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Interfaith Retreats

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.2
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Remarkably located in the heart of Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan. We are on-site 24/7 to make sure everybody is happy, peaceful and safe. This is a vegetarian place. No smoking, no alcohol, no meat/fish/egg products. No spitting on the floor. We use the profits from the guest rooms here to provide free hot meal for homeless people in the streets of New York City. Our guests are welcome to come to help with the meal distribution. It's a wonderful way to experience the happiness of giving.

Our location in the heart of Chelsea, West Side Manhattan (between 28th and 29th streets) is remarkable: we're within walking distance of Times Square, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, High-line Park, Central Park, and the world-famous Manhattan Theater District. Subway station is a 2 min walk. This neighborhood is very central and safe. It's known for its unique restaurants, shops, art galleries and theaters. You can get anywhere in the city quickly and easily from here.

Our hostel-style separate pod-rooms are simple, cozy, and very clean. Although small in size they are centered around a spacious common lounge area with free WiFi. Fresh, clean sheets, pillows towels and blankets are there for you. Bringing a pair of flip-flops to use in the bathroom would be a good idea.

Interfaith Retreats Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Check in from 12:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:30 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

15% property service charge.
Breakfast included.
Cleaning fee not included: 5 USD per reservation.

General:
24 hour Reception.
No curfew.
Age restriction: 18+, no children allowed.
Non smoking.
No alcohol.
No meat. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jul 2020
    God has really blessed me in my travels. The Interfaith Retreats was my first Hostel Experience and they were the perfect folks to bring me in to this lifestyle. The rumors are true about hostel life, but due to the spirituality branding of the hostel was the biggest take away from my experience. They will have 2 customers for a long time since I'll be traveling to NYC often.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jan 2020
    Perfect if you literally just need a bed to sleep on. The rooms are tiny but the living room is cozy and the bathroom is very well kept. The staff is available 24/7 and are very attentive. Since my plan was to be out almost all the time this place was perfect, and the quiet policy they have really helps if you actually want some rest after a long day. Definitely not a party hostel but a great choice for a calmer stay.
    Venezuela, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 Jan 2020
    Perfect place for my overnight ,staff friendly and helpful. Close to Penn station where I caught an early train. Hope to return as its central and suitable for exploring Manhattan.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 May 2020
    Recomendable
    Puerto Rico, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    25 Feb 2020
    I loved it and have recommended it. Cubicles are small but I felt cosy and safe. Also the quiet was such a nice relief after being out on the streets. The location was great. Generous food and healthy
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    13 May 2020
    The best thing that I love about the Interfaith is its location. I can quickly go anywhere by taking any subway trains from there. Staff, neighbors of the building n other visitors living there in general are friendly. What I've paid for is what I got, very reasonable price n services if not expecting everything to be perfect. Highly recommend Interfaith to those who come to NYC to take care of their own important business during day times n then come back at night to relax, clean n sleep.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Jan 2020
    The owner was an absolute gem! Really kind guy. The space was beautifully dressed. They also always had some food out and was very accommodating. The only negative experience I had was I got back late one night and I said hello to the staff and he shushed me quite aggressively and than did the same to another person staying. I thought it was a little over the top and unnecessary. I did appreciate that he was trying to keep it down for others though. Just a little less abrasive.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6

    Good

    25 Apr 2020
    Unfortunately I had a room next to both the main entrance/exit and the snack area so there was constant noise from people coming, in, going out, and heating food in the microwave. Also, I extended my stay for one night but was accused of not paying because the desk person that handled my extension charged it to the hostel upstairs. Fortunately I had the credit card receipt as proof I paid although I believe I was over charged. Probably would have been a good experience if not for these issues.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.6

    Good

    28 Jan 2020
    The location is quite good, and you can easily walk to so many places in the city. HOWEVER, when you book one of those "private rooms", you really think that it's private, when it really isn't. I guess to maintain good ventilation and heating, rooms have no ceilings, so you're basically lying down on a very small bed in a very small room with no ceiling, listening to every single noise coming from other rooms (snoring, talking, moving, etc). I couldn't sleep at all!
    Jordan, Female, 31-40
  • 3.1

    Rating

    14 May 2020
    You don't have a real room. It's like a closet in the middle of a floor clustered with other closets. The top is essentially open and people were yelling all night and I couldn't even sleep. The bathroom is small and cramped with hair everywhere. All of the other guests are homeless transients. It seems like place is used like a homeless shelter. NOT A HOSTEL. More like a wayhouse.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Hair Dryers
  • Reading Light
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant


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