Central Park West Hostel

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$ 67

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In New York City's Upper West Side, this hostel is a block from the 86th street subway station and 2 blocks from Central Park. The American Museum of Natural History is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Times Square is only 10 minutes away on the subway. Upper West Side is a great choice for traveler...

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In New York City's Upper West Side, this hostel is a block from the 86th street subway station and 2 blocks from Central Park. The American Museum of Natural History is a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Times Square is only 10 minutes away on the subway. Upper West Side is a great choice for travelers interested in parks, museums and culture. The front desk of this New York City hours a day and La Guardia Airport is less than 9 kilometres away. It features daily housekeeping and free linens. It has Wi-Fi and staff-organized events. Each unit is well apointed, with home appliances and spacious l...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

Property Amenities

Reception services
Luggage storage
No cribs / beds for children availableNo rollaway / extra beds availableNon-smoking establishmentLaundry24 hour receptionFree wireless internetDry cleaning / laundry servicesCoffee / tea in common areasAirport shuttle (surcharge)Arcade / table gamesSupport for excursions / ticket purchaseMake use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and tour/ticket assistance.

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  • Excellent

    2

  • Very Good

    11

  • Good

    10

  • Reasonable

    19

  • Bad

    42

Travelers profile
  • Business

    2

  • Couples

    4

  • Solo travel

    47

  • Family

    7

  • Friends getaway

    20

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Grade 2 out of 5

Reviewed 13 november, 2019

The hostel is in a good location, between the Central Park and the Hudson River. Also, there’s a subway station right next door. The downsides are: 1) the beds, which were, by far, the most uncomfortable thing I have lied on. 2) in a 7 days stay, my room was not cleaned once. The bed sheets weren’t changed either. 3) the overall cleaning of the whole place was bad. I spotted 3 little cockroaches in my room. During the first days of my stay I thought “ok, I can handle this.” But tbh by the end I was thanking god I was leaving.

Samira B

Avoid this hostel

Reviewed 7 november, 2019

We stayed one night in this hostel. The bed was really uncomfortable and the shower and the bathroom was really dirty. I think you pay too much for what you get. Luckily we were just one night there. The location is not bad.

wanderlustandtrave

Too much money for what you get

Reviewed 29 october, 2019

Uncomfortable beds, dirty bathrooms, poor lightning in the room, extremely expensive for what you get. I’m giving two points because they have good service at the front desk and the location is very convenient.

Sergiofelipe

Perfect when I was stranded in NYC due to flight cancellations and rebooking problems

Reviewed 27 june, 2019

I was stranded in NYC for a couple of days due to flight cancellations. This place was a perfect, cost effective way to manage the situation. There is a 24-7 front desk so I was able to quickly reserve online and check-in in the middle of the night. This was my first experience not only as a solo traveler, but my first stay at a Hostel so I didn’t know what to expect. I found the place to be clean and safe and the staff was friendly and helpful. There is no AC and no fan. I wish they at least offered a room fan, both for ventilation and to block out the night time construction street noise. It’s actually a relatively peaceful and quiet neighborhood in the upper west side, but the construction at night was noisy. It’s a short walk to Central Park and plenty of nice eateries around with a Dutch flare. If ever I’m in NYC again, I would have no issues with staying here.

Joyunraveled

Avoid this place.

Reviewed 3 february, 2019

Worst experience of my life, this property is a total scam. The photos are not accurate to the condition of the rooms. When I checked in, I had to be moved 3 times due to other guests in the shared rooms not wanting to have another person. When I got settled into the final room, the heat was turned up so high that it was difficult to breath and there was some kind of burst pipe that caused an extremely loud whistling sound. I spoke with the front desk about it and they refused to look or acknowledge the problem, but offered to refund the money through Expedia which I booked through. I ended up sleeping on a bench in Central Park which was honestly better than staying here. After a week, I contacted Expedia because I was yet to receive the refund. I was told my refund for the nights I did not stay were denied due to the hostels policy. They lied to me and kept my $200. I urge everyone to stay away from this place unless you feel like getting ripped off.

FinestJG