This was my first experience with the Airbnb app and it was very user friendly. A word of caution for first timers, you have to be patient and not make multiple bookings/reservations for the same dates. The host has 24 hours to respond. The system is set up so that only one reservation request should be submitted at a time because your card is charged upfront in full upon a host accepting. This means if multiple hosts were to accept your multiple requests you would be charged more than once. Using this App, allowed me to get an authentic experience that you just can't get from a hotel stay.
Sophia was quick to respond with very short notice which was a blessing because my daughter & I wasn't sure where we were staying upon our arrival. The room is exactly as described and pictured. The space is very inviting, comfortable, well kept, clean and I felt safe in the secured building. There is on the street parking if needed. The neighborhood is quiet, lively and several food options nearby. Thank you Sophia for being an awesome and gracious host. We had so much fun living in New York for the weekend.