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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 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Windhoek, Namibia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Trondheim, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here at the start of July for 4 nights. Ideal location, price although expensive for a hostel is reasonable in manhattan. The common area was great for socialising especially as I was there on my own. Breakfast was basic but did the job. Would definitely recommend to others and would revisit again.

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Bogota, Colombia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 8 nights, and it was overall a great hostel. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood, there are a couple of subway stations and various convenience stores blocks away. The common area is spacious and allows meeting other people easily. On the other hand, there were a couple of drawbacks: the facilities are a bit old and they... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights on my own and was amazed at how cheap it was to stay there considering the prime location of the hostel. Was able to walk to most attractions from the hostel, with Times Square fairly close by. The room was minimal with a bed, sink and locker, though considering the price and position, it did... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading mixed reviews I didn't know what to expect, but for a hostel it was great. Perfect location! Room was clean - booked a single room - was at the front of the hostel, so a little noisy at night (sirens, road works and early morning garage truck), not sure if would be much different at the back. Had... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I stayed there about one week while traveling through New York and I liked this place. The best thing is the location,just nearby 8th Avenue, metro, Train and Bus stations .Quite clean,with the big and all functional kitchen and free Wi-Fi almost at all the territory. Though it happens to meet there some rude stuff members or the locker that... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I stayed in June in a single room with shared bath. Absolutely no complaints about the price at all, and I think I got what I paid for, if not more! Definitely not disappointed with my stay! The service from the staff on the front desk was fantastic, everyone was so friendly and helpful. The hostel was quite clean, though... 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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