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Seafarers & International House

123 E. 15th St., New York City, NY 10003
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

I was put onto this gem 4 years ago, and it really is an amazing location at an amazing price. Most rooms here are shared bathroom, however you can (as we have both visits) book a room with private bathroom. To stay in a decent location in New York City will cost you, but this is one place that is... More 

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Brookings, South Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Best location ever. Great hospitality. Clean, simple accommodations. We'll stay here again!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Fantastic location, friendly staff, great price. The rooms are very simple (know this going in and you'll be fine). The location (right near Union Square), price and the excellent staff make this place a great choice. I would totally stay here again.

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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

The advantages; 1 - Cheap. 2 - Safe. 3 - Clean. 4 - Central location. The disadvantages; 1 - Rooms and bathrooms have seen better days. The furniture is looking tired. 2 - Unfriendly staff.

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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

The room was comfortable and just enough space. The basic amenities were more than adequate. Would be nice to have a small mini fridge in the room if budget allows the hotel to acquire, so that longer stay guests can keep some foodstuff, The room was a little musty - so maybe a spray of fragrance once in a while... More 

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Limoges, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

* excellent service for value, could be better with internet access in rooms * room is clean, strict and comfortable, shared baths are clean and easy to access * location can't be better * I loved the 24H free access for coffee and decaf at 1/4$, Esther which is friendly and efficient. Thank you

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Decorah, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

I know this place has a mission, so I feel bad about giving it a lousy review, but as a hotel this place is not so good. The price is low, so I suppose I should not expect so much, but it just feels like it needs a good thorough cleaning. Everything is a bit dingy and grimy. Most of... More 

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mdrege, Manager at Seafarers & International House, responded to this review

I believe this guest stayed at our place during an uncharacteristic "perfect storm" of literally a snow storm in January where that storm and the fact that some of our housekeepers were unable to get into the guesthouse to clean rooms made it an unusual situation. We have now instituted a policy where our housekeepers stay overnight in the guesthouse... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

The location is great, one block from Union Square. Supermarkets etc. are all around. I booked a single room, which came with a single bed, a sink, desk, TV and closet. Toilet and shower room was just opposite. My room was located on the 11th floor with a nice view. Staff at the reception and cleaning maids are really unfriendly,... More 

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Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

Stayed here for one week during Christmas time. It was the second stay here for us. Best is Location: A short walk to Union Square with easy access to the subway. Union Square is also nice: There is a small market and a nice surrounding with a lot of shops. SoHo is also easy to reach via Broadway within a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

I stayed for 13 nights in a single room with shared shower and toilet and with the seafarer's discount it was a bargain. The room is great for the price - bed, desk, hanging rack, drawers, tv airconditioner and sink. There are two showers and two toilets in the corridors and I never had to wait for a shower. There... More 

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