HI NYC Hostel

891 Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side, New York

Hostel Details

HI NYC Hostel is situated in Manhattan, only a five-minute walk to Smoke and Supper Club-Lounge. Those staying at the property can also make use of free Wi-Fi. This historic hostel offers a coffee bar, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature. Staff are available 24/7 and can assist with booking tours and tickets.

HI NYC Hostel provides 98 air conditioned rooms. Those staying in the rooms also have access to a shared bathroom. HI NYC Hostel features a convenient café, perfect for those who want a snack without having to leave the property.

New York City’s attractions, including Riverside Park, Schinasi Mansion and Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, are within a 10-minute walk of the hostel. The Symphony Space and Morningside Park are also situated within 20 minutes’ walk.

Hotel Features

Air Conditioned, Non-Smoking Rooms, Bath, TV, Shared Bathroom, Vending Machines, Kitchenette


Garden, Nightclubs, Billiards, Games Available


Business Center, Concierge, Tour Desk, Elevator / Lift, 24-Hour Reception, ATM / Cash Machine, Meeting Rooms, Laundry service, Ticket Service, Luggage Storage, Designated Smoking Area, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Self Laundry


Wireless internet on site.


There is an airport shuttle that runs from the hotel.

From 4:00 PM

Before to 11:00 AM

Guest Reviews

I have stayed at this hostel several times over the past few years and I continue to want to stay here. The location is brilliant, being so close to the metro station and within walking distance to Central Park. The hostel rooms are clean albeit need to have a little more air circulation when being cleaned. Basic beds, lockers in each room, personal lights next to each bed. The hostel also has a great cafe to grab a coffee and a bagel at before you start your day of exploring. They also provide a lot of events and entertainment. I have been at the hostel over Halloween, where they threw a party and for Thanksgiving as well where they put on a huge thanksgiving feast for anyone at the hostel wanting to attend.
I normally stay in hotels in New York City, but the HI hostel was such a pleasant surprise! We loved our stay. It’s super clean and the atmosphere is great. It felt like a nice college experience. We met people from a dozen countries at one of the gatherings downstairs and had so much fun! Why stay in a hotel when you can experience something so unique?
For the price, it’s perfect. Clean, great location. Has a made bed plus pillow, sheet and a blanket. The ac worked great, it was clean, friendly staff. The bathroom was never too busy and there was enough space in the shower. I was very surprised how cleaned the bathrooms were. The bed has a curtain for privacy. Also has a ledge above the pillow to store things, there was a light for your bunk so you don’t disturb others with the light. Also appreciated all the plugin available above the bed and in the locker. Will definitely stay here when I come back to NYC
Best hostel in NYC! I always stay at this place while visiting the city. The position is very convenient– near Central Park, lots of great restaurants, near metro station, etc. Also, the hostel itself provides lots of fun activities such as Beer night, pizza night, grand tour for the city, bar tour. People stay at this place are also very nice. I made lots of good friends here! The room is clean and cozy too.
Big, busy hostel with a positive, social vibe. The beds are comfortable enough, and the restrooms are kept pretty clean. My dorm room had a sanitation issue that wasn’t addressed for several hours; but to be fair, I didn’t bring the issue to the attention of the staff, assuming it was already noticed in a “clean” room. I was disappointed that NO breakfast was included, when most (all?) other HI hostels include at least simple breakfast foods.
Went here on a school trip, stayed for a week and it was the loveliest place. The people were not only nice, but kind and caring. They would ask with genuine interest where I’d been all day when I got back from whatever the school had arranged that day and we would chat about nothing and everything. I genuinely miss those guys and this place
Bathrooms in excellent conditions. Location nearby red line, literally a block. Personal was kind and helpful, you can exchange money. Dorms were clean ( 10 man ). Maybe a little noisy at night but that’s common in those places. Good bar and a nice chill room. Secure lockers work perfectly.
It was a great experience staying here. Everyone ranges from 17-25ish and they are really polite and accommodating. Only downside was housekeeping. I was in a rush to check out as check out is at 11am and the cleaning staff were in the lift and told me ‘sorry you have to wait’ I had to carry 25KG of luggage down 4 storeys and nearly got charged for a later checkout. Other than that everything else was brilliant.
Excellent experience! One of the neatest places in New York. The beds were comfortable. I did the 13 hour tour with the hostel and had an amazing time! Highly recommend!
Been there twice and absolutely love it. Would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean you have give up on safety or cleanliness. Since the accommodations are dorm-style, it’s a more attractive option for those of us in the millennial generation.

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