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Reviews of Jazz on West 87th Youth Hotel

Hostel | 201 W 87th Street, New York City, New York, USA NY 10024

70.3% Overall Rating

313 out of 457 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/06/2015)

"The location was nice and we had a private room for the two of us with a private bathroom where both were clean q.b."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please Note: The NYS/NYC tax is 14.75% of the room rate plus $3.50 /per night service fee. This needs to be paid upon arrival. Sorry: No NYS and NYC residents.

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70.3%

Overall Rating

313 out of 457 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Jazz on West 87th Youth Hotel'

Atmosphere
65.6%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
57.6%
Cleanliness
60.0%
Staff
78.4%
Value
73.6%
Safety
74.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the location Staff were very helpful & nice

Disliked: Cleanliness could've been better - there was a leak in the roof of our washroom

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

21 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was nice and we had a private room for the two of us with a private bathroom where both were clean q.b.

Disliked: The bathroom in the room was too small, you couldn't almost use the restroom and the shared one was dirty.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

katie dale

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2015 katie would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were good value for money and it was in a good location. If like me you aren't too bothered with niceties it is OK for a few nights. The staff are lovely and really helpful.

Disliked: It needs some general repair and cleaning. The bathrooms are run down and need some serious cleaning but were OK with flip flops on.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Hayley Shields

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2015 Hayley would recommend this property

Liked: The location and proximity to the subway was great. The air conditioner in the rooms were also a definite life saver.

Disliked: I stayed on the second floor and there were only two washrooms. One had a burnt out lightbulb leaving us all to the one bathroom after dusk.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Michelle Edmondson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

07 June 2015

Liked: Staying in a classic building in a great location, close to subway

Disliked: No wifi apart from kitchen/lounge. The place isn't clean nor safe. Two shared bathrooms on my floor; one with no curtain on the window (with a glass panel between shower and window) and nil water projection with a broken soap dispenser, second with nil light and has a growing hole in ceiling from wet rotting. Room window had large hole beside air conditioner making the room hot and easy access for bugs and birds. Room swipe keys are not room specific; able to open multiple doors and therefore no protection. Not all lockers able to be locked. Kitchen doesn't even have a toaster.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Aryma Ada de Aguiar Braga

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 June 2015 Aryma Ada would recommend this property

Liked: - It has an elevator (rare thing in NYC); - The bedroom on 1st floor (102) is really good, if you can, book this one!! - The guys from the front desk are very helpful, specially Arthur, you can always count on him; - 3 subway lines really close to the hostel (1, C e D); - If you need to print something, the have printers (you'll have to pay for it but it's not so expensive); - Close to Central Park; - The price is OK for Manhattan.

Disliked: - Most of the bathrooms have a big window right in front of the shower and the sanitary so be careful with that, specially if you're on the 3th floor; - WIFI only on first floor; - Upper West Side is beautiful but extremely expensive, there's no much thing to do over there and it's far from Downtown NYC, which is the best part; - Some of the staffs are really rude and stressful, specially the lady that cleans the stuffs, she is ALWAYS on a bad mood; - The "breakfast" (if you can really call it that) is the wrost ever, only bread, sometimes they put butter and sometimes they put coffee instead tea. - There's no forks, spoons or knifes after the breakfast, if you need to cook after this time you'll need to have your own things to do it. Even if you ask they won't give anything to you. - The laundry costs 2 dollars, each machine, which is pretty expensive considering that I used to pay less when I was living on UES. And if you dont have Tide they sell one cup of it also for 2 dollars. - It's easy to see cockroaches in the bedrooms and bathrooms.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

28 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It clean and organized.

Disliked: Breakfast could start at 7 instead of 8.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Eunice Damaris García Zavala

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 April 2015 Eunice Damaris would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms are for 2 people so there is enough space, breakfast is ok but for the price they could offer more. The area is super nice, very close from subway and the Museum of natural History, but far from midtown.

Disliked: It's an old building and elevators are so small, it's difficult to get in with your luggage and the doors are so heavy and hard to open. It's super expensive, I paid like 65 dollars per night and it's too much for what they offer, but I think it's the same in NYC.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lorraine Akasiobi

Alone

Business / conference

23 April 2015 Lorraine would recommend this property

Liked: It's actually a good and secure environment and the staff are friendly and eager to please and satisfy guests

Disliked: Lorraine left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Myrna Stewart

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2015 Myrna would recommend this property

Liked: Great location

Disliked: Myrna left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Natcha kaemnirat

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

06 January 2015

Liked: I love wifi and bathroom

Disliked: The sound in my room has come out from steel pipe. I don't know why it has noise all night.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2015

Liked: I like that it is close to the subway

Disliked: The heat did'nt work and the staff could'nt do anything about it.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Leonid Rapoport

With friends / other travellers

City break

28 December 2014 Leonid would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff and excellent value for money make this hotel an excellent choice for a stay at NYC. Would come back.

Disliked: Although the breakfast is between 8AM and 10AM, after 8:30AM there is nothing left.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

henry gonzalez

Alone

Visiting friends or family

27 December 2014 henry would recommend this property

Liked: I like the location and the service great 1

Disliked: The bathroom needs to b update

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

BIKASH MAZUMDER

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 December 2014 BIKASH would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Unclean toilets

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2014

Liked: I liked the location. The staff was really friendly.

Disliked: It was really old and with a lot of things broken (like floor, walls, ceiling) and the worst was that everything was quite dirty. No curtain in the restroom window. The bed wasn't in good condition. The lockers are too small. It is supossed that american breakfast is included. They only offer white bread, butter (a piece for everyone) and fruit jelly. Even the milk is a big bottle of powdered milk. There is only a table for every one to have breakfast.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

SABRINA GERPE OLIVERI

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2014 SABRINA would recommend this property

Liked: The room was exactly as described; the staff was very helpful, polite and always friendly; the location was perfect, just a block away from the metro station, and with various restaurants and pubs close by. There was a laundry room available and a spacious comunal room.

Disliked: The bathroom available was a shared one, I would have prefered a private one; but it was always clean, so it was alright.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, 2 people in a room, nice basement lounge with huge TV, hi speed internet without any connection breaks, nice stuff

Disliked: there is no sign outside, it looks like apartment building

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

01 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Muy buena ubcación!!

Disliked: Muy pobre el desayuno peor la verdad estuvo todo muy bien, recomendable

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: :)

Disliked: -

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Hannah Shackleford

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2014 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great.

Disliked: There wasn't much character.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

francesco falcioni

Alone

City break

16 August 2014 francesco would recommend this property

Liked: location, multilingual staff, very clean

Disliked: nothing really

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

24 July 2014

Liked: Only the location

Disliked: THE STAFF WERE VERY BRUSQUE AND THE GENERAL STANDARDS OF THE PLACE LEFT MUCH TO BE DESIRED

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

22 July 2014

Liked: close to Central Park, close to subway

Disliked: old building, doors slamming, not extremely clean, did not feel safe to leave bags in room