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HI – Syracuse - Downing International Hostel

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

93 %

  • Dorm
    From €26.09
  • Private
    From €49.49

What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Culture
  • Nature-lovers

Hostel rating (5)

93 %

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 92%
Location 87%
Security 92%
Service 98%
Comfort 92%

Green rating



After recent remodel, esp. kitchen, GREAT accommodations. Prior digs were very good but a bit dingy. I stayed here 4 previous years and was quite happy, but this year was very pleasantly surprised. Nice people, helpful. No internet, but library downtown is only an easy bus trip away.


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Tue 02 Sep 2014

The house was incredibly beautiful inside and out. The only negative was there was a 6 hour lockout period during the day for cleaning. We couldn't be there between 10:00am -5:00pm. That left us looking for things to fill the day. Syracuse isn't a walking city and if the weather isn't great you'll be stuck out all that time with no place to go. I think a 2 hour lock out for cleaning would be plenty of time. 3:00-5:00 so we'd have the option to make lunch.


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Fri 22 Aug 2014

Leider kann man von ca. 10am bis 5pm nicht einchecken und das Haus ist geschlossen, was für ein Hostel ein schlechter Service ist. Ansonsten ist das Haus sehr schön und das Personal sehr nett.


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Tue 12 Aug 2014

The hostel is in a lovely historic building. The managers are friendly and helpful and give good advice about where to eat and attractions to visit.


Avatar for Mary


Mon 28 Jul 2014

The staff was very friendly. The hostel closes during the day, which makes it difficult if you need to return to the hostel for any reason - make sure when you go out in the day that you have everything you could need in your day pack. The location is okay. It isn't central to anything, but the staff providers bus schedules for the area. The staff was very good about suggesting activities for me to do around the city. I enjoyed my stay here.


Avatar for Carolyn


Wed 16 Jul 2014