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Central Park Hostel

19 W. 103rd St., New York, NY 10025 40.796248 -73.961686
nr. Manhattan Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-678-0491 | Fax: 212-678-0453 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Under $110, Inexpensive
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Hostel
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Sample Room Rates

Dormitory beds, $34-$55; private room, $89-$135; studio, $109-$179

Official Website

centralparkhostel.com

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 103rd St.

Parking

  • Nearby Parking Lots

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Hotel Amenities

  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe

Profile

This Upper West Side hostel provides dirt-cheap lodging for no-frills backpackers who'd rather spend money on "I Heart NY" tees. The five-story walk-up, located on a residential street off Central Park West, has 200 beds in co-ed dormitory-style and private rooms. The dormitory rooms are plain and cramped but clean, featuring rows of bunk beds, a mirror, and a small locker for each person. (Locks are not provided.) Faded pillows, sheets, and blankets are provided, though you'll need to bring your own towel and toiletries to shower in one of four communal bathrooms per floor. Private rooms with either two single beds or one double are available, and unlike the bare-bones décor of the rest of the hostel, they have colorful red walls with comforters to match. In the spacious, basement-level lounge (open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.), guests can unwind on the couch, shoot some pool, or access the Internet via free Wi-Fi or the lounge's computer work station. Or they can venture to the kitchenettes on floors two and five, both equipped with a stove and a fridge, to prepare themselves dinner.

Pros

Rates as cheap as $34 a night, friendly staff, and hallways with a lemony, just-cleaned scent.

Cons
There’s no elevator, little storage space for belongings, and, at least in the dorm-style rooms, not a lot of privacy. And though it’s near Central Park, the location is out-of-the-way for most other tourist hotspots.

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