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Missouri City, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Our stay here was great! Nice morning breakfast, pretty comfortable beds, and lots of entertainment. My phone had perfect service there (I'm from Texas).The location was too far away from where I had to go though. But this is a nice place to stay at.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

Arrived and found my room hadn't even been cleaned from the previous client. The next room they put me in, same thing. Had to wait an hour to check in to have it cleaned. The private rooms are anything but private. They're actually located INSIDE the dorm rooms. So you hear all the noise from the dorm customers. Plus in... More 

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Edmonton
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

The hostel was clean, but I felt that for what i paid a night, the room was not worth it. Also, I felt a little uncomfortable outside on the street in front of hostel the hostel at night. I wished the location was a little bit better for the price.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

I ‘d stayed in L Hostel for 3 nights. Hostel is in walking distance to underground. It’s in Harlem, but I felt safe. There was a long queue at check in- I waited about 20 minutes. Included breakfast was bagel and coffee. Rooms and bathrooms looked pretty new. Beds were comfy. Common areas were very crowded, kitchen was dirty. Overall... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

A Harlem building was shut down by the city Thursday night, leaving more than a hundred tourists from all over the world with no place to stay. The Department of Buildings issued a vacate order at the L-Hostel on 117th Street and 7th Avenue, citing the six-story residential building was illegally converted into a hostel. The owner says he has... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2010

It's a Hostel but it looks like a hotel! It's really clean, confortable and new!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

Don't get me wrong. The rooms are clean and new and generally well kept. Then what went wrong? The non-existent service. The front desk staff attitude was enough to turn me off my stay completely and cut my time there short and move to another hostel. Upon arriving, I was not even acknowledged and waited 10 mins for any attention... More 

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Lancaster, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

A friend and I stayed in the L Hostel for 5 days. We took cheapest room possible, for about 18 dollars a night in a 6 people mixed dorm. Our room and bathroom was cleaned each day, the bed was comfortable and we had the luck to have nice roommates. That would have been the only thing that really could... More 

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guelph
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2010

I spent three nights in this hostel and had a great time. My room was clean, and quiet. I had a two bed dorm, and there was only a roommate there on one of the three nights, giving me a private room. I enjoyed the tv lounge, and met a lot of great people there. The only hitch for me... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

The hostel is situated in Harlem. As a white girl it is a strange feeling walking along the streets by night. Nothing happend to me and people where also friendly when I asked for the way, but I do not recomment to women to go out there alone by night. But I recomment the hostel to all travels anyway. As... More 

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Staying in Harlem

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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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The L Hostels is an upscale hostel experience. We have room types to fit all needs ranging from private rooms that are better then many hotels in NYC , to the larger dorm rooms for our most budget conscious traveler. We have a cafe, game room, internet kiosks, roof deck, self use kitchen, tv room and lots of good staff to help with our stay. We would be pleased to show you that hostels don't have to be a run down experience, come check us out! ... more   less 

Additional Information about L Hostels

Address: 1961 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York City, NY 10026-1719
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Harlem
Hotel Class:2 star — L Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
l Hotel New York City
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