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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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Group of 15 or more traveling to New York City?

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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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Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
88.8%
Value
88.8%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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

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.