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Urban Oasis

Certificate of Excellence
5 West 31st St, New York City, NY 10001
Urban Oasis
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in NY September 2014 which happened to be the exact time frame we were staying at Urban Oasis and the building they were in was condemned. Here are the facts...Urban Oasis was the unfortunate victim of circumstance. Whoever owned the building was the person at fault as health/safety/fire codes were not up to par. Urban Oasis and all... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I think it should be noted for reviews that are coming before September 2014 that Urban Oasis's building was condemned. Therefore I still don't believe they are taking reservations. My boyfriend and I were excited to stay in the hostel we've come to NYC a few times. However when we got there we were notified that we would not be... More 

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South Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is an excellent place for those wanting a bit of quiet in a modern and very clean environment. I really cant fault the place other than the fact you really do have to keep quiet. But hey, its new york and you dont have a need to be inside at night anyway. Everything is clean including the bathroom, showers... More 

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Horwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I stayed here back in January 2013 and was so impressed! I went with a friend and we shared the cheaper double which doesn't have a window. It was absolutely gorgeous, really clean and the staff were so helpful and friendly. They really helped us negotiate the city and nothing was too much trouble. The location was great- we were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were looking forward to a shared accom in NYC, but were greeted with notices on the door of building inspections and urgent building work. I am not sure if it is a political thing going on in NY trying to shut down potentially cool places like this and make everyone use traditional hotels, or if the building was falling... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

2 family members booked for Sept 2014 in Feb 2014 for 14 night stay. Upon arrival they were told "due to a building inspection, work has to be carried out for building compliance and they cannot stay there". They then had to find somewhere on-the-spot! This is totally unacceptable! a$2,430k accom quote has now turned out to be a $6,000K... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great location, very easy to find from the directions they gave us on the welcome email. Nice touches like the lists of things to do, markets and places to eat. the girls never stopped cleaning the communal areas, was spotless. The Netflix was a great touch, used it most nights. One slight grumble was i needed some washing doing, you... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Was all set to stay here in Oct only to receive an email from them today informing me that they are cancelling our booking as they have to cease trading, a full refund was given along with some recommendations for other local hotels. Rating based purely on communication we've had with hotel.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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 July 18, 2014

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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