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La Sienna Reviews

241 West 123rd Street, New York, USA

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410 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Very relaxed and peaceful place to stay.


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)


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.


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.

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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.


Yvette was very helpful and accommodating. We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The location is ideal with a very short walk to the subway station, Harlem shops on 125th, supermarket and food as well as it being a very short distance on the subway to Manhatten and away from all of the crowds in Manhatten. Only very minor complaint was that sometimes the wifi didn't work and other nights it worked fine.


This small hostel is located in south Harlem. It is directly located to a metro station, so you can reach the center of Manhattan within 15min taking the express metro. We stayed in the middle floor. There is a small kitchen you share with the other people in that floor. The same is for the bathroom. Our room itself was small and had bad air. The bed is directly next to the heater. When the heater was off, it got cold in the night, when it was switched on, it got very hot. OK for a short trip.

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They booked a share kitchen and bathroom not private. It is made clear on the website. I always tell my guests if something is not right please let me know and allow me the opportunity to make it right. . If you are cold speak up. If the bathroom is not clean please let me know right away The rooms and bathrooms are steamed cleaned at a high temperature to disinfect all othe the rooms and beddings and my toilets sparkle. This is your vacation please speak up.


Perfect location in harlem. Two blocks from the 125th station which brings you downtown very fast with the express trains. (A C E line). Excellent coffe and tea shop around the corner!


This is the second time I spend some days at La Sienna and I will definitely go back there. I really like the atmosphere. Yvette is a very kind person and she is always helping you and giving you advice. La sienna is located near of the bus stop to laguardia airport and near of 2 metro stations. There is a lot of good places around the hostel. I really enjoy spending my vacations there.


So helpful, really nice caretaker, best value for the money in Manhattan. Right near the Apollo theater and really close to the subway. Very homey, access to shared kitchen. Sweet cats and dog. Great for couples


We stayed at La Sienna with a group of twelve friends, so we occupied almost all rooms and we were able to share the kitchens and bathrooms. Yvette was a wonderful host: she made us feel at home immediately and she helped us tremendously by supplying breakfast stuff. If we visit NY again, we will definitely stay at La Sienna. The neighbourhood is safe, and the subway station 125th Street (express line A) is only 5 minutes away from La Sienna.

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