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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2014

A friend and I stayed for 2 nights, and I loved this hostel located in New York City's Upper West Side. Although they weren't able to put us in the same room due to availability, we found this place to be a great. This hostel is very well located, but it's most importantly very clean! We stayed in one of...

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Your feedback is very much appreciated! We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and made the best of your room arrangements. Taking part in the nightlife activities like the dance club Pacha is a great way to meet other guests and see the city, Feel free to visit us again sometime for more fun times in...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This would be my first experience staying in a hostel whilst travelling by myself and I was so happy I booked HI New York. The rooms were SO clean and the beds were quite big considering they were single bunk beds. There were big lockers in the room; you could fit your whole suitcase in there and your handbag. The...

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Staying in a new city by yourself can be a challenge and we are so happy you chose to stay with us. Our staff loves to meet new people and be friendly and accommodating resources for our guests. It sounds like you enjoyed yourself and had no trouble meeting others and getting involved in the activities. We wish you luck...

Saint Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

The Hostel is very clean and I was happy using this company again after staying in their Hostel in Toronto last year. Like many reviews said Central Park, in my opinion the best place to visit in NYC, is just a few minutes walk away. The food isn't bad but there a restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores all around....

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Did you really walk to Times Square from our hostel? Nice work!! We appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts on your hostel stay. It's good to know that you found everything you needed and were treated well by our staff. Let us know when you plan on visiting us again!

Chippenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

My friend & I from the UK stayed at this HI hostel for 6 nights at the start of August. We'd stayed in many HIs and YHAs along our travels but this was alongside the best (I think Chicago just edges it for space, particularly room size). There were many positives and only one or two negatives about our stay,...

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Our staff very much appreciates your detailed feedback about your recent 6-night stay. While we may not offer the same space in the rooms as Chicago, we certainly do our best to match their events and excellent service. It sure sounds like you managed to get involved in a lot of our activities and we will be sure to share...

Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I have been to almost six HI hostels across the US and this is the best out of the rest, which in themselves are above any other hostels. There are many things that make this hostel a great places to stay. The prices are slightly on the upper side but at about 60-70$ a night it’s a good deal, if...

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

This is terrific feedback for fellow travelers! We hope others like you will take part in the walking tours that we offer. Everyone always comes back from Jerry's Grand Tour with a smile and some new information to share. Thanks for sharing and we hope you will return to our hostel soon!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We were 2 who went down to New York for a week-end. We stayed in a 12-beds dorm, without breakfast included, on the 3rd floor. 1-It's safe. 2-It's clean. 3-There's a cafe/bistro Inside the hostel but you can walk on block away westbound on 103th Street there's 3 to 4 open restaurants in the morning. Also, there's a 24-hour fruits/grocery...

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing feedback on your recent stay and offering advice to fellow travelers. We hope others will read your review and consider staying with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the hostel, our tours and facilities, as well as our surrounding neighborhood. Let us know if there is anything else we can provide for you in the...

Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Second time to stay in the hostel in two years and it didn't change a lot. Sticking to their standard of cleanliness "being clean all the time". Good clean rooms, great wifi and air-conditioner, great bathrooms and great relaxation areas. What else does anybody needs from a hostel? I'd come back for sure when visiting NYC

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HostelD_13, Manager at Hostelling International - New York, responded to this review

We are already looking forward to your next visit with us! Thank you for offering feedback on your recent stay. It should provide great tips and advice for future guests like you. Take care!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

As was to be expected the HI of New York did not disappoint, brilliant facilities, helpful staff and prime location. Nestled in on 103rd street you have only a small walk to subways, bars and shopping. Central Park is only a 5 minute walk and the complex boasts a fantastic atmosphere! There is no shortage of information or flyers showing...

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Karlskrona, Sweden
Reviewed 21 July 2014

There is many reasons to stay at this hostel and the main reason is the location and that the hostel is incredible big. As you probably already know, this is a Hostelling International hostel, meaning that it's a bit higher standard and a bit more pricey. It's located 2 blocks away from Central Park, which gonna take you 2-3 minutes...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This hostel is a perfect option for a stay. Since New York is a giant city and there are alot to do and to see, you'll most likely won't be staying in your room even half of 24 hours so why to spend lots of money on expensive hotels... Allthough this hostel is also not so cheap. Anyhow, best option...

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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 

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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: $60 - $221 (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.”
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