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Times Square Dream Hostel
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Mice ate some of the gifts we had bought. I spotted a mouse in our room on return from a night out. On inspection of our belongings it had climbed into our bags and ate through packets to chew on some gifts we had bought. It is clear there is a rodent problem in the building as there were notices around saying that the exterminators had been round recently.

There was an unbelievably bad stench coming from the shared fridge when the door was opened that lingered for several minutes.

This is not a hostel, however is a 3 bedroomed appartment with 1 shower/toilet to share between the 8 or so guests. The address given is not the address of the accomodation, however is that of a comdemned buidling. On arrival the owner (I preseme he is the owner) meets you at the address of the condemned building and walks you up to the real address that you stay at.

Location is brilliant, that could not be faulted. On 9th Avenue between 43rd and 44th street in the Hells Kitchen area. The room was basic but the building was quiet.

Room Tip: Don't stay here! Pay the extra and get a hotel.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

The neighbourhood is really noisy, even the beds are noisy... And it is not even a hostel. But who cares about that when you have a clean room in such a fantastic location? Only blocks away from the famous Times Square, and within walking distance of all the mayor landmarks. If you just need a place to rest at night in the best location of Manhattan, look no further.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Stayed one night here and found it to be not somewhere I'd either recommend or rush back to either. Staff on reception were not at all welcoming. What did I expect I don't know but could be done a lot better , with better facilities for guests and training for reception staff. Only plus is the very central location.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

1. It's definitely not a hostel, it's an apartment which you get one of the rooms, which mean you have unwanted roommates.
2. When I was there the hot water broke down and they sent us to take a shower in a GYM, without offer any kind of compensation.
3. the room is basic, reasonable if you wish to save money, the location is good, no luggage checking.

you can do better than this.....

Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

I stayed at this hostel (apartment) & when I arrived was surprised to find it was an apartment split into mixed rooms.
It was very clean & contrary to other reviewer I witnessed the manager clean every day. It is very clean with wooden floors as result of which guests are requested to remove their shoes on entry.
This is not a problem in my view as it keeps the place clean for the comfort of all guests.
The room I was in was air conditioned, clean & a decent size for 4 to share.
A kitchen was available for guest use.
If you want to be in a hostel in the traditional sense it is not for you but if you want good clean VFM in New York at a reasonable cost do not dismiss this property based on my experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Times Square Dream Hostel

Address: 572 9th Ave Apt 1, New York City, NY 10036-3740
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Hell's Kitchen , Garment District , Manhattan
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Ranked #72 of 163 Speciality Lodging in New York City
Number of rooms: 19
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