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891 Amsterdam Avenue, NY 10025-4403, New York, USA

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87%

Rating
3539 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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57%

Air con kept me and my friend up for the majority of the night and the beds were very uncomfortable. Very high price to pay for a very uninteresting hostel with very little atmosphere. Would check out non chain hostels instead as this had no character and felt like staying isolation ward.


89%

Very clean and good atmosphere. I enjoyed a barbacue they had the day I arrived. Very nice people, not as staff


94%

Awesome place to stay, very cool atmosphere and cool little cafe at the bottom with cheap food. But please get some air con in the sauna-like rooms!

  • 19th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

this hostel is extremely overpriced. 50$ per night without breakfast is way too much. also my room was not clean although i was upgraded to a superior dorm (but was not upgraded to breakfast included). there was rubbish under my bed and there were evidently old waterbottles in the room, the carpet was dirty. a part of the staff was unkind and rude. way too expensive for what they offer.


97%

The room is kind of narrow...


91%

Hostel is great, though the showers on level 1 and 3 were always cold. Staff were great most of the time, some average communication, but everyone has those days. Would definitely recommend, especially if travelling solo, you'll meet a lot of people.

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Everything about this hostel was awesome. The staff was informative it's was clean and safe. They had activities for the guests. Though I only did the Central Park walk I heard others talk about what a good time they had doing various activities. I was one of the few older guests but never felt out of place. I highly recommend this young and old. Comfy beds, clean showers and very well managed!


83%

it was a good place in manhattan right in the center and was one of the cheapest pace to live a really good place there was a weird smell in the dorm but over all 8.5-10

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Pakistan
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Awesome place to stay at, metro is really close and it doesn't take too long to get to lower and middle Manhattan by subway. Daily pub crawls and events and taxes included in price. Kitchen and bed rooms are good size. Would def stay here next time


100%

Very well organized. one thing however is the elevator was painfully slow once I located the stairs I was fine!

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Great, clean hostel. Nice activities and a great kitchen. Sadly no bar :/


100%

I really liked this hostel. I took the free Central Park tour, which was a great experience, and I enjoyed the tasty and reasonably priced food at the cafe, which is just nice to have if you' ve been walking around the city for hours (or planning to do that and need a breakfast). The dorms were clean and well furnished (the lockers are big enough for larger backpacks). The washrooms were clean as well, and there were enough showers, which worked perfectly fine. Plus, great location!


86%

Very nice Hostel. don't have much to say cause stayed just one night. But nice location, very clean, nice Staff. Definitely coming back.


100%

This hostel is simply AWESOME! They have a lot of activities to do and the location is excellent!


83%

The organised events at night were great for meeting other travellers! However it lacked a "homey" environment since it was quite big with several different common areas.


74%

Would be great if it had a bar, as alcohol helps people mingle

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

This hostel is much like the City it's located in: very big and buzzing, lots and lots of great activities. On the other hand quite expensive (after all, this is New York) and it is not the cleanest place I've ever been to. The building is quite old and has a lot of beds, so everything is less spacious than in other hostels. The activities are really good, especially the tours. Bottom line: If you like New York, you'll like this hostel. If you want to have it calm and quiet: Go to HI Boston!


80%

Everything was good except an air conditioner. It was so loud. Also, if breakfast system is changed, it could get more satisfaction. (e.g free buffet)


83%

Dont even thing about staying in a dorm with more than 8 people. I stayed with more 11 men, and the smeel of the air at the morning was not that nice! Regards.


91%

Best infra of all hostels I've been. Better than expected. Location is just perfect.


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