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International Student Center

38 W. 88th Street, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Taipei, Taiwan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been thinking for a while before giving it 2-star. I usually don't expect much from a hostel, but I have to say this: it's below the average, compared to the hostels I used to stay, say, in Boston or Washington DC. The only good thing about it is that it has a great location, very close to Central... More

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Rouen, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The hostel is correct. The main appeal is the location ! Right next to central park ! Then the room and bathroom are clean but could be restored a bit. The staff was ok, there are maps available and tips about what to do.

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Cordoba, Argentina
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25 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I came across this hostel on hostelworld and its price called my attention. 40 bucks, taxes included. That's a great deal for a. NYC and b. the Upper West Side. It's half a street away from the C train. The hostel is alright. It has a lot of space in the basement to hang out and where you could prepare... More

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Oberlin, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I would recommend try your best to avoid this hostel. I was initially happy about the price and the location. I don't mind get sheets and make bed by myself nor walk to the forth floor(no elevator) with my heavy backpack. But the front desk gay is extremely rude and makes stupid mistakes. He doesn't look people in the eye... More

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Trujillo, Peru
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

It's clean, cheap, cozy and the location is great. It's just one block from the subway and right next to Central Park. Nice neighborhood and good service. there's no wifi and i had to leave my suitcase in the office. But the let me know about that in advance and for the price I think it was a good deal.... More

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

We stayed one night in a 10 beds dormitory, room 3 on the second floor, with a shared bathroom; which was 27$ (tax included) per person. The room was clean and quiet. I would have like an extra blanket, as it was a bit cold in the middle of the night. The bathroom was ok and clean. The staff is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

This is the best hostel I've stayed at in New York (after trying two others) and one of the cheapest. It's right next to the metro station and close to supermarkets. The staff were chatty and helpful, and they sorted my check-out in advance when I had to leave early in the morning. The communal area was big and the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011 via mobile

You can't take your bags to the rooms, for security. They are really worried about fire!! I think it's too expensive for a hostel with no breakfast and no wi if Internet. And there are so many stairs!! I was on the 4th floor and there was no elevator!! The good side is that the subway is right next to... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

This is a perfectly adequate place to stay with clean beds and linens, a nice communal area and kitchen. I found it friendly and quiet and it had a good amount of information on things to do, including a board dedicated to free activities for those on a tight budget! The price is also good for New York and the... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

It's a very cheap and nice hostel. The staff is friendly and the location is really good, it's not in downtown but it's right next to a metro station. The only things I would change of this hostel are: 1) Lack of atmosphere: The hostel doesn't have activities or a lot of common spaces for meeting people. 2) Too many... More

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Address: 38 W. 88th Street, New York City, NY 10024
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown , Upper West Side
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