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Hostelling International - New York

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, it's a great place to stay... Just a block away from one of the main subway lines. The neighborhood is tranquil with nice food markets, just 4 blocks away from Central Park! I suggest you grabbing breakfast to go and enjoying it there. The hostel is fully equipped (lots of common areas, storage room, enough restrooms and showers, a... More 

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

We truly appreciate hearing your feedback and suggestions. Our staff understand how cumbersome it can be to have to change rooms once or multiple times throughout your stay and we thank you for bringing this issue to the attention of our management. Aside from this, it sounds as though your visit was enjoyable and we would certainly like to have... More 

Japan
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in near 103 Street Station. Free from inconvenience to travel NY. I visited this hotel at 31/12 and 1/1 when the New Year's Eve countdown was just held (Actually I joined it). As a matter of fact, there were lots of guests to see the festival from all over the world, so the hotel was kind of crowded. I... More 

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

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback! It is thrilling to hear about your experience in NYC with so many people from around the world celebrating the New Year together. Please be sure to visit more of our many international hostels around the world. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had some valuables stolen out of my bag in my room while I was sleeping, which was on the ground next to my bed. pretty sketchy, I've stayed in hostels all over the world and that's the first time that's happened to me. Was a pretty disappointing way to end my trip in New York

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were meant to stay for 7 nights but checked out after 2 nights because of how much we hated this place. First of all, the rooms are so cramped, there's no privacy and no shelf to keep water etc. The room was STINKING and I mean like sour milk and out of date meat kind of stinking. The room... More 

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

We truly appreciate hearing from you and feel nothing but compassion for you and your party for the negative way you feel you were treated. Our hostel receives many good notices, but one of disappointment and regret is one that certainly stands out to our management team. We encourage you to reach out to our management directly if there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 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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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We would love to have you come back and stay with us. Thanks for sharing your feedback and for commending our hard-working staff. Best wish to you in your future travels! More 

Hunterville, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

We appreciate your feedback and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Private Room. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

We truly appreciate this terrific review. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and other travelers. Be sure to visit us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your recommendation and for providing great feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 

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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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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 10025-4403
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side
Price Range: $49 - $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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