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Dickensian poor house (bleak, dismal room)

Dickensian poor house (bleak, dismal room)

1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
Shared half-bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
Shared half-bath

Stuck at the bottom of socioeconomic ladder? Embrace your poverty. Rent a microscopic "bedroom" behind the laundry. Share a tiny bathroom with other household slaves. No shower. No TV. Meager breakfast scraps offered in exchange for grueling kitchen labor.


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)


9 Reviews

Pete User Profile
May 2018
Outstanding gruel. Would beg again. In all seriousness: What a wonderful place. It's a beautiful old Victorian house in the middle of a lovely, peaceful town in a green broad valley. They fed me a nice breakfast and didn't make me do any poorhouse labor. Definitely recommend for…
Jerry W User Profile
Jerry W
January 2018
A great value, clean Bed and Breakfast easily walkable area with accommodating host super WiFi and a remarkable breakfast highly recommend
Gerry User Profile
July 2017
Even more bleak and dismal than the ad depicts, but the table scraps were quite satisfying after peeling 25 pounds of potatoes.
Joan User Profile
April 2017
Cannot do,it.
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
Joan tried to visit with us, but was delayed when she had trouble finding her way. She stayed comfortably in Riley's B&B, about 40 miles from here, which we highly recommend.
April 2017
Ben User Profile
March 2017
First, my luxe room blew away my expectations! But, my best memories are dining, taking tea, reading, and chatting with the hosts and guests in the parlor and other grand common rooms of the mansion. A remarkable place and exceptional hosts!
Naurine User Profile
November 2016
My stay at the Allegheny Street B&B could not have been better! The hosts' clear expectations helped everything to go smoothly. I enjoyed their proximity to downtown Hollidaysburg, a family grocery store, and to the Everett Railway (my destination). I was able to leave my rental …
Timothy User Profile
September 2016
I was graciously upgraded from the barren room and stale bread and water to a lovely room with sheets and pillows, cool air blowing right from the window and over head, and warm water that comes right out of the wall!!! This was just what I think an airbnb should be. I felt comf…

Hosted by Richard

Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in September 2009
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Hollidaysburg, PA, United States

It's a graceful neighborhood in the heart of Hollidaysburg's historic district. Neighbors will harrumph as they avoid you, noses upturned. The bourgeois exclusion of it all will serve to underscore th…

Getting around

You can park your rusting 20-year-old Honda in the rear. Otherwise, the public buses (which do not run on Sunday) are cheap enough for you. The buses are carefully designed to allow passengers to wall…

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