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International Student Center

38 West 88th Street, Manhattan NY 10024 , New York, USA

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

***DISCLAIMER*** OUR PRICES HAVE CHANGED FOR MARCH 1, 2018 AS OF FEBRUARY 22, 2018. WE WILL HONOR PRICES FOR GUESTS WHO HAVE BOOKED BEFORE PRICE CHANGE.***

Welcome to the International Student Center youth hostel.

Located in Manhattan, in a beautiful and safe neighborhood of the Upper West Side. We are 1/2 block from Central Park and the subway, we serve young people and students (between the ages of 18 and 35) traveling through New York City.

We are a youth hostel! You must be between the ages of 18-35 to make a reservation.

The youth hostel offers 40 beds in dormitory style (bunk beds) accommodation, both single sex and co-ed rooms.

Every Tuesday evening join us in our lounge downstairs for delicious New York pizza, movies, and games!

WiFi free for all guests.
Full kitchen with stove, microwave, fridges.
Lounge with TV/DVD.
We offer free linen (sheets/blankets). Guests can rent towels (ask the front desk).
We have A.C. units in each dorm room.

There is no curfew. You will be given a key ($10 cash deposit, refunded upon checkout) so you can come and go as you please.
We do close the rooms for cleaning from 12pm-3pm and require all guests to leave their dormitory bedrooms.

Lockers are located downstairs in the common lounge area. A safe is available for any documents or electronic items you wish to leave in a safe place at the reception. We DO NOT offer storage for bicycles!

We are located in an old brownstone building. We do not have an elevator. The guest rooms are located on the upper floors.

Have a lovely trip to New York and we look forward to seeing you at our youth hostel soon!

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Tue 17 Jul 2018 - Fri 20 Jul 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Tue 17th July 2018 - Fri 20th July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jun 2018
    I absolutely loved my stay here, and I’d come back. In a beautiful location, close to Central Park, shops, cafes, a short walk to the subway - This is a really cute hostel with a cosy/homely feel. The staff were friendly and accommodating, beds were comfy, the place is clean but needs a bit of TLC for an old building, you keep your luggage bags downstairs, the wifi works but not on floor 4, breakfast isn’t included but it’s easy to cook, or find a brekkie spot on Broadway, Thanks for everything!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 Jun 2018
    Staff were so friendly and helpful. The location is perfect. People in my room were awesome as well, all round great stay. Only downside is suitcases/bags are not allowed in the room.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    06 Jul 2018
    It was very hot in the rooms which made sleeping at night very unpleasant.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1

    Rating

    25 Jun 2018
    The rooms are huge but you have to leave your bags down stairs. Your not aloud in your room for 3 hours for cleaning yet the bathrooms still disgusting. Your given the WiFi password upon arrival but it doesn’t work unless you sit on the stairs. The dorms where far to hot and there’s no passes to the top bunk so hope you can climb. The staff don’t know lol that much about New York and don’t seem to care about the hostel.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

We are a historically significant youth hostel in New York City with a unique character to who we are. We celebrate the diversity of young people from all traditions and cultures and we genuinely care about your travel and cultural experiences when you visit this amazing city called New York! Welcome Home!

Our rules and guidelines at the youth hostel are in place to ensure the safety and convenience of all our guests, besides our responsibility to follow NYC building and fire safety regulations. Please make sure that you understand the rules and guidelines for staying here at our youth hostel before making your reservation. Please do not make a reservation without first carefully reading the description, because making a reservation online indicates that you have read and accepted to abide by the rules of our youth hostel. Thank you!

Age Restriction: As an International Student Center youth hostel guests must be between ages of 18 and 35 yrs.

Students, non-students, and US residents (between the ages of 18 and 35; but not residents of NYC) accepted.
Note: a valid original passport/U.S. driver's license is needed to check-in. We do not accept college IDs or photocopies.

You can cancel your booking free of charge up to 48 hours before arrival date. In case of a late cancellation you will be charged for your first night of stay!
No shows will be charged first night's rate and the remaining days of their reservation will be cancelled. Also, no same day refunds after check-in.

-Office hours: 8am-11pm

Check In: 3pm-10pm. Late check-in is available until 10pm but we DO NOT check in past 11 PM. If you arrive to check-in after 11pm you will be unable to enter in the building as the office closed at 11pm.
**If your plane lands past 8 PM or your bus/train gets into NYC past 9 PM, you will likely not make it to our youth hostel before the time we close the office at 11pm. Please review your arrival time before you make your reservation. If your flight is delayed, please call ahead.

Check-Out Time:10am

Baggage Restrictions: Please note that we only allow small backpack size bags upstairs in the dormitory rooms because of space constraints. ALL suitcases (including carry-on's with wheels) must be left in the office luggage storage area. Bags with wheels, regardless of size, must be left in the office. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!

We offer free linen (sheets/blankets). Guests can rent towels (ask the front desk.)

Duration of stay:
14 nights (in any 44 day period) depending on availability. However,from June 1 through September only a maximum of 7 nights. Advance reservations for more than 7 nights June-Sept and 14 nights Oct-May will not be accepted! There must be 30 calendar days between every maximum length stay.

Payment: credit cards (Visa and MasterCard); and cash accepted.


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