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NYC Summer Dorms Reviews

1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, New York, USA

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71%

Rating
251 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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100%

Cheap accommodation with people of all lines of work, really strict policies and no communal activists or help with anything but cheap accommodation, right.


97%

Great place for that short getaway to the city. Very accessible to all the hottest places.

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The shared bathroom is never great, but it was fine using it. The building was secure and close to the subway. You can get to all the great sights in minutes.

  • 7th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

The location of the hostel and the security were ideal, and for how much it is, you get what you paid for. I did have some problems with the hostel- there wasn't much of an atmosphere in the hostel, which might be because it is also home to students taking summer classes and not just travellers. The wifi was also intermittent- I had to log in repeatedly throughout the day. Towels are not provided, the air con was okay and the linens did not include a comforter or blanket.


91%

It's on a beautiful campus, and there's plenty of lawn to lay out and enjoy the sun. It felt like I was in an Ivy League school, but in reality I was in New York! The location was amazing and convenient. I originally had qualms about staying in Brooklyn, but amazingly it was just one stop to Soho and downtown Manhattan. This place is amazing!

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Horrible mattress!! They don't clean the showers area.


46%

This was in no way what was expected from the photos! The room I was given had mold along the skirting boards, not one mirror and no functioning blinds so at 5 am we would all be woken up with the sun blinding us. I was given a tiny towel and apparently the laundry facilities had run out of "student cards" so I couldn't even use it and they couldn't advise on the closest laundry mat either. The staff were lovely especially security which was very tight, I did feel safe.

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

Taking into account that are rooms for 4 people, and additional effort in cleanliness should be done. I did not see any trash basket or where to put the garbage


31%

Absolutely terrible. Nothing like the pictures.


100%

The location is perfect, close to subway station and a walking distance to both Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. I definitely recommend the place. It worths every penny.


51%

The staff weren't very helpful and insisted we could only check in after a certain time and that we could leave our bags in the hallway with no security. We finally got in the room and the rubbish left by the people before us was still beside the bed. Additionally the mattresses were quite uncomfortable as you could feel the springs and the blinds were broken. The airconditioning was incredibly noisy. The rooms were not at all as pictured as they had 4 beds in a room and they didn't fit well.


69%

The location is excellent and price-wise it is impossible to get a better deal in NYC. But the place is dir-ty, floors are supposedly swept on Thursday (the day I arrived), but piles of hair, food and dust were all over the place. The building security is great with the whole QR code system, but inside the dorms, there's no place to put your valuables cause the safes don't work. Fridges are only available in some rooms and not in others, and that thing downstairs should NOT be called a kitchen.


20%

This reservation was nacelles by the hostel due to overbookings made through third party vendors. I have contacted hostelworld about refunding my deposit and no one has returned a response!!!

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Nice and safe student dormitories. Located next to subway stop.


37%

I was disappointed with NYC Summer Dorms. My accommodation was nothing like the pictures online and the cleanliness was exceptionally poor. I found the staff to be uninterested at best and rude at worst. For a business that promotes itself to young people undertaking internships I found it unacceptable that NYC Summer Dorms were unable to provide an ironing board and iron. My room was so filthy I checked out early and was told in no uncertain terms that they do not provide refunds.


57%

Everything was dirty all time, especially the bathrooms. Some of the staff wasn't friendly. There is no storage space for luggage.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

The dorms are cheap and clean but nothing to shout about - functional and close to the metro. The subway on campus was closed so there really is nothing but a bed - having said that, the price is right and I will return again.


49%

They never asked for my ID when I arrived. If you get there before check-in time, they leave your luggage in the corridor, unattended. There are no lockers to leave your belongings when you go out. They never go inside the rooms to clean it, so if you are unlucky to share the room with someone who's really not into a clean space, like I did, you're in a lot of trouble.


46%

Door lock was broke on our room for the entire stay meaning anyone could simply walk into our room. Internet was poor and the staff gave is terrible advice in regard to where to go to eat.


71%

Great choice if you're just looking for a place to sleep/shower. The price is much better than Manhattan hostels and it's right beside a subway station. There are no lockers, like i expected, so you need to leave your things on the closet with no locks. Overall, good experience

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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