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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
  • 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). We do not offer late check-outs. Failure to check out by 12pm will result in the charge of one extra night.

Please note our following policies:

A valid passport or government-issued ID is required to check in. NYS 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 7.9

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    22 Sep 2022
    I got a single room bed and has no issues at all. Even if there was one restroom for the whole floor, it was not occupied often and the shower was never busy. I was very comfortable, the service wasn’t unfriendly whenever I checked in or out. Overall a very decent experience for an affordable price! The area was safe, there’s a deli in the corner and pizza places 24/7. Everything is walking distance and the subway is super close. I think this is a great choice whenever staying in NYC!
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    21 Sep 2022
    The individual room is ok. The window does not open and the air conditioning is very old and noisy. Had no problem using the bathroom on the floor (shared by six individual rooms).
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Sep 2022
    Excellent location. Clean rooms, however the hostel was invaded of tiny little cockroaches. The hostel needs pest control ASAP.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Sep 2022
    Cheap and cheerful, not much of a social place but walking distance from 5th avenue, time Square, McDougal and Bleeker. Room was clean, lockers were battered but functional, Aircon worked. It is across the street from a police station, so safety is good, siren noises not so much
    Ireland, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Sep 2022
    Clean, good location, felt safe. Very basic but that’s what you get in NYC at this price.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    18 Sep 2022
    Overall good stay with decent location! Rooms had AC which was a huge plus! Big downside was the bathroom didn't have a sink, so you had to go to your room to wash your hands except they don't provide soap. I’m not exactly the type of person that carries hand soap on me all the time, so that was an issue.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    21 Sep 2022
    Plastic knives and folks. At that price just not on. No atmosphere. Staff not the best. Loud air con. Clean and good location.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    20 Sep 2022
    The staff was very rude and the kitchen closes 11pm to 6am so I couldn't have breakfast before my flight. Also a bad place to meet people, only good thing is the location.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    23 Sep 2022
    Well what can I say about Chelsea international. I'll start with the pros... it was clean it was conveniently located on 20th St. between seventh and eighth Avenue. But that's about all I could say positive about this place. I stayed in a single room. Small bed not very comfortable. Limited kitchen hours . No place to watch TV or hang out. Staff was somewhat friendly. The house cat was the best part of my visit. No heat room was freezing. Noisy due to in considerate guest and neighbors.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 2.9


    22 Sep 2022
    Horrible experience, this hostel has no vibe at all, pretty old and dark the installations, towels are smelly, the worst part is that personal is not willing to help at all, I checked out 40 min late, and the mánager just charged a full night rate not trying to find commun ground. Being an expensive city like this, $80 dolares fee for 40 min checkout makes no sense. Try to talk with the mánager and find a solution ouldnt help at all
    Chile, Male, 31-40
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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