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



The guy who attends people at the check-in table does not greet nor welcome. He waits till you greet him and go to the point. This gave me a poor impression. There is only one person generally in the office, so be prepared to form a line and wait. I am forced to pick up 4 badges that I think best describe this hostel…I would not pick up anyone because it does not deserve any of them, but if I dont do I will not be able to submit this review.


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Thu 21 May 2015

I loved the clean bathrooms with the cabinets and the free soap! I would like to have a small and a big towel so you could use one for your face and the other one for the body. I loved the breakfast opportunities! And the overall flair in your house!


Avatar for Bettina


Thu 21 May 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.

Avatar for Harvey


Sun 11 May 2014

Nightlife & entertainment tip

I appreciate that the hostel organized pub crawls & clubbing a for their guests as this will help their guests interact socially and internationally but the clubs and the pubs they bring their guests are not what of the most guests expected in NYC.

Avatar for SEDNEY


Tue 22 Apr 2014