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Chelsea International Hostel

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

Rating: 77% from 92 reviews

  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 76%Staff
  • 79%Security
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 91%Location
  • 75%Value for money
  • 69%Facilities

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  • Much more room with far Fewer Beds in each room than when I've stayed there in the Past, Also added a Bagel, Cereal and either an Apple or Banana for Breakfast. Mattresses and Pillows were comfortable, Had some issues with Hot Water a couple times but all in a Good Stay.
  • 91%
  • 14 Jan 2016 Anonymous USA
  • Having in mind that it is Manhattan, the price is barely decent. The staff is rude and reluctant to help. I would consider it a choice again only if there is no other decent hostel available, otherwise I would recommend to look for better options.
  • 40%
  • 07 Jan 2016 Andres Colombia
  • For the most part I enjoyed my stay in the Chelsea International Hostel, the room was a little smelly but it was clean at least, shower had good pressure! Breakfast was very basic but that's all you need right?
  • 69%
  • 31 Dec 2015 Anonymous China
  • I very much enjoyed my stay at the Chelsea International Hostel. Having never stayed in a hostel before I had my doubts and concern but with friendly staff, great fellow travellers and wonderful facilities and events, made it a very comfortable stay. The best thing about this hostel is it's location - just off 8th Avenue, made it very easy to get into Times Square, while having enough in the surrounding streets to entertain stayers for days. Would definitely stay here again :)
  • 83%
  • 29 Dec 2015 Caitlyn Australia
  • Everything was perfect, location, service, price.
  • 100%
  • 28 Dec 2015 Anonymous Mexico
  • They can put soap in toilets. Otherwise it was great.
  • 83%
  • 23 Dec 2015 BERKAY Turkey
  • 2 bugs appeared first day under my bed, staff is unfriendly and nobody inform us that hostel doesnt accept credit card payment some of my friends had no cash the day we arrived. Basically hotel staff is not helpfull at all.
  • 20%
  • 23 Dec 2015 Anonymous Turkey
  • No hot water in shower/bathroom any time of the day for the three days. Wi-fi signal was never strong enough to hold a connection at any time, even for standard web page searching.
  • 77%
  • 23 Dec 2015 John USA
  • loaction was pretty good. quite near to the subway, so you can go to most of the attractions in NY by subway. but the hostel was really really old: small, narrow,dark and no wifi in your room, so you have to go to the public area to use the wifi. the bathroom was small. one of the workers i met the first day was not patient and friendly. but in NY, everything is expensive, so the price is reasonable anyway.
  • 57%
  • 17 Dec 2015 Anonymous China
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