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“Very good price for NY” 4 of 5 stars
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Q4 Hotel
29-09 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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Dublin, Tipperary, Ireland
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“Very good price for NY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

No breakfast. Price is good. Clean and very near to the metro. Is that all you for enjoy New York in the budget.
Expect a lot of noises in the rooms from the trains and traffic jam outside. bed female dorm insuite for example was 43 dolares per night. You cannot find this price in a hostel in New York.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Pro: A really nice clean hotel that is in a great location. There are 2 stations within walking distance and time square is only 4-5 stops away. Transport running 24hr makes it easy to get home at anytime! The hostel was a bank originally so the downstairs/vault has been converted into the kitchen/common area. There's a projector, table tennis, pool table as well as a large tv with cable. A great place for hanging out and meeting others. It can seem pricey for a hostel but this is the cheapest decent accommodation in NY. Free printing of boarding passes too.

Con: The wifi is free but signal is very poor, computers cost to use as does luggage storage ($5 a day). Beds are really soft, way to soft.

If these things were different then I would have gave it 5 stars!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This place was amazing for the price. Paid $130 a night for a private room (which is half price compared to hotels in Manhattan!)

The good:
-Great Price
-Across the street from the Metro, which in 5 stops you can be in Times square! (Takes about 15min). So even though the hostel is not in Manhattan it is super super close!
-Super Clean
-Aesthetically pleasing
-Have a lounge downstairs with Tv's, pool table etc.
-Have a kitchen downstairs. So you just pay for your own food and store it! Labels are provided so people know whose is whose, dishes are provided,you just have to clean up after yourself. This was very convenient, as you did not have to pay to eat out everyday.

The potentially bad:
-There is an above ground subway line across the street and you can hear the trains at night. It did not bother me but if you are a light sleeper it may!
- The bed was hard. I do not like hard beds and so it was very uncomfortable for me, but hey I did not pay for a 5 star hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I stayed here with two of my friends for two nights, and overall the experience was great. The rooms were very clean, and the common area downstairs was nice. One of the negative things that we found that was there was only one overhead light. We were in a room with 4 bunk beds and it would have been great to have small lights on each of the beds, for more control. For example, when we got back to our room each night there was a different girl sleeping in the extra bed and the room was already dark. It made getting ready for bed a bit awkward, It is a small thing but i think would make a big difference. The staff was very helpful and even printed us a map for places to go for breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

its nice, clean,very basic. Rooms have clean bathrooms and comfortable beds.
they have a dowstairs common area with full kitchen and tables, tv and lounge area.

Very appropiate for single new york traveler, specially if you are in college and watching your $$. Very unique characters you get to see.

Metro station less that 5 minutes away in walking distance.

The only bad things is that the metro is so close you could hear it all nite, not good if you are a lite sleeper, but we were so tired when we got to bed that I couldnt ever hear it! lol

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed at Q4 for 6 nights. Our room was # 303 - train tracks view. A private one, ideal for a couple.

The first night was a noise nightmare, since the train track is almost inside the room. The building is very well located. It was a bank before not conceived to be a hotel. You MUST HAVE your earplugs on ($1 at front desk ) to get a good night of sleep.

The staff is well informed and very kind.

The room looked very clean until I checked under the bed, but don't worry, what the eyes don't see the heart doesn't feel.

For $130 a night I expected to get at least a hotel size soap, but not.

The kitchen, amenities and the board info are all great.

Overall, it's not that bad but it's not that good too, its Ok - 5/10.

NYC its awesome.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This hostel is new, staff is great, nice facilities (two common areas with kitchen, fridge and microwave), really close to Queens Plaza subway station (15 minutes to manhattan) . Just buy a pair of earpluggs and it will be the best value for money option.

Room Tip: Better get a 2 or 4 persons room and buy earpluggs.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Q4 Hotel

Address: 29-09 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY 11101
Location: United States > New York > Long Island City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand New Fully Renovated Hostel! 3 Stories, Full Basement and Rooftop of pure comfort, convenience and unbelievable affordability! Long Island City is located in western Queens, just across the East River from Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side. It is one of the most "vibrant areas in Queens and all of New York City." "In the last twenty years overwhelmingly industrial Long Island City has become a major cultural center with world-class art and working artists." Only 10 minutes from Midtown Manhattan and a few short blocks to the subway! ... more   less 
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