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A June 2005 trip to New York by noushi

Quote: I was so excited to arrive in New York having seen and heard so much about it from the media and friends. However, I had quite a bad time here and cannot for the life of me understand why it has been called the greatest city in the world.

West Side Inn

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Hotel | "The West Side Inn"

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Okay, do not even think of coming here unless your alternative would be a cardboard box on the street, and even then it would be a hard choice. This has to be the worst hotel in New York. I cannot strongly emphasize this enough that this place is the biggest dump ever! The website is a joke, and the pictures it shows are nothing like the hotel really is. For starters, the corridors stunk of urine, and I mean stunk! There is no en-suite bathroom in rooms, which is fair enough for the price, but there is only one toilet and shower for both males and females for the entire floor. There are about 30 rooms on a floor, and to only have one shower and toilet in the same room is just shameful. The show...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 13, 2005

West Side Inn
237 WEST 107 ST
New York, New York 10025
212-866-0061

Central Park Hostel

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When we first arrived here and the taxi pulled up, we thought this place would be awful. The street that it is on is certainly not the best in the world, as there were lots of homeless and random people just sitting on steps and the street did not look that safe. However, appearances can be deceptive. We booked a private en-suite room for $99 a night, including tax a (bargain). There is no lift and we were on the fifth floor, so that was a bit of a downer. However, the room was really quite modern, with wooden floors, proper A/C, cable TV, and a new shower. The bed was a bit small, but for that price and what we got, it didn't matter. The private rooms, which they call studio apartments on their w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 14, 2005

Central Park Hostel
19 W. 103rd St.
New York, New York 10025
(212) 678-0491