So my wife and I are in our 50's and wanted to stay in town for one night. I was focusing on staying on the other side of the river in NJ and taking a bus over, but then came across this hotel. Our rating is based on what we expected for the $$, not in comparison to our friends full room at the Hilton several blocks away.
We staying in a bunk bed room, and as you may have already read, the rooms are tiny but clean, with several shared bathroom showers down the hall. Everything went fine - no issues with the room, the bathrooms were clean, and the employees all were helpful and upbeat. For us, what really helped was a little cafe in the lobby, with an ultra fresh bowl of fruit for $6 and very fresh hot coffee for $2....with free refills!
When we were there, there were mostly younger Europeans, with a smattering of folks our age. The only thing that alarmed me at all, is I saw one full room on our floor (2nd), and it was right across from the elevator and bathrooms...if I stayed there, I would be concerned about the noise...but our room was at the end of the hall, so no issues. One other note, I got the top bunk, so if you are a tenderfoot, bring some slippers or be prepared for a little foot pain as the ladder steps are not very wide. Oh, and our mini room did come with a safe, a sink, a small area for hanging closes, and a mini desk...not bad for under $200 in the heart of Manhattan!
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- The hippest affordable hotel in New York City, where new friends are made every day. Room types for every budget and preference. All mod connections in every WiFi-free accommodation. Kick back and relax in our hip, modish lobby, grab a bite to eat at our restaurants, or soak up the city from above on our beautiful rooftop garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pod Hotel New York City
- The Pod Hotel
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