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HI New York City NYC Hostel Reviews

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

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87%

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3890 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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94%

This was my first time staying at a Hostel. I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the experience, from the atmosphere, to the cleanliness, to the location. The only negative feedback I have, and my roommates shared the same opinion, was that the bedroom was way too hot to sleep comfortably. The rest of the hostel had good temperature control, so I'm not quite sure what the problem with the bedroom was. Nonetheless, next time I'm in New York, I'll certainly be booking with HI - New York City

  • 15th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
The A/C works only with the windows closed. It has a detector to shut of if the windows or door is open. Next time you visit, if you have any troubles, please feel free to see our staff members which are always willing to help.

100%

Hi quality hostel. Massive, clean, New York City. Happy days. :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Come back now. We already missing ya.

86%

Some staff don't seem to care but others are really good. It's in an ok location but you just get the subway everywhere anyway. They started a breakfast deal while I was there but it wasn't well advertised so I didn't know about it, the cafe is good though. They have plenty of activities during the week if you want to get involved. There were a lot of school kids staying there which I hated but you can't help who the clientele are. At the end of the day I would stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the great feedback. We will coach the staff on this subject. I'm sorry you didn't get enough time to participate in our new breakfast. Now, we have new signs at the desk promoting it since it is such a great deal. See you next time in H.I.NYC.

91%

Excellent hostel! I will come back! Highlights: Location, cleanliness, facilities and daily activities that allow guests to meet people all the time! Loved my stay!


83%

Kind of overpriced for a hostel but the location was very close to the subway. Staff could have been more plentiful. They seemed short staffed and stressed. I went on the clubbing outing and the Harlem Gospel Tour. Both of these were disappointing.

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We want to thank you for your information. This will serve as a learning tool to coach the staff. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will make it better the next time you visit.

83%

located one block from the number 1 subway line.

Owner Comment (Hide)
It is very convenient. Thank you

91%

Upper central NYC is a great hostel- I really enjoyed my stay and ended up extending it! The staff are super friendly and willing to help with anything you ask! I would definitely stay here again if/when I go back to New York.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I appreciate your feedback. Will share with the staff. Come back now.

91%

This place is great, I will definitely be staying here again! The showers were clean and there was plenty of room to get ready in the restroom. The lockers they provide were big enough to accommodate my large bag (charge free). The staff was friendly, helpful and awesome. The common areas were a great way to meet people from all around the world, have a jam sesh and just chill. They also coordinate tours, hangouts and pub crawls for anyone interested! Such an awesome place to stay in NYC!!!


94%

Solid location, great hostel facilities, lots of great open space and common areas. Would definitely stay again when in the area next!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We will see you coming to the hostel again soon. I know you haven't seen it all in the city yet.

80%

This hostel has great facilities, very clean and comfortable with everything that you need but the atmosphere was terrible. It is too big it has no homely feel to it and isn't good for meeting other people it feels like being in an airport or a public food court or something. as a female solo traveler I felt safe here (apart from walking past the projects at night) but it was a lonely place. Would be perfect if you are travelling in a group

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your comment. We are currently working on renovations on the 1st floor to make it more cozy and comfortable. See you soon.

94%

Would be great to have a designated quiet area. The food in the fridges is chaos . This could be solved by small contsiners you can put your food in, as they do at the SF Hostel at Fisherman's Wharf. The food at your cafe is fantastic! Especially the salads. Dorms have inconsiderate people coming in at all hours and not being quiet. It would be good to have rules of conduct and stress them when guests arrive. But it was GREAT and good value :)

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your great idea. We have already placed some containers for guests to place their food individually. See you again soon.

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