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Chelsea International Hostel

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

Rating: 74% from 225 reviews

  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 72%Staff
  • 76%Security
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 88%Location
  • 71%Value for money
  • 66%Facilities

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  • That hostel is definitely not used to its full potential. The problem is the lack of vision. It would not take much to change the appearance of the rooms: Freshen up the walls with a new coat of paint, add some pictures, exit the ugly old metal lockers and above all, exit the old beds in iron with old spring mattresses, so discomfortable that I had to sleep on the floor, this is unacceptable! Why not buy comfortable and inexpensive beds with foam mattresses? Continue below...
  • 86%
  • 07 Nov 2014 Christine Canada
  • Hotel and location was fine. But no internet other than in one little room seems a bit old school. Other than that is was fine but the price was the issue. For a hostel is was really expensive. So fine hostel, but no value for money
  • 63%
  • 31 Oct 2014 Anonymous Denmark
  • friendly staff, good atmosphere. thanks for the hospitality.
  • 89%
  • 27 Oct 2014 Anonymous Turkey
  • Tiny room but what can you expect in NYC :)
  • 71%
  • 27 Oct 2014 Anonymous Israel
  • The people in the front office were helpful and kind. The others staying at the hostel were loud in the halls. My room was on the street so my stay included street noises that in NYC do not stop. Bathrooms and showers were clean and cleaned. I felt safe. My room was warm as it got cold during my time in the city, so that was good.
  • 83%
  • 17 Oct 2014 tracey USA
  • For the best experience, choose the private room with a bathroom; the shared bathroom was kind of gross (no soap???).
  • 71%
  • 17 Oct 2014 David Canada
  • I'd recommend that you fix the bathroom door of the private double w/ private bathroom in the building next to the office. Also, be more clear about how the storage lockers downstairs work. We were confused until we spotted the machine. Hand soap would have been very nice.
  • 60%
  • 15 Oct 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Towels, blankets, bed sheets.. everything is very unclean. I found a piece of dirty toilet paper in-between the blanket. I think someone who stayed there put it on purpose to prove that they don't wash the blanket after it has been used. Also, the towel was disgustingly dirty. I can see that the bed sheets have been unwashed for a while. I would not go there ever. If I only pay 20 more bucks I can stay at a far better and cleaner places, say YMCA.
  • 60%
  • 14 Oct 2014 Anonymous South Korea
  • It was the my second time in the hostel and I have still been impressed as I was the first time. I just love it!!! The security is great. The location is awesome and the staff is very helpful and the place is very clean. I cant wait to get back to New York and get back in this hostel
  • 100%
  • 12 Oct 2014 Anonymous Italy
  • Nice hostel! Good value for money. The room and toilet was clean every morning. Locker inside the room. Good location! The only problem was there was no WiFi inside the rooms... only at the common áreas and as I was in the other building, I had to go far to use... but it was fine...
  • 94%
  • 10 Oct 2014 Anonymous Brazil
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