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Upper West Side, New York
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  • Renaud L.
    "Try the pub crawl with Tim! Great experience ;)"(3 Tips)
    Sophia Z.
    "Really nice place, very clean and the common areas are nice!"(21 Tips)
    Dogus S.
    "... rooms and restrooms. Good services"(8 Tips)
    Agatha K.
    "make sure you don't miss the guided tours."(6 Tips)
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  • José C.
    José CortésSeptember 21, 2014
    Probably the best hostel in NY. Rooms and bathrooms are clean, breakfast is great, Wifi connection works and you get first class service. Tips: get a map from the information desk.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Estefania H.
    Estefania HDecember 23, 2016
    One of the most expensive hostels I have been to from HI, but of course, Manhattan is expensive so it's great. You can't beat the place: it's really awesome, comfortable, good breakfasts + location!
  • Regi C.
    Regi CMay 29
    Been here 10+ times
    Very big hostel. Good location. Lot of common areas and activities. Kitchen not that good for me, fridges messy of bags. And there are so many people that need more cleaning. Very kind people
    Upvoted May 29
  • WeHostels
    WeHostelsSeptember 6, 2013
    Super awesome hostel. Go in the summer and take advantage of their out door space. Lots of cool events: comedy, pub crawls, club night, live music. Some events are even sponsored by us (plug plug). Read more
  • Ethar E.
    Ethar El-KatatneyApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing. I was expecting some dismal cheap moldy hostel, and was totally impressed by this place. Bathrooms were spotless, rooms were cosy, and entire vibe of hostel is young and cool.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PiazzaSeptember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stayed here while looking for an apartment (used the awesome WeHostels app to book, http://whs.tl/165bA0n). Great hostel in a cool historical building. Fun atmosphere & great staff (say hello to Ari).
  • SKYWALKERS53 .
    is the best hostel I've ever stay,very clean,the beds are good ,the toilets are very clean,its Nice for have a proper shower,the Staffs are nice,one of then is Brazilian that speaks many languages.
  • Mr. Spotlight
    Mr. SpotlightOctober 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A nice and affordable place to stay in NYC. It welcomes all age ranges from teens to adults and even families. A great place to meet up with travelers and make new friends.
  • Hostelling International
    MOMA (free Friday nights from 4-8), the Bronx Zoo (Wednesday is pay what you wish), the MET museum and the Cloisters(are suggested donation),and the Aquarium is (donation on Friday's from 3-4:30) Five
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BautistaDecember 5, 2013
    Exceeds expectations! Cleans beds, sparkling clean&modern communal bathrooms! The only thing u need to bring is a padlock and yourself... cheap rate comes w/ towels, linen, shoap, blowdry, iron, etc!
  • Elizabeth A.
    Elizabeth AldrichAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great hostel for a great deal! Especially if you're traveling alone; they organize tonsss of fun trips like tours and pub crawls that make it easy to meet people from all over the world.
  • Alex L.
    Alex Lazo VasquezJanuary 11, 2015
    Great price for being NYC. Its in a very centric area with metro just 1 block away. Tip: the elevator is slow, press the close door botton for a quicker ride, or better take the stairs!
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorJuly 6, 2013
    They market it as on the UpperWestSide. don't fall for it! Still, it's like having a mall inside a building. a cafe, pool table, wifi area, tv lounge and communal showers. does attract sexy travelers.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SwiontekMarch 16, 2012
    Loved it. For a college student looking to meet people and get a deal, this was perfect. Great activities, location. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
  • Alan R.
    Alan RuberJanuary 8, 2012
    U$S49 rooms come with breakfast. Clean, good fun, cheap.. One of the best places to stay in NYC, very close to the subway and Central Park!
  • Ivana D.
    Ivana DantasFebruary 7, 2013
    Take the walking tour.. You wont regret it! ;) but be prepared to walk a lot! Use the most comfortable shoes that u have! Have fun!
  • Luiz C.
    Luiz CostaJuly 23, 2012
    One of the best hostel i have been ... thanks Larrisa for the central park tour, also Jery for the tour. This hostel is awesome......
  • Bradley S.
