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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

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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).

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 8.1

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    23 Jul 2022
    My 15 y/o daughter and I stayed for two nights in a private room with shared bath. Very pleased. It was clean and we only crossed paths with anyone a couple of times. Never had to wait for the bathroom or shower.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    01 Aug 2022
    Great place to stay! Quiet, great location. There is a courtyard for those seeking community, but it was also easy to keep to yourself for a quiet stay. I would have appreciated a bolt in addition to the locking doorknob, but other than that, no complaints. A good hostel at a good price.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    29 Jul 2022
    It's definitely cheap for NY and ok if you are planning just to sleep and/or use the kitchen. Be aware they lock kitchen from 11 pm to 7 am though. Great location near metro and walkable sites. But both mattresses in the room I booked were lopsided so not super comfortable and walls are thin if you are sensitive to noise. Towel I was given shed a lot. I did see cleaners everyday so there is upkeep. So if you are going for a no frills vacation it will get the job done.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Jul 2022
    The place meets what is promised online. The staff is a bit rude, assume that everyone has been to a hostel, so they take for granted that you know how things works in the place, like kitchen, luggage storage, checkout etc. And not really all friendly.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    31 Jul 2022
    The location was great. In walkable distance and subway station close by. Facility was poor and cleanliness too. Wouldn’t stay again.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    28 Jul 2022
    Very impersonal hostel with unfriendly staff. For example, presented with list of rules at check in, I think there was a kitchen but have no idea where it was. Room was small and very bare - but it was reasonably clean and a/c was good. Great location.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    27 Jul 2022
    Good location, not social at all, rooms are cramped and extremely warm (AC is a joke, super old and practically useless), shower is either freezing or scalding hot. Value for money is absolutely terrible (it is Chelsea, but it's also a very basic hostel). Police station almost in front of the place so I guess security not an issue. I will definitely not be back.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    25 Jul 2022
    The facilities were very poor compared to other hostels in New York. The shower and toilet are about 2 square meters each, and there was no place to put shower supplies. It was very warm as there was no air conditioning in the building.
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    25 Jul 2022
    I arrived at 2:00 PM when I thought this is check in time, the old man at front desk was very very rude once I said I have a booking he he didn’t wait to hear a word and told me check in 3:00 PM I said isn’t it 2 PM and I held my phone to check then he said rudely “I don’t care what your says, check in 3 PM” I told him why you are so aggressive he said I’m not aggressive I said no you are then he said 3 PM GO STAY at the lounge and turned his back to me, I have never seen such a rude manner in any hostel b
    Egypt, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    23 Jul 2022
    i was really disappointed from this hostel. i arrived there at around 10pm and check in was without problems. when i came into my room it was super hot so i turned on the ac which was extremely loud. my bed sheets were dirty and the atmosphere in general not good. i barely couldn’t sleep because it was so hot in my room. i didn’t use the bathroom as well because it was dirty.
    Austria, Female, 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