The manager is shockingly, stunningly stupid. The rules are really odd..they are basically closed all the time The dorm room is furnished worse than the basement in a shelter. They let crazy people stay..seriously people they have blocked for psychotic behavior feel comfortable here On the plus side it is next to the bus station so it’s easy to leave.
This was a pleasant experience. We stayed in a private room with a private bath. The staff was very helpful as we arrived late at night yet they were very accommodating. This place is colorful, literally. Our room had crazy paintings on the walls and the towels and linens were equally bright. Our room had a full bath and a full size refrigerator as well. There was AC and for the price we will definitely stay again. Our only hang up was the check out process. There was no direction as we arrived late and at check out time the next morning there was no one around to direct us. We finally found a sign on a door telling us to drop our key there. There is also off street parking but it is limited. Regardless, for the price it was perfect and we will stay again.
Stayed overnight since we planned to spend 2 days hiking and rock climbing in New Paltz. Room was small, clean and cozy. Not recommended for extended stay (especially if you don’t like tight spaces) but good enough for a couple of nights. Lots of activity nearby and the town including shops, spas, restaurants, coffee shops and stores which were all buzzing at night. We returned at 10pm to obey the hostel curfew.
If you have never tried a hostel this is probably a good one to try. Depending on which room you request/get-you get your own bathroom and refridgerator. Stayed here for a hiking weekend and was a great inexpensive stay. They have some pretty awesome retro style furniture in the common room and the kitchen was clean. There is some pretty heavy "Irish Lace" in the corners of bedrooms but overall I was not disgusted by any dirt or unclean condition. They have a pretty cool statue of a Yeti out front which is great for pictures.The room was excessively hot which apparently we could not control-only drawback.
Boy, what a let down... I have stayed at this convenient and low key place a number of times and it was easy in, easy out and very clean, cool and hassel-free. This last visit was a nightmare - the girl who checked me in was literally insane - unfriendly, un-helpful, and so full of herself and the fact that she was the manager for the evening thatit was uncomfortable from the beginning... I have stayed there many times and after I got in, we went down the little hallway to the office - a 2' x 3' cubby off the hall - and she went to the computer to log me in; as she was trying to find my name I leaned in a few inches to see the screen (as I have done many times before with other managers) and she went ballistic, literally transforming instantly into your worst nightmare of a registration person! She freaked out, and in a very loud voice said to get out of the insanely small cubby I wasn't even in... the tension was insane and I tried to talk her back down but nothing could bring her back. She became Nurse Diesel, and showed me the room key and then went up the stairs to take me to the room. I told her she did not need to do that, I have stayed in this room before, and I know where it is... but she insisted, and now became beligerant and defensive. So we went up three flights to the room which she opened and then insisted on opening every drawer, every door and the bathroom, no matter that I tried to tell her I have been there many times and she needn't do this before but to no avail. On the way downstairs an hour later, I went out the front door to my can which was 50 feet away in the driveway, and I propped the door open for a moment, got my bag and came back in - this girl confronted me in the hall, and demanded to know how I got in - I told her that she had just checked me in, showed her my key and told her I went to my car for a minute to get my bag. She went crazy - she started screaming at me that I couldn't do that and that it was a violation of the rules (huh?) and I needed to use the back door and I'd better think about leaving. She'd cancel my three day reservation and refund my money. I said Ok, I'll think about it and went upstairs. 30 minutes later she was at the door, knocking loudly and insisting I needed to leave. This was so insane that I said I am not going anywhere - I had the res, there were no other accoms available, I had paid for this and done nothing wrong. So she went downstairs and reappeared 10 minutes later and had a phone with her and the owner was on the phone. I explained it all to him and added that if he really wanted me to leave I would, but there would be legal consequences since this girl had no basis for doing any of this and it was all on video and he should look at. He rang off, then the girl took the phone and vanished downstairs... Well, I ended up staying for the two days I had booked, but the Nurse Diesel girl was there for the weekend too, and it was uncomfortable and she did nothing to explain or apologize for her outrageous behavior... this was a dead weekend and there was nothing going on and no guests in the Hostel so it seemed to me an over the top reaction by a young, seriously affected person with an inability to handle responsible guest management... and I do not believe I will ever go back after this unfortunate experience. Avoid at all costs. So sorry...…
Two friends and I stayed for a night in a room with two bunks and a private bathroom. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. We were provide with a room key and a key to the hostel so that we were free to come and go without having to rely on anyone letting us into the hostel. The one recommendation I would make to the hostel would be to provide a white noise machine in the room because our room was small and bunk beds tend to creak upon exit, entry, and any amount of rolling over/shifting. Overall, it's a fine place to stay if you just need a place to sleep.
Hostel is clean and staff is nice. However there is a very annoying 10pm curfew. You will get locked out if you are not in by then. They give you no key to the building so you must ring the doorbell every time to be let in by the one staff person that is on duty from 2pm to 10pm. I loved the town however, would not stay here again because I felt I could not explore the area as I would have liked. Only having access to the hostel from 2pm-10pm is ridiculous and I believe there are many ways to change it to make it more easily accessible and inviting to travelers.
I got into town at 9:30pm on the bus from NYC, and after checking in and dropping my bags, asked where I could get some food. "Well, you have to be back by 10. You'll be locked out after that." Turns out dorm room guests don't get access to the building after 10, no exceptions. OK, well what about the next morning for breakfast? Any good recommendations? "Plenty, but be sure to take what you'll need for the day with you, there's no access to the building until 2pm." So it seems there's only an 8 hour of open access to the hostel if you're in the dorm room. Private rooms I'm told get room keys (they were full and I couldn't pay for the upgrade), and I suppose I could wait outside for another guest to let me in if needed, but seems quite a hassle. Is this standard for hostels around here? I'm used to curfews and quiet hours for shared accommodations, but this seems a bit extreme, is it not?…
Greeted upon arrival by Walter who was very nice and made me feel welcome. The hostel is basic but adequate. Kitchen is great. Some things could use a little TLC and/or investment, but it's par for the course with hostels. I unfortunately had a rude dorm-mate who had no concept of quiet hours, but that's the luck of the draw.
This is a residential house converted to a hostel/ student residence. The hostel has a central kitchen (fully equipped, complimentary tea, coffee and oats) and a living room, as well as several computers available for the guests. There is parking at the back yard. Staff is friendly and informative. We slept in room 3, which has a private bathroom. It has a double bed and a bunk bed, so it sleeps 4. The mattress on the double bed is really bad, with a depression in the middle. Room has AC (no remote control in the room when we were there, staff has it and said the system is new and in testing). The room is not very spacious, but it does the job. It is clean, but the paint is peeling off here and there. Overall I'd say the room is somewhat overpriced ($84)- I've slept in much better rooms for this price, but you'll pay that because there's no better value around. Value is not that great if you're just coming for a night's sleep. It's better value if you're staying a bit longer, in which case you'll appreciate the living room, kitchen, and in-house coin-operated laundry machines and dryer.…