    Bradley SacksJanuary 4, 2013
    At first the hostel seems nice but be warned it is pricey I paid $59 a night and it is in a dodgy area with a VERY high crime rate. Make sure to lock your valuables in the locker $5 for 24 hours
  • Kaela T.
    Kaela TurnerJune 10, 2012
    Great 4a few days but not good4 restin Should age groupin 4rooms got stuck wit 5ladies@40(glared at us 4coming in@12)People r nice but if ur plan isn't2meet new people find a cheaper place.
  • Steffanie R.
    I like it a lot, if you are traveling alone or with some friends you will enjoy it, super clean and good for know people for other countries.
  • Samuel O.
    Samuel OsorioApril 14, 2012
    It's a really good place to stay, first of all it's clean, then they are very nice if you need help, great activities, nice location!!!
  • Vivian S.
    Vivian SchraiberSeptember 12, 2015
    I don't recommend it. I made a reservation for a 6bed female and when I arrived they didn't have any bed for me. I stayed in a mixed room. The hostel is all in carpet, which makes it smells bad.
  • Mazen S.
    Mazen SeddickJanuary 13, 2014
    Best hostel I've been to so far! Clean and it's close to the subway station as well! Very convenient!
  • Tiago B.
    Tiago BarbieratoApril 12, 2016
    Awesome! Clean, cheap, well situated. Good and cheap food for NY, nice bathroom. Definitely recommended!
  • Agatha K.
    Agatha KOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    make sure you don't miss the guided tours. i speacilly recommend the one on sunday mornings through harlem neighborhood.
  • Ivana C.
    Ivana CMSDecember 25, 2015
    Very good location, clean and well equipped! One of the best hostels I've ever stayed!
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas StoutJanuary 8, 2012
    HI has sweet bonuses--They take you out to a cool club on Saturday night and save you the cover charge--remember to dress well & bring your ID or you won't get in.
  • Magali
    MagaliJune 15, 2013
    Excelent hostel, staffs are very friendly and attentive! Clean and confortable. Bathroom spacious
  • Gaston M.
    Gaston MOctober 19, 2011
    Best place to stay in NYC, just that. Come and see, you won't believe it. And Internet works great now at hi-speed.
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas StoutJanuary 8, 2012
    If you get the membership, and make your reservation on-line they give you a free day--at least that's what the front desk girl told me the other day.
  • Don B.
    Don BadshaJuly 7, 2016
    Everything is good and most important close to downtown! Worth the money
  • Paulo Roberto S.
    Amazing Hostel. Cheaper and people from all world. Every Fridays there is a happy hour!
  • José Antonio M.
    Clean, comfortable, great location near a subway station! Recommend!
  • Luan D.
    Luan DiasDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best hostel ever. Everyone is kind! Great atmosphere!!! Love it!
  • Kenneth C.
    Kenneth CorrêaAugust 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best room, towels and people in town. Slow but free internet! Enjoy the upper lounge, and in summer, the patio!
  • Laurens H.
    Laurens H.April 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I think the building is made of carton. When someone walks in the room it feels as an earthquake. Good hostel though.
  • Nigel R.
    Nigel ROctober 23, 2010
    Didn't find the hostellers in here all that friendly as in other hostels, although the activities put on were good. Seems commonplace to have booking errors (affected me and a couple others I spoke to
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo CruzMay 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Grand Tour. Only 10 dollars for 14 hours thru the city. Prepare to walk a lot.
  • Sophia Z.
    Sophia ZikanovaOctober 19, 2014
    Really nice place, very clean and the common areas are nice!
  • Simone P.
    Simone P.May 12, 2016
    Nice hostel, good position & friendly staff... :)
  • Nadine B.
    Nadine BiegSeptember 18, 2016
    The little café downstairs is quite nice and the food yummy.
  • Veronica C.
    Veronica CNovember 26, 2012
    Clean, hot water, near subway. I totally recommend it!
  • Ari J.
    Ari JosephDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to say hi to Ari, the Community Engagement Manager for HI New York. I hear he gives out cookies ;)
  • Jemima S.
    Jemima SimplícioNovember 12, 2011
    Very Good! Clean, confortabel and cheap! I loved it!
