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HI NYC Hostel

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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

Overview

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.

Location

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 8.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    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+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    Awesome Thank You!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Feb 2020
    I always enjoy my stay at HiNYC. THE staff and the facilities are great - and I love the upper West side location - it is right near a Subway station and a bus stop for downtown. AND, the cafeteria is great and open all day, up to eleven at night. GREAT.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Feb 2020
    Second time staying here. Great vibe and great location right by the subway. Overall clean hostel with almost daily activities. Definitely best hostel in Manhattan.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    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
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    13 Feb 2020
    Honestly would definitely recommend this hostel. If you are needing a basic stay in New York without spending a lot of money then book it. Check in was a quick, friendly and easy and the rooms were adequate. Bathrooms were clean with good lighting, mirrors and plenty of space and showers were decent. Plenty of space in common areas to hang out. Felt secure and safe. The only negative was the location is quite far out from the centre and the subway is frustrating to use.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 6.6

    Good

    28 Feb 2020
    I was supposed to go stay at The Local NYC but decided on HI instead. Like a dummy. I'll never do that again...room was so goddamned cold and being sick the way I was, they could've at least offered to help me move my stuff to a different room, which they couldn't do. So I was stuck in a freezing cold room while sick because I barely had the strength to move even my body. Got not a single goddamned hour of sleep, which left me feeling worse, of course. Looks like I'll never stay there again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    07 Feb 2020
    I had never stayed in a hostel in the US and only have experiences in Europe. I have heard hostels in the US are not as nice and more expensive and this was overall true. It was in a bad area, but the subway was pretty close so that was nice. They accidentally charged me twice for the non member fee and they said they would refund me the first one...I am not sure if they ever did it hasn't showed up yet. The worst part was it was it was freezing at night and I couldn't sleep.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1

    Rating

    07 Feb 2020
    Dirty sheets, wet towel on bed, dirty facilities, hairs in duvet
    England, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


Awards

  • 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

Nominations

  • 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.

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