This is a very good HI hostel. Rooms are spacious with AC - quite comfy beds. Big, modern, clean showers and toilets. Although on level 4, a lot of the showers and toliets were out of order and therefore there was not enough for the amount of people on that floor. Massive modern kitchen and lots of seating areas on two levels. The hostel arranges lots of social events, from walking tours to clubbing, although we didn't manage to do any of these as New York keeps you more than occupied.
Check in and check out was fine - although staff could be friendlier. Breakfast is not included although there is a little cafe where you can buy bagels and tea/coffee quite cheaply. The hostel is near lots of little cafes, shops and small grocery stores and only 1 block from the subway - great location and easy to get back to at any time.
Would recommend for travellers or people wanting cheap accommodation for a holiday!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International - New York Hotel New York City