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Wednesday, February 11, 2009


the biggest city in the world nick-named after a fruit

My first guest of the day saw me counting my change. Times are tough! But the good times are still able. I laugh more with empty pockets. To tell you the truth, these tough times are always the same for me, making enough to eat but not to save.
I was once told by my 11th favorite guest from Oman (its next to Saudi Arabia) that
if you save money too long it's gonna turn bad one day.
I put the coins back into my roomy pocket, and changed the tone somewhat by telling this early morning guest that the uptown V train had all the bankers inside it's moving walls. And if he wanted to see some nice people who wouldn't cut in front of him getting into the train,and holding huge Starbucks cups filled with ridiculousness, to take the L train.
If I was having a hard time like these bankers, I'd take my coffee black. Nobody feels sorry for an asshole with whip-cream in their coffee. It smells like a birthday party on the V train.
"I made a reservation on-line!" was how this guest stopped my rambling. "Welcome to chelsea spot Hostel. Sorry but I can't check you in until 2pm, but we have fresh coffee downstairs and tea if you're gay."
roberto beltran

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Monday, February 9, 2009


My Girlfriend's French

Hello, all you out there! My name is Roberto Beltran and I've been working the front desk at Chelsea Spot Hostel for about two years now. Here in midtown I sit and say hello to foreigners and outta staters like myself, moving luggae up our noisy stairs
for quiet women - telling bad jokes to the jet-lagged travelers - claiming to love a country I can't even find on map-quest - claiming I love goat's meat - pointing the way to the Empire State Building - running up and down the hostel before the coffee taking effect, looking for a kid named Demtri while his worried russia mama waits on hold - Sometimes, being the first American to give a helping hand to someone who's dream to come to the biggest City in the worl nicked named after a fruit finally came true. Have a good trip.

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Monday, December 29, 2008


New Year's Eve in NYC

What to do? Where to go?

New Year's Eve parties in NYC are expensive, needless to say. If you don't want to freeze your bum off with a million other people (which is free on Time Square), here a few links to start your research:


Whatever you do, have fun!!


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Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Our new blog

Hey people!

We are setting up our new site which is going to include this blog. So, this is just a quick test entry. We'll be back.

:) The Spothostel Team