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Wanderers Inn West

257 W 113th street, New York City, NY 10026
Wanderers Inn West
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
    4 of 5 stars
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Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I stayed here for two nights on my layover flight to Shanghai. The location is very good, 2 blocks to central park and the subway. Not many other hostel options in the city, therefore it is really the best price in town. I was in a 8 bed mixed dorm. Felt safe at all times and the staff was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

Some great things: 24 hr. reception - I had a flight early in the morning and had to check out at 3am to catch my airport shuttle. They were open and made checking out very easy. I lost my passport before my trip, but had a photocopy of it and they accepted it (I am a US citizen though, so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

We stayed in during labor day weekend. The staff was nice and very helpful. It's location is very convenient , just a few blocks from the subway station and also the grocery stores are nearby.. Rooms were little bit small but still I would recommend if you don't mind staying in Harlem.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

We decided to use this hostel as our first stop in the US. We got off the subway at 110th street (NW corner of Central Park / C line) and the hostel was easy to find, directions having been found on the Hostels website. Although not historically the nicest area, Harlem seemed very freindly and throughout our stay we never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

I spend 5 nights in Wanderers Inn West, and it was very good experience. The staff was nice and helpful. Location is very good, just a few blocks from the subway station, the grocery store is nearby. I strongly recommend if you don't mind staying in Harlem. In my opinion the district is safe, i didn't experienced any dangerous situation... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

I have stayed in other hostels in New York which were more expensive but this hostel I thought was the best. Just 3 blocks from the subway were you can catch the C or the B uptown or downtown which makes getting around real easy. Some reviews on this site were knocking the location a little bit saying the hostel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

Me and my friend stayed in this hostel for 10 nights and we had a very good time!It is very cheap, big rooms with bunk beds,toilet and shower in the room,very close to shops and restaurants,close to subway stations,quite central and very clean too.We had breakfast every morning in the back garden which is connected with the common room where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

I'm a retired banker who has stayed in a lot of luxury hotels. However, I am now traveling around the world and budgeting modestly. This was my first hostel stay ever and I have to say I was very impressed. The rooms and hostel are clean, the location is fantastic (3 blocks north of Central Park and the subway). Breakfast... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

Travelled via bus from Canada to get to the hostel at about noon - to find out I couldn't check in until 2pm. However the man at the front acted as if I was the first person to ask for a luggage room in a backpackers. He then instructed me to put my bag in the front hall - with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2010

I only stayed here for one night, but it was the coldest New York had been for a while and the heating was on full blast... great for about an hour at night could not sleep as it was so overwhelmingly hot! In the morning I had a cold shower as there was no hot water!! Argh! It was clean... More 

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