Rostel

160 East 116th Street, Harlem, New York (NY), United States
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5.9
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6.1
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  • Central Park2.73 km
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art2.86 km
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck5.12 km
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)5.13 km
  • Broadway5.26 km
  • Times Square5.72 km
  • Grand Central Terminal5.95 km
  • Empire State Building6.66 km
  • The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum11.4 km
  • Statue of Liberty14.92 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    agodaHomes
    4-star Entire apartment
    Free Wi-Fi
    "Room is spacious, clean and the bed is comfortable."
    Isak - November 13, 2018
    Excellent comfort
    8.0 room quality and comfort
    Good cleanliness
    6.7 rating for cleanliness
    • 80 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    • Laundry service

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in New York (NY) in the last 24 hoursCompared to 5,556 New York (NY) properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money5.6
    Distance to city center3 Miles
    Location rating6.1
    Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
    Distance to airport6.3 km

    Rooms available at Rostel

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Queen Studio
    Queen Studio
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Double Twin Room
    Double Twin Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Cozy Studio
    Cozy Studio
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Bunk Bed
    Bunk Bed
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Rostel?

        Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        What is the smoking policy at Rostel?

        Rostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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        Nearest essentials

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        Food and dining

        Nearby restaurants

        American cuisine
        American cuisine
        Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits
        670 m American, Cajun Creole, Fast food
        Manna's Restaurant
        820 m American
        Harlem Social Club
        830 m American
        Italian cuisine
        Italian cuisine
        Jb Italian Restaurant & Pizza
        110 m Italian
        Settepani
        880 m Italian, Mediterranean
        Custom Fuel Pizza
        1.5 km Italian, Pizza
        Bar
        Bar
        Cantina 1838
        1.2 km Bar, Central American, Latin
        Vinus and Marc
        1.8 km Bar, Pub
        Grill on the Hill
        2.8 km Bar, Pub

        What's nearby

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        Reviews of Rostel from real guests

        Overall rating
        5.9
        Review score
        From 324 reviews
        Provided by verified guests of
        Agoda Reviews (15)Booking.com Reviews (308)
        Rating via Agoda6.1
        /
        10
        Good
        Cleanliness6.7
        Facilities4.6
        Location6.1
        Room comfort and quality8.0
        Service6.0
        Value for money5.6
        High score for New York (NY)
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (1)
        8-9 Excellent (0)
        7-8 Very Good (3)
        6-7 Good (3)
        <6 Below Expectation (5)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (5)
        Jun - Aug (5)
        Sep - Nov (2)
        Dec - Feb (0)
        All guests (15)
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        Showing 12 verified guest comments
        5.2
        ROBERT from United States
        Solo traveler
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

        security”

        I could do the steep walkup of two floors but I'm not sure that works for many folks. I would give a higher mark if security was better. What I would like is a simple deadbolt on the door of my room. There was no external lock at all, only a lock that was iniside while I was in the room. There was a lock on the sliding mirror doors on the closet -- that would be easy to break into. I always had to make sure I carried my valuables with me because they were not safe in my unlocked room. A external locking deadbolt is not that expensive either -- simple fix. The wifi was not secure. It is also easy to have a password that would make communication secure. So, while I wished to go to my banking and financial site, I wouldn't do it because it was not secure. While I didn't use the kitchen, it was nice to have one if I chose. My complaints are easy and inexpensive to fix and I would recommend doing so.

        Reviewed June 25, 2019
        2.8
        Antonio from United States
        Solo traveler
        Double Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

        Hippie hostel”

        You have tp take your luggagge up for 3 floors (in my case, 4-50 pound baggages) without elevator. At night we troed to find beatles that were making noises in our room! 2 small ones on the sheets and a big one climbing on my pijamas!. Not easy to leave your stuff if you make check-out and you need time for your flight departure

        Reviewed May 31, 2019
        6.4
        Good
        Isak from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

        Remember, you get what you pay for!”

        Agoda cancelled our booking a week before arrival and only by LUCK did someone else also cancel so we could stay in the room. Room is spacious, clean and the bed is comfortable. Heating is hard to configure and did not work at all on our last night of our stay. Somebody decided to kick down the apartment door and leave a note saying 'it was a misunderstanding, I'll pay for the door', but I guess it is Harlem after all. Apartment is close to the subway, easy connection to the city. All in all, it was decent value for money but we did not feel safe or generally comfortable in the apartment - but if you need somewhere to stay for a short period of time, it's not too bad.

