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

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1689 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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Friendly staff, very well equiped kitchen. The atmosphere is nice because people have to meet in the common room due to the fact that there is no wifi in the dorm rooms. Great time with great people! I'd recomend if one wants to meet people.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


no heating system. oh... it is so cold for me. It's too cold to fall a sleep in NYC. It is not summer. It is spring. cold...


Excellent customer attention and location, NYC was chilly but room was always warm and so did the shower. A clean place and an excellent value. Recommended :)


If you need a cheap clean place to spend the night in NYC this is a great one. Don't expect luxury or fancyness, they have a lot of rules and don't offer many things, but I can't complain for anything, they're pretty clear about everything and I've met a really cool group of people there!


The atmosphere and staff at ISC were exceptional. The value for the money was the best in NYC that I could find. For those worried about the many rules they posted, I came to find out that they weren't very strict about any of them besides check out. Only downfall was that there was no wifi but it is available on the computer downstairs or at any local café, the low price makes it worth the inconvenience.


Awesome experience! Staff was friendly, and the location is the best hostel in Manhattan. A little on the older side, but definitely an amazing value for one of the most expensive cities in the world. Definitely recommend this hostel!


It was the perfect spot, and the one employee in particular, Peter, was great.

  • 7th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


2 great nights! A special thank you to the staff who send me my 10$ from the deposit by mail to Canada, really appreciated! Great staff!

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