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The Aladdin

317 West 45th Street, New York City, NY 10036
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That is NOT a picture of a room in this hotel/crack house/brothel/shelter. This place doesn't even deserve a 1-star rating. If you're young, broke and want a party place, then okay. But, for everyone else...stay away. A lot of the "guests" are scuzzy-looking homeless people who are placed there by the city. All they do is hang out on the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I feel sorry for the folks that came here to visit the city and stayed here. This is a shelter which in other words is a prostitite house/crack house. You will hear screaming, violence, and have to share a bathroom. The place is a Dump. This is a dangerous place and nobody should stay here.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Don't expect too much! You just get a basic room and have to share the bathroom, no restaurant available. It's good for young people who don't want to spend too much money on a hotel where you won't be most of the time when visiting the city.

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Udine, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The only positive aspect is the very central position, but all the rest was awful: incredibly small rooms, extremely dirty and smelly rooms and corridors, filthy shared bathroom and toilets, high price for what I got!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Please please do not stay here!!! This is a shelter and should never be listed as a hotel. Also, the picture shown could not be more of a joke. I live down the block from this place and would feel horrible if a tourist came and stayed there. Please do not be fooled by this made up picture!!!!

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Curitiba
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

This Aladdin Hotel was definitely the WORST hotel I´ve ever seen in my life. I am from a developing country (Brazil), and I´ve never seen in my country such a bad place to stay on. It is as SHAME that the New York department of something-related-matter did not close down this place. I´ve booked a room at this tourist trap... More 

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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2009

This hotel is basically a shelter. It is disgustingly dirty and there are scary people running around at all hours of the night. The couple staying in the room next to us got into a fight and we could hear the man beating the woman. There were screams and horrible noises coming from the next room and the police were... More 

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Wellington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

This is not even comparable to YHA. Far from it! Can't close the windows at night. Spider web in every corner of the room. Flooded bathroom and toilets. If you want to ruin your holiday, this will definitely fulfill it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2006

All 6 us my friends and I stayed in one big room. We laughed we dranked and partied. The only thing we had to adapt to for that week was the shared bathroom. But it was New York during spring break, we understood. So no big deal. We're from Chicago, not that much difference.

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2006

I got to the hotel during the morning. I was handed the keys to my room, wich I knew was a shared room. I open the door, still carrying my luggage and what I see: to half naked 25 years young girls. I... am a male. So what I did not know, was that the room was shared by members... More 

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