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5 West 31st St, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Staines, UK
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to stay when in New York. Nothing like a hostel I'm used to. Very spacious and even though the bathroom is sharing, never had to wait and it's regularly cleaned. Location is perfect, right next door to the Empire State Building.

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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great Hostel in the heart of NYC. I recommend this place for couples and friends.. It occupies three floors (7th, 8th, and 9th). All floors have two toilets - bathrooms for around 5 rooms so there is not much traffic in the toilets. All areas are very clean and nice decorated and the rooms are quite big... There is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The street entrance is by no means appealing but this hostel is a hidden gem! Rooms are spacious, facilities are squeaky clean. Location is perfect. A great vibe with funky interiors add to a real NYC experience!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at Urban Oasis for a week and loved our stay. It was the cheapest we could find in Manhattan that would give us our own room, in a good location with a nice modern feel & it didn't disappoint. If this is what you are looking for - BOOK! We researched for months &... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be turned off by the unconventional "buzz to get in, to check in" and the terrifying elevator experience, because once you are actually introduced to the hostel ( more like luxury apartment ), you cannot go wrong. First time in the big city, and we were a little terrified at what entrance, but what was so nicely ( and... More

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uonyc, Owner at Urban Oasis, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were woken up at night because of the slamming door. We have replaced the door closure with a more advanced one that allows smooth closure. Thanks for choosing Urban Oasis and we hope to see you again on your next visit to NYC! The Staff at Urban Oasis More

Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

pros: super clean and very cute, perfect central location, super friendly staff, extremely safe (aside from security cameras and elevator key, I appreciated the strict guest-only entry policy), i appreciated that there were plenty of hair dryers and flat irons to borrow (and plenty of toiletries). i was worried about staying in one of the rooms w/o no windows (we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is an old building but when you get upstairs to the hostel itself, it looks brand new. Fresh paint and urban IKEA furnishings. The staff is very friendly and helpful. You meet people stay in here from several other countries. They allow you your own refrigerator and pantry space. It is very secure, as you have to have a... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I spent 10 days here and loved it. For those who don't need their own private bathroom, this is perfect. Great location just outside of the main Midtown hustle but close to subways and shopping. Staff are lovely, always smiling and are happy to tend to any needs. It was a pleasant stay.

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Lovely alternative to a hotel in New York City.Perfect location! We stayed at 9th floor and 10th floor. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Staff were friendly. We would certainly stay there again.

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Cordoba, Argentina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We were there for christmas 2013, it was awesome. The place is clean, in an EXCELLENT location, the staff was really helpful and always ready (special thanks to Lisa). At first we were concern about sharing a bathroom, but I must say that the cleaning service was constantly cleaning it so it was always in perfect conditions. Rooms are small... More

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Also Known As:
Urban Oasis Hostel & Guest House Hotel
Urban Oasis Hostel & Guest House Hotel New York City
Urban Oasis Hostel And Guest House
Address: 5 West 31st St, New York City, NY 10001
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #6 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Authentic NYC guest house with private rooms and shared facilities in the center of Manhattan for those seeking a real New York experience. ... more   less 
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