NICHE | Unit 1B

UrHomeInPhilly

1 Bedroom - 1 Bathrooms
$108  / night  •  for 2 guests

Philadelphia, PA, United States

NICHE was born from the desire to create a beautiful space with flexible stays and housing in University City. If you’re in town for a visit, for a few months, or even a year, we have a room suited for you.

NICHE is a distinctive, historic property - no two rooms are the same. We offer truly custom accommodations. NICHE offers two types of units: The NICHE Rooms and The Custom Stay Studios.

The NICHE Rooms are ideal for shorter stays, with access to our beautiful lounge, for working or relaxing, and the private garden - they, of course include access to all property amenities.

Amenities:

TV
Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Heating
Kitchen
Stove
Washer
Dryer
Essentials

Map:

Interaction:

We are professional hosts with customized service at our core, which means we're here as much or as little as you prefer. If you don't need us, you won't see us, but never hesitate to ask for anything you do need.

Neighborhood:

Philadelphia is known for its history, art, prestigious universities and institutions. University City/West Philly is a true melting pot of food, culture, music and art. The area holds some of the cities most beloved parks, museums, restaurants and venues. At NICHE you’ll be in the midst of endless opportunities to explore what West Philly has to offer.

The area has a Walk Score of 97/100 - a “walker’s Paradise”. Moving around the city doesn’t necessarily require a car. There is a large parking garage 2 blocks from our front door to keep your car while you stay with us. NICHE is a two minute walk from Philadelphia’s main subway line (the Market Frankford Line) which will take you to the heart of center city in less than 5 minutes.

We are a 5 minute drive from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or a 16-min walk. If you prefer cycle, you can do that in just 6 mins. We are also minutes from University of Pennsylvania’s campus.

Access:

You’ll have key less access to your room and all building entrances (front and rear) with a personalized key code that will be sent to you prior to your arrival.

Please note: We use a noise monitoring device on the property to ensure that our guests are being good neighbors; It does NOT record actual sounds or conversations, it simply monitors the noise level (measured in decibels). Quiet hours are observed from 9 pm-8 am. Violators will be charged a $200 fine. This property may use NoiseAware technology to ensure the comfort and security of the guest. Tampering with the device is strictly prohibited and will result in a $200 fine.

Keys/FOBS:
Prior to your arrival, we will take pictures of the keys/fobs for the home. (Where applicable)
If the same number of keys/fobs are not left as assigned on your departure for security purposes we will have to replace all locks and pass the expense of this onto you. The costs would be as follows. Remove and Replace old lock $250-$450 depending on the lock needing to be replaced. Each fob will be $150. Mailbox lock removal and replacement keys $150

House Policy Agreement will be sent to your email and needs to be signed prior to check-in.

Space:

Our twelve units are made of two different types - The NICHE Rooms and The Custom Stay Studios.

The NICHE Rooms are ideal for shorter stays and include access to our beautiful lounge, front porch outdoor seating, and the private garden. In the room, you’ll find a queen-sized Tuft and Needle mattress with storage drawers beneath, a cafe table for dining or work with two chairs, a mini fridge, and a flat screen TV (WiFi, local channels, and house Netflix account included). Common laundry washer/dryers are located on the first floor for your convenience, if needed.

The NICHE Rooms are units 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 3B, 3C, 3D - remember each of these units are unique.

The Custom Stay Studios are ideal for short or longer stays. They include access to all amenities - lounge, front porch outdoor seating, and the private garden. In the unit, you’ll find a queen-sized Tuft and Needle mattress with storage drawers beneath, a cafe table for dining or work with two chairs, a mini fridge, and a flat screen TV (WiFi, local channels, and house Netflix account included). In addition, The Studio’s offer more space as well as a small kitchen. The kitchen includes a mini fridge with freezer, upper and lower storage cabinets, stainless steel sink, ceramic glass surface electric cook top, and is fully equipped with cooking and dining essentials. Common laundry washer/dryers are located on the first floor for your convenience.

The NICHE Studios are units 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A, 3E - remember each of these units are unique.


Transit:

Uber, Lyft, Taxi, Septa. You name it you have it all.

- Philadelphia’s main subway line (the Market Frankford Line) - 2 blocks walk
- Philadelphia’s trolley lines - 4-6 blocks walk

Notes:


This is a no-party, no smoking, no pets allowed building. Please note that there are also no elevators in the building. A fully ADA compliant access paths available with chair lift, providing access to the first-floor rooms. The first-floor rooms include one fully ADA accessible unit (1B) and one semi-ADA accessible unit (1A). Please contact us for more information regarding these units and with any questions about accessibility.
"Newly listed homes available for discounted prices for a short time."
"There is still some construction going on in the building."
Please Note: There is a restaurant next door to the property that is undergoing renovations/construction, this means there may be noise from the construction, we wanted to make you aware of this before you made your reservation"

In order to honor your reservation with us, please answer the following questions:
 
1) What is the purpose of your stay?
2) Have you read our policies on no parties, and no smoking as well as house rules and no noise complaints?  (**Please make sure to read through the listing, most importantly the house rules/policy for proper guidance. )
3) Do you agree with our terms?
4) Please send us your email address so we can send our House Policy Agreement that you need to sign electronically
 
Please be informed that we are unable to send your arrival instructions or allow entry until ALL 4 of these questions are answered. House Policy Agreement will be sent to your email and needs to be signed prior to check-in.  We apologize for the need to do this, sadly a few bad apples have caused the need for these extra steps. 

