I traveled together with my students and colleagues and stayed here 1 week, This apartments are a charity. And if it was a true business, then you would be paying at least the double. The rooms are much better than dorms, in my opinion. You share a shower and a restroom with other 2 or 3 rooms staying 2-3 people in each. If your "roommates" are polite and easygoing, then it is just perfect. There is a stove, fridge in some rooms or a shared fridge, a PC with internet connection. There is one locker in the room, and you can lock your door if needed, except for the rooms facing fire exit.
If you consider we only paid 17 USD + tax for our stay in double or triple rooms, means 34 - 51 USD + tax a room, it is pure charity. Thanks to the people keeping and running this place.
The neighborhood is very safe and quiet compare to downtown however I still recommend a room on the second floor and up and facing 73rd street instead of York av.
If you talk with the staff in a friendly way then you will get a positivity in return, otherwise they are too busy to be friendly with everyone in 120 rooms :-) They are sure helpful at anytime.
If you have a lot to do in downtown then I suggest buying a metro card with unlimited use, that would save both time and money, which together would compensate staying slightly outside downtown, still very central.
If still anything goes slower than you might have expected, please remember that this is pure charity and you should practice tolerance. I liked truly the people I met. I would return, no question on that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The private bedroom style apartments are situated in a 5 story walk-up building located on York Avenue, between 73rd and 74th streets. This area is extremely desirable and sought after by young New Yorkers. The party scene and atmosphere is never-ending. Students, young adults and young professionals "hang-out" and congregate in and in front of hip and trendy bars, clubs and restaurants that are the hallmark of this area frequented by young adults. This neighborhood is recognized as one of the safest in Manhattan. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- East 73rd And York Ave Apartment Hotel New York City