One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in, fantastically equipped, friendly and cheap. Although being quite far up the Upper West side, there are two central subway lines 2/3 blocks away that take you right into the heart of Manhattan. The hostel is spacious and the staff are very friendly. The living room area is welcoming with lots of sofas and a pool table, the outside area is inviting, especially in the early evenings when there are lots of people around. The dorms are all that you would expect from a hostel, bunk beds in rows, but each bed is provided with a locker large enough to put a rucksack in (remember to take a padlock!). The toilets and showers were clean but we sometimes had to wait for showers at busier times of the day. The hostel run lots of great activities to get involved in (bar crawls, club nights, tours), that were all great for a group of girls who didn't know the city! Would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone travelling or backpacking through New York!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HI-New York is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side.One block from Broadway and a main subway line. Minutes from glorious Central Park. Situated near Central Park and Columbia University, the hostel is in a historic Victorian Gothic-style building on the Upper West Side. It organizes walking tours, sporting events, group outings to concerts and more. There is capacity for 672 guests, and facilities include internet access, kitchen and laundry. From an all-day walking tour to a viewing of a New York movie in our cozy TV room to a quiet cup of coffee in our cafe, Hostelling International New York has everything you need to make your group happy. Play the latest games on Play Station 2. Check your email without leaving the hostel. Wash and dry your clothes in our new laundry room on the second floor. Pick up subway/bus MetroCards, sundries, NY souvenirs, calling cards, and more. The hostel is located steps from the subways and minutes from Times Square and other major NYC attractions. Ask our friendly staff what they can do for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International - New York Hotel New York City