Amazing hosts, fantastic house!
I lived here for about two weeks at the very beginning of my internship in Shanghai. And these two weeks turned out to be my best experience of using Airbnb in China.
The house itself is brilliant! The decoration is brand-new, the hygiene condition is good, and the kitchen and the restroom are clean. The beddings would be replaced for every guest, or would be replaced every few days if you stay long. There are air conditioners both in the living room and in your room. There are also heating radiators in the guest room. There are enough cabinets, clothes hangers, and drawers in your room and you will never worry about lacking of space. You can use the kitchen, washer, living room and balcony if you want. The Minsheng road station of metro line 6 is right downstairs, and you can ride for a few minutes to Yanggaozhong road station of metro line 9 if you want to take the advantage of a starting station. Both stations can reach the Century Avenue station in few minutes and then reach every street of Shanghai.
Besides the great house, I was deeply moved by the care of the hosts, Hui and Luo. I didn’t connect with the hosts until the day I moved in, and Hui came right back to open the door for me when he knew that I had luggage with me.
The next morning, the hearty breakfast was prepared by Luo. In the next two weeks, I was lucky to had different types of breakfast such as noodles, breads, tarts, cakes, fruits and Zongzi. It was hard to have the same breakfast for two successive days. And the milk is also free!!!
The hosts are warmhearted to answer various questions, such as where to shopping, how to transfer metro lines, and where to wash your shoes.
Hui and Luo kept the habit of going to bed before 11 p.m. because of their daily work and regular life, but Hui would always wait for me to come home. Actually, the house is in a relatively crowded area and you don’t have to worry too much about the safety.
The hosts are very kind and enthusiastic, I spoke the same language as them and we had much in common. They were just like your brothers and sisters. Before, I used to stay in my guest room when I used Airbnb in China. However, I preferred staying in the living room and talking with Hui and Luo.
In general, Hui and Luo make you feel at home. They take you as a member of the family, and you will live like them and fit into the lifestyle of Shanghai. And that is exactly what Airbnb means in my mind.