I stayed here in september 2006. It was ok, no more no less. Not much luxury and the place looks old, rooms and bathrooms included. Don't go there if you're with your family or old people. If you like adventure and want a cheap room this is the place for you. Don't book at the hotel, but look on the internet for some nice discounts. Some rooms don't have a bathroom, so watch that when you book. It's more a hotel for backpackers. There's a small place outside the hotel where you can drink something (if you get it yourself in NY) since there's no bar there. The staff is relaxed true, maybe a bit too relaxed at times ..