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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Guests check-in time is 8pm on the first day.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Guests making reservations on hostel world for the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER must make sure that they check-in before 8pm on the first day. We cannot hold hostel worls reservations on the first night after 8pm.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


International Student Center

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to ISC ~ International Student Center youth hostel ~ your home away from home! We affirm a progressive youth culture and strive to foster a diverse and inclusive community...facilitating a safe space for guests to engage in conversations and nurture friendships. We serve young people and students traveling through New York City.

•The ISC youth hostel is located in a historical brownstone building and in a beautiful and safe residential neighborhood of the Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York City.
•We are just a 1/2 block from Central Park and the nearest subway station.
•And if you walk five blocks west of our building you will be in a breath taking area along the Hudson River flowing close to Riverside Park.
•A nice diverse range of supermarkets and restaurants are a quick stroll from us.
•Great museums are in walking distance too! The world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Guggenheim; the Museum of Natural History and The New York Historical Society and Library are an easy stroll from us. And many more of the museums and art galleries are a quick hop on the subway.
•A convenient subway ride will easily take you to:
o down town areas by the West and East Village, China Town, Little Italy, and Wall Street and World Trade Center locations;
omidtown areas around Times Square and Chelsea neighborhoods;
ouptown areas around historical Harlem neighborhoods, besides the Bronx. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    15 Sep 2019
    This hostel gives you the best buck for your money. Clean secure nice staff.. you can not ask for more tbh. BIG UP !
    Tunisia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Aug 2019
    A really lovely hostel, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Only issue was there was often a queue for the bathrooms in the mornings.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    29 Aug 2019
    I love my days at ISC. It’s well located and the staff is really friendly.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    25 Aug 2019
    Awesome location - right next to Central Park and subway access is also very close. The room was spacious and tidy, yet there was no lock or access key needed for the rooms so literally anyone that went into the hostel could wonder into your room if you want. The overall atmosphere was kinda empty and being a solo traveller, I found it a lot harder than normal to meet people - maybe that’s just NYC !? Staff weren’t the friendliest but got the job done. But overall a great location and will retur
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    23 Aug 2019
    Excellent location. One block away from Central Park. It's in an old building that could use some maintenance but given the location it's a good option. As others have said it's not possible to bring big suitcases to the rooms. Common areas are nicely decorated and cozy but rooms are very basic, there is not even sockets available for each bed.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    23 Aug 2019
    Some of the guests were cutting lines of c***e in the kitchen. I get the impression management here are overly lax with their young clientele. Also, the guy who checked me in was very douchey and seemed unbothered and uninterested in helping out. Second guy that night was very nice in contrast. I would still avoid this place!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    19 Aug 2019
    How am I not allowed to take my big bag upstairs... also staff are boring asl
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    05 Sep 2019
    The place is rundown but in a good location, they dont have lockers and they dont give you room cards , anyone can go into whatever room basically. Make sure to take locks for your luggage if you stay here.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    26 Aug 2019
    Location is good and affordable but I’ve stay in hostels around the world and worked in a few and this is among the worst. The building is really poorly preserved, the stairs are crooked, the kitchen is a mess and the worst things is that I was not allowed to take my big suitcase to my room and I had to leave it in reception which is only open 8am to 11pm!. Reception staff are horrible! They barely greet you, don’t explain you anything about the place, and the vibe of this place is just wrong.
    Chile, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    16 Sep 2019
    I got there at 11.15pm and they never opened the door (although I knocked more that 20min), there was a sign on the door saying they closed administration at 11pm but that wasn't informed to me when I did the booking. And, of course, they charged me the full amount when I was left in New York desperate for a new place to sleep!
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi