Set in a converted brownstone just steps from Central Park, ISC has 40 beds in simple dorm rooms (some female-only) and a cozy, if well-worn, lounge with full kitchen. Only guests aged 18 to 35 are accepted. The facilities are basic, but the location is outstanding, and there's no curfew (a small deposit gets you a front-door key).
Note that large suitcases can't go up to the rooms but must be kept in a secure area by the front desk (carry-ons and backpacks are fine, though).
Welcome to the International Student Center youth hostel.
Located in Manhattan, in a beautiful and safe neighborhood of the Upper West Side. We are just a 1/2 block from Central Park and the nearest subway station. We serve young people and students (between the ages of 18 and 35) traveling through New York City.
We are a youth hostel! You must be between the ages of 18-35 to stay with us.
The youth hostel offers 40 beds in dormitory style (bunk beds) accommodation, both single sex and co-ed rooms.
WiFi free for all guests.
Full kitchen with stove, microwave, fridges.
Lounge with TV/DVD.
We offer free linen (sheets/blankets). Guests can rent towels (ask the front desk).
We have A.C. units in each dorm room.
There is no curfew. You will be given a key ($10 cash deposit, refunded upon checkout) so you can come and go as you please.
We do close the rooms for cleaning from 12pm-3pm and require all guests to leave their dormitory bedrooms.
Lockers are located downstairs in the common lounge area. A safe is available for any documents or electronic items you wish to leave in a safe place at the reception. We DO NOT offer storage for bicycles!
We are located in an old brownstone building. We do not have an elevator. The guest rooms are located on the upper floors.
Have a lovely trip to New York and we look forward to seeing you at our youth hostel soon!