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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.
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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

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 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    09 Sep 2021
    I have stayed here several times in the past. Always clean, safe and quiet. The location is great for my needs. A few minutes from Penn Station and Amtrak
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    11 Sep 2021
    It’s pretty clean and comfortable. The location is great and the staff is friendly. I would definitely consider staying here again
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Sep 2021
    Convenient with affordable commercial parking nearby
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    17 Sep 2021
    You can’t lock the doors from outside. If you don’t bring your own padlock you can’t leave your stuff in the room (there is a locker in each room to keep the stuff there). Other than that it was really clean and not loud at all. I even got upgraded when I arrived (from double to a single bed room because they had empty private rooms). Next to the kitchen there are also lockers for $3/4/5 for 24h - that was nice ! I would definitely stay there again!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    16 Sep 2021
    Excellent location. I thought it was going to be far away but it was great. Maybe the towels could be bigger but they were fine otherwise i recommend bring an extra one. Everything was good
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    20 Sep 2021
    One word I have for this hostel: FUNCTIONAL. Though it wasn't the trendiest or most aesthetic hostel like many of the others, its location and price made it absolutely worth it. I didn't have much interaction with the staff but the two employees I did speak with were so kind and it was very helpful that the front desk was open 24 hours. Right In the heart of Manhattan and only 2 blocks away from the downtown train, this hostel fulfilled all of my needs. I will definitely be returning.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    10 Sep 2021
    Close to the subway, and located in a nice neighborhood with lots of restaurants and bars. A decent hostel overall.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Sep 2021
    Lot to be desired
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Sep 2021
    Great location, affordable, safe building and room. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to see NYC on a budget.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    10 Sep 2021
    Good location. Clean. No real hostel facilities.
    Canada, Male, 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
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi