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HI – Syracuse - Downing International Hostel

535 Oak St, Syracuse, New York, 13203, United States

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Overall Rating 85%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 95%
Cleanliness 88%
Location 78%
Security 85%
Service 85%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 85%

An 1895 Victorian mansion, HI Syracuse is the perfect spot from which to explore the history and natural beauty of central New York State.

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Syracuse Hostel

Hostel Syracuse

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Syracuse is a perfect base for exploring the history and natural beauty of central New York State.

Located in an 1895 mansion just a mile from downtown Syracuse, this seasonal hostel is convenient to the Erie Canal Museum, Amory Square, and Syracuse University. HI Syracuse is a popular base for those attending the New York State Fair in August, a convenient stopover for travellers on I-90 and I-81 and a good starting and ending point for adventures in the Finger Lakes region.

Cyclists are welcome. Due to its small staff, the hostel has a lockout period from 10am to 4pm each day.
There is no curfew. Open dates for the 2016 season: June 17-September 4

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 16:00 and 22:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 7 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3,00 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 16/06/2017 to 05/09/2017

Reception:
From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 22:00
Check-in:
From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-315-472 5788

syracuse@hiusa.org

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Syracuse University (3 to 5km)
  • Erie Canal Museum (2 to 3km)
  • New York State Fair (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

I stayed in the hostel for 6 nights for a conference. Overall the house is pretty, with a spacious kitchen and common room, but rather cramped bedrooms and few bathrooms. The Hostel is located in a bit run down neighborhood, which caused some of the local conference organizers concerns, however it caused me no problems. The staff was friendly and tried to remember names.

67%

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Ögmundur,

Sun 28 Aug 2016

Loved the characteristics of the older home and very quiet neighborhood. Would stay there again. Beautiful stained glass, and carved staircase.

100%

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Susan,

Mon 15 Aug 2016

the hi-syracuse is a older hostel meriting an internal update, that is very clear. but it is a beautifull old house, and the staff becomes your personal friend if you open yourself to them.

77%

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jan,

Sun 07 Aug 2016

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (5 to 10km)
  • City Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • National / State Park (5 to 10km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (5 to 10km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (5 to 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)
Bus
Turn right on P&C Pkwy turn right on Pork St. 2 Miles to Oak St. turn right 3 blocks to hostel
Car
Parking at or near hostel; free on-street parking
Rail
Same as bus

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