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Hostelling International - New York

Booking.comUSD 128*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Hanau, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in a 10 bed dorm for 4 nights, had a great time here! Very clean, bit noisy at night cause I had the bed right next to the window to the patio. Lots of tours and ideas given what to do, very close to the subway. Can definitely recommend staying here!

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

We hope you get to come back and visit us again soon. Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback. Be sure to visit more of our hostels around the world during your future travels.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's an amazing and friendly place to be. One of the most important things at a hotel/Hostel, for me, is how clean it is. And HI NYC is absolutely high level at this point. I'm so thankful that I could have the best vacations ever and HI NYC was part of it. Next year I'll be there again, for sure!

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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 recent experience in NYC. We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to continue to use hostels throughout your travels.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly one of the nicest hostels I've been in! Great outdoor space, a kitchen, a pool table, ping pong outside. A beautiful lobby with tons of areas to sit and mingle/socialize. Tons of bed space and the bathrooms/shower area is neat and well kept!

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

We are so happy to hear that you were impressed with our hostel and its facilities. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for four nights in January and my dorm was not completely full, and the rooms, public spaces and bathrooms were modern and spotless. (it seems that the hostel has been recently renovated) There were also plenty of bathrooms and showers on my floor. The best part of this hostel is the people who work there. When I...

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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 and feedback about your recent hostel stay. We truly appreciate hearing about your experience and the memories that you will take with you. Please come back and visit us again soon and our staff will show you why the Upper West Side is one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan!

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff here are very friendly and helpful and well organised. Facilities are excellent. Breakfast provided is adequate and there is an excellent cafe with delicious food to tempt any hungry soul. There are lounges to chill in and recharge phones and laptops. Lovely outdoor area and substantial kitchen. Laundry was great plenty of coin operated washing machines and dryers with...

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

We appreciate your feedback about your experience in our hostel. Everyone here would like to wish you the best in your future travels. Come back and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It went surprisingly well! Think of it like the college dorms. I'm not going to lie, I was terrified walking up to the building because I wasn't sure what to expect as a solo traveler. Immediately I was put at ease by friendly staff and there are so many different areas in the building to venture around which also calmed...

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

Our staff is already looking forward to your next visit! Be sure to check out more of our hostels around the world. We wish you the best in all your future travels.

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a big hostel but it didn't feel that big. The check-in process was very efficient, the dorm and bathroom were clean and the bed was nice. On the ground floor, the hostel has a coffee/breakfast bar. Very important, central park is on walking distance and the metro that brings you everywhere is just 2 minutes walking.

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We are so happy to hear that you were impressed with our hostel and its facilities. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked this hostel a lot. Stayed in a 8 person dorm but everything was clean and tidy. Good wifi and close to two different subway lines. Cafe downstairs that is pretty generic but good for breakfast if you don't want to go out (I recommend the nearby delis). Went on the pub crawl which was heaps of fun. Some...

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We appreciate your feedback about your experience in our hostel. Everyone here would like to wish you the best in your future travels. Come back and visit us again soon!

Wappingers Falls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never stayed in a hostel before and I'm glad I chose HI NYC Hostel. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, conveniently close to the subway, very clean, comfortable beds and for a very affordable hotel. FAST INTERNET! What I also love is they have various activity rooms such as a theatre and a kitchen where you can store food in 2...

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We appreciate your terrific feedback and suggestions following your recent visit to our hostel. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed thoughts. We hope you will continue to use hostels throughout your future travels, Come back and visit us again soon!

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will avoid this hostel from now on. No matter how nice their lobby, common areas, dorms and bakery might be. First dorm I had to stay in smelled simply horrible - like a million stinky feet. The AC did not work properly and so it was hot and sticky inside. I could not sleep well at night. A room...

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We appreciate your honest and detailed feedback about your recent stay. Our staff encourages you to reach out directly to our management if there is anything you would like to discuss in greater detail about your disappointing experience. We are very sorry to hear that some money went missing and find it terrible that something like this could happen in...

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $67 - $220 (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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“the economy rooms are obviously more crowded than the premium rooms, keep that in mind if you are looking for more space.”
LCToronto_11, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Get the premium rooms for free breakfast.”
RoseVT, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid like a plague, Rude staff cheap low quality rooms!!”
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“Go for a 6-bed room, they stay relatively empty during lean seasons”
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