HI New York City Hostel

HI New York City Hostel

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#1 of 41 hostels in New York City
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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This landmark hostel in a Victorian-style property on the Upper West Side is a 10-minute walk from Central Park and 13 minutes on foot from Columbia University. Bright dorms feature bunk beds, free Wi-Fi and shared bathrooms. Amenities include a self-catering kitchen, game and TV rooms, and a sunken patio and garden, as well as a cafe bar. There are nightly happy hours and organized nights out. Bike rentals are available.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Game room
Billiards
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Snack bar
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Green
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish

Location

891 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 92 out of 100
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LaGuardia Airport
Teterboro Airport
103rd St
2 minNew York City Subway
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gingergirlsouthwest wrote a review Jan 2020
South West17 contributions54 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
So, I didn't get the 4 dorm room I booked via booking.com but I couldn't be bothered to argue the toss, there wasn't anything different in price and its new york, you don't stay in your room!

This place has fantastic facilities. A full restaurant scale kitchen, two cinema rooms, a living area, a cafe, a dedicated locker room post check out, nice garden area and YOGA STUDIO! Offers usual trips, pub crawl etc.

Toilet and shower facilities are high quality and clean, plenty of male and female showers on each floor, hair dryers and great space to do make up etc.

The rooms are a bit basic, bunk beds, locker etc. Each room has separate air con/heater, it was warm and comfortable and you have control of the temperature. Full length mirror in each room and charging points on each bed station, with individual light etc. Extra blankets in the room if you need them, towels supplied.

Check in easy, key card entry and locked down after 11pm so only residents can get in. I felt safe and sound when I was there.

For the price in new york you really can't go wrong. 3 nights cost me £70, meaning I spent my money on seeing new york instead. If you're OK with hostelling, don't think about it. Book.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from PatrickHINYC, Guest Relations Manager at HI New York City Hostel
Responded Feb 2, 2020
We are so happy to hear that you were impressed with our hostel and its facilities. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback. We hope to see you back soon!
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Adam Daniels-Smith wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom169 contributions105 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed in many HI's, but never the NYC one. I did like the area, it was easy to get around by subway, or foot, lots of food markets and food places to eat etc. My room was spacious, was in a 10 bed dorm, and not every night were the beds occupied. I stayed here over the Christmas Holidays, and the Xmas light tour with the volunteer from Brooklyn was amazing, highly recommend going on his tours, as he does a variety of tours throughout the year, he told us!

I felt after that, the social atmosphere was lacking, nobody in my dorm or the social areas seemed interested to meet others, and one of the nights was a pub crawl, and they left without me, and nobody in the hostel could help and tell me where they went either.

After 3 nights I decided to move to a cheaper airbnb as over the weekend before New Years it was super expensive, and had an amazing time and met load of new people in Brooklyn, which I highly recommend!

Nice hostel, beds were comfy (room was cold, I had to ask reception to warm it up, and they did and brought some heaters in there, which was super kind - room was far from the male toilets too, not the end of the world but a little annoying) but just felt like something was missing. There was no free coffee or breakfast, and even on xmas day there was no xmas meal, yet the Chicago one I just came from were offering this, with xmas movies, so that was disappointing. If you're after cheap coffee, there is a Ben & Jerry's next street along off on Broadway, any size for a $1. Bargain!
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from PatrickHINYC, Guest Relations Manager at HI New York City Hostel
Responded Feb 17, 2020
We are so happy to hear that you were impressed with our hostel and its facilities. Guest service and your experience with us are very important. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback. We hope to see you back soon!
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baznz wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 4 days in late January.

The hotel's location is decent. It is 1 block away from a subway station so it's easy to get around Manhattan from the hostel.

While I didn't participate in any of the hostel activities (I would've if I was staying longer), they were frequent and it was always easy to find out what was going on. Great opportunity to meet new people from around the world if you have a chance to do them. When I return I'm definitely going to.

Bathrooms and showers were all clean and spacious. Importantly for me, the showers were hot and the water pressure was good. They even provided soap.

Beds were comfortable enough and it was always quiet at night. I never had trouble sleeping here.

I had no issues with the hostel whatsoever and I look forward to returning some time in the near future! Manhattan is wonderful to go and experience and this hostel provides an affordable, comfortable place to stay and if you're travelling solo, I couldn't recommend it more.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from PatrickHINYC, Guest Relations Manager at HI New York City Hostel
Responded Feb 2, 2020
We are so happy to hear that you were impressed with our hostel and its facilities. Every day we provide different tours for guests to enjoy and to connect our guest for Recreational and Educational purposes throughout NYC. Hopefully next time you'll join us and meet new friends. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback. We hope to see you back soon!
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Edier Felipe Mancera Mendez wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom38 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here one night, bed was comfortable, large size lockers, privacy curtains, clean, although the room was smelly from other people's sweet, security at night, common parts were fairly clean, towels provided for free, the location is good, just 5 minutes from the subway, safe but would not recommend to go behind the blocks towards the central park, rough looking people staring, might be ok during the day but not at night. The receptionist were friendly and helpful, they were happy to answer any questions, very busy during the summer, nice garden at the back, WIFI was ok. They charge to store luggage, smell of sweet inside the dorm and very messy.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Don't walk to the Central park at night, even during the day there are rough people that would...
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abhishek c wrote a review May 21
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed in HI Boston and New Orleans and two different hostels, one in Philly and another in Brooklyn.

