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Reviews of HI NYC Hostel New York Hostel

891 Amsterdam Avenue, NY 10025-4403, New York, USA

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 93%

Location 88%

Safety 92%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room 5.00USD

Important Information

Check-in: 4pm. We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation.
Booking must be cancelled by 6:00 pm the day prior. All reservations cancelled 1 day prior by 6:00 pm Eastern Standard time will not incur a penalty. We will asses a one night charge thereafter.
***Mixed or coed dormitories can only accommodate guests traveling together as mixed travel companions. Individual guests cannot be accommodated in mixed dormitory rooms.
All parties of this reservation are guaranteed a bed for the duration of the requested stay. We cannot guarantee that all parties will be in the same room or room type requested. Hi New York will work diligently in an attempt to place all parties associated with this reservation in the same room and accommodation type as requested at time of booking.

Please note that guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or chaperone. Guests under the age of 16 are not permitted to stay in the shared dormitories.
Non-members will be asked to pay a $3 non-membership fee per night.

HI New York will process a one night room charge for any reservations received for 8 or more beds. If we are unable to secure payment, we will cancel the reservation .
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.

The maximum stay for any guest is 20 days for each calendar year. We do not accommodate residents from within a 75-mile radius of the property.

Packages: For the security of all guests and team members. we do not accept any parcel/ packages that arrive for guest not currently checked in to our system. All such packages will be returned to sender(not signed for) and should be looked for at your originating location.

**Hostelling International New York is a 501c3 private organization geared toward creating educational opportunities; therefore we do not except local NYC residents as overnight guests.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to New York?

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Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 93%

Location 88%

Safety 92%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

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97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Liked: Very welcoming and friendly environment in a great location! The hostel is a great atmosphere will all the comforts of a nice apartment in the city (including a cafe!). I really appreciated having complimentary hair dryers in the women's restrooms, as well as the option for clean towels daily! As a single traveler, the hostel atmosphere provides great areas to meet fellow travelers in the different hangout/ lounge areas.

Disliked: NA

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Business / conference, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Really convenient, close to a subway stop. Huge kitchen whcih made it easy to cook. Enjoyable welcome evenings for guests which meant I met cool people.

Disliked: The very minor downside is that it is quite far uptown, so taking the subway is necessary. It is also very big, so if you are shy you might just stay in your bubble.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife

Liked: The guy who turned me away 18 mos ago for having an expired photo ID wasn't working the desk this time.

Disliked: Nothing - all good

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Awesome!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: Staff is very nice and helpful. Location is good--a very short distance to line 1 with restaurants and pubs around.

Disliked: I had to check out after the 3rd day and change room for the last day of my stay, which was very inconvenient. The number of toilets and showers is far from enough given the number of people they host. Speaking of which, one elevator is certainly not enough for a hostel of that size.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Great atmosphere, friendly staff, clean facilities. Also, the staff organized great events at night which made it easy to get to know fellow travellers.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great staff, Chris in particular on the night shift was a great guy. Good tours organised and easy to meet and get along with other guests.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The staff were very friendly, an there were lots of events going on and being advertised.

Disliked: There was no breakfast included (you could buy breakfast from the Deli in the Hostel), and having to pay for luggage to be stored after checkout.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: nearness to subway,arranges N.Y tours, for members, or something else EVERY dayfriendly, helpful staff

Disliked: A bit expensive for a hostel

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly staff, clean and safe.

Customer would recommend this property

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