I was pleasantly surprised with this experience in New York City. The location is a very short walk from the subway station and it is easy to access Manhattan as well as LGA airport. You can tell that the owners care about the appearance of their property - everything seemed new and very clean. I loved that they had lots of information on what to do in the city as well as insider tips and boards where guests can plan to meet up to do activities - that is especially nice for solo travelers. I was able to check-in early because my room was ready, but if you happen to go early and your room isn't ready, they have no problem watching your luggage so you can go explore. I was in a 4 bed mixed dorm and I was very happy with the room. It was obviously very clean and new. The room was nice - not too many extras, but that helped with not taking up too much space. There were two bunk beds with lockers under the beds. The AC worked very well and the pillows and blankets were decent quality, especially for a hostel setting. There were no individual reading lights at the beds, which would have been nice, but it wasn't a big deal. There is a full length mirror in the room which I appreciated considering part of the reason I was in NYC was for a business meeting and I was able to ensure I looked okay before leaving. The bathroom was in the room and I thought that it was really very nicely decorated with a nice large mirror and a little bit of artwork on the wall. The shower was very clean, had hot water and great water pressure. There were plenty of electrical outlets in the room for everyone to use. The one complaint that I would have is that it was pretty noisy due to our room facing the subway tracks. It is NYC though and this is something that cannot always be avoided. The front desk gave us free ear plugs though which greatly helped and I actually slept a lot better than I had feared I would when I first heard the trains. The common area downstairs was very nice with a full kitchen, nice tables, TV, laundry and so on. I cannot think of anything it was necessarily missing. I appreciated my stay here in a safe, welcoming environment and I definitely loved how clean and new everything was. I would not hesitate to stay at this property again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Q4 Hotel Long Island City, New York