I stayed at the broadway Hotel n Hostel on a recent trip to New York with friends. we chose this place cos we wanted a hostel to save money, but this one stood out from the rest as it looked like it would be just that little bit more comfortable, with more ammenities due to the fact it was also a hotel.
Bearing in mind we planned to stay in a hostel, it had everything we needed, but wasn't worth the extra money we'd paid expecting a more up market hostel, as it had nothing to back that up. The lobby area is lovely, really modernly presented, but as soon as you go up the stairs to your room, the carpet seems to run out as soon as you turn the corner from reception, and the great presentation of reception, is no more. this would be fine if it wasn't for the fact that the website makes the hostel appear to be more than it actually is.
Our dorm was an 8 bed, and was pleasent enough, very basic which is what you'd expect from a hostel, but not what you'd expect from what the website shows!!! on our floor there were 3 bathrooms, between about 7/8 rooms (i'm not sure if they were all 8 bed though) which can be a hassle in the mornings with everyone trying to shower. also each bathroom is a shower, toilet and basin, there are no seperate toilets, which when everyone's showerring can me crossing your legs. we had the added problem on our floor that one of the bathrooms didn't have a lock, luckilly i have good friends though, so we'd read a magazine in the corridor while th others showered to avoid having to wait for one of the 2 working bathrooms.
the only other downside would be that the staff aren't particularly helpful, they just didn;t seem that switched on. The doorman was lovely, but the actual reception staff were a little useless, they alwys said they's help with whatever you asked, but never seemed to deliver. from the moment we arrived we were asking for extra blamkets as the room got a little cold at night, they were always in the wash and would be brought to us in 10 minutes. the first 10 minutes lasted 3 days, we finally managed to get our extra blankets on our last night!!!
all in all, i wouldn't say don't stay here, but i would say, don't go with the high expectations you may get from the fancy website.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Broadway Hotel & Hostel is situated on the trendy Upper West Side. we offer clean, comfortable, and, most importantly, affordable New York City discount hotel rooms. A 15-minute ride from the heart of Times Square! Designed to satisfy even the smallest travel budgets, our chic yet inexpensive hotel provides wonderful value, in a colorful setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Broadway Hotel New York City
- Broadway Hotel Hostel