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Chelsea International Hostel

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

Rating: 74% from 232 reviews

  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 72%Staff
  • 76%Security
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 89%Location
  • 73%Value for money
  • 66%Facilities

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  • Room and common areas were neatly kept. Breakfast was simple, but good. There was a good pizza place and laundry service nearby. Subway was also not that far away. The only downsides were the beds, which were a bit uncomfortable, and the fact that the wifi only worked on the common areas until 11 pm and didn't reach the rooms. Also, the hot/cold water mixer needs some adjusting. Water kept turning super cold while showering and never settled in the mix you set when you started showering.
  • 83%
  • 08 May 2014 Anonymous Brazil
  • I have stayed in the Chelsea International Hostel 4 or 5 times and have been very pleased each time. The location is simply the very best in NYC! That alone is worth the price of admission, but the whole experience is positive. The staff is accommodating even when the patrons are being jerks. Enough toilet and bathing facilities, I've never had to wait and they are cleaned every day, as are the hallway floors. hot water (and heat and air conditioners, if needed) forever! All age groups.
  • 100%
  • 06 May 2014 Donna USA
  • The place is quite nice and what is more important: clean. It´s one of the few that offers breakfast and it´s close to different subway entrances what makes it very easy to get to everywhere. The staff is always willing to help you with anything you need and recommend places to visit.
  • 91%
  • 01 May 2014 Daiana Argentina
  • The staff are nice and helpful, no air-con which made me sweating in night. The location is perfect and really safe in night.
  • 91%
  • 25 Apr 2014 Anonymous Hong Kong
  • 2 floors no elevator, old building very ruined
  • 29%
  • 24 Apr 2014 Pablo Argentina
  • Staff was abrupt and rude. They didn't even try to hide their contempt for their guests. Found a better place, will never go back.
  • 49%
  • 22 Apr 2014 Neil USA
  • The staff is friendly and responsive. The room and bed are clean. Everything you need for good night's rest.
  • 80%
  • 17 Apr 2014 Anonymous USA
  • this is not a good choice to save some money in NYC. AC was not working, old and noisy bed, dirty bathroom, unsafe lockers and the breakfast is terrible...
  • 49%
  • 14 Apr 2014 Tiago Andres Brazil
  • The rooms are separated in a variety of buildings with different entrances. The reception was also closed during points of the day so you had to detour through other areas to get to common space. The lounge was closed and kitchen/dining room cramped for number of guests. The staff weren't very friendly and didn't explain anything on arrival.
  • 63%
  • 08 Apr 2014 Jessica England
  • + very good location: close to the subway station, centr of manhattan! very polite staff. include breakfast and wifi! - very small room. general bath, but not very clean!!
  • 86%
  • 06 Apr 2014 Natalia Russia
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