The girl that checked us in was full of energy and really knowledgeable of the local area! Great service from all staff around the property.
The hostel organises tours daily - I'd reccommend 'Jerry's walking tour'. This man is probably the only man in NYC that isn't after all your money. It's $10 and our tour lasted from 9.30am until 12 midnight! Seriously cannot stress enough how much you will enjoy this tour from a man with a great insight of NYC. (Avoid the club tours we went on New Years and this is the only time the hostel staff let us down and actually just abandoned us at the club after having paid $40 entry)
The hostel itself is clean with bed service daily, very large shower rooms on each floor that were never dirty or with large queues. It also has a nice cafe that is rather cheap although, in the area there are a lot of nice places to eat.
All in all it was a great stay! Bring ear plugs as the one thing the hostel doesn't control is your roommates!
- 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