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“It's a hostel, not a hotel - but what a price!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Leo House
Massachusetts
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229 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“It's a hostel, not a hotel - but what a price!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Leo House is a very basic youth hostel-type place. Location is the best: 23rd St in Chelsea, between 8th/9th Aves, close to everything and everywhere, good subway lines nearby. My room had a quiet and powerful air conditioner and bilious pink walls with spackle remnants, a cross on the wall as big as the mirror, a TV smaller than both, no clock or radio. Decent water pressure. No amenities (shampoo) and the nicest staff you'd ever want to greet you. I paid $99 for a single room, private bath. There is a free breakfast that I didn't try.

So, if you can do the YMCA, Leo House won't let you down!

Room Tip: they give you earplugs but I didn't need them - room was very quiet
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 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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San Diego, California
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79 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

If lowest price is a big criteria, The Leo House delivers. Good neighborhood in the heart of Chelsea, small attractive welcoming lobby, friendly helpful staff and very clean, utilitarian rooms. Mine was a single--extremely comfortable twin bed, desk which has a couple of drawers if needed, a small closet and a small but very adequate bathroom. Also two chairs in the room (but no guests are allowed, per the written policy.)
There was a small, wall-mounted TV, but it didn't work, though several maintenance people tried their best. Quite unexpected but welcomed was the free WIFI in the room, thus allowing me to use my IPAD with Netflix in place of the TV.
Book here with confidence, but the bar is low.

Room Tip: Saturday night noisy in room 311...guitar music and singing well into the evening
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Via tripadvisor we have booked Leo House. And it met up our expectation. Great beds and clean but very basic room. The location of the hotel is perfect; walking distance to almost everything. 20 min Times Square and 30 min Wall Street. If you don't want anything but a good bed and a good location, Leo House is perfect.

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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Catholic or not, the Leo House, a boutique hotel in the Chelsea area is an exceptional value! It is going through a complete renovation so it is a little noisy at 8 am but you should be down in the dining room at that time to partake in the wonderful full breakfast which is around 9 dollars. Great staff, laundry, chapel for those interested, and clean rooms. Few have full bath. Very nice patio and lovely living areas to get away from it all and enjoy a cup of coffee or read a book.
Can't wait to see the full renovation. We will be back.

No bar or full restaurant, but all are near by if needed.

Oh, they supply you with ear buds to let you get some sleep during the noisy periods. Be sure to ask for a completely renovated room or else be ready for blue paint tape waiting for paint. LOL. Worth it!

You will love Sister Kathleen!

Room Tip: Ask for the kind of room you really want!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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282 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

I’ve been to NYC so many times and only found out about this place recently. Its undergoing a renovation at present and I was lucky enough to have one of these newly refurbished rooms. They are spotless clean, small but cozy and very basic. No frills, but in all fairness what do you want in NYC apart from a clean comfortable bed as you are out each day.

The Staff are friendly and efficient, helping you where ever they can, I like the idea of the secure entrance/exit.

The chapel is such a joy and complete solace, I didn’t have breakfast, but it looked lovely and also great value for money. The computer room is a real bonus for all guests to use, it’s a shame they don’t actually have a printer available behind reception for guests to print out tickets and travel documents. It would also add to their revenue as nobody would mind at all paying it’s just so convenient to have it all together.
The location is perfect, with many great restaurants and bars around, public transport close by and more or less everything in walking distance.

I’ll stay here again for sure

Room Tip: I recommend a room at the end of a corridor by the fire escape they are very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

I say this with qualifications. But, I went online and and looked for a safe hotel for a woman traveling alone and this came out, for myself, to be a good experience. Unfortunately there really was not a lot of information, but, in my own experience a wonderful staff made this a very good stay. I do not travel afraid, only aware. To feel safe is to also better enjoy the experience.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

Myself and my Dad stayed for a week just back today. Staff all lovely people. From reception to the cleaners really pleasent. Seriously needs a bit of updating (but they getting there). Our room was small bathroom outdated but very very clean and beds so comfortable and that most important thing. Also felt very safe there. No messers didnt hear any drunk or loud people in hotel. Slept at front so obviously get sirens and cars making noise ear plugs sorted that. Breakfast sausages and bacon not like home and maybe ye could get nicer brand. But eggs fruit coffee cereals all lovely. It did set us up for the day,would recommend this hotel to my friends as a great place to stay. Small things count and they did all the small things well. :)

Room Tip: Ask for a new refurbed room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Leo House
Address: 332 West 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10011-2289
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 197 Specialty Lodging in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Leo House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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