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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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Due to the situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our common areas are closed, and lockers and luggage storage are not available at this time.
We are only offering rooms that have private bathrooms at this time, in an effort to reduce risks to your health.
Please check our house rules for more details on how we are operating during this 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. However, the Front Desk is currently only open until 8 PM. Please time your arrival accordingly.
Check-out is by 11 AM.
Please note that due to the situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our common areas are closed, and lockers and luggage storage are not available at this time.

Please note our following policies:

A valid passport or government-issued ID is required to check in.
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.
The balance due on your reservation is due 48 hours prior to your arrival date. We will charge the credit card used to secure the booking 2 days before your arrival. Payments are not refundable.
We only accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We do not accept cash, personal checks, pre-paid cards, or gift cards.
Non-Refundable reservations will be charged the total price with all taxes included immediately 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


Located in central Manhattan, the Chelsea International Hostel is a great place to rest your head after taking a bite out of the Big Apple. We'll make sure you're well fed with a free breakfast every morning and our famous all-you-can-eat pizza night. In hot summer months, the air con will keep you cool and you'll be able to get to know other guests in our communal courtyard – a rare bonus here in NYC! It’s open from 7am and closes again at 11pm to make sure everyone gets a good night’s sleep.


You'll find us in one of New York's most vibrant and trendy neighbourhoods, just two blocks from High Line Park and a 15-minute stroll from Times Square. Chelsea is packed with speakeasy bars, Instagram-ready restaurants and hot spots like the Gansevoort Market and Gotham Comedy Club. We're served by lots of subway lines too (A, C, E, F, 1, 2, 3), so it's easy to get around when you're looking to spend a day further afield.

Rooms and Dorms

Our functional dorm rooms come with all the essentials and they sleep up to four people. There are bathrooms on every floor and some of the private rooms have en-suites. And don't worry about climbing onto the top bunk in the middle of the night: all our beds are standard singles or doubles, so everyone gets prime position.

Extras and activities

If your data's limited, grab one of our free city maps so you stay on track when you're out and about. Back in the hostel, whip up a snack in our kitchen. Wi-Fi is free and available throughout our hostel, so you can keep your followers posted with photos of New York's iconic landmarks. We've got lockers for valuables in every bedroom so your stuff stays safe: just remember to bring your padlock. And for an extra $4-5, we can store your luggage too.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2020
    This is my third time booking with Chelsea International Hostel and once again it was a great experience. Due to Covid, they actually moved our booking at no additional cost to Radio City Apartments Hotel closer to Times Square to ensure ensuite bathroom availability for safety, and it felt like an upgrade and ended up being even more convenien. I felt like this was a really solid effort on Chelsea's part to serve their customers well during these strange times. Definitely clean and great value.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Sep 2020
    Chelsea International hostel is the best place I've ever stayed in the world and I have been to 12 different countries.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2020
    I really love my experience
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2020
    Diid not stay at the Chelsea International 08/01/2020-08/13/2020 but have stayed there many times in the past. Always enjoyable & highly satisfied with everything.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    I highly recommend the stay at this hostel. The location is wonderful, very safe, and near transit. I can walk to everything. The staff is always incredibly helpful and kind. The facilities are great too, the kitchens are large and plenty of room in the fridges to store your food.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 Oct 2020
    This facility has all the positive attractions that one could want for a short vacation. The location is excellent, the room is clean, minimalist and economical and the staff is pleasant and helpful. I woul
    Dominican Republic, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    21 Feb 2020
    Positive impression , good deal. Nice area outside of skyscrapers, close to Chelsea market and High line. Room clean, very minimalist.. Enough just for sleeping in after whole day of exploring NY. Were travelling with friend and had double room just for us with shared bathroom. Very basic breakfast was OK to start the day> bagel, fruit and not so good watery coffee. *but we have not expected much from hostel breakfast.
    Poland, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    02 Mar 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff are friendly, the hostel is safe and well-located, there is a nice range of amenities on offer. There could be more food on offer at breakfast and none of the lockers in my room were working. Apart from that, I would definitely consider going back to this hostel when I go to New York again.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Feb 2020
    Brilliant, safe location! In the winter, prices are very fair, especially for NYC. 1 person private room in Chelsea for around $56 dollars a night is a good deal!! The hostel offers the very basics. You get a breakfast ticket for every day you're at the hostel, which provides you with 1 bagel, one piece of fruit, unlimited cereal/coffee/tea. You are close to the A/C/E line and to Chelsea Market. Bring a lock to put things in your locker if you're in a dorm/want extra security. Will return!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    02 Mar 2020
    The room i was allocated felt like a prison cell. It is an older building so there is no lift & only very narrow stairs which I had to navigate three flights of with luggage in tow. The shared bathroom facilities was one shower and 1 toilet and were less than ideal. Whilst the location of the hostel is great it is also extremely noisy all night long.
    Australia, Female, 41+
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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
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi