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HI New York City Hostel

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891 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-4403
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/07/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 288 Speciality lodging in New York City
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GreenLeaders Silver level
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 front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Vending machine
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighbourhood
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish

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Grade: 100 out of 100
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Erica wrote a review Jun 2020
Houston, Texas2 contributions4 helpful votes
Seriously one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. The rooms are clean, the restrooms are shower areas are spotless, the common areas are nice and cozy and the outside sitting area is great and really pretty after dark with all of the lights strung up. The staff was super helpful and friendly as well and no matter what we asked or needed, they helped us without hesitation and a smile. Some of the nicest people I've ever encountered. The location can't be beat. It's in the middle of everything.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Tes wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
When most people think about spring getaways, spring break comes to mind. And while that’s certainly part of the spring travel season, it’s not the only amazing vacation that you can take. The truth is that outside of Mexico, the Caribbean, and some parts of the southern U.S, spring is shoulder season. And even in…
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from PatrickHINYC, Manager at HI New York City Hostel
Responded 12 Mar 2020
We hope that your future travels lead you back to our hostel one day, Best wishes!
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Constance S wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas28 contributions19 helpful votes
I had the most wonderful experience.the place is unbelievable it is so beautiful landscaping everything that you can imagine this there they take you on a tour of the city for $5 they have nightclub tours at night he has restaurants that help with food inside the rooms are clean the showers are clean everything is immaculately kept the staff is wonderful the downstairs kitchen is unbelievable there's a place to do laundry he is recreational activities air condition clean linen towels everything you can imagine your safe for you you're in the heart of the city.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from PatrickHINYC, Guest Relations Manager at HI New York City Hostel
Responded 01 Mar 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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Matthew N wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada17 contributions41 helpful votes
There's usually a line up at the front but the staff I interacted with were great! If you are storing large things, It is a separate small room that the staff has access to. 90% of the place is really nice and new and very modern! My room/s were clean and had good circulation and didn't smell! (unlike others I have been to in the past. Though it may have to do more with the people currently occupying the room rather than the place) The air conditioning seemed to be work really well! There are a lot of showers and they seem to be quite clean! And they are quite private! They have a lot of activities available! The comedy night was awesome! I really wish I could have done some more of them! It's a little far from all the action but it's a quick subway ride and It's very close to the subways! The area is also seemingly pretty safe and has a lot of food and some bars around it! Close to Columbia University.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from PatrickHINYC, Manager at HI New York City Hostel
Responded 26 Feb 2020
We are so happy to hear that you were impressed with our hostel and its facilities. Every day we provide services for our guests to enjoy and to connect others like them for recreational and educational experiences in NYC. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and generous feedback. We hope to see you back soon!
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Becky wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom81 contributions41 helpful votes
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: Travelled solo
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Response from PatrickHINYC, Manager at HI New York City Hostel
Responded 23 Feb 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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PRICE RANGE
US$27 - US$72 (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), Church of St. Michael (0.3 km), and New York Buddhist Church (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at HI New York City Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at HI New York City Hostel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to HI New York City Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Broadway Bagel, Absolute Bagels, and Calle Ocho.
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 enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.