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Hostelling International - New York

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891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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helenandizzy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great stay in a big friendly hostel, loads to do, interesting area, good subway links. Much much better that staying in a downtown hotel. Its on the upper west side, so a 5 minute subway ride downtown. Interesting non touristy area, good bars and restaurants nearby.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the Hostel is clean and comfortable. Shared space is open, comfy, inviting. the Food at the Cafe is varied, pretty healthy, and appealing to many tastes while being convenient and inexpensive. the coffee is especially good! Hostel policies make for a peaceful and positive environment. Staying here is affordable, safe and interesting...

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

Thank you for mentioning our Big Apple Cafe and their excellent services. Our staff is very pleased to know that your stay was an exceptional one. We truly appreciate your kind remarks and encourage you to visit us again soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in NYC a few years ago and stayed at the HI. They seem to have since renovated/refurbished a little and are undergoing some changes still with part of the floor I was on blocked off. It's a good hostel, with great kitchen facilities and common areas and a great cafe for coffee/snacks/meals if you don't feel like venturing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hostel is clean and well run. We had a Girl Scout group and the girls and some moms shared a12 person dorm. Another family that travelled with us paid extra to get a private room. They had a great stay. I was a solo male so I shared a room with 8 beds. Two over 21 Irish guys decided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time staying at a hostel, and I'm glad I stayed here. A friend had the idea to stay at a hostel when we visited New York. The hostel stuff were very friendly. The rooms and facilities were very clean. And the food (breakfast) was very good as well.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place. There is free wifi, good structure and people from everywhere come to stay here. I will come back to this city and I am sure I will spend more days in this place. Very good localization. I liked it very much! Good staff.

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

We are all so happy to hear that you had a great experience at our NYC hostel. Be sure to contact us again when you're visiting the city and we will be sure you receive the best service possible. Take care in the future :D More 

Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple, clean place to sleep in an expensive city. I liked the spaciousness of the public areas, and the appealing decor. Rooms were spacious, with a large locker to hold your stuff. The room I was in was quiet, which I very much appreciated as I feared it was get rowdy in a hostel. I loved the vast amount of... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great accommodations for parents travelling with opposite gender teens in HINYC's spacious family room (sleeps 4 in a queen bed and two bunks) with ensuite bathroom, bar fridge, TV, desk, dresser, linens, towels, toiletries and complimentary breakfast. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly, the cafe, lounge and patio courtyard give you room to spread out and the hostel offers interesting programming... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took a long time to decide on where to stay in New York, but after staying at IH in Philladelphia, I decided to go with this one in New York. - On arrival, there was an extremely helpful guy who's name I've forgotten, was beyond welcoming, funny, directing me to the front desk, from there though polite was given... More 

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

We are very happy to hear that you chose our NY hostel after your experience in Philadelphia. Despite such a strong first impression from our staff, we apologize that you were not given all the information you needed to ensure an enjoyable stay. Along with the noisy guests at night, we completely understand why you would not be as impressed... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff are mainly rude with the exception of a couple . You only get one blanket I had to request another two to be warm . Also be awear that some of their train/sub instructions are wrong i.e. they don’t know when there is maintenance on lines which should be to there knowledge when helping tourist to find routes .... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your truly honest and helpful feedback with us about your experience at HI New York. We are constantly coaching our staff to be helpful and friendly and we will be sure to work on their knowledge of the basic info such as the local transit info. Your input if very useful to our management team and... More 

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