This ‘swanky’ converted taxi van in Long Island City is listed on Airbnb for $39 a night

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A listing on Airbnb is offering those who want the true New York City experience a chance to spend a night in a “cozy one-of-a-kind NYC taxi van” in Long Island City.

The van, which has been in service since 2002, has serviced thousands of people including actors and real estate tycoons, according to the listing. It is outfitted with a “comfortable bed, soft pillows, sheets and a portable wireless air conditioner.”

The “swanky living quarters” are located near the 7 train with “exceptional views of the city.” The listing has 12 mostly positive Airbnb reviews, but some people were less than thrilled with their experience.

“No way! I can’t stay … stinks like crazy! He left a note and a bottle of Fiji water that was super sweet … but we wanted to gag when we opened the car door,” a reviewer named Briana wrote.

Another Airbnb user named Boo said the taxi was “one of the highlights of our trip.”

“The location was accessible by public transportation, the view was stellar, and it was very close to some grocery stores, restaurants, and bars,” Boo wrote. “Can’t recommend this place enough for anyone looking for a relaxed, once-in-a-lifetime stay in NYC!”

An $11 cleaning fee is also tacked on to the $39-a-night price and on the weekend, the price jumps to $49. Guests are not allowed to drive the vehicle.

6sqft first reported the story.



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