Hostelling International New York, sometimes abbreviated to HI – New York, is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, one block from the famous Broadway Avenue and a few minutes’ walk from Central Park. It is ideally situated for a visit to New York, because many of the city’s main sights are within walking distance and New York’s subway will get you everywhere else.
The rooms at Hostelling International New York range from private singles all the way up to twelve beds per room. There are dorm style rooms with four beds and six beds apiece as well. Dorms offered are male only, female only or mixed, so depending on what you are looking for you will be able to find a cheap bunk. The private rooms come with the option of a private en suite bathroom or a shared bathroom, so you can choose which one you prefer based on your budget or how much of your own space you will need.
Some of the amenities you will find at Hostelling International New York are:
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- Free linens and towels
- Internet access and WiFi
- On site European style cafe
- TV lounge and game room with PlayStation games and pool table
- Outdoor garden and terrace area
- Laundry facilities and guest kitchen
- Luggage storage and security lockers
- No lockout and no curfew
- 24 hour reception and 24 hour check in
The staff at Hostelling International New York will make every effort to ensure you are at home at the hostel, and that you have a good time in New York. They often organize walking tours and group trips to sporting events or concerts, so be sure to ask about that when you check in. The hostel’s building is even an historic Victorian Gothic-style building and is a great place to host big events! One of the common areas, also appropriate for group functions, is the largest private green space in the city – the hostel’s garden.
As a part of the Hostelling International organization, Hostelling International New York maintains a certain standard of quality. Above and beyond that, however, the location and price at this hostel make it a great place to stay the next time you visit New York.