Maybe I should not talk too well about this place or it will get crowded when I come again.
I have stayed here several times. On my most recent stay, I noticed that they have renovated the bathrooms which now include even a hair dryer. They are renovating now the other half of the building, it seems that they are always working on improving it.
It seems also that the employess have received some training. While on previous occasions their service was mostly dry and impersonal, this time everyone was corteous and welcoming.
You can't beat this hostel for accomodation in NY with a great location (1 square away from the subway, clean rooms, safety, and individual lockers in the rooms -- spacious enough to accomodate a large bag!
While in recent years a number of other options have appeared in Manhattan that are close competitor to this one in features (as Jazz on the Park, etc), this one is still the best in general for features and price.
I like the bunkers because they always give you a chance to meet one or two persons who will be willing to make new acquaintances. As with all shared rooms, there is a risk that someone will snore or do something else, but I would stay here again. I will grade it as average because it is not luxury accomodation, but value for the money is great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HI-New York is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side. One block from Broadway and a main subway line. Minutes from glorious Central Park. Situated near Central Park and Columbia University, the hostel is in a historic Victorian Gothic-style building on the Upper West Side. It organizes walking tours, sporting events, group outings to concerts and more. There is capacity for 672 guests, and facilities include internet access, kitchen and laundry. From an all-day walking tour to a viewing of a New York movie in our cozy TV room to a quiet cup of coffee in our cafe, Hostelling International New York has everything you need to make your group happy. Play the latest games on Play Station 2. Check your email without leaving the hostel. Wash and dry your clothes in our new laundry room on the second floor. Pick up subway/bus MetroCards, sundries, NY souvenirs, calling cards, and more. The hostel is located steps from the subways and minutes from Times Square and other major NYC attractions. Ask our friendly staff what they can do for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostelling International - New York Hotel New York City