In 1908 if you were a tired seadog taking a well-earned shore-leave, you would stay in the Seaman’s Relief Centre. Immature snickers aside, the building was built by the famous architect, William A Boring and is a fine example of turn of the century neoclassicism.
It once housed the traumatized survivors of the Titanic disaster. In 1944 it was taken over by the YMCA and in the 1980s it was a hipster hangout. Nowadays it is a totally famous and unique place to stay. The rooms are still decorated in homage to the sailor's life while remaining modern. The top range rooms even have rainfall showers. The rest of the rooms are designed to be an alternative to New York’s budget-destroying prices. Restored to a selection of single and bunkbed rooms once inhabited by sailors whilst remaining hip to the max, the communal toilets and showers definitely leave this hotel in the boutique hostel hinterland.