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Hostelling International - New York

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I will avoid this hostel from now on. No matter how nice their lobby, common areas, dorms and bakery might be. First dorm I had to stay in smelled simply horrible - like a million stinky feet. The AC did not work properly and so it was hot and sticky inside. I could not sleep well at night. A room...

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We appreciate your honest and detailed feedback about your recent stay. Our staff encourages you to reach out directly to our management if there is anything you would like to discuss in greater detail about your disappointing experience. We are very sorry to hear that some money went missing and find it terrible that something like this could happen in...

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This too was one of my first journeys alone. I was coming out to a camp in Hancock to teach, stayed here through CCUSA. The staff are nice, everyone there is friendly. Is located in an excellent area, right next to central park. When I first landed in New York, alone, I was nervous, scared, worried what the hostel may...

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We can't thank you enough for your kind words. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time as a solo traveller and I felt safe and comfortable here. I stayed in a premium room with 5 others who were also solo travellers. The furniture was basic but functional. One area for improvement would be curtains around the beds for privacy. It was very convenient to have breakfast included (served from 7-11am) and...

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback about your experience in our hostel. Everyone here would like to wish you the best in your future travels. Come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to NY on a research trip and spent two nights here. I had been to NYC before but first time travelling alone. Hostel was easy to find and located next to a lot of food and cafe options. Staff was friendly and helpful. Bathroom was very clean (and spacious) and rooms were well kept! I was pleasantly surprised! They...

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you were impressed with our hostel and its facilities. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback.

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good hostel to stay for a weekend trip to NYC. The room is spacious with plenty of amenities. The staff are friendly and accommodating. You can ask the front desk to watch your bags pre-check in. They offer plenty of activities that they encourage visitors to partake. My only criticism is the lack of heating capabilities - the showers can...

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We appreciate your terrific feedback and suggestions following your recent visit to our hostel. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed thoughts. Our staff hopes you will continue to use hostels throughout your future travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago

When me and girlfriend made a reservation, the bed was covered in someone else's junk, the hallways were dirty and we saw two cockroaches, and on top of all that they charged us double. When we ask for the refund the entire front desk staff got very hostile. In my entire life I've never had a bell boy try to...

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Thank you for taking the time to share your feelings about your NYC experience. Our management team hopes that you will reach out to us directly to discuss your recent stay. We are unable to find a record of your reservation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most that I like was the people who work there. So thankful with the staff for their help. In general the place was nice and clean. There is a coffee shop in which you can buy really good food for a really good price.

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Our staff is already looking forward to your next visit! Be sure to check out more of our hostels around the world. We wish you the best in all your future travels.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average hostel, beds are okay and the rooms can be noisey but what would you expect from a hostel? The cafe downstairs is good but expensive. The place is clean and It is huge, the TV room was good too. Nothing great but nothing special either.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent hostel experience. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you will continue to use hostels throughout your future travels.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 12 March 2017

some body tried to bloke my rocker key. that day only me and 1 more girl in the room. another girl was out room early in the morning and back hostel late night. I stayed room until 2pm and out room only 2-6pm. when I back room, my rocker key was bend and half broken (luckily I use strong rock)....

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PatrickHINYC, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback very much and encourage you to reach out to our management team directly if there is anything you would like to discuss in greater detail. Our staff hopes you will continue to use hostels throughout your future travels.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The place is big. Has its own restaraunt with great food. Computers if you need them. ( have to pay to use) And the staff is very friendly. I had NO PROBLEM or anything bad to say aboat the place OR staff. I will miss the place & WILL for sure come back. The price IS worth it! Some floors...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your fantastic review. Our staff is so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and felt at home in our hostel. We hope you will be back to visit us again soon. Best wishes to you in your future travels!

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Staying in Upper West Side

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Hostelling International - New York

Address: 891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025-4403
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side
Price Range: ₹ 3,047 - ₹ 10,372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostelling International - New York 2*
Number of rooms: 92
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