"I really liked the location; the standard was good given the price; I wish the bathrooms were en suite but apart from that, it was really good! " More

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Standard Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€52 per night

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

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Pod 51 ratings based on 121 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pod 51

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5 out of 5
Very nice basic hotel. I went for the shared bathroom and I always managed to find one close to use. The hotel is quite basic but has all the essentials and is great for single and young travellers including free Wi-fi. A clean comfortable bed, tv and sink in the room. No kettle or tea and coffee making facility so I brought my own travel kettle. There is a cafe facility downstairs and secure bag storage for the last day. As with all New York hotels you pay the facility fee but the price is very reasonable compared to some places. I found the staff very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The hotel is close to a subway station but also within reasonable walking distance of The Rockefeller Centre, Times Square and Central Park. I would certainly stay there again when in Manhattan.

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Sep 2018

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4 out of 5

Good hotel, great location, good value for money

Pros: Location Cleanliness Value for money
I really liked the location; the standard was good given the price; I wish the bathrooms were en suite but apart from that, it was really good!

Posted by on 9 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect hotel for travellers!

I choose this hotel for the price as it was significantly cheaper than most NYC hotels. However this was not reflected in the quality or cleanliness of the hotel. It was a small but closey little room with bunk beds, sink, 2 televisions and little a desk. The room was very clean and the beds were comfy. We did not have a bathroom in our room the room had a light system to tell us when any of the four bathrooms were available. We never had to wait for one to be available. Bathrooms were always clean had easily to use showers. I would fully recommend this hotel for anyone travelling to NYC looking to save a bit of money on the hotel choice.

Posted by , from England on 22 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Great location
Cons: Bed and pillows ( for me anyway) No proper bar that we knew of.
Location: Midtown, you can get anywhere from here....I suggest just wandering, so much to see.
Great location for seeing the city. Very clean, room tiny but fine for its purpose. View from the roof amazing but shame there's no bar. Bed not comfortable for me personally but lack of sleep could also have been jetlag.

Posted by , from tyne and wear, england on 15 Nov 2016

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1 out of 5

Horrible nights sleep

Pros: Location wasn't bad but I didn't like much at all there is nothing else to say The staff where bad
Cons: It checked out a night early because the room was like a sauna but more importantly it was so noisy. Every time someone turned a tap on you could hear in the room. The shower was next door so that was heard too. Let alone door slamming and loud voices. No sleep was had

Posted by on 29 Oct 2016

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5 out of 5

Very good hotel, good location

Excellent stay. No issues. Very clean and modern. Near 53rd street and lexington subway station easy to commute around, even from JFK via the airtrain which I recommend over a taxi or shuttle. Save yourself some money. Would stay here again.

Posted by on 31 Aug 2016

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5 out of 5

short new york trip

Hotel perfect for what I needed, had ensuite room which was perfect for amount of time spent in it. Room cleaned every day, fairly quiet for New York so slept well. Only criticism check in staff didn't seem particularly friendly just told me room number and where it was.Would have been nice to have been friendly, and would have helped to have been told restaurant was closed, so I wouldn't have gone into it wanting food to be told it wasn't open for 2 weeks ! Would recommend pod 51 as place to stay and if ever return to New York would stay again

Posted by on 2 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

NYC trip

The room and hotel were great and we only used it for sleeping and showering etc. The rest of the time we were out sightseeing etc. The hotel is in a great location only 15min walk from rockefeller center and 20 from times square. Really happy with the hotel and I would definitely stay there again. Only downside was the rooms were a bit small, hence the name pod hotel, but it was still very comfortable despite the lack of space and I only really slept in the room. Great experience and I would happily recommend this hotel to others.

Posted by on 20 Nov 2015

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4 out of 5

Couple in New York

Hotel was what i have expected. As we only need a place to sleep when you're tired exploring the city. I have no complaints about the staff and cleanliness. Only issue is i think bed is short -dont really matter that much and aircon can only be set to 71degrees F which still very warm. Overall - we're happy.

Posted by on 7 Nov 2015

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Pod 51. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 348 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (14.8 km / 9.2 mi)
  • Train station: New York Grand Central Terminal Station (1.7 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Pod 51 offers 348 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. 27-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include free toiletries and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Pod 51 has a restaurant on site.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility