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Hostelling International - New York

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Overall I can't say I really disliked this place overall, but it was a great disappointment in light of the rave reviews and and overall reputation of Hostelling International (I also stayed in other HI hostels in the US which were better). First of all, the location seems good at first, but it's actually one of the worst hostel locations...

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 29 May 2013

I stayed here last summer and it was not only easy but also fun, there are a lot of activities which is very useful in cases like mine "I always travel alone" it's location is the best, I highly recommend you to go to the river side park (just 3 blocks from the hostel) beautiful place.

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Before I left for NY, I tried to find a No. 1 hostel which with good price, convenient place with safe & soft bed. When I arrived there, I think it is a correct choice and try to have a good sleep. However, I cannot believe there has such a big surprise gift for me. After 12 am, someone came...

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

I stayed in the hostel back in 2011, it was my first time in New York. After travelling for almost a day and half I was really tired and just wanted a good night sleep. The hostel is situated on 103rd street close to Central Park with a subway close by. I thought the hostel was very clean and provided...

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k423iu
Reviewed 28 May 2013

As far as hostels go, it was what I was expecting. Nothing special about the amenities but the building was close to food options and transportation. Rooms had good sized lockers, bathrooms were clean, no complaints here.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This place is in a very good location - one block from the red 1 train that takes you straight to times square and only a short walk to the upper west side of Central Park and other train lines. I stayed in a 12 bed women's dorm and had no troubles. The beds have individual lights (so you aren't...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2013

I stayed here for over a week with a few friends while we visited New York. It's a decent hostel but I have to say I feel like it could be so much more. It's in a pretty decent location, not fantastic, not terrible - within a couple minutes walk of a train station and surrounded by places to eat...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Compared with other hostels throughout America, this one is pricy, but being on Manhattan Island, it is understandable. The front of house staff were very friendly and informative, providing maps etc. This place is huge and has great kitchen facilities, computers, free wifi, cafe, movie theatre etc. It is located midway up Central Park on the upper West Side. It...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2013

So this was my first ever hosteling experiment and I didn't really know what to expect. When I got there it was dark and then I waled into this bright, modern, reception and welcomed by friendly staff. Then I was giving my room key and it was a massive, spacious room. Brilliant air conditioning and my bed was comfortable. I...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2013

The bed, dorm room and wash facilities are clean and there is a lot of communal space to chill out in. Owing to its large size it was a little impersonal so if you travel alone you may find it difficult to be put into situations where it's easy to strike up a conversation. That said, I did not do...

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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: ₹ 2,587 - ₹ 10,281 (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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“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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