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Chelsea International Hostel

251 West 20th Street, New York, New York, USA


Our Hostel was first opened in 1993 and is now the largest independent Hostel in New York City. The Chelsea International Hostel is located in the historic Chelsea district of Manhattan - just north of Greenwich Village and south of Midtown Manhattan (between 7th and 8th Avenues). The Chelsea district has the lowest crime-rate in all of Manhattan. Our property is maintained around the clock by a highly motivated maintenance and maid staff and our front desk personnel is comprised of people familiar with New York and the surrounding Boroughs.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Towels Included



Traveler Reviews

“Institutional space”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on January 01, 2019

I recently stayed with a friend for 4 nights. Cost about $60ish each U.S. a night, the room was shared with 2 others. So we had other women coming and going in the room throughout our stay. The...

“All I needed was a bed and a shower. Felt safe Poluce station across the street”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on December 02, 2018

Last Minute stay while NYC. 2 day stay was ok all I needed was a bed and shower. Looks dated. Could use a little TLC. Shared a tiny room with my friend. Had lockers to lock up important things...

“Do not stay here!!!”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on November 21, 2018

Checked in, paid for a night's stay and left IMMEDIATELY. The room was dusty, with peeling paint and a wobbly door which does not feel secure. The bed is so close to the window that your head will...


From JFK AirportSUBWAY: Take the air train that will drop you off on Howard Beach subway stop. There you will take the train A direction into Manhattan, and get off on 14st. When you get off on this stop you will want to walk towards the 16st. exit to be closer to the Hostel. We are located on 20st between 8th and 7th ave.From La Guardia AirportYou can take the M60 bus and get off on 125th st and Broadway. There you can take the 1 train direction downtown and get off on 18st. We are on 20th between 7th and 8th ave.From Newark AirportBY TRAIN you can take the NJ transit that will drop you off @ Penn Station. Take the A, C, or E Train downtown to the 23rd St. Station.Taxi Fare from ALL AirportsTaxi fare from JFK and La Guardia airports will be a minimum of $ 45.00 *(Taxi fare from Newark will be slightly more due to road tolls)*Airport Shuttle ServiceAirlink Shuttle Service offers affordable direct service to and from the Hostel.


24 hours cancellation.

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