Chelsea International Hostel

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

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Rating: 73%from 233 reviews

  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 72%Staff
  • 75%Security
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 89%Location
  • 71%Value for money
  • 65%Facilities
Our hostel is one of the largest independent hostels in New York City.

Our Hostel is one of the largest independent Hostel in New York City. The Chelsea International Hostel is located in the historic Chelsea district of Manhattan; just north of Greenwich Village and south of Midtown Manhattan (between 7th and 8th Avenues).

We have an outdoor courtyard, a common dining area and kitchen. Free continental breakfast is served in our dining area. You will be welcome to enjoy a variety of bagels, cereal, fresh fruits, coffee, milk and tea.

VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED TO CHECK IN
This policy is also valid for American and Canadian citizens. NO EXCEPTIONS.

PLEASE NOTE: HOTEL TAXES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATES ON THIS WEBSITE.
NYS, NYC Sales Tax: 14.75%
Occupancy taxes: $3.50 per person per night

CHECK IN TIME: 3PM

CHECK OUT TIME: 12 PM NOON

FREE WI-FI IN THE COMMON AREA

NO CURFEWS. COMMON ARES ARE OPEN FROM 7 AM TO 11 PM.

PIZZA PARTY ON WEDNESDAY
It has been our tradition since our opening. WEDNESDAY evening is for free pizza!

MAXIMUM STAY: 14 NIGHTS

PAYMENT
Payment is due full upon arrival, by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Traveler Checks or Cash.

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

BEDS/ROOM ASSIGNMENTS
Beds and rooms are allocated on the arrival day. We will do our best to accommodate you, but there is no guarantee a group of 2 or more people will be in the same room nor can we guarantee a booking will have the same bed and room throughout the duration of your stay.

BRING YOUR OWN TOWELS. We provide bed linen, but not towels.

BRING YOUR OWN PADLOCK (THICK, MEDIUM SIZE, 7mm)
We provide lockers for your valuables in every room, but we do not provide locks.

AGE RESTRICTION
You must be 18 years old or older to stay in our hostel.

CANCELLATION AND NO-SHOW POLICY
Please note that any cancellation or change must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours before arrival date, in case of NO-SHOW the total of first night of each guest will be charged onto your credit card regardless the reason. We are not responsible for weather conditions, illnesses, flight delays or flight cancellations. The 10% deposit is for each night's accommodation. If you cancel any night, then the deposit for that night will be lost.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • Age Restriction
  • ATM
  • Bicycle parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 we do not permit guests under the age of 18.
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. Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 12 noon. A valid passport is required in order to check in. This policy is also valid for American and Canadian citizens. No exceptions. Payment is due in full upon arrival. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, travellers' cheques 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's no curfew. Common areas are open from 7am to 11pm, including the kitchens, computer room, courtyard and Wi-Fi areas. 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. We provide all the linen, including towels. Bring your own padlock (thick, medium size). There are lockers in every room but no locks.

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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 can 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 for a certain price, may not be more than $20. Then you can take the C or E trains downtown to 23rd St.

from La Guardia Airport:
If you wish to take a bus you will have to take them outside the airport that will take you into Port Authority Bus Terminal. Then you can take the C or E trains downtown to 23rd St.

You can also take the M60 bus and get off on 125th St and Broadway. There you can take the 1 train downtown and get off on 18th St. We are on 20th St. between 7th and 8th ave.

From Newark Airport:
You can take the NJ transit train that will drop you off at Penn Station. Then you can take the C or E trains downtown to 23rd St.

You can also take the buses that are outside the airport and they will take you into Port Authority Bus Terminal. Then you can take the C or E trains downtown to 23rd St.

Located Near

We're in the heart of Chelsea, just 20 minutes' walk from Times Square and surrounded by many different diverse restaurants, art galleries, clubs and lounges. It's walking distance to stores and the Village.
Plenty of subway trains are available in a three-block radius.

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