PLEASE NOTE: These buildings are of new construction and when built, they were built where the whole building has either all heat or all AC, the downside to this is during shoulder seasons, its likely that we will have both hot days and cold days, when this happens you may want heat, but not be able to obtain heat for example, in these cases we keep some heaters on standby for you. Just ask for them and we will deliver. 

Additional Note: We only provide toiletries good for the first 24-48 hour use. Please bring your own or purchase at the nearby grocery stores or pharmacies for longer stays.


What guests are saying:

Nicholas Wong
What a steal
I booked through expedia, sorting by price. Amongst the cheapest options was Niche, and I saw a couple bedroom photos before I hastily booked a studio. Staff communicated constantly through email to make sure I knew how to get in and get settled. They also responded very quickly to any questions and concerns. When I showed up, I expected a small studio apartment, but
Nicholas Wong
What a steal
I booked through expedia, sorting by price. Amongst the cheapest options was Niche, and I saw a couple bedroom photos before I hastily booked a studio. Staff communicated constantly through email to make sure I knew how to get in and get settled. They also responded very quickly to any questions and concerns. When I showed up, I expected a small studio apartment, but it was substantially larger than expected. Living room had a large couch and a couple chairs, there was a high table next to the kitchenette, bathroom was big as well, and the bedroom was equally as spacious. All that for $100 a night is pretty good. The only complaints were: No on-site staff in case of any issues, but if you treat this more like an Airbnb then that's not too bad of an issue. Second one is my unit was next to an alley where the dumpsters were and at 6am the garbage trucks make a lot of noise.
Airbnb user
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It was good
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Airbnb user
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Great experience as usual! Could have used more kitchen equipment such as sponge and soap but otherwise great.
Airbnb user
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Great location, lovely bed, very clean. There was a bit of loud music coming from a nearby restaurant or bar (?) until pretty late on Friday night, but the rest of the time was pretty quiet.
Airbnb user
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Niche is a perfect spot to stay at. I was visiting some friends in Philly and found this perfect place. 15 minutes walking from the UPenn and drexel areas, as well as 5 minutes walking to the closest subway station to downtown. The apartment itself is perfect, lots of space and great amenities. Responses were also super fast and easy, so it made the stay perfect. Highly recommend, and would for sure come back again every time I come to Philly
Airbnb user
Airbnb review
Renee, Charm and Jen were extremely helpful, responding to requests quickly. The apartment is beautiful as the pictures demonstrate. The bathroom and overall apartment is exceptional and clean, with a very spacious living room and modern feeling apartment. We were worried that the room next to the trash site outside would have odor problems but that was never an issue and the room is well ventilated. If the kitchen burners were slightly larger, it would be perfect. Otherwise a small issue for a fantastic value place close to Penn
Airbnb user
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Great place, I would recommend it to anyone visiting Philly!
Airbnb user
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Good clean an modern. Very responsive hosts (remote model but always available immediately when contacted). Apartments are well located in a vibrant university part of town with plenty of restaurant options and conveniences. Only (minor) complaint is that whilst well insulated from the Chestnut Street traffic noise, inside the is soundproofing is poor in as much as every footstep upstairs is registered clear as a bell. Next time I’m in town I’ll plump for an upstairs apartment to be the transgressor rather than recipient of any disturbance. All that said very satisfied.
Airbnb user
Airbnb review
You will enjoy your time at the Niche! It's a wonderful space with all of the amenities you will need for a weekend (or longer) in Philly! The communication is great, very responsive and on top of everything. Renee and the team at UrHip were awesome. Looking forward to my next stay in Philly!
Airbnb user
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The stay was phenomenal, communication was great, and I’d highly recommend it.
Airbnb user
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Everything was fantastic. I needed to vacate my apartment in the city due to mold, and made a last minute reservation. It was perfect, comfortable, and the team was very communicative. The URHIP team (Renee, Gabrielle, Bernadette, & Charm) was helpful and checked in to see if I needed anything, which I appreciated since it was such a last minute visit. I’d definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends and travelers.
Airbnb user
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very communicative and always fast responder!
Airbnb user
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This place was wonderful
Airbnb user
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great satisfaction on housing
Airbnb user
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Place was quiet and clean
Nick Fodera
Philly weekend stay
Great Experience

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