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Hostelling International - New York

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Jundiai, SP
Reviewed 28 August 2014

The building is good and the rooms are clean. They have good lockers downstairs for $5 which are big enough for a 32kg luggage. Staff was always courteous and correct, even when we had a little hiccup on a day. Only thing i'd improve a little is the air quality, i thought the air conditioner was not very effective. But...

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

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our facilities and staff to be top-notch. The issue with the air quality is something that does come with the territory, but something that our team is constantly working to improve. Take care and safe travels!

Reviewed 26 August 2014

Very friendly environment! All guests and staff are super respectfull The place is huge and beautiful, very clean. It's only one block away form the subway. Only thing, the email I got said free breakfast and then it wasn't free.

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

We appreciate your feedback on your recent stay. It is nice to know that you found our hostel to be friendly and welcoming. Sorry to hear that you were misinformed about the breakfast. It is only available with the price of our 4 and 6 bed dorms. We will work on correcting any incorrect wording on our website and confirmation...

Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Very close to subway. Free breakfast coupons are brilliant and the breakfast is sufficient if a little sparce, we usually got a Bagel cream cheese and tea/coffee. Showers very clean and a brilliant pub crawl and clubbing night was had, clubbing night was amazing. Got to meet so many brilliant people on this trip through the hostel. Would recommend.

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

Meeting new people is sometimes the best part of any experience and we are thrilled to hear that you got involved in our activities and did just that. We hope you plan on visiting us again soon. Be sure to tell your friends about us! Take care and safe travels.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

This hostel is friendly, clean and, in my option, fairly quiet. The location is ok, although if you want to be in the middle of things (i.e Times Sq) this probably isn't for you. Saying that, it's close to the subway (3-4mins walk) and a 10-15 ride to midtown. It's also only a ten min walk to the upper east...

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

We are glad to hear you enjoyed the hostel and had no trouble getting around the city. Thanks for offering this feedback to fellow travelers. Let us know if you're visiting NYC again and we'll be happy to help you out. Take care!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

This was the first hostel I have ever stayed in and have to say I was really surprised at how good it was. The communal areas are kept tidy and nice to hang out in, the cafe has loads of different options of food and drinks. Bathrooms and toilets again are well maintained and the staff are very friendly and...

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

We appreciate your recommendation and we hope other travelers like you choose our hostel for their NYC experience. Take care and let us know when you're traveling back our way again.

Ostrava, Czech Republic
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This was the first hostel I ever stayed in. My boyfriend booked if for me at the end of our stay in America (he flew one day before me), based on his own good experience with it. I liked the safety of my locker, I liked the room which was quiet even though there were other girls, the common area...

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

It sounds like everything worked out for you during your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you have the opportunity to visit us again. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My brother and I spent a week over NYE here and despite the hostel being at capacity and New York being at freezing temperatures, the hostel had a fantastic vibe, the bathrooms were amazingly clean, the staff were friendly and helpful and the social activities were fun! Only downside was that the heaters in the bedrooms were really really noisy,...

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

That is cool that you and your brother got to spend the New Year at our hostel. We are happy to hear it was a warm, safe place for you guys to relax and meet new people. Our heaters have been known to make noise when service is needed and we hope this issue has since been resolved. Please feel...

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...

St. 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!

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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: $62 - $212 (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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