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Hostelling International - New York

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891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I was here in June, 2011. Three days at first, but extended it by another three (saved me a switch between hostels). Rooms are ok, Oh, and it was affordable too! quite some beds per room though. hallway bathrooms were good. service was fine as well, and one can store luggage in the basement in a locker. Be there in... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I stayed there solo from the 4th-9th. All of the staff are very helpful and friendly. I stayed in a "Male Premium" dorm with 6-beds. The lockers are big and nothing to worry about (but bring your own mid-sized lock), absolutely safe. Beds are clean. Bathrooms are surprisingly clean and private (you have a door for your shower). The aircon... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Located near upper central park west, it's not the greatest neighborhood, but it's convenient enough. It's a block or two away from the subway and a couple of blocks away from the park. There are a lot of rooms and plenty of bathrooms and showers. Everything was relatively clean and the service was pretty friendly. (Especially for NYC). There are... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Clean room, friendly stuff, huge kitchen, lovely common area, convenient location. They even have sunday service inside the hostel. It is great place to stay, and meet other travelers. The hostel provides different events, including city tours. The only complain is it is kinda noise staying in a 12 people's room, probably 3am to 6am are the only quiet time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

One of the best hostels I have stayed in. Very clean and in a great location with the underground tube station a 2 minute walk away. The staff were very friendly and helpful from when I first arrived. The hostel it's self has everything you need in it and offers great night activities for example for one of the nights... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The level of service and attention to detail shown by the staff here was second to none.I really can't say enough food things about my stay here.Initially there was a small mix up in the reservation which was not only rectified but the manager sent a hamper of fresh fruit and drinks to our room. This went way above the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I stayed at HI NYC for two nights in June, and it was a great experience. I arrived at the Hostel ahead of check-in time, but staff assisted me with storing my luggage so I could get out and explore the city. I stayed in a premium room with three bunk beds/capacity for six people. As this was my first... More 

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Chambéry, Rhone-Alpes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Hostelling international is a great place when you travel in a group, the pictures are kinda old, and i remember that the hotel had been restored. Great memories in there ! :) It's situated a the heart of Manhattan, near of Central Park, and it's really easy to move in the island. It is really clean, and not really noisy,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I have stayed in a number of HI Hostels on my travels and this one was just as good. Unfortunately this was the only one I came across that didn't serve complimentary breakfast. But the staff were really friendly, knew everything about the area and were quick to answer any questions you may have. They also run a number of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

Discovered on arrival that just because you've booked a bed for 4 nights does not mean it will be the same bed and was told I'd have to move 3 times during my stay if I wanted the premium room I had booked. This involved packing up and checking out each morning and then checking in again in the afternoon.... More 

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