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HI - New York City

891 Amsterdam Ave at West 103rd St, New York, New York, 10025, United States

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Overall Rating 90%

An affordable and always inviting welcome to the greatest city in the world!


New York Hostel

Hostel New York

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

This is the busiest hostel we have in the whole of Hostelling International, so if your group is thinking about making a trip to the Big Apple, then make sure you make your enquiry well in advance of your travel date.

It’s busy for a reason. Because it is in one of the best locations in this throbbing city for groups to see all the sights which New York has to offer.

Just two blocks away from the famous Central Park and with a subway stop just around the corner, HI-New York City (which claims to be the largest hostel in North America) is well positioned for getting the most out of your groups visit.

No other New York City hostels can boast Manhattan's largest privately owned sunken patio and garden which is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle after a long day’s sightseeing.

If your group still has the energy, then why not sign up to take part in some of the free activities which are on offer at the hostel. There are free walking tours of the city, free happy hours in the bar and for the youngsters among you, there are also free clubbing nights.

If you feel like staying in, then make the most of the in-house theatre which offers a perfect opportunity to rest up or watch the latest sporting event on a huge screen.

If you don’t want to take advantage of the free tours which are provided by the hostel, the helpful info staff (on duty 24/7) will gladly provide you with a map and advice before you leave to help make the most of your adventure.

What more could you want? A hostel in a landmark building, in the centre of New York City, which is completely geared up to welcoming groups. Remember to make your enquiry early though!

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Distance - 500m to 1km

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1-212-932 2300

Fax. 1-212-662 6731

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Times Square (2 to 3km)
  • Central Park (500m to 1km)
  • Greenwich Village/SoHo (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (5 to 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

45km JFK (shuttle) 39km Newark 33km La Guardia (M60 Bus)
Port Authority Bus Terminal 5km to T. Square. Uptown M104 & 42 St to B'way & corner 103
200m New York Subway - Uptown no.1 to 103rd St & Broadway
Parking - Off street at 102 St (between B'way and Amsterdam) - 300m
Amtrak - Penn Station 5 km - take subway to hostel

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