  • Yoav G.
    Yoav GalNovember 7, 2010
    Clean, friendly, cheap, well organized. If only checkin was before 4pm it was perfect
  • Jorge R.
    Very clean, organized, good activities. But terrible Internet conection, very bad A/C managment (wet air in the nights for example), and no hot water on some showers in the morning... Resolve this! :)
  • Hostelling International USA
    Check out the regular comedy nights in the theater room to hear budding NYC comics try out fresh material
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo CruzMay 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy food and use the kitchen on the basement. Best money saver.
  • Elsa A.
    Elsa AndersonOctober 13, 2011
    Super clean and cheap. Bring your own lock and be prepared for hard mattresses.
  • penguin
    penguinFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Theres no continental breakfast here. They dont even have free coffee! Hostels in europe are better. But friendly staff though
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas MacedoMay 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Rule number one to stay in hostels: If you snore .. DON'T STAY IN HOSTELS!!
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BogueJanuary 2, 2014
    Great place to lay your head for the evening in the UWS.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PerezMarch 29, 2012
    Get to know your fellow hostelers! Everyone has a cool story
  • Michael G.
    Michael GiguereOctober 1, 2010
    For godsake, let the conditioned air run overnight and put a blanket on you if you freeze. Hot in this hostel is a wet air you can't even breath!
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WoodOctober 21, 2012
    Great cafeteria great food and drinks
  • Hector B.
    Hector BonillaSeptember 3, 2012
    Remember to check out the events on the wall and sign up.. Always fun.. ;)
  • Varina L.
    Varina LOctober 26, 2011
    Rooms are musky and smell of lack of ventilation, staff okay, should categorize us by what age group we are, seriously upset with the smell of the room also get rid of the carpeting
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas StoutJanuary 8, 2012
    They advertise a free breakfast, but it only comes with the more expensive rooms--for which I felt mid-led and unhappy.
  • Don B.
    Don BadshaJuly 9, 2016
    Everything is good
  • Maggie T.
    Maggie ThistletonMarch 29, 2012
    Great, cheap breakfast. And the best hostel bathrooms.
  • Dogus S.
    Dogus SelenSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Clean rooms and restrooms. Good services
  • Wendy L.
    Wendy LagringSeptember 29, 2013
    Great Hostel!! Got nothing more to say :).
  • Ale S.
    The place its clean but the the rooms have too much beds it's insane, I couldn't sleep at all, and the ppl in the room OMG! They don't know what is a shower! Not going back
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BautistaDecember 5, 2013
    Oh and free wifi!! Plus amazing people!!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KimNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for another blanket (or two) at night - it gets cold!
  • Gorkem
    GorkemSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't put your room card between your credit card or magnetic things. i took my 3rd card!
  • Kaela T.
    Kaela TurnerJune 10, 2012
    Also a check in b4 4 pm would b nice or @ least advertise dat u hav 24hr lockers down stairs for 5$.
  • Samuel O.
    Samuel OsorioApril 14, 2012
    Don't stay here if you only want to rest, if you want to rest go to a hotel I would suggest the Ritz, NYC its a city to explore don't stay sleeping all day!!!
  • Caio F.
    Caio FelipeJuly 8, 2013
    Nice to meet friends, I liked a lot this hostel!!!
  • Vivian S.
    Vivian SchraiberSeptember 12, 2015
    The bathrooms are just 1 for an entire floor. Or even less now that they are reparing.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GiguereOctober 1, 2010
    Internet is tricky but when you connect several times in line it's perfect!
  • Doğukan E.
    Doğukan ErdemJuly 25, 2013
    The breakfasts are so poor u will be hungry and rooms are so small..
  • Saket J.
    Saket JainSeptember 5, 2011
    Beware of the horny bunnies humping all night if you are staying in a shared room
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.October 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I did get the special offer, but the postcard looked like something they would give out for free anyway.. Nothing special about it. Nice people here though, but a little unorganized.
  • Juan L.
    Juan LlodraOctober 20, 2011
    The 49$ room comes.with continental breakfast :-)
  • Gabriela T.
    Gabriela TeixeiraDecember 19, 2012
    best place to stay in nyc.. ever.
