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Hostelling International - New York

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891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed my week long stay here, the location whilst not super close to the action downtown is at least near a subway that doesn't take long to access to get to the sightseeing spots of New York. The staff were the best iv come across at any accommodation anywhere in the world, they were super friendly and approachable going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Clean rooms, clean bathrooms, nice patio, nice breakfast (not included). Great location, 10 min away from Central park. Good reception. Old bed, but you are so tired after visiting NY, it doesn't really mater !

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideally located in the Upper East Side and near to Central Park. This Hostel had a warm friendly atmosphere and is frequented by travelers as excited to explore NYC as you are. Hostel organized activities are always fun. The food sold in the lobby is delicious, and the kitchen and eating area is always clean.

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

Great feedback! Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. We truly appreciate the kind review and recommendation. We hope young travelers find our hostel to be fun and modern, while still appropriate for all ages and demographics. Our goal is to welcome as many travelers and backpackers as possible and we hope you get to visit us again... More 

Reykjavik
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment I walked into this hostel I felt I had wasted my time using airbnb! The rooms are clean, the staff are nice and the facilities are great. Everything you need in a good neighbourhood. The only downside is that the fan/air con in the room is very very very noisy- I could hear it turning on and off... More 

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

We are so happy that you got to compare different experiences during your travels in NYC. Airbnb has its charms, while hostels offer their own atmosphere. Thank you very much for choosing our NYC location for sharing this great feedback. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal Hostel for stopping. Showers were clean and rooms were basic as you would expect but if your looking to stay in New York for value for money there is no better place. The cafe is great there aswell I will stay again

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

We look forward to your next stay! Thank you for sharing your feedback and for choosing our NYC location. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok hostel and friendly travelers. The area where located looks a bit ghetto. Some staff are cool it's like hit and miss. Beds are comfortable and showers are clean . That is the most important thing for me sleep and bath. You can tell what a hostel is by its cleanliness.

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

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We hope we exceeded your expectations. Please be sure to visit us again soon and contact our staff directly if there is anything we can provide for you in the future. Safe travels! More 

South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights when attending a conference at Columbia. It was my first stay at a hostel, so I was expecting the worst, but I was blown away at how clean and modern the hostel was. The bathrooms were new and spotless, as were the common areas. There was even an in-building cafe. In addition, there's a... More 

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

We appreciate hearing about your stay and how your were apprehensive at first about staying in a hostel. Our staff is very pleased to hear that it all turned out to be an enjoyable experience. Thank you for your suggestion about assigning dorms based on a guest's schedule, but unfortunately that can be a very complicated process. We hope that... More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Convenient location a few blocks away from Central Park and a short walk from the subway at 103rd and Broadway. Very extensive and well maintained common areas, beds and toilets are clean. Doesn't have the same hostel feel as some other places, but a still a nice setup.

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

Thank you very much for your excellent review. We appreciate hearing your feedback and encourage you to check out some of our other hostel locations around the world. Best wishes and safe travels! More 

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a family of 4 adults visiting NYC for 6 days. It was our first time at a hostel and could not have been more pleasantly surprised. The accommodations are great, clean, and comfortable. We shared a bath/shower room which was extremely clean and well appointed - free shower gel & shampoo were provided as well as big, soft... More 

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

Our staff appreciates this terrific feedback and we are all proud to hear that we exceeded your expectations. We certainly encourage you all to visit us again and bring more friends and family along to share the experience. Take care and see you again soon! More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed at a lot of hostels and this one ranks near the top. Clean rooms, modern clean bathrooms, huge lockers, amazing cafe (not what I'm used to for a hostel) and incredibly helpful staff. They have daily events such as pub crawls, city tours and in house events like live comedy and a live brass band. Couldn't have been... More 

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

We couldn't be happier to receive such a great review. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on your recent stay Please hurry back for more fun times and helpful service. Take care! More 

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