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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 7.7

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Oct 2019
    The staff was so nice and the guests were so interesting!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    27 Oct 2019
    Nice and lovely place, all staff was so friendly. The cost/benefit was great. I recommend it!
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    30 Sep 2019
    Excellent location! Super convenient to get to anywhere you wanted to go to in NYC! Staff there were friendly and helpful too :D
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Oct 2019
    Great location for the price. Staff was very friendly. Rooms and bathrooms were clean with the exception that the tub was wrapped in plastic around the edges so i dont know how they keep mold from growing there. There's no elevator so be ready to go up some stairs. My only real complaint is that there was no ac in the room so it got a bit too hot the first night. At least the temperature in the city dropped for the rest of my stay so it was bearable with a window opened and the fan on.
    Venezuela, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    05 Nov 2019
    Staffs are very nice and helpful, hostel location is convenience. (Nearby metro/subway, bus station, Central Park, early find taxi)
    Taiwan China, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Oct 2019
    Great location and staff is really helpful. Everything is very old and moldy stink, cleanliness is deficient as dust and hair were everywhere and the room I was in had a plastic wrap on a ceiling window that was moving with the wind. Overall ok considering the location, otherwise is veryyy basic.
    Romania, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Oct 2019
    It's a nice hostel located at upper west side very close to the central park. It is a very quiet and nice neighborhood but you will need to use the subway to get to the main touristic sites (i.e. Empire-State building, Times-Square, Ground-Zero etc.). The kitchen is OK but small. main problem is that there is no WiFi reception in the rooms and only one bathroom/toilets per room (8 people).
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    14 Nov 2019
    Great place if all you plan to do is sleep there. Wifi didn’t reach past the office. So ir sucked if you were on the third floor
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    04 Oct 2019
    No WiFi in the rooms, only in the reception and common area. Everywhere was filthy - hairs all over the floor in the bathrooms and were there for the whole week that we stayed. Shower was broken - only one shower between 20 people so queues in the morning. The man in reception was lovely and helpful but the girl was extremely rude to us on several occasions. Location was great but wouldn’t stay here again.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 2.0


    01 Oct 2019
    I would like to get my money back because I didn’t even use the room when I saw the conditions . There was no WiFi there and the top of room was covered with some kind of material to not feel the cold from outside . So as I entered the room just decided to leave but it was too late , I already paid and I was not refundable.
    Albania, Female, 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