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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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Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the rooms with private bathroom and queen bed. Unfortunately, the room (320) was on the back of the building and its window was just above the air conditionning units below. As this was a very hot and muggy week in NYC, the noise from the AC units was an annoyance at night. Perhaps a room... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is well located in New York City. Close to shops, restaurants and other attractions. Rooms are small but tidy and cozy. Terrace has a nice view. Good internet connection. I took a room with a shared bathroom since the ones with private bathroom were sold out. Still the shared bathrooms were quite clean and spacious.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is very well located, the room was tiny, but always clean. The rooftop terrace is extraordinary and the outdoor bar is nice also. The hotel has a charming, friendly atmosphere, I would recommend to everyone who want to spend only the evenings at the hotel and for those ones,who needs a good located hotel for a reasonable price.

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

Dori, It was great having you stay with us at Pod 51, Thanks for the kind reiew. The next time you plan on staying at Pod 51, please shoot me a quick email so we can take care of your next reservation. See you soon, Thank You Bryan Raughton, bryan@thepodhotel.com More

São Paulo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff in general was rude, never willing to help, but the worst was the room. I could hear everything that was going on the room next door and on the aisle. Every step, every conversation, everything! The walls are paper thin. Worst experience ever in a hotel. I will never come back to Pod 51!

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

Dear Nati_SP, Your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am so sorry that during your time in New York, your stay with us wasn’t as enjoyable as you expect it to be. I like to inform you that our hotel is going through a complete renovation project right now, so hopefully in the near future, once our long awaited project is... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I have just come back from a 6 night stay at this hotel and were both really impressed. Yes the rooms are small, but they provide everything you need including a comfy bed and air conditioning after a long day taking in the endless sights the city has to offer. The room was clean and compact and... More

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

We are so glad you chose to stay with us for 6 days. It sounds like you had a great time. The next time you plan on staying at Pod 51, please shoot me a quick email so we can take care of your next reservation. See you soon, Thank You Bryan Raughton, bryan@thepodhotel.com More

Lohne, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your say at Pod 51. The next time you plan on staying at Pod 51, please shoot me a quick email so we can take care of your next reservation. Thank You Bryan Raughton, bryan@thepodhotel.com More

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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  • Times Square(41)
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Additional Information about Pod 51 Hotel

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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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel New York City
The Pod Hotel
Pod Hotel Nyc
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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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