Ali was an excellent host: picking us up at the Metro station and showing us the way the first time, bringing us maps of the local area and even dates (yum!). The studio worked out well for my fiancé and I to find our way around Paris, as it is a short walk to the Metro station (many of the major stops are along this line anyway) and even closer walk to a number of bus stops, a market, and a bakery. On weekends, expect the market and bakery to close...you will need to walk down even further to a farmer's market near another metro station to get anything. The internet here was fast, although you do need immediate access to SMS to start using it. In every sense of the word, this space is basically a dorm room with a small cooking area and private bathroom.