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Candy Hostel

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Iron/ironing board, WiFi
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Iron/ironing board, WiFi
Iron/ironing board, WiFi

Overview of Candy Hostel

Candy Hostel

Within easy reach of Central Park
6.0 out of 10 Good
6.0/10 Good

466 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
315 West 94th Street, New York, NY, 10025
Main amenities
  • 126 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Airport shuttle
  • Limo/town car service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/banking services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Bike hire

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Manhattan
  • Central Park - 12 min walk
  • Columbia University - 22 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 32 min walk
  • American Museum of Natural History - 3 min drive
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 3 min drive
  • Mount Sinai Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Lincoln Center - 3 min drive
  • Central Park Zoo - 4 min drive
  • Columbus Circle - 5 min drive
  • Carnegie Hall - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 8 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 26 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 38 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 57 min drive
  • Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur) - 66 min drive
  • Newburgh, NY (SWF-Stewart Intl.) - 71 min drive
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 4 min drive
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 7 min drive
  • Bronx Yankees East 153 St. Station - 7 min drive
  • 96 St. Station (Broadway) - 3 min walk
  • 103 St. Station (Broadway) - 11 min walk
  • 96 St. Station (Central Park West) - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Westside Market NYC - 5 min walk
  • Manhattan Diner - 3 min walk
  • Dive Bar - 5 min walk
  • Health Nuts - 6 min walk
  • Paris Baguette - 5 min walk

About this property

Candy Hostel

When you stay at Candy Hostel, you'll be a short five-minute drive from Central Park and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also, Manhattan Cruise Terminal and Columbia University are a short five-minute drive away. Public transportation is only a short walk: 96 St. Station (Broadway) is 3 minutes and 103 St. Station (Broadway) is 11 minutes.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • It is the property's policy to prohibit New York City residents from checking in or staying at this property. Proof of residence is required at check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or town car service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire


  • ATM/banking


  • Lift

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for USD 8.00 for 24 hours (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for USD 2.00 for 20 minutes (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


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

Also known as

Candy Hostel Property
Candy Hostel New York
Candy Hostel Property New York

Frequently asked questions

Does Candy Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Candy Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Candy Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Candy Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Candy Hostel.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Candy Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Candy Hostel?
You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Candy Hostel?
No, this property doesn't have a casino, but Empire City Casino (14-min drive) and Resorts World Casino (25-min drive) are both nearby.
What's the area around Candy Hostel like?
Candy Hostel is a short 3-minute walk from 96 St. Station (Broadway) and 12 minutes' walk from Central Park.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Nice Place Nice Price
I have stayed at this place twice now and enjoyed my visits each time. It is very comfortable and cool and the service is not bad. This is a nice place with a nice price in a nice area that's close to everything one needs on a cool trip to New York City.
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6/10 Good

nice location
the hostel is ok, not extremely happy with that but for a stay in the big apple the price was realy good, THE STAFF is not nice at all, and they dont give breakfast, but the location its nice because its close tu central park, and very close to a subway station :)
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6/10 Good

I have to be honest, I didn't mind the Hostel that much. It was full of vibrant European travelers, and even had a fridge in the lounge. The gentleman that checked me in was very helpful and quite nice any time I had questions. My only and truest complaint is that there wasn't much hot water for showers! When my New York friend saw the place though, he thought it was pretty cool...he has done much more traveling than I have and has seen some bad places. Over all, it was fine, and I would stay there again.
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8/10 Very good

basic, inexpensive, reasonable
My son and I stayed for a night. The room was clean. Two hand towels and one thin blanket on the bed. Not sure if there were more towels or blankets available because I didn'[t need them. I probably would bring my own pillow cases next time and an extra blanket depending on the time of year, after calling to see if more was available. Very basic small room; does not look like pictures on the advertisement, but was still okay. Decent area, nice corner markets in the area with fresh fresh food and plenty of restraunts.
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4/10 Fair

