We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wanderers Inn West

257 W 113th street, New York City, NY 10026
Hotel amenities
Wanderers Inn West
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
A recent review
Rate this Hotel

24 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Wanderers Inn West
See the most recent reviews
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2009

I brought a school group of 42 students 5 adults to the Wanderers in Feb 2008. The rooms were a good size, and very well heated - at times a bit too hot. The beakfast was great lots of bagels and muffins and all the students loved them. The bathrooms were very clean as were the bedrooms. The staff were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NYCHostelConnection, public relations manager at Wanderers Inn West, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind review. We are happy that you had such a great experience with us. Come back soon! -Wanderers Inn West Staff More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

Nice free breakfast. Housekeeper cleaned bathroom and shower almost every day, but never cleaned the floor for some reason. Free wifi in common room/kitchen. Lots of NY guiding books to read and good deal tickets available. Small hostel with guests from all over the world. You get to know others since you share such a small area, good if you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2009

Great hostel just on outskirts of Harlem. I don't get some of the ocmments from people about it being 'dangerous'. Pfft i say. I'm a single white female - travelled there alone, got lost wandering around when i got off the subway with my suitcase and although was a bit daunted it was fine, and i was not hassled at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salzburg, Austria
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2008

The Wanderers Inn was the first hostel I stayed in and I was pleasantly surprised! The staff was very nice, the cleaning woman came every day and the breakfast was great too! One thing people could get annoyed from was a noise coming from a pipe in the room which you could hear sometimes. It did not really disturb me... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2007

This is a very nice place to stay in NYC if you want to spend little money and have comfort. Wanderers Inn West is a few blocks from the subway station (dont forget to take ONLY lines B or C to get to the hostel, otherwise you will get lost in the crazy NY subway). The hostel is very clean,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2007

after reading a review from another single woman traveller about this hostel just before I was due to stay there I was a bit worried, she said it was in Harlem, a known unsafe area for white females. I thought the hostel was lovely, the beds were rickety and quite old, some didn't have ladders (so getting on the top... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Joliet, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2007

A friend and I stayed at WIW for 3 nights this past Labor Day weekend. The area is only 2 blocks north of Central Park and the subway. The area always had people hanging around in front of apartments but we never felt unsafe, even when walking home at 3AM. NOTE: YOU MUST BRING A PASSPORT EVEN IF YOU'RE A... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2007

I arrived at the hostel with a group of college students and tutors in March of this year (2007) At first glance, everyone was disheartened by the look of the place and some of the rickety metal bunk beds creeked throughout the night. Despite this, the staff were friendly and talkative (especially Sam) who you will meet when you arrive.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2007

This hostel was actually not that bad. In fact, it lived up to all of my expectations of what a hostel should be. It was cheap, clean, and had a pretty sociable atmosphere. The only things I could think of that didn't make me too happy were the small size of the showers and the excessive heat. For some reason,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2006

I had a great stay at this hostel the staff were friendly, the room was clean and the food great. I was worried at first about staying in Harlem being a lone female traveller but found it fine though would be wary about going out on my own at night but then you could say that about a lot of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (16)
Room/suite (4)
Bathroom (2)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (9)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Staying in Harlem

Neighborhood Profile
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
Explore this neighborhood


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question