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HI NYC Hostel

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8.7
Fabulous
9747 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Hostelling International New York has been praised by many of our visitors for their sociable atmosphere. Our guests say their staff are ‘very helpful and welcoming’, they have ‘good communal areas to mingle’ in and ‘they offer a lot of extra activities (tours, trips) which are value-for-money’. There’s two metro stations within two blocks, connecting directly to the Lincoln Centre, Times Square, Penn Station, Brooklyn and Soho. We like their large sunken patio – a rare space to stretch out in Manhattan.

Property Description

In 2021, Hostelling International became a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Read about our commitments here https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/organisations/hostelling-international

Located in a historic castle-like building minutes from Central Park and Times Square and only 2 blocks from the nearest subway station, Hostelling International New York City provides unmatched value for travelers seeking a fun, affordable stay in the Big Apple.

HI New York City’s modern amenities include two floors of common room space for lounging and socializing, a 36-burner kitchen for guest use, and of course free Wi-Fi. For our guests comfort, we offer beautifully renovated bathrooms and showers with free linens and towels. Each guest room has individual heat/air conditioning controls. We house Manhattan's largest private outdoor patio, available for impromptu soccer games or training and orientations.

Our 24-hour Welcome and Information Desk is always there to help with any questions. In addition, guests can get information on what to visit in the city and how to get there safely and securely.
For guests who want to relax, stay in and enjoy movies in our large in-house theatre. Our free billiards table and great common spaces are great spots to meet fellow hostellers. Guests can check out sanitized pool cues and balls to play. The lounge and game rooms are open 24/7.

Conveniences abound at HI New York City hostel. Travelers love cooking meals in our huge common kitchen. Guests can use private lockers with their own lock. There’s an also on-site coin-operated laundry facility, snacks and drinks available 24/7, and an Internet room with public computers.

Groups are welcome at HI New York City, with a choice five of banquet rooms for meetings and private events. Please contact our Sales team for private event rental rates.

HI New York City is part of Hostelling International USA, a 501c3 non-profit organization that creates educational opportunities through travel; therefore, we do not accept local NYC residents as overnight guests.

Reviews & Ratings

8.7
Fabulous
9747 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    8.9
  • Staff
    8.6
  • Atmosphere
    8.5
  • Cleanliness
    8.7
  • Value for Money
    8.3
  • Facilities
    8.6

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Latest Reviews

8.9
Fabulous
Mar 11, 2023
amazing place to meet new people, the water pressure could be higher, and the cafeteria is really hot for some reason, but still a great place to visit!
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Male, 25-30
10
Superb
Mar 07, 2023
glad that I took the risk and booked at this hostel as a first time solo traveler! There’s a lot of fun activities you can join in and I swearrr people are very friendly. Would probably book at this hostel again if I’d be around NY :)
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Female, 18-24
8.6
Fabulous
Mar 01, 2023
Maybe it’s a New York thing but the staff, save a few were quite dry and slightly unpleasant. But that’s no big deal just a musing
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Card Phones
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Games Room
    • Pool Table

Awards

2019

1st, Most Popular Hostels New York

2019

3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2019

2nd, Hostel Chain

2018

1st, Most Popular Hostels New York

2016

3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2015

3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2014

3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

2013

8th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

2010

2nd, Hostel Chain

Nominations

2016

Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

2015

Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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