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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Pros: Plenty of freebies, which I haven't seen in many other hostels. You get free breakfast, free Pizza on Wednesdays (LOADS of pizza!) and a towel included. The wifi in the common area was really fast. Everything worked efficiently. Great location, you can walk or subway to everything. Cons: staff were pretty rude, they just could learn to be a...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's in a good location, you can arrive to Time's Square in 20min by walk. The room wasn't very nice but it was clean. Was very cold outside but inside the room was warm. The only bad thing was that internet didn't work in the rooms. For have internet you should go to the reception or to another common area...

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Medellín, Colombia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best of the hostal is the location, I walked almost every day from the hostel to Manhattan, uptown and downtown. The neighborhood is safe. New York is a expensive city, and this Hostal give you the perfect balance between location and budget. The rooms are small but OK, the same thing with the breakfast, but I was paying for...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

gonna stay there as long as i cant afford a 5 star hotel- as a 50 year old female i loved it-great location-3 blocks from 23rd st station-clean-decent breakfast included-and pizza at night! clean rooms-last night i was alone in my room-easy check in and they have a cat-very nice wine bar 2 blocks away-walk down 3rd avenue all the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the idea of this hostel but unfortunately it wasn't the greatest. My bed wasn't made when I got there at 5pm. I was given sheets to make it myself which didn't impressed me. There was a discussion between house keeping and the front desk which turned into an argument. The housekeeper walked out without explaining anything. I went...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While my first stay here (October 2015) was smooth, my recent stay was very disappointing. At check-in the credit card payment did not go through after 3/4 attempts. Surprisingly, the front office staff used utterly unpleasant language and tone of voice blaming me for the unsuccessful payment. I have never seen this treatment in any place I have stayed, from...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed November 26, 2016

I was looking for a cheap place to stay and settled on the Chelsea International Hostel for $72 a night for a solo room, booked through hostelworld.com. I arrived around noon and check in time was 3pm, they won't assign rooms early so you can either sit around and wait or drop your bags in a locker in the basement($5)....

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed November 23, 2016

My sister and I travelled to NY from Australia in June. We were on the tightest of budgets and travelling in peak season, we were running out of options as we wanted to stay for close to 1 week. My friend suggested this hostel and we found it to be a great fit for us. We barely spent any time...

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Kuwait City
Reviewed November 14, 2016

My friend and I got a private room (double with two twin beds). We arrived and were able to store our things in lockers until we could check in. The hostel was lacking in "ambience," but I'm not sure what else you would expect with a hostel in the middle of NYC. The room was plenty big for the two...

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Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel from October 27 to November 1st. My first impression when I walked in was just drained. This hostel has many stairs, and carrying a suitcase up them is hell. But whatever. Since I went with a big group from university we didn't have a choice of rooms. My sister and I shared a room, two...

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Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighborhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Chelsea International Hostel

Address: 251 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3501
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea
Price Range: $57 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chelsea International Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 150
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“no elevators that i saw-”
 of 5 bubbles varaderomom, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid room close to the street due to the noise in the mornings”
 of 5 bubbles Misshward, Nov 23, 2016 | Read review
“If you have huge bags be mindful of very narrow stairs, request room on ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles 899vive, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different hostel”
 of 5 bubbles IanO159, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room inside the 'yard'”
 of 5 bubbles , May 30, 2016 | Read review
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