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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.

Group booking?

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
88.0%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ricardo Gontijo Fernandes

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2012 Ricardo would recommend this property

Liked: Everything brand-new.

Disliked: Ricardo left no negative feedback.

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

Björn Baumgart

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 March 2012 Björn would recommend this property

Liked: awesome place had a great time

Disliked: Björn left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

29 March 2012

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful. also the subway connection was very close, so no problem to get to downtown.

Disliked: it was very noisy, but i guess that's normal for hostels

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

Matthew Garraghan

Alone

City break

29 March 2012 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, lots of space, good communal areas, many services provided

Disliked: Nothing in particular - was overall very satisfied

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

Andrew Wallis

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 March 2012 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: It is very close to the Metro and the area seems nice. The bathrooms are VERY clean and the water was hot every time. The kitchen is spacious and clean, and the staff go out of their way to make sure you fit in and meet people. They have maps and books available for your use and fantastic WiFi free of charge.

Disliked: The rooms are very poorly ventilated and therefore become very hot and clammy.

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

Akane Obata

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

25 March 2012 Akane would recommend this property

Liked: welcome party was great!

Disliked: I couldn't use shower one day because of failure of the boiler.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staffs were kind, and it was nice idea that they have events for people getting together!

Disliked: One of the water outlets in shower room was in bad condition.

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

Siayng Zhang

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 March 2012 Siayng would recommend this property

Liked: value for money

Disliked: so many people using bathroom

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the atmosphere and the location, being a little outside the center and its rush and noise, but still so close to it. What I really appreciated was the welcome party, it was perfect to get to know people, especially if you're travelling by yourself.

Disliked: They turned our female dorm into a mixed dorm for one night, because they didn't have any room left for some boys. It was ok for one night, but it wasn't what I booked and expected... They asked us, if it was ok with us and I am sure, they would have found another solution if someone might have had a problem with it.

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

Bianco Santana

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2012 Bianco would recommend this property

Liked: The Staff is really friendly and helpfull, the stand-up comedies and live music.

Disliked: Bianco left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Julie Geanakakis

Alone

Business / conference

12 March 2012 Julie would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the design of the various rooms for congregating, the locker and storage facilities, the cleanliness and convenience of the public restroom as well as the kitchen and bath/shower rooms, the location of the snack bar and the helpful and knowledgeable front desk staff!

Disliked: It is a bit far from the subway to walk (my fault for not wearing sensible shoes in NY) and there is only one elevator. I would add a few more live food or soup selections to the snack bar menu but I realize that space is at a premium in that area.

The property's response is...

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

Werachai Supataravanich

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 March 2012 Werachai would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: No breakfast. No alcohol in a hostel???

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

02 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, central, good lockers in the rooms, good staff, good cafe

Disliked: Room was a bit cold. I had the feeling my bed was not made with fresh sheets and it looks like other which had checked in early had the same problem. Expensive storage for luggage for 5$ per day, no credit card for this at the machine.

The property's response is...

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

Jaime Cornivelli

Alone

Business / conference

26 February 2012 Jaime would recommend this property

Liked: A nice enviromment with a wonderful kitchen facilities...

Disliked: I would recommend the HI NY but certainly would ask my friends to wacth out for mice on the rooms! A very disgusting situation that was reported to the staff who recognized such problem without providing real solutions...

The property's response is...

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

paul teahan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2012 paul would recommend this property

Liked: This is a very well kept hostel. It is very clean an of good quality compared to many I have stayed in

Disliked: paul left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bathrooms are big an clean.

Disliked: You can listen everything that happens outside the rooms at night, even if people outside is not being too loud. And I don't like that breakfast is not included in the price.

The property's response is...

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

matt davies

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 February 2012 matt would recommend this property

Liked: clean dorms with plenty of space and big lockers(bring your own lock), lots of bathrooms and showers on each floor usually dnt have to wait, great vibe and atmoshpere, big social areas like couches and even a free pool table making it very easy to meet and socialise with other travellers, fun comedy shows and pub crawls most nights, had an amazing time would deffinately recommend to anyone! subway is super easy to get everywhere only a couple of minutes to get right into action of time square, 5th ave etc, :) have fun in NY!

Disliked: matt left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Sharon Thynne

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 February 2012 Sharon would recommend this property

Liked: The organised tours on offer are a great option. Loved New York

Disliked: Sharon left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was excellent!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

MANDY OKEEFE

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2012 MANDY would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, great facilities, great beds!

Disliked: nothing - everything was great.

The property's response is...

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

Beth Pinches

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2012 Beth would recommend this property

Liked: I was travelling alone so it was nice to know that there were organised tours and things I could join in with if I got tired of my own company! I just did the sunday night pub crawl which was intimite but lots of fun :0) Also having 24 hour access was really important in a city like new york and being in a fairly safe neighbourhood so near a subway was a godsend.

Disliked: It was a very cold weekend and I got a little bit chilly in the early hours of the morning and the room smelt like feet... but I think that's just a peril you have to face when hostelling anyhow!

The property's response is...

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

LEI DONG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2012 LEI would recommend this property

Liked: the friendly atmosphere

Disliked: LEI left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

28.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Jeff Clark

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2012 Jeff would recommend this property

Liked: Nightly events if you care to stay in. Very clean! Staff is professional.

Disliked: It is in a great safe area, but it takes a bit of time to get down town. This is very minor b/c you wold be using the subway anywhere you stayed. Times square takes about 10 mins once on the train.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The very clean bathrooms and all the facilities

Disliked: The elevator was way too slow

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

11 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Accessible, felt safe and comfortable, and quite clean!

Disliked: A bit out of the way? And no free breakfast!

The property's response is...