Highbridge House is a more peaceful refuge from the busy city center, located about a 25 minute subway ride from Times Square near Washington Heights and the Columbia University medical center. The neighborhood around Highbridge House is known as one of the greenest areas in New York, and is largely Spanish speaking. The nearby Highbridge Park provides a great place to go for a walk or just relax on a nice day. And all the sights of Midtown Manhattan are only a subway ride away!
There are both dorm style rooms and private double rooms at Highbridge House, so you just need to choose how much of your own space you will need. The dorms come in two versions – mixed dorms with an en suite bathroom, or female-only dorms with a shared bathroom. The private bedrooms also use shared bathrooms. For students and interns at Columbia, there are weekly and monthly rates at Highbridge House, and the staff will even provide the kitchen equipment needed to make the basic Asian foods to people staying in the rooms with a kitchenette (for a fee, of course).
Some of the amenities you will find at Highbridge House are:
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- Free linens (towels available)
- Internet access
- Luggage storage
- Guest kitchen
- BBQ area
- No lockout
Highbridge House might not be in the center of all the Manhattan attractions, but it ends up on “best of” lists for a reason. Certainly, part of why it rates highly with guests is precisely its proximity to Manhattan without being too close. Staying at Highbridge House allows you to get a break from this city that never sleeps. The nearby parks are also a perk, as is the friendly and helpful staff.
All in all, Highbridge House is a great choice for anyone who is traveling on a budget to New York City and prefers a quiet place to sleep after a busy day of sight seeing, and it is especially handy for anyone affiliated with Columbia University’s medical school.