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Hostelling International - New York

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

The place is conveniently located near the subway which meant it was easy to get downtown since where this place is pretty far away from downtown. Wifi was average had to reconnect every time you arrived back and it's pretty slow. Breakfast not included but cafe is located downstairs and is pricey. The rooms and showers are great really good...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Hostelling International New York is nothing but an experience.Unlike the Boston HI,Its not the cleanest or the most modern hostel you'd come across, but there sure is a great charm about this hostel.It starts from the fact that its in New York,the city that never sleeps. Unlike other HI in US,they don't offer free breakfast for basic dorms and understandably...

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5Thank AyushGulati
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

I only stayed here one night but I will definitely book a bed here the next time I visit New York. The hostel is really big, clean and feels recently renovated. The staff was nice, the bed fairly comfortable and there were a lot of clean showers and toilets. Breakfast was not included but you could buy (good!) sandwiches and...

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1Thank Fjantis
College Park, Maryland
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We stayed here with 25 5th graders and 11 chaperones for two nights. The rooms were clean and lockers available in each room. The bathrooms were clean. Although two shower stalls were unavailable in the ladies bathroom on our floor. The only drawback was that the elevator was out of order and that someone had taken all our cereal and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I only stayed here for one night, but for a big hostel it does pretty well. Great info desk, 24/7 reception, loads of activities on offer. It doesn't have complimentary breakfast, but the cafe downstairs has pretty much everything you could want for brekkie. The rooms are relatively large, although don't get room 112 -- apparently every other room each...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I've been there 2 times. The first time I was travelling alone. I loved this place. There are so many free activities. For example you can visit Central Park with a guide or go on a new yorker pub crawl at night. The second time I went there, I was travalling with my a friend and my brother. We stayed...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

I was travelling with a friend, stayed 6 nights in this hostel. We had a co-ed 12 bed dorm, where half of the beds had new people every night, the other half were there the whole time and we made good friends with the people in them! The hostel has every amenity you could need, well equipped bathrooms and an...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2014

The HI New York has thought of most things a traveller requires - even a large touch screen of the activities and bars/eateries around and descriptions of them. They have a million maps and pamplets so you are well informed! Only downside of the hostel is the cost. For a couple, it cost us $130 for us both to stay...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 15 May 2014

It is in a very central location, clean, and with friendly staff. Quite big dorms (I slept in a 10-persons dorm), but very quiet at least at night (less in the morning). Only problem is that it's outrageously expensive: over 70$ for a dorm bed? breakfast not included...Ok that we are in NYC, but it is still a hostel (and...

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Recife, PE
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I've been two times to NY and I stayed both times there. Staff is friendly and the hostel is huge. Metro station is close by and central park too. I stayed there in the summer of 2006 and for 2008 new year's eve. I had a great time there, met many good travelers there. Pretty safe location. I will visit...

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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: €46 - €145 (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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