Hostelling International New York

891 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side, New York (NY), United States, 10025 - See map
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Hostelling International New York

"Staff is super nice, there are many options to relax and they have a very nice bar with sandwiches and food all day for fair prices."

Claudia - November 10, 2019

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Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
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Hassle-free check in
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Popular landmarks
Five Borough Bicycle Club 60 m
Smoke 270 m
Quick RX Pharmacy 280 m
Ding Dong Lounge 300 m
Church of St. Michael 370 m
The Nicholas Roerich Museum 420 m
New York Buddhist Church 450 m
De La Salle Academy 540 m
103rd Street-Eight Avenue Subway Station 540 m
West Side Market 600 m
Nearby landmarks
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2.19 km
Central Park 3.51 km
Top of the Rock 4.56 km
Times Square 4.82 km
Broadway 4.82 km
Grand Central Terminal 5.21 km
Empire State Building 5.83 km
High Line 6.5 km
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum 10.48 km
Statue of Liberty 13.84 km
8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
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Safety Features
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 540 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.6
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Distance to airport8.2 km

Rooms available at Hostelling International New York

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.9
Single Bed in Female Premium Dormitory
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Economy Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Female Economy Room
Single Bed in Female Economy Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Premium Dormitory
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Male Premium Dormitory
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in Male PLUS Economy Dormitory
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hostelling International New York?

Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hostelling International New York?

Hostelling International New York is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 22 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hostelling International New York has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at Hostelling International New York?

Hostelling International New York does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Hostelling International New York

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location, safe neighbourhood, helpful staff, very social vibe , activities every day."

    qin

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    July 9, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "It is a nice hostel which offers different kinds of events every day."

    CHIAO

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    January 6, 2020

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "I’ve been staying 4 nights at the hostel and everything was great."

    Claudia

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    November 10, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.5
Excellent
920 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.6
Location
8.5
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More about Hostelling International New York

Well-positioned in Upper West Side, Hostelling International New York is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in New York (NY). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With the city's main attractions such as Church of St. Michael, The Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York Buddhist Church within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Hostelling International New York also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in New York (NY). The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage.

Guests can choose from 672 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including garden. Whatever your reason for visiting New York (NY), the Hostelling International New York is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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Housekeeping
29 mentions
Breakfast
9 mentions
Food & Dining
6 mentions
Internet
1 mention

What they offer

8.8
Excellent

"It provides all traveler needs for staying and many activiti..."

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

Restaurant
Cuisine:American
Menu:Buffet

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
Broadway Restaurant
230 m American, Diner
West End Hall
250 m American, Gastropub, Pub
Broadway Bagel
270 m American
Italian cuisine
Italian cuisine
Buchetta
50 m Italian, Pizza
Buca
60 m Italian, Pizza
Sal and Carmine Pizza
230 m Italian, Pizza
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Malaysia Grill
120 m Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Sookk
140 m Asian, Thai
Sura Thai Urban Kitchen
280 m Asian, Thai

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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.6
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality7.9
Service8.6
Value for money8.6
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9.7
Exceptional
RACHMAWAN from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

More than what I expected”

Cleanliness, Facility, Cafe

This hostel is a real gem. I was surprised by the cleanliness of my room, I stayed in a economy room with 12 beds. Shower facilities were recently upgraded so it was really clean and spacious. The staff were really accommodating, I arrived at 8am and they told me my bed was not ready so they gave me a card and towel for me to shower. I would definitely stay here for my next trip to New York.

Reviewed September 21, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
NUR from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Repeated visit to HI New York”

This was my second time staying at HI New York. Would highly recommend it to solo travelers looking for an affordable yet comfortable place to stay. Location is farther away from touristy locations like Times Square but it's conveniently located near a subway station. 5 min walk to Central Park! Clean and nice for a hostel.

Reviewed September 07, 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback. We hope to see you back soon!

Responded May 10, 2020
Hostelling International New York
8.0
Excellent
Michelle from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Strange Hostel there was unexpected money charge USD6 as I wasn't a member”

When I first checked in at the lobby and the staff asked for USD 6 charge because I wasn't a member. I was disappointed about this hidden charge that they didn't mention in Agoda at all. The hostel name in front is American Youth Hostel not Hostelling International New York which made me confused when I arrived by Uber car. The hostel location is near to subway only walk about 5 minutes. The bathroom & toilet are outside. There is only 1 elevator.

Reviewed July 02, 2018

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Responded May 10, 2020
Hostelling International New York
9.2
Exceptional
Lisa from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in October 2017

Convenient ”

I use this hostel whenever I'm in NY. It is close to the station, has kitchens, all staffs are hardworking to keep the place clean no matter how ppl create mess... (only problem was a guy asked me to move away from kitchen, even if I was there first and hurry to eat because of appointments. It was rude. Anyway.). The front desk staffs are always helpful, and the manager gave me immediate help I needed. If you are new to NY, they have many hostel events just like other hostel. I would recommend this hostel to others.

