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Chelsea International Hostel Reviews

251 West 20th Street, New York, USA

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76%

Rating
3730 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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57%

The only thing that is worthy the money you pay for is the location. That's it.


51%

It is one of the cheapest hostels in Manhattan. Nevertheless, the price is very too high. The staff is not really friendly. WiFi is just available in the common area. Worst thing: Breakfast is rationed: One bagel, one small pack of butter and one of jelly. The next morning, a friendly cockroach gave me company during brushing my teeth.

  • 1st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

Un peu vieillot dans l'ensemble. Il faudrait un bon coup de peinture et changer les portes des chambres qui font trop de bruit. Petit déjeuner ok (sauf le jus de fruits). Pas tout compris concernant le backyard il est fermé mais pas pour tous (ceux qui ont les chambres qui y mènent). Chambres bruyantes côté rue (par les résidents qui n'ont pas de lieu pour discuter avant de se coucher). Et enfin merci de rappeler aux résidents qu'on allume pas la lumière des chambres à 1h25 toutes les nuits!!!!!


86%

It's a good cheap hostel, rooms are clean but basic and could do with a lick of paint. Shower room again was basic but it gave out hot water so that's all I need. Great outside area with plenty of space with benches/tables to meet people and chill, you can bring your own food and drinks in or use the communal kitchen. Its not far to the subway station. Added bonus was the free pizza on Wednesday night and having a free bagel every morning!


94%

Very clean. Very polite and helpful staff.

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


37%

The old man in front desk is completely uneducated


83%

Had a single room and it was clean and convenient on first floor. V good value for money.

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

The door to my room was really noisy and hard to open/close. Other than that I didn't have any issues staying here. The location is perfect.

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Deberían mejorar la atención ser más amables y mejorar el ruido dentro de la habitación, se escucha mucho el ruido exterior.

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


57%

Cleanliness could definitely be improved.

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Very good/excellent; I intend to come back and recommend the hostel.


83%

could not figure out how to change channels with remote chained to the wall in the lounge. Only had three channels. Also a washcloth with the towel would be nice.

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

The location is the best quality of the hostel, really close to Metro Stations/restautants/bars/markets/etc. The breakfast is a little poor, but OK. The commom areas are friendly. The bedrooms are OK, enough for who wants only sleep. The problem is that the wyfy doesn't work outside the commom areas,

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Absolutely excellent location (walking distance to SoHo, Greenwich Village, Chelsea Market, etc) and wonderful value for the money. Staff were friendly and offered good advice about where to find things and everything was scoured-down clean. Some advice: bring your own soap in a little container. You'll also have a sink in your room even if there's no private bath.


86%

Sugestão: Poderia haver troca de toalhas nos intervalos de 2-3 dias. Fiquei hospedada por 09 noites no hostel e não houve uma troca de toalha sequer.

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

location is very good, breakfast is good as well. some shared bathroom is very small. I would stay there again.


100%

I loved it! It's much more affordable than hotels.. The location is great and is located right in front of an NYPD precinct so I felt super safe! Every street each way is surrounded by fabulous restaurants, coffee shops, yoga studios, and just a couple of blocks from the C train-- which is super convenient. The rooms are barebones... but nobody goes to NYC to stay in their hotel room the entire time. The room I stayed in had a single bed, a sink, a/c, and plenty of storage. Highly recommended!

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Second time at this place. Stayed in a twin private this time. Clean and basic room, good air conditioning, powerful shower. The courtyard is great for having a couple of beers on a warm evening. Free pizza on one of the nights, coffee available all day In the kitchen. What more could you want for the price? Will be back again soon.

  • 17th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


31%

Não recomendo. Salvo a ótima localização, o Hostel só tem Internet na área comum com péssima velocidade, os cômodos são apertados e muito antigos, os lockers de ferro tem fechaduras que não trancam, a maioria dos quartos são em andares superiores sem elevador e subir com malas é tarefa difícil nas escadas apertadas. Não podia sequer abrir a janela do quarto, senão o ar condicionado caía. Fiz o Check-in com um recepcionista muito mal humorado. Enfim, não foi uma boa experiência de hospedagem.


74%

ostello centrale e quindi comodo. Non offre molti confort, ma a new york gli hotel sono molto cari


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