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

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1430 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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Nice hostel with an awesome location. The common room and kitchen are awesome as well. The rooms are a little bit cold, so pack a jumper!


The staff are very friendly and helpful and the hostel is super clean and very well maintained. Thank you very much!

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You are very welcome we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! :) Best, ISC Staff


Nights to remember in NY! Thank you All, but mostly ... Nahida! :-)


Perfect location right next to central park. The beds are an adventure, if you sleep on the top bunk bed. It's clean and compared to other hotels/hostels in NYC it's cheap. I would stay there again:)


Nice hostel close to the Central Park. It's very affordable but has a couple of weird rules you should know about, most of which are pretty understandable. They do NOT OFFER WIFI!!! I knew about that and since there are so many Starbucks about with free wifi, I didn't mind. They say it's so that guests get to talk to each other. You also cannot take any bigger luggage to the rooms, my backpack was fine though. They clean every day! Which is great but you cant be in your rooms during the day.


It could be cleaner

  • 10th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The rules at this hostel are irritating. The insistence of keeping cases downstairs leads to some fun rooting around in your underwear in front of the hostel. The room wasn't clean, even though it is closed several hours a day for cleaning. Some of the staff are lovely and friendly, others not. The lack of maps of NYC is very annoying. But it is one of the cheapest hostels around, you get what you pay for. The location is decent and it has nice social areas and dorms to meet people.


It was actually a nice cozy place,i met lots fo nice people from different countries,the staff are really nice and friendly..i would like to go there again)

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