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Q4 Hotel
29-09 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY 11101   |  
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
“Good and useful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Nice and cheap hostel, with clean rooms, shower and toilets. The location is useful and there is sufficiently quiet. The tube is near, and there is ten hops to Penn station, not more. I am highly recommending this place.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

After loosing ZIP112 in Williamsburg, this hostel brings a similar cleanliness (wich is the most important quality for me), big dining area with well equiped cooking utilities. The decor is also nice. It has a good quality-price value. I was in a 4-females dormitory with bathroom, and it was awesome, and I slept really well (the noise of the nearby train didn't bother me). Minus= the neiborhood is boring with a couple of hobos walking by.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

A great little funky and modern Hostel, located conveniently just across the river on Queens Plaza. The hostel would have only been 5-10 years old at my time of visit, and was very clean with all modern fixtures and amenities. Staying in a dorm room for 8 people, it was a comfortable fit, with more than enough room to move about the room. The common room was decked out with table tennis, a snooker table and a common kitchen -- which was great for getting to meet people. The travel time into the city was minimal, with a train station located just 5 minutes walk down the road. It is a bit external to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan island, but for that reason, it's a great place to come and clear your head after a big night out on the town.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I was in town visiting friends and needed a cheap place to sleep for the night. What I got was definitely better than I was expecting! I have stayed in hostels before, and they are hit and miss as far as cleanliness goes. The Q4 was VERY clean and comfortable. Everyone in the room I stayed in was friendly and quiet. And the hostel itself seemed quiet. Loved that there was a bathroom in the room and not down the hall. Also, the location was pretty great, right next to the subway line and a 10 min ride into Manhattan.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This hostel was a god send to us after a terrible stay at the Jazz hostel on Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side. The hostel is short walking distance from both Queens Plaza and Queensborough Plaza subway stations with easy access to the city. There are some nice places to grab breakfast and lunch right across the road. The area is quiet and the building is modern. We had arrived earlier in the day and stored our luggage at the hotel free of charge. When you check-in, you are assigned a bunk bed and given an individual towel which you have to return or face a $10 fee (you can swap it for a fresh one at the desk.) The staff were very friendly and we were given a dorm on the ground floor. The dorms were clean, modern and had big shower rooms. However, we arrived quite late, everyone in our dorm was asleep and the big light was turned off, it was unfortunate that we had to stumble around in the dark. They have computers that you can pay to use on each floor and I think they had free WIFI. Luckily we were on the ground floor as there is no elevator for luggage. The beds weren't the best but they were in better shape than some we had stayed in. I am a heavy sleep and even though my partner is also, he had the air conditioning unit right next to his bunk which was loud and the temperature control was never quite right, he was cold quite a lot. The kitchen and lounge areas are very nice, there are modern facilities and big sofas to chill out on. We didn't spend a lot of time in the hostel but the time we did was nice and we had no problems. We had to pay to store our luggage on the day of check-out but it was only around $4 a case. I liked the location, you got better value for money than in the city and the area was nice.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This place is not organized they assign more than one person to a bed and dont know who is sleeping where. There is no privacy. The room I stayed at was freezing cold even with the little heat source on. I would not recommend this Hostel to anyone. Pay extra and get a real hotel to stay in. I have stayed at many other hostels and they were much better than this place. The only good part about my stay was the night staff because they were very good with getting me a taxi to the airport. Beware!!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The hostel is in a convenient location and close to the Queens Plaza and Queensboro Plaza stops. That's about where the good things end. The noise didn't bother me but I'm a very heavy sleeper. Three things worked against Q4 to make it unsatisfactory. First, the only climate control in my room was a heater/air con that is centrally controlled. It is also installed near the top of the ceiling directly above one of the beds. This resulted in the person on the top bunk being extremely cold or extremely hot and the person on the bottom bunk being the exact opposite. Second, there were only two outlets in room. With four people who needed to charge phones, computers, cameras, etc this makes for a painful charger tango. Third, the beds and pillows are sealed in plastic coverings to prevent bed bugs. While I totally appreciate the effort to prevent a bed bug infestation, this amounts to sleeping on a fabric covered plastic bag. Which leads to a lot of noise and a lot of sweat (even when you're completely frozen in the bottom bunk).

The only bright spot was getting breakfast and snacks at Cranberry, a little convenience store/hot food place about a block away. It has just about all the foodstuffs you would need and is fairly cheap.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( WiFi ) 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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