LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — If you’re looking for a cheap overnight stay and don’t mind a small, but “comfy” sleeping situation, look no further than the latest unique Airbnb listing: an authentic New York yellow cab camper.
For just $39 a night on weekdays, and $49 on the weekend, you can sleep in the back of a renovated taxi that’s parked in Long Island City.
“Who needs a 2,500 square foot pad, when you can enjoy a spacious 64 square feet of black and yellow tranquility,” the listing reads.
The “swanky yellow-and-black-themed lodging unit” features a junior full-size mattress, pillows, sheets and a battery-powered fan.
It's parked near multiple subway lines and boasts easy access to Manhattan.
The host, Jonathan, works as a stand-up comic, a whitewater-rafting river guide and owns a Christmas tree business.
Guests can choose from an offering of extras, depending on the season: free cinnamon buns anytime from his comedy show "Buns and Puns" at The Standing Room, free whitewater rafting in the summer, and the chance to be a "branch manager" for his winter Christmas tree business — or just the opportunity to learn how to make a "kickass wreath!!"
There's no electrical outlet in the taxi, but you can charge phones and use the Wi-Fi at a coffee shop nearby, as Jonathan knows the owner.
And, there's a portable emergency toilet in the passenger seat in case nature calls and one of the nearby bathroom facilities, compiled in a list by Jonathan, isn't open.