Candy Hostel

316 West 95th Street , New York City, New York, 10025, United States | 2 star hostel

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This 2 star hostel, located in the Upper West Side area of New York City, is near Symphony Space, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Leonard Nimoy Thalia At Symphony Space, and Agnès b..
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Candy Hostel New York City

    Actually its not that bad!


    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.

    Thank you


    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.

    By Any Other would still be bad.


    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.

    Rat infested pit !!!!!!!!!!



    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.

    Thank You


    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.

    Down and out in Manhatten at 3am


    This hostel is terribly managed, completely disorganised, with rude and untrustworth staff - do not stay here.

    Private room was robbed!!!!!!! Don't trust them


    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.

    Not as sweet as it sounds


    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

    TripAdvisor Reviews Candy Hostel New York City

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair