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International Student Center

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.

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage

Entertainment

  • Board Games

General

  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV

About International Student Center

Welcome to the International Student Center youth hostel. Located in Manhattan, in the 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.

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

We have a weeknight room special for the nights of 7/7-7/10 & 7/14-7/17. $45/night per bed.

We are a non-profit organization, so 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 after 10pm you will be unable to enter the building and check-in.

If your flight is delayed, please call ahead.

!!! 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 (not from NYC) accepted.

Note: a valid passport is needed to check-in.

NOTE: We do not have wi-fi because we want to promote an environment of social interaction and city adventuring!

**Weekly Hostel Events**

Every Tuesday is pizza and game night in the hostel!

Every Thursday is jazz night! Come join us for a swinging night in Greenwich Village at the Fat Cat, one of New York's most popular jazz spots.

Guest Facilities Include . . .

Internet PC from 8am to 11pm $1/10min (please understand that we DO NOT HAVE WIFI); 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 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 only deposit, refunded upon checkout) so you can come and go as you please!

We do close the rooms for cleaning from 11 am-3pm and require all guests to leave their bedrooms.

When making reservations for more than 2 persons, please understand that you may be in different dormitories. We will try our best to accommodate guests traveling together in the same room.

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.

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 canceled. Also, no same day refunds after check-in.

Duration Of Stay:

June through September- there is a maximum stay of 7 nights.

October - May there is a maximum stay of 14 nights.

Advance reservations made for more than 7 nights between June-Sept or 14 nights Oct-May 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); traveler's checks and cash accepted.

The 12% deposit that is paid is applied per day per person to your reservation.

We look forward to seeing you at our youth hostel soon!

Important Information

Conditions

Our rules are in place for important reasons, please not that making a reservation means that you are willing to follow all of the hostel conditions. Do not make a reservation without first carefully reading the description. Thank you!


Age Restriction - As we are a 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 our staff only works until 11pm.
**If your plane lands past 8 PM or your bus/train gets in past 9 PM, you will likely not make it before the time we close the office and should book elsewhere for the first night of your stay in New York.

PLEASE NOTE that we only allow small bags upstairs in the rooms. ALL suitcases (including carry-on's with wheels) must be left in the office. 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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Location

38 West 88th Street Manhattan NY 10024

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Guest Reviews

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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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 79% for this property is based on ratings provided by 213 guests.

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