Reviewed October 30, 2017

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Responded May 10, 2020
Hostelling International New York
9.6
Exceptional
Deborah from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 12 nights in August 2018

I went unsure of what to expect but this place was everything I hoped for and more!!”

The entire staff were so awesome to deal with and nothing was an effort for them to do!!! The food in the cafe is amazing!! It truely is the perfect place to meet people and make friends as there are plenty of social spaces. The tours they have are a must do!! Seriously if you go to New York this is the place to stay!!!!

Reviewed September 26, 2018

Our staff is already looking forward to your next visit! Be sure to check out more of our hostels around the world. We wish you the best in all your future travels.

Responded October 06, 2018
Hostelling International New York
10.0
Exceptional
YUCIAN from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

five star hostel!”

This hostel is amazing. I got a 4 bed female dorm for a discount rate- such a great price for the experience. The staff was really welcoming and attentive. Every detail was taken care of with efficiency and warmth. I was happy from the first minute I entered the hostel. In my ~ 10 years of travel, this hostel is one of the cleanest-cleaner than any 4 star hotels in the US. Their bathroom was so clean that even the concrete filling the gaps between wall tiles in the shower look like they are newly constructed -not a speckle of mold can be seen. Any corner of the bathroom looks new. It's amazing how it could be maintained so well. The bedroom is way more spacious & comfy , compared to another hostel I'd stayed in NYC. There is a curtain for each bunk bed, for privacy and can block unwanted light. The pillow and mattress is more solid, comfy, and clean than most four star US hotels too. I will only choose here for future visits in NYC!

Reviewed December 13, 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback. We hope to see you back soon!

Responded May 10, 2020
Hostelling International New York
10.0
Exceptional
Ann from India
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

Fantastic experience”

This hostel went way beyond my expectations and provided premium security, cleanliness, facilities and space. I am very happy that my stay in New York was enhanced by the comfort I experienced at this hostel.

Reviewed June 25, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Marion from Germany
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Female PLUS Economy Dormitory
Stayed 6 nights in March 2019

Nice hostel”

This Hostel was simple to find, it was nice to be able to check in late, since my plane arrived late in the evening. Staff was super nice, they even gave me new earplugs so I could sleep better with all the New York noises! Bathroom was ok, Toilets were clean, but still no sanitizer anyways. Shower hat no pressure at all so it took me nearly half an hour instead of 5 Minutes to shower. The kitchen was ok, there were many stoves so people could cook at the same time! For people without demands this Hostel is highly recommended by me!

Reviewed March 09, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent experience in NYC. We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to continue to use hostels throughout your travels.

Responded May 05, 2020
Hostelling International New York
8.4
Excellent
Melissa from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in November 2016

Great Stay! Highly recommend:)”

Cons- cold water showers with no water pressure in any of the showers (tried them all); electrical outlets in bunk beds did not work to charge phones/computers Pros-location upper west side, wifi, scheduled activities & outings, cleanliness, cafe, hostel personnel, property was awesome and 1 block to subway

Reviewed November 17, 2016

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback. We hope to see you back soon!

Responded May 10, 2020
Hostelling International New York
8.8
Excellent
Melissa from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in November 2016

Hot water in showers would be nice ”

No hot water in showers or water pressure in showers was very aggravating for being on upper west side in USA (of all places you would expect HOT water and water pressure).. outlets near bed in the bedrooms did not work either. Those were the only cons. All else was terrific. Def would stay again!

Reviewed November 17, 2016

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Responded May 10, 2020
Hostelling International New York
9.7
Exceptional
Anne from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Great for Backpackers”

location, cleanliness, ambience

My stay at Hostelling International NY was a short one, but it was a great experience nonetheless. Fantastic location and conveniently located to transport. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed November 05, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Anne
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceptional”

The location of this property was excellent. The hostel offered many, varied social events and an in-house snack/light food bar. Everything was reasonably priced. If I had time, I would have taken some walking tours or a pub crawl. Communal kitchen downstairs. My 10-person dorm was very comfy and I slept well in the top bunk. Locker/bathroom/joint social space was appropriate. The hostel has nice, private outdoor patios, courtyards which in the summer would have been nice! Staff were uber friendly. With hundreds of guests, a fridge in the guest bunk would have been nice. I had a couple of food gifts that I wanted to keep close instead of in joint space in the basement kitchen. It was a strange situation to have that with me, but I decided to keep the package near the open window in my room, which was cool enough. The 1 train is a 1 block walk up 103 (don't take 104) to Amsterdam, so I felt safe. I would definitely go back to this property and would recommend that you try it out!

Reviewed May 06, 2019

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!

Responded February 18, 2020
Hostelling International New York
9.0
Exceptional
Roel from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

Awesome Hostel”

friendly, clean, helpful

really near to mrt station. and staff are friendly and helpful. they have huge kitchen and really CLEAN... to save money, i just bought some food infront of the hostel and cook it in their pretty kitchen... they also have events everyday... like bar hopping... really nice and found new friends.... i will still book this place because it was awesome.

