ! Steven is a wonderful guy !
11. Marco & Paulo 01/06/2015
First of all, Steven is a really great host and we felt like home. His place is beautiful, confortable and very well located in a quiet and secure neighbourhood. Walking distance to subway and a lot of places to eat and buy at the corner. We'll be back for sure! Thank you Steven for everything.
12. Louis 29/05/2015
Quiet appartment in a lively neighbourhood of Queens, close to shops, restaurants and two subways, with a good bed and bathroom. Steven is a quiet guy who provides all the information you need. Highly recommended.
13. Juan 12/01/2015
Right away we felt like home, the host is a great guy, really friendly, answers every question you may have, and helps you move around the city. Now, regarding the room, lots of space, really nice, clean and comfy. The apartment is great, located near subway station that takes you directly to times square. All in all excelent place to stay in New York, we had an awesome time.
14. Gabor 01/10/2014
Lovely clean and comfortable room for travellers and very safe .Steve is a very helpful and good host ready to answer every questions you asking and very friendly , location is excellent short tube ride to Manhattan , all was perfect , thanks Steve !! If I come back again I would book with you again ! Thanks
15. Miguel 28/09/2014
The room is much nicer than it looks in the pictures, it really exceeded my expectations. I was very pleased and happy when i got to see the whole place, extreamly clean and tidy. The room is big enough for a couple, with a super confortable queen size bed, 2 big windows with lots of natural light coming in, AC,closet, etc. A perfect place to rest after a long day in Manhattan.

The bathroom is nice and clean too and its just next door to the room, there is also a kitchen with everything you may need. The place is super easy to find and only 2 blocks away from the nearest metro station, you will be in Manhattan in no time.

Steven is a good host, he showed me around the neightborhood and gave me some directions and ideas on what to do in the city. I would definitely contact him again for another stay and would recommend his place to any of my friends. Thank you Steven!!!
16. Francesco 21/09/2014
The house is comfortable, very clean, perfect to visit non only Manhattan, but also the others boroughts. It is located in a lively zone,achievable 24 hour a day by tube, and distant exactly 20 minutes to Times Square and about 1 hour to Coney Island (by subway).The kitchen is good also for a frequent use. The bed is confortable.
The host is super! Smart, gentle, discreet, no-judgmental and nice, he is able to give information about the main attractions of the city and helpful to solve practical problems.Francesco e Giuseppe
17. Jeremy 18/09/2014
Steven was a great host. Very welcoming and his home was very comfortable
Great location. Lots of dining options and easily accessible to manhattan
I would highly recommend staying there
18. Phil 06/07/2014
Stay here. Seriously, stay here. Steven is helpful and accommodating. His place is CLEAN. Comfortable bed and air conditioner in the room (essential in NYC in the summer). $15 cab ride from La Guardia. Ten minute walk on a busy, safe street to the subway which takes you quickly to midtown Manhattan. Lots of stores and restaurants around. Overall best deal I have found online for NYC.
19. Alexander 12/06/2014
Steven was a wonderful host. He is nice, helpful, and assisted me with instructions on how to get around. It was great to experience a neighborhood outside of Manhattan but be only a 15 minute subway ride away. I would recommend staying at Steven's, it made visiting NYC even better. Thank you Steven.
20. Dmitry 08/06/2014
A perfect place to stay. Lively and safe neighbourhood, good location and quite room. I relly enjoyed staying there
21. Len 05/05/2014
Very hospitable and friendly host. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable. We would definitely recommend and stay here again.
22. DeWayne 20/04/2014
I had a one night layover in NYC. Staying at Steven's place was perfect. He is also the perfect host! He even, met me on the street coming out of the subway. I found a comfy bed, and a welcome basket full of goodies waiting for me. He was most gracious and helpful. It is an hour from JFK, but extremely easy to get to. (Side note, it is only 10 min from LaGuardia.) And at such a great price! Will be staying with you again when I return! Many mahalos!
23. Jamaal 02/01/2014
Great stay and in a lovely part of Astoria. So much fun!
24. Jair 01/01/2014
To be at Steven´s place was a must. His place is quite organized and clean, very close to everything you need for daily life and as tourists. The bed was specially comfortable, it was worth every night slept. Additionally, Steven is a sympathetic guy and totally easy to talk. He is an example for me of a kind and perfect host!!! So, I highly recommend he as a host for you that
wish to discover NYC.
25. Juan 02/10/2013
My time in NYC was better because of Steven, he is a wonderfull host. The room is perfect: clean, confortable, quiet and nice. The place is only a few minutes walking from the subway and in 15 minutes you´ll be in Times Square.
This was my first time booking with Gay Homestays, but don´t be the last and I would like to say: If you are looking for a very cozy place this is what you need.
Thanks again Steven!
26. Peter 09/09/2013
This was my first booking on Gay Homestays and I couldn't have wished for a better host. Steven was great, very friendly and helpful with suggestions for things to do in town. He even got me a free ticket to a Broadway show!
The place is clean, secure and has everything you may need during your stay. Wifi, air-con in the bedroom, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with soap, shampoo and towels provided. There's no washing machine but a few laundromats are very close to the flat.
Commute to Manhattan is very easy. There are two subway stops about 10mins walk away with frequent trains that take you to Times Square in less than 15mins.
The flat is close to all local amenities, incl. grocery store, laundromats, 24-hour pharmacy, restaurants, ATMs, etc. - all within 5mins walk.
I had a great stay and am happy to recommend this place.