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Reviews of HI NYC Hostel

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

86.7% Overall Rating

1362 out of 1508 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/07/2015)

"Hostel arranges interesting tours to the city and its nightlife. Therefore, it was really easy for me because I was travelling alone."

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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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86.7%

Overall Rating

1362 out of 1508 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI NYC Hostel'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
86.4%
Value
82.4%
Safety
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Teaching out between guests to make friendships

Disliked: Slow and lack of elevators

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

18 August 2014

Liked: Decent condition

Disliked: Dorms too big so noisy Long queues for showers Cold water showers on several occasions Have to pay for luggage storage Not that central and metro works meant you often had to get off at the previous stop and walk several blocks to get to the hostel - not great after a late night out

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

Anterio Sinanan

Alone

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

10 August 2014 Anterio would recommend this property

Liked: The Property was excellent in everthing.

Disliked: Anterio left no negative feedback.

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

Lauren Reade

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2014 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I have stayed in as a solo female traveller. Great location in the Upper West side, easy to commute around the city, very clean facilities, felt very safe around here. The staff were very helpful, there are a lot of amenities for any scenario (food available, lounging rooms, pub crawls, comedy nights) and if you're simply there to sleep, it's great for that too.

Disliked: Lauren left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Organized in a professional way

Disliked: -

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

27 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The vibe.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

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

Hannah Carter

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2014 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Great location ! Everything is pretty close. A lot safer than another place I stayed on the east side. I felt safe walking around at night. For a female I think that's a pretty big deal. The Deli right across the street are super friendly too.

Disliked: Nothing !

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: All the different rooms to hang out in

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

11 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: super friendly, met a lot of people

Disliked: so hard to go to using the subway for people that are not new yorkers.

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

Vivian Huang

With friends / other travellers

City break

28 March 2014 Vivian would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location and quite helpful staff.

Disliked: Had to change rooms during my 2 night stay even though I had booked more than a week in advance and was only notified upon arrival that I had to check out the next day at 11am sharp then check back in 5 hours later at 4pm. That was annoying. But they staff were understanding and gave free breakfast, would have rather just got a continuous room/bed though!

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

tamara evans

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2014 tamara would recommend this property

Liked: 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 relax in a quiet environment. The facility has great event options too! Free jazz, group activities... Full service cafe, kitchen... It was a great stay!

Disliked: Maybe more than one towel would have been nice, other than that all was great!

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location with the subway only a block away. Really nice staff, clean rooms, good food on hand to purchase, everything you could want from a hostel.

Disliked: nothing

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Jascha Link

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 March 2014 Jascha would recommend this property

Liked: ...

Disliked: ...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice helpful staff and great location, the subway is just one block away and the area is nice. Big confortable rooms, awsome commun areas and a lot of activities are proposed to the guests.

Disliked: Expensive internet acces if you have no tablet/smartphone and quite cold showers.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was great.

Disliked: It's expensive considering that its shared lodging. But it is quite good.

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

JORGE CURO

Alone

Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

22 January 2014 JORGE would recommend this property

Liked: the location it self (close to the train lines), and the great atmosphere in between the travelers and the helpfulness of the staff.

Disliked: the cleaning, I was there almost 10 days and only once they change the sheets and towel (only because I ask for that), the internet service was ok the first two days but later was really slow.

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

Eugenio Castanho Ozi Júnior

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 January 2014 Eugenio Castanho would recommend this property

Liked: I loved to be in Hostelling International NY. They are amazing. When you visit New York, book your hostel reservation at Hostelling International NY. It´s the best hostel in New York.

Disliked: Eugenio Castanho left no negative feedback.

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

Veronica Augusto

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2014 Veronica would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the common area, the central heating, cleanliness, kindness of the people in the cafeteria, the food in the cafeteria.

Disliked: Very slow wi fi.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

12 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a lot of facilities, and proper one.

Disliked: girls - boys on different floor. no drinking in hostel. no shelv near bed.

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