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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I only stayed here for one night, but for a big hostel it does pretty well. Great info desk, 24/7 reception, loads of activities on offer. It doesn't have complimentary breakfast, but the cafe downstairs has pretty much everything you could want for brekkie. The rooms are relatively large, although don't get room 112 -- apparently every other room each...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I've been there 2 times. The first time I was travelling alone. I loved this place. There are so many free activities. For example you can visit Central Park with a guide or go on a new yorker pub crawl at night. The second time I went there, I was travalling with my a friend and my brother. We stayed...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

I was travelling with a friend, stayed 6 nights in this hostel. We had a co-ed 12 bed dorm, where half of the beds had new people every night, the other half were there the whole time and we made good friends with the people in them! The hostel has every amenity you could need, well equipped bathrooms and an...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2014

The HI New York has thought of most things a traveller requires - even a large touch screen of the activities and bars/eateries around and descriptions of them. They have a million maps and pamplets so you are well informed! Only downside of the hostel is the cost. For a couple, it cost us $130 for us both to stay...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 15 May 2014

It is in a very central location, clean, and with friendly staff. Quite big dorms (I slept in a 10-persons dorm), but very quiet at least at night (less in the morning). Only problem is that it's outrageously expensive: over 70$ for a dorm bed? breakfast not included...Ok that we are in NYC, but it is still a hostel (and...

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Recife, PE
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I've been two times to NY and I stayed both times there. Staff is friendly and the hostel is huge. Metro station is close by and central park too. I stayed there in the summer of 2006 and for 2008 new year's eve. I had a great time there, met many good travelers there. Pretty safe location. I will visit...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 12 May 2014

It was my first time to stay in a hostel... It is a descent place in a very nice building. The location is not ideal but it was a cheap option. The service was very good and all you can see is huge smiles ready to provide any information. The bathrooms are new and very clean but the rooms not...

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Location was average (would have to catch the tube to most places except upper central park) and the room was either too hot or too cold! Lovely staff though, amazing bathrooms and so clean! Wifi didn't work properly in the rooms but it wasn't too much of an issue. Thanks for the stay.

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San Antonio de los Altos, Venezuela
Reviewed 9 May 2014

In general, I don't have nothing wrong to say! It's a wonderful place, clean and nice! There are a cafe to take breakfast, many places to enjoy, big lockers, kitchen to cook. I really love this place!

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Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
Reviewed 7 May 2014

I have been to several hostels in the USA and I can assure you that the Hostelling International (HI) chain is the best you can get when it comes to hostels. The only setback in HI New York is that there's no breakfast included, so if you want to grab something to eat at the snack bar near the lobby...

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Staying in Upper West Side

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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 - $205 (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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