I stayed in this hostel for about 10 days and I enjoyed it. I stayed in a 12-bed female dorm. For New York City prices, I guess this was reasonable, though it really needs a little bit of TLC. The room was nice and spacious which was great but definitely not good if you want privacy! It meant you were easily able to make friends though, which is good if you are travelling alone. Not so great if you find it hard to sleep if there is noise and light though! Bring an eye-mask and ear-plugs if that is the case! Each bed had its own lamp and locker, which was great. The bathrooms were okay, they were mass bathrooms down each end of each floor with cubicles with separate showers and toilets. They were fairly clean, they were very similar to what you'd find in a camping ground. I was disappointed that breakfast wasn't provided but they did have a good kitchen with lots of utensils to use and lots of storage space for food. They also had a few good living areas. They had lots of tours running every day and events each night- I went to a few comedy nights and the movie night and I enjoyed them. The location was alright. There's two subway stations on either side of the hostel- one is a block over, the other is about three and central park is a short walk as well. It was easy to get to Times Square and other places from the station on Broadway (a block over).
- 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