this was the worst place we stayed in..ever! I can't believe so many people were happy with staying here..I just cannot explain it. At around 100USD, this was the most expensive room we ever stayed in, yet the worst one! I was thinking whether I should write a bad review because we found one of the owners (the lady) really nice and helpful..but unfortunately that does not make the place any nicer. And it would not be fair for other travellers not to let them know what is expecting them..
Where to start..well the rooms everything is very old, rooms are small, very cold and the worst thing was the terrible smell. Everything smelt in a strange unpleasant way. Although there was nothing really dirty, it looks as if it was, the furniture, floors, bed sheets, the walls, the kitchen, the bathroom and everything is too old, worn out and simply looks ugly. We definately don't need luxury and did not expect any, but we just fell extremely uncomfortable here.
Another really bad thing was the heating..We felt cold all the time we were inside, and that's nothing pleasant when it's cold outside too. The did put the heating on but only at certain times, when it became extremely hot but then the temperture dropped again quickly and it got pretty cold again.
One of the owner (the man) was extremely arrogant and treated us in a very rude way, but we were told it was due to an operation, so perhaps we just had bad luck and he is nicer at other times.
There were also a couple of other small things that annoyed us - old mattresses that made my back hurt all the time, the heating making noise everytime it worked (for example around 11-12 pm and beginning around 6am), strange shower head which is too high and makes it almost impossible to have a shower without getting your hair wet every time, as well as extremely thin walls- you can hear your neighbours all the time as if they were in the same room.. All of this just made our stay even less pleasant (though on the whole our trip in NY was excellent..except for the accommodation:)
To sum up - I would definitely not recommend staying in this place to anyone, anytime...even if it were for free.. Stay here only if you want to freeze most of the time and if you don't mind sleeping in a terrible smell.. Otherwise, there are many better options that are so much better at the same or even lower price!!! stay away from here!!!
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