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International Student Center

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3578 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.

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 areas
- 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

3578 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Apr 11, 2024
I loved the location. It’s right next to a subway station that goes straight into lower Manhattan. It’s also right next to Central Park! Which is amazing and it’s a very walkable distance to get into Lower Manhattan if you’re a good walker and don’t want to take the subway all the time. The staff were great and always really friendly and helpful. It would be nice if there was a separate shower room for the hostel as different schedules to people in my dorm was a bit tricky.
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Female, 31-40
Mar 22, 2024
Well maintained facility Friendly staff and very welcoming Nice location
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Male, 31-40
Mar 20, 2024
The staff are really friendly and helpful. The hostel is really clean which is nice. The facilities are great with a big kitchen and living area where you can hang out. It's not too social, you can talk to people if you want but there's a bit of an awkward vibe. When I was staying there were a few groups of other travellers that were acting a bit sheepish talking in hushed tones but in the common spaces but nothing you can do about that 😅
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Male, 31-40


  • 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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