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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2012

The hostel is clean and tidy and secure ... so ticks all the boxes but lacks something. The prices are very reasonable considering where you are but it is not an ideal place for single travellers as there is no real community within the place. The hostel itself is very difficult to find initially and I ended up going through... More 

1 Thank Anthony L
Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2011

quite clean, definitely no bedbugs, common bathroom got cleaned many times a day, so that you can't actually notice it ever gets dirty or even used. rooms have nothing, but a bed and tv (no wardrobes, nothing) blankets - are very thin, so it gets quite cool in the night. You can always pay for a warm blanket, but wth?... More 

2 Thank NikitaPG
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2011

Booked this online as it promised to be a clean affordable stay in NYC. I have stayed in hostels in the city before and know fully well that yo get what you pay for so I wasn't expecting anything even close to special..... But what I experienced her was beyond belief. Firstly, the address it claims is not the entrance.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2011

I know staying in NY is expensive, but If you have some respect for yourself, don't stay at Candy Hostel! It's cheap, but doesn't worth it. We stayed there for 4 nights. We first got a dirty room infested with bed bugs and cockroaches. When we noticed the blood spots on the sheets and the bite marks on our arms... More 

1 Thank vanessa_rossi
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 May 2011

I wouldn’t recommend this hostel to anyone! Not worth the money at all! The staff is not helpful at all and very arrogant! The beds are very small and uncomfortable. The bathrooms on our floor stank of urine and hot water is obviously not included in the price, had to take a cold shower the last day... See for yourself... More 

1 Thank Travelgirl188590
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2011

The beds and bathrooms are very, very small but clean and we didn't encounter any vermin, but this isn't a hotel to stay in if you want to do anything more than sleep in a bed and wash yourself in the bathroom. For example, it is totally beyond me why anyone would come to NYC and then sit in the... More 

4 Thank tetley_stquentin
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2011

From the main site (http://www.candynyc.com/): Cinema room : disgusting FREE soap : tiny bar in the bathroom One block from Subway : actually 2 blocks Free Subway and Bus maps : ran out FREE WiFi (wireless internet) : NOT FREE - $8 dollars a day Not a social hostel. No events during the start of the week. Hot water wasn't... More 

2 Thank MLai87
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2011

could not find it to begin, reception not helpful rooms tiny not clean, broken locks

1 Thank helenism_11
Largo, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2011

im not sure if they have Bed Bugs because i didn't see any but the receptionist told me they did but they treated them humm idk. i would only recommend this hostel to a party person or someone who just doesn't care. the first couple of nights the heat wasn't working, the guy at the desk told me to check... More 

1 Thank moody41223
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2010

My first trip to America and we arrived at the Candy hostel about 10pm at night only to be told we had to walk 5 blocks away to their sister property the chocolat hostel. The staff at the candy hostel were beyond rude and offered no assistance as to which way we even had to walk. we were terrified holding... More 

1 Thank lauzb88

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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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Additional Information about Candy Hostel

Address: 316 W 95th St, New York City, NY 10025-6101
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
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Number of rooms: 25
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“This hostel has several rooms in different building around the block. You should only stay on the main one. Otherwise, the experience can be a nightmare.”
 of 5 bubbles AnaManzana, 2 Aug 2012 | Read review
“I didn't have chance to see the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles mylocalguideistanbul, 28 Jul 2012 | Read review
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