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La Sienna Reviews

241 West 123rd Street, New York, USA

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89%

Rating
433 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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57%

It was way too hot inside the room, toilet and bathroom! There was no ac or you had to pay for it extra!


97%

It was a very nice place to stay. The hostel in general was very clean specially the bathrooms. If I come back to NY I'll stay again in La Sienna.

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Yvette was a Perfect host. Our room was about 1/3 the cost of the Marriott and larger. 9 private rooms, all 1 bed, table and chairs, tv, closet , access to a full kitchen, tea,(1suite w kitchen.) We overlooked quiet residential street and a lovely tree. There are 9 rooms sharing 2 toilets and 1 shower. No problem except from 6-8am and 7-9pm. Subway 2blocks away with a police station in between. We came home at 12a.m. just fine. .. 10 min.walk to Columbia. CASH ONLY.

  • 18th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

I was so blessed to have stayed in La Sienna. I will share this hostel to all my family, relatives and friends who will visit NY someday. I will definitely come back to this Hostel. The owner is exceptionally accomodating and kind. Thank you so much for all your support and kindness. God bless

  • 27th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Our stay in La Sienna was really nice. We get some tips on cheap (but still delicious) local food, as well as on the neighbourhood and the NY public transport. The room was quite big and clean, the kitchen was quite good equipped. I don't think that you can get this quality for this price anywhere else in New York.


91%

Great location in terms of being near the express train stop (125th). Yvette answered any questions we had and when we feedback shower was unclean she immediately cleaned it for us. Bathroom is shared with numerous rooms so be prepared to wait a little for a shower if the rooms are full. Didn't impact on us much because we slept late most days. Wifi signal a little weak on highest floor but manageable. Good kitchen facilities. Would recommend for a stay in New York.


94%

I loved my stay at La Sienna. The communal facilities (shower, toilet and kitchen) were always kept clean, and the room was very comfortable. If there was a sink in the room that would be even better, but that's a minor quibble and the place is excellent value. The landlady Yvette runs the place well and the location is fantastic for transportation, with numerous subway lines in walking distance. There's also lots to explore in Harlem too.


100%

Definitely enjoyed the stay...felt like staying with family. Yvette is fantastic, and (thank you!) recommended great local places to eat! Wonderful experience. Cannot imagine a place that would make me feel so "at home" in NY!!!

  • 1st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

The rooms in this Hotel are really nice and definitifly worth the Money. A good Supermarket ("Best market") is nearby and the Prices in Harlem are low (in comparision to the rest of NY). The kitchen in "LaSienna" is good too.


100%

We truly enjoyed our stay at La Sienna and would highly recommend it to others.

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Yvette is a great host and her home is lovely. Harlem is a great neighbourhood and it is quick and easy to get to central manhattan. Highly recommended


89%

This little hotel/hostel is located in a great area, near the A-train, good restaurants, delis and bars. Our room was cosy and of a good size. The place felt very safe. Comfortable beds


100%

Very relaxed and peaceful place to stay.


83%

Freunde hatten uns "La Sienna" empfohlen, und wir haben es nicht bereut... Friends recommended "La Sienna" and we didn't regret it... Yvette was very good company, clear, caring and helpful with all questions, we liked the style of the house, and the fact that it is in steady progress, it was a nice neighbourhood and fairly close to the Station of Harlem from where we could go everywhere. A+S

  • 7th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Nice surrounding, if you don't want to see the usual Downtown-Manhattan-Stuff... A movie theatre right in the neighbourhood, Popeye's, Subways and Kennedy's Fried Chicken (yeah, Kennedy is right) just around the corner... With Express-trains A or 2 you can be at Penn-Station within less than15 mins. You'll enjoy your stay, if you don't want to see NYC like every tourist. A very friendly and helpful host and you'll get your sleep, if you need. LA SIENNA = the quietest place, I ever slept in NY.


54%

I didn't have any bad experience, but I feel like you could get much more from your money. The location is not exactly centric or nice, the building is old, and the rooms are small.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Where in New York do you get to stay in manhattan for $68 and have a private room. Free coffee, tea and WIfi. The building is called prewar and has original moldiing. If you want modern setting this is not it. He probably booked without looking at the pictures. Nothing is misrepresented. I asked how he was doing, make sure he had enough heat. But he never spoke up. Once he saw the room he could have walked out. Instead he internalized everything and took it out on his comments.



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