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“Rodent infested” 1 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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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Rodent infested”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Mice ate some of the gifts we had bought. I spotted a mouse in our room on return from a night out. On inspection of our belongings it had climbed into our bags and ate through packets to chew on some gifts we had bought. It is clear there is a rodent problem in the building as there were notices around saying that the exterminators had been round recently.

There was an unbelievably bad stench coming from the shared fridge when the door was opened that lingered for several minutes.

This is not a hostel, however is a 3 bedroomed appartment with 1 shower/toilet to share between the 8 or so guests. The address given is not the address of the accomodation, however is that of a comdemned buidling. On arrival the owner (I preseme he is the owner) meets you at the address of the condemned building and walks you up to the real address that you stay at.

Location is brilliant, that could not be faulted. On 9th Avenue between 43rd and 44th street in the Hells Kitchen area. The room was basic but the building was quiet.

Room Tip: Don't stay here! Pay the extra and get a hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

The neighbourhood is really noisy, even the beds are noisy... And it is not even a hostel. But who cares about that when you have a clean room in such a fantastic location? Only blocks away from the famous Times Square, and within walking distance of all the mayor landmarks. If you just need a place to rest at night in the best location of Manhattan, look no further.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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gorgeousgussie
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night here and found it to be not somewhere I'd either recommend or rush back to either. Staff on reception were not at all welcoming. What did I expect I don't know but could be done a lot better , with better facilities for guests and training for reception staff. Only plus is the very central location.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

1. It's definitely not a hostel, it's an apartment which you get one of the rooms, which mean you have unwanted roommates.
2. When I was there the hot water broke down and they sent us to take a shower in a GYM, without offer any kind of compensation.
3. the room is basic, reasonable if you wish to save money, the location is good, no luggage checking.

you can do better than this.....

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I stayed at this hostel (apartment) & when I arrived was surprised to find it was an apartment split into mixed rooms.
It was very clean & contrary to other reviewer I witnessed the manager clean every day. It is very clean with wooden floors as result of which guests are requested to remove their shoes on entry.
This is not a problem in my view as it keeps the place clean for the comfort of all guests.
The room I was in was air conditioned, clean & a decent size for 4 to share.
A kitchen was available for guest use.
If you want to be in a hostel in the traditional sense it is not for you but if you want good clean VFM in New York at a reasonable cost do not dismiss this property based on my experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Goulburn
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148 reviews 148 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The location is it's best asset. It's not in times square but 9th avenue between 43rd & 44th I think.

Check in in is located nearby and the Manager walks you up the street and 2 relatively steep flights of stairs. Ok without a suit case but a little difficult with. The hostel has 1 dorm room, 1 with a bunk and the last with a double bed and bathroom.

Dorm and bunk rooms share a bathroom. Shower is hot. We stayed in the bunk room and the beds were comfortable and the air conditioning worked well. Limited atmosphere and the sites biggest asset is it's location.

Internet is provided however found you needed to be in the lounge area to get any real access.
stay.

Plenty of restaurants close by and a place next door for drinks and supplies. Felt safe walking the streets.

Room Tip: The bunk room has a double bottom and a large single above. Hanging space. Air con works well i a ho...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Location was pretty good and the area seemed decent enough; Plenty of dining choices around and only a few blocks from Times Sq.
The private room was tiny and a little chilly but nothing too serious.
My one and only complaint would be that the shower was horrible. Water pressure was shocking and it took ages to warm up. Also I don't think the bathroom window shut properly and hence the bathroom was freezing.
Final verdict: It was the cheapest place I could find in Manhattan with a private bathroom and it wasn't an unpleasant experience.
And don't let the address changes and random meeting places scare you.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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