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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The hostel is very clean and good value for money. The beds are comfy for a hostel. Met some lovely people in the hostel as most are solo traveller. Positives: - Cheap - location - Helpful staff Recommendation: - Include breakfast.

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to share your thoughts and recommendation. We truly appreciate it!

Cugir, Romania
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The place is really well mentain, really clean.I'm pretty familiar with dorm room life so it wasn't a big deal for me to stay in a room with people I don't know. We came (me and a friend) at 9 am in the morning and they told us that our room is not ready but we let our luggage at...

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

We are looking forward to your next visit! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Concepcion, Chile
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I've stayed here a couple of times. Always great. The rooms are clean and so are the common bathrooms. My concern was safety and I can tell it is a safe area, I walked back by myself from the metro station (1 block) at around midnight and never felt unsafe.

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

We are happy to hear that you found our neighborhood to be safe for you during the evening. It's great to feel comfortable enjoying the city at any hour of the day. Come back again soon!

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at HI NYC as a group of 4 in September for 8 days. The staff were all really friendly and helpful. One of our party misplaced his wallet on our first day when we were checking in, we thought it had been swiped and the staff and manager looked into it straight away, went through all the CCTV etc....

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

We are so pleased to hear from you again since your recent visit. Our staff certainly remembers you and your group and we are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your overall visit and would consider coming back. The Penthouse was surely a nice surprise for you and we are all delighted to know that it was a memorable part...

South Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

yea it is affordable in terms of new york standards, this was my first time staying in a hostel but honestly if your single and young do it! but i was with my boyfriend and a girlfriend, my female friend is on a budget and i wanted her to feel i cared so we chose to join her... we were...

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

We appreciate your honest feedback! Our staff is grateful that you gave the hostel a chance and while it may not be ideal for your future travels, you still gave it a chance and made the best of it! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. Best of luck in all future travels!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 October 2016

i slept in a 4 persons room. On the 2nd floor across the laundry room. It was a quit room, with view on the patio. I think these rooms are more quit then the street views. You can get free towels everyday at the front desk, bring your own padlock for the locker. Locker is very big, a small suitcase...

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We appreciate your feedback and hope you will get to come back and stay with us again soon!

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Got round to this 3 years later!! I'd say tied at the best HI I stayed at with Chicago! They guys on front desk were very helpful they recognised my surname as my brother had stayed a year earlier!! Location is great literally a couple minute walk to the subway! Free map of the city they offer bar crawls which...

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

We are so thrilled to read your response! Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful thoughts and feedback. Your suggestions will surely come in handy to other guests of ours. Be sure to continue using hostels in your future travels! Say hello to your brother and make sure you both pay us another visit sometime soon!

PLYMOUTH
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Comfy beds. Aircon which is very loud. There is downtime entertainment. Good kitchen area if wanted to use. Quite cramped rooms but spacious lockers. Nice outdoor space. Staff can be slightly abrubt but helpful.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 5 days and on second day had go shorten my total stay to 4 nights, advised them asap, they said refund of final night would be given upon check out, which was fine. Upon check out I advised my card I paid with was now blocked as I had misplaced it a few days ago (subsequently found it)...

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

We appreciate your feedback and would like to thank you for sharing. Reaching out to us directly was a good idea, but it is very unfortunate that no solution could be found to relieve your situation. Feel free to reach out to our management team directly by phone or email to explain exactly what happened.

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Brilliant facilities, as expected from a HI Hostel. The staff are brilliant. Great location, I recommend grabbing some (free) breakfast and heading to Central Park, it's about a 5 minute walk! It is expensive but you get what you pay for it's a very well maintained hostel.

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We truly appreciate your kind words. Thanks for sharing your feedback!

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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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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: ₹ 2,775 - ₹ 10,491 (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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“Pay extra for premium rooms! I was in those, super fancy for a hostel”
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“Bring a padlock for the in-room locker if you have valuables with you. Email the hotel instead of calling.”
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