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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A group of us arrived around 5 pm staff members greeted us they were nice we were brought to a large room giving information about the hostel and giving room keys everything was great. The lift to our floor was ridiculous took for ever for a building that big to have one lift i don't understand. We got to our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed from 19th to 23th, in a mixed room 6 beds, was ok just a little detail the room was located next to the women showers so we hear a lot of the hair dryer noises, the check in an the instructions was pretty clear explained and the helpful and comfort staff was one of the best parts of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had just come back from the HI in D.C and so expected another great experience with them, and they delivered! H.I New York is a great hostel, with loads of amenities and provides the opportunity to explore the area with site visits and history of nearby attractions. It's located at the top of Central Park and so if you... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The nicest hostel I've stayed at worldwide. Comfy bunks, amazing bathrooms (great showers), super clean, great kitchen and shared spaces. Super modern. Great free tours. I went on the one of Harlem and met nice people and learned a lot. Ended up moving to NY a couple months later and still highly recommend this place.

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hostel and now you're living in the city! Feel free to stop by if you need any advice and we'll be happy to help you out. Best of luck to you! More 

Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the hostel with a group of 27 people for a school trip. We shared a room with ten girls and the room was a little bit too small for all our luggage. Still I had a great stay. The bedroom and shared bathroom were always clean. I also really loved the breakfast! Bagels, eggs, pancakes, huge donuts,... More 

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

It sounds as though you had a terrific experience at our NYC hostel. Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us! If you visit again with a smaller group, or just by yourself, consider that 4 or 6 bed dorms. Not only do they offer a bit more space, but they come with breakfast and shower slippers! Take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 10 nights in a shared room (10-person dorm) at HI New York and couldn't ask for a better stay. It was my first experience at a hostel and I loved it. The bathroom and the bedroom are really clean and the staff is always willing to help. The hostel has a really nice kitchen and a cozy TV room.... More 

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

Our staff is so pleased to hear that your first hostel experience turned out to be a great one. Thank you for choosing Hostelling International and we hope you will be back here again someday! Your feedback is excellent and we truly appreciate it. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

let me start by saying that this hostel has everything that you are looking for except from the location in the northwest of Manhattan, however the nearest subway station is just 5 minutes walk. It has a laundry, bar, wifi, big common areas, nice stuff. I've been there 3 times and I'm sure that I'll coming back.

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

Great feedback for future guests! We hope you get to visit us again soon. Thanks for the kind words and for choosing our NYC hostel. Best wishes! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going through modernisation process at the moment but still excellent. Service on desk was hit and miss at times but was really good otherwise, everytime you came through the door they asked if you were ok, getting involved in the activities or needed anything. Had a good socialiser event, pub crawl and Chinese New Year gathering. Rooms were standard, bathrooms... More 

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

We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we go through construction of our lobby and common spaces. Thank you for sharing your feedback and for making the best of your visit. Be sure to stay with us again on your next visit to NYC. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I stayed here during the warm weather in June 2014, I have to admit the hostel is situated in a great area 2 minute walk to Central Park and a 2 minute walk from the subway, you generally think the hostel is located in a daunting place because of the high rise flats near it (I would not advise walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

You can not expect more from this hostel. I reckon HI International New York it's one of the best hostels that you can find. Very clean bathrooms, toilets. Very clean bed with good services, change the linen, towels whenever you want. Very good cafeteria with great food. Really delicious. Free wifi with good speed.

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