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HI New York City

2.0 out of 5.0
  • Walking distance to Cen...
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Bar/lounge
  • Laundry facilities

Recent guest reviews

The room was smelling since there were so many people sleeping and there was no ventilation hence it ended up smeeping. We should have some amount of AC running to keep the room under control.

You should know that you are not technically allowed to stay here if you are an nyc resident. The building is great with a Cafe, patio, lounge area, computer room, full kitchen, storage lockers, and theater that has free comedy a few times a week. The bed had a little curtain for privacy. My top bunkmate moved around a lot and the bed rocked, making me feel seasick. The shared bathroom only had 2 sinks, and always women blow drying their hair out doing makeup, so hard to just wash your hands. Amazing location blocks from park & train.

I travel frequently and usually stay in hotels. Places like HI NYC, however, have made me turn to the lower-cost hostel route; the beds were comfortable, the rooms much less expensive than a typical NYC hotel costs, and the atmosphere was convivial. The check in and out process quick and easy. There is a nice little cafe on the lobby floor where they sell coffee and sandwiches. And, perhaps best of all, the subway is a short distance away. Definitely, I will stay here again.

My personal experience was that the travelers here were not friendly or willing to make friends. I tried multiple days. Older hostel. There are newer ones in New York. Okay location. Up pretty far in Manhattan.

Arrived to long lines and wait. My bed had dirty messy sheets with hairs on them. Waited in another line to get new ones. Woke up to shower and they have NO hot water. Freezing cold water only. Free soap dispenser in shower though. Did not give me free breakfast nor shower shoes. I watched other guests get these. Not cool. Bad neighborhood with lots of drug addicts. Nothing open at night nearby.

This is a good place for young people to meet other young people while traveling

The common areas are great, many rooms, and clean. But the 2 things I just can't fet over is that the elevator takes 5 minutes always and the place is really big I did not know where stairs were. Secondly I woke up in the middle of the night drenched in swet. The rooms get so hot at night and it was not that warm outside, only may.

Room was ok just location was not that great and had no ac in room really hot

It was my first stay in this Hostel and I pretty much liked it. Very close to subway.

891 Amsterdam Avenue New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Central Park and Columbia University
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Bar/lounge
  • Laundry facilities

HI New York City places you in Upper West Side, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Central Park and Columbia University. This 734-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms are shared.


Property features

HI New York City offers an arcade/game room, a terrace, and laundry facilities. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. This hostel also has a banquet hall.

Room options

Premium Coed-6 Bed dorm-Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Economy Plus Coed-10 Bed dorm-Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Economy Plus Female-10 Bed dorm-Female only (Shared bathroom)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Economy Coed-12 Bed dorm-Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for HI New York City

Everyone (10) Students (1)
2
Everyone

By on Jul 30, 2019

4
Everyone

By on May 24, 2019

2
Everyone

The room was smelling since there were so many people sleeping and there was no ventilation hence it ended up smeeping. We should have some amount of AC running to keep the room under control.

By on Oct 15, 2018

5
Everyone

You should know that you are not technically allowed to stay here if you are an nyc resident. The building is great with a Cafe, patio, lounge area, computer room, full kitchen, storage lockers, and theater that has free comedy a few times a week. The bed had a little curtain for privacy. My top bunkmate moved around a lot and the bed rocked, making me feel seasick. The shared bathroom only had 2 sinks, and always women blow drying their hair out doing makeup, so hard to just wash your hands. Amazing location blocks from park & train.

By , from New York on Sep 20, 2018

5

nice, low-cost alternative

Everyone

I travel frequently and usually stay in hotels. Places like HI NYC, however, have made me turn to the lower-cost hostel route; the beds were comfortable, the rooms much less expensive than a typical NYC hotel costs, and the atmosphere was convivial. The check in and out process quick and easy. There is a nice little cafe on the lobby floor where they sell coffee and sandwiches. And, perhaps best of all, the subway is a short distance away. Definitely, I will stay here again.

By , from Pittsburgh on Feb 25, 2018

2
Students

My personal experience was that the travelers here were not friendly or willing to make friends. I tried multiple days. Older hostel. There are newer ones in New York. Okay location. Up pretty far in Manhattan.

By on Nov 22, 2017

2

no hot water. dirty sheets

Everyone

Arrived to long lines and wait. My bed had dirty messy sheets with hairs on them. Waited in another line to get new ones. Woke up to shower and they have NO hot water. Freezing cold water only. Free soap dispenser in shower though. Did not give me free breakfast nor shower shoes. I watched other guests get these. Not cool. Bad neighborhood with lots of drug addicts. Nothing open at night nearby.

By , from New York (NY) on Oct 18, 2017

4
Everyone

This is a good place for young people to meet other young people while traveling

By on Aug 23, 2017

3

great stay but got so hot

Everyone

The common areas are great, many rooms, and clean. But the 2 things I just can't fet over is that the elevator takes 5 minutes always and the place is really big I did not know where stairs were. Secondly I woke up in the middle of the night drenched in swet. The rooms get so hot at night and it was not that warm outside, only may.

By , from Chicago on Jun 1, 2017

3

not that great of an area

Everyone

Room was ok just location was not that great and had no ac in room really hot

By on Sep 15, 2016

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.