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Reviews of Hostelling International - New York

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

85.1% Overall Rating

1321 out of 1464 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/03/2014)

tamara evans thinks…

"Mostly the cleanliness and good order of things. Staff was accomadating and nice, rooms and bathrooms were clean and secure. The property itself is well kept outside and in, with plenty of areas to…"

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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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Group of 15 or more traveling to New York City?

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85.1%

Overall Rating

1321 out of 1464 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostelling International - New York'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
90.4%
Value
76.0%
Safety
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Donna Powell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 April 2011 Donna would recommend this property

Liked: It's a fun location to stay, though it's a few blocks from Times Square/Battery Park etc, the red number one line is a one block walk. Central Park is about a three block walk. It's very good value for money for NYC. Very clean, hot showers, helpful staff, lots of activities to partake in.. I'll be going back!!

Disliked: Unfortunately on some of my nights stay there was a large group of children above us and it appeared that the staff with this group were on a different floor.. The children were jumping off the bunks and making a lot of noise after 11pm when others were trying to sleep.

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

katerina lejckova

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 April 2011 katerina would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, lot of facilities, many day/evening events organised by the hostel

Disliked: doesn't have a bar/pub to hang out with other travellers (but have lots of public spaces)

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, cleanliness, organised activities

Disliked: more of an orientation to where facilities were located

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

Joel Benavidez

Alone

Relaxation/spa

30 March 2011 Joel would recommend this property

Liked: Very awesome people from over the world, clean, fun and interesting.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved it :) met great people over there , super clean and most of the stuff was very friendly!!! Will definitely come back !!!!!

Disliked: Honestly was pretty good I wouldn't change much of. It !!!!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Beat Steiner

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 March 2011 Beat would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, secure, close to a metrostation

Disliked: Sometimes very busy

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

CLAUCIO MARQUES

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 March 2011 CLAUCIO would recommend this property

Liked: Very good atmosphere. Clean, lot of facilities and good staff.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities were fantastic! bathrooms really clean, and the events they ran were great.

Disliked: I found the staff to be a bit abrupt and not always helpful.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, really couldn't be nearer the Metro. Always clean, girls bathrooms especially.

Disliked: Lift could be slow and busy but never a massive problem, only a mild irritation when checking in/out.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of amenities

Disliked: Room smelt a bit

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

Juliana Lorenz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 March 2011 Juliana would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and helpful stuff, the free city tours were amazing! thanks to the volunteers i saw nyc in a way i probably never would have discovered it on my own! the help desk also advices you in case you want to explore the city on your own and provide you with all the utilities (free local phone calls, map etc) you may need!

Disliked: the atmosphere among travellers was a bit chilly and impersonal, only during the tours I got to know other people, in the room and common areas hardly anyone spoke to each other, probably because the hostel is so big. It would have been nice to have breakfast included (even if it was just a coffee and some biscuits), this can be good also to get to know other travellers.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

12 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! the people, they have tons of fun activities that would help see the city and meet other travelers!

Disliked: I liked everything about it!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great way to introduce yourself to NYC, this hostel is vibrant and offers more than most hostels.

Disliked: The only downfall is that breakfast isn't available for all, so expect to spend money in this already expensive city

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very clean, the staff were friendly and helpful, the location was convenient to the subway line to Times Square (literally one block away) and Central Park, the price was affordable. All in all - a wonderful place to stay.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2011

Liked: Events and things to do everynight.

Disliked: The wifi was really bad. I couldn't connect to the internet most of the time, also, the walls and ceilings are super thin. Getting to sleep is a super hard task even with an iPod and pillow.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beds were clean!

Disliked: I had to go to the front desk to get towels. :(

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Noel Howard

Alone

City break

25 January 2011

Liked: Inexpensive and centrally located.

Disliked: My dorm was cramped and overcrowded, I saw mice in the dorm one night and reported it to staff but had to complain a second time before action was taken two days later.

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

Brett Kortum

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2011 Brett would recommend this property

Liked: Plenty of tours to meet other people and plenty of room to relax when you wanted to

Disliked: Location isn't the best but it's an easy subway ride to downtown

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

Joao Resende

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2011 Joao would recommend this property

Liked: The best way to describe the NY HI is saying that everything realy works: The staff is friendly and helpfull, the rooms and beds are good and clean, the bathrooms are excelent (and even several improvements are being done!), they have many activities including guided tours with excelent guides around NY, the place is very quiet, you are 100m away from 103rd street line 1 subway station, you can see staff working and cleaning 24/24h and most important of all, every one of them has always a smile on their face and are always available to help you. I will always recomend this HI to my friends. It's really good value for money.

Disliked: The only thing I think could be better is the WIFI speed an range and a vending machine for hot drinks 24/24h

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place while huge had plenty of places to sit and socialize or just catch up on emails, the common rooms had varying degrees of noise so everyone had their choice of environment to sit in. The place had a great atmosphere all possible services were catered to and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Thanks for a great stay

Disliked: There was nothing to dislike

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the nice men and women who made us the best beagles for breakfast:) and i liked all the fun things that can be done in the hostels such as wii, entertainment, computer, games,... it was nice how little time it takes to reach downtown ny and the Subwaystation is really close, too! I apprechiated that we could easily cancel the first nights due to flightcancellation, without paying for it!

Disliked: maybe a little more showers would have been great...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanness in general Open 24h for any information Metro really close

Disliked: Not enough toilets for everyone Noisy sometimes Lights in the rooms too bright when others are sleeping Too many people Should be mixed

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy and nice hostel, everything works well and easy to stay.

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

13 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun atmosphere.

Disliked: Struggled to get hot water.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Yash Gupta

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2010 Yash would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good, clean and secure

Disliked: The hostel is too big and seems really commercial. The common bathrooms are a big problem because there aren't enough cubicles on some floors so there's always a crowd.