Reviewed September 04, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Mariza from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

A nice hostel on the Upper West Side”

This hostel is a value for money for those who want to stay in Manhattan. It is very close to 103rd street Subway station and also walkable to Central Park. The bathroom is clean but the only down thing is the hairdryer working too slow haha. There is a shop selling breakfast and coffee downstairs. Laundry is available at 2nd floor. They have a surprisingly big common room/kitchen at basement, also a locker if you want to store your luggage for $5. There is also Whole Foods around the hostel (0.3 miles away). Overall, this hostel is very nice if you want to stay within Manhattan but not wanting to spend more money to stay at a hotel.

Reviewed May 17, 2018

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Responded May 10, 2020
Hostelling International New York
6.8
Good
GALO from Ecuador
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Male Premium Dormitory
Stayed 6 nights in April 2019

Almost not there”

I was surprised that they almost cancelled my reservation because i could have been one or two hours late. That policy is wrong. They should charge all the days we reserve before ans thats it. The hostel was not full. It gives me a second thought nect time i will.go. They made me sleep one day in one room and then i was moved to other. In new york time is precious. It is bwcoming.expensive for cheap travellers. I uses to go when it was only 50 dollars and now it is 83. The bee staff is very nice. Except thw lady at night at the bristol. Good thing the new system for the key of the doors. We need another elevator. It is too slow and workers with those big cars are annoying.

Reviewed April 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent experience in NYC. We appreciate your feedback and encourage you to continue to use hostels throughout your travels.

Responded May 05, 2020
Hostelling International New York
10.0
Exceptional
Mariza from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

A nice hostel on the Upper West Side”

This hostel is a value for money for those who want to stay in Manhattan. It is very close to 103rd street Subway station and also walkable to Central Park. The bathroom is clean but the only down thing is the hairdryer working too slow haha. There is a shop selling breakfast and coffee downstairs. Laundry is available at 2nd floor. They have a surprisingly big common room/kitchen at basement, also a locker if you want to store your luggage for $5. There is also Whole Foods around the hostel (0.3 miles away). Overall, this hostel is very nice if you want to stay within Manhattan but not wanting to spend more money to stay at a hotel.

Reviewed May 17, 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback. We hope to see you back soon!

Responded May 10, 2020
Hostelling International New York
8.8
Excellent
Yiu from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Male PLUS Economy Dormitory
Stayed 7 nights in June 2019

Clean. Nice location. Cheap.”

Clean Nicely equipped kitchen Friendly and helpful staff. Located in upper west so it is safe and quiet. Market near that location is expensive for a budget traveller(namely wholefood) Just 3 mins from metro station. But during certain time trains dont run local so you will need to walk from another station for 8 mins. Overall a decent stay

Reviewed July 10, 2019

Thank you for the helpful feedback! We hope you will get to visit us again soon.

Responded April 23, 2020
Hostelling International New York
9.2
Exceptional
Claudia from Germany
Solo traveler
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 4 nights in November 2019

Good place to stay in NYC”

I’ve been staying 4 nights at the hostel and everything was great. Staff is super nice, there are many options to relax and they have a very nice bar with sandwiches and food all day for fair prices. You can easily meet people and they offer a lot of tours aswell which brings people together. The bathroom could have been a bit cleaner but all in all was fine especially in nyc it’s hard to find a good hostel. It’s a little of a ride to midtown but subway is just around the corner running 24/7 so it’s very handy. I would defenetly stay again! Thank you:)

Reviewed November 10, 2019

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!

Responded January 29, 2020
Hostelling International New York
8.8
Excellent
Hiu from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Great location, great facilities, friendly staff”

Overall, I would say this hostel is great value for money, great for solo travellers and I will definitely stay here again! Location: very close to the 103 st subway station, only a 10 min walk to reach Central Park. But at night it maybe a bit sketchy to be walking back alone Facilities: The place looks amazing inside and out! Got a place downstairs that sell food and drinks, free charging station, beds and lockers (bring your own lock!) I know they have said the locker was "One Time Only" (in the luggage storage room), but it would be great if the lockers there can be reopened more than once! Staff: the staff there are very friendly and helpful. They organise tons of activities for people to join e.g. Free tours, global welcoming party, great for people to meet travel buddies! Cleanliness: I am a huge germaphobe, and I am super worried about bed bugs before going to NYC. This place is pretty clean in my opinion, frankly the best I can find at this price.

Reviewed February 06, 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback. We hope to see you back soon!

Responded May 10, 2020
Hostelling International New York
9.2
Exceptional
Ahmed
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Best experience I had in a hostel. Hostel was very good in a good location 3 mins walk to subway”

Best experience I had in a hostel. Hostel was very good in a good location 3 mins walk to subway, staff was ok some was kindda busy and dont give you enough time. Rooms were perfect. I stayed in 12beds dormitory and the guy in the bed above me was snoring crazy so I asked for changing the room and the staff help me do that without any delay. Backyard is so beautiful and kitchen is very equipped and clean. Best thing about the hostel the tours they provide you get to know plenty of people and this is very useful especially when you flying solo as I was.

Reviewed July 09, 2019

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!

Responded February 18, 2020
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