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Hostelling International - New York

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Delhi
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Positives: - Location close to 2 metro lines, near many bars/restaurants, a short walk to northwest corner of Central Park, and 10-minute ride on the metro to Times Square. - Squeaky clean. - Friendly and helpful staff. - Value for money. - Nice cafe on site. - Free wi-fi. - Lots of activities and social events to sign up for....

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your most recent hostel visit. Our staff is happy to hear that you found much of your experience to be enjoyable and first rate. Please let us know if there is anything we can provide you in the future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Stayed with this hostel and loved the location which is a block from the Subway, clean dorm, extensive Wifi coverage, breakfast included with a great price. New York isn't the cheapest place for accommodation but this gave great value. Activities, tours organised are worth taking part to meet other travellers. Such a welcoming hostel.

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

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on your most recent stay at our hostel. Our staff is very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and we encourage you to visit us again soon.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Stayed in 8 bed female dorm on 1st floor at front. Even so, very little street noise. The dorm areas feel a bit institutional and old fashioned compared to lots of hostels these days (not many plug sockets in the room, no individual bed lights etc) but overall the hostel is good with a really nice cafe, common areas and...

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

Thank you for offering tips and advice about the hostel and its surrounding neighborhood. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to hearing from you again soon. Take care!

Colima, Mexico
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Great atmosphere, activities to socialize, nice rooms, nice bathrooms, spacious lockers. Super helpful staff, great location. What else can you ask for? The location is in the upper west side, it's close to central park and just one block away from the subway station. There are lots of options for food and drink around and riverside park is also walking...

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

Thank you for sharing your terrific feedback about your stay with us in NYC. It's wonderful to hear that you chose to extend your stay with us instead of going elsewhere. We hope your review will persuade other travelers like you to choose our hostel for their NYC experience. Take care and please let us know when you plan on...

New York
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

My first time in a hostel sure got me a few new friends across the globe and touring nyc with them gave a lot of insights to their own country. Coming to the location, it's close to subway station 1. This makes it easier to travel anywhere across the city and come back easily even if very late. I stayed...

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

We love hearing about the new friendships that are made at our NYC hostel. Thank you for sharing your feedback and suggestions with us and we hope you will continue to travel the globe with HI hostels as your guide. Our staff is already looking forward to your next visit!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 October 2014

One of the best hostels I've stayed at!! Location is ideal (one block away from the 1 train, about 3 blocks from the 3 train), amenities are amazing and modern, and cleanliness is exceptional. Staff is so friendly and helpful, it's almost ridiculous! I have absolutely no complains about this hostel.

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

Your feedback and kind words are truly appreciated by our staff at HI New York. Our staff is very pleased to hear you enjoyed our helpful, friendly atmosphere. Please let us know when you plan to visit us again. We wish you the best with all of your future travels!

Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I had a coupon for a second night's stay after I flew from Oman to Bahrain to Paris to get here. The wifi is good on the top fourth floor in early morning when others are asleep not using it. Lots of room in the showers with a private dressing area for your wet feet. Get the 7 day metro...

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

That is so cool to hear that you flew all this way just to use your free night voucher! Thanks for sharing your feedback and offering tips for prospective travelers. Your kind words are truly appreciated. Be sure to contact us if you ever plan to return :D

Aracaju - SE
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Good localization, organized and clean. Perfect hostel with good space and many options of activities during the week. You can know people from all around the world and pay a little bit cheap for a expensive city like NYC.

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Great feedback! We hope you will come back and stay with us again soon!

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2014

The hostel is fantastic for the social aspect as they organise regular pub, club and bar crawls, welcoming parties as well as tours during the day. I met so many people staying at this hostel and it made my time in New York a memorable one. The only issue I had was that one night I found a rat under...

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

It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the hostel and had such a nice time in NYC. Of course no one likes to see rodents and we appreciate you alerting us of this so that we may be sure this does not become an issue for our guests. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and we hope...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2014

I first stayed at Hostelling International NY in 2005 and it has had some great upgrades since with really nice bathrooms, cafe and lobby upgrades taking place. Situated in the Upper West side, it is extremely convenient to get around from this part of town. There isn't much to do in the Upper West Side itself, but I would say...

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Thank you for your terrific feedback! This will surely give other travelers some great tips about our hostel and the Upper West Side neighborhood. Our staff can also recommend tons of restaurants, bars, and other nightlife activities right around the area. Feel free to visit us again and bring others like you. The more cool people staying with us, the...

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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: RM221 - RM701 (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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“the economy rooms are obviously more crowded than the premium rooms, keep that in mind if you are looking for more space.”
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“Go for a 6-bed room, they stay relatively empty during lean seasons”
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