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Chelsea International Hostel

1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   251 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is in a great location with a lot of options of bars and restaurants around. Easy access to subway. The hostel was clean and the room was decent for a hostel. My only complaint was the guy at the front desk was very rude and didn't give us much information about breakfast, or even where the rooms were located.... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chelsea hostel was very clean and its great located. There's a delicious restaurant in front!!! Great drinks and food!! You have also a deli right around the corner... Ideal for the night snackers or to buy any type of food or snack! It has absolutly no luxuries! Rooms are plain and simple... But if your anything like me and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alright hostel but AMAZING location. If you can get past the quirky layout and stairs its a decent place to stay. If all you're looking for is a bed and a secure place to keep your stuff safe this is definitely a contender. 10 minute walk to Madison Square Garden and 3 minute walk to the 1 train and a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 1 night in September in a 1 person room. On arrival I was given a key on a key ring and they told me it would give me access, however on proceeding to go to my room the key wouldn't open that buildings front door. I then told the staff member who told their manager and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom for three nights in December. Although we were concerned about being right next to the bathroom and toilet, it was relatively quiet. The room was larger than expected but uninviting. I know this is a hostel, but a bed side table in such a large room, or a picture on... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If I were you, I would never stay at this hostel. Everything in it is bad. When I arrived there was not anyone in the booking office that was abandoned. It was Sunday. There was only a ridiculous note saying that someone went out but would return after. I had to wait about 50 minutes! The staff not is only... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Perfect location, sparkling clean , free breakfast, free pizza night, free comedy w/ beverages, private room, kitchen. Yes, in NYC. I had a problem with my bed, it got changed at 10:00 pm, hard to believe, but true. There are rules, good rules, follow them and you are going to have a wonderful experience. 3 rooms for each shower and... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As far as location goes, this place is A1. Walking distance to so many amazing bars, theatre and comedy shows, restaurants, parks, shops and in the heart of wonderful Chelsea. One of the most colourful and entertaining locations in New York (in my humble opinion). Also very close to the subway and a very short and easy ride to uptown/Brooklyn.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

That hostel is definitely not used to its full potential. The buildings have lots of character, nice old wooden stairs, wooden floor that create an intimate and restful atmosphere, impeccable cleanliness, storage space (shelves) and sinks in private rooms, excellent location. The problem is the lack of vision. It would not take much to change the appearance of the rooms:... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stayed at this place for several nights whilst staying in New York around the start of October. We booked because of the location and the fact it had a kitchen. I was dreading staying here due to some of the very harsh reviews it had received, so I was pleasantly surprised when I realised most of the negative reviews... More 

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Additional Information about Chelsea International Hostel

Address: 251 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011
Location: United States > New York > New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Chelsea International Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 150
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