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Student loft in Medina

Brendan User Profile

Student loft in Medina

Private room in apartment
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
Sparkling clean
8 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
93% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
93% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.

This fifth floor walkup with many useful amenities (landline, wifi, voltage converter, hairdryer, etc.) is my homebase for when I'm doing research in Dakar. It's in the middle of one of Dakar's most vibrant neighborhoods, Médina, which is crowded, but also very safe. The master bedroom has it's own bathroom. The other room is occupied by Saliou, my assistant while I was a Fulbright Scholar who can serve as your guide or assistant for an affordable daily rate, depending on his availability.


Laptop-friendly workspace
Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Smoke detector
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed



40 reviews
Sophia User Profile
June 2019
Clean and nice host. Internet speed is very good. However there are no proper showers nor warm water
Anna User Profile
September 2019
For the second time I stayed with Brendan and Saliou and I can not wait for the third time! Since I was in the flat last year a lot of more comfort has brought into with additional kitchen devices and new furniture. The location is still super central and lively in the real…
Casey User Profile
July 2019
Great, friendly, safe area with a lot going on. Close to the water and main bus routes. Saliou is a great host and always responds promptly to anything you need, and beyond that, is just a great person :)
David User Profile
June 2019
Great location in a lively and safe neighbourhood within walking distance to big supermarket. Room is spacious and apartment has great little varanda. Has everything you need. Saliou's hospitality made my short stay in Dakar far exceed my expectations with the local information…
Katie User Profile
May 2019
This great flat was centrally located in Medina, making it easy to walk around the southern part of the city. I really enjoyed my daily walk into downtown, as it let me see so much of the vibrant street life of Dakar. Saliou was a particularly great help for me as I had so many…
Remy User Profile
May 2019
My stay with Saliou was just great, he has been very helpful and flexible. The appartment is simple but remarkably clean, convenient, and cheap.
Lillian User Profile
December 2018
Sillow is a great man and a great host. He is easy to deal with and helpful, he likes when someone is booking the room:) Bed is nice, toilet is nice. Location is good if you wanna experience Dakar because it is kind of in the middle to go every direction. thank you a lot!:)

Hosted by Brendan

Jersey City, NJJoined in June 2011
Brendan User Profile
40 Reviews
jazz pianist and grad student in ethnomusicology, originally from central Illinois but a resident of the NYC area for about 10 years, fluent in French and English
Interaction with guests
Saliou is at the apartment and he will be happy to advise you on whatever you need. He is on the listing as a co-host so you can communicate with him through airbnb before your arrival.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3PM
Checkout: 2PM
After 3PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events