  • Randall
    RandallJune 25, 2013
    Get 5% off the standard rate online using code CTM2013
  • Slobodan K.
    Slobodan KunstJune 6, 2014
    Ask around to know what's going on!
  • Vladimir M.
    Vladimir MolinaSeptember 19, 2011
    Probably the best hostel I've been to.
  • Renaud L.
    Renaud LucasMay 9, 2012
    Try the pub crawl with Tim! Great experience ;)
  • Ecem A.
    Ecem AksoySeptember 14, 2011
    The special offer is not available its a big lie!!!!!!
  • Slobodan K.
    Slobodan KunstJune 6, 2014
    Try to use all you can get from this place! It's pretty awesome
  • Ricardo C.
    Ricardo CoelhoJanuary 13, 2013
    Nice placê to stay in NYC
  • Yoerik G.
    Yoerik GiertsAugust 21, 2016
    Watch out that they don't charge you too much I had to pay $200 instead of $121
  • James B.
    James BaileySeptember 28, 2016
    The price #the people
  • Tatiana N.
    Tatiana NahuzMay 13, 2013
    Very good hostel.
  • Ivana D.
    Ivana DantasJanuary 6, 2012
    Best place to stay in NYC
  • Luciano G.
    Luciano GallagherOctober 30, 2015
    5 stars hostel!
  • Annie G.
    Annie GrimaldoApril 18, 2016
    Just perfect!
  • Mauricio M.
    Mauricio MartinsJune 11, 2015
    I could live in here forever
  • Ozge Y.
    Ozge YJanuary 2, 2015
    Wi-fi is terrible, beds not comfortable, could not sleep with the sound from the AC.
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithMarch 10, 2010
    Lovely new bathrooms but don't forget some flip flops for the shower.
  • Lucas .
    Lucas 🌊September 16, 2014
    Slowest elevator in the whole of New York
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PDecember 9, 2011
    Tripfilms holiday film festival!
  • Damaris O.
    Damaris ODecember 20, 2011
    Appreciative cookie giving
  • Kenneth D.
    Kenneth De RoozeApril 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Slowest elevator in the universe
  • Assa H.
    Assa HansenFebruary 18, 2012
    Do NOT stay here, no rules what so ever. If you want to sleep and rest, find another place
  • Germán S.
    Germán SanchezOctober 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    No es barato, pero es el mejor hostel al que puedes ir. Buen wifi, muchas y buenas actividades, cocina completa y hasta un bar interno donde se puede comprar bebidas y comidas. Politica de no alcohol
  • Andrea B.
    Excelente hostal para todo tipo de personas (familias, adultos, jovenes y niños). Hacen tours gratis y otros muy baratos todos los dias, el lugar es simplemente perfecto!
  • Naid T.
    Naid TagliaferroJuly 8, 2016
    Es mi hostel preferido, 5 🌟 a la limpieza, baños que invitan a ducharse, las camas no son Wow, la cocina es súper, los tours están buenos, la gente que trabaja ahí es muy amable y servicial. Love it
  • Ranna A.
    Ranna AllenOctober 4, 2014
    Recomendo! Limpo, organizado. Boas programações de lazer para integração dos hóspedes. Tem uma lanchonete maravilhosa e completa com preço bom. O wifi funcionou muito bem no meu quarto.
  • Anna
    AnnaFebruary 13, 2016
    Чисто, дешево, удобно.Комнаты часто наполовину пустуют. Отличные завтраки за 5$,на ресепшене простите талоны на них и замок для ящика, а также нижнюю кровать. Сходите на местные мероприятия-весело!
  • Ana L.
    Ana LedezmaSeptember 27, 2015
    Llevo 3 noches y la verdad es que para ser un hostal ha sido de los mejore que he visitado ! Lo bueno agua caliente, te dan toallas y sabanas limpias y bien organizado, remodelado. Malo las camas.
  • Marcio F.
    Marcio FiocchiAugust 20, 2014
    ótimo Hostel, custo x beneficio muito bom apesar de não ter cafe incluído. Possui controle eletrônico de acesso e o staff está sempre apto a ajudar ou dar dicas.
  • Михаил Г.
