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Chelsea International Hostel

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Very Good
11154 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Marvellous Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Please check our house rules for more details on how we are operating during the pandemic.

The Chelsea International Hostel is one of the largest independent Hostels in New York City, operating since 1992. We are located in Chelsea, a prime location in the heart of Manhattan. From here our guests can walk to most of the attractions NYC has to offer. Highline Park is only 2 blocks away. Follow the lights and arrive in Times Square after a 15-minute walk. But if you prefer to ride the subway, feel free to hop on any of the many subway lines that serve us (A, C, E, F, 1, 2, 3). You can get virtually anywhere in the city in just a few minutes.

Our simple, functional rooms can sleep one to six guests in single beds (in single, shared and private twin rooms) or double-size beds (in private double-bed rooms). We do not use bunk beds in our rooms. Every room is air-conditioned during the summer months. The bathrooms are cleaned constantly. Every floor in any of our eight buildings has a bathroom; most of the time there is no waiting in line to use the bathrooms.

Our guests enjoy:

FREE WI-FI throughout the entire property.
Linen and towels (one bath towel per guest) are provided.
Check-in starts at 3 PM. You can check in anytime after 3 PM. Front Desk is open 24 hours.
Check-out is no later than 12 PM (noon). We do not offer late check-outs. Failure to check out by 12pm will result in the charge of one extra night.

Please note our following policies:

A valid passport or government-issued ID is required to check in. NYS IDs are not accepted.
All guests must be 18 years old or older to stay with us.
We have a 48 hours cancellation policy. There will be no refunds if the reservation is cancelled with a 48 hours or less notice.
We only accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. We do not accept personal checks, or gift cards.
Non-Refundable reservations will be charged the total price with all taxes included anytime after the reservation is made.
Note that hotel taxes are not included in the rates. NYS, NYC Sales Tax: 14.75%. Occupancy taxes: $3.50 per person per night. These will be added to your balance.
The maximum stay in our hostel is 14 nights in any given 30 days. We will not accept consecutive reservations that add up to more than 14 nights.
Pets are not allowed.
Our rental lockers are $5 per locker, per day (7am until 11pm).
Beds and rooms are allocated on the arrival day. We will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee that a group of 2 or more people will be in the same room.
Breakfast is not included.
The entire hostel is non-smoking.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
11154 Total Reviews
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  • Location
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  • Atmosphere
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Latest Reviews

Very Good
Apr 19, 2024
Although the rooms are a bit small and the bed mattress was creaky, flat, and hard, this was a good value for New York City. We had a small private room at the hotel which shared an adjacent small toilet and separate bathtub. The view out the ground floor window was hideous: trash, scraggly weeds and junk, so I kept the curtains tightly closed to spare my partner. We felt a bit apprehensive about security at nightfall but other guests were quiet and since our room was on a cul-de/sac we slept ….
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Couple, 41+
Apr 15, 2024
It ticks all the boxes for what I required. It's well located, clean, safe, quiet and no bugs (including bedbugs) - all at a fair price for central Manhattan. It's reasonably priced for what you get. Don't expect the Waldorf Astoria or the Plaza hotel here. It's as bare bones at it gets. The mattress could be better. I got a private room and you get a bed, a sink, shelves and a metal storage locker. That's it. I wouldn't bring a wife or girlfriend here but for a single person it's great.
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Male, 41+
Apr 13, 2024
Nice enough for the price. Facilities are old but seemed to be clean. I had a mini-blind that wasn't able to go down all the way and was definitely in need of replacement but other than that everything was functioning. Courtyard out back left a little to be desired but maybe being early spring they haven't tended to it. Front desk staff was direct and to the point.
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Male, 41+


  • Free

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

    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Flexible NRR
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

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