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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

“Not Amazed, but great location ”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on February 06, 2020

I booked this hostel purely based on it's location. It looked little old and I was not satisfied with the offerings they had. Not the best breakfast. Rooms and bathroom weren't modern and looked as...

“Good Location. Clean room and ensuite with basic facilities. Good value for maney being in at the centre of Manhattan”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on January 05, 2020

Many local eateries and supermarkets nearby. At JKF airport, I took the Airlink NYC bus (US$23 one way) that took me straight to Chelsea Int'l Hostel so it is convenient from JFK airport. 5 min...

“Good value for money”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on December 11, 2019

Great location, in the Chelsea district. Getting anywhere was a breeze either on the subway or by just walking 7/8 Av up and down. While the room was just 2 people and spacious enough for that, the...


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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