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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Amazing hostel Good location at the top of the red route, easy and accessible Good people hang out there Expensive internet Good/massive bathrooms Nice rooms Good organised activities Good tours Good price Would recommend

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Beppu, Japan
Reviewed 31 July 2013

After my long haul flight and arrived in heavy rain, I felt relieved that I choose this hostel. From the subway station (A line, 103rd St), it is located only one block away to the left in a quite and safe location. The receptionist was nice, she helped me to change 100-dollar bill into smaller ones. I took 6-bed male...

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Huntersville, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We brought 16 teenagers through NYC on our way to Maine. The staff was easy to work with, rooms were clean, bathrooms more than adequate, and the cafe inside was great! Loved having common areas to hang out in. Parking 15-passenger vans late at night was awful, but that had nothing to do with HI..just be warned!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Staff was very helpful and the rooms were kept clean, but with such a huge complex, a large number of school kids staying on the premise, too many common rooms and alcohol banned it is next to impossible to meet other travellers on site. Definitely not worth it for the price you pay.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 25 July 2013

I love this hostel. It is my go-to hostel for NYC. I have stayed at another one before and it does not compare. For the price and the fact that it is a hostel, it is the best. The location is good enough to take transit everywhere. Tje rooms and washrooms are very clean. The eating area and kitcken is...

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Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed 24 July 2013

I travel with my family to New York and we decided to stay in this hostel. At the beginning we were aware of everything, because it was the very first time we stayed in this kind of place but everthing was great. First of all the rooms were very clean and with an incredible view. Second of all its very...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

Everything went perfectly well during my 3 nights (July 20-23) of stay here. I booked the premium ladies dorm. It comes with a breakfast which I think is sufficient for my appetite. The room is spacious compared to hostels I've been to (mostly in Asia). We're four in the room. The sleep quality really depends on your roommates. Luckily for...

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2Thank Len_114
Reviewed 18 July 2013

I stopped in HI NYC for 10 days in August 2012 - I loved every second of it! Beds were comfy, rooms clean, bathrooms tidy! The staff are very helpful, they organize daily trips/outings - I only participated in a Saturday night out, which was good, but the host got a tad too drunk and the setup wasn't the best....

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2013

This hostel was fine, clean, lots of facilities etc. But the price was just TOO expensive for the location. You can walk to Central Park, but any of the other sights in Manhattan are a good 20 subway journey away. And getting to/from the airport is a bit of a trek too. There is lots going on in this hostel,...

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feedback on your most recent stay. We hope your advice will help other travelers like yourself. Sorry to hear that our price and location did not cooperate with your budget and travel plans. Please let us know if you ever need to stay in NYC again and we are always willing to help...

Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

Firstly ill start by saying im a 21 yo fairly high maintenance female who had never stayed in a hostel before this. I was in a 10 bed dorm. First tip, with 10 people coming and going when they like at all hours, invest in ear plugs and an eye mask. I went the first 2 nights without and got...

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

We are thrilled to hear that you would stay with us again. For a first-timer, it sounds like you got a pretty comprehensive glimpse of what it's like to stay in a hostel. Thank you for offering feedback on your stay. It is very much appreciated by our staff and management team. Never hesitate to contact us if you plan...

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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 

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: $56 - $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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