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Reviews of HI - New York City NYC Hostel

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

90.9% Overall Rating

1338 out of 1482 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/09/2014)

"It's a great place to meet other travellers. They provide great tours, pub crawls etc. The rooms are clean. The garden is amazing!"

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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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90.9%

Overall Rating

1338 out of 1482 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - New York City NYC Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
93.6%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
92.0%
Value
86.4%
Safety
95.2%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Dimitrios Tsonis

Alone

City break

05 January 2014 Dimitrios would recommend this property

Liked: Acceptable priced (I would considered it expensive in any other city), well located (5-7' walk from the closest subway station), good facilities, clean enough and really helpful staf. Plus, they offer free coffee in the morning.

Disliked: The lack of a kitchen.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There's space ib front of the shower curtain where you can put your clothes. They have enough power outlets and lockers right next to the beds.

Disliked: It's not possible to walk to the sights downtown because it's too far, you always have to pay for the subway.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The variety of facilities offered and the cleanliness. It's a great place to make new friends.

Disliked: They first assigned my a bed that was already taken, but they immediatly fixed the problem

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

William Robinson

Alone

City break

22 December 2013 William would recommend this property

Liked: Good sized hostel, lots of facilities on offer and information available on New York both free and tours

Disliked: No atmosphere, not Christmassy, breakfast not included as standard, no community in lobby area to get to know people, just pub crawls.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Paul Webster

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013

Liked: Not much

Disliked: Rooms too crowded and hot, showers small and drains barely working, no free breakfast, ordinary social feel, no alcohol.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanm close to two subway lines.

Disliked: Crowded rooms

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

richard griffith

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2013

Liked: The location was great, the in house cafe was decent, and there were plenty of organised activities. Jerry's grand tour was really good and Jerry himself is a legend.

Disliked: The biggest issue was in room 211 and there was a heater right next to my head that made a lot of noise turning itself on and off all the time. Not good. Other than that, it's just little things. I think the hostel is just too big , which especially combined with the no alcohol rule means there's no real atmosphere. I couldn't work out if I was supposed to get breakfast for free or not. And let's face it, the HI membership thing is silly.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

09 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, nice staff, good location

Disliked: Bit noisy

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

Gian Paolo Ituralde

With friends / other travellers

City break

02 December 2013 Gian Paolo would recommend this property

Liked: accessible by metro, close to central park

Disliked: Gian Paolo left no negative feedback.

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

Niklas Hammarström

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 December 2013 Niklas would recommend this property

Liked: Big common area, information desk, lots of check in counters, stable wifi (not that fast though), lamp + wall socket at every bed, big lockers, elevator.

Disliked: No bar, you pay for Internet use in the lobby. Due to some booking problem i had to check out at 11 am then check in again at 4 pm after the second night.

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

MARIA LUZ CAIMI BUSTAMANTE

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 November 2013 MARIA LUZ would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were spacious and the staff friendly. I asked a lot of questions and they were able to answer all of them. The tours they offer are very good and really cheap, completely worth the money.

Disliked: The common rooms are too big, which makes it difficult to socialize.

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

Lily Gu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Lily would recommend this property

Liked: clean, organized, location

Disliked: front desk staff talking to others while helping me

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

18 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good food, great staff.

Disliked: No on site bar. Could be fun!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 October 2013

Liked: Kitchen was beautiful.

Disliked: So noisy at every midnight. It sounded like people upstairs were dragging something and jumping from their beds around midnight, even it was 2am. I didn't know if the cleaning staffs were working at night or the customers did that.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: metroの駅 103st から歩いて僅か3分ほどのところにあり、とても便利な立地です。ホテルの一階には早朝から深夜まで利用できるカフェが併設されており、夜中に急に飲み物がほしくなった時にも出歩く必要がなく助かりました。30歳をすぎてユースに泊まるのはどうだろうか、と思っていたが、宿泊者は老若男女、多国籍でバランスがとれていた。

Disliked: チェックインしたところ、ベッドメイクがされておらずシーツも前の滞在者のままだった。しかし、フロントに言うとすぐに交換してくれた。

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

Charmaine White

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2013 Charmaine would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to the subway, not too bad a walk into the city if you were up for it, I felt safe and my stuff secure in the hostel

Disliked: The bunks were quite squeaky. The hand drier in the women's toilet on level 3 was like a jet engine

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

Emma Keys

Alone

City break

29 September 2013 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: Close to metro and friendly staff

Disliked: Noisy roommates lol

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big, and historic

Disliked: Out of town a bit

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

Anthony Wilson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 August 2013 Anthony would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and clean

Disliked: not easy to navigate, but not a major problem

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Meredith Chai

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2013 Meredith would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to the subway line #1, literally like just 2 mins away, easy to get to from Newark International airport.

Disliked: Room has a stale smell, but doesn't matter much because I'm just there to lay my head for a night.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: k

Disliked: k

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

25 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was clean

Disliked: the location

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, close to subway, very clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: close to central park

Disliked: everything was ok, room was cool after we turned the aircon up.