Coming in at $79 each a night, my friend and I were sceptical about a seemingly expensive hostel, but were left with little alternative in the ever-expensive New York.
All aversions flew out the door when we arrived (albeit we had to scale a long, steep set of steps to reception with heavy suitcases - no lift), in the sweet-smelling, extremely clean, kitsch hostel. It has quirky, Art Deco decor and a friendly vibe.
They put most other hostels to shame with their breakfast; available between 7 and 11am, with inclusions such as waffles, eggs, cream cheese, bagels, multigrain muffins, all spreads, donuts, fresh fruit, porridge, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds and dried apricots. After a few sneaky brews we would make our way into the kitchen too and they didn't care, the owner would sit and play music for us before we hit the town!
The location is great, if you're a first time visitor it is virtually the centre point between all your main locations (upper east and west side, lower east and west side, Times Square, Brooklyn, Central Park, etc.) three or four blocks walk to the nearest subway station and citi bike rentals.
The staff are all very knowledgable when it comes to the area and what to do, especially affordable ways of getting around. There is fee wifi and computers:printing station available for use.
The only downside would be the hard mattresses and pillows, but this is usually par for the course in hostels! Rooms were reasonably sized, and each had a large lockbox to place valuables in.
I would 100% recommend staying here! and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again myself!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A family owned business, American Dream Hostel welcomes you to New York City. Our prices include breakfast in the morning and WiFi. You will be in Manhattan, Flatiron District/Gramercy Park, close to the most exciting locations and events; most main points of interest including restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and stores are studded around the neighborhood and all within walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- American Dream Hotel New York City