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Jazz on the Park Youth Hotel Reviews

36 West 106th Street @ Central Park West, New York City, New York, USA

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70%

Rating
2717 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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83%

There was a dead cockroach front of my door. Kind of unnerving but besides that, it was good.


63%

Location of this hostel is excellent! It was our base during the first 10 days in NYC. Atmosphere in hostel was so much different than in hostels in Europe or in South America (no communication between guests at all!) but hostel had many activities so this cannot be the fault of the hostel itself. Worst part of the hostel was the bathroom. It was never really clean and sink faucets are not functional at all! Hostel should invest in bathroom renovation. Staff was polite and NYC is just amazing :)


20%

During our stay there was the intruder alarm on the rooftop door was activated twice in the early hours. This made it very difficult to sleep, which was disappointing. Their solution was then to leave the door open which meant the alarm was deactivated and compromised our safety. We therefore voiced our concerns to the staff and weren't even given an apology. We left a night early. Rooms were unclean and for the price also disappointing. Far out from the centre and overpriced.

  • 12th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Some of the beds are broken and most them are extremely uncomfortable. Mattress is almost non existent.

  • 12th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

EASY TO GET TO. LOVE THE LOCATION. VERY NICE PART OF NEW YORK CITY NEXT TO THE PARK AND TRAIN STATION. THERE WAS ONLY ONE BATHROOM TO USE ON THE FLOOR, ROOMS NEED TELEVISONS IN THEM...LOL....BUT THE SHOWER ROOM WAS GOOD. NICE PEOPLE WORKING THE FRONT DESK :-). WILL STAY AGAIN

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you kindly. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the comfort of our hostel. Two bathrooms are located at the end of each corridor. Our staff strives to ensure our guests satisfaction. We are located steps away from a variety of restaurants, subways, and central park. We look forward to your stay with us in the near future!! Your review is very much appreciated, thanks!!

80%

Well positioned, cheap hostel close to food, subway station and Central Park. Facilities are fairly limited, for example no glasses or plates/cutlery, however there was a pool table, TV and a free comedy show on Sunday's and Thursday's.


80%

Great hostel. Very clean and close to a main subway line. Also right beside Central Park.

  • 4th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Your review is very much appreciated.

37%

When checking in we had been told our booking had been changed from a four bed dorm to a two bed dorm which meant my group was split up. Even after providing evidence of our purchase of the 4 bed dorm we were told that we would just have to deal with it and offered no alternative or compensation. Bathrooms were also very unclean as were the floors of the rooms.

  • 29th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We apologize for the inconvenience you encountered during your stay. Beds are not guaranteed to be in the same room, it all depends on the availability. We try to accommodate our guests the best we can. An alternative was provided to you when you were given a 2 bed dorm at a 4 bed dorm price so that your group was split into 2 groups instead of being individually separated. Our cleaning staff arrives daily ensuring that ALL facilities are clean and available to our guests. Thanks for the review.

57%

On arrival the desk agent couldn't provide me with a key to my room, which was on the fifth floor with no elevator (so if you have a lot of bags, good luck). Location was great to get to central park but you'll need to take the subway to get anywhere else. Bathrooms weren't exactly cleanly and the floor I was on didn't have women's facilities. Compared to other hostel's I've stayed in this one was very expensive especially for what it was and there are extra charges. But hey its NYC.


71%

Bit of a strange stay as this hostel was very quiet and definitely lacked atmosphere, just a bit of music in reception would give it a better feel. The room was clean but the female bathroom was on the other side of hostel which was a bit annoying. This hostel was at the top end of Central Park on 106th street so pretty far out from Times Square etc but only 3 short blocks from the C line subway so easily accessible.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review. It is unfortunate that you were not able to participate in our events. Thursdays and Sundays we provide a free comedy show for our guests in our common area. Friday-Sunday our event coordinator takes guests out to pub-crawls and NYC hottest club scenes. Two bathrooms are located at the end of each corridor on every floor. We are located steps away from central park and subways that take you in the city. Your review is appreciated.

