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A very blustery flight took us away from our last bit of heat and sunshine towards New York, the final stop before home. We were very shocked to be greeted to fog and trees without any leaves on them, having missed our cold old English winter this year. First to tick off on the New York 'to do' list, was riding the A Train from JFK to Manhattan …
Up bright and early this morning (at least we heard Linda asking if we were getting up), then we all got out of bed at least an hour later than that.
Headed straight to Subway and got the usual coffee and cake / muffin to start the day off. Must add at this point that the temps are extremely FREEZING when the rain drizzles and the wind picks up …
Well, that was how Wyan described it through the window in the plane on our descent (granted, it was at the end of winter so there wasn't much green around and the color of the Hudson river is very poo-like). After landing we were exposed to the typical stereotype of New york drivers from airport to hostel - somewhat aggressive and a little nuts. …
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To really be called true tourists, we still had to visit one of the most famous monuments on earth: the statue of Liberty. So once again, the alarm rang early as we feared long queues to get in the ferry. In fact, we had to wait more than an hour in the sun before getting aboard and twenty more minutes to get through a security check that was even …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Candy Hostel New York City
We booked the candy hostel last minute and didnt know what to expect. to begin with it has a pretty good location. Its one block from braodway, which has subway stations, restraunts and bars.
Nothing sweet about this hostel!
Staff were appalling, they wouldn't give us any extra pillows or blankets and were most unfriendly. We paid $88 for a room you couldn't swing a cat in and the shared bathrooms were dirty. There didn't seem to be any security either. I would not recommend this hostel to anyone.
Have a Sweet day
Little did I know that death would stalk me at THE CANDY HOSTEL. It is a truly bizarre place that inside is a cross between Count Prospero's castle in MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH and the dorm in SUSPERIA. Most of the staff was about as scary as well. All that was missing was Joan Bennett and the barbed wire room.
If you like elevators that brake down or are slow to arrive, itchy and uncomfortable beds, shared room keys, bunks that tip over, $5 locker fees, squeaky, off-the-hinged doors, a maze of angled hallways, doors and staircases that would delight a gerbil but confuse a traveler, no coordinated activities (as in other hostels) as well as no interaction between guests (because of the free Wi-Fi), and if you like incompetent/ultra-shady staffers...then, perhaps, this is the place for you.
DO NOT EVER EVER GO NEAR THE CANDY HOSTEL! ITS GOT RATS, IS VERY DIRTY & THEIR POLICY IS "NO REFUNDS".
Dissatisfied with Candy Hostel
Candy hostel has very bad customer service and the manager in the front desk was very unfriendly. The linen was not clean and had yellw spots on it. Do not recommend others to stay in this hostel.
All you had to do is ask for a new room and you would have got it.
Have a Sweet Day!
Lo peor de New York!
Viendo las fotos de la web, no pintaba mal, pero al entrar a la habitación me quedé sin palabras, pedí que me dieran una habitacion mas grande porque en la 1ª no nos cabían las maletas, la cama ocupaba casi todo el espacio, la 2ª habitacion era casi igual, entre la cama y maletas no tenias casi espacio, las ventanas no se pueden abrir, el aire acondicionado hace muchisimo ruido y las puertas no se cierran del todo por lo que escuchas todo y cuando digo todo es "TODO" estuvimos 3 días y no se lo recomiendo a nadie, hay cosas mejores por el mismo precio, este hostal es una verdadera Mier....!
Si buscas algo mejor y un poco mas caro, en la misma calle esta el Hotel Alexander y es muchisisisimo mejor.
This hostel is terribly managed, completely disorganised, with rude and untrustworth staff - do not stay here.
I stayed at Candy Hostel for 5 days from the 25th of July 2007 until the 31st. On my final night (in a private room) my ipod and my cell phone were stolen from my room. In the morning after I realised what happened I spoke to the front desk who did not care at all. I finally got hold of the manager who said he would call his insurance company and "sort it out" Because I was going to Montreal I had no time to go to the local police station. (The manager told me his insurance company would file it - they didn't) Turns out you can't open a police incident report over the phone or on the internet. (You can in the UK) The front desk staff would give me the managers phone number or pass on my messages when I tried to call. So stay at your own risk (or just don't leave anything in your room, private or not because the cleaning staff are dishonest!!! ) Apart from that the location is good, airconditioning worked well and its easy to find.
the rooms were not bad at all. the price was resonable especially in NYC. i cant complain about the cleanliness because the place was spotless. what i didnt like was the staff at the reception. they had no idea of what they were doing. i especially did not like the woman at the reception with the long blonde curly hair. she was very pushy, rude, unprofessional, and made me and other guests as well feel very uneasy. i know this is a brand new hostel and it takes time to get things in order but having this person at your reception will give your guests a very bad first impression and have them ignore the good that the hostel has to offer. candy is the right name to call this place, because the reception is run by a bunch of sour patch kids