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International Student Center

38 West 88th Street Manhattan NY 10024

Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Common Room

Important Information

We are a historically significant youth hostel in New York City with a unique character to who we are. We celebrate the diversity of young people from all traditions and cultures and we genuinely care about your travel and cultural experiences when you visit this amazing city called New York! Welcome Home!

Our rules and guidelines at the youth hostel are in place to ensure the safety and convenience of all our guests, besides our responsibility to follow NYC building and fire safety regulations. Please make sure that you understand the rules and guidelines for staying here at our youth hostel before making your reservation. Please do not make a reservation without first carefully reading the description, because making a reservation online indicates that you have read and accepted to abide by the rules of our youth hostel. Thank you!

Age Restriction: As an International Student Center youth hostel guests must be between ages of 18 and 35 yrs.

Office hours: 8am-11pm
Check In: 3pm-10pm. Late check-in is available until 10pm but we DO NOT check in past 11 PM. If you arrive to check-in after 11pm you will be unable to enter in the building as the office closed at 11pm.
**If your plane lands past 8 PM or your bus/train gets into NYC past 9 PM, you will likely not make it to our youth hostel before the time we close the office at 11pm. Please review your arrival time before you make your reservation.

Baggage Restrictions: Please note that we only allow small backpack size bags upstairs in the dormitory rooms because of space constraints. ALL suitcases (including carry-on's with wheels) must be left in the office luggage storage area. Bags with wheels, regardless of size, must be left in the office. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!

We offer free linen (sheets/blankets). Guests must bring their own towels.

Duration of stay:
14 nights (in any 44 day period) depending on availability. However,from June 1 through September only a maximum of 7 nights. Advance reservations for more than 7 nights June-Sept and 14 nights Oct-May will not be accepted!

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Welcome to the International Student Center youth hostel.

Located in Manhattan, in a beautiful and safe neighborhood of the Upper West Side, 1/2 block from Central Park and the subway, we serve young people and students (between the ages of 18 and 35) traveling through New York City.

JULY SPECIAL: Monday-Tuesday, July 18-19 we are offering a reduced price of $40 per night! Extend your weekend at ISC!

*~* We are a youth hostel! You must be between the ages of 18-35 to make a reservation.*~*

As a non-profit educational organization, we do not charge extra taxes or fees on our listed bed prices.

The youth hostel offers 40 beds in dormitory style (bunk beds) accommodation, both single sex and co-ed rooms.

Office Hours: 8am-11pm

Check-In: 3pm-10pm.

If you are arriving into NYC after 10pm you will be unable to enter the building and check-in because the office closes at 11pm. If your flight is delayed, please call ahead.

Please note: If you do not show up for your reservation, you will be charged for your first night of stay !!!

Check-Out Time:10am

Students, non-students, and US residents (between the ages of 18 and 35; but not residents of NYC) accepted.

Note: a valid original passport/U.S. driver's license is needed to check-in. We do not accept college IDs or photocopies.

Guest Facilities Include . . .

WiFi free for all guests

Full kitchen with stove, microwave, fridges; lounge with TV/DVD.

Please note that only small backpacks and tote bags are allowed upstairs in the dorm rooms. Suitcases and travel backpacks must be left in the office due to NYC fire safety regulations. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!

We offer free linen (sheets/blankets). Guests must bring their own towels.

We have A.C. units in each dorm room!

There is no curfew. You will be given a key ($10 cash deposit, refunded upon checkout) so you can come and go as you please!

We do close the rooms for cleaning from 12pm-3pm and require all guests to leave their dormitory bedrooms.

There are no lockers in most bedrooms. Some are located downstairs in the common lounge area. A safe is available for any documents or electronic items you wish to leave in a safe place at the reception. We DO NOT offer storage for Bicycles!

We are located in an old brownstone building. We do not have an elevator. The guest rooms are located on the upper floors.

Cancellation Policies: All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance. Any cancellations made less than 48 hours of the arrival date will be charged for the first night. No shows will be charged first night's rate and the remaining days of their reservation will be cancelled. Also, no same day refunds after check-in.

Duration of stay:

May - September: maximum stay of 7 nights.

October - April: maximum stay of 14 nights.

Advance reservations made for more than 7 nights between May-Sept or 14 nights Oct-April will not be accepted and will be canceled.

There must be 30 calendar days between every maximum length stay.

Payment: credit cards (Visa and MasterCard); and cash accepted.

Please note that the 10% or 12% reservation deposit you paid to Hostel World is not received by us here at the International Student Center youth hostel. That is your reservation fee to the Hostel World booking website.

Have a lovely trip to New York and we look forward to seeing you at our youth hostel soon!

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Important Information

We are a historically significant youth hostel in New York City with a unique character to who we are. We celebrate the diversity of young people from all traditions and cultures and we genuinely care about your travel and cultural experiences when you visit this amazing city called New York! Welcome Home!

