Accommodation was good , they let me check in very late at 2 am in the morning as my flight was delayed which was really nice. The area in harlem was not very nice and you don't get to meet many travelers as they would choose to stay in other areas. Harlem is not very safe area during night but accommodation is located at safer part
The property is horrible, the lady whonowns it said she bought it in 1989 abd quite frankly she hasn't done any work on it ever since.
All the wood on floors and stairs makes noises and moves as you walk on it and the fire escapes outside are inaccessible because the windows facing them are locked.
Over 100$ a night for a private room and I have never seen anyone coming around to do any cleaning in 5 days I was staying there. Not in the rooms and not in the common areas or bathrooms and toilets. The shower area faces the hallway and has no door, just a curtain. In 5 days I have a hot shower twice. Any other time was freezing cold. The place is verg small and filthy. The only good thing about it is the subway station 3 blocks away. The lady who owns the place is very rude and even if I stated exactly the time I was going to show up she had me waiting outside on the street 20 min before she came and let me in, complaining I didn't call her the day before stating the time I was coming. She said she did me a favor to let me in but she should've let me out on the streets. And on top of everything she only accept cash and with the enormous ammount of money she charges for those rooms, she doesn't even provide internet as it was stated instead on the description of the place on budgetplaces.com.
Any time I had to get in contact with her I had to use my cell phone and call her (internationally) not that she ever felt obliged to do much about it.
Internet was supposed to be available in the rooms but onlg worked in the small common area downstairs. On the second day it wouldn't connect to the internet anymore and even after I called her on her phone trying to explain the problem, she ignored the fact she was supposed to provide the service I paid for and did not care to get the interbet connection fixed. So I spent almost 500$ for a dirty, old, small place with no internet connection.
I will never go back to that guesthouse and frankly I doubt I would use budgetplaces.com again if that is the standards of the accomodations they refer..