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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Chelsea International Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

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 four 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. Most rooms will share bathrooms down the hall and the bathrooms are cleaned constantly. Every floor in any of our eight buildings has a bathroom; most of the times there is no waiting in line to use the bathrooms.

Our guests love to gather in the outdoor courtyard, such a rare space in an urban area like NYC. Two kitchens, a dining room and a lounge complement our common areas. They are open from 7 am to 11 pm, in consideration to our good neighbors.

Our guests also enjoy:

FREE WI-FI throughout the entire property. Desktop computers and printer are also available in the lounge for a fee.

FREE continental breakfast, served from 8 am to 10 am. You will be welcome to enjoy a variety of bagels, cereal, fresh fruits, coffee, milk and tea.

FREE pizza on Wednesday evenings. Our “All You Can Eat” pizza event has been our tradition since our opening.

Lockers in the room for your valuables. You need to provide your own padlock (medium-size, thick).

Linen and towels (one bath towel per guest) are provided.

Luggage storage is available for an additional fee ($4 - $5).

Check in starts at 3PM.

Check out is no later than 12 PM NOON.

Please note our following policies:

Valid passport is required to check in. This policy is also valid for American and Canadian citizens. NO EXCEPTIONS.

All guests must be 18 years old or older to stay with us.

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.

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.

Payment is due full upon arrival. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Traveler Checks or Cash.

A $10 deposit (cash only) per person is required at check-in and is refundable upon return of keys on time.

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.

We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations, late changes and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation.

Packages: As a courtesy, we will accept packages for guests that are currently checked in to our system. We cannot accept packages before a guest checks in or after a guest checks out. The name on the package must match the name on the reservation. If the name on the package does not match our system or if the package does not have a name, it will not be accepted. Please note that due to space restrictions, we cannot accept large volumes or oversized packages. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2019
    Absolutely everything I needed in a Hostel, it was safe, clean and easy to get to the subway. The staff answered all my questions and I found them to be quite clever and witty. Super laid back and easily accessible.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    We had an amazing stay, this place is clean, affordable close to evrything , breakfast every morning. Nothing bad to say this place!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Nov 2019
    I checked in after a LONG flight over a bunch of time zones and needed a quiet, comfortable place to sleep. Check-in was easy, room was clean and secure, bed was comfortable. Checked all my boxes. Coffee at breakfast was fresh brewed and pretty good. Storage locker was big enough for my 30L pack with extra crapola attached to outside. It’s a quick walk to subway or Penn Station. I’d certainly stay here again.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    01 Nov 2019
    Easy check in and check out. Facilities were maintained well. Custodial staff was incredibly loud in the morning and paid very little attention to the noise they would make. Otherwise, very satisfied with my stay.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    31 Oct 2019
    All good, except for the rude big guy at the check in/ registration.
    Peru, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    31 Oct 2019
    Good location and easy to find, then good links to walk places or the main metro lines. Walking distance to the MSG Decent breakfast included and nice common areas
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    05 Nov 2019
    I had a low expectation about this hostel considering the standard of hostels in new york with this price range. But its actually worth its value for a new york hostel. It is a great hostel.
    Philippines, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    01 Nov 2019
    You can't beat the location. However, the bathrooms, lockers, beds were pretty horrendous. Not super bad, but def bad. Below par. And I've been to a lot of hostels, and this one was the dirtiest by far. Breakfast was bad. I def would not go here again. I'd look for other places.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    01 Nov 2019
    Beds were uncomfortable, and rooms were very hot during the day with no ability to change temperature. Very small bathrooms.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Extremely basic service. Very sneaky checkout fees . I was less than 10min late for checkout and was charged $20. Totally unfair fees and never warned about when checking in.
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi