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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 8.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    16 Apr 2019
    I was surprised for the amazing place. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, confortable bed, clean restrooms, great location. I will definitely go back. Strongly recommended for backpackers.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Apr 2019
    Second time I've stayed in this hostel, definitely the best one I've stayed in by far. Very close to subway and the cafe has great food. Beds are surprisingly comfortable for a hostel. Only downside is the showers aren't the best water pressure wise.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Apr 2019
    I’ve stayed here twice now & would definitely stay again! The cleanliness is impeccable & the free breakfast every morning is awesome. Great amenities & well located with a subway literally a block away. My only negative is that it isn’t a very social hostel, no alcohol is allowed, so as a solo traveller I found it very hard to meet people or make friends. They do have events planned but only a handful attended at the ones I went to which made it difficult. Overall a great hostel & very well run
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Apr 2019
    Nice hostel with clean room and facilities. Only downside, there was a group of school kids from Europe on the floor above us who kept making really loud noise like jumping off beds, the ceiling was shaking and so were the pipes in our rooms. We completed to staff numerous times and nothing was done. This could somethings go on til 2am and I was woken up numerous times. Nice cafe next to the lobby. Luggage storage in basement for $5.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Apr 2019
    100% recommend this place, honestly this was the best hostel I’ve ever been to (full disclosure; the only other hostels I’ve been to were in Thailand so they weren’t the cleanest). Instead of saying the typical positives, the underrated extra that I feel like no one would mention: s**tting here was perfect, silent af. No one will hear you p**ping, don’t know how they managed to do that but never felt p** shy because of it. However to be picky, school groups were loud but worth it in comparison.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Mar 2019
    This was my first time staying at a hostel and I'm definitely going to do it again! The atmosphere was great: all the guests were very nice and friendly and the staff was helpful. I was staying in all female room with 8 beds so I didn't know what to expect but everything was clean and I never heard anyone waking up before me or coming into the room when I was asleep because they were very careful. The common areas are so pretty and they sell a good variety of food. Totally recommend this place
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    05 Apr 2019
    Great location! On the Upper West Side so it's away from the commotion of downtown. However, super easy to get around with a few subway and bus options close by. My fav part was the mini cafe set-up in the dining area. After a day of walking I was sore and thankful to have food close by and spend one night in. Great food options! Only problem was I had to change rooms a couple of times. Great rooms, but there has to be a better way of managing them. Overall would def stay here again!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Apr 2019
    I slept in the 8 person mixed room, it was a bit noisy, but it's a hostel. Good if you just need a place to crash for the night.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Mar 2019
    Overall good hostel in Manhatten, probably the cheapest bed on the island. Well run facility, clean rooms and bathrooms, and lots of activity' at a reasonable price. The best entertainment was the stand-up comedy show, don't miss it if your staying at hi New York.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    06 Apr 2019
    I moved out after one night. No one really asked why, so either it’s not interesting or nothing special. My room was on the first floor, next to the “trash room”, it smelled like fish, the bath was closed and my keycard wasn’t working in the middle of the night.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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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.