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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 8.3

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    18 Nov 2021
    Loved my stay here! I had a private single room and it was awesome. Location was awesome, room was super comfortable, I felt totally safe the whole time. Definitely recommend for solo travelers!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Nov 2021
    Location and Price make this an amazing value. Definitely would define this as no frills, but you're in NYC, you should just need a place to crash. Everyone was very friendly and the room was clean. If you are a light sleeper, definitely bring ear plugs, it wasn't loud, but the walls are thin. Overall, great experience, hope to be back. Thank you for being awesome
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    19 Nov 2021
    convenient location, close to metro, 15min walk to Manhattan Center. vibrant neighborhood with shops & restaurants. booked a 2-bed female dorm & had no roommate. so gotta enjoy the room by myself, worth the money. the rooms don't have private bath. restrooms are clean. kitchen & common space close at 11pm. So it's difficult to get drinking water at night as there's no water fountain. the room was close to the street but I could get a peaceful goodnight's sleep.
    Bangladesh, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Nov 2021
    Very basic: contains the bed, clean room, linens and locker. For us that was amazing in our case we wanted to spend most of our times in Manhattan and then go back to our room to get a good nights sleep and a good shower. Our stay here was amazing. we stay here for six days and the location to subway and walking distance to everywhere and everything and the great staff that was always so help full really made the difference. Velve for money= totally worth if!
    Israel, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    10 Nov 2021
    Clean, central, quiet and very cheap for the area. More a hotel than a hostel. No complaints.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    08 Nov 2021
    The place, and the linens, are spotless, which makes up for the somewhat institutional atmosphere of the rooms and hallways. I liked the cozy kitchen/lounge area (they do provide tea and coffee). For those like me who want to be closer to lower Manhattan, the location is as good as it gets.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    11 Nov 2021
    I had a single room, and my experience was very good. What I appreciated the most was the location and the price. For that price, I wasn't expecting much, but the room was clean and I didn't have any problems with noise in the night. The room was heated, so I was very warm.
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Nov 2021
    Pros Great location, close to MSG, metro stations, and Times square Fair price for a single bedroom, perfect for people that are just looking for a place to sleep Easy to find Cons A bit dirty had the impression that they don´t clean that often The heater made it impossible to sleep at night, I literally thought someone was drilling a hole in the wall the first night, that is how loud it was No soap or amenities in the bathroom
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    08 Nov 2021
    The receptionist guy was really unpleasant. He was so busy watching football than doing his job !!! Not really helpful … change w job if you don’t like it !!
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    19 Nov 2021
    Avoid. Showers smelling of pee
    Germany, Female, 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