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International Student Center

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3598 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Important: Check-in: between 3 pm and 10 pm. Check-ins after 10 pm are not permitted. Guests must be 18+ unless staying in a private room with family.

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, small private rooms, and a family/friends private suite.

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 in Common Lounge and Reception
- Kitchen (newly renovated!) and Dining Area
- Community Living Space
- Free Bed Linens (guests must bring their own towels or rent one for $5)
- Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fans
- Street parking contingent upon availability; public parking garage within a ½ block

Reviews & Ratings

3598 Total Reviews
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May 19, 2024
Location is incredible. Close to Central Park, beautiful neighborhood. Interior is lovely but the place is a little wonky. Two bathrooms on each floor but its one toilet and one shower in each. Bathrooms could have been cleaned a little more often, there was hair on the floor. No elevator, not for those with disabilities. I was on the fourth floor. Really nice kitchen and common area in the basement. Beautiful garden outside. Expensive, but this is New York.
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Female, 31-40
May 14, 2024
Very nice staff, amazing location, beautiful place.
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Female, 18-24
May 14, 2024
Such a wonderful place! I was greeted so warmly and given a tour of the place upon arrival, and made to feel right at home. The facilities underscored this, with a wonderfully stocked kitchen, large living room, and spacious bedrooms. Their mission to bring together people from diverse cultures and backgrounds elevated this property from just a place to a space of vibrant community. Will definitely stay again when I’m back in Nyc!
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi



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