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Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrival: room is not ready, you can leave the luggage but you have to mange to take it downstairs and pay lockers $4-$5 each locker! and if you forget something and need to open it, then you have to pay again. Cleaning in the corridor done in early morning, super noisy. Breakfast is a joke. Poor coffee, juice if you...

Thank FlaviaOrlandi
Riverside, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked there,for 2 days not wanting to get stuck somewhere I might not like. The staff was wonderful and the price is really great! I paid $45 for a private room and shared bath. It comes with breakfast and is located in a good neighborhood. The room was really small but good enough to accommodate my needs. There are...

Thank suzansuz4sure
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Pros: Plenty of freebies, which I haven't seen in many other hostels. You get free breakfast, free Pizza on Wednesdays (LOADS of pizza!) and a towel included. The wifi in the common area was really fast. Everything worked efficiently. Great location, you can walk or subway to everything. Cons: staff were pretty rude, they just could learn to be a...

Thank Cory T
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It's in a good location, you can arrive to Time's Square in 20min by walk. The room wasn't very nice but it was clean. Was very cold outside but inside the room was warm. The only bad thing was that internet didn't work in the rooms. For have internet you should go to the reception or to another common area...

Thank Alberto M
Medellín, Colombia
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The best of the hostal is the location, I walked almost every day from the hostel to Manhattan, uptown and downtown. The neighborhood is safe. New York is a expensive city, and this Hostal give you the perfect balance between location and budget. The rooms are small but OK, the same thing with the breakfast, but I was paying for...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 31 December 2016

gonna stay there as long as i cant afford a 5 star hotel- as a 50 year old female i loved it-great location-3 blocks from 23rd st station-clean-decent breakfast included-and pizza at night! clean rooms-last night i was alone in my room-easy check in and they have a cat-very nice wine bar 2 blocks away-walk down 3rd avenue all the...

Thank varaderomom
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I loved the idea of this hostel but unfortunately it wasn't the greatest. My bed wasn't made when I got there at 5pm. I was given sheets to make it myself which didn't impressed me. There was a discussion between house keeping and the front desk which turned into an argument. The housekeeper walked out without explaining anything. I went...

1Thank Kaytlin P
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 23 December 2016

While my first stay here (October 2015) was smooth, my recent stay was very disappointing. At check-in the credit card payment did not go through after 3/4 attempts. Surprisingly, the front office staff used utterly unpleasant language and tone of voice blaming me for the unsuccessful payment. I have never seen this treatment in any place I have stayed, from...

Thank Andrea N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I was looking for a cheap place to stay and settled on the Chelsea International Hostel for $72 a night for a solo room, booked through hostelworld.com. I arrived around noon and check in time was 3pm, they won't assign rooms early so you can either sit around and wait or drop your bags in a locker in the basement($5)....

1Thank TryppAdams
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2016

My sister and I travelled to NY from Australia in June. We were on the tightest of budgets and travelling in peak season, we were running out of options as we wanted to stay for close to 1 week. My friend suggested this hostel and we found it to be a great fit for us. We barely spent any time...

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Staying in Chelsea

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Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Chelsea International Hostel

Address: 251 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3501
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea
Price Range: ₹ 3,764 - ₹ 9,611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Chelsea International Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 150
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“they offer dorms for less than I paid for private.”
 of 5 bubbles suzansuz4sure, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“no elevators that i saw-”
 of 5 bubbles varaderomom, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room close to the street due to the noise in the mornings”
 of 5 bubbles Misshward, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have huge bags be mindful of very narrow stairs, request room on ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles 899vive, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different hostel”
 of 5 bubbles IanO159, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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