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Offering free Wi-Fi and access to a shared kitchen, this East Village Homestay offers guests one private bedroom with a TV and a seating area, just 1640 feet from Union Square. The apartment has a live-in host. Featuring a loft bed and workspace, the private bedroom at East Village Homestay offers a fan. Access to a shared bathroom is provided. Guests at East Village Homestay may use the apartment’s full kitchen. The homestay also features a dining area. Washington Square Park and Tompkins Square Park are both within 0.6 mi of East Village Homestay. Many dining options are within 10 minutes' walk, including Jackdaw, Milk Bar, Westville and Linen Hall.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

East Village Homestay has been welcoming guests since Dec 27, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in New York, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!

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  • Can I check out after 9 pm?

    The latest check out time is 11 am.
    Answered on 5 March 2022
  • Hi there, is there parking? Do you have parking near by if not?

    There is no parking lot, garage or reserved space available to my guests. Public street parking is available for a fee and restrictions. There are gar..
    Answered on 22 September 2021
  • Do you have private bathroom and free WIFI ?

    Yes, there is wifi and it's included. There is one bathroom in the apartment and it is shared between guests and the host.
    Answered on 17 September 2021
  • Hello, I’d like to book the room but I cannot understand if I am going to have the whole apartment for the two of us or if there is another room?

    This is a shared space. I stay in one bedroom and guests stay in the other. See the photos to get a better idea of the layout. If you book, you will b..
    Answered on 16 January 2023
  • Are the rooms upstairs? If so, is there any help to take the luggage up stairs?

    Hi, My apartment is on the 5th floor and that's where the guest room is located. There is just one guest room. I often do help guests carry up their luggage.
    Answered on 4 September 2021
  • Hi How far or near is JFK airport? My sister and I are flying in from there and I want an estimate of how much it will cost for a taxi to your place...

    Taxi fare from JFK to Manhattan is fixed at $52 plus toll. If you travel during peak hours (4–8 pm weekdays), there's a surcharge of $4.50. It's also ..
    Answered on 18 November 2022
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Hosted by Chris

Host Review Score

I have been home-sharing for about 10 years now and have met many interesting people. I view visitors more as short-term roommates than I do as guests. While I tend to be easy-going, I do have my pet-peeves. With that said, I ask that you please review the house "rules" before you book with me. My guests have included a combination of tourists and business travelers. Whichever you may be, you're welcome to stay with me. I'd be happy to provide you with an opportunity to step into the shoes of a New Yorker for a short time. I'm a former journalist, PR guy and worked for a non-profit in the sustainable agriculture / environmental field for many years. I started my own coaching/consulting business several years ago and would be interested to find out more about what's going on in your life. Perhaps I can help you out in some way? My work schedule is pretty unpredictable and I often do work from home. I can get pretty busy (especially in the morning), so I'm not always immediately available to answer casual questions. But if you give me some advance notice, I'll make sure we have some time to spend together. Otherwise, I generally assume that guests want independence.
EAST VILLAGE/UNION SQUARE There are many restaurants, shops, a playhouse, live music, and laundromats in the nearby vicinity. I believe that the East Village is the best neighborhood in New York City with a wide collection of restaurants, pubs, local attractions, etc. There is so much to do in this neighborhood. I can't imagine living anywhere else. Once you book, I will send you a link to my neighborhood blog. Local Points of Interest: Union Square Park/Farmers Market (East 14th Street) East River Park (FDR) Little Tokyo (East 9th Street) Little India (East 6th Street) McSorley's Old Ale House (East 7th Street) Whole Foods Market (East 14th Street) Union Square Cafe (East 16th Street) GETTING AROUND It's also just a short walk from Union Square station, with plenty of bus and subway options to get around the city. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS NYU/Washington Square Park -- 15 min walk Little Italy -- 25 min walk Chinatown -- 25 min walk SOHO -- 25 min walk Lower East Side -- 20 min walk Shake Shack/Madison Square Park -- 10 min via subway Empire State Building -- 15 min via subway Midtown -- 20 min via train World Trade Center -- 20 min via subway
Language spoken: English

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Amenities of East Village Homestay

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Adults only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

East Village Homestay takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

You must show a valid photo ID upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

Please note that the property is on the 5th floor and there is no elevator.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform East Village Homestay of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

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A damage deposit of USD 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about East Village Homestay

  • East Village Homestay offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at East Village Homestay is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • The prices at East Village Homestay may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • East Village Homestay is 2.5 miles from the center of New York. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.