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Hostelling International - New York

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North Carolina
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I got a room for that housed 6 people and it came with daily breakfast. This was my first stay in a hostel so I didn't know what to expect. The interior is decorated in a modern-hip kind of way. There is seating in the lobby and sign up sheets for daily activities, I signed up for the bar crawl...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

HI never disappointing me, been staying in Boston, New York, Santa Monica and even in Chiayi, Taiwan. They provide good customer service, friendly and helpful staff, well-maintained facilities and thoughtful privacy design.

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Riverside, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Other than the fact that it is incredibly affordable to stay here, it is also in a great location! I stayed at this hostel during my first trip to NYC and they were a huge part of what made the trip so great. The staff were helpful and the facility was clean. In addition, the HI Hostel promotes unity and...

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

We truly appreciate hearing your thoughts and feedback and our staff looks forward to welcoming you back again soon! Be sure to check out more of our hostels located around the world.

Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This seemed more like a hotel/hostel crossover that worked. I met a lot of awesome people here, and there were organised activities that HI NY offered that were cool too (Jerry's grand tour wasn't available but the Bronx walking tour was) I didn't attend all the activities but there were Comedy shows, bar crawls, they even had a pool table,...

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

We can't thank you enough for your kind recommendation. Our staff is very pleased to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of our hostel, including the walking tours and even the phone chargers. Be sure to visit more of our locations around the world and never hesitate to come back and visit us again for more exciting NYC adventures.

Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The one thing that kept me from traveling to NYC was the price of a place to stay. The problem is now solved. This is a great location and nice place to stay. I was on the 4th floor in a 4 person room. On Sunday I did the Harlem Gospel Tour and really enjoyed it. Breakfast was fine and...

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

We are so happy to hear that our hostel made it possible for you to stay in NYC at an affordable rate. Our staff is pleased to hear that you participated in the very popular Harlem Gospel Tour. Be sure to check out more of our many hostels located around the world. We hope to hear from you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travel regularly and have stayed in so many different hostels but the HI in New York is definitely one of the better ones. The location is fab. Right up on 103rd it's a short walk from the subway stop. There's plenty of shops and cafes nearby. The hostel itself is spotless. The beds are clean and comfortable. The rooms...

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

We hope you keep coming back again and again! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your helpful feedback. Our staff looks forward to seeing you soon.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a single, young girl traveling alone and I felt safe staying here. It is a great base to get to all the main sites easily and hod comfortable facilities. Beautiful old building but the hostel itself is fit out cleanly and with all the basic necessities you need.

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

We appreciate hearing positive feedback from solo travelers. Thank you very much for taking the time to share! Come back and visit us again soon.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi Hostel newyork is just 300 m from 103 st metro station to connect to down town . Shared Van can cost 17 usd from the Laguardia Airport . Its one of the most hygienic hostel you would see . Very Vibrant culture and love it to come back again . Laundry cleaning and drying services . Basic breakfast ....

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

We are grateful to read your helpful feedback about your recent hostel visit. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Be sure to visit us again soon!

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never had any problems at HI NYC. They'll hold your luggage for you for free if you arrive before check in time and they'll rent you a good sized locker for $5 after check out if you want to do some more sightseeing. The staff are really friendly. The bathrooms are in good shape and the beds are comfortable....

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your hostel experience. We are grateful to hear that your visits to our hostel are usually smooth and enjoyable. Our staff hopes you will be back to see us again soon!

Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi Hostel is super modern, clean and pretty good organised hostel. NYC is beautiful, close to subway station, really good pizza place,middle east restaurant!! I loved my 3 days with you guys!! Thank you! All problems that i had with you where fixed professionally and quick! + bagels for breakfast where awesome!! Love from Serbia

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

We hope you come back and visit us again soon! Thanks so much for the kind words and helpful feedback.

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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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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 10025-4403
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side
Price Range: $41 - $155 (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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“I hear the rooms on second floor and above have more bathroom space than the first floor.”
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“Bring a padlock for the in-room locker if you have valuables with you. Email the hotel instead of calling.”
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