        Reviewed November 13, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Raymond from United States
        Couple
        Double Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        Harlem Real Scenic and real Life and safe”

        Great place to stay but be ready to climb some stairs...

        Reviewed August 13, 2018
        3.2
        Catherine from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

        Awful”

        Clean Dated and up 3 flights of stairs Area seems unsafe Don’t stay anywhere after 103 street if it’s your 1st time in New York

        Reviewed May 28, 2018
        6.4
        Good
        Stephanie from United States
        Business traveler
        Cozy Studio
        Stayed 1 night in November 2017

        Not worth the price I paid”

        I was disappointed to discover the bathroom was shared. This is important information that should be disclosed in the listing. I was not impressed with the cleanliness. I was not impressed with the fact that I had to lock my belongings in the closet, since I could not lock the door on my room when I left. Also, the closet door/ lock was so flimsly that anyone could have broken into it. They claimed they stored luggage, but since there was no staff on site, I'm not sure how you could have securely stored your luggage for the day.

        Reviewed December 04, 2017
        5.7
        ANA from United States
        Solo traveler
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in March 2013

        Good price/benefit.”

        Clean, close to public transportation and fast Internet.

        Good, easy access to transport, good for who wants to enjoy attractions in New York City and go to the hotel just for resting and sleeping.

        Reviewed April 03, 2013
        7.0
        Very good
        Bing from United States
        Solo traveler
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in March 2013

        nice room, but uncomfortable bed”

        the room is large, clean and well furnished

        I am surprised to have such a nice room when I entered into it. The bed is queen size, and the tv set looks great. I wondered why this hotel only charge less than 100$. I understood when I went to sleep. I could feel the spring under my back. Really uncomfortable. after all, it worths the price. but not good enough.

        Reviewed March 05, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        Craig from United Kingdom
        Group
        Bunk Bed
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

        Nice rooms but far from centre”

        air con

        The room was lovely and very clean. The kitchen had everything you needed and the staff were very friendly. The air con was superb. The suites are slightly out of the action for tourists so you must use the subway to get about. A taxi from lower east village was only $13 which is very reasonable after a night out. Target is a 10 minute walk away and their are food places all around the apartments.

        Reviewed August 07, 2012
        8.0
        Excellent
        Craig from United Kingdom
        Group
        Bunk Bed
        Stayed 1 night in August 2012

        nice apartment”

        The accomodation was very clean

        The room was clean and tidy. The air con was a great feature. The location is a little further from the center than i would have liked but the subway is very close by.

        Reviewed August 07, 2012
        4.8
        Man from China
        Solo traveler
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

        Acceptable”

        好:位置靠近鐵路站,房間清潔情況良好。 差:沒有升降機,需拿行李上3樓,沒有入住指示,幸得樓下水果檔老板指示才找到位置及上樓。沒有清楚寫明衛生間是共用,離開房間後房門不能上鎖()。廚房用品清潔有待加強。

        Reviewed August 14, 2019
        7.7
        Very good
        evgeny from Russia
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed
        Stayed 1 night in May 2013

        Хорошая бюджетная гостиница с общим душем.”

        Цена, чистота, удобство
        Reviewed May 06, 2013

        Reviews of Rostel from real guests

        Overall rating
        5.9
        Review score
        From 324 reviews
        Provided by verified guests of
        Agoda Reviews (15)Booking.com Reviews (308)
        Rating via Agoda6.1
        /
        10
        Good
        Cleanliness6.7
        Facilities4.6
        Location6.1
        Room comfort and quality8.0
        Service6.0
        Value for money5.6
        High score for New York (NY)
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (1)
        8-9 Excellent (0)
        7-8 Very Good (3)
        6-7 Good (3)
        <6 Below Expectation (5)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (5)
        Jun - Aug (5)
        Sep - Nov (2)
        Dec - Feb (0)
        All guests (15)
        All room types
        All languages
        Showing 12 verified guest comments
        5.2
        ROBERT from United States
        Solo traveler
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

        security”

        I could do the steep walkup of two floors but I'm not sure that works for many folks. I would give a higher mark if security was better. What I would like is a simple deadbolt on the door of my room. There was no external lock at all, only a lock that was iniside while I was in the room. There was a lock on the sliding mirror doors on the closet -- that would be easy to break into. I always had to make sure I carried my valuables with me because they were not safe in my unlocked room. A external locking deadbolt is not that expensive either -- simple fix. The wifi was not secure. It is also easy to have a password that would make communication secure. So, while I wished to go to my banking and financial site, I wouldn't do it because it was not secure. While I didn't use the kitchen, it was nice to have one if I chose. My complaints are easy and inexpensive to fix and I would recommend doing so.

