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Hostelling International - New York

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Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This hostel was really good for someone who was visiting New York for the first time. I stayed in a 12 bed female dorm which was extremely safe and warm. It was also very friendly and things were just efficient and done well at this hostel. The bathrooms are very clean, which good detail like auto flushing toilets. It is...

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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. Our staff hopes you will continue to use hostels throughout your future travels!

Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Stayed at this hostel for 4 nights and was quite pleased with it for a number of reasons - free breakfast, bathroom slippers provided, tons of tours/activities available, welcome party to get to know other guests, hip common area, satisfactory internet, convenient location close to central park and an enjoyable comedy night to name a (not so) few. Many guests...

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We are very pleased to read your detailed account of your recent visit to our hostel. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts and impressions. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to tighten up any areas that need improvement. If we can help you out in any way during your future...

Montevideo, Uruguay
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This hostel is excellent, there are no "buts" here Location: Amsterdam Av and 103st. Upper West Manhattan. 2 blocks from Central Park Transport: Metro, 1 block 103 st and Broadway. Line 1. From JFK take Air train to Howard Beach, then A train to Columbus Circle and finally 1 train There are also buses running on the same Avenue Staff:...

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Thank you for sharing your terrific feedback. Your review is very much appreciated by our staff and management team. We hope you will continue to use hostels throughout your future travels.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Room was clean. Hostel offers so many great walking tours / pub nights/ social gatherings So close to the beautiful central park , as well as the subway station, and from there you can easily reach many of the famous sites. Great service Kitchen mostly great (sometimes hard to find truly clean pots / plates, but not hard to do...

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We appreciate your kind feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. Our staff is very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I've not got a bad word to say about HI NYC. Stayed here on two visits to NY as it is fairly central and great value for those travelling on a budget. The atmosphere is great, there's always lots going on, with indoor and outdoor social areas to hang out and meet other travelers. The beds are comfy and have...

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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.

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I arrived in NYC at around 2am and looking for HI-NYC was easy. Check in was also a breeze as my booking in Agoda had no problems. The receptionist gave me 1 free breakfast voucher because we had the same birthday (I got a bagel and Sola iced tea). HI-NYC is also strategically located where Central park is just 2...

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Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent visit. We appreciate hearing about your experience and we hope your review will inspire others like you to be convinced that our hostel is the best one out there. Come back and visit us again soon!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We came here with our school for two nights.We were in a room of 10 but we were all from the same school so it was comfortable in that sense. Moreover, the people we went in and around the hostel were very nice. My friends and I enjoyed late nights in the lobby where there was a pool table. We...

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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your detailed thoughts and impressions on your recent NYC visit. Our hostel staff is very pleased to know that you enjoyed yourself and we hope you will be back to visit us again soon.

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been to NYC twice, and because of the location and the facilities I have stayed in the IH hostel both times. The first time alone, the second one with my sister, we were allways treated very well, we had great showers, and were able to do our laundry and cook and save some money, so--- nice place to...

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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.

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at two hostels while I was in NY to try something different and see different places of NY. I must say that I liked the first one in Brooklyn the most. But this hostel is nice as well. It's very clean and safe. They do a lot of activities which is great especially if you're traveling alone and...

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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!

Aalborg, Denmark
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I stayed in HI New York over the holidays 2016 and I loved every second of it. I have travelled a lot in my life but this was my favorite hostel. The best part about my stay was that I felt very safe and welcome and it had everything I needed. The staff is just amazing, friendly and helpful. The...

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We appreciate your terrific 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!

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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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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: $62 - $211 (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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“Big rooms and big lockers. Bring a lock”
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“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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