This place is amazing. I stayed here three times in the past two years and will be staying here again when I come back in the summer.
A little more expensive and crowded than your typical hostel, but it's New York. Staff is friendly, the premises are clean, and it's a great building overall. In your room you get a locker and a power outlet right there. If you don't have a lock, you can buy one for a few bucks.
There is internet access if you didn't have a computer like me, I believe it was a dollar for every ten minutes. If you need to store your bags before or after check-in/check-out, it's 5 bucks in an automated locker.
I was here during the hurricane back in August and the hostel was very accommodating. Can't wait to be back here in the summer. I think staying here added to the experience, tons of things to do while the entire city was shut down.
It is also in a great, safe neighborhood called Morningside Heights which is where Columbia University is. Only a 20-minute ride to Times Square.
- 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