I stayed here last Dec. and really liked the place. Here's what I liked: 1. CHEAP! I only paid $25/night for my dorm bed (2 bunks per room) 2. Decent accomodations. Besides bunks, room had sink, mirror, closet, and lockers. Also a gorgeous view of the Empire State Building! Hostel has dining room, kitchen, and meeting room (internet, tv). Also a long picnic table in the backyard where travelers mingled. 3. Good company! This will of course vary though. 4. Nice staff. 5. Location! Chelsea's cute and you're only a 15 min. walk from Penn station. Here's what I didn't like: 1. It's a hostel. Which basically means it's not...um...aesthetically pleasing. I've stayed in some nice, pretty hostels in Europe, but hostels in the U.S. don't compare. This place though is way better than the other hostel I stayed in while in NYC, and I plan to stay here repeatedly.
Pros: price, location, friendly vibe