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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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  • Great all round hostel. It’s in a good location as the subway is only 2 mins walk and…Dec 6, 2019
  • I always have a great stay here when visiting New York. Friendly staff, great location,…Sep 23, 2019

HI New York City

from £171
  • 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)
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room, Non Smoking, Kitchen

What’s around HI New York City


  • In Upper West Side
  • Central Park - 8-minute walk
  • Columbia University - 12-minute walk
  • Mount Sinai Hospital - 22-minute walk
  • Beacon Theater - 30-minute walk
  • American Museum of Natural History - 31-minute walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 35-minute walk
  • Lincoln Center - 40-minute 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) 23-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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 cots (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 centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • 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
  • 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 programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

HI New York City’s small print

Also known as

  • 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
  • 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.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitisation guidelines.

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

  • Does HI New York City offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, HI New York City does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is HI New York City currently open?
    This property is closed from 6 April 2020 to 28 August 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at HI New York City?
    Sorry, there's no parking at HI New York City.
  • Are pets allowed at HI New York City?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • 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 on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Dive Bar (7-min walk), Tom's Restaurant (12-min walk) and Carmine's (14-min walk).
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by HI New York City?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 477 reviews

Very good 8.0
Easy, quick, and comfortab;e
Julide, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent all round apart from the air con machine in my room often smelt terrible. Otherwise everything was 100% good.
Geoffrey, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
I always stay here.
I’ve stayed here many times, and I will continue to do so. It’s friendly, it’s clean, it’s one block from the subway, and it’s excellent value for money.
Damian, gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good location
The hostel itself was comfortable and had lots of activities to take part in. It’s in a pretty good location, really close to the Subway. My only complaint is that I wasn’t allowed to check in until 4pm, as they were still ‘getting my room ready,’ yet when I finally did get to check into my room, the bed was still dirty and unmade and had the previous occupants dirty towels etc all over it. I informed reception and a housekeeper did bring new sheets up to me, but she just put them in my arms and left again. Aside from the fact I waited around all day, just to have to make my bed myself, the rest of my stay was pretty good.
Emma, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Worth the money
Friendly staff who were helpful and put on activities. Rooms were big enough. However found the bathrooms unclean in the evening and had to wait for showers with lack of pressure and hot water. Yet the overall stay was brilliant and well worth the money especially with its location to the subway and cafe facilities.
Oliver, gb4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great storage
I was able to store my bag after I checked in early which allowed me the luxury to explore New York, great place
rebecca, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great cheap base flr exploring NYC!
Great location close to plenty of restaurants, Central Park and easy for the subway. The third of 3 HI I stayed in across different American cities, the only one that didn’t include breakfast which was a shame but I liked that they had their own cafe with a huge selection of things for purchase. Bathrooms were very clean and modern, rooms were fine. Only thing I would suggest is another pillow per customer as we were only given one thin one, and perhaps another mirror each in the bedrooms, one for 12 people is a bit of a squash when people are getting ready!
Sophia, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely stay, Good location
Great stay. The hotel was clean, staff were friendly & helpful. Good selection of tours on offer, i did the 5 boroughs walking tour which cost $10 for over an 8 hour tour! Good location My only criticism was the lockers were not big enough for my case which meant i needed to leave at the end of the bed (on top bunk)
Lucy, gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Fast. Friendly. Helpful.
Staff there are really friendly and helpful. Stayed for ten nights and everyone in the hostel was respectful. Each bed has its own USB outlet and mains. The area can be quite intimidating at night and the undesirables are out in full force, but that’s citylife for you. Subway is only across the road. I would recommend.
Dean, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Would return any day
Amazing people and staff. I think the hostel should paint rooms white/light colours to brighten them up so they're less dingy. Also maybe provide curtains for beds because it's so easy to be disturbed when you have a room for so many people.
Tejal, gbOther trip

HI New York City

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