We stayed here during October 2012 and this was our third visit. We stayed as a family of four (including 2 teenagers 13 and 15) for 10 nights. We had an overnight flight from Las Vegas and arrived very early. We could leave our bags for the day and return later for check in. We had a private room which had a private bathroom. Our room had a queen size bed and a set of bunks, a small refrigerator, a coffee maker and a chest of drawers, together with hanging space. Since our last visit they have included a flat screen tv on the wall! Bathroom was spotless and fresh towels every day.
Subway close by (2 stations) and does not take long to get where you want to go. Supermarket right near the subway station, so could stock up to eat at the hostel (breakfast and dinner). Fantastic kitchen facilities. Wi-fi available throughout hostel.
We went on a lot of the tours that are offered by the hostel - Bronx, Greenwich Village, Harlem Gospel tour and Brooklyn. Fantastic value - $10.00 per person and the guides were full of information and if you did not know how to use/by a metrocard for the subway, they helped with this. Greenwich village your was supposed to be from 10.00am to 1.00pm but we did not finish until 4.00pm. Great day (lots of walking!). I would definitely recommend this hostel for families and the area feels safe with children.
I would stay here again. Absolutely love the hostel.
- 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