Overall very good place to stay, short or longer term it looked like. Less of a hotel, more of a studen halls feel to it. Breakfast was great, as were Oscar night activities; near Back Bay & Prudential Tower; very good.
For a great B&B experience in DC, Aunt Beas is highly recommended. Classic B&B style, with lovely large rooms and ample space. Nice local neighborhood, with a great Chinese take-out next door. Staff friendly & helpful. Overall, highly recommended.
Great location, good breakfast, free wifi downstairs, it's a series of buildings & the one we were in was fairly quiet- if a little cramped (welcome to NYC). But the area is excellent & the price cannot be beaten. It's a proper hotel, even if the rooms are basic & en suite was good, no cop-outs. Lockers are easy to use & useful (but make sure your ticket prints correctly!). Well worth the money, even if it's not the nicest place you'll ever stay.
Did the job, a little overly hot & the thermostat was not operational, the noise from the street sometimes was over-bearing & we were in the basement, so no natural light, but no complaints.
Having spent a few nights in ISC hostel on West 88th St. the previous week; I had a decent point of comparison. I'm still unimpressed by HI's policy on charging you to use a PC for the internet, again - it's the 21st Century. There was no way to charge my phone & have it near my top bunk - & there wasn't enough power-points. The room was stuffy & overly light to sleep in, & the corridors loud. The shop across the street is a front for a drug dealers, which was a touch unnerving. 5/10- go to ISC!
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My night was ruined by an inconsiderate guest who openly acknowledged a severe snoring problem - but there was little else to the hostel. I for one, am not a fan of Hostel International's internet policy - this is the 21st Century, everywhere else would give you some time for free, especially considering all tourists to Portland are serviced by Rail or Air (both requiring Online check-in. There was barely the ability to make breakfast, not provided, & there was nothing else to the hostel.
The best Hostel I've stayed in by a comfortable distance. The bed designs were very well laid out, the free make your own breakfast was top-notch, free internet on demand, or WiFi if you wanted it made life in Seattle very pleasant. The staff were very friendly & expertly knowledgeable in Real Seattle, rather than tourist traps they been paid to advertise for (like most Hostel staff). Everything you needed was onsite, everything else was on your doorstep. Cannot speak highly enough of this place
Great Hostel - Good location (quite, but close links to everywhere else in Manhattan); 10 minutes free internet does most jobs (checking mail & flights), if not, there's enough Wifi to hack around the area. All in all a very solid hostel, much better than the Hostel International I stayed in a week later, for half the price. If you're having trouble deciding - pick this Hostel, they won't do anything to make you regret it.
The building genuinely had the charm of something out of Delicatessen, in a positive, very real Parisian way. The facilities were non-existent, but you have Montmartre on your doorstep - with a Supermarket, restaurants, cocktail bars & Place De Clichy within a couple of minutes walk. The staff on the whole were pleasant, with the exception of the night-receptionist, who was quite insistent on being paid in cash at 2 in the morning; a short trip to an ATM not a problem for a 6"2 man like myself.