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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've stayed here multiple times. Works every time. Rooms are basic and beds are reasonably good. Good hostel for a reasonable price. If you simply need a place to sleep, this is a good choice. Thanks again!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Open the room door that we had been assigned and the first thing that I thought was "i'm going to be sleeping in a prison cell". After dropping off bags we made a dash for the door and went to explore city. Upon returning the hostel didn't feel bad. The beds were comfy and the double rooms were the right... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Book a 4-bedded room for 4 people and end up in separate rooms. Website is unclear and misleading, and speaking to staff over the phone is worse. Also, there is a prohibition on people under the age of 18.

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This is the only review I have ever written. I'm not one to complain but my god this place is not worth the money. Its very expensive for a hostel and you are paying for a prison bed...wifi works in one area that is it... No friendly atmosphere... People can just walk into the building as there is no code... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

very well located. between three subway stations where you can go anywhere in ny (and easy to go to the airport). you can walk easily to HighLine Park or Flatiron Building. very secure neighborhood (the hostel is in front a police station). The breakfast is simple, but ok (fruits, bread, juice, milk, coffee, corn flakes). The bathroom is clean, a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Paid $130 per night for a box room with 2 very old metal beds in it, a tiny sink and 2 lockers that you could pick up and take with you. The shower room was so small that you struggle to turn around in it, a shower was a real struggle! The internet only worked in one aread of the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was warned that New York is expensive. I therefore chose this hostel as the advertised price fitted my pocket the best of all the other places I had looked at. The hidden costs killed me, though. The biggest "hidden" cost is all the various taxes you have to pay. These almost doubled the initial price. It would be so... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After travelling for a fee months and staying in various accommodation types I found that this hostel was one of the worse. We stayed in a twin private for 4 nights at a cost of $470; a room that consisted of cramped space, no curtains, the smallest shower/toilet to share with the whole building and no TV or Wifi in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As a couple travelling we wanted to stay at a hostel to meet other people and socialize. That's why we payed for a really bad room at this hostel when we could have gotten a room at a hotel for the same price. The room had two simple beds, a sink and a locker. We also had our own bathroom.... More

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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*
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