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 1 week prior to 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

will be charged for each Dorm bed per private room. These amounts will be added to your total bill upon Check In.

Please note:

Cancellation Policy: 14 days before arrival

Additional Terms and Conditions

Check In: 3.00 pm
Check Out: 11.00 am

Method of Payment upon arrival: Credit and Debit Cards (Mastercard, Visa), Cash, Traveller Cheque

**Breakfast not Included.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


International Students Residence

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

International Student Residences is located in one of the most trendy neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Williamsburg. We are just a 20 minute walk to the heart of Manhattan. We are surrounded by local bars, restaurants, supermarkets, laundry facilities, and cafes. It is easy to find on-street parking by the hostel.

We are 1-block away from the Marcy Avenue subway station, and 2 blocks away from many bus lines that take you throughout all of New York City easily and conveniently. A 20-minute ride from LaGuardia airport, and a 30-minute ride to JFK International airport. The property is ultra-clean with free high-speed wi-fi throughout all areas of the property. Our hip-shared common area, which includes a well equipped kitchen and 2-70” LED TVs will make you feel like you are in your home away from home.

Our multi-lingual staff will help you with all your travel needs and will give you inside knowledge on all major events in New York City, as well as information on local activities. Our property is very appealing to youth travelers, backpackers, and students.

This hostel is a 20-minute ride from Wall St. where you can take a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty. Times Square and many museums are no more than a 30-minute train ride from International Student Residences.

Please note Policies & Conditions:
Cancellation policy: 5 days prior to arrival .
Late cancellation or no-show will incur in charge of 1 night .
This property may pre-authorized your card 5 days before arrival . When your reservation have free cancellation 5 days prior to arrival than Hotel may pre-authorize your card for the fist night and balance due you may pay on arrival.
When your reservation is Non-Refundable -Total price of the reservation with all taxes included will be deducted from your Credit Card any time after Booking is made .
We accept : Cash, Debit Cards, Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).

Check in from 3 PM to 11:00 PM . If you are late to check-in or your flight is delayed , please reach out to us directly via e-mail.
Check out before 11:00 AM .

Breakfast not included.
Taxes are not included:
New York City Sale Tax 14.75%
Occupancy Tax $3.50 per night/per person

24hour Reception.
No curfew.
If traveling alone we do not accept guests younger than 18 years old.
If traveling with a parent no age restriction.
We are 100% Non-Smoking Hotel . View House Rules


Stay moments from Manhattan at International Students Residence. After check-in, take a seat in our huge communal lounge. We have two TVs so there's no need to argue over what movie to watch! Log onto the free Wi-Fi to Skype home, then head to the terrace to have dinner on the barbecue and beers with other guests. Then get a game of foosball going in our common room, or head to the café for a freshly brewed coffee. If you've got any questions, our multi-lingual staff are here to help.


We’re in Brooklyn, just a 20-minute walk from central Manhattan. Your trip isn’t complete without a stroll in Central Park, which is 30 minutes away on the subway. By night, head into downtown Brooklyn for craft beers and local bars. From JFK airport, you can be shooting pool in our lounge in one hour. Take the AIRtrain at terminal 4 to Jamaica Station, then walk to Sutphin Boulevard for metro line J to Marcy Avenue. Grand Central Train Station is a 30-minute journey away: walk to 42 St-Bryant Park subway station, then take line M to Marcy Avenue.

Rooms and Dorms

Every bunk in our mixed and female-only dorms has a reading lamp as well as a locker for your backpack. Save space in your luggage for NYC souvenir shop bargains – we'll sort you out with free linen and towels. In need of some privacy? Book into a single room. When the heat gets too much, turn up the air con.

Extras and activities

You can make your meals in our shared kitchen if you're saving dollars. We have free city maps for planning out each stop of your trip and a tour desk where you can find out more info. There’s no curfew at our 24-hour reception, so go ahead and party like a real New Yorker! Plus, when you need cash, we have an ATM and a currency exchange. Brought too many books? Drop and swap at our library.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.6

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 7.2

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 6.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2019
    I’ll be coming back.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    28 Nov 2019
    I was worried because I saw many bad reviews about this place. It turned out I had a pleasant stay here. Obviously it wasn't like heaven but when I think about the money I paid, it was pretty decent. Yes, it was noisy as other people mentioned because it is right next to the train and I could also hear the noise from the next rooms very clearly. However, I am not that sensitive nor picky so it was pretty okay. I really loved their kitchen area. It was a nice place to chill.
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 Nov 2019
    Location is good, near the subway and busses. Clean and tidy, Only thing is very small cubical and train noise come all day and night J.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    14 Nov 2019
    Noise from subway train is very loud ( if possible they need to install sound proof windows )
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    26 Nov 2019
    Extremely well priced for the location and services provided.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    17 Nov 2019
    Really noisy because there are no actual walls, it’s also a problem with light. If the “room” beside you has the light on it’s like it’s on in your own room. Is you’re gonna stay for a day or two is fine.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    16 Nov 2019
    A real mixed bag. I would recommend staying somewhere else in NYC. Staff are sullen and uninterested, the place has a list of rules a mile long and they take a damage deposit (which you need to be very careful they pay back.). Great facilities, but as there are no activities in the hostel, no one mixes or gels. Location is ok, but there are much better NYC hostels for about the same price.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    15 Nov 2019
    It was a decent location and cheap but the set up is not ideal. The rooms are noisy and not soundproof at all. The showers were terrible and the beds aren’t comfortable. It was okay for a couple nights but I couldn’t have stayed much longer.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    16 Nov 2019
    We had a horrible experience: loads of hair stuck in the shower drain, stains on our bedsheets and towels given for shower, yellow stains on the wall and people having sex out loud right next to us... we're from Canada, we've been to hostels before but this was the absolute worst experience ever. Our apologies, but we won't be back.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 2.6


    15 Nov 2019
    Absolutely awful stay. “Private room” was not private as the walls only went 3/4 of the way up the wall, it’s essentially one huge floor dorm where you can hear absolutely everything. The atmosphere was not nice and it didn’t feel welcoming. To make matters worse, the room was directly next to the window that the train runs past every 30 minutes... no sleep was had here. I wish I could get a refund. This really ruined my experience of New York.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table