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Chelsea International Hostel

251 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011
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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is OK. The single room is actually a fairly good size, with a sink placed in the room. The location is excellent, and the breakfast OK for what you pay (bagel w butter and jam, coffee). Service is nothing to brag about. The cleanliness is not very good at all. There was all kinds of stains on both... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped with a friend for 2 nights in here. It's a very typical hostel so don't expect anything at all. The location is the only brownie point this place gets. Rooms are less than basic with a tinny toilet. You get a mediocre breakfast in the morning with a ticket you are given when you check in. The price... More 

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Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this hostel for the 2nd time and I will be back again. The location is great, within a walking distance there are shops, cafes, restaurants...Easily, you get to Port Authority, Times Square and other points of interest.The hostel is cleaned every day, toilets, showers are spotless. You get continental breakfast - bagel, butter, jam, fruit, unlimited cereals,... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a hostel that is in the middle of Manhattan and you don't require anything else than a bed, this is your hostel. Perfect for people who only have a couple of days in the Big Apple.

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is very good and accessible by sub-way. Safe place for backpackers. Basic and clean rooms and bathrooms. Good kitchen, which you can use, as in any hostels... Good restaurants nearby. Lockers in each room.. carry your own locks

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newcastle upon tyne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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