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Old 04-25-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
 
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Well I've had a placed booked in Uptown New York. Just got an email today saying they're not honoring my price with hostels.com, including the 10% downpayment. Luckily I opted for cancellation protection or whatever.

The hostel is called Highbridge House - Uptown.

Regardless, I am in need of a hostel. The closer to downtown the better, and the less in a room the better. I'm not looking at paying over 50 dollars a night, but if I can find a private or semiprivate for that price, I'll take it.


May 7 - 10(3 nights)

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Good luck with New York bro. Its mad expensive. I know there is the Big Apple Hostel right in the center of the city, Times Square area. It didnt look too appealing when I walked past the other night. I actually couldnt even tell if it was open. Maybe try couchsurfing?
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I would recommend either Jazz on Lenox or Jazz on the Villa. Neither are downtown, however. They are both located in Harlem. They are inexpensive, clean, and fun. Jazz on Lenox is more of a "party" hostel and Jazz on the Village is quieter. Both have full kitchens. Jazz on Lenox offers a free breakfast until 9 AM in the morning (cereal & such). I don't know if Jazz on the Villa does. I've stayed at Jazz on Lenox countless times in the past year & a half.

Don't let the Harlem location scare you. For starters, New York City is VERY safe (though as with any big city, you should still keep your wits about you). Also, not to sound sexist, but you're a male and have slightly less safety concerns than the average woman. Both hostels are only several blocks from the subway, and that is along Lenox Avenue which has activity at ALL hours of the day & night (so it's not like you're walking alone down a dark street). Jazz on Lenox is at 128th, practically on the corner while Jazz on the Villa is about halfway down the block on 129th. The subway is the 2/3 which runs express during most hours so in 5 stops (maybe 10 minutes), you're at Times Square. Let me know if you decide to book into either one and I can give you more tips regarding the neighborhood they are in.
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I just realized I didn't post prices. Jazz on Lenox is $19 a night ($21.55 with tax) and Jazz on the Villa is $18 (so about $20 with taxes).
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I ended up going with 5th Avenue Spot, just north of Central Park.

Should be interesting, it was also dirt cheap. http://www.hostels.com/en/availabili...elNumber.27811

No idea about the neighborhood, but I'm not exactly a small guy. Hopefully that counts for something haha.
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I stayed at Jazz in the city which was pretty good. It's like a 30-45 min walk to times square but pretty decent place. Uptown. Really easy to get downtown via subway...rigt there. I reccommend.
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I ended up going with 5th Avenue Spot, just north of Central Park.

Should be interesting, it was also dirt cheap. http://www.hostels.com/en/availabili...elNumber.27811

No idea about the neighborhood, but I'm not exactly a small guy. Hopefully that counts for something haha.
Andrew - That's in Harlem, several (as in, 2/3) blocks from the hostels I recommended...so if you'd like any information about the neighborhood, PM me.

Clever of them, naming it the 5th Avenue Spot.
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I stayed at Jazz in the city which was pretty good. It's like a 30-45 min walk to times square but pretty decent place. Uptown. Really easy to get downtown via subway...rigt there. I reccommend.
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That's where I'll likely be staying now when in NYC since my friend who worked at Jazz on Lenox is now the manager of Jazz on the City. Isn't the rooftop terrace awesome? And Franck is gonna be DJing out there some nights...it's gonna be quite the party.
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The Chelsea Center is straight up decent - I stayed there in spring 2006.

Very lively area - right in the heart of the east village. It's something like $25 a night, can't complain.

http://www.hostelz.com/hostel/17397-Chelsea-Center

I would recommend =)

They close the downstairs section at night, but if someone is snoring if your room, you can always sneak downstairs and sleep on those big comfy couches
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I stayed at the broadway hostel. It was really good value actually! very clean! They actually change the sheets everyday even if you aren;t checking out that day! no hostel does that! anyways i believe it was $18--bargain
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I stayed here and kinda liked it...

http://www.centralparkhostel.com/
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