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220 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, USA
16 April 2015
눉For single bed room. Your room is just separated by walls and grill on ceiling. could hear noise from other "room". A bit small. But that is what u trade for it excellent locations. 3 to 4 storeys stair up. Tourist with heavy baggage need to think again.
눇First and foremost. Kudos for helpfull and friendly staff. Great location in downtown Manhattan. Just one metro station away from Chinatown. And have 3 metro station nearby. The only thing is you need to go up like the stairs for like 3 storey. If you travel with heavy luggage, maybe you want to go somewhere. Nonetheless, staff is very helpfull and even offer and help to bring your baggage down. Environment is good and trendy. I like the Italian feels it has on the bathroom.
14 April 2015
눉The rooms are ridiculously small, if you have more than one bag do not even bother! There is no space to put your luggage and be able to walk around the bed. The noise was absolutely ridiculous. Because there are no ceilings on any of the minuscule rooms you can hear absolutely everything! On our first morning a cleaner was cleaning the floors and bashing the skirting board every time causing constant loud banging at approx 6.30am. On our second morning a homeless man had come through the front door (which is supposed to be manned by security) and came up the stairs to the rooms and was banging on every door from 3am-5am and trying to get in rooms while yelling profanity and looking for girls - this could have been very dangerous if a girl (let alone anyone) had opened their door. As a female sleeping in a room on the 1st floor I had to walk down the stairs and through reception and common areas to use the toilet and bathroom every time as there was only a female bathroom on the reception floor. There were only 3 showers per gender for the whole of the hostel to use....100+ people staying in the hostel at any given time so the ratio is just ridiculous. Although this hostel is in a great location, it is extremely overpriced for what you get...which is zero sleep!
눇Location location location! The location is everything with this hostel.
13 April 2015
눉I travelled with a friend. Once I arrived the first thing I saw were homeless people sleeping and sitting next to the door of the hostel (I wish I could attach some pictures). On my questions "is it ok that they are our close neighbors?", I got the answer that its fine (well, it isn't my first time in ny and I didn't see homeless people being soooo close to hotels and other places where tourists stay). Reception was on the 2/3rd floor and I had a luggage that was rather difficult to carry bc of the stairs. Women toilet and women bathroom was on a different floor and every night I had to get there through reception and other people sitting in the lounge zone. As for the rooms... Well i've never ever seen anything like this. They were soooooooooo small that I would have never ever believed that they could be like this (especially after nice pictures on the website). There was only a bed and a very small table and that's it. We couldn't even pack things with a friend being in this room at the same time, cause there was not enough space. The worst thing was the absence of the sealing!!! I heard people taking a shower, sneezing and even changing cloths... Well I guess I don't need to say that when I checked in I was told not to eat, not to talk on the phone and not to watch anything on the phone bc everything is so easy to hear. I could understand if it was an open space and the cost was ok for it. But 450 dollars for 3 nights for two in such a nightmare I think is very expensive. I wouldn't recommend this place to stay... Maybe only for guys who don't need any comfort and only for 1 night. Hope this review will ha help you to make your choice. The only thing I can say is that it was the most stupid way to save money, cause the difference with a 4 star hotel for two people for 3 nights was probably 150 dollars...
눇Stuff is very nice and pleasant
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