“ 239 Lenox Avenue, Harlem, Manhattan New York NY 10027. Tel: +1 212-666-0559. Fax:+1 212 663-5000. Double $18 per person. „
This hostel is a large building situated in lower Harlem a few blocks from 125th street subway station. The facilites are very poor with a small kitchen and eating area and a TV that has a very poor reception. when the rooms get full the owners decide to put people on the floor in the middle of the rooms, leaving a room of 8 people barely big enough for the 6 it is supposed to hold. The linen, when it is provided, is very basic and some people don't receive any sheets or pillows. The bathroom facilities are the worst I have seen, there is a bathroom on each of the 3 floors that has two showers (when they both work) that are used by around 20 people on each floor. The line for showers start at around 8.30 and are still there at 10 because some people spend upto 30 minutes each, one at a time in the bathrooms. The area is safe, we parked the car there for 3 nights full of stuff and it was fine. The local shops are very cheap, especially for beer. The only reason we stayed there for 3 nights was because we spent all day out and could not find any where else in the city for $20 or less. I would recommend staying outside of manhatten, just not here.