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Chicago, IL
Reviewed yesterday NEW

When what you want is a place to sleep at night, and drop your stuff by day, and you want to spend most of your money doing stuff, you can't beat Pod51. We had a bunk room with shared bath. The 4 bathrooms on the floor were immaculately clean, the room was tiny and tidy and sufficient to our needs....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bunk bed room, with a shared bathroom. When the bathrooms are in use, above the bedroom door the bathroom sign would light up for the 5 bathrooms so you know which ones free. Little sink in the bedroom which was good. Comfy stay, great location. Arrived at 5am and was allowed to check in straight away, perfect!! Lifesaver!

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Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pod51 gets the rating "very good" mainly due to its location in downtown. Otherwise, it is just a regular hotel, with very small rooms, and even smaller toilet/shower aeroplane-like narrow space (and that is if you have your own toilet/shower facility and not sharing the one in the corridors). No coffee/tea making facility, no water bottles, but OK bed, TV...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel and reasonably priced for NYC. We enjoyed 5 nights here and were able to visit most places in manhattan quite easily because of its location. Also a number of good places to eat and not far from the subway. Would stay there again without reservation!

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel offers small rooms in a hostel like arrangement (unsure about dorms). We have stayed in this hotel 3 times in the last few years and like its access to public transport, its proximity to central park and some museums. The hotel itself is small, but clean. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

POD51 is conveniently located to NYC subways and the neighborhood is chock full of nice little restaurants. Plus there's a nearby walk in health clinic if you run into trouble as I did. I injured my elbow on the subway doors and the POD51 staff provided a bag a ice during the cafe after-hours, much to my relief! The rooms...

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Shanna S, Social Media Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Than you for your review! I'm sorry to read about your trouble, and hope you're feeling better. We hope to see you again at Pod 51!

Somerville, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a private room with a private bath. The location was excellent - a one minute walk from the E line subway. Lots to do in the area. There's a beautiful park with a waterfall just across the street. The rooftop area was a nice place to chill for the night and you can bring up any food/alcohol...

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Greenville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for the first time as a Graduate Student. I shared a pod with a friend. It was different. Overall, it was not bad and clean. The pods are small so they work better for a high school/college trip. I believe you can get bigger rooms. It's very economically reasonable for NY. It is communal bath. Each floor...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When my wife and I travel we don't spend a lot of time in our hotel room so having a room with a lot of amenities and views isn't important to us. Rather we want someplace clean and where we can get a good night sleep for a good price. This hotel fit the bill perfectly. We had a queen...

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Shanna S, Social Media Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ben, Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and the tours. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip!

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in NYC for 1 night on my own so didn't want to spend too much. Everything was so expensive and this was the cheapest by far. The location is good, 51st/ 3rd ave so easily in walking distance to midtown/ Times Square/ Central Park. The rooms are what you would expect- they are pods. Single bed, with not...

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Hi Carol, Thank you for writing a review. Our rooms are indeed small, that's why they're called Pods. We have a variety of room options, and the majority of our rooms do offer private baths. We have rooms with maximum occupancy from 1-4 guests, and they do vary in size greatly. To us, this is ideal because it allows us...

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hippest affordable hotel in New York City, where new friends are made every day. Room types for every budget and preference. All mod connections in every WiFi-free accom-odation. Kick back and relax in our hip, modish lobby, grab a bite to eat at our restaurants, or soak up the city from above on our beautiful rooftop garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pod 51 Hotel

Address: 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022-6571
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range: $154 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 51 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel New York City
The Pod Hotel
Pod Hotel Nyc
Pod New York City
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#155 Business Hotel in New York City
#162 Family Hotel in New York City
#193 Romantic Hotel in New York City
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“My room faced away from the road, and was quiet.”
Cova902, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“I choose room w/private bathroom. Sharing a bathroom would not work for me.”
bonitap924, Mar 21, 2017 | Read review
“The queen rooms are spacious for NYC, and are the best value.”
ivyhaver, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“The higher up you get - the quieter it is”
V1195SMadamb, Feb 11, 2017 | Read review
“Corner private room. High floor.”
MLLL12, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
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