This place was quite a finding! After reading not-so-good reviews on Hostelbookers, we were a little worried, but it all went away as soon as we arrived!! For us it wasn't hard at all to find the place since we had the address. Note that it doesn't have any hostel sign out the door. It is run by a community who is trying to build a sinagogue, so no big fancy sign on the door.
You get keys to the front door so you can come and go as you like. There is no proper "front desk" like any normal hostel but you ring the bell and the staff is there in less than a minute and very willing to help you. And very nice people.
The rooms are very comfortable and clean!! Everything was new! And you have your own sink, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishware, locker, tv and computer with internet! And also shelves! Very comfortable bed and very clean linen also. The shared bathrooms were always clean (for a hostel) and always available.
There is no common room in which to meet people but that's not what we were looking for so it was ok. Anyway, the street is full of life at night so if you want to meet people just head to one of the bars nearby. There is a supermarket right accross the street so we had breakfast in the room everyday, although the room could do with a little table. Location is great, you have 4 subway lines in the corner to go either uptown or downtown and Brooklyn.
On the downsides, water temperature varies dramatically and shower pressure is not that great, but that's all.
Best choice in NYC!!! Very cheap and excellent value for money!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our studio apartment units are completely private, your room is not shared with anyone, you lock the door and you enjoy complete privacy. Newly refurbished bathrooms and showers are down the hallway not in the rooms. Each private studio is equipped with the following: sink with a single handle faucet, a cabinet base, vanity mirror, refrigerator, microwave, high definition (HDTV) television, remote control and curtains on the windows. A lockable cabinet is provided. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Saint Marks Place Studio Apartments Hotel New York City