Our rules and guidelines at the youth hostel are in place to ensure the safety and convenience of all our guests, besides our responsibility to follow NYC building and fire safety regulations. Please make sure that you understand the rules and guidelines for staying here at our youth hostel before making your reservation. Please do not make a reservation without first carefully reading the description, because making a reservation online indicates that you have read and accepted to abide by the rules of our youth hostel. Thank you!

Age Restriction: As an International Student Center youth hostel guests must be between ages of 18 and 35 yrs.

Office hours: 8am-11pm
Check In: 3pm-10pm. Late check-in is available until 10pm but we DO NOT check in past 11 PM. If you arrive to check-in after 11pm you will be unable to enter in the building as the office closed at 11pm.
**If your plane lands past 8 PM or your bus/train gets into NYC past 9 PM, you will likely not make it to our youth hostel before the time we close the office at 11pm. Please review your arrival time before you make your reservation.

Baggage Restrictions: Please note that we only allow small backpack size bags upstairs in the dormitory rooms because of space constraints. ALL suitcases (including carry-on's with wheels) must be left in the office luggage storage area. Bags with wheels, regardless of size, must be left in the office. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!

We offer free linen (sheets/blankets). Guests must bring their own towels.

Duration of stay:
14 nights (in any 44 day period) depending on availability. However,from June 1 through September only a maximum of 7 nights. Advance reservations for more than 7 nights June-Sept and 14 nights Oct-May will not be accepted!

Welcome to the International Student Center youth hostel.

Located in Manhattan, in a beautiful and safe neighborhood of the Upper West Side, 1/2 block from Central Park and the subway, we serve young people and students (between the ages of 18 and 35) traveling through New York City.

JULY SPECIAL: Monday-Tuesday, July 18-19 we are offering a reduced price of $40 per night! Extend your weekend at ISC!

*~* We are a youth hostel! You must be between the ages of 18-35 to make a reservation.*~*

As a non-profit educational organization, we do not charge extra taxes or fees on our listed bed prices.

The youth hostel offers 40 beds in dormitory style (bunk beds) accommodation, both single sex and co-ed rooms.

Office Hours: 8am-11pm

Check-In: 3pm-10pm.

If you are arriving into NYC after 10pm you will be unable to enter the building and check-in because the office closes at 11pm. If your flight is delayed, please call ahead.

Please note: If you do not show up for your reservation, you will be charged for your first night of stay !!!

Check-Out Time:10am

Students, non-students, and US residents (between the ages of 18 and 35; but not residents of NYC) accepted.

Note: a valid original passport/U.S. driver's license is needed to check-in. We do not accept college IDs or photocopies.

Guest Facilities Include . . .

WiFi free for all guests

Full kitchen with stove, microwave, fridges; lounge with TV/DVD.

Please note that only small backpacks and tote bags are allowed upstairs in the dorm rooms. Suitcases and travel backpacks must be left in the office due to NYC fire safety regulations. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!

We offer free linen (sheets/blankets). Guests must bring their own towels.

We have A.C. units in each dorm room!

There is no curfew. You will be given a key ($10 cash deposit, refunded upon checkout) so you can come and go as you please!

We do close the rooms for cleaning from 12pm-3pm and require all guests to leave their dormitory bedrooms.

There are no lockers in most bedrooms. Some are located downstairs in the common lounge area. A safe is available for any documents or electronic items you wish to leave in a safe place at the reception. We DO NOT offer storage for Bicycles!

We are located in an old brownstone building. We do not have an elevator. The guest rooms are located on the upper floors.

Cancellation Policies: All cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance. Any cancellations made less than 48 hours of the arrival date will be charged for the first night. No shows will be charged first night's rate and the remaining days of their reservation will be cancelled. Also, no same day refunds after check-in.

Duration of stay:

May - September: maximum stay of 7 nights.

October - April: maximum stay of 14 nights.

Advance reservations made for more than 7 nights between May-Sept or 14 nights Oct-April will not be accepted and will be canceled.

There must be 30 calendar days between every maximum length stay.

Payment: credit cards (Visa and MasterCard); and cash accepted.

Please note that the 10% or 12% reservation deposit you paid to Hostel World is not received by us here at the International Student Center youth hostel. That is your reservation fee to the Hostel World booking website.

Have a lovely trip to New York and we look forward to seeing you at our youth hostel soon!

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Absolutely amazing. Love the common lounge where you can cook your food, watch TV, stay on the comfortable sofa and meet interesting people.

If I would go NYC again, I would definitely go this place again.

Cheap and valuable.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

Overall it was a wonderful experience. The service was excellent and the other hostelers were extremely nice and easy to get along with. We meet some amazing people during our week stay. The 86th street subway was right by the hostel, making it easy to get anywhere. On a negative side, we had to share the restroom with 9 other people, making it kind of complicated, and we were not allowed to bring our bags up to the room, which also made things a little difficult. All and all, we would go back, cheap and comfortable.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The location is great.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
3

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Hotel Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi

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