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Hostelling International - New York

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Great place, felt nice and big, safe and each time I've been back they have improved it. Nice, large, clean rooms and it was always being cleaned by hostel staff. Good communal areas and reception staff. Right near the subway on 103rd st. A bit noisy staying in the rooms at the back of the building as it was nearer...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 June 2014

This is my second time staying at one of Hosteling International hostels. It's such a nice chain of hostels. prices vary depending on location. The staff were amazing at this hostel, very inviting and respectful also very very helpful, my experience in NY started in the right place with the right people. BTW great locker sizes!!

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Ljubljana
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Good place to stay, nice and cheap food, friendly stuff and really cheap. Would reccomend for traveling alone or in couple..............................................................................

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Recife, PE
Reviewed 21 June 2014

You can lear so much interacting with other roommates. Also, in order to save money, use the kitchen which is underground. You can buy food and fruits on small markets around and cook it and on your own.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Incredible value for accommodation in Upper West Side, Manhattan, at 265 USD for 4 nights in a 12-bedded room within a grand historic building. Rooms/beds were comfortable with clean and fresh towels and beddings. Bathrooms were always bright and spotlessly clean. I love the cheerful and well-equipped kitchens with cool dining areas. It helped that fresh vegetables/seafood is readily available...

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Alaska
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I stayed here solo in a 4 person female only room. I never felt unsafe. I was a bit bothered that they made me change my room mid-stay, but sometimes that happens at hostels. My roommates were respectful, so that made my stay much better. The shower rooms were good, you have your own stalls. They were a bit dirty...

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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I have recently developed a habit of staying in HI hostels as the quality and value has been good, and HI NYC also met my expectations. It is in an impressive landmark building in uptown Manhattan. At first the location may seem inconvenient but it is right by a metro that takes you downtown and allows you to get to...

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Lagrange, Ohio
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Our scouting troop chose the hostel because of price- we had a room for 12 and were not crowded- we got to store food in the kitchen- it was very clean and the staff were great- they also had free tours, comedy shows and pub crawls (although we did not do those) Great experience

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I was a bit disappointed with HI New York because I had just been in Hi Washington before, and the standards weren't as high. Breakfast wasn't included in NY (only for premium beds); the elevator was a joke (the waiting time makes it a useless option); the AC in my room wasn't working (imagine that in a 12 bed room!);...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 13 June 2014

The tours organised by the Hostel are really good, There are different tours every day, Jerry's Grand tour is a must. There is no bar or Alcohol allowed in the hostel which would really add to the atmosphere, It's got a great outdoor area. There are not enough showers, likely need to line up to have a shower.

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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: ₹ 3,010 - ₹ 10,537 (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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“Go for a 6-bed room, they stay relatively empty during lean seasons”
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 of 5 bubbles 695megm, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Big rooms and big lockers. Bring a lock”
 of 5 bubbles Nadav17, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I hear the rooms on second floor and above have more bathroom space than the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TiffanyW808, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pay extra for premium rooms! I was in those, super fancy for a hostel”
 of 5 bubbles NenadJovic1994, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bring a padlock for the in-room locker if you have valuables with you. Email the hotel instead of calling.”
 of 5 bubbles lz8, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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