An unpleasant experience
What we all say when we book a hostel is 'All I need is just a place to sleep at night'. This is what I thought as well, but I barely had this at the Candy Hostel. The bed was like sleeping on a blank of wood. Horrible! Also, After tossing up a decision between the a few hostels, I chose Candy in the end, because the features were clear. One in particular was air conditioning. I am a person who gets very heated and breaks a sweat in a hot room, so air conditioning is one of these very basics I need. The hostel lied in their description, because not only was there not air conditioning, there was no air circulation at all! All they had was a window, not ducts or anything. If you wanted to open the window, you had to risk one of the many pigeons that dwell on your window sill coming into your room during the night. I would not have considered this hostel, even if it were half the price, if I knew it didn't have air conditioning. We also had a TV in our room which was great, only thing is, it didn't work. It didn't get any signal, and the front desk kept telling me when I asked 'the ariels are down and the whole block is affected. I found this off seeing as in the common room they had a TV running 24/7. This next point may be more the guests staying, rather than the workers, but it definitely needs a mention. The bathroom was a mess 9 out of 10 times I visited. The toilet was blocked half the time, toilet paper, and one occasion, feces were on the floor. I would wake up the next day (8-9 hours later) and the mess would still be there. I found myself checking the 6 bathrooms on each level to find the cleanest every time. The walls are paper thin, so you can hear everything that is happening around you. One incident in particular (this is not the establishments fault, but a word of warning of the types that stay here) a man almost every day for a week, would come in the hall, scream at people, several occasions shouting at women calling them various obscenities and threatening them at the top of his lungs. I found myself escorting my girlfriend to the bathroom each time, as she was horrified to walk the hallways. The overall feeling of the hostel wasn't pleasant. The carpets felt dirty when walking, the elevator buttons didn't always work (had to press UP when I wanted to go down), it almost all the time had unpleasant smells in the hallway. You may thing my standards are high, but I stayed in a hostel in the heart of Sydney city, for $25, and I had a comfortable bed, air conditioning, and clean bathrooms, which was all I needed for a pleasant stay. I paid almost three times as much, and barely had any of these. I strongly recommend to anyone, cough up the extra money per night and get a cheap hotel, even if it's further away from the heart of NYC (the transport is amazing so it doesn't matter if you're a little further out)
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2/10 Poor

The Candy Hostel is the Worst of the Worst
The very rude reception desk kept me waiting for almost 20 minutes -- clearly, flirting is more important than checking in guests. Then, he wouldn't let me check in, even though my room was paid in advance, and I had my passport and credit card, because I didn't have my ticket and apparently he "needed" proof that I had arrived in NY that day, even though nowhere on or the Candy "hotel" website they mentioned such requirement. A fight ensued. Finally he gave up, and "allowed" me to check in, as if he were doing me a favor. The room was bare. A thin mattress with an even thinner cover. No TV in the private room (what it says in the description is a lie). The walls are about as thin as the covers, so you hear people coming in and out all night. To add insult to injure, there was no hot water in the bathroom, so I had to take a very cold shower in the morning. I spent only one night night in this pathetic place, and that was too long. Avoid it at all costs.
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2/10 Poor

Very unfriendly staff
There are no air conditioning units in the rooms as stated at hotels. com, atleast not this time of the wear. It probably wouldn´t have beed a problem if it wasn´t for the fact that a warm water pipe ran thorugh the room which radiated so much heat it was probably around 28 degrees in the room. When discussing this with the staff they showed no willingness to help. They were rather unfriendly, didn't come with any clear arguments and did not want to listen. So if you are looking for some friendly staff and some what comfort during your stay, then don´t go to Candy.
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6/10 Good

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4/10 Fair

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4/10 Fair

bare accomodation
This is bare accommodation. Except the heavy furniture, which is pretty old and worn-down, practically nothing is in the room, probably out of fear that guests would steal or break it. The room was dark, no desk, no chair. Internet was available for an additional fee at $8 per day. Basically it's only a place to sleep. The only reason to stay there would be location.
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