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Hostelling International - New York

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Aalborg, Denmark
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in HI New York over the holidays 2016 and I loved every second of it. I have travelled a lot in my life but this was my favorite hostel. The best part about my stay was that I felt very safe and welcome and it had everything I needed. The staff is just amazing, friendly and helpful. The...

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cons: - Room keys are horrible. They do not work a lot of time and I had to change it several times a day even after I keep them away from my mobile. - Not really perfect location. 3-4 minutes walking to Metro station though. Pros: - Clean. - Amazing staff - Big free Lockers ( you need to bring...

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Our staff is truly grateful for your kind words and we appreciate your feedback and suggestions very much. We hope you will continue to use hostels throughout your future travels.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at this hostel for New year's eve celebration. Overall it was in a great location, not far from subway or bus stops. The hostel itself was spacious and had alot of different rooms to chill in. Great atmosphere freindly staff and a 24/7 Deli. The bathrooms and kitchen was clean also they have washers and dryers for your...

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We appreciate your kind response and helpful feedback about your recent hostel stay. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

Trinidad
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location was really good in upper west side of Manhattan, next to the 103 st. Station. The rooms were clean and comfortable, stayed in a 8 female dorm and thought it needed a bit of colour, the all grey was a bit drab. The toilets needed a bit more scheduled cleaning during the day given the high traffic of...

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We appreciate your input and suggestions very much! Thank you for choosing our hostel and for taking the time to share your helpful feedback. If there is anything we can do you in the future, please let us know!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty disappointed with this hostel as everyone had told me great things about it. The staff weren't so friendly and people seemed to keep to themselves which was a shame as a solo traveller I was hoping to meet some people but it's definitely not a social hostel! The heater in my room wasn't working properly, the hairdryer in the...

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your honest thoughts about your experience with us. We hope you will continue to choose hostels throughout your future travels. Be sure to let us know when you start planning another visit to NYC. Take care!

Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great stay at the HI New York. It's always a great place to stay, at a great price. Located on the Upper Westside, a short walk to both Central Park, and the subway. Rooms are spacious, with good size lockers. The showers/loos are a credit to the cleaning staff. Friendly staff are always on hand to offer assistance. A...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your hostel experience. We are grateful to hear that your visits to our hostel are usually smooth and enjoyable. Our staff hopes you will be back to see us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here are friendly, the rooms are clean and so are the bathrooms. The "deli" food in the lobby could use some work but it's not the worst I've had. Very close to a subway stop that links you to midtown and downtown. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Our staff is always happy to help our guests and we would like to thank you for your generous feedback. We hope you never stop using hostels and would like to wish you the best in your future travels!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is excellent. Although it seems a little out of the way, the subway is only 1 block away and leaves you anywhere in the city. The rooms and common areas are very comfortable. Bathrooms always clean. The attention of the staff is unbeatable. An incredible experience.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent hostel visit. Our staff is looking forward to hearing from you again and welcoming you back to our hostel.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hostel, extremely easy to find from the subway, and has very good shops nearby that are reasonably priced for food, drinks etc. Just a tiny point was that, for the size of the hostel, having only one lift was very inconvenient as it was very slow (it always seemed to stop at every floor, regardless of whether there...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your hostel experience. We are grateful to hear that your visits to our hostel are usually smooth and enjoyable. Our staff hopes you will be back to see us again soon!

Riga, Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved that place!!!! I know that the price for stay is cheap for New York, but still seems expensive in comparison to other big cities i have been to. The kitchen was amazing, it has everything you need. All you can imagine! And lots of people can cook there at the same time. So, dont worry about cooking. They...

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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HI-New York is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side. One block from Broadway and a main subway line. Minutes from glorious Central Park. Situated near Central Park and Columbia University, the hostel is in a historic Victorian Gothic-style building on the Upper West Side. It organizes walking tours, sporting events, group outings to concerts and more. There is capacity for 672 guests, and facilities include internet access, kitchen and laundry. From an all-day walking tour to a viewing of a New York movie in our cozy TV room to a quiet cup of coffee in our cafe, Hostelling International New York has everything you need to make your group happy. Play the latest games on Play Station 2. Check your email without leaving the hostel. Wash and dry your clothes in our new laundry room on the second floor. Pick up subway/bus MetroCards, sundries, NY souvenirs, calling cards, and more. The hostel is located steps from the subways and minutes from Times Square and other major NYC attractions. Ask our friendly staff what they can do for you. ... more   less 

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Address: 891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025-4403
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side
Price Range: $50 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International - New York 2*
Number of rooms: 92
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“Big rooms and big lockers. Bring a lock”
 of 5 bubbles Nadav17, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I hear the rooms on second floor and above have more bathroom space than the first floor.”
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 of 5 bubbles NenadJovic1994, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bring a padlock for the in-room locker if you have valuables with you. Email the hotel instead of calling.”
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