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Hostelling International - New York

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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The one thing that kept me from traveling to NYC was the price of a place to stay. The problem is now solved. This is a great location and nice place to stay. I was on the 4th floor in a 4 person room. On Sunday I did the Harlem Gospel Tour and really enjoyed it. Breakfast was fine and... More 

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

We are so happy to hear that our hostel made it possible for you to stay in NYC at an affordable rate. Our staff is pleased to hear that you participated in the very popular Harlem Gospel Tour. Be sure to check out more of our many hostels located around the world. We hope to hear from you soon! More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I travel regularly and have stayed in so many different hostels but the HI in New York is definitely one of the better ones. The location is fab. Right up on 103rd it's a short walk from the subway stop. There's plenty of shops and cafes nearby. The hostel itself is spotless. The beds are clean and comfortable. The rooms... More 

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

We hope you keep coming back again and again! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your helpful feedback. Our staff looks forward to seeing you soon. More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a single, young girl traveling alone and I felt safe staying here. It is a great base to get to all the main sites easily and hod comfortable facilities. Beautiful old building but the hostel itself is fit out cleanly and with all the basic necessities you need.

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

We appreciate hearing positive feedback from solo travelers. Thank you very much for taking the time to share! Come back and visit us again soon. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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109 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi Hostel newyork is just 300 m from 103 st metro station to connect to down town . Shared Van can cost 17 usd from the Laguardia Airport . Its one of the most hygienic hostel you would see . Very Vibrant culture and love it to come back again . Laundry cleaning and drying services . Basic breakfast .... More 

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

We are grateful to read your helpful feedback about your recent hostel visit. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Be sure to visit us again soon! More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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92 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never had any problems at HI NYC. They'll hold your luggage for you for free if you arrive before check in time and they'll rent you a good sized locker for $5 after check out if you want to do some more sightseeing. The staff are really friendly. The bathrooms are in good shape and the beds are comfortable.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your hostel experience. We are grateful to hear that your visits to our hostel are usually smooth and enjoyable. Our staff hopes you will be back to see us again soon! More 

Belgrade, Serbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi Hostel is super modern, clean and pretty good organised hostel. NYC is beautiful, close to subway station, really good pizza place,middle east restaurant!! I loved my 3 days with you guys!! Thank you! All problems that i had with you where fixed professionally and quick! + bagels for breakfast where awesome!! Love from Serbia

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

We hope you come back and visit us again soon! Thanks so much for the kind words and helpful feedback. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best hostel I've stayed in so far. It was a block from the 1 train which seemed to take you to all the main tourist attractions. There was a shop across the street that had cheap drinks and a few different sorts of groceries. The asian take away shop across the street was so cheap and so... More 

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

Thank you for sharing this very helpful feedback for others looking for a clean, affordable hostel in NYC. We hope you will get to come back and visit us again sometime. Until then, be sure to visit more of our hostel locations around the world. Best wishes! More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned about HI NYC because of it's sister company in Australia, YHA Australia so I knew that the place would be decent enough. What I did not expect was how huuuuge the compound was! The cafe was great (amazingggg prosciutto sandwhich!), the kitchen was kept clean, there was even a theatre room, and a backyard with tables and benches... More 

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

We appreciate reading about your experience here at our hostel. Thank you so much for sharing your detailed and generous feedback about your visit. Be sure to continue using hostels throughout your many future travels. Come back and see us again anytime! More 

Nagoya, Japan
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed for one night, but was very clean and easy. As a woman alone I felt very comfortable. The bathrooms and sheets were clean, although the beds were a tad hard that's a small complaint. The vibe was very young and fun and the location was great, right near Columbia University. I was staying for research purposes, so I... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts! We appreciate hearing from you and are particularly pleased to hear good feedback from solo travelers like you. Be sure to continue to use hostels throughout your future travels. See you back here in NYC again soon! More 

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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for three nights and enjoyed my stay. Friendly staff which always helped with a smile whenever my keycard was struggling. Clean restrooms and shower, as well the dorm. Great beds, each had their own little outlet as well a nightlight. A small plywood screen was attached to the bunker beds creating some privacy. In the celler you'll find the... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your great feedback and kind words about our hostel and staff. We hope you got to see a lot of sites while traveling around the city. Be sure to check out more of our hostels around the world. You won't regret it! More 

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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 

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Address: 891 Amsterdam Ave., New York City, NY 10025-4403
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side
Price Range: $59 - $223 (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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