Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports 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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Important: Check-in: between 3 pm and 10 pm. Check-ins after 10 pm are not permitted.

Located in a beautiful, residential neighborhood, the International Student Center (ISC), is a landmark brownstone, located in Manhattan on the Upper West Side. As a small and centrally located hostel, you'll find charm, comfort, and convenience here. We are a ½ block to Central Park, restaurants, cafes, shops, and the subway. Museums, iconic sites, food markets, and other amenities nearby. Depending on your preference and budget, we offer several room types: mixed dorm style rooms, private rooms, and female only room options.

Our newly refreshed common areas include: the Reception Room, Arts for PEACE Gallery, Lounge, Dining Area, Community Kitchen, and Garden.

We welcome students, lifelong learners, and world travelers, from near and far. One of the absolute best parts about staying in a place like ours, is getting to make new friends from corners of the world. Whether traveling solo or with a group, you are welcome here.

Kindly take your time to read through the facilities / amenities the hostel includes in your room rate.

- Helpful and friendly staff
- Non-smoking rooms/facility
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kitchen (newly renovated!) and Dining Area
- Community Living Space
- Free Linens (guests must bring their own towels)
- Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fans
- Street parking contingent upon availability; public parking garage within a ½ block View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2022
    The warmest welcome from Erin. She took the time to learn about me, share about her and even introduced me to the other people who were staying. She was able to recall everyone by name which was really wholesome. Great location, felt safe as this was my first time ever staying at a hostel.
    Haiti, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    I loved this hostel!! It was my first time there and I would most definitely stay there again! Make sure to check out Levain's bakery a few blocks away, and take advantage of Central Park!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Aug 2022
    Me and my 5 friends stayed here for the night when we were back packing and i couldn’t fault it. We came from England and none of use had been to America before. The ladies on reception were exceptional, they catered for our every need, gave us brilliant recommendations and were so welcoming! Ignore the 2* the other person gave because it was amazing! We will 100% be back! Love the English girls x
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Feb 2020
    One of the showers only had cold water. but other than that no complaints. about half an hour from downtown, and right across the street from the resevoir in central park. safe area and amazing value. Met a lot of international people which was fun.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    12 Mar 2020
    This hostel gets the job done. Not sure about the cleanliness of the blankets, mine were covered in hair. Otherwise I had no issues with the facility.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    06 Mar 2020
    Great place to stay. Not much atmosphere but I imagine it gets better in the holiday season. As New York goes it was very reasonable. Great location and comfy beds
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    21 Feb 2020
    It was a cozy classically creaky place.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    14 Sep 2022
    TLDR: don't expect what hostels often offer, you are only getting a bed, nothing more. There is an AC in the room but staff/guests will always switch off and open the windows. Internet doesn't work in the bedrooms, there is no 24/7 reception, they don't provide towels nor the option to rent them. They will charge you to keep your luggage stored after checkout and won't allow you to wait in the common area while you wait for your flight time.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    19 Sep 2022
    Bunk beds were wobbly. 10 beds with only one bathroom not such a good ratio. Unexpected extra charge for a towel. No locker available to store valuables. Common are was nice. Airconditiong was good.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 2.0


    11 May 2021
    I had a 24-hour plane layover and booked a night here. I arrived at 9 pm and no one answered the door. The sign at the door said the office would be open till 11. I didn't have any battery life on my phone to call them. I waited for 2 hours and asked the neighbors if I could borrow their phone to call them. no one answered. The nice couple that lives next door offered me to sleep on their couch. I came to their apartment and we had a beer on their balcony, it was a good night.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

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