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Hostelling International - New York

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891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here as a solo traveller having previously stayed at several other hi hostels in USA. You can't get much cheaper than this in NYC, it's near Central Park, a subway and plenty of cafes/convience stores nearby. However lots of lively people coming and going at all hours ! Lots of groups, mainly school children and not many showers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the best Hostel I ever stayed in my life. And I have been in many places before. Cool staff, very very clean bathrooms. Met so many nice people here, this week has been so great. Totally recommend to anyone looking for some fun in New York ☺️

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Internet speed is extremely slow. On the 2nd floor there are 6 male showers, 2 are not in order, and 1 has room temperature water as hot, so there's only 3 that work for the whole male population of that floor. Plus the male toilets and showers are all at one end of the building. So when you want to... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here as part of a University group in a 12 bed dorm. The hostel had a great atmosphere and the bathrooms were clean but on my return home I developed Scabies. And the only way I could have contracted the infestation was due to the bedding provided at the hostel. I was given a blue fleece blanket which... More 

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

Hi I would like to first say we sorry you experienced this situation after your stay with us at Hi-Nyc, and ensure you we take hygiene and our customer well-being very seriously. We have housekeepers on 24 hours, 7 days a week washing laundry and keeping the facility at it's best. As apart of our quality standard we provide fresh... More 

Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a beutiful old YWCA building, this property is more like a hotel than a hostel in some ways. Electric door locks rather than passcodes. An elevator (slow, but welcome). A coffee shop/canteen that's bigger than a Starbuck' s. No need to strip the bedsheets when you leave. Very popular with high school and college age groups. Heavy social... More 

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mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic , excellent and the best . Awesome staffs , lovely canteen , amazing activities , patio , so many rooms. I think It is the best I have stayed in . I'm like family there. Miss it a lot .amazing activities . The best one

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandson stayed here enroute to his work as a camp counsellor in Ohio. He was made very welcome and has booked to stay again for four nights when we meet up with him in August. He was very impressed with all it provided.. Great atmosphere and reasonably priced.Just thought I would post to reassure worried parents or other family... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Our staff is thrilled to hear your kind recommendation. We sincerely hope that you enjoyed everything about your stay in NYC and encourage you to come back to our hostel soon. Until then, be sure to check out some of our locations around the world. Most major cities have a hostel that offers terrific guest service and a clean, safe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We are happy to provide a clean, safe place for you to relax while traveling around NYC. Be sure to visit us again soon! More 

Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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 

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