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Hostelling International - New York

891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great hostelling experience with HI New York. This is my first trip staying in a hostel and it was just great. Neat and clean environment, good events, cafe, good location. Made lot of friends and had a great time together. I would advise solo travellers to have a stay here. Anzz

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Valinhos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel! Clean and organized environment, people of different nationalities, fair price, comfortable rooms !!! Perhaps the only defect is the place to leave your suitcase is on the ground, but there are small lockers in each room to let the day's clothes and objects that you frequently.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Again, great value for money in New York City. This hostel is clean, safe, friendly, and one of the best I've stayed in. Located a few blocks from Central Park, and one block from the subway, giving quick access to all New York has to offer. Great onsite café serving all sorts of light meals, and snacks. Ample clean bathroom... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty poor experience, it was expensive for what you get. No breakfast for a premiere (hostel) price, while you pay almost double any average hostel. The past couple of months i've been in tons of different hostels but this one was def one of the worst. The staff was nice (In a American way, so when you turn around their... More 

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Our management team truly appreciates that you've taken the time to detail your thoughts in a candid and descriptive manner. Your recent stay does not sound as though it was very convenient at all. A good night's sleep and a clean, friendly atmosphere should come as a given and we are committed to providing all of that for each guest... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time in New York, and I stayed for about a week. It was a great place! I booked into one of 6 bedroom dorms and couldn't be happier. The room was clean and comfortable. The washrooms and showers were also surprisingly clean, especially considering how many people use them. The rooms have wi-fi, which is nice.... More 

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Thank you very much for offering feedback on your recent stay at our NYC hostel. We are happy to hear that we played a small part in your first visit to the big city. Your advice is excellent and will surely help fellow travelers like you. Our management team appreciates you bringing the small issues to our attention and we... More 

New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best & largest hostels I have stayed in! Excellent location, just a block or so from the subway station. The front desk staff was helpful, though they looked a bit overworked. The room & bathroom were clean. Its a bit pricey, but you would expect that for a Manhattan location. Would definitely come back again!

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind remarks. Our staff is looking forward to your next visit. Be sure to contact us directly if there is anything we can do to provide you with the best stay possible. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have just returned home from a week in New York staying at this hostel. It has it's benefits it's very cheap compared to other hostels in the city, and it's location is pretty good. Just a few minutes walk from the number one train. The hostel is clean with good washing facilities there was never a wait to have... More 

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Your feedback is truly appreciated by our staff and management team here in New York City. Thank you for sharing the positive along with the negative about your 7 night stay. We are sorry to hear that your roommates were a bit noisy and that the room felt a bit cramped. We encourage you to consider inquiring about our 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, let me say I've stayed in hostels before and wasn't expecting much, but this place was brilliant! I stayed in an 8 bed female premium room on the third floor- room 316. The air-con was powerful and easy to use. The beds were comfortable, the lockers were big enough for all my valuables (if you want to lock... More 

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this detailed feedback with us. It is wonderful to hear that you found our staff to be so obliging and that your accommodations were comfortable. Your review will surely entice other awesome travelers like you to choose our NYC hostel and we are a better hostel for it. It seems... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at hostels in other countries but this was my first hosteling international experience in the U.S. I stayed there only two nights while I was in NYC for a business trip. The hostel is in a great location, only two blocks from Central Park and close to subway. The hostel's options for daily activities that you can... More 

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Our staff is thrilled to hear that your first USA hostel experience was with our NYC hostel. Meeting other travelers and sharing stories is surely what hostels are all about. Please keep us in mind when you're traveling to NYC again. We will be honored to give you another enjoyable experience. More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For a budget trip it's the right place to stay, great location, great hostel! Bedrooms and bathrooms were cleaned everyday, they have storage room and a lot of chill out places inside the hostel (good to meet new people from everywhere), super close from a subway station, and few blocks away to central park!

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Great feedback! Thanks for sharing your NYC visit with us. Be sure to contact the hostel staff if you plan on making a return visit. We look forward to assisting you again soon! More 

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Address: 891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025
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Location: United States > New York > New York City
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Number of rooms: 92
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