66%

my stay at jazz on the park was pretty good! some of the staff member are nice and helpful some of them are less helpful! My biggest disappointment was about the facilities... there is nothing to cook, no plates no forks, no knifes, nothing... even just to eat cereals its not possible you have to have your own spoon and bowl! thats really annoying! another annoying thing is that there are no plugs next to the beds! not really practical!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We apologize for the inconvenience you encountered during your stay. We do not advertise a kitchen, yet we do provide a fridge, microwave, and hot water dispenser. Plates and cutlery is available upon request at our front desk. Staff is available 24 hours to ensure our guests satisfaction. Thank you, your review is very much appreciated.

63%

The men's shower got a sign saying it was under construction 2 days before work actually began and there was a sign advising guests to use the women's shower... but no sign on the women's shower to warn them that guys might be barging in. Also, on day one I got something that looked an awful lot like a bedbug bite.

  • 18th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Everything was excellent, staff is very friendly, accommodation is comfortable and clean. Atmosphere is great and the location is very central. Great experience!!!!

  • 16th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the comfort of our hostel. Our staff always strives to ensure our guests satisfaction and have them leave with a memorable experience. Your review is very much appreciated.

71%

Rooms, at least on 5th floor, are really cold.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. We apologize for any inconveniences you may have encountered during your stay. Heating temperature is regulated by New York state, however, we do provide portable heaters upon request.

43%

Was cold all night, not enough blankets! my bed was not tidy, and there was one restroom for all the entire floor. Not clean and far away. It was somewhere that I won't go never!

  • 14th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iran
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We apologize for any inconveniences you encountered during your stay wit us. Our cleaning team arrives daily to ensure that ALL facilities are clean, tidy, and available for our guests at all times. We have 2 bathrooms located at the end of each corridor on each floor. All though the heating temperature is regulated by the state we still provide portable heaters and extra blankets upon request at our front desk. We appreciate your review, thank you!!

94%

I really enjoyed the young atmosphere and the friendliness of everyone there.


60%

I was recommended this place by a friend however the beds were super thin, the staff were rude and at times unhelpful and the location was ages away from anything. I also think its extremely overpriced for a hostel and for one that doesn't have a bathroom attached to rooms. I was also disappointed that when I complained about the women' bathroom door not shutting (so it was open when you showered) I was told "oh its okay, its a womans floor so it doesn't matter" and didn't plan to fix it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We apologize for any inconveniences you encountered during your stay with us. Two bathrooms are located at the end of each corridor on every floor. It is unfortunate that you were not able to enjoy our new spring-less mattresses. Our team strives to provide our clients with an excellent service and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Maintenance arrives daily to ensure that our facility is in great condition and available to our guests. We are located steps away from Central park.

83%

Uptown location near top end of Central Park so the neighborhood is quiet and more on the pretty side. 3 blocks or so from C train so easy to get where ever you need. You can also catch some buses by walking a few blocks north of the hostel. Had a 2 person room which was a bit tight on space but the bed was comfortable enough. I don't believe they supply locks for the locker but most experienced travelers have their own. Male/female shower rooms alternate by floor. There's no elevator so beware.


69%

Was pretty good - Haloween party on the Friday night was good fun. Double bunk rooms are rather small with very limited storage space. Quite pricey for the overall quality of the place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and took part of our Halloween event. Lockers are available in each and every room for personal valuable belongings such as laptops, passport, jewelry, and etc. Thank you for your kind review, it is very much appreciated.

60%

Bit of an odd vibe at this hostel. The location is good but there wasn't really that much going on apart from a violently average comedy show, we were dragged to and were the only 3 guests at it that night. The staff are fine but not that friendly. The only staff member to make effort was a guy called Omar who was a prince/michael jackson impersonator but i think even then it was just to show you videos of him dancing haha


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