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Hostelling International - New York

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stayed at HI-New York for four nights in December 2015. The location is fantastic, very easy to get there from the Greyhound bus terminal and from there to the airport because the subway and buses are conveniently running close-by. I stayed in one of the big female dorms, 16 beds I believe, but it was clean and kept tidy.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a private room which was as good as a Hotel room. Clean and tidy and the canteen is great also. Plenty of places to eat nearby and close to Central Park and subway. Security was good and in a good area. We were with a school group and it was excellent for this purpose. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're travelling alone, or with friends but want to know different people from all over the world, the HI NY is the place to stay. There wont be two people that have the same story to tell, and you can know a lot of them here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This hostel is definitely more expensive than most, but it's by far the best I've seen. It's clean and modern, full of amenities and scheduled activities. I felt very safe and comfortable here. They have convenient lockers for you luggage if you arrive early or want to leave your bags longer on the last day.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hostel is great and really enjoyed my stay. The staff are super friendly, the cafe on site is awesome and the cleanliness of the whole place was also great. However the only downside is how far away the hostel is from everything. It's on 104th Ave and Time Square is around 40th - so 60 something blocks away. The subway... More 

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent stay. We appreciate your feedback and would like to welcome you back again soon. If staying for a week or more, be sure to consider the 7-day 'Unlimited Ride' Metrocard. It will save you time and money. Take care and best of luck in all future travels! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hostel is just amazing! Super close to the red line metro station, two blocks from Central Park. Towels and bed sheets are provided. There are personal lockers to keep your bags safe inside the dorm, but not big enough for a huge luggage (there are super big lockers for that in the basement- extra fee though; around 5$/24h). Breakfast... More 

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation and for coming back to stay with us again and again. Our staff appreciates your kind feedback! Please be sure to visit more of our many hostel locations around the world for even more memorable experiences. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived a day later due to a flight delay, and HI NYC was really cool about it - they waived the first night's cost, and we only had to pay for the nights we stayed. Fantastic location, too! Staff at HI NYC were brilliant - they made sure we were comfortable.

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Thanks for praising our hard-working staff. Our team truly appreciates your feedback and we all encourage you to come visit us again. More 

Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a nice week in here , this place was nicely situated , the beds can be improved however I had a great stay , the ambiance and the organization is a plus. The place is clean and very safe if you travel alone .

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate hearing from solo travelers and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Come back and see us again soon! More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at HI NYC for eleven nights in July 2016. It was amazing! After a long journey to NYC I arrived around 7PM local time. The check-in was fast and simple. I got a card and went to my room (a 6-person-female-only-dorm). There I found a ready bed waiting for me, and a towel. Perfect! There are lockers in... More 

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We are truly grateful for your feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you found our hostel enjoyable during your visit to NYC. Our staff encourages you to visit us again soon. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hostel is boarding Harlem on the Upper West Side and you CAN'T walk to Midtown, it takes 1 1/2 hours (we did it)!. However, staff are friendly, rooms and bathrooms are clean, there is air-con which is necessary when visiting in summer (although its noisy). Emphasis on the staff - they're great, approachable and have loads of information on... More 

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your kind words for our hard-working staff. Thanks very much for sharing your feedback. Please consider checking out more of our many hostel locations around the world. Best of luck in your future travels! More 

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Staying in Upper West Side

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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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 

Additional Information about Hostelling International - New York

Address: 891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side
Price Range: $52 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International - New York 2*
Number of rooms: 92
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