Welcome to HI-New York City, Manhattan’s premier hostel located in a historic Victorian-style building on the Upper West Side. The hostel is in a great location for exploring the city and is only two blocks from Central Park, a 10 minute train ride to Times Square and close to a main subway line, lots of bars, and a 24-hour grocery store.

Our hostel is a hub of friendly atmosphere and great facilities. We have a large kitchen, family room, renovated bathrooms and showers, free linens and towels, free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, private lockers, on-site laundry and free billiards/pool table.

HI-New York City offers plenty of guest discounts to help make your travel budget go further. We plan daily tours and events including pub crawls, volunteer-led tours and evening outings, comedy shows in our in-house theatre room and ‘Jerry's Grand Tour’ which gives you a full day touring New York City!

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Socialising
  • Culture
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating

85%

Reviews

Of the many hostels in large cities at which I have stayed, this one has the most pleasant outdoor space. The back patio makes up for smaller social space inside. However, it does lack the complimentary breakfast that I have enjoyed at all other HI hostels. I think the NYC hostel should provide this as well. New York City is costly in most areas, making it all the more hospitable for the hostel to include breakfast. It is also a great time for patrons to meet and socialize.

97%

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J,

Tue 25 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

Upper Broadway from about 79th St. north has many places to wile away your time. Although there might be for the slightly older (~30+) hosteler. The NYC hostel staff know more dance and music venues for the younger (~<35) hostelers.

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Harvey,

Sun 11 May 2014

Attraction tip

9/11 Memorial and Museum

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Kathryn,

Sun 31 May 2015