    Все очень круто, чисто, по утрам каждый лень бесплатные экскурсии, работает круглосуточно и кафешка тоже. 👍🏼
  • Alejandro C.
    Alejandro CerónAugust 8, 2014
    Muy buen servicio lastima lo costoso, pero es la mejor opción en manhattan, limpio amplio buen internet, falta un poco en ayuda en recepción para guiar al turista
  • Anderson F.
    Anderson F.March 27, 2015
    Ótimo hostel, pertinho da estação de metrô 103º st, ótima estrutura de quarto, todo acarpetado. Os banheiros, apesar de compartilhados, possuem vários chuveiros e sanitários.
  • Bruno H.
    Bruno HervéOctober 4, 2013
    O hostel é muito bom!! O Grand tour do Jerry é muito bom pra conhecer alguns dos diversos pontos turísticos da cidade.
  • Fernando G.
    Fernando GondimOctober 12, 2014
    Tudo é excelente! Segurança, conforto, localização, etc. Muito show mesmo...
  • Anderson P.
    Anderson PinheiroJanuary 21, 2015
    Faça você mmesmo sua janta, só comprar os igredientes na loja que fIca em frente ao Hostel e utilizar a cozinha que eh o máximo, toda equipada e você economia um monte
  • Nattacha C.
    Nattacha CerdaAugust 28, 2014
    Limpio, gente amable, ordenado, al lado de la estación de metro, lo recomiendo 100%, internet un poco lento a veces al igual que el ascensor...
  • Mónica R.
    El lugar es bonito, limpio y bien ubicado. Un poco costoso, pero vale la pena. Si falta mejorar la atención en la recepción y que por lo menos hablen otro idioma diferente al inglés.
  • Claire M.
    Claire MorlonDecember 1, 2015
    🇬🇧 Probably one of the best value for money in Manhattan. 🇫🇷 Probablement le meilleur rapport qualité prix pour se loger sur Manhattan!
  • Valeria Z.
    Valeria ZolotorevaAugust 6, 2015
    Хороший хостел. Комнаты и душевые постоянно убирают. На территории приятное кафе. Каждый вечер развлекательная программа
  • Loliz G.
    Muy limpio y el personal muy amable. Muy bien ubicado a una cuadra del metro. Totalmente recomendable.
  • Evgeniya S.
    Evgeniya StifonovaJuly 25, 2012
    Можно купить клубную карту за 20$ на год и получить одну бесплатную ночь в подарок, и скидку за каждые сутки около 10$.
  • Akemi M.
    Akemi MatsuyamaSeptember 16, 2013
    Vale a pena! Faça os tours do pub craw! E faça o tour para o Central Park e para a estatua!
  • Oralia .
    Oralia 💖September 5, 2014
    Excelente ambiente conoces personas de todas partes todo muy limpio y ordenado una experiencia inolvidable
  • Nelson A.
    Muy cerca del metro y del central park. Buenos desayunos y grato ambiente. Las camas son un poco duras y ruidosas.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MugfordNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Muy limpio y tranquilo, altamente recomendable!!! Quiet and clean... I really recomended!!!
  • Araiz A.
    Araiz ArriolaMay 26, 2015
    Barato y enorme. Con los cupones que compras en recepción tienes un muy buen desayuno por 4usd 👌🏼
  • Laura A.
    Laura ArisquetaSeptember 7, 2014
    Excelente hostel y de los más económicos de NY.
  • Arturo L.
    Arturo LunaAugust 7, 2014
    Un gran lugar para alojarse en la Gran Manzana!
  • Hugol B.
    Hugol BarrosMarch 24, 2013
    Melhor albergue de New york é o metro 103 super próximo..
  • Hostel T.
    Hostel TimesFebruary 8, 2013
    http://www.hosteltimes.com/En/HostelFinder/En_HostelDetail.asp?HIdx=579&LangCode=1&CityCode=84&ampCurr=1
  • Julyane L.
    Julyane LimaOctober 19, 2016
    Preço justo e tudo bem ajeitadinho. Gostei. 😊
  • Roberta B.
    Roberta BrevesAugust 19, 2016
    O melhor Hostel que já vi na vida.
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