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“Perfect location” 3 of 5 stars
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Times Square Dream Hostel
572 9th Avenue, 1, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)   |  
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Melbourne
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“Perfect location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2008

The location was amazing. Just around the corner from Port Authority and literally a 2-3 minute walk to Times Square. When i got there i couldn't believe how close it was!
The rooms were cramped but i was literally only there to sleep so i wasn't overly fussed by how small it was.
There was free internet access all day which was very good!
The owners were as helpful as they could be and they were always polite.
There were times when it felt like i was staying in someones house so as long as you can be alright about that you should enjoy your stay here.
There was only 1 shower, luckily for me it was always available when i needed it but i could imagine it causing problems for some people.
Overall. i think i would probably stay there again!

  • Liked — Location was amazing, free use of lockers to store some stuff.
  • Disliked — It was a little bit cramped
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Newmarket, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2007

The hostel was in the perfect location just beside the Port Authority Bus Terminal and a few blocks from Times Square. The hostel itself appears to be a converted apartment with absolutely no signage to indicate that it is a hostel. There is a small living room area with a TV and a few laptops for free use (an added bonus). There are 4 bedrooms with various numbers of beds in them; a total of 14 people can stay here at one time. I stayed in the 6 bed room (the cheapest) and with 3 bunk beds in a very small room there was very little space for luggage.

The highlight was definitely the comfortable beds and the air conditioning.
The downside of this hostel is the fact that there is only one bathroom (shower, toilet and sink) and the 1/2 bathroom they claim is a urinal and sink (not helpful to those of us who are female). Not once during my stay was I able to use the bathroom for a shower or toilet in the morning, thank goodness I knew where to find public toilets and I had to return at other times during the day in order to take a shower.

Overall, a decent experience, I felt safe and I felt okay about leaving my luggage there, but I will only return to the hostel if I am stuck for another place to stay.

  • Liked — The beds and a/c.
  • Disliked — The lack of bathroom facilities.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Times Square Dream Hostel

Address: 572 9th Avenue, 1, New York City, NY 10036
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Meatpacking District
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Ranked #58 of 186 Specialty Lodging in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
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