The hostel is near (10 min by walk) the union Station. But there is not much around just offices or hotels. The furniture is old and not nice but ok. Bath is on the floor for all rooms together! To get some food, find shops the next is chinatown about 20 min away.
This hostel is the best! Amazing and helpful staff, great rooms (16 bed dorm) and very clean. On saturday and sunday free crawl breakfast. The hostel is located about 10 min by walk to the centerbut buses/subway are 2 min away. Every day are events organized from the hostel.
I only stay for one night. But it's a clean hostel, next to the subway station. If you don't want to be inside Manhattan it's a great deal. But the traffic in the morning from street and subway can wake you up.