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Chelsea International Hostel

251 West 20th Street, New York, USA, Distance from city centre: 3.3km

Rating: 73% from 234 reviews

  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 72%Staff
  • 75%Security
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 90%Location
  • 72%Value for money
  • 65%Facilities

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  • The hostel is really very clean. But the common areas are not 11 pm they close them although you are having dinner or using wifi!!! There is no curfew but you have to be quiet after 11 pm. It is a pity that there is not a cool area to enjoy with other guests ( at least in winter) staff is kind.
  • 80%
  • 23 Dec 2013 Anonymous Argentina
  • staff at front desk varied in skills, abilities and friendliness kitchen facilities were totally inadequate no under 18 policy not met breakfast service badly organised
  • 57%
  • 22 Dec 2013 Julie Australia
  • It was clean and the location was good but the atmosphere was cold and the staff sarcastic and not very welcoming at all
  • 60%
  • 22 Dec 2013 Anonymous Sweden
  • Smelled terrible, bathrooms were dirty, rooms had no privacy since the walls were so thin.
  • 49%
  • 22 Dec 2013 Anonymous USA
  • I like that there are only two people per room and there's a sink in the room - it's a great perk for the price. Breakfast is simple but substantial. It's not a pretty place, it's a good place to stay for a few days nonetheless.
  • 83%
  • 16 Dec 2013 Anonymous Vietnam
  • Amazing location!! We walked the whole weekend, we didn't need public transportations once! And we had the bathtooms in the bedroom! + breakfast included. Only thing bring your own towels and remember your passport even if you're usa citizen. Great value for money!
  • 74%
  • 14 Dec 2013 Anonymous Italy
  • very secure, because right across from a police substation--the block is always full of lounging policemen.
  • 100%
  • 10 Dec 2013 Anonymous USA
  • This was my first time to stay at Chelsea International Hostel. I had a single room, which was very spartan--a bed, a sink, some shelves, and a couple of lockers--but so what? When I walked out onto the street, I was in Chelsea! How much better than that does it get? It will definitely not be my last time to stay there.
  • 89%
  • 04 Dec 2013 Anonymous USA
  • The location of this hostel couldn't be better. I had a single private. The room offered great privacy and was larger than most. The bathrooms were satisfactory. My experience overall was great.
  • 89%
  • 03 Dec 2013 Charles USA
  • Super safe, in Chelsea and right across from a police precint. The accommodations are bare bones, clean sheet, pillows and towels. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done. An added bonus was the electronic lockers in the basement for personal items.
  • 83%
  • 30 Nov 2013 Brittney USA
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