Chelsea International Hostel

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

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Rating: 74%from 232 reviews

  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 72%Staff
  • 76%Security
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 89%Location
  • 71%Value for money
  • 66%Facilities
The Chelsea International Hostel is one of the largest independent Hostels in New York City, operating since 1992. We are located in Chelsea, a prime location in the heart of Manhattan. From here our guests can walk to most of the attractions NYC has to offer. Highline Park is only 2 blocks away. Follow the lights and arrive in Times Square after a 15-minute walk. But if you prefer to ride the subway, feel free to hop on any of the many subway lines that serve us (A, C, E, F, 1, 2, 3). You can get virtually anywhere in the city in just a few minutes.

Our simple, functional rooms can sleep one to four guests in single beds (in single, shared and private twin rooms) or double-size beds (in private double-bed rooms). We do not use bunk beds in our rooms. Every room is air-conditioned during the summer months. Most rooms will share bathrooms down the hall and the bathrooms are cleaned constantly. Every floor in any of our eight buildings has a bathroom; most of the times there is no waiting in line to use the bathrooms.

Our guests love to gather in the outdoor courtyard, such a rare space in an urban area like NYC. Two kitchens, a dining room and a lounge complement our common areas. They are open from 7 am to 11 pm, in consideration to our good neighbors.


Our guests also enjoy:

FREE continental breakfast, served from 8 am to 10 am. You will be welcome to enjoy a variety of bagels, cereal, fresh fruits, coffee, milk and tea.

FREE pizza on Wednesday evenings. Our “All You Can Eat” pizza event has been our tradition since our opening.

FREE WI-FI in the common areas and courtyard. Desktop computers and printer are also available in the lounge for a fee.

Lockers in the room for your valuables. You need to provide your own padlock (medium-size, thick).

Linen and towels (one bath towel per guest) are provided.

Luggage storage is available for an additional fee ($3 - $5).

Check in starts at 3PM.

Check out is by 12 PM NOON.


Please note our following policies:

Valid passport is required to check in. This policy is also valid for American and Canadian citizens. NO EXCEPTIONS.

All guests must be 18 years old or older to stay with us.

Hotel taxes are not included in the rates. NYS, NYC Sales Tax: 14.75%. Occupancy taxes: $3.50 per person per night. These will be added to your balance.

Maximum stay in our hostel is 14 nights.

Payment is due full upon arrival. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Traveler Checks or Cash.

A $10 deposit (cash only) per person is required at check-in and is refundable upon return of keys on time.

Pets are not allowed.

Beds and rooms are allocated on the arrival day. We will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee that a group of 2 or more people will be in the same room.

We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations, late changes and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation.

Valid passport is required to check in. This policy is also valid for American and Canadian citizens. NO EXCEPTIONS.

All guests must be 18 years old or older to stay with us.

Hotel taxes are not included in the rates online. NYS, NYC Sales Tax: 14.75%. Occupancy taxes: $3.50 per person per night. These will be added to your balance.

Maximum stay in our hostel is 14 nights.

Payment is due full upon arrival. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Traveler Checks or Cash.

A $10 deposit (cash only) per person is required at check-in and is refundable upon return of keys on time.

Check in starts at 3PM.

Check out is by 12 PM NOON.

Pets are not allowed.

Beds and rooms are allocated on the arrival day. We will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee that a group of 2 or more people will be in the same room.

We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations, late changes and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation.


Please note that taxes are not included in the listed rates and shall be applied upon check-in. NYS/NYC sale tax is 14.75%, while occupancy taxes are $3.50 per night. All guests must be 18 or older. A valid passport is required in order to check in. This policy is also valid for American and Canadian citizens, no exceptions. Check-in starts: 3pm. Check-out: 12 noon. Payment is due in full upon arrival. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, travellers' checks and cash. A $10 deposit (cash only) per person is required at check-in and is refundable upon return of keys on time. We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations, late changes and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation. The 10% deposit is for each night's accommodation. If you cancel any night, then the deposit for that night will be lost. There is a maximum stay of 14 nights. Beds and rooms are allocated on the arrival day. We will do our best to accommodate you, but there's no guarantee that groups of two or more people will be in the same room. Pets are not allowed.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • Age Restriction
  • ATM
  • Bicycle parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Taxes not included
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please note that taxes are not included in the listed rates and shall be applied upon check-in. NYS/NYC sale tax is 14.75%, while occupancy taxes are $3.50 per night. All guests must be 18 or older. A valid passport is required in order to check in. This policy is also valid for American and Canadian citizens, no exceptions. Check-in starts: 3pm. Check-out: 12 noon. Payment is due in full upon arrival. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, travellers' checks and cash. A $10 deposit (cash only) per person is required at check-in and is refundable upon return of keys on time. We have a 24hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations, late changes and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation. The 10% deposit is for each night's accommodation. If you cancel any night, then the deposit for that night will be lost. There is a maximum stay of 14 nights. Beds and rooms are allocated on the arrival day. We will do our best to accommodate you, but there's no guarantee that groups of two or more people will be in the same room. Pets are not allowed.

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From JFK Airport:

By Subway:
Take the air train to Sutphin Blvd / Jamaica, Queens. From there, take the E train to Manhattan, and get off on 23rd St. You may also take the A train from the Howard Beach Station to Manhattan and get off on 14th St. We are located on 20th St. between 7th and 8th Ave.

By bus:
There are buses outside the airport that take you into the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. From there, take the C or E trains downtown to 23rd St.

From La Guardia Airport:

Take the Q70 bus to Jackson Heights station. From there, take the E train to Manhattan, and get off on 23rd St. You may also take the M60 bus to Manhattan and get off on 125th St. and Broadway. From there, take the 1 train downtown and get off on 23rd St. We are located on 20th St. between 7th and 8th Ave.

There are buses outside the airport that take you into the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. From there, take the C or E trains downtown to 23rd St.


From Newark Airport:

Take the NJ transit train that will drop you off at Penn Station New York. From there, take the C or E trains downtown to 23rd St.

There are buses outside the airport that take you into the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. From there, take the C or E trains downtown to 23rd St.

Located Near

We are located in Chelsea, a prime location in the heart of Manhattan. From here our guests can walk to most of the attractions NYC has to offer. We are surrounded by many different, diverse restaurants, art galleries, clubs and lounges. Highline Park is only 2 blocks away. Follow the lights and arrive in Times Square after a 15-minute walk. But if you prefer to ride the subway, feel free to hop on any of the many subway lines that serve us (A, C, E, F, 1, 2, 3). You can get virtually anywhere in the city in just a few minutes.

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