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Bandungan, Indonesia
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Stayed in this hostel for 4 nights. It's location in Upper Manhattan ( 5 min to metro station and 10 min to Central Park ) is fantastic.10 bed dorm room was spacious and bunk beds were comfortable But this hostel is simply too big to socialize, to hang out. There are common areas indeed, but they always seemed to be...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This was my second time staying in this hostel (first in summer 2010 and second time in February 2014). The atmosphere and standards haven't changed at all, and I was delighted with this. The rooms are very clean, and I was happy to have a reading light and socket above bed. Free wifi. As some people have said, it's a...

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I was staying in NY for a couple days. It was the 4th HI I stayed in and sadly I found it the least sociable. If I had been there for longer maybe I'd be able to socialize more with others, but it was so large and more like a proper hotel than the hostel feel. Gorgeous though!

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

This is a huge hostel and very old. There are loads of social areas to hang out in and meet new people. The interior needs some serious work as feels very old. The bathrooms and social areas are refurbished but not the bedrooms. They were poorly lit with bunks that were ready to fall over. It's a good location for...

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Porto Alegre, RS
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Hello everyone. I'm from Brazil. I was there at the hostel for 3 nights in NY. It's a great place with all the necessary infraestructure. The beds are fine, it's very clean. The areas to be with another people are very fun and confortable. There was to itens to observe: >>> At the time I was there, only two of...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2014

I stayed at this hostel in December 2012, although expensive for a hostel it is outstanding for a hostel and is kept very clean it is also in a very convenient area as it is close to the tube system. The staff are also very friendly and do offer plenty of free tours and walking programs. The kitchen is outstanding...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Good value for Manhattan, although located on upper west side means the subway is necessary. Otherwise great place to meet fellow travellers, nice clean rooms and bathrooms. Wish there was a breakfast included for convinence, but the cafe they have there is more than adequate (and a couple of cute diners a short walk away!)

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I stayed at the HI New York early January 2014 for 5 nights, the location is very good being very close to the subway and only a few stops from Time Square and other main attractions. My room was clean and very large giving us plenary of free space, most of staff were nice and helpful but one was not...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Stayed here for two nights as part of an organised tour in December 2013. We arrived during mid-afternoon - there isn't a huge amount of space to stop outside the hostel so we ended up double parking and heading in. Our rooms weren't ready, so we left our luggage in the storage room and headed out to Central Park (about...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I stayed here for a week and honestly it was fantastic! I booked a six bed dorm and they upgraded me to a 4 bed. The room was small but super clean and the bathrooms were also spotless. Large, fully equipped kitchen downstairs if you want to cook but there's heaps of cheap eateries close by. The hostel outings weren't...

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are happy that you were able to meet other hostel guests on the tours and outings, even if you were not completely satisfied with those activities. Making the best of any situation is essential when traveling and we are happy to hear that you did just that. Please let us know...

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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: $55 - $209 (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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