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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.

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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

Located in a historic castle-like building minutes from Central Park and Times Square and only 2 blocks from the nearest subway station, Hostelling International New York City provides unmatched value for travelers seeking a fun, affordable stay in the Big Apple.

HI New York City’s modern amenities include two floors of common room space for lounging and socializing, a 36-burner kitchen for guest use, and of course free Wi-Fi. For our guests’ comfort, we offer beautifully renovated bathrooms and showers with free linens and towels. Each guest room has individual heat/air conditioning controls. We house Manhattan's largest private outdoor patio, available for impromptu soccer games or training 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.
For guests who want to relax, stay in and enjoy movies in our large in-house theater. Our free billiards table and great common spaces are great spots to meet fellow hostellers. Guests can check out sanitized pool cues and balls to play. The lounge and game rooms are open 24/7.

Conveniences abound at HI New York City hostel. Travelers love cooking meals in our huge common kitchen. Guests can use private lockers with their own lock. There’s an also on-site coin-operated laundry facility, snacks and drinks available 24/7, and an Internet room with public computers.

Groups are welcome at HI New York City, with a choice five of banquet rooms for meetings and private events. Please contact our Sales team for private event rental rates.

HI New York City is part of Hostelling International USA, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that creates educational opportunities through travel; therefore, we do not accept local NYC residents as overnight guests. View House Rules


Looking for a friendly, fun and fantastic hostel? Come and stay at HI NYC Hostel! We're not only set within a spectacular historic castle-like building, but we've also got a huge common room, a billiards room and even a theatre! We're located within easy reach of Times Square and Central Park, so you'll have the city on your doorstep. Cook up a storm in our 36-burner kitchen or catch an improv or comedy show in the theatre – there's something on most nights. We've also got the biggest private outdoor patio in Manhattan.


Nestled in the leafy streets of the Upper West Side, our hostel is a snug, affordable base. There’s a ton of culture up here, thanks to the American Museum of Natural History and the Lincoln Center. Catch a show on Broadway (seven stops on subway line one) or spend a sunny afternoon with the locals in Central Park. When you’re ready to head out, take the subway at 103 St Station (a seven-minute walk away) for the A, B and C lines to Midtown and Tribeca.

Rooms and Dorms

All our rooms are either mixed or single-sex dorms that have been recently renovated, so they're cosy and comfy. They’re heated or air conditioned depending on the season, with free linen and towels on each bed (ideal if you’re travelling light). You can secure your valuables and luggage in our handy lockers – just remember to bring your own lock.

Extras and activities

Our reception's open 24/7, so you can stay out as late as you want in the city that never sleeps. And we love to socialise too! As well as free activities every night, you can join our regular festivities – we'll celebrate everything from July 4th to NYE. First time in New York? We'll take you out on a pub crawl around the city. If you love to dance, we go clubbing on Friday and Saturday nights. If you're here for a while we've got public computers for staying in touch and a laundry service.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2021
    Great front desk staff helped us out a lot.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Oct 2020
    The two ladies who were working the front desk need a big raise! They were the most helpful people from making a list of restaurants that I should try to helping me order food while I waited to get a room. The place was super clean and had a great location. I would highly recommend more people check this place out.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2020
    David made our trip amazing. It was our first time in New York & he definitely made an impression on us & for the city. He helped us with everything we needed & was a great conversationalist! Great place
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2020
    Best Hostel we have ever stayed at. Loved the kitchen, Cafe, and laundry facilities. Will stay there in the future. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Only improvements I could offer is that they provide dishtowels for wiping dishes, measuring cups and measuring spoons,and free coffee in kitchens.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    07 Dec 2020
    We had a great time. Thanks for everything.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 Mar 2020
    I had a great experience here! It was my first time in NYC. This hostel was walking distance to Central Park and a 3 minute walk to the subway. Location was GREAT! I loved the curtains on the beds. That’s a huge bonus when I stay in hostels. The rooms were clean. One thing, I would have liked the staff to be more involved with my stay and activities. The best hostels I have stayed at are the ones that staff are welcoming. The staff were awesome, don’t get me wrong but that’s my only criticism.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Nov 2020
    I was in a big room and I shouldn't have shared it with anyone, it was too difficult to sleep because the room heater sounded too harsh every 15 minutes, that noise was unbearable and it never ended, they need to improve the heating system in the room is bad and noisy, I was only able to stay one night, the service is amazing and the social areas very good
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Mar 2020
    Good location on the upper west side. Not much atmosphere. Difficult to meet/socialise with people. Good catering
    Northern Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    26 Nov 2020
    2 months ago Someone stole my passport. I have not stayed at the hostel international in 5 yrs! Contact me asap!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    30 Oct 2020
    Had to cancel our trip due to covid the hostel refused to refund the cost of the stay. even tho It state that you can Pay on arrival at the venue I payed my deposit then the whole cost of the stay was taken from my account. I think this is discusting as the US & UK government have. Put a ban on international travel. Emailed multiple times only to get a OH well tough luck response!! From The venue
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
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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
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    2nd, Hostel Chain

  • 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.