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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 5 days ago
charliefirth Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Chelsea International Hostel in early March for a few nights when we first arrived in NYC. We took a cab from JFK to the hostel costing around $59 (which is a standard one off price for most yellow cabs). When we arrived it was snowing lightly so getting into the warmth of the hostel was much... More 

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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is definitely the best of this hostel. Near from 03 different subway lines, between 7th and 8th Av. The shared rooms are small ( I could`t use it to store my luggage) but clean. The breakfast place is very friendly with bagels, cereals and one fruit.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chelsea has the best location but the price is the best part . Great place to start a walking tour of lower Manhattan near the village not far from N Y U and some great art Gallery's . The Hostel is very Clean rooms are nice and the Hostel even has its own Internet Cafe , the breakfast set... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the only hostel I have ever stayed in so had low expectations. With a group of 30+ friends, this was ideal to meet all budgets. The hostel is perfectly located and opposite a police station so fear not for your safety! The hostel was cleaned very well and had a good Internet cafe. The only downfall was the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

“Great location near subway stations and restaurants, friendly staff, wifi works only in the common area and the breakfast is not the best, but for the value is a great deal. I certainly would stay there again. ”

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Brandon, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I spent $35, booked through Hostel World, for one night in a shared room with two beds. The hosts is very close to several metro lines. It is a 50 minute to one hour direct line from JFK Jamaica Station with no transfers necessary. Wifi is only available in the common area, but password is clearly posted. Staff was fine... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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24 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My initial thrill in booking this room was looking kinda squint-eyed at the monitor and pretending I was going to stay at the Chelsea Hotel. My second and more lasting thrill came from checking in, getting into my private single, and thinking, "I didn't think I could get a room like this in NYC for under $70!" Fantastic location in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The location of this hostel is really the only thing it has going for it. The time I spent here was pretty unpleasant. As a traveller, a lot of us are relying on wifi to make flight bookings, meet up with friends, find accommodation etc. This hostel only has wifi in the common area and many of the rooms are... More 

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighborhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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