Hi, we are Anne und Gülay and we are looking forward to welcome and meet you!
My friend and I stayed at Gulays place for 4 Nights during Octoberfest! The place is very close to the airport and perfectly close to the train to Munich.
Gulay was very nice to deal with before we arrived and offered helping out!
All in all we were really satisfied, the only thing I would mention to change is the bit of mess everywhere - but that's probably her and her housemates style.
Thank you very much, I would come again!
Gulay was the best hostess during our entire month long Europe trip spanning over 7 countries. I don't claim this lightly because we have had some amazing hosts throughout the trip but our 4 day experience over the Oktoberfest period would not be as awesome had we chosen to stay at another location.
Upon landing, we were greeted at the airport and provided with precise instructions on how to reach the apartment. She even left signs on the doors of the apartment to ensure that we find the place without any issues. We were regularly checked up on by Gulay throughout our stay and she helped us with every question and request. She even made us a traditional Germany sausage dinner and invited us to socialize with her friends over wine. It felt like we were staying with friends.
If you want to visit Oktoberfest then the location in this apartment cannot be more perfect. Buses that run throughout the night from Munich airport every 20 minutes for 'free' that will drop you off at Fresing, from there it's a quick under 5 minute walk to the apartment. Fresing has an express train that gets you to Munich HBF in 1 stop and the journey takes roughly 20 minutes. Munich transportation is quite expensive though so be warned that even though we only had 2 people, our best option was for a 2-5 people 'partner' pass which costed roughly 20 euros.
The bedroom was gigantic and windows were left open for fresh air the entire night without any noises from the outside. The bathroom was directly outside the bedroom and the sound proofing was fantastic and we could barely hear any noises once the doors were closed. The showers were very roomy and water pressure was fantastic.
The smoking concerns left from previous feedbacks were worrying us prior to our arrival however Gulay was very respective of us and asked every time if she wanted to smoke in our presence, there is also a balcony if indoors smoking was not desirable. In the room we stayed at it was 99% smoke free and there are no issues at all after you close the bedroom door.
I highly recommend this apartment and host, if you are lucky enough to get a reservation then you will love the experience.
Gulay was an AWESOME pre-host. She really went out of her way to make it easy to get from the airport to her place and back. Her directions were clear and conscise. She communicated with us up until the time we came. Her friends even met us at the bus station.
Two concerns. First concern, the room was permeated with cigarette smoke. It was everywhere and in everything. The sheets and towels included. We slept with the window open and it did not really help.
Second was the room was quite dissheveled with her personal items everywhere. Could have been more organized.
Other than this we would have given it 5 stars.
Gülay is a great host! Although she had an injury and had trouble walking, she still went out of the way to make my stay comfortable and made me dinner when I arrived and breakfast the last morning (all other days she offered to do so too, but as it was a work related visit, all my other meals were provided for elsewhere).
She also helped me with my flight back and we had some great talks!
If I go to the same conference again in the future, I'll definitely stay with Gülay again!
Nice room in an excellent location. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Recommended!!
Gülay ist eine total nette, freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin! Sie hat uns bei der Wohnungssuch super unterstützt, telefoniert und mit ihrer Hilfe hatten wir auch bald eine Möglichkeit. Wohnung schön, Balkon toll zum Frühstücken, Wetter hat auch mitgespielt. Nur zu empfehlen!
What an amazing place to stay! Gulay is the best host we've had (of our 6 stays in 33 days)! She is so friendly and welcoming! She greeted us with smiles at the train station and walked us to her place where she fed us dinner and breakfast the next day.
On the first day, she and her lovely friend Kerstin (who drove us around) took us to a bar for her friend's birthday party. We shared drinks and had a blast with them! Both of them are very friendly and helped us with what ever we needed. Sadly, they both left for a trip so we didn't get much time with them. The positive part was that we got her whole apartment to ourselves! It was an amazing deal to get a whole apartment for what we paid.
I would not hesitate come back to this place since I feel that Gulay is a friend now. I hope that other people get to experience what we did.
Just a few notes (even though none of this would change my mind about this place):
There is construction on the S train lines for another 6 weeks. Should end around September 2012, But this could make your life difficult if you don't know how to get around. We had a very expensive cab ride back since we couldn't make sense of it.
The location is VERY nice, but it is a 20-30 minute train ride away. She actually lives in Freising which is close, but not walking. If you are staying for more than 2 days, invest in a 3 or 7 day card. It is worth it since you can use almost every mode of transportation.
Lastly, she is a smoker, but that didn't bother me any. She's very considerate of you but it is important to know for what ever reason. If you are anti smoking, you should probably stay away from Munich or Germany in general. This seems to be the norm and will be hard if you object.
All-in-all, this place is great and with Gulay there, it's even better!
Gülay ist super! Danke für die kurzfristige Übernachtungsmöglickeit und bis bald in Zürich.. : )
Gulay's place is conveniently located with quick access to local shops and the centre of Freising. We enjoyed our stay, but woud have preferred a cleaner place especially as we had to pay a cleaning fee.
Gulay's place is extremely close to the airport, which was perfect for our early flight out of Munich! We had a nice time exploring Freising's restaurants and shops and check-in was simple. We actually didn't get to meet Gulay as she was at work late/we got up early for our flight but she was easy to communicate with. It may have been been because of a previous renter, but the entire flat smelled of cigarette smoke which was extremely unpleasant for two non-smokers.