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New York HOSTEL review: Vanderbilt YMCA

I stayed here for 5 nights with a friend and i wasnt overly impressed.
Its cheap accommodation and you get what you pay for but i wouldnt stay here again, i would spend the extra money and stay somewhere nicer.
the rooms are ridiculously small!!
i was aware of this when booking and figured it would be fine but once you actually get there its terrible. We hardly had enough room to fit our suitcases in the room.
Unfortunately for me i got sick so spent much more time in the room than i planned at which point i really regretted the accommodation choice.
My first night there i woke up in the morning which a huge rash on my wrist. It looked like i had been bitten by something, i had seven big bite marks.
the wifi is a joke. hardly worked in our room at all, we had to stand on the street to use it.
spend the extra money!

Overall
2
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
3
Facilities
2
Service
3

Los Angeles HOTEL review: Hollywood Downtowner Inn

This place was such a nice surprise.
I stayed here for 2 nights with a friend. It was our first stop in the states after a 14 hour flight from Sydney.
They let us check into our room early as they could obviously see how tired we were for which i was very appreciative.
The room is really big considering what you are paying. Private bathroom was great.
We had 2 double beds when i was certain i only booked 1 which was also a nice surprise.
walking distance to the main attractions in hollywood (20 minutes) but its a straight road so you really cant get lost.
I think the hotel is bordering on a bad area but we didnt run into any trouble being there.
There isnt a lot a security in the hotel which worried me a little, someone could actually walk off the street to your door if they really wanted to but we didnt have any problems.
I would recommend this place to anyone!

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

Boston HOSTEL review: 40 Berkeley Hostel

I stayed here for 5 nights with a friend while we were travelling around the states.
I really liked the location. Its in Boston's Back Bay which appeared to be a really nice area (really pretty too).
Close to everything you could need - bars, restaurants and about a $10 cab ride down to the wharf.
A lot of people have complained in the reviews about it being a home for the elderly. I did run into a few elderly people which i assume live there but i really dont feel its something to complain about. There were equal amounts of young people there. The staff were friendly. They host a few events and theres always information around the hotel about things to go out and do. They offer cheaper admission to tourist attractions in the area. Ive also read people complaining about the wifi which i dont understand. I stayed on the 7th floor and found the wifi great, so great that we were watching movies online when we went to bed.
I didnt really feel comfortable in the bathrooms, they arnt very private but i guess it just depends on what your standards are.
I would recommend this place to anyone! super cheap accommodation in a over priced city. If i was to go back to Boston i would definitely stay here again.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
2
Service
5

San Francisco HOTEL review: North Beach Hotel

I stayed here with a friend for 2 nights.
It appears to be in a bad area although i didn't actually run into any trouble whilst being there.
Decent location - close to the piers and fisherman's wharf.
The rooms are small but not that small that you would complain about it.
The shower and toilet are singles so you do get a fair bit of privacy.
The front desk requires a $30 deposit on arrival which i wasn't aware of. It wasn't a problem but i feel it should be advertised a little clearer.
In the conditions to stay there it states you arnt allowed to watch the TV in the room (i assume they meant after a certain hour) but i heard TV's going all night which were really loud.
Im young so i don't care but if you're looking to get a decent night sleep you might have a problem with it.
$60+ cab ride from the airport.
Overall it was fine accommodation and really cheap but i probably wouldn't have stayed there longer than 2 nights.

Overall
3
Location
1
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
3