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Big Apple Hostel

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119 West 45th Street, New York City, NY 10036
Big Apple Hostel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Big Apple Hostel was an affordable, convenient, and clean NYC hostel.The location was perfect for theater goers. You had easy access to public transportation and within minutes of many famous NYC attractions. It is sad to see it is now closed.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Big Apple Hostel has closed down on 12 March 2014. You can see their website... It was a beautiful hostel. I tried to book again for October 2014 but they reccommended me by email another hostel...Chelsea international hostel.

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Canberra, Australia
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65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It has been a long time since I stayed at this hostel, but I remember that it was really well located and for an excellent price. Around the corner is Times Square and Broadway and you are close to buses and the subway so a great place to base yourself on a budget in NYC. Travelled her in 1997 so... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Visited the hostel in July 2010... The location us fantastic... It was 45 USD a night that time.... I feel it was a nice neat place... Hygienic.... The WiFi system had an issue though... But overall a nice experience ....

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The big Apple hostel was clean, safe and in an awesome location. About 200m from Times Square. It was amazing! There was however no kitchen, which I had read there was. We had issues with checking in with our credit card, and the reception lady was not very nice about it. However all other reception people we had over the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stayed at the Big Apple Hostel 5 or 6 years ago and really enjoyed it. It was renovated recently and in the process, they have lost their kitchen, plus no area for people to really gather except the front lobby area. It has also more than doubled in price per bed. Still a great location, clean, and safe, but... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stayed here many times, it is a great location and I never had a problem before. This time my friend got bit about 30 times. We were here for 4 nights , room 58 first then room 61. The next person that slept in 58 also got bit (they told us).They are working on it. Also our cable was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My stay in November 2013 for more than a week was EXTREMELY pleasant. I met and befriended many matured dignified travellers who stayed at the Big Apple Hostel. Ruth, Rob, HK staff and the location make a huge difference in this otherwise mundane place. Ruth & Rob are very informative and helpful. Ruth walks the extra mile to make extra... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We booked a private room for a three night stay in New York and could not have been happier with our experience. The hostel is in an amazing location- right in Times Square and right next to a pub and a cafe with great food. Ruth checked us in, and she was incredibly friendly and helpful; later in the day,... More 

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NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I hesitate to review this place because in a way I'd like it to be kept a secret! I stayed here with my teenage daughter when we had made plans to go down to the city but didn't realize those plans were in the middle of high convention season and all hotel rates in midtown were through the roof. We... More 

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