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Chelsea International Hostel

251 West 20th Street, New York City, NY 10011
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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot in a vibrant part of the city, makes walking throughout downtown New York possible, with 40ish minute to Times Square, MOMA, MSG. Tidy, and conmfortable. Helpful staff with great eats nearby.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this place is in a good location, if you enjoy a good nights sleep I suggest you stay elsewhere. People can be clearly heard talking in corridors until the early hours, and there's lots of slamming of doors. The cleaners start work at 8am and have no problem sweeping and scrubbing right outside your door. They also use radios... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is nothing spectacular but it's a hostel for crying out loud, what do you expect? I'm in NYC and I do not plan on spending all day in my room, so for showering and sleeping, this place was perfect. I stayed in a private single and never felt like I needed to wait to use the restroom. The... More 

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Brunswick Heads, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Located in great location and close to everything. Apart from john in reception the two others I dealt with were not suited for the job and appeared to be their begrudgingly. Rooms are adequate and clean. Forget trying to use the lockers. Three of us had a go at working them out. Facilities so so. And wifi is restricted to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The service I received from the Chelsea International Hostel was absolutely disgusting. I made a reservation through their website and after receiving their conformation email I wanted to query the price and noticed the dates of the reservation were wrong. I gave the hostel a call and the guy I spoke to on the phone clearly should not be dealing... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Stayed in room G3 257 west 20th. It was a nice room in the basement with bathroom and shower in separate rooms across the hall. Very good free breakfast is included. The hostel is very basic the single rooms are priced right.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here last June as I was travelling through the States and I found it reasonably good priced for Manhattan. The room was very basic but clean. There was no wifi in the rooms, but there was breakfast included (baggle and a fruit) which was helpful since New York is so expensive. Best of all, the location. I had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I took a single private room. For this price in Manhatan- the place is good. good location, clean rooms, and a normal size (for this kind of rooms). I gave this score as average for the service I received. There were a few people in the reception who took care of the guests needs. Two of them simply very very... More 

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Kocani, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

I have been there with my friends and the hostel had a good location, the room, the bathroom and the restroom were very clean and the place was secure. The only remarks are the limited wi-fi connection and the poorly maintained garden

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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The price may be a little higher than other place but the location is perfect, you may use less the subway and go to a lot of places by foot. (Empire State Building, the High line, Broadway…) There is also subway station close to the hostel Our chamber was clean and so were shower & closets. The staff at the... More 

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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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