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  • 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.
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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
  • 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 8.5

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2019
    Everything about the hostel was great, especially the staff and the location. It was about a 20 minute walk to Times Square and it is also located right next to Central Park! The staff were really helpful with my questions and allowed me to check out early smoothly.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 May 2019
    Everything was great the only downside was that the WiFi is only available in the common areas and not in the dorms😬
    Poland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 May 2019
    Staff really amazing - one even gave me free tickets to a Broadway show!!! Rooms were comfy although the bathroom shower/tubs sometimes got a bit blocked so your shower turned into a small bath. Also always lines to the bathroom in the morning cause the showers and the toilet in same room. But they were clean so it was fine! Friendly vibe- had good chats with fellow travellers but it was no party hotel so I could also get some sleep. Great location nr Central Park and 86th subway station
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    27 Apr 2019
    Wonderful staff and very nice roommates! Half a block from the subway and between the park and two bustling streets.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    08 May 2019
    very clean and modern hostel. Large kitchen, many facilities, breakfast was ok
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    01 May 2019
    Excellent location, staff were friendly and helpful although i was not able to take my bag to my room, not an issue as i only stayed one night but would be annoying if staying for longer. They have towels available for hire and charge to leave your bag there for the day.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Apr 2019
    This place was okay. The only lock is the one on the front door, which is eh for me. I didn’t have anything taken but I do like when my rooms lock. The staff was alright, there wasn’t really anything special about this place. The beds aren’t super comfy and the shared bathroom took forever for the water to get hot.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Apr 2019
    Rooms are quite big but you still have to leave big luggage in the reception
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    26 Apr 2019
    No atmosphere at all in very quiet and depressed hostel. Staff were in a bad mood the whole time and they are not helpful. Other thing: they said I couldn’t bring my bag to the room, but when I arrived in my bed, there was at least 8 bags of the same size of mine there. Good thing: the hostel has a good price and a nice location near to the Central Park. If you are in a group, it’s ok, but if you are a solo traveler, spend a little bit more and stay in a more sociable hostel.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    03 May 2019
    The worst hostel I've ever stayed. The staff were nice, but it was extremely dirty, especially bathroom, and old.
    Japan, 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