International Student Center



38 West 88th Street Manhattan NY 10024 New YorkSee nearby area


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Set in a converted brownstone just a short stroll from Central Park, ISC has simple dorm rooms and basic facilities, with a cozy, if well-worn, lounge on the ground floor. The hosts are friendly, but the rules can be annoying: you can't bring bags up to the rooms, and only guests aged 18 to 35 are accepted.

Lack of wi-fi is a big minus (there is a computer, not free, for guests). The location, however, is outstanding.

Our independent authors have visited International Student Center and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Upper West Side & Central Park.

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Welcome to your home away from home! The International Student Center is centrally located in Manhattan on the Upper West Side, in a safe residential area next to the beautiful Central Park. Subway and buses are easily accessible, making your way around New York more enjoyable.

The accommodation includes 44 dormitory style bunk beds in both single sex and co-ed rooms. Guests do not necessarily have to be students and we accept US residents except for residents of New York City.

We are a YOUTH HOSTEL and guests must be between the ages of 18 and 35 to be checked-in.

Services & facilities

  • Recreation
    • Board games
    • Cable TV
    • Common Room
    • DVD's
  • Housekeeping
    • Housekeeping
    • Linen Included
  • Luggage storage
    • Luggage Storage
  • Air Conditioning
    • Available
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Internet Access
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