On West 103rd Street, near Central Park and a decent number of dining options. The subway is close by as well.
Guests have their choice of bunking in dormitory-style rooms or semi-private rooms with one queen bed or two twin beds or private rooms with en suite bathrooms. All rooms have European linens, fresh towels and air conditioners. Dorms and semi-private rooms share bath facilities on each floor but they aren't dirty as one would expect. Housekeeping staff keep them clean on a regular basis. Private rooms have down comforters, flatscreen TVs, and iPod docking stations.
The hotel's casual lobby lounge is a convivial place at which to meet other guests. There is also a full kitchen, library with fireplace and a media room with plasma TVs.
Eating and drinking
The hotel doesn't have a restaurant.
Service is a bit flustered. Get here early and plan to wait a bit during busy times.
Who stays there
Students, backpackers and young couples.
Prices are a steal. If you're not adverse to rooming with others, try the dormitory rooms; I prefer the private rooms. They aren't that much more expensive and you have your own private bath, which is a blessing no matter how clean the public bathrooms are.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Backpackers / Students
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- Friendly staff
- Shared bathrooms can get dirty quickly
- Small rooms