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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."

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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
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to ISC, International Student Center youth hostel.

Located in Manhattan, in a beautiful and safe neighborhood of the Upper West Side. We are just a 1/2 block from Central Park and the nearest subway station. 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 stay with us.

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

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! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    12 Apr 2019
    The staff were so helpful. Especially on the last day when they helped call me a shuttle bus. I would recommend this place. It’s great value for money.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Apr 2019
    I don't know if you can find a better deal than this hostel in NYC. Sure, cleanliness of the baths could be better, but for the price and local I don't know how you'll find better. It's incredibly convenient to museums (Nat History, MET, etc.) as well as some fantastic eating locals. Across the street from Central Park, and a subway stop. If you are a woman I would highly recommend springing for the all-female dorm as there aren't many baths and the women's floor gets two. Wish rooms had locks
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    13 Apr 2019
    I found hostel`s location is be an A+. A decent place to crash in for a night or two. I recommend staying at International Student Center in New York.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    22 Apr 2019
    The place is a nice spot for anyone that enjoys a calm and quiet neighborhood. The people whom I shared room with were nice and approachable. The house is very old, the stairs are crooked and make noise with every step; I did not feel safe in them. Other than that, the room is what you expect from a hostel: bunk beds and simple. I just missed a spot to charge my phone in the top bed, because i needed it to wake up in the morning.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    19 Apr 2019
    Good value for money!! Wifi doesnt exist in rooms but it happens on purpose because they wanna respect everyone. The only thing is that toilet was full of shit the 2nd day , so we had to pee two or three floors from our room. I dont wanna be racist but they shouldn’t have let the overweight man in our room. Except for the shit stuff he did, he was snoring too much so NO ONE in the room could sleep. Finally, special credits to Sara (the blond one), who was the best of all three members of stuff.
    Greece, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Apr 2019
    It’s Good hostel The best choice
    Thailand, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Apr 2019
    A cosy hostel to spend the night in and to wander out during the day. It’s lacking of small things (no bed lights or plugs for the beds. No lockers or shelves in the room and we’re not allowed bags, not very convenient.) But the beds are comfy, the rooms look friendly. Staff is helpful. Common areas are clean and there is all you need to cook and chill with your mates.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    20 Apr 2019
    Hostel is in a very central location, the staff were friendly and welcoming The room was not fit for purpose, the shower didn’t really work and my bed wasn’t very comfy and kept moving. You aren’t provided with a duvet. Overall great location and decent price for Manhattan but I would recommend the ‘Local Nyc’ in Queens for a much nicer experience.
    Scotland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 6.3


    23 Apr 2019
    Very, very dated, dirty and basic. Everything is loud and creaky and feels like it is about to fall apart at any minute. The FOH staff were lovely, but the fact that the office hours are 0800-2300 and you cannot access your suitcase outside of that time is ridiculous. They are also in no position to be charging “bag minding” fees when the hostel is in such a terrible state. Paid the same price in DC and got breakfast, snacks, free tours and a free dinner during my stay. Won’t be back.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    09 Apr 2019
    Our room was on the top floor, which we were expecting. Our double room had no lock and a broken skylight. There was plastic sheeting in place of the broken structure, which was drafty and rustled loudly, keeping us awake all night. The wifi does not reach any of the bedrooms, but does work in the lounge. There are no locks available, so bring your own for the closet "locker". My sheets smelt like pee and the beds were mediocre. Not great. Location is close to C line and Central Park, though.
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
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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