I stayed here for 4 nights.It was clean and comfortable and affordable[ around $35 a night]. I got a room without an ensuite bathroom.Unfortuantly the communal bathroom for my floor was a few hundred feet away[its a big hostel]. My advice is to pay a little extra for a room with its own bathroom.
Overall its a nice hostel.I like the fact that its 2 blocks off Central Park. If you go a block west you will find plenty of affordable places to eat.The neighborhood seems fairly safe.And the hostel had very good security.It was a very safe hostel to stay at.
My only complaint is that the desk staff tend to be a little Manhatten -centric.If you ask them for info about places like Brooklyn, or Staten Island they actually ask you "Why do you want to go there?". None of them seemed to know anything about Brooklyn. But i have a feeling that all people in Manhatten have that atitude.
Overall its a good cheap place to stay in New York City.
Defintly visit the Metroploitian Museum of Art ! And walk around Central Park.
- 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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