My partner and I stayed at Royal Park for 4 nights over the Christmas period. If you are expecting this hostel to be anything above 'hostel quality' then you will be disappointed. We were not expecting much from this hostel and so we weren't disappointed. However, before NYC, we travelled around and stayed in actual, decent hotels and we found that a hostel was not something for us.
The main negative point I found about this hostel was the smell. As soon as you walk in, the smell hits you. The hostel itself appears pretty old and run down. The reception or customer service we got was average. We stayed in a private room with ensuite which was extremely tiny but I suppose that's expected in NYC. The room itself was reasonably clean.
The positive thing about this hostel was its location close to the 96th st subway station which was only a 2 min walk away.
If you've stayed in hostels before and are not expecting anything at a hotel level, then go fot it (also if you can stand weird smells). If not, stick to a hotel. After we stayed out our 4 night booking, we moved to a hotel. Hostels aren't for everyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Park Hotel is situated on the trendy Upper West Side of Manhattan. We offer clean, comfortable, and affordable New York City discount hotel rooms with flat screen TVs and Air conditioning. A 10-minute train ride from Times Square and 10 min walk to Columbia University! Designed to satisfy even the smallest travel budgets, our chic yet inexpensive hotel provides wonderful value and convenience. We are conveniently located a block from 1/2/3 (red line) trains, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, theaters, museums and shopping. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Royal Park