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Q4 Hotel
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the best, if not THE best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

The common room is amazing, you can make your own food, cook more healthy things, or walk a block down the road and get fast food/ cafe food! There is a small corner shop just down the road with multiple subways. It was cheap too, you meet loads of people - It has a pool table, ping pong and a laundry room! The staff are amazing too, real nice people! Out of my stay in New York this was by far the best!! HIGHLY reccomend if you want luxury for a few dollars! The only thing that I would say is for travellers free food is always an eye catcher, so breakfast in the morning is the only thing that I would add! Overall its brilliant! Thank you Q4 Staff :)

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Becky H
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Really nice, modern, secure hostel. Hotel prices in Manhattan are a criminal, cramped and expensive. Stay just one metro stop over the river and you have this place. Cheap, clean, and better than many of the hotels I've stayed in in Manhattan for 10 times the price.

Kitchen, lounge area, free wifi. We took a 4 bed dorm (2 of us) - it was great.

Only down side is that the metro passes overground, right outside, so you do get quite a bit of noise - nothing a pair of earplugs won't fix though.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David A
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Galway, Ireland
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367 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

No breakfast. Price is good. Clean and very near to the metro. Is that all you for enjoy New York in the budget.
Expect a lot of noises in the rooms from the trains and traffic jam outside. bed female dorm insuite for example was 43 dolares per night. You cannot find this price in a hostel in New York.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nany M
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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Pro: A really nice clean hotel that is in a great location. There are 2 stations within walking distance and time square is only 4-5 stops away. Transport running 24hr makes it easy to get home at anytime! The hostel was a bank originally so the downstairs/vault has been converted into the kitchen/common area. There's a projector, table tennis, pool table as well as a large tv with cable. A great place for hanging out and meeting others. It can seem pricey for a hostel but this is the cheapest decent accommodation in NY. Free printing of boarding passes too.

Con: The wifi is free but signal is very poor, computers cost to use as does luggage storage ($5 a day). Beds are really soft, way to soft.

If these things were different then I would have gave it 5 stars!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JakeIsaac
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

I stayed here with two of my friends for two nights, and overall the experience was great. The rooms were very clean, and the common area downstairs was nice. One of the negative things that we found that was there was only one overhead light. We were in a room with 4 bunk beds and it would have been great to have small lights on each of the beds, for more control. For example, when we got back to our room each night there was a different girl sleeping in the extra bed and the room was already dark. It made getting ready for bed a bit awkward, It is a small thing but i think would make a big difference. The staff was very helpful and even printed us a map for places to go for breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kateduncan20
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Naples, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

its nice, clean,very basic. Rooms have clean bathrooms and comfortable beds.
they have a dowstairs common area with full kitchen and tables, tv and lounge area.

Very appropiate for single new york traveler, specially if you are in college and watching your $$. Very unique characters you get to see.

Metro station less that 5 minutes away in walking distance.

The only bad things is that the metro is so close you could hear it all nite, not good if you are a lite sleeper, but we were so tired when we got to bed that I couldnt ever hear it! lol

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MAJOCER
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Richmond, Canada
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed at Q4 for 6 nights. Our room was # 303 - train tracks view. A private one, ideal for a couple.

The first night was a noise nightmare, since the train track is almost inside the room. The building is very well located. It was a bank before not conceived to be a hotel. You MUST HAVE your earplugs on ($1 at front desk ) to get a good night of sleep.

The staff is well informed and very kind.

The room looked very clean until I checked under the bed, but don't worry, what the eyes don't see the heart doesn't feel.

For $130 a night I expected to get at least a hotel size soap, but not.

The kitchen, amenities and the board info are all great.

Overall, it's not that bad but it's not that good too, its Ok - 5/10.

NYC its awesome.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Q4 Hotel

Property: Q4 Hotel
Address: 2909 Queens Plz N, Long Island City, NY 11101-4009
Location: United States > New York > Queens > Long Island City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Long Island City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Q4 Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand New Fully Renovated Hotel & Hostel! 3 Stories, and Full Basement of pure comfort, convenience and unbelievable affordability! Long Island City is located in western Queens, just across the East River from Midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side. It is one of the most "vibrant areas in Queens and all of New York City." "In the last twenty years overwhelmingly industrial Long Island City has become a major cultural center with world-class art and working artists." Only 10 minutes from Midtown Manhattan and a block from subway! ... more   less 
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