Lily's place is well located - any shop that you could possibly need is within walking distance. The place itself is quite large for a studio, and has a balcony, which to me makes a big (positive) difference!
However, the unit itself is very "basic" (and that's a kind word to use here). It's essentially someone's unused apartment that they have entrusted Lily to manage. It's not a home and doesn't have the feel of home. In fact, one could say minimal effort is put into the upkeep and furnishing of the home. There is an old towel that serves as a rug on the bathroom floor, there are old shampoo bottles lying around (as free toilettries) and the kitchen has almost nothing in it. Not a decent fork or cup. The shower leaks (such a waste of water!).
Fortunately, the bed is comfortable, and has a nice micro-suede cover. It's fine if you are just staying for a short while and will spend most of your time outdoors. Don't expect to come home to nice, warmly decorated place, with much by way of amenities.
What was most challenging, however, was Lily's way of dealing with guests. First, she asked us to pay more than what was requested on the website, by sending us a "request for additional money." She told us it was because the website had miscalculated the amount owed (apparently there is a weekend rate and a weekday rate). Second, she asked for photos of our identity cards (also strange, since Airbnb had verified us as guests). In Malaysia, identity theft is an issue, so I requested that she send us a formal letter prior to us giving her a copy of our ICs. She then said there was no need. This is probably the most difficult lister I have had to deal with with Airbnb so far.
I suppose I am slightly nostalgic about the early days of Airbnb (when my husband and I first started hosting). At that time, it was much more about sharing one's home with fellow travellers. This is an "un-home" that is being milked for all the financial value it can be milked for, with minimal effort. The place is cheap and safe, but honestly, I would spend a little more to have a better experience.