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Hostelling International - New York

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

some body tried to bloke my rocker key. that day only me and 1 more girl in the room. another girl was out room early in the morning and back hostel late night. I stayed room until 2pm and out room only 2-6pm. when I back room, my rocker key was bend and half broken (luckily I use strong rock)....

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

We appreciate your feedback very much and encourage you to reach out to our management team directly if there is anything you would like to discuss in greater detail. Our staff hopes you will continue to use hostels throughout your future travels.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is big. Has its own restaraunt with great food. Computers if you need them. ( have to pay to use) And the staff is very friendly. I had NO PROBLEM or anything bad to say aboat the place OR staff. I will miss the place & WILL for sure come back. The price IS worth it! Some floors...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your fantastic review. Our staff is so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and felt at home in our hostel. We hope you will be back to visit us again soon. Best wishes to you in your future travels!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is massive but quite well run. There were staff available 24/7 which was helpful when we checked in at 2am. The breakfast provided is pretty good, better than other breakfasts provided at the same hostel chain. The location is awesome, very close to a subway station and as a young girl I felt safe in the area at...

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

Our staff appreciates your wonderful response and helpful feedback about our hostel and your recent stay. We hope you will be back again soon for more NYC adventures!

Assenede, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hostel for 10 days in september 2016 with a group of friends (we were 9 people and shared a 10 people mixed dorm). The room is a bit on the small side, but it's doable and you can store your valuables in a personal locker (don't forget to bring a lock). The breakfast that was included was...

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

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!

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really liked the hostel, was clean, staff were friendly, 2 subway stations nearby, has a garden, free tours to show the city , etc, cool friends and guests! The bed wasn't too comfortable, but hey it was still good for that budget! Loved it! I have HI membership, I will stick to staying in HIs whenever I travel!!!

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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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

was a nice hostel, in a good location, easy to reach! really really clean iswell! the staff were friendly and helped me out when i asked what i should do while in the city! would stay here again for sure!

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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.

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I personally had an excellent experience at this hostel. The price was very reasonable considering it is in a pretty great location in NYC! I chose a 6 bed premium dorm and I am glad that I did. Although not overly large, there is enough space for everyone to do their thing. I like that I was provided with shower...

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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 strongly encourage you to continue to use hostels throughout your travels.

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I stayed here 6 nights, 4-bed dorm. Overall it was a good experience, the hostel is safe and clean. It's also close to the subway, so it's easy to go to Downtown. The biggest minus: the ac/heater machine is SUPER loud. I slept with ear plugs but didn't help much as the room was small and so the machine anyway...

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

We truly 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 about your experience. This input is very helpful as our management team to continues to focus on what areas need improvement. Our staff hopes you will continue to use hostels throughout your...

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I had read all of these positive reviews and couldn't wait to stay there. I had decided to splurge a little, opting for HI NYC, as this was a little above my price range. I stayed in the 10 bed female dorm. I did not see it until after I booked, in small lettering, that the free breakfast is only...

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

Our management team truly appreciates your feedback and would like you to know that your frustrations are heard loud and clear. Heater issues are often the source of heartache and discomfort for many of our guests and our staff is trained to be receptive and diligent in resolving guest issues or complaints. It seems that in this instance, someone allowed...

Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Worth staying here if you're looking for an affordable clean hostel in a great location. A little outside the 'centre' / Times Square but a 5 min walk to the subway. Well worth it. Continental breakfast is v cheap and worth adding to your stay each day. The staff were very friendly and helpful and pub crawls / organised events...

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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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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: RM208 - RM713 (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”
  • 4 bed dorm
  • Lockers
 of 5 bubbles 695megm, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Big rooms and big lockers. Bring a lock”
 of 5 bubbles Nadav17, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I hear the rooms on second floor and above have more bathroom space than the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TiffanyW808, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pay extra for premium rooms! I was in those, super fancy for a hostel”
 of 5 bubbles NenadJovic1994, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bring a padlock for the in-room locker if you have valuables with you. Email the hotel instead of calling.”
 of 5 bubbles lz8, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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