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International Student Center

38 W. 88th Street, New York City, NY 10024
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was one of the cheapest I found to stay for one night at the start of my backpacking trip around the US. Whilst being clean and well-located, it just was;t the standard that I would expect for the price in any other city. I fully expected to pay a high price in NYC, but was a bit disappointed... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Has a great localization, close the Central park, 1 block to subway.. safe place, close all restaurants and markets. Is really good! Tem uma localização privilegiada, perto do metro e a 2 quadras do central park. Seguro, perto de restaurantes e mercados. muito bom.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Me and my sister planned a very quick and inexpensive trip to New York, New York and our first thing to do was find something that was cheap, but still accessible and good. Place was fun, not real clean,. but not dirty. To expected from an international center. There is a central area downstairs for you to cook, store your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I stayed here just the one night last June before I was picked up for camp. The room was very comfortable, quite large and had a fan. There were a lack of plug sockets but the building seemed very old so it was not really a shock. You had to leave all luggage downstairs but this was safely stored and... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Ive been in this hostel st least 8 times. It has everything you need! The rooms are clean. Because it it a hostel you share your room and bathroom with at least 7 more people but dont worry! They are all as clean as you :). It does not provide breakfast, but you can cook in the basement! Wifi is... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My sister and I stayed for 7 nights in December and I could say that it was really awesome. I loved the people on the front desk. Shoutout to Peter who was very nice because there was a night when one of our brazilian roommates whom we only met during our stay was really drunk and she started making everyone... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I stayed in the hostel for 9 nights and the facilities are quite good, the place its two blocks from central park and close to many places in Manhattan, Anthony and Michael are very helpful during your stay, thanks for everything. Regards allan

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's not a palace but the position is perfect, right in the center of Manhattan. it's also pretty cheap... just don't look at the dirt here and there and u'll be fine. U have to pay for wifi, there's a kitchen downstairs and a comfortable living room. Staff is almost every time friendly

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We arrived at the Hostel at around 8pm to find a stoned receptionist who was rude and unfriendly. He was completely incapable of his job and totally unprofessional in addition he was so spaced out he "forgot" to mention that the office IS LOCKED BETWEEN 11PM AND 8AM so if you want to leave between these hours you cannot gain... More 

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hostel was clean and was in a good location next to Central Park, it was quite a walk into Times Square you would probably be better off getting the subway as it was over 40 blocks to walk. The annoying thing about this hostel was that you couldn't take your cases into the rooms they had to stay downstairs... More 

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