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Chelsea International Hostel

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Hostel staff was not the most friendly, especially daytime. The athmosphere was also soso, more like a dormitoy than like an hostel. Breakfast was just ok. Wifi wasn't working everywhere. My room was so small that there was not even enaugh space to fully open the door. There were just 2 electric plugs for 44 ppl, and they were all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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 February 23, 2015

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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Chelsea
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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