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“Amazing city, amazing hostel” 5 of 5 stars
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Urban Oasis
5 West 31st St, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 96 New York City B&B and Inns
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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“Amazing city, amazing hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The hostel was excellent, and the staff was A+ :)

Our room was a little bit noisy, but not so disturbing. (Our room was on the 9. floor)
There were 6 rooms and 2 shared bath-rooms on the floor. (But always had enough time to prep.)

I highly recommend this lovely place to everyone!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Urban oasis was wonderful, we are an older couple, not the age they are targeting. However after reading other reviews we booked anyway . What a great decision, we had an awesome room ,the use of two bathrooms on our floor. Good kitchen with some freebies thrown in. Met lovely people, younger and older than us !,! Great location , right by Empire State Building and within easy walking to everything else. Highly recommend for a good stay in NY

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I stayed here with my boyfriend in early September for 5 nights. It was supposed to be six nights but our flight was delayed and we therefore missed 11pm checkin. It was annoying but clearly stated and we had no problem calling the hostel and arranging what to do. They suggested a nearby hotel and said we could check in at 9am the next morning. On arrival it looks a bit dodgy, especially getting in the very small slow lift...but the actual hostel was amazing I can't really fault it. Very clean and spacious, a full share kitchen, free wifi and 2 computers to use out in the main area. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained and I never had to wait for a bathroom. The location is perfect for all the tourist attractions - a block from the empire state building, fifteen minutes walk to times square, close to subway stations. Overall it was a great experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had a wonderful time in Manhatten and this place was just perfect, best hostel I've ever been. The rooms are more like hotel rooms and the whole facility has style. The staff is very nice, friendly and helpful. It's also perfectly located in midtown Manhatten.

I will stay here again and highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Urban Oasis from 11-19 August 2012 and can't speak highly enough of our experience.
Located in the heart of New York it's the perfect location to access everything New York has to offer. A short walk to heaps of Subway stations, great shopping and lots of attractions. Would definitely stay here again if lucky enough to return to the US.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I stayed here with a friend from the 9th-14th May in a superior twin room. The room was lovely, very modern and clean. The facilities are also very good, it was great having free wifi and also a nice lounge/chill out area. The staff were also very friendly.

We only encountered one problem whilst we were there. A bag bought from Bloomingdales went missing from our room, when we told the receptionist she was insistent the cleaner would not have removed if it was not near/in the bin. On return from dinner we were told the receptionist had done a "trash investigation" outside and recovered the bag. How this bag ended up taken out as rubbish I do not know, it was no where near a bin, and was even filled out with paper etc so would not have been easily compressed. The receptionist was very apologetic but we do still not know what happened here, which is a slight disappointment. The bag was only $25 but I would not want to think had it been jewellery and the trash had been collected the next day as we informed it would be.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

This 'hostel' is easily the nicest hostel i've ever stayed in, genuinely more enjoyable than any hotel, personable, clean, funky, comfortable and well equipped. Yes - it's not the cheapest but my friend and I were thrilled with our room.
There was confusion over our payment and whether or not the travellers cheques that we had were valid (they weren't) but the girl who dealt with this, who's name I unfortunately didn't catch, was really lovely about it. We're just sorry that our budget didn't allow us to stay for any longer.
I would like an Urban Oasis hostel in every city I visit from now on - knowing that you can come in and out as you please right in the heart of the bustling city and get away from it all somewhere quiet and safe with such a laidback and funky atmosphere is special.
We were really lucky to find this place and I have already recommended it to friends travelling to NYC. If you can afford it - do it. Well worth a visit!!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Urban Oasis

Address: 5 West 31st St, New York City, NY 10001
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Authentic NYC guest house in a private loft with private rooms and shared facilities. Located in the very center of Manhattan, this property is perfect for those seeking a real New York experience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Urban Oasis Hostel And Guest House
Urban Oasis Hostel & Guest House Hotel New York City

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