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Chelsea International Hostel

251 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011
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Chelsea International Hostel
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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newcastle upon tyne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok look, this place is pretty basic and I certainly didn't spend much time here apart from sleeping. The rooms are very basic and it can be noisy at times, it is no frills for sure. I will pay a bit more next time i'm in NYC and go for something a bit better. Good location though, and easy walk... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I researched online and this is the only Manhattan hostel I found for all my needs as a single female traveler. As a hostel, it is also good for all types of travelers because of its cleanliness, quiet safe location, proximity to subways, to nice cafés, bars and restaurants. They have good nightly activities too. The guests were mostly about... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the best hostel in NYC..but.. it's cheap and very close to the things I wanted to see. Staff were helpful and the social areas needed a repaint/clean but I didn't spend much time there so not a huge issue for me. I had a private room, which was fine.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a great hostel to stay in if you intend to explore New York. It is within walking distance of lots fo great attractions like the skyline and times square. Breakfast is ok in the morning and the staff are friendly and helpful. Our room was very basic but it was pretty much what it said on the tin... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

As the previous review friends of mine keep asking me why I keep going back to NYC, and what I tell them is, it's an addiction. After reading numerous of reviews about this hostel across different sites I had my doubts of staying here as I was a lone traveller. I arrived early and left my bag and headed off... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My friends always wonder why i keep going back to new york, well hey because it's new york of course but.....also because of Chelsea international hostel! It's home away from home! I've had cheaper offers from other hostels and airbnb, but no way! Half the joy of being in NYC is being in this hostel! Located in the heart of... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great location for touring the city, plenty of sights within walking distance, cheap and basic, but if sightseeing on a budget it is fine. Met plenty of others travelling around the US, it's a great place to meet like minded people!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stayed in this hostel last spring of 2010. I shared the room with 8 other people. The staff are not friendly. Breakfast was toast, fruit (apple/orange) and coffee. A couple of blocks away from the subway. If you just need a place to sleep overnight, this hostel is ok. You will get what you paid for.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Good hostel - pretty basic but totally fine. Stayed a couple of nights here with a friend. The staff were a little unhelpful but the rooms were clean, and good AC. the location is great too for exploring Chelsea.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a week and it was average. Great location and fairly safe but that's about it. It was filled with irritating school groups who were rude and badly looked after by their teachers and they took ALL the free pizza on the pizza night and left none for anyone else. Staff were quite rude and didn't care... More 

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