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Dexter House Hostel

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 December 2010

A DANGEROUS DUMP. Illegal as a tourist hotel as of May 2011. These are single apartments chopped up into rooms with no space between them or hallway to speak of. Obviously permanent residents haved live there for decades and the so called 'suites" are erratically laid out. They also smell badly probably due to their close proximity. The bathrooms were...

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Rugby, UK
Reviewed 29 October 2010

Our main criteria for accommodation for our five night stay was to have a private bathroom and be no more than ten mins via subway to all the major sights. I stumbled across Dexter House Hotel and at $240 for a five night stay with a private bathroom, we thought we would take a risk. We were however unsure what...

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 7 October 2010

Of course it's a hostel so don't expect great service or comfort. I dreaded going there since I had read so many bad comments about it. But come on, for $25/night, you can't be too harsh. The overall cleanliness is ok (except for the bathrooms that are hardly cleaned). The rooms are pretty spacious with usually a fridge or TV...

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2010

Due to a monumental cock up by the Broadway Hotel and Hostel, I was forced to spend a night at the Dexter House Hotel last year. Before I went, a friend who used to work for STA travel said "Whatever you do, don't stay at Dexter House'. Unfortunately, I had no Day weekend. choice as every other mid-level hotel room...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2010

I had read about this hostel on TripAdvisor and despite some really shocking reviews, I was willing to give it a go for the sake of some cheap accommodation in an expensive city. I didn't expect much so thought we'd be ok. However, on arrival, having travelled for 12 hours on a train from Toronto, we encountered easily the rudest...

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wales
Reviewed 20 June 2010

from the outside the place looks quite nice, but tis a facade: this place was absolutley disgusting. The rooms were dirty and very bare, the beds didnt look very clean and weren't comfortable, which meant i had hardly any sleep. The door to the room wouldnt open, and the place smelt. There was broken glass in the stairway. You had...

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wales
Reviewed 5 April 2010

This is the worst, dirtyest place ever. Was unsafe there, beds were not made, evrything was dirty. People were living illegally in this dump. The staff were unhelpfull, doores did not unlockwe had a hole in our window, where we could hear evrything that happened put side, we had a rusty uncleaned bathroom where we found blood in the bath....

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2010

I stayed here on my first ever overseas trip. I'd read alot about how expensive it was to stay in New York, and viewed some reviews of Dexter before arriving. I expected the worst. We got a (double) bed (were expecting a twin so had to share with my friend) in a pretty small room (the bed was against the...

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Leeds, UK
Reviewed 4 November 2009

I stayed in this "hotel" twice in early 2008. I think I can offer something of an explanation for the pretty diverse range of scores here. I stayed here twice, in three different rooms, and found a very diverse range of conditions. Obviously, this is a very cheap place (by NY standards) on the upper west side, so it's not...

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west yorkshire
Reviewed 3 November 2009

Not being the richest of travelers I sought out the cheapest hotel, I'd read some poor reviews but it wasn't so bad, I had a double bed, fridge, microwave, cable tv, shower and toilet, as I was on the 15th floor the water pressure wasn't the highest, It's better to take an off peak shower to get decent water pressure....

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Address: 345 W 86th St, New York City, NY 10024-3113
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Price Range: $84 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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Dexter House New York
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