We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dexter House Hostel

345 West 86th Street, New York City, NY 10024
Dexter House Hostel
Write a Review

97 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    9
    18
    26
    13
    31
See reviews for
7
26
14
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (97)
  • Mar-May only
    (20)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (26)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (26)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (25)
All months
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Good neighborhood, subway and crosstown bus next block, supermarket and good restaurants nearby. The first time I was there it was in 1993 and then I choosed Dexter as my place to stay in NYC three more times since, in the years of 1994, 2007 and 2010. It's how I told, I simply like the place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Voronezh, Russia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I would say it's worth the money you pay for it. The room was ok, clear, but a bit dark. It's close to the underground station which is obviously a good thing. The room service was acceptable. If you need wi-fi access, you have to ask for it at the reception. They will give you the password for free.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

If all your after is a roof over your head, a bed and simple amenities this is the place for you. Especially if you only want to go and explore beautiful New York City. No problems, as we were out all day and just wanted to crash and go to bed at night.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers are raving about these New York City hotels

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

My partner and I stayed in this hotel over xmas and new years of 2009/10. I knew that i was not going to be staying in a luxury place, im not stupid, it was very cheap! however i was expecting a no frills, clean hotel that would do us for our low budget trip. This place was an absolute disaster!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

This is THE WORST HOTEL I have EVER stayed at. Noisy, unfriendly staff, roaches in the kitchen and I had a mouse in my room one night. The only saving grace is the location

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

So, Going in, we expected the worst, in fact we would fall asleep to reading the reviews from this website on the days leading up to our stay at dexter. We had booked to stay there over new years 2011, and became worried at the shocking reviews the place was getting on this website. I hope to give an honest... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Monthey, Valais
Level Contributor
25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

This hostel was perfectly situated but the staff was horrible. You couldn't ask a question, the guy was not nice at all. I had a noisy room, it's like with had the factory in our room ! Anyway, great location close to the subway and the park.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

when reading previous reviews on this hostel i expected a show box room with horrible service. but i was pleasently surprised. yes the hostel is cheap but for what your paying you are getting a great deal. we found this hostel was cheaper then sharing a room with 19 other people in a backpackers and we had our own room.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2010

A DANGEROUS DUMP. Illegal as a tourist hotel as of May 2011. These are single apartments chopped up into rooms with no space between them or hallway to speak of. Obviously permanent residents haved live there for decades and the so called 'suites" are erratically laid out. They also smell badly probably due to their close proximity. The bathrooms were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Rugby, UK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

Our main criteria for accommodation for our five night stay was to have a private bathroom and be no more than ten mins via subway to all the major sights. I stumbled across Dexter House Hotel and at $240 for a five night stay with a private bathroom, we thought we would take a risk. We were however unsure what... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

20 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (20)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these New York City hotels
Upper West Side
NYLO New York City
NYLO New York City
#108 of 464 in New York City
4.5 of 5 stars 1,535 reviews
Upper West Side
The Lucerne Hotel
The Lucerne Hotel
#78 of 464 in New York City
4.5 of 5 stars 1,755 reviews
Upper West Side
Hotel Newton
Hotel Newton
#285 of 464 in New York City
4.0 of 5 stars 1,175 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Upper West Side
Hotel Belleclaire
Hotel Belleclaire
#205 of 464 in New York City
4.0 of 5 stars 2,465 reviews
Upper West Side
Hotel Beacon
Hotel Beacon
#27 of 464 in New York City
4.5 of 5 stars 2,582 reviews
Upper West Side
Broadway Hotel and Hostel
Broadway Hotel and Hostel
#345 of 464 in New York City
3.5 of 5 stars 855 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Upper West Side

Neighborhood Profile
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities