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“Awful feeling”
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Sun Bright Hotel
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“Awful feeling”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Chinatown is so dirty and this hotel is a clear example. Rooms only has space for the bed, not space to open a luggage.
No Serivce of clean the room. Shared toilet are only cleaned twice a day, at 10AM and at 4PM. Smell as a gym, swear,,,,,,
Plan your trip with time and try to not stay here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I know this place is cheap for New York...but it is not worth $1 per night... The rooms are dirty the linen has stains and stinks. There are cat litter boxes all over. DO NOT EVER STAY HERE!!!
The toilets and showers a total disgrace...I am shocked that the health department has not closed this "shelter" down.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

This Sun Birght Hotel is the worst hostel I've ever been to. I only booked to stay 2 nights because my friends (we went together) booked it before I did and I did not read the review. I was so disgusted to find out that this place is some sort of shelter for homeless people or low revenue, some even have pets. The hostel is on the 5th floor, no elevator and the smell from the 2nd, 3rd, 4th floors are HORRIBLE! I can't describe it, it has a mixture of unwashed clothing, human flesh, feces... ABSOLUTELY REPUGNANT!

You have to take the stairs to go up and i have to hold my breath each time when climbing the stairs. Rooms are tiny, feels like a prison cell. Staff are not friendly. Of course I'm aware that for price 100$ for 2 nights, I can't ask for faultless quality, I have been to other hostels that were quite pleasant. I think I would have enjoyed New York even more if I stayed in a decent place. I strongly recommend you to choose other options than Sun Bright the Hostel from Hell!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Kevin N
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Wow. This place is terrible. The website shows the nice(er) rooms located on the second floor. However the single 'semi private' rooms are on the 5th floor. I guess the cage ceiling is what makes it a semi private room. The rooms look and feel like a low security prison. The only upside is the wifi which only works half of the time.
The prostitute in the room next to me kept me up half of the night with her visitors and passing the 3rd and 4th floor where the hotel house the local homeless people is a joy.

By the way the homeless people have pet cats so if your allergic then I definitely would stay away.

Considering I payed $41 a night plus tax and some friends of mine are staying at the Gershwin for $45 a night plus tax I would suggest that you look elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Kozienice, Radom, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2012

great location, free wifi and Internet connection, avarage service, SMALL ROOMS with poor bathrooms, there are about 20 rooms and only 3 bathrooms available so you may wait to get to the washroom, the walls are very thin so you can hear your neighbours talking/laughing etc

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

This hotel is great if you just need a place to sleep and store your luggage. The nightlife in Little Italy is very nice and only a block and a half down the street. It is great for younger adults who dont care about the extra luxuries. Best of all, NO BED BUGS!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Stayed in the dorm for two nights and must say it was NOT the worst experience I ever had. OK, it was tiny but everything was clean - surprisingly even the bathrooms were 'quite alright'. On top of this they had a working free WiFi. Don't misunderstand me - it is clearly not a place to spend a honeymoon but an acceptable place for a good price for single travelers.

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Sun Bright Hotel
Address: 140 Hester St, New York City, NY 10013-4735
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chinatown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #123 of 164 Specialty Lodging in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Sun Bright Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 30
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