The apartment was not clean at all. There were live large and small cockroaches, the linens and pillow cases were dirty and stained, the apartment was dusty, and the floors needed to be moped. Sofi even agreed to reimburse the cleaning fee, but she never did it. She was unreachable the last couple of days. There is no elevator so carrying two 50lbs suit cases up 5 floors can be a little miserable after traveling for 18 hours.
There is no wifi in the apartment that you can have access to at all times. After we complained several times Sofi brought us a device for internet access that was very slow. After complaining again, she brought a faster device, but only lasted a couple days. She expected us to pay to refill the service, which is a ridiculous because when we paid for this apartment we were told we would have internet access for the duration of our stay.
The apartment was also very noisy because there was constant construction going on in the building. It was impossible to sleep past 7 am. You can also hear the neighbors very easily. Kids crying etc.
We lost running water several times throughout our stay, and there is a water leak that disturbs the neighbor below the apartment. This is a complication that you will have to deal with.
Sofi was reachable most of time for the many problems that we encountered with the apartment however, she stopped communicating with us towards the end of our stay. She would also claim she's leaving to France, so she would be "unreachable" only for Zohra to say she was still in Algiers.
This apartment would be much better if it was cleaned properly, if the roaches infestation was taken care of, if there was wifi as advertised, and if sofi resolves her conflict with her down stairs neighbor. The bathroom sink leaks on the poor lady situated below this apartment. There is an ongoing conflict with sofi and her neighbor that you will have to deal with. We had to interact with the neighbor several times to make sure we were not ruining her ceilings every time we used the bathroom.
Despite all the issues, the location is excellent.