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International Student Center

  • 38 West 88th Street, Manhattan NY 10024, New York, USA

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8.5
Fabulous 2159 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.4
  • Security 8.6
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 8.2
  • Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 7.7
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8.5
Fabulous 2159 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.4
  • Security 8.6
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 9.2
  • Atmosphere 8.2
  • Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 7.7

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  • Anonymous
  • France, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
18th Feb 2017
8.9

Excellent staff! Super friendly!

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    • 8.0Cleanliness
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Thanks so much for your review! We loved having you. Come back anytime!

  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
17th Feb 2017
10.0

We had an amazing stay! The hostel is gorgeous and the staff really friendly. Was nice meeting people from all over. Would definitely stay there again, and recommend to friends visiting NYC!

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
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  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
4th Feb 2017
8.6

A great, comfortable hostel in central park west with friendly staff and in close proximity to subway lines. Strict rules make guests feel safe and secure, even if they draw away from the liveliness of other youth hostels - but the fun is to be had outside anyway. The lack of a laundry is a downside, as is the daytime curfew if you're shopping on the westside and it's bad weather. Overall, a fantastic hostel with many diverse guests to meet!

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Peru, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
2nd Feb 2017
9.4

I loved the place! The location is the best, a great neighborhood just in front of central park and theres the metro station right there. The atmosphere is good, it feels safe and you make friends really quick in there! Def going again :)

    • 10.0Value For Money
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    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
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Thanks so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come visit us again! Warm Regards, ISC Staff

  • Anonymous
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
26th Jan 2017
9.1

Overall, great location, friendly staff, cool atmosphere. The main complaint is that you can't be in the lounge or rooms from 10am-3pm, so you're kind of homeless every day for like 5 hours. That's fine if you're planning to go out, but it's really tiring if you have a morning flight in and then have to figure out what to do with yourself when you just need a nap! Also, there's nowhere to lock your belongs in the rooms (you can rent a locker in the basement, but that costs an extra $5).

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
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25th Jan 2017
10.0

unparalleled hostel staff running this place, makes ya feel like you're crashing with friends for the weekend. forget NYC, go visit just to hang with the staffers. Would also recommend ISC to any friends heading to NYC because of the location, right next to central park and easy access to the whole city by the subway

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  • Anonymous
  • France, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
19th Jan 2017
8.3

Great location, nice staff! I recommend this hostel for sure

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
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Thank you for your review! Please come and visit us again soon. Warm Regards, ISC Staff

  • Anonymous
  • Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
16th Jan 2017
9.7

Very fun to stay here and very good hostel. The staff is awesome!

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    • 10.0Security
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    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
10th Jan 2017
10.0

Absolutely a great place to live in Nyc .. Great location ..

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
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Thank you for your consideration and kind review! You are more than welcomed to come back. Warm Regards, ISC Staff

  • Anonymous
  • Egypt, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
6th Jan 2017
8.6

The place is nice and warm a few step away from the central park. Liz, the front desk girl was really helpful and very nice. I'd recommend this place for those who want to explore Manhattan for a good price.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
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Thank you so much for your kind review! We hope you come and visit us again soon! Warm Regards, ISC Staff

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