An affordable and always inviting welcome to the greatest city in the world!
Located in a historic castle-like building minutes from Central Park and Times Square, Hostelling International-New York provides unmatched value in accommodations and facilities catering to individual and group travelers seeking the best communal stay experience in New York City.
HI-New York's modern amenities include more than two floors of common room space for socializing, five banquet rooms for meetings and events and a 36-burner kitchen available for guest use, and of course free wifi. We also house Manhattan's largest private outdoor patio, available for impromptu soccer games or trainings and orientations.
Our 24-hour Welcome and Information desk is always there to help with any questions. In addition, guests can get information on what to visit in the city and how to get there safely and securely. Or if this is your first time visiting New York, our daily guided tours and activities provide a friendly and accessible introduction to everything New York has to offer, from gospel concerts in Harlem to naked cowboys in Times Square!
From New Year’s Eve through the summer to Thanksgiving and Christmas we have all special events covered. Not to mention free activities every night. After mingling with other hostlers, a tour lead group embarks on a pub crawl around NYC. If you can’t make the pub crawl then you can join our nightclubbing events on Friday and Saturday nights. Four to five nights a week we have comedy, improv, and variety shows in the theater room at our hostel. If that’s not enough, you can take Jerry’s Grand Tour, a 12+ hour tour of NYC, on Saturdays from 10am and Tuesdays at 11am. Finally, our volunteer-led outings to the Macy’s firework show July 4th, Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, and Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop have been a great tour tradition at Hostelling International for year!. To sign up for these and many other tours and activities, visit our information desk.
After a full day of exploring New York, spend your evenings socializing at our outdoor patio in Manhattan's largest privately owned Green space. If you have seen the entire city and want to stay in, our large, cozy in-house theater offers a perfect opportunity to rest up and reinvigorate for the coming days. Our free billiards table and great common spaces are great spots to meet fellow hostellers while spending time relaxing. The lounge and game rooms are open 24/7.
We have a huge common kitchen and newly renovated bathrooms and showers, with free linen and towels. Each room has individual heat/air conditioning. You can use private lockers just bring your own lock. There’s an also on-site coin-operated laundry facility, snacks and drinks available 24/7, free Wi-Fi and an Internet room with public computers.
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: 4pm. We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation.
***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.
The maximum stay for any guest is 14 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.
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I don't like the fact that the hostel lies in the Harlem but the zone is actually very secure and there is a metro station one block away. Everyone was very nice and in general I had a very good experience. My sheets nonetheless were the exception, they gave me used ones. But for the price and the experience I will recommend this hostel to everyone.
.... Stay in the international hostel was quite a new experience that I had never been in this type of accommodation and I have to say it was a good decision both by price, location, cleanliness and environment it .... I recommend to all young and not so young
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friendly staff, they are very good and welling to help in any way; tips, directions, tours, the locations its good,and the transportation connections are excellent, cleanliness is something that should improve, even thought is a clean place the rooms are not, in general is a good place to stay
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Nice Place, very close to the subway.
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