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International Student Residence

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Guests1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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#41 of 85 Specialty lodging in Brooklyn
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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90Good for walkers
Grade: 90 out of 100
70Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
341 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211-7302
Getting there
La Guardia Airport6 mi
John F. Kennedy Intl Airport10 mi
Marcy AveNew York City Subway2 min
Hewes StNew York City Subway4 min
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I have been waiting at the reception for half an hour to check in. Room are not connected to the ceiling top. Sleep with noisy from train and room next door. Only one toilet room and no lock? Not recommended at all.
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To explain you the situation, I originally booked for two persons in this hostel throught Hostelworld, and received a confirmation as enclosed to this email, confirming a reservation for a room. The number of persons was not indicated, thus I assumed that it was as the one I selected in my research. I have to precise that I already made a couple of reservations through Hostelworld, know how to use it and was always happy with the service provided so far. However, on the 18th of March I have arrived with my partner to check in at the hostel and the receptionist told me that my room had been booked for one person only. As I couldn't afford to pay the price double, I asked him if I could cancel this reservation and how much it will cost to me. The receptionist confirmed that as soon as I don't want to use the room, I didn't have to pay for it, except of the hostelWorld fee. After looking for another solution, I called back the hotel, at around 2. 30am to ask if the room was still available for two and I would pay the difference. The receptionist replied that it was OK. The time we came back, which is about 20 minutes later, the room had been sold to another customer. Exhausted, we finally ended up sleeping in the streets, with all the problems including such a situation. Verifying my bank account a few days later, I noticed that I had been debited for this same night. So, in the end, not only the room has been paid by us without using it, but has been sold a second time to another customer. To me, this is a real lack of deontology and humanity under the guise of profit. I am basically really respectful of the hostelry field, but as I have paid a booking to end sleeping in the street without any understanding of this situation from your part, you may imagine I would definitely not recommand this hotel to anyone.
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I'm not a high maintenance person by a long shot, but this is the worse hostel I ever stayed in and this is putting it lightly! If you book here, it's because you are desperate, need a place to crash, or just ignorant and I'm the desperate one because all the other hotels and hostels were booked or too expensive. The pictures look nice, but the accommodations are noisy and ultra tiny! I can deal with tiny but it's NOISY AF! The clue when you first check in is the huge bowl of ear plugs on the front desk. I didn;t have a clue until I went upstairs (3 huge flights with no elevator) went into my tiny private room which really wasn't private because the ceiling doesn't connect to the (dry) walls created to separate the rooms!!!!!!!! I could hear the guys next to me fart, snore, cough, talk to his lady on the phone and facetime and hear him blink! It was so bad that when I open the door, he would open his door! One night Someone knocked on my door to tell me to turn my music down and I didn't even have music on! It was the guy next door! I was so pissed I went down stairs and told the front desk, I'm packing and expect some compensation for that creep next to me. Apparently he stays there long term RM 308 and other homeless people! The only good place was the activity room. I never knew how much quietness and privacy I needed until I booked here and apparently it's evident they don't care! DO NOT STAY HERE UNLESS YOU BOOK THE 2ND FL AWAY FROM THE TRAIN TRACKS AND USE PLENTY OF EAR PLUGS. ITS NOT WORTH THE HEADACHE.
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This dormitory might sound like a good deal looking through the vast expensive collection of beds in NY. However it is by FAR not worth it one single bit. I would not live here again even if it was free. Living with my friend in the ‘2-person dormitory’ is the worst hotel/hustle/etc experience I’ve ever had. It is NOT a two person room, but a big hall with 50+ beds only separated by really thin ‘walls’ that don’t even reach the ceiling. You can hear everybody, all the time. In a standard hustle this is endurable. In a 50-person dorm it is not! There’s a constant rumbling sound from the ?aircon? And the train literally passes one meter away from the building, shaking everything, so dust falls from the ceiling... every 15 minutes. For the 50 people there is only ONE toilet. The common room is not the worst ever, but there is no social activity whatsoever. -10/10 would never ever recommend anyone to even think about booking this place. Let it PLEASE go bankrupt so that something else has the chance of opening here.
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Stay clear of this dive. Everything written here is an accurate reflection of this unpleasant hostel. First and second floors are literally one huge room a subdivided by partitions that do not reach the ceiling. Absolute no privacy in terms of sounds. I am concerned about the fire-proofing of this building. Four toilets serve each floor, each toilet is contained with translucent glass similar to a shower unit. The metro /trains run parallel to the second floor all day and night, no sleep with the constant noise of trains passing. Homeless people begging outside use this as shelter accommodation. I have travelled through Africa, Asia and South American and this is the worst accommodation that I have ever used.
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$37 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
B Hotel & Hostel
United StatesNew YorkBrooklyn
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