        Reviewed June 25, 2019
        2.8
        Antonio from United States
        Solo traveler
        Double Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

        Hippie hostel”

        You have tp take your luggagge up for 3 floors (in my case, 4-50 pound baggages) without elevator. At night we troed to find beatles that were making noises in our room! 2 small ones on the sheets and a big one climbing on my pijamas!. Not easy to leave your stuff if you make check-out and you need time for your flight departure

        Reviewed May 31, 2019
        6.4
        Good
        Isak from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

        Remember, you get what you pay for!”

        Agoda cancelled our booking a week before arrival and only by LUCK did someone else also cancel so we could stay in the room. Room is spacious, clean and the bed is comfortable. Heating is hard to configure and did not work at all on our last night of our stay. Somebody decided to kick down the apartment door and leave a note saying 'it was a misunderstanding, I'll pay for the door', but I guess it is Harlem after all. Apartment is close to the subway, easy connection to the city. All in all, it was decent value for money but we did not feel safe or generally comfortable in the apartment - but if you need somewhere to stay for a short period of time, it's not too bad.

        Reviewed November 13, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Raymond from United States
        Couple
        Double Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018

        Harlem Real Scenic and real Life and safe”

        Great place to stay but be ready to climb some stairs...

        Reviewed August 13, 2018
        3.2
        Catherine from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

        Awful”

        Clean Dated and up 3 flights of stairs Area seems unsafe Don’t stay anywhere after 103 street if it’s your 1st time in New York

        Reviewed May 28, 2018
        6.4
        Good
        Stephanie from United States
        Business traveler
        Cozy Studio
        Stayed 1 night in November 2017

        Not worth the price I paid”

        I was disappointed to discover the bathroom was shared. This is important information that should be disclosed in the listing. I was not impressed with the cleanliness. I was not impressed with the fact that I had to lock my belongings in the closet, since I could not lock the door on my room when I left. Also, the closet door/ lock was so flimsly that anyone could have broken into it. They claimed they stored luggage, but since there was no staff on site, I'm not sure how you could have securely stored your luggage for the day.

        Reviewed December 04, 2017
        5.7
        ANA from United States
        Solo traveler
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in March 2013

        Good price/benefit.”

        Clean, close to public transportation and fast Internet.

        Good, easy access to transport, good for who wants to enjoy attractions in New York City and go to the hotel just for resting and sleeping.

        Reviewed April 03, 2013
        7.0
        Very good
        Bing from United States
        Solo traveler
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 1 night in March 2013

        nice room, but uncomfortable bed”

        the room is large, clean and well furnished

        I am surprised to have such a nice room when I entered into it. The bed is queen size, and the tv set looks great. I wondered why this hotel only charge less than 100$. I understood when I went to sleep. I could feel the spring under my back. Really uncomfortable. after all, it worths the price. but not good enough.

        Reviewed March 05, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        Craig from United Kingdom
        Group
        Bunk Bed
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

        Nice rooms but far from centre”

        air con

        The room was lovely and very clean. The kitchen had everything you needed and the staff were very friendly. The air con was superb. The suites are slightly out of the action for tourists so you must use the subway to get about. A taxi from lower east village was only $13 which is very reasonable after a night out. Target is a 10 minute walk away and their are food places all around the apartments.

        Reviewed August 07, 2012
        8.0
        Excellent
        Craig from United Kingdom
        Group
        Bunk Bed
        Stayed 1 night in August 2012

        nice apartment”

        The accomodation was very clean

        The room was clean and tidy. The air con was a great feature. The location is a little further from the center than i would have liked but the subway is very close by.

        Reviewed August 07, 2012
        4.8
        Man from China
        Solo traveler
        Queen Studio
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

        Acceptable”

        好:位置靠近鐵路站,房間清潔情況良好。 差:沒有升降機,需拿行李上3樓,沒有入住指示,幸得樓下水果檔老板指示才找到位置及上樓。沒有清楚寫明衛生間是共用,離開房間後房門不能上鎖()。廚房用品清潔有待加強。

        Reviewed August 14, 2019
        7.7
        Very good
        evgeny from Russia
        Solo traveler
        Bunk Bed
        Stayed 1 night in May 2013

        Хорошая бюджетная гостиница с общим душем.”

        Цена, чистота, удобство
        Reviewed May 06, 2013
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