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Reviews: thomaseinstein1917

Location Guinea-bissau, Age 69

  • thomaseinstein1917
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
HI NYC Hostel, New York, USA
24th Mar 2013

I agree that scale is pretty huge, so that you don't friend as easily as you would in a smaller place. That said, I liked the diverse clientele, and I felt like everyone was relatively friendly. There was a vague spring break cliquishness to some of the groups...

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • thomaseinstein1917
  • USA, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
21st Mar 2012

It's essentially clean but absolutely nothing beyond that. Spare, worn rooms and toilets, chipped tiles, a tub shower (like at home.) Blankets are clean but worn. Brusque staff, to different degrees, which is New York. Still, enough that I felt discouraged from asking "what's cool to see?" etc. One night I had a male singles room. There are two people living there who have been there for 30 years, rent control, grandfathered in. And do to room smell, dress gave it a flop house feel.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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