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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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HI NYC Hostel

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostelling International New York has been praised by many of our visitors for their sociable atmosphere. Our guests say their staff are 'very helpful and welcoming', they have 'good communal areas to mingle' in and 'they offer a lot of extra activities (tours, trips) which are value-for-money'. There's two metro stations within two blocks, connecting directly to the Lincoln Centre, Times Square, Penn Station, Brooklyn and Soho. We like their large sunken patio - a rare space to stretch out in Manhattan.

Property Description

An affordable and always inviting welcome to the greatest city in the world!

Located in a historic castle-like building minutes from Central Park and Times Square, Hostelling International-New York provides unmatched value in accommodations and facilities catering to individual and group travelers seeking the best communal stay experience in New York City.

HI New York's modern amenities include more than two floors of common room space for socializing, five banquet rooms for meetings and events and a 36-burner kitchen available for guest use, and of course free wifi. We also house Manhattan's largest private outdoor patio, available for impromptu soccer games or trainings and orientations.

Our 24-hour Welcome and Information desk is always there to help with any questions. In addition, guests can get information on what to visit in the city and how to get there safely and securely. Or if this is your first time visiting New York, our daily guided tours and activities provide a friendly and accessible introduction to everything New York has to offer, from gospel concerts in Harlem to naked cowboys in Times Square!

From New Year’s Eve through the summer to Thanksgiving and Christmas we have all special events covered. Not to mention free activities every night. After mingling with other hostlers, a tour lead group embarks on a pub crawl around NYC. If you can’t make the pub crawl then you can join our nightclubbing events on Friday and Saturday nights. Four to five nights a week we have comedy, improv, and variety shows in the theater room at our hostel. If that’s not enough, you can take Jerry’s Grand Tour, a 12+ hour tour of NYC, on Saturdays from 10am and Tuesdays at 11am. Finally, our volunteer-led outings to the Macy’s firework show July 4th, Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, and Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop have been a great tour tradition at Hostelling International for year!. To sign up for these and many other tours and activities, visit our information desk.

After a full day of exploring New York, spend your evenings socializing at our outdoor patio in Manhattan's largest privately owned Green space. If you have seen the entire city and want to stay in, our large, cozy in-house theater offers a perfect opportunity to rest up and reinvigorate for the coming days. Our free billiards table and great common spaces are great spots to meet fellow hostellers while spending time relaxing. The lounge and game rooms are open 24/7.

We have a huge common kitchen and newly renovated bathrooms and showers, with free linen and towels. Each room has individual heat/air conditioning. You can use private lockers just bring your own lock. There’s an also on-site coin-operated laundry facility, snacks and drinks available 24/7, free Wi-Fi and an Internet room with public computers.

Hostelling International New York is a 501c3 private organization geared toward creating educational opportunities; therefore we do not except local NYC residents as overnight guests. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    I loved it, very clean and organized. Now I know where to stay when in New York.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2019
    Great hostel. Location is great on the upper west side - just one block to subway. Rooms were spacious, clean and lockers were nice and big. Good shelf, light and power points at each bed. Handy laundry and cafe downstairs. There was loud music downstairs, but it was turned off at 11pm.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Oct 2019
    This hostel is clean, safe, friendly, and has lots of nice features like art, gathering/game spaces, a garden/patio area, etc. There is also a small food vendor with very reasonable prices. Lockers are generously sized, so an airline overhead-sized bag will fit in them. Bring a lock, shampoo, and shower shoes; soap is generally provided for in the showers, unless it runs out. Towels, sheets, blankets, and pillows were all provided and in excellent condition. Thanks for a great stay!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    01 Oct 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The welcome parties and hostel events were a major plus as a solo traveller. Rooms were clean, and the location was decent- 5 minute walk to the subway that will take you directly to downtown Manhattan.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Oct 2019
    Close to the park, colombia and subway station, really great facilities with multiple daily events on offer. It's a big hostel so the atmosphere isn't stellar but the location, services, staff and cleanliness make up for that. I'd recommend staying here.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    29 Sep 2019
    Good place to stay for a couple of nights. One of the nights there was a private event, so it was a bit uncomfortable to not being able to be in some common areas
    Guatemala, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    30 Sep 2019
    Great location, really handy for the subway and just one block away from the 1 train subway station. Room and bathroom were clean. I however had a premium room, not sure what made it premium though apart from being a room for four. Other than bunks and lockers the only furniture was ONE small plastic chair. I’d expect a few chairs a table and perhaps some easy chairs. The room was huge so plenty of space.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Great facilities, price, and staff. The location is bit away from big tourist attractions but easily accessible through subway. I suggest bringing earplugs as the hostel is next to a busy street and the noise can be disturbing when trying to sleep.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    01 Oct 2019
    Hostel is in a good location for Central Park and there’s 2 subway stations near, they offer free walking tours and different activities but no free breakfast which is a disappointment. The blind/ curtain in the room I was in didn’t close so I could see flashing lights from the shop opposite all night
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Sep 2019
    Clean place with nice bathrooms and good quality free towels. The dorms are tightly packed and very warm when not that hot outside. Not social as there’s school groups and random older people. Close to subway. Surrounding area isn’t all nice but it is close to Central Park. Have to pay to leave bags. Decent place to just crash. Very expensive for what you get though. If more than one person probably would Airbnb.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels New York

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels New York

  • 2016

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    8th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2010

    2nd, Hostel Chain


  • 2016

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2015

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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HI NYC Hostel says

Hostelling International New York has been praised by many of our visitors for their sociable atmosphere. Our guests say their staff are 'very helpful and welcoming', they have 'good communal areas to mingle' in and 'they offer a lot of extra activities (tours, trips) which are value-for-money'. There's two metro stations within two blocks, connecting directly to the Lincoln Centre, Times Square, Penn Station, Brooklyn and Soho. We like their large sunken patio - a rare space to stretch out in Manhattan.