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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."

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.

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International Student Center

38 West 88th Street, Manhattan NY 10024 , New York, USA
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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 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!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Oct 2018
    Not all showers worked. Warm water took a while Cheap for New York
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Nov 2018
    Totally decent, you won't find much better for the price in NYC. Great location for museums, galleries, and central park, but a bit farther away from everything else. The staff was amazing!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    03 Nov 2018
    Location/staff were good but the hostel needs some improvements. It's spread over many floors and you're not allowed to keep your suitcase in your room. You must keep it in the office. There are also no lockers in the rooms, you have to use the ones in the basement. It made me worried for my belongings as I couldn't have them nearby. There's also no wifi in the rooms. The wifi is available in the basement, but they kick you out for cleaning every morning. The bathroom was also pretty dirty.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    04 Nov 2018
    The location is great. However, some of the members of the staff are not very helpful. It also has some inconveniences such as the impossibility of storing the hand luggage in the room and the lack of wifi in the top floors. There is no plugs in the restrooms neither hairdryers and therefore you end up drying your hair in the kitchen if your bunkmates are sleeping.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

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

Policies

  • 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.


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