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“Nothing More You Can Ask from a Hostel” 5 of 5 stars
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29-09 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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130 reviews 130 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Nothing More You Can Ask from a Hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

On my stay in New York City, I stayed at two different hostels, both of which are highly rated. The other one was actually more highly-rated than this one, and the prices were the same.

Two words: no comparison. Q4 was better in every single way: the staff was friendly and helpful (and there was enough staff to help all the guests), the rooms were clean and new, the hostel has an en-suite bathroom (not something you had in New York hostels, or indeed most hostels in the world), there was a large common room and plenty of space to store food, a locker, etc. But really what bought me was the en-suite bathroom.

The location is also excellent. People often complain about this hostel's location, but in fact since it's so close to the subway it couldn't be better placed. There are a number of lines going from Q4 to the city, and it's also very close to the line to Roosevelt Island, from where you can take the cable car with an awesome view of Manhattan (for me it was the first time view).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This was the first time I ever stayed in a Hostel and it wasn’t all that bad. The rooms were clean and so was the restroom. The staff was great and accommodating. Though located a ways from all the sites in Manhattan you still are able to access them easily with a subway right across a couple of streets. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The room was very clean. The decor was also modern and updated. We had a room with a private bathroom, and it was clean and good-sized. The shower was rather spacious. The only downside is that the above ground subway was very audible from the room, so it is definitely important to bring earplugs and even then it was hard to sleep through rush hour in the morning.

The common room in the basement is great. The kitchen has been updated and there's more than enough dishware/fridge space/cooking utensils available for everyone. There is also a great large, dining room table with a TV, ping pong tables and a lounge area. The fact that this room is in the basement means that the noise in the common room is not audible in the bedrooms.

There is a grocery store about 10 minutes away by bus, and a small convenience store across the street for any emergencies. The subway is right next to the hostel and it is a direct line to downtown Manhattan. The location is therefore great - and the costs are much cheaper than in Manhattan!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

could not have been happier! stayed here for 4 nights with a friend. great staff, clean rooms, lovely design throughout, great communal kitchen/entertainment area and all just a few stops from new york city centre. very relaxed!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The room was clean and the staff friendly but be warned, the hotel is right next to a railway line which can be noisy - when I asked to change rooms I was told the hotel was booked out but they were helpful in offering earplugs.

Upon viewing the evacuation plan which has the size of the rooms displayed on the back of the door, we had the smallest room on level 3 - no elevators. I was disappointed as I had booked 5 months in advance. The location is lousy with a 30 minute walk to the nearest grocery shop. There is NOTHING in the immediate area.

Staff come and go into your room at any time to empty your bin or check for leaks so I didn't feel our stuff was safe, we had a private room with our own bath/toilet (very tiny). I would not recommend really if staying in NYC.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glenn Dale, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

A nice alternative and affordable to hotel, clean, spacious, close to the train, close to manhattan, a superb lounge area and affordable rates!! It does not look like a hostel but an actual hotel! In the lounge area they even had nice hookah like intimate lounge. :) If you want a nice place to stay then go to the Q4 Hotel. It was great.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

That's a very nice hostel! Breakfast is not avaliable, but there are some places to eat nearby.
Safe place, clean (linens were not changed in four days though), fair price, few meters from Queensboro subway station, free wifi connection. Check the lounge at the 2nd floor, it's very nice.
I recommend this hostel, for sure!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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
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Location: United States > New York > Long Island City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand New Fully Renovated Hotel & Hostel! 3 Stories, and Full Basement 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 block from subway! ... more   less 
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