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Chelsea International Hostel

251 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011
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UK
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

Great location, unusually friendly and helpful staff, safe area, clean throughout (very clean bathrooms, good shower). Small room, bunk rooms are average size. Can't fault it. Out of 4 locations I've stayed over the past 4 years, this is the cheapest and the best hands down.

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Ostend, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2010

We (80 students) stayed in this hostel for around a week and we had to endure some incidents (leaking toilet flooded the hallways and cockroaches in the room) but it is a youthhostel afterall which also reflects in the price. Great location: very safe for girls at night because it is a gay area (I guess). They also had all... More 

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NYCHostelConnection, General Manager at Chelsea International Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. I hope you brought the leaky toilet to our attention and that we quickly responded. We usually fix problems like that pretty fast. I also hope you told us about any bugs that may have been in the room. We have an exterminator come in every month but we need to know if there... More 

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firenze
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

our double room was really tiny, there was just an old sink, a shelf and a bed. Once we put our 2 suitcases on the floor you could hardly move inside it. By the way the toilet and the shower were pretty clean (they clean it once a day). Sometimes the toilet was clogged but the problem was usually solved... More 

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NYCHostelConnection, General Manager at Chelsea International Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review . We are going through a renovation to make the rooms larger, get rid of the carpets that carry dust and allergens, and make the hostel better overall. I am sorry if the hostel did not live up to your expectations but we are constantly working to make Chelsea International better for our... More 

Washington, DC
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2009

BEWARE They have bed bugs. I awoke to find them crawling over me in the night, and they left marks like mosquito bites, only bigger, more itchy and longer lasting, on my arms and feet. If you stay here, do NOT let any of your luggage or clothing stay on the beds for any amount of time lest you bring... More 

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NYCHostelConnection, public relations manager at Chelsea International Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, I am sorry you did not enjoy our hostel. We have an exterminator coming every month and it is rare that we spot bugs, especially bed bugs! We have not had problems with that in years. I wish you had told us while you were here so we could address your problems right away. -Chelsea International Hostel Staff More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

For a hostel good showers, tasty filling breakfast, good location, good internet and locker facilities, sociable with other travellers, nice bedding, transfers available but easy to find using subway and cheaper

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2009

I stayed in this hostel for a week and was very impressed. I stayed with one other friend and had a private room. Although the room was small it was cleaned daily and was ideal as a base for the week. The room consisted of bunk beds, a sink and some shelf space. There was a bathroom and shower on... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

I was actually very impressed by this hostel! It was very clean, had a shower and a bathroom down the hall that were very nice. The room had a bunk bed and shelf-space, and I was a little skeptical when I saw there were only sheets on the bed and two tiny blankets for myself and my father. But once... More 

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jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

stayed here yesterday. got stranded in the city due to reasons had no where else to go. i disliked how had to pay for a entire day althrough we only arrived at 5am and had to leave the place by 12pm or get charged an extra day. the free breakfast was not that great had not many options. mostly for... More 

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NYCHostelConnection, public relations manager at Chelsea International Hostel, responded to this review

We are glad that you recommend our hostel. Breakfast consists of a few options including bagels, muffins, fruit, and cereal. There is no meat so I am not sure why your vegetarian friend could not eat anything. We are glad we could help you out when you needed a place to stay. -Chelsea International Hostel Staff More 

UK
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30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

I stayed here for five nights. Functional rooms of not particular cleanliness. I disliked the airless bathrooms. In the middle of summer, they are not pleasant. But, hey, I was not there for the luxurious surroundings, plus it is a hostel after all. Their breakfast is good quality, but is extremely poorly served. With a little rearrangement and some sensible... More 

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Thank AlaricUk
NYCHostelConnection, public relations manager at Chelsea International Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. We would love to hear some ideas on how exactly to make our hostel better. Thank you for your input. We appreciate it. -Chelsea International Hostel Staff More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

I have been living in New York for some months now, and the thing about this city is that accommodation and space is expensive. There are millions of people traveling here to this tiny island and there has to be somewhere to house them all. I have stayed in the Chelsea for 2 nights. The people arent that friendly, but... 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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