Welcome to HI New York City!

At HI NYC, we believe that to get to know a place, you have to see it like a local sees it, hang out where the locals hang out, feel it like a local feels it.  Our free events and programs can help connect you to the well-known and the lesser-known corners of New York, while meeting like-minded travelers from across the country and around the world.


Located on Manhattan’s famous Upper West Side, HI NYC is 2 blocks from Central Park and just minutes by subway from everything you want to see and do in the city. We’re a short walk from Columbia University, St. John the Divine, and the vibrant neighborhood of Harlem.


HI USA is newly renovated with comfortable beds, free WiFi (recently upgraded!) and the largest private green space in New York.


Let your NYC experience be unforgettable for the places you see and the people you meet at HI NYC.

10 awesome reasons to stay at

  • Free programs, activities and events to meet fellow travelers
  • 1 block from the subway/minutes from Times Square
  • 2 blocks from Central Park
  • Free WiFi – upgraded
  • Comfortable beds
  • Newly renovated common spaces
  • Cafe
  • Largest private green space in Manhattan
  • Modern Equipped Kitchen
  • Laundry



Thanksgiving Dinner Photos from the Hostel, Thank you to all the great travelers, volunteers and staff who made this a special event for all involved! Thank you Hailey, Neville, Max, Greg, Christina, Carey, May, Michael and many more! See MoreSee Less

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