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2012-11-17 08:17:33 PM
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The waiter *is* from Barcelona...
2012-11-17 09:06:47 PM
3 votes:
Try getting a reservation at The Habitat Hotel on E57'th street in Manhattan. Single beds, almost like sleeping on a bunk bed, and communal lavatories. It's a hit with the college kids and backpackers.

But it's cheap and in the center of everything.

You go there if all you're going to do is be out all night and you just want a place to crash.

Be sure to book a year in advance.
2012-11-17 08:17:32 PM
3 votes:
So, it's a hostel.
2012-11-18 09:28:38 AM
1 votes:

JohnAnnArbor: Pribar: bubo_sibiricus: Try getting a reservation at The Habitat Hotel on E57'th street in Manhattan. Single beds, almost like sleeping on a bunk bed, and communal lavatories. It's a hit with the college kids and backpackers.

But it's cheap and in the center of everything.

You go there if all you're going to do is be out all night and you just want a place to crash.

Be sure to book a year in advance.

I think I stayed there in the early 80's, it was only a single night and I was drunk but I remember the bathroom was down the hall and I had to stand on the bed to have room to open the door, twin bed filled the room side to side, headboard was up against the far wall, near wall had a desk crammed in between it and the foot of the bed, mismatched chair had to be shoved up under the desk and I had to hop up on the bed for the door to have room to open

The fire marshal would be unhappy with that.....



I think the fire inspector would have to get in a long line, behind the health inspector, licensing inspector, tax inspector, etc....
2012-11-18 05:45:31 AM
1 votes:

Happy Hours: Happy Hours: HBK: I can't imagine how a hotel could operate at $2, even in 1980s money. Are you sure it wasn't $2 per hour?

No, it was $2 per night - what I'm not sure of if it was even still open at that point. I suspected it wasn't. It was the kind of building that belonged in an early '70s movie and looked old even then.

I think this is the place..

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lol, I just noticed the sign says "fireproof". That probably explains why nobody burned it down.


Lots of hotels back in the day advertised that they were 'fireproof' after a number of serious hotel fires. They probably weren't, but at least they incorporated some fire safety features to make it less likely they would go up in flames.
2012-11-18 02:32:01 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Isildur: Their view of herds of wildebeests sweeping majestically across the plain is the main draw

Amsterdam has wildebeests?


At least three times as many as Torquay.
2012-11-17 09:37:20 PM
1 votes:
Worst I've ever been at was a place around mile post 10-14 in Nags Head, NC, right on the shore (the shore road that leads to the outerbanks pier, etc.) I obviously can not recall the name.

My brother, my dad and I stayed there for a night after we went on a two day trip to go fishing. The staff was horrible and the place just smelled like death. Worst part? It was absolutely infested with mosquitoes. We had to sleep with all the blankets on top of us just to have a chance at surviving the night with all of our blood.

The next morning, my brother and I -- being the kids that we were -- got curious about what the door on one of the walls went to (a connecting room) and we realized it was open. We opened it and it lead to a room that had about 40 billion mossies in it. That's where they all were coming from. We ran out of there and probably left half of our crap.

Good times.
/It's still there last time I checked.
2012-11-17 09:33:54 PM
1 votes:
My mom and I still remember the motel I stayed in for my Ohio vet school interview. The packet had it listed as a Days Inn, which I suppose at one time it was. We rode up at 2am (driving all day) and I was already praying in the parking lot that we had the address wrong. We pulled into a dark parking lot with a blinking, half-broken sign on a sparsely populated road. It looked like a horror movie could be set there. A surprisingly pleasant woman with a broken leg, behind bullet proof glass gave us our room keys. The first room had no lights and when the door creaked open to the dark, silent space we tried the lights once and then quietly backed away. The second room we got had lights but was dingy and depressing and, as we lay in our beds, I noticed that there were two bullet holes in the wall and the wallpaper appeared to have been hastily replaced.

"Mom, I think someone died in here", I said. "I think you're right. Let's just try to go to sleep", she replied, checking the chain on the door a second time.

At 5am we gave up on sleep and checked out.

That was the worst hotel I ever stayed in, but least we didn't get bed bugs.
2012-11-17 09:28:32 PM
1 votes:

Robo Beat: Sometimes, the only thing that really matters is whether you can get a good night's sleep there without being et up by bedbugs.


You obviously didn't read the article. No guarantees about that one.
2012-11-17 09:03:36 PM
1 votes:

LarryDan43: People on drugs will sleep anywhere.


There's a certain kind of .... machismo, for lack of a better word, among the backpacker set. A lot of what they do is for the experiece, the memories, the bragging rights, or a good story to tell later. "Hey, remember that time we stayed in the world's worst hotel?" you ask your traveling companion as you sit at a table with three people people you just met five minutes ago. "No, really! It was LITERALLY the world's worst hotel!" Everyone has a laugh as they drink beer, and your backpacker cred goes up a notch.
2012-11-17 08:59:37 PM
1 votes:
120 scripts.

World's worst website.
2012-11-17 08:58:16 PM
1 votes:
Worst hotel I ever stayed at was called (I think) Capital Hotel or something in Calcutta this last summer.

It was that or sleep on the street and I made the wrong choice. Filthy would have been an improvement.

Calcutta was a pretty disgusting place. How they were able to make the entire city smell like urine is a mystery to me.

India is off the list of travel plans for many decades
2012-11-17 08:44:43 PM
1 votes:
Sometimes, the only thing that really matters is whether you can get a good night's sleep there without being et up by bedbugs.
2012-11-17 08:32:59 PM
1 votes:
Mom and I stayed here once.

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It had seen better days. We were in a room with mismatched furniture that looked like it had been scrounged from thrift stores or garage sales. There was no art on the walls to distract from the fact that the place really needed a paint job. And ceiling repairs.

Still, it was clean, so I shouldn't complain, in spite of the two (false) fire alarms that went off during our short stay. (I hope it's not still a potential firetrap, I really don't. There are long-term residents there.)
2012-11-17 08:31:13 PM
1 votes:
Honesty in motel advertising. How refreshing virulent.
2012-11-17 08:30:13 PM
1 votes:
At least they're well aware how crap they are. Seems there's a good market in people going for the lowest price who don't care if the hotel is good.
2012-11-17 08:27:27 PM
1 votes:
I would have thought that article would be about the Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea.
2012-11-17 08:20:40 PM
1 votes:

Gergesa: As I recall the flood was slanted such that a soda can rolled down it and the bathroom shower didn't have a rise between it and the bathroom floor so the water from the shower was causing the wooden door to rot.


That happened to me in Thailand. The entire bathroom was tile because it was just an open shower attacked to the wall, but the floor sloped towards the door, not the drain. So the bathroom would just fill up with water whenever I showered. I was pretty happy to only be there for two days.
2012-11-17 08:15:15 PM
1 votes:
People on drugs will sleep anywhere.
 
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