"Hostelling International" Hostelling International - New York Tip by Rishin_P

Hostelling International - New York, New York City: 1,536 reviews and 17 photos

  Hostel Courtyard
by Rishin_P

This was the first time I had ever stayed at a hostel so I was slightly apprehensive about sharing a room with 7 complete strangers. But staying at a hostel was one of the best things I could have done and my trip to America got off to a flying start. I met loads of people here during the 4 days that I stayed here and would definitely recommend it to anyone else.
The check in desk is open 24 hours a day so even if your flight is delayed (as mine was) you dont need to worry about getting there too late.
Every Saturday, the hostel organises a free 18 hour walking tour of the city. (That wasnt a typo - it is actually 18 hours!).
The only downsides to the hostel are that it is quite a way from the main tourist sites and the surrounding areas appear to be slightly rundown but central park is less than five minutes away which is great. and the metro station is just a block away as well so its always easy to get to Downtown.

Unique Qualities: The hostel has a massive courtyard which is a great place to chill out. There is also a balcony overlooking the courtyard.

Address: 891 Amsterdam Avenue, , New York City, New York St
Price Comparison: least expensive
Phone: 212 932 2300
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hostel
Website: http://hinewyork.org/

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  • Written Nov 9, 2004
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