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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Chelsea International Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Please check our house rules for more details on how we are operating during the pandemic.

The Chelsea International Hostel is one of the largest independent Hostels in New York City, operating since 1992. We are located in Chelsea, a prime location in the heart of Manhattan. From here our guests can walk to most of the attractions NYC has to offer. Highline Park is only 2 blocks away. Follow the lights and arrive in Times Square after a 15-minute walk. But if you prefer to ride the subway, feel free to hop on any of the many subway lines that serve us (A, C, E, F, 1, 2, 3). You can get virtually anywhere in the city in just a few minutes.

Our simple, functional rooms can sleep one to six guests in single beds (in single, shared and private twin rooms) or double-size beds (in private double-bed rooms). We do not use bunk beds in our rooms. Every room is air-conditioned during the summer months. The bathrooms are cleaned constantly. Every floor in any of our eight buildings has a bathroom; most of the time there is no waiting in line to use the bathrooms.

Our guests enjoy:

FREE WI-FI throughout the entire property.
Linen and towels (one bath towel per guest) are provided.
Check-in starts at 3 PM. You can check in anytime after 3 PM. Front Desk is open 24 hours.
Check-out is by 12 PM (noon).

Please note our following policies:

A valid passport or government-issued ID is required to check in. NYC IDs are not accepted.
All guests must be 18 years old or older to stay with us.
We have a 48 hours cancellation policy. There will be no refunds if the reservation is cancelled with a 48 hours or less notice.
We only accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We do not accept personal checks, or gift cards.
A $50 deposit will be put on hold on your credit card for incidentals.
Non-Refundable reservations will be charged the total price with all taxes included anytime after the reservation is made.
Note that hotel taxes are not included in the rates. NYS, NYC Sales Tax: 14.75%. Occupancy taxes: $3.50 per person per night. These will be added to your balance.
The maximum stay in our hostel is 14 nights in any given 30 days. We will not accept consecutive reservations that add up to more than 14 nights.
Pets are not allowed.
Beds and rooms are allocated on the arrival day. We will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee that a group of 2 or more people will be in the same room.
Breakfast is not included.
The entire hostel is non-smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2021
    I stayed here for a total of four nights during New York Comic Con in a single room with a shared bathroom. It’s a great value for the location. I walked 30 minutes to the Javits Center. My only regret is that I brought a pretty heavy suitcase & had to drag up and down two flights of narrow and steep stairs. It was really convenient that the rooms have sinks in them. The beds were decently comfortable. & I enjoyed sitting outside in the courtyard at night after a long day. I’ll be back!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Oct 2021
    The rooms were clean, and the bathrooms and showers were also. My only complaint was someone blasting French music until well after midnight on my first night. Pricey, but worth it
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    01 Oct 2021
    The hostel was very good for its price. Though a little bit expensive because it's NYC, it was the cheapest I could find and the location was great, it felt safe and the NYPD was in front. There is a pharmacy and a small grocery store in the corner which come in very handy, and the grocery store sells sandwiches 24h a day, which is great if you check in late like I did. The furniture and the hostel itself was a bit old but it was extremely clean and I appreciated that. I would choose it again.
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Oct 2021
    It was okay for a night. The rooms are pretty clean and the shared areas as well. The facilities are not the best as the bathroom door could not be locked. The staff is helpful and the location is good. If you have trouble sleeping, I would not recommend this place as there is a lot of movement.
    Albania, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Oct 2021
    Good location and decent private bathroom for the twin bed ensuite. I think they could offer a small breakfast for the price paid. The toilet was leaking but wasn't a major concern. The mattresses were awful. Staff seemed okay. Not much interaction with them or other guests. I would stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Sep 2021
    Stayed for a few nights here, the location a good place in Manhattan. I don't think I could stay more than a few nights. There is a common room that has tables and chairs, but no sofas. If you need the restroom you have to go back to your room as I did not find any common restrooms around. Other than that the bed was ok and WIFI was very good. I would stay again.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Oct 2021
    located in a safe and ideal area close to the subway with great local shops and restaurants. Staff are friendly and nice. However a very dingy hostel. Thin walls and a bit dirty. One night there was dirty water in my sink and on the floor and I had to be moved to another room. Another night I woke up to the smell of feces.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    01 Oct 2021
    The location was fantastic and it was really safe, but the bathroom situation was less than favorable. The sink in the room and showers and toilets separated — it was not ideal. I don’t know if I’ll stay here again, however if you’re in a pinch it’s a good option.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    26 Sep 2021
    Noisy especially if your room is by the street. You can hear people talking. Also, no quite hours people come and go in the middle of the night and door keeps on slamming.
    Philippines, Female, 31-40
  • 3.1


    25 Sep 2021
    Don't stay here. We paid more than what the website said it would cost for the worst hostel experience yet: Beds were too short (I'm 6ft), no real kitchen, one knive and fork each, no cutting boards, one bowl and so on. We asked if we could leave our luggage at the hostel for a couple hours and the staff told us that we'd have to pay $5 for a locker. Totally not worth it!!!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi