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160 East 116th Street, East Harlem, New York City, NY 10029, United States of America – Show map
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 5 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One additional older child or adult is charged USD 15 per person per night when using existing beds.
Extra beds are not available.
One child under 2 years is charged USD 10 per night in a crib.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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On the Upper West Side of Manhattan and within walking distance of Central Park, this hotel features an on-site fitness room and accommodations with cable TV.
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Located 165 ft from Central Park, this hostel is on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, just a 5-minute walk from Columbus Circle. Wi-Fi access is provided free of charge to guests.
Score from 1282 reviews Good
April 29, 2015
Although the bathroom was clean all the time, I think they could clean the rooms better. We found dusty under the beds.
Very close to the subway, lots of shops (supermarket, flower shop, pharmacy etc) around, friendly staff, nice kitchen. The towels are changed every day.
April 16, 2015
the place is hard to find, no signs on the road that a hostel is there, and it is one of many silver doors with key code locks. the rooms are not lockable when you go out, everything has to be put into the cupboard which is lockable. the shower door is rather low, i am 6ft tall and the frame ends at my shoulder, and getting in and out involved hitting my head each time. Steam radiators which make noise at all time of the night.
good location for accessing the rest o the island. nice kitchen with fridge/freeze cooker, oven sink. that bathroom is big, and the shower is powerful, although it takes a few mins to warm up, and is a little low.
April 4, 2015
Bedding could have been nicer,heating could be more regular and the front door downstairs could be more secure
value for money,footsteps away from the subway,local enemities,friendly neighbourhood,fairly safe
February 15, 2015
The bed was uncomfortable and the room was really noisy from traffic outside and other guests. Also, the rooms can't be locked from the outside.
It's a cheap hostel and the location next to a subway stop is good. There's free WiFi and the bathroom is shared with only a small group of people.
January 4, 2015
SHARED BATHROOM SHARED APARTMENT
Location close to the subway 116th Value for money was good
November 12, 2014
Does not have elevator and the rooms are in the second or third floor. The stairs are very curved and very small. If you have lots of luggage will be hard to go upstairs. There's no one to receive you, I didn't like this because you cannot talk to anyone if you need. The look door is not to secure (our room didn't lock at all) but we stayed 1 week and everything was perfectly fine. The bed was not so comfortable, but was fair to the price.
It is very close to the subway station. We could know more of the spanish neighborhood. There're basically everything there: electronic stores to markets. We stayed in a king studio, the room was big and there was a closet with a key so we could put or stuff there when we left. The bed was large, but the mattress was very tiny and not so comfortable, but if you are looking for just a place to sleep and for a cheap price, this is perfectly fine. The kitchen is very equipped. The place is clean. A good place for a good price The shower curtain was very dirty, but we talked to the lady who work there (she just speaks spanish) and she changed the curtain right away!
November 11, 2014
Shared bathroom isn't a great thing as one day we were waiting quite a long time but it was literally one day and only one of us that was desperate if a second bathroom was added that would be my only suggestion there is enough room as the roof terrace was an amazing space.
The hostel was warm, clean and in an excellent location to the number 6 subway. Although you cannot lock the door from the outside the apartment is nice and secure and you are provided a lovable wardrobe that is adequate for security and whilst you are inside your room you can lock the door from the inside. The hostel is incredible value for money and the location whilst in Harlem is quite a nice area we enjoyed a walk into central park many of the days we were in New York
November 2, 2014
TV channels were poor( small thing)..... dirty pillow never cleaned... Not being able to lock my room
Location...kitchen...value for money....Wi-Fi
October 5, 2014
To the owners: please invest a bit on changing at least the mattress, it is so old that I slept over the wires. Overall, everything is so old that it is just filthy: walls are dirty with some sort of dark drops all over, bed linen and towels the same, one pillow was plenty of blood, the shower curtain was disgusting.... A woman cleans everyday, so it is not about who cleans, it is just that everything is already too used. Of course, you wont see anyone expect the cleaning lady so you pretty much will have to deal with everything and just leave feedback... I wouldn't repeat here and I don't recommend it at all.
September 2, 2014
With the few problems we encountered it would have been great to have on-site staff. The only staff you ever see is the cleaner and she speaks no English at all.
It was a nice quiet apartment. There were some issues with checking in and we were sat outside for a while but got in eventually. Also our tv didn't work and it took a couple of days to sort that out, but we were grateful it was fixed.
August 26, 2014
-we culdn' t find the hotel, there is no sign - it is not possible to lock the room, only the big locker inside the room - the area outside the hotel doesn ´ t look very nice a safe, but fortunatelly we didn ´ t have any problems
- near the metro station - good price - close to the supermarket and fast food restaurants
August 24, 2014
No staff or a way to communicate with someone.
Next subway (open 24 hours) and restaurant. Nice neighborhood and low prices on all the things (including food). Its possible to do a lot of thing on foot. Perfect cleaning and room service. Secure, you can look all your thing.
August 24, 2014
Blood on the walls, pubes on the bed before we even used it. The major problem was no locks on the doors. The neighbourhood felt unsafe. There is no sign saying it was a hostel. It should say look for the dentist/gynaecologist office. No point of contact ie reception area.
The Internet was always good. The subway is in easy reach of the hostel.
June 30, 2014
There are no locks on the door! It's unthinkable! You do not need to enter the keys of your room. The only security codes on the door to the stairwell and lockable wardrobe. You have to trust your neighbors.
Very clean, large rooms, very, very close to the subway. Kitchenette well prepared. We were very satisfied. Excellent Wi-Fi!!!
June 24, 2014
15 min walk to central park Really clean Confortable
June 8, 2014
The Television did not have all the channels running, and the bunk bed were not comfortable to sleep on.
It was great location to be in since it was sitting right above a subway station.
May 30, 2014
There is no name plate or any sign in front of hostel to show us that its name is rostel.
Room is clean and all facilities is great. Location is the best!
April 27, 2014
It takes around 30-40 min to travel by subway to downtown manhattan.
Price. Cleanliness. Subway 1 min away from the hotel.
April 23, 2014
organization (keys) wifi price/quality
April 20, 2014
No elevator and no staff.
Good price, location, nice shops around, the subway is seconds away. I Would stay here again.
March 29, 2014
Housekeeping didnt speak any english, spanish only. Matrass was really bad, you can feel the springs.
Clean, subway nearby, good value for money, lots of shops and restaurants in the area.
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