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5 West 31st St, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #7 of 97 New York City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This the best hostel I´ve ever been to. And I´m not exaggerating. And it was a surprise. I´ve been to New York before and stayed at a crappy hostel. New York is famous for their crappy, dirty hostels. But this was something different. It´s clean and it feels like home. The best thing is the staff! I hade some problems... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing! We spent one week there and were absolutely excited about the Urban Oasis. The location is just perfect, the Empire State Building (~5min by foot) is only three blocks away, the next metro stop is only one block away. Room was basic, but what else than a bed do you need in NYC?! It was clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The lofts are split into floors so only 5 room on each floor, so it's like renting an apartment. We had the small room which was fine (having lived in a shoebox in London it was plenty big enough for me) but we hung out in the communal areas mostly. They have a big flat screen tv with Netflix for... More

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stayed here over the Fourth of July week and I did not want to leave! Very clean and very safe! It was like living in your own apartment with some cool new friends down the hall. Close to subway and shopping. From now on whenever I come to NYC I will be staying at this hostel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Never having stayed at a hostel, my family was a bit nervous about Urban Oasis. I felt good about it from the time we booked because of the reviews, but even upon arrival, my family was even more nervous due to the street facade and elevator entrance. Otan.nce we got into our room, my wife and children felt much better... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

There is not a bad thing i can say about Urban Oasis! The location is just perfect & the hostel is just like your own home, we would look forward to coming home after a big day out. Clean, cool, excellent staff, comfy beds, lots of helpful information & guides! Just perfect! :D

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Ushuaia, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I didn't ever had any doubt about how great this place would be, and it still exceded my expectations. This is a place that should get a permanent 100% rating. I have been here for 12days and it really felt like home. I had a spacious room, with aircondition and a lot of daylight. There is space to hang /... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What a great place! Great location, friendly & helpful staff, calm & comfortable atmosphere - indeed an oasis in the centre of NYC & my room, I forget which number it was, maybe 5? had the Empire State Building right outside the window (see the photo)... imagine waking up to one of the most iconic buildings in the city right... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was the perfect choice for my friend and I to stay the week. The twin room number 5 was spacious light and airy with area for storage and small bedside tables. Another friend of mine booked a double room with her partner as we were leaving ? number 1 near the entry door which looked decidedly smaller than ours....... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here one week. I would say good for the price, and New York accommodation is particularly pricey. Always clean, service was friendly. Shared bathroom arrangement was ok, only had to wait a few times. Room was small, but we weren't spending a lot of time there so it was ok.

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Address: 5 West 31st St, New York City, NY 10001
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
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Authentic NYC guest house in a private loft with private rooms and shared facilities. Located in the very center of Manhattan, this property is perfect for those seeking a real New York experience. ... more   less 
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