Average Rating Great
Atmosphere 8.0
Staff 8.0
Location 8.1
Cleanliness 8.1
Facilities 8.0
Safety 8.0
Value 8.1

New York - International Student Center

38 West 88th Street, New York, New York, USA, 10024 - Show map


Hostel overview

Rest your head at our fun & friendly International Student Center Youth Hostel in the Upper West Side of New York’s buzzing Manhattan.
We celebrate the diversity of young people from all traditions & cultures at our hostel, we genuinely care about your travel & cultural experiences when you visit this amazing city called New York! Welcome home!
There's air con in every room, perfect for hot NYC summer nights!


The ISC youth hostel is located in a historical brownstone building in a beautiful residential neighborhood of the Upper West Side in Manhattan. The Upper West Side is one of the safest & friendliest neighborhoods in New York City, boasting an amazing range of restaurants, jazz bars, & cultural centers in walking distance. We are located half a block away from Central Park & the nearest subway station.
Rockefeller Centre just 17 minutes away, & the famous shopping along 5th Avenue just 25 mins

  • Free City maps
  • Free Blanket
  • Free Internet / wi-fi
  • Free Linen
  • Free Luggage / storage room
  • Free Safe deposit box at reception
  • Free Lockers in common areas
Empire State Building (4.49 Km) The Morgan Library & Museum (4.36 Km) United Nations Headquarters (4.19 Km) Grand Central Terminal (3.85 Km) MetLife Building (3.79 Km) Helmsley Building (3.66 Km) New York Times Tower (3.80 Km) General Electric Building (3.32 Km)
Great For
  • Great for city breaks

Info & Price

Don’t forget to take one of our free maps so you can get around with ease.
We’ve got a cosy lounge area where you can relax with a DVD after a hectic day exploring, or chat to fellow travellers about your Big Apple experience. We’ve got a guest kitchen with stove, microwaves & fridges, so it's easy to keep empty stomachs happy. There's free Wi-Fi throughout our hostel, meaning you can Skype your friends or plan your activities in the city from your bunk.

  • Check-in time
    Hours when check-in is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 3:00 PM
    • End: 10:00 PM
  • Check-out time
    Hours when check-out is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 8:00 AM
    • End: 10:00 AM
  • Reception time
    Hours when reception is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 8:00 AM
    • End: 11:00 PM

We have been committed to cultural exchange and nurturing safe spaces for youth through our various programs including the youth hostel since 1953.
We offer free linen (sheets/blankets). Guests can rent towels (ask the front desk.)
If you need a locker, they’re downstairs in the common area & good news – they'll fit a large backpack.

For bookings of 5 guests or less:
Front desk:
Minimum age of at least 1 person to check in at the front desk: 18 years old

Minimum age to stay in a dorm for the dates you have selected: 18

Private rooms:
Minimum age to stay in a private room for the