The Royal Park is in a decent location, although it's roughly a 10 dollar cab ride to the heart of Manhattan. The subway would be the recommended means of travel, and the closest one is 2 blocks away.
My girlfriend and I paid almost 600 dollars for a 4 night stay, and we had to share a bathroom with 8 other rooms. Not ideal. The private room we stayed in was cramped, and lacked the essentials. A hook for our towels woud've been nice, or even a bedside lamp. Some might say that a hostel is exactly that: a small room in which to sleep. But I see no reason why it cannot be made a little more comfortable.
If you don't mind sleeping in a shoebox, hanging your towels and wet jackets on the picture frame on the wall, drying yourself after a shower with a hand-towel, and sitting amongst 20 other people on 2 couches to attempt to access the wi-fi in the lobby, then go for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Royal Park Hotel and Hostel. At the Royal Park, you’ll get a taste of what it’s like to be a real New Yorker. Stroll out our front doors and head down Broadway to the many of shops, markets, bars and restaurants all within walking distance. If you prefer to skip the walk and head downtown, we are just one block from multiple train lines which can whisk you off to midtown or downtown in as little as 15 minutes. Our highly competitive rates mean you can spend your money enjoying all that New York has to offer! See for yourself how our dedicated staff, quaint rooms, central location, helpful amenities and unbeatable room rates make the Royal Park Hotel and Hostel an amazing value. We make it affordable for people from around the world or around the area to stay in New York City. Come and experience for yourself; New York like you've never experienced before! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Royal Park