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Hostelling International - New York

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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 1 March 2017

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 1 March 2017

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 1 March 2017 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 25 February 2017 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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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.

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...

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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: RM202 - RM704 (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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