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“ChinaTown Hell”
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World Hotel
Ranked #447 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Magdeburg, Germany
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“ChinaTown Hell”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

My friend and I stayed here for two nights and had one of the worst experiences that we ever could have. The room was barely the size of a closet and it was dingy. The light wouldn't work at first, we had to flip the switch on and off and least 10 times to get the light to turn on. Then when we shut the light off at night, we could see all the pipes through the missing ceiling tile above us.
The walls were so thin, we could hear a couple down the hall arguing and having loud sex, which was just plain vial. We arrived to find that the telly had only three channels, nothing like what we saw advertised.

We were okay with this, as we just wanted a place to sleep for the night, but when we saw the bathroom, we were in utter shock. It was disgusting! There were a pair of dirty women's kickers hanging up in the bathroom as if they were a kind of a wall accent. The shower was filthy and there was black mold on the sides of the shower, the bottom and even up the wall. The toilet had urine on it and was worse than public bathrooms in a third world bordello! My friend who has asthma suffered in the bathroom when she needed to take a shower. Even the average person, who has no sort of breathing or lung issues should not be exposed to this kind of danger. The place was dirty and is not fit for ANY human to stay in. It has to be the worst hotel experience I have ever had in my life.

Room Tip: Avoid this place like the plague.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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  • German first
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Had to stay here for 1 night.

Was hot and sweaty when I arrived, and wanted a shower and head to bed.

Room was a glorified, converted wardrobe, with just enough room for a bed and that's it.

Went to use the communal toilet, which was blocked, so had to to the business in the shower. Just as well I didn't need to empty my bowels, otherwise I would have been in a pickle of a jam.

Very weary about sleeping on the bed, although it looked clean. Got about 3 hours sleep, fully clothed including my shoes. Didn't want to take any chances.

Got out of there early morning and on to my next hotel.

Is in a decent location in Chinatown and close to Little Italy, so can't complain there. Cheap compared to other accommodation, but still expensive when you consider what you get.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

This was the most discusting closet of a room I have ever stayed in. No a/c or even a fan. I proped the window open with a water bottle.Not worth $20.00, never mind the $150.00. You share a bathroom with everyone on that floor. The toilet was broken have the time. You have to walk up five flights of stairs.NO elevators.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

Before booking for this hotel, I've spent a lot of time reading all these reviews saying ''Unclean, loudy, hellish hostel'' but I had no other choice, being only 19 years old. We went there knowing it wouldn't been paradise and we were very surprise. It was clean, the room was just fine. The walls were indeed thin, but if your neighboors are correct, this should not annoy you. Unfortunetly, in the 4 nights we slept there, only the last night did the neighbors stayed relatively quiet. Sometimes they would sing or talk really loud. We asked for staying on the first floor and had like the first room (the 203) on the right. The staff was fine, there wasn't any line up for the bathrooms, and these were clean. There was a ventilation trap just above the bed, which brought some annoying lights during the nights, but we could sleep relatively good, with some earplug. Good location and the best price in manhattan if you don't want to sleep in the same room of total stranger (even if sometimes it kinda look this way..).

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

Room looked like closet. You have bed and TV and that's it and it was not very clean. My suitcase barely fit in the room. Disaster! I will never return here again. The only good thing was that the clerk was very nice.

Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Came to NYC with my boyfriend on May 20th for his job meeting, decided to stay closer to his meeting spot, so we chose this "Hotel" x_x
When we 1st arrived, the clerk was very nice and helpful, after we got the room, and checked it out, The room look outdated, shower room got stains on the shower head, the bed is 2 twin beds put together into one bed. We didn't use their towels, so we went down to the mini market next door to buy some. Later on when we realized that the walls are so thin, and we can hear the people yelling and cursing next door. (For most of the night)

So overall, if you are just looking for a place to crash in a night for Manhattan, this is the place to save some cash. Prices are fair. Close to a lots of restaurants. And buses to the casinos.

Room Tip: If you are a girl, DO NOT wonder about in the hall too long, not safe at all.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Nome, Alaska, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

For being centrally located it is a great deal. There are no elevators or personal restrooms but the linens are clean the staff is very nice and helpful. The rooms are small but efficient. I will definitely come here next time I stay in New York.

Room Tip: There is no pool.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Property: World Hotel
Address: 101 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002-4900
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chinatown , Manhattan
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Ranked #447 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — World Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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