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Reviews of HI - New York City NYC Hostel

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

90.5% Overall Rating

1335 out of 1479 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/09/2014)

Tom Doyle thinks…

"Good location, safe area, clean rooms, complimentary towels and shower gel, lots of events going on."

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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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90.5%

Overall Rating

1335 out of 1479 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - New York City NYC Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
94.4%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
92.8%
Value
85.6%
Safety
94.4%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The possibility to meet people from all over the world. The services offered by the hostel such as a guided tour in Harlem including a worship with gospel singers. The great kitchen offered, the pool table, the cinema and of course the terrace to relax.

Disliked: Sharing a room with 10 people which was sometimes stressful.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

gerald bailey

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2011 gerald would recommend this property

Liked: good location great staff good free tours

Disliked: n/a

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel had lots of space, clean bathrooms and helpful staff

Disliked: The lockers charge you to leave your luggage in them, unlike some other hostels where you can leave them for a short while without paying (ie; if you have a later flight)

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

Katharina Reeh

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2011 Katharina would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, big kitchen, lot of entertainment

Disliked: a bit anonymous because of a lot of guest,, internet is far too expensive on computers

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals

03 May 2011

Liked: Nothing jumps out. Security everywhere helps.

Disliked: Not really as fun as it appears to be. Terrible wi fi coverage, always drops out. Rooms are clean but toilets need to be checked more often. Extremely rude staff. Blamed me for something in which I wasn't told about, and another lied to me which made it most unenjoyable. Wouldn't stay there again purely based on the rudeness. Cannot underline how angry I was at how I was treated.

100.0%
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Christopher Dore

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 April 2011 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to get to from JFK/Amtrak/Greyhound ; just off the No 1 subway line. Similarly easy to get around NY from the hostel Very close to Central Park Great tours/events laid on by the hostel (some free, all cheap) Great kitchen and plenty of common space Good clean dorms and bathrooms

Disliked: No toilets on the lobby and basement floors

100.0%
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Mercedes Fernández

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2011 Mercedes would recommend this property

Liked: Absolute cleanliness, many free activities to do and meet people, very kind atmosphere, very comfortable place to stay.

Disliked: Some lockers aren't big enough for the bagagge.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2011

Liked: The bathrooms where nice

Disliked: I didnt like the area too much, I didnt like that they did not offer airport pickup. The staff was not very friendly. It was a very large not very cosy. Not a very nice atmosphere. No free breakfast, no free internet.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Kristina Kinne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2011

Liked: It was clean

Disliked: Unpersonal, felt more like an English school camp than a hostel.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emily Millward

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome hostel one of the best in the world. Organised tours every day, all cheap and some free! friendly helpful staff, great facilities, clean rooms, big clean bathrooms, lots of different areas to socialise/meet people/chill. I traveled alone, and had the trip of a lifetime all owed to the great organisation of this hostel! Even the location is great, and it's easy to get around on the subway.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike, awesome hostel, awesome people!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, friendly people to meet, lots of recommendentions about tours and basic needs.

Disliked: No control about loudy people

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

Anne-Charlotte Bappel

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2011 Anne-Charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: the cleanliness is very good!!! and the staff is very openning and nice

Disliked: I dislike price of casiers

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%
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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%
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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%
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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