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1 room, 2 adults

HI New York City

2-star2 stars
891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, 10025, United States of America

Hostel with restaurant, near Central Park
  • Free WiFi
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  • Absolutely amazing experience and would recommend to anyone open to Hostels. If it's your…Mar 5, 2020
  • Lina is amazing and very helpful, and her manager as well. They made sure that i am happy…Mar 4, 2020

HI New York City

  • Deluxe Premium Coed-4 Bed dorm-Mixed (Shared bathroom)
  • Deluxe Premium Female-4 Bed dorm-Female only (Shared bathroom)
  • Deluxe Premium Male-4 Bed dorm-Male only (Shared Bathroom)
  • Economy Coed-12 Bed dorm-Mixed (Shared bathroom)
  • Economy Female-12 Bed dorm-Female only (Shared bathroom)
  • Economy Male-12 Bed dorm-Male only (Shared bathroom)
  • Economy Plus Coed-10 Bed dorm-Mixed (Shared bathroom)
  • Economy Plus Female-10 Bed dorm-Female only (Shared bathroom)
  • Economy Plus Male-10 Bed dorm-Male only (Shared bathroom)
  • Premium Coed-6 Bed dorm-Mixed (Shared bathroom)
  • Premium Female-6 Bed dorm-Female only (Shared bathroom)
  • Premium Male-6 Bed dorm-Male only (Shared bathroom)
  • Standard Coed-8 Bed dorm-Mixed (Shared bathroom)
  • Standard Female-8 Bed dorm-Female only (Shared bathroom)
  • Standard Male-8 Bed dorm-Male only (Shared bathroom)

What’s around HI New York City


  • In Upper West Side
  • Central Park - 8 min walk
  • Columbia University - 12 min walk
  • Mount Sinai Hospital - 22 min walk
  • Beacon Theater - 30 min walk
  • American Museum of Natural History - 31 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 35 min walk
  • Lincoln Center - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 39 min drive
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 22 min drive
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 8 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 16 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 29 min drive
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 3 min drive
  • Bronx Yankees East 153 St. Station - 6 min drive
  • Bronx Melrose Station - 7 min drive
  • 103 St. Station (Broadway) - 2 min walk
  • 103 St. Station (Central Park West) - 7 min walk
  • Cathedral Pkwy. Station - 9 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 734 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-1:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Shared accommodations

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

HI New York City’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostelling International New York City Hostel
  • Hostelling International Hostel
  • Hostelling International New York City
  • Hostelling International
  • Hostel HI New York City
  • HI New York City New York
  • HI New York City Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • HI New York City Hostel/Backpacker accommodation New York


Gusts under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, parent, guardian or chaperone. Guests under the age of 16 cannot be accommodated in a shared dormitory.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 45 mi (72 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

Mandatory fees

Guests who do not present a Hostelling International membership card will be charged USD 4 per person, per night at check-in, payable to the hostel.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for HI New York City

  • Are pets allowed at HI New York City?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at HI New York City?
    Sorry, there's no parking at HI New York City.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by HI New York City?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at HI New York City?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near HI New York City?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Sookk (2-min walk), Plowshares Coffee Roasters (3-min walk), and Henry's (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8,4 From 496 reviews

Fair 4,0
Not worth it
Very old, my room and also the hallways smelled pretty bad. The location of the hostel was very convenient but other than that I would definitely not recommend staying there. The housekeeping barged in my room and woke me up and left the door open while I was trying to sleep. There was lack of privacy overall. The bathrooms and showers were never clean so I had to shower at my friend’s house instead. I’ve stayed at decent hostels before but this was an example of a bad one.
ALEC, us5 night trip
Good 6,0
In-room temperature unit not working
Check-in guy totally ignored the note that I have someone put in by calling in prior to my stay. In-room temperature unit seemed to only work during the day ... it was freezing at night and the heater did not turn on. Tell the front desk, and you are given "instructions" on how to fix it, but in real that is only a temporary override that lasts for 30 min at best. The guy on duty at night really needs some training in hospitality, so that he is not giving guests all types of run around before sending someone. Why the initial setting had the heat target at 55 F is beyond my understanding ... all I know is that we ended up having to rely on a space heater to avoid catching colds.
us3 night trip
Very good 8,0
I was just spending a few hours in the city, so it was perfect for my needs. A place to take a shower and rest for a little bit, clean and safe.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Wonderful Experience
Very comfortable! The best part were the neat and clean spacious washrooms.The staff was very helpful- especially Sushma Prasad and the boy in the Afternoon.
in1 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Good places but have paid more
i checked in at late night, however I noticed from the staff that i must register for membership for stay, how could it not notice when i booking?? I have to paid more usd18 with membership fee and need to fill the long blank form to register. Soooooo tired at late night for the traveller. The mixed dorm room were near the street, some noise from the street, luckily i got my ear-plug. The facility were great, large kitchen, more shower room, movie room and playroom as well. I specially like the taste of bagel from opposite street shop. The bad thing is too far from the sightseeing.
Lai yee, hk4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Solo Hostel visitor
I had a very pleasant stay at the HI NYC Hostel. The rooms were clean. Bathrooms were as clean as you could expect. Staff was nice and respectful. My bunk mates were also nice. The mattress could have been a little better, but overall it exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend this property and would absolutely visit again.
Jason, us4 night trip
Very good 8,0
Great as always.
I always have a great stay here when visiting New York. Friendly staff, great location, clean, and all at a great price. See you all again soon.
Damian, gb4 night trip
Very good 8,0
Check in time 4:00pm is too late, and no flexibility at all, should change clean sheet one the fourth day of stay, but it did not happen. Breakfast is not buffet, and not delicious. Location is good.
us6 night trip
Fair 4,0
Room unbearably hot as the “air conditioner/fan” would only blow out at 70 degrees on an 87 degree day. Room was smelly because of this (think BO and dirty laundry) and the windows didn’t open. Hostel should also upgrade the rooms to the never version of the rooms there with the hooded beds and make the rooms with all beds on a wall. The older rooms are crappy and uncomfortable, the newer room I visited a friend in was much better.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great place, minutes from Central Park, close to lots of food options and the subway is a block away also great price for solo travelers!
Benjamin, us4 night trip

HI New York City

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