a pretty strange experience
Posted Sep 12, 2016
I was keeping pretty strange hours, so I didn't really meet my hosts. Of the fresh-baked bread on offer, I saw none.
The place was reasonably clean and nice, except for a couple of very important things. The rooms are in the basement of a private home, and there's a bathroom there, and a kitchenette. There are two serious problems.
The first is the ceiling. It is about two meters, or 6'2", at its highest point. But there are many areas that are a foot or so lower, so to move around, an adult has to duck.
But the real problem is that there are two rental units sharing the kitchenette and bathroom. The hollow-core doors do not really provide any privacy. While I was there, there was a family of (at least) three staying in the other room. The father of said family decided not to sleep intuit room on the first night, anyway, but to sack out on a futon in the kitchenette, where he snored, deafeningly, all night and late into the following morning. And every time I wanted to use the bathroom, it was occupied, practically.
Other minor issues: no ice cube tray in the freezer, my room's trash can hadn't been emptied, a few pieces of fruit and a loaf of bread do not a b'n'b make, it's a 25-minute walk to the subway, no variety of bedclothes available.