This was the worst in my opinion.

The first night I stayed at a 4 bed dorm, the second time around I stayed in a 12 bed dorm as a last minute resort and ended up paying 120 dollars a night because it was the only thing I could find short notice after I had to cancel my Airbnb.

1) Bathrooms have no bathmat ot bath towel unlike other HI USA hostels. The toilets are restroom style and aren't the cleanest. The bathrooms to room ratio is also low compared to HI NOLA and HI Boston where you have nultiple proper private bathrooms and toilets in each floor but I reckon that's because Manhattan is expensive as hell.

2) One of the staff members who checkef me in at night was rude, others were nice.

3)Privacy curtains are not available in bigger dorms (at least not in the 12 bed one).

4) Poor ventilation/nasty smell. Wasn't an issue in other hostels I went to because you could open the window and the bunks weren't packed so close together. Rooms have air purifiers but they didn't work and I asked at front desk to fix it or to at least open the window by an inch to keep the room fresh but nothing happened.

The disgusting smell seeped into my clothes and I washed it at NY moore when I moved there.

5) Poor social life with bigger dorms. Even at 9 PM when you talk quietly older people whine and tell you to shut up (Quiet hours were from 11 PM). They do try to have activities planned which is a plus.

I have stayed in a dozen of hostels in North America and Europe including one with 14 beds, none of them had fhis problem because the bunks were spaced out, well ventilated rooms and plenty of restrooms and showers with bathmats or single use bath towels that you can put on the floor and deposit it in a bin for a wash.
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Date of stay: May 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Stay at anothet hostel.
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Dee66 wrote a review Feb 2020
Derry, United Kingdom151 contributions111 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely, very reasonable, clean, friendly place to stay. Located on the Upper Westside, it's just one block from Broadway and the subway. It's also just a short walk to Central Park. Each bed has ample sockets, spacious lockers, and the bathrooms are always kept clean and tidy. The onsite cafe has a super selection for various snacks and meals. There's a large kitchen in the basement for guest to store, and cook their own food. Laundry facilities are also onsite, as is well priced vending machines.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from PatrickHINYC, Guest Relations Manager at HI New York City Hostel
Responded Feb 17, 2020
We are so happy to hear that you were impressed with our hostel and its facilities. Guest service and your experience with us are very important. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback. We hope to see you back soon!
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Wajahat Ullah wrote a review Sep 2023
Karachi, Pakistan64 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My first impeccable hostel stay.

My first time ever staying at a hostel and I was blown away with the comfort level and their management. The hostel is located at the upper Manhattan 20 mins off the main attractions of the city. There’s a cafe located inside the hostel. The rooms are quiet and the bedding is comfortable. There’s a usb plug with all the beds and a set of towel and duvet provided on each beds. Lockers are also available but you need to keep a separate lock along with you to keep your valuable safe. Felt much safe throughout my stay and would definitely come here again.

Though one thing I was upset about is when I decided to increase my stay for a night and made a separate reservation I was made to check out at 8am and wait till 4pm to get a new room ready for me. The re check in process was rather slow. Apart form it it was a good experience overall
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Becky wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom82 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel was huge and really clean. It’s really close to the subway so it’s a great base for staying somewhere a little cheaper but being able to access anywhere in the city easily.
There are a lot of school groups staying here and it’s got quite a quiet vibe, so if that’s not for you then look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from PatrickHINYC, Manager at HI New York City Hostel
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We would like to encourage you to continue to visit other hostels in our HI network.
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Liz A wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Was apprehensive at first, but was pleasantly surprised! Clean spaces, safe area 2-min walk from subway (1 line, easy access to Times Square), nice amenities and window in room opened for fresh air. Bedding and towels are provided. Highly recommend for solo travellers on a budget!

Tips: Bring a lock and eye mask, and buy a weekly MetroCard if staying more than 2-3 nights (single rides add up quickly!)

There’s also a Five Below store close by where you can pick up any essentials you may have forgotten!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jan_from_Atlanta wrote a review May 19
Atlanta, Georgia1,093 contribution406 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place for an economical stay in Manhattan with Line 1 subway steps away. Bunks have privacy curtains, personal light and ac plug, sheet, blanket, and towel provided. Toilet and shower rooms are separate and both modern and clean. Breakfast is not provided but there is a cafe.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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abhishek c wrote a tip May 21
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay at anothet hostel."
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Leila A wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this hostel impolite and unfriendly employees and so bad service"
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Esther M wrote a tip Nov 2023
Karen, Kenya14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book in advance, gets sold out very quickly!"
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Maria wrote a tip Sep 2023
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can place a towel or bed sheet around the bed so you can sleep better :-) also bring a lock "
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Sara R wrote a tip Sep 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive in the morning. Morning staff is so much better than the ones from the nights!"
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PRICE RANGE
₱5,239 - ₱21,129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hostelling international - new york hotel new york city
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hostelling International - New York
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityUpper West Side / Upper Manhattan (Uptown) / Manhattan Valley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about HI New York City Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to HI New York City Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Smoke (0.3 km), Lion's Head Tavern (0.5 km), and Church of St. Michael (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at HI New York City Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at HI New York City Hostel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to HI New York City Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Broadway Bagel, Absolute Bagels, and Smoke Jazz Club.
Are any cleaning services offered at HI New York City Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HI New York City Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to HI New York City Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hamilton Park (5.4 km), Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (6.9 km), and United Nations Headquarters (5.5 km).
Is HI New York City Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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