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Pod 51 Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
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Lohne, Deutschland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room was small but with an efficient design. We enjoyed having our own bathroom but we saw that the communal bathrooms were large, clean and beautifully equipped. We loved this hotel, the location and most of all the rooftop terrace! We will definitely stay there next time we are in New York!

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I usually use Airbnb or stay with friends when I'm visiting New York, but I made a reservation here when both of those options failed me at the last minute. This hotel was great, and I'd be delighted to stay here again, but it's a bit too pricey for my budget as a grad student ($130-190 a night, depending on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed here for 6 days while we were playing tourist in New York. This is a no frill, simple and clean hotel! the service is excellent and friendly, staff is certainly accommodating. We had a single bunk room which was compact, but cozy, it was convenient that it had a sink in the room. shared washrooms... More

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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked through Hotels.com (160$), the bunk bed room with shared bathroom was clean. I drove to Manhattan and parked (25$/day) by the East river (5 minute walk from Pod51). Shared bathroom looked like cleaning personel would check on it every 1 or 2 hours, very clean, just use flipflop in shower. I liked the ambiance music in the hallways and... More

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've booked a Pod you should know what you've signed up to - it's budget accommodation, but it's budget accommodation with style. We booked our room via Hotels.Com and paid $163 a night for a bunk bed room. A NYC resident told me that this is rather high for the time of year. On balance we felt that we... More

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BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your 4 star review of our hotel! We appreciate your constructive feedback. I’m sorry that your experience wasn’t as positive a one as we hope for all our guests to experience here at The Pod 51 Hotel. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our guest’s experience and welcome any suggestions. We are totally replacing... More

London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for a week whilst working in NYC. Excellent location. Room was small but comfortable and was cleaned daily and to a high standard. Lobby was undergoing renovation but was always clean as we'll. Only downside was the rather unfriendly staff but maybe that is just New York!

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BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about the service you received during your stay at the Pod 51. Our service is what set us apart from some of the other hotels in New York, and I am disappointed to hear you did you not get to experience that. At Pod, our job is to make your travel experience a little bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am coming to this hotel since the 70ties, in 1970 I paid only 20.- $ for the room now a little bit more but the quality offered for a low rate is excellent. I love the place. It is modern, funcional , equipped with WiFi in the rooms although difficult to get depending of the location of your room.... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel customer service was horrible, and the manager very unpleasant . Had to pay for an upgrade once arriving for a reservation that was already paid for with the hotel manager not accommodating at all. We paid an extra 140! The hotel is undergoing construction, the rooms are tiny , there is NO parking , the elevators are super tiny,... More

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BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry that the original room you booked was not to your liking. Correct, there are fees for room upgrades depending on your room type and the upgrade requested. Our Pod 51 lobby construction is nearly done, we are sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused. Yes, our rooms, elevator and hallways are tiny - thus we are... More

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not quite a hostel but not quite a hotel, Pod 51 falls somewhere in between. The whole building has a very modern feel and is incredibly clean. Rooms were small and the bathrooms were shared but private. I have to say though, even though the shower stalls were used by everyone, only one person used them at a time and... More

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Address: 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 51 Hotel 3*
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The hippest affordable hotel in New York City, where new friends are made every day. Room types for every budget and preference. All mod connections in every WiFi-free accom-odation. Kick back and relax in our hip, modish lobby, grab a bite to eat at our restaurants, or soak up the city from above on our beautiful rooftop garden. ... more   less 
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