This is the most central and affordable accommodation in New York City, situated on the same street as the Empire State Building and Penn Street Station. The local metro station to uptown and downtown is only around the corner, 5 minute walk.
I stayed at this Inn for the past 10 days and found the staff to be polite, courteous and helpful all all times, even at 2am in the morning as I left today. I've seen them carry people's luggage out onto the street and even hail taxis for them. Now that's service.
During my stay, the staff provided local knowledge about theatre prices, places to visit and tips to avoid the crowds without being too intrusive.
The accommodation itself was neat and tidy, with bathrooms in my room cleaned everyday and the external bathrooms on the floor also cleaned regularly. There were enough power points to share when charging devices - a must for any traveller. Privacy was assured even in the shared rooms.
While the space appears cramped, this is New York City and added to the charm of the place. Likewise, the lack of a big common area is not an issue as travellers spent so much time exploring the city from early in the morning to late in the evening. However, value and quality for price, the Budget Inn comes out on top on my book, especially the free pizza evenings.
Best of all, how many people can say they've stayed at a hostel where the beds are made each day for you. I would certainly come back and recommend the Inn to all my travelling friends.
Thank you Budget Inn and Staff for a wonderful 10 days.