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



I don't think the NYC hostel promotes the neighborhood businesses and attractions. There should an information map(s) with the location of businesses in the area from ~96th St. to 110th St. from Central Park West to Riverside Park. The hostel could solicit a reasonable contribution from the businesses for having their location noted on a real large map, a virtual map, and in a brochure. The large number of businesses in the area noted would make the actual cost per business very low.


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Sat 21 Nov 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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Sun 11 May 2014

Attraction tip

9/11 Memorial and Museum

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Sun 31 May 2015