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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,176 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a cheap place to stay and settled on the Chelsea International Hostel for $72 a night for a solo room, booked through hostelworld.com. I arrived around noon and check in time was 3pm, they won't assign rooms early so you can either sit around and wait or drop your bags in a locker in the basement($5).... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I travelled to NY from Australia in June. We were on the tightest of budgets and travelling in peak season, we were running out of options as we wanted to stay for close to 1 week. My friend suggested this hostel and we found it to be a great fit for us. We barely spent any time... More 

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Kuwait City
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I got a private room (double with two twin beds). We arrived and were able to store our things in lockers until we could check in. The hostel was lacking in "ambience," but I'm not sure what else you would expect with a hostel in the middle of NYC. The room was plenty big for the two... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hostel from October 27 to November 1st. My first impression when I walked in was just drained. This hostel has many stairs, and carrying a suitcase up them is hell. But whatever. Since I went with a big group from university we didn't have a choice of rooms. My sister and I shared a room, two... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Solo female traveller stayed 1 night in July 2016 ...arrived after 8pm welcomed by friendly staff members - 2 gents and had a single room building next door to reception...interesting building . ..enjoyed an alfresco meal in quiet courtyard..kitchen facilities locked down by then...but enough local eateries around... not aestethically pleasing but most importantly felt safe and no better location... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I would never recommend staying at this hostel. If it wasn't for the amazing people I bonded with here, I probably would have left earlier. The reception desk is behind a glass screen and my check in was basically "pay and here's your key". It was very unfriendly. There is no wifi in your rooms unless you are situated close... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Ensuite room with 2 single beds was tiny. Only furniture was a chair. Locker enough to store valuables only. Floor was on a slope which meant I had to wedge supports under 2 bed posts so I didn't feel like I was falling out of bed all night. Basic breakfast. Location fine. Budget travellers might enjoy but I found it... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Close to a party quarter, easy reach of subway, nice breakfast in the morning, clean and nice rooms with bathroom, very good kitchen. We changed from a terrible hostel to Chelsea Int. and it was the perfect decision. If I went to NYC again, I would stay here.

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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Have stayed here a few times. Very near Greenwich village. Most of downtown is very walkable from here. Very safety concious hostel and staff. [police station is within hundred metres/yards] Not very far from Madison Square Garden

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85 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night, but arrived early and got breakfast each day (awesome) Would say it's a bit of a dump, not the nicest hostel I've ever come across, but then not the worst (seriously not the worst) wouldn't stay here again though. Staff friendly, wifi is only on in random locations, lack of plug sockets. Could be a deal... More 

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Staying in Chelsea

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Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Chelsea International Hostel

Address: 251 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3501
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea
Price Range: €67 - €137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Chelsea International Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 150
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Avoid room close to the street due to the noise in the mornings”
 of 5 bubbles Misshward, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you have huge bags be mindful of very narrow stairs, request room on ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles 899vive, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different hostel”
 of 5 bubbles IanO159, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the rooms in the front because of the street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles stephko11, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room inside the 'yard'”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 May 2016 | Read review
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