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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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description


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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Sun 25 Mar 2018 - Wed 28 Mar 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Sun 25th March 2018 - Wed 28th March 2018

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


  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" Stayed for one night and had everything I really needed. Nice lounge downstairs and good enough facilities, poor WiFi but great location and superb staff "

- calebrmiller93473
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