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Hostelling International - New York

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 June 2014

This Hostel was pretty clean and the staff were helpful and nice, They had several different area's to relax and veg out from a long day at NYC. Showers were kind of small but good water pressure and they only had toilets no urinals for men. Our air condition kept stopping after an hour or so and our room turned...

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1Thank Scott M
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Hostelling International in New York is a clean, well run hostel in a great part of the city. I never had any trouble sleeping because of noise, which happens a lot when staying in New York. There are several subway lines nearby so that's great, the cafe is well stocked and reasonably priced. Maybe it was just when I went,...

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Thank Aaron H
Texas, United States
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed here for a Mother daughter trip over Memorial Day weekend. Great neighborhood next to the subway station. Across the street you can get a slice and a coke for a great price too. If you are on a budget this is a great place to stay. Plus, I met some amazing people from all over the world.

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2Thank tsf_tx
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

The place is conveniently located near the subway which meant it was easy to get downtown since where this place is pretty far away from downtown. Wifi was average had to reconnect every time you arrived back and it's pretty slow. Breakfast not included but cafe is located downstairs and is pricey. The rooms and showers are great really good...

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2Thank Pretz246
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Hostelling International New York is nothing but an experience.Unlike the Boston HI,Its not the cleanest or the most modern hostel you'd come across, but there sure is a great charm about this hostel.It starts from the fact that its in New York,the city that never sleeps. Unlike other HI in US,they don't offer free breakfast for basic dorms and understandably...

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5Thank AyushGulati
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

I only stayed here one night but I will definitely book a bed here the next time I visit New York. The hostel is really big, clean and feels recently renovated. The staff was nice, the bed fairly comfortable and there were a lot of clean showers and toilets. Breakfast was not included but you could buy (good!) sandwiches and...

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1Thank Fjantis
College Park, Maryland
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We stayed here with 25 5th graders and 11 chaperones for two nights. The rooms were clean and lockers available in each room. The bathrooms were clean. Although two shower stalls were unavailable in the ladies bathroom on our floor. The only drawback was that the elevator was out of order and that someone had taken all our cereal and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I only stayed here for one night, but for a big hostel it does pretty well. Great info desk, 24/7 reception, loads of activities on offer. It doesn't have complimentary breakfast, but the cafe downstairs has pretty much everything you could want for brekkie. The rooms are relatively large, although don't get room 112 -- apparently every other room each...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I've been there 2 times. The first time I was travelling alone. I loved this place. There are so many free activities. For example you can visit Central Park with a guide or go on a new yorker pub crawl at night. The second time I went there, I was travalling with my a friend and my brother. We stayed...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

I was travelling with a friend, stayed 6 nights in this hostel. We had a co-ed 12 bed dorm, where half of the beds had new people every night, the other half were there the whole time and we made good friends with the people in them! The hostel has every amenity you could need, well equipped bathrooms and an...

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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
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: ₹ 3,076 - ₹ 10,538 (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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“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.”
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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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