About HI New York City.


HI New York City is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side.
One block from Broadway and a main subway line. Minutes from glorious Central Park.

HI New York City is more than just a place to stay for solo travelers and groups from around the world. HI NYC believes in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and cultures that lead to a more tolerant world.

We fulfill our mission by helping you discover the fascinating history, diverse culture and unique neighborhoods that make New York an unforgettable, world-class destination.

Located on Manhattan’s famous Upper West Side, HI NYC is surrounded by Central Park and Riverside Park, and is minutes by subway from Times Square and Rockefeller Center, the High Line, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Empire State Building and the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. HI NYC is a short walk from Columbia University and St. John the Divine and close to the vibrant neighborhood of Harlem.

HI NYC’s recently-renovated, historic building has numerous common areas for you to relax and plan your days, including a large outdoor patio and private green space. Free high-speed wifi is available throughout the building and our Big Apple Café serves New York bagels and other delicious fare throughout the day and late into the night. If you prefer to make your own food, our guest kitchen is always available with plenty of space for you to store food and prepare meals.

Every day HI NYC offers tours, events and outings to show you the city’s sights, and every evening there are activities both in and outside of the hostel – a perfect way to get to know both New York City and your fellow travelers.


  • Family rooms available
  • Café
  • Non smoking
  • Large private green space
  • Meals available
  • Common room(s)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Groups welcome
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Games room
  • Discounts and concessions available
  • Luggage Storage
  • Internet access + Free WiFi
  • Lockers available for baggage storage
  • Air conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Huge, modern self-catering kitchen
  • Cycle rental available at or near the hostel
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rates include local tax
  • TV room
  • Individual travellers welcome
  • Hostel open 24/7 with friendly, professional service


  • Shopping center/market nearby
  • Leisure facilities nearby
  • Museums/art galleries nearby
  • Hostel with a difference
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Historical sites nearby
  • Cultural center nearby
  • Nightlife nearby
  • Main attractions nearby