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Reviews of HI New York City NYC Hostel

Hostel | 891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City, New York, USA NY 10025

90.1% Overall Rating

1349 out of 1493 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/04/2015)

Gwendelyn Asante thinks…

"I arrived too early to check in, but they stored my luggage for me which allowed me to roam. Many levels to the hostel, including a cafe with lovely food. Good restaurants and grocery stores near buy"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 5.00

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

All guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or chaperone for Group visits. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any minor traveling without an adult. Non-members will be asked to pay a $3 non-membership fee per night. Please note that we do not accept group bookings for 9 or more people via the website . All such bookings must be processed via the website's groups department. Group bookings for 9 or more people via the website will be automatically cancelled and the deposits will not be refunded.

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90.1%

Overall Rating

1349 out of 1493 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI New York City NYC Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
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Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
88.8%
Value
88.8%
Safety
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very large, clean and comfortable. Had everything you could want from a hostel.

Disliked: Having to pay for Internet and breakfast on top of the price we had already paid was a bit annoying.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Andy Tsai

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2011 Andy would recommend this property

Liked: Neatness. I think this is the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. What impressed me the most was the shower rooms, they were far better than what I expected. and not only the bathrooms and shower rooms, the bedrooms also have satisfactory cleanliness. Also, the breakfast they offered was good as well.

Disliked: The only thing about which this hostel could be picked on would be the loud noise of the air conditioner. It started making glitch-like noises on the second day, but somehow recovered itself on the last day.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: organised activities

Disliked: maybe the beds could have been better

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: there are lots of different spaces to chill out in. Lots of activities going on and it's also very secure

Disliked: It's too big, so harder to meet people. Me and my friends door key stopped working atleast 4 times and it was a pain to go get another each time especially at 5am. The reception messed up my booking and charged me my nights stay a month earlier. Then they tried to overcharge my friend.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms and bathrooms were very clean. It was also really nice that they provided towels.

Disliked: In my case, it was the fact that the other travelers were really loud as they entered the room at night.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, really close to subway. They had a cafe and cheap laundry and I also went on their pub crawl which was a good way to meet people.

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Luis Rukscha

Alone

Shopping

26 June 2011 Luis would recommend this property

Liked: The room smells very bad, as enclosed, and in the night is very hot and uncomfortable to sleep.

Disliked: See my comments

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ke chen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

25 June 2011 ke would recommend this property

Liked: really good people from all over the world~~clean&safe place,helpful staff

Disliked: no

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lots of common facilities,friendly staff,huge kitchen

Disliked: rather expensive luggage lockers and internet

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

19 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel!!

Disliked: Nothing to complain.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The tours and comic nights

Disliked: the guided tours was a bit expensive

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is close to the metro, making it only half an hour away from downtown Manhatten and other attractions. Lots of space to either hang out and make new friends, or to simply chill out and relax.

Disliked: could do with an extra bathroom on each floor, simply due to the shear size of the place. When it is busy you have to que.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very clean and organised. Easy to go everywhere as there is a Subway whitin 2 min walk

Disliked: Its more like a big hotel where you share beds than a hostel, but its good

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

damon sartori

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2011 damon would recommend this property

Liked: location atmosphere

Disliked: no breakfast included

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ERKAN TUGRAL

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 June 2011 ERKAN would recommend this property

Liked: it was clean they put towel and blanket to each bed they have locker bed and room are clean and baathrooms and wc is in the seperate place not in the room that is good administration

Disliked: there was place to buy meal and fruit in the hostel but sometimes it was open it can stay open for more time

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

03 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great overall atmosphere, nice location. It was easy to find your way around. Bathrooms were extremely clean for a hostel. Subway not too far away.

Disliked: No dislikes, everything was good.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Leah Lothringer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2011 Leah would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the spotless, modern bathrooms, range of information and activities on offer and the proximity to the subway

Disliked: The elevator. Absolutely awful. Not very impressed with having to pay $5 for the lockers downstairs, either, but these are minor complaints, as the hostel was so good over all.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Anna Janowicz

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2011 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Good location (not the nicest area but: 2mins walk from Subway line 1 which takes you to the most important points in downtown Manhattan plus 5mins walk from Central Park) , clean, secure, very friendly staff, yummy cheap breakfasts (!), good internet access (big computer room plus wifi downstairs), lots of activities.

Disliked: I was staying in a 10 bed female dorm, room was much to small for 10 beds, beds were squeaky (imagine 9 other people rolling in beds at night...), and there were only 6 sockets hidden behind three of the beds, almost impossible to charge the mobile/ipod/camera overnight (!). Lockers in the room were good size but otherwise there were no jacket hooks, no table or anywhere to put your stuff. And no bedside lamps, so the main light was on most of the night when girls were coming in and out of the room.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

31 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The ambiance in the lobby and in the garden was great!

Disliked: the big dorm-rooms

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: well organized, great sanctuary on a backpacking trip, thank you

Disliked: everything fine

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and quiet at night

Disliked: -

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really like the location the building is great and you meet really nice and friendly people. I also really liked that the hostel offers you tour around the city for good deals and take you to bars and clubs... , the hostel works 24hours so you can always find a staff to help you .

Disliked: Well the internet connection was slow but not too bad . I hated the fact that some girls were leaving there hair after taking a shower ( thanx god that the hostel gives flip-flop's shower) , I think that people should clean behind them after having shower, even know the cleaning staff does it everyday but it isn't a reason, they should clean and respect the cleaning team's work .

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: unfriendliness of the staff

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emily Hardy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 May 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Very Clean and well kept. Staff really helpful.

Disliked: Nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: easy access

Disliked: Noise of room mates