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Hostelling International - New York

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here 6 nights, 4-bed dorm. Overall it was a good experience, the hostel is safe and clean. It's also close to the subway, so it's easy to go to Downtown. The biggest minus: the ac/heater machine is SUPER loud. I slept with ear plugs but didn't help much as the room was small and so the machine anyway...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had read all of these positive reviews and couldn't wait to stay there. I had decided to splurge a little, opting for HI NYC, as this was a little above my price range. I stayed in the 10 bed female dorm. I did not see it until after I booked, in small lettering, that the free breakfast is only...

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Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Worth staying here if you're looking for an affordable clean hostel in a great location. A little outside the 'centre' / Times Square but a 5 min walk to the subway. Well worth it. Continental breakfast is v cheap and worth adding to your stay each day. The staff were very friendly and helpful and pub crawls / organised events...

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

We hope you get to come back and visit us again soon. Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback. Be sure to visit more of our hostels around the world during your future travels.

Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel was really good for someone who was visiting New York for the first time. I stayed in a 12 bed female dorm which was extremely safe and warm. It was also very friendly and things were just efficient and done well at this hostel. The bathrooms are very clean, which good detail like auto flushing toilets. It is...

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

We appreciate your terrific feedback and suggestions following your recent visit to our hostel. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed thoughts. Our staff hopes you will continue to use hostels throughout your future travels!

Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hostel for 4 nights and was quite pleased with it for a number of reasons - free breakfast, bathroom slippers provided, tons of tours/activities available, welcome party to get to know other guests, hip common area, satisfactory internet, convenient location close to central park and an enjoyable comedy night to name a (not so) few. Many guests...

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

We are very pleased to read your detailed account of your recent visit to our hostel. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts and impressions. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to tighten up any areas that need improvement. If we can help you out in any way during your future...

Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is excellent, there are no "buts" here Location: Amsterdam Av and 103st. Upper West Manhattan. 2 blocks from Central Park Transport: Metro, 1 block 103 st and Broadway. Line 1. From JFK take Air train to Howard Beach, then A train to Columbus Circle and finally 1 train There are also buses running on the same Avenue Staff:...

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Thank you for sharing your terrific feedback. Your review is very much appreciated by our staff and management team. We hope you will continue to use hostels throughout your future travels.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was clean. Hostel offers so many great walking tours / pub nights/ social gatherings So close to the beautiful central park , as well as the subway station, and from there you can easily reach many of the famous sites. Great service Kitchen mostly great (sometimes hard to find truly clean pots / plates, but not hard to do...

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We appreciate your kind feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. Our staff is very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've not got a bad word to say about HI NYC. Stayed here on two visits to NY as it is fairly central and great value for those travelling on a budget. The atmosphere is great, there's always lots going on, with indoor and outdoor social areas to hang out and meet other travelers. The beds are comfy and have...

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Our staff is already looking forward to your next visit! Be sure to check out more of our hostels around the world. We wish you the best in all your future travels.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived in NYC at around 2am and looking for HI-NYC was easy. Check in was also a breeze as my booking in Agoda had no problems. The receptionist gave me 1 free breakfast voucher because we had the same birthday (I got a bagel and Sola iced tea). HI-NYC is also strategically located where Central park is just 2...

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Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent visit. We appreciate hearing about your experience and we hope your review will inspire others like you to be convinced that our hostel is the best one out there. Come back and visit us again soon!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here with our school for two nights.We were in a room of 10 but we were all from the same school so it was comfortable in that sense. Moreover, the people we went in and around the hostel were very nice. My friends and I enjoyed late nights in the lobby where there was a pool table. We...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed thoughts and impressions on your recent NYC visit. Our hostel staff is very pleased to know that you enjoyed yourself and we hope you will be back to visit us again soon.

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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 

Additional Information about Hostelling International - New York

Address: 891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025-4403
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side
Price Range: $54 - $204 (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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“Go for a 6-bed room, they stay relatively empty during lean seasons”
  • 4 bed dorm
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles TiffanyW808, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pay extra for premium rooms! I was in those, super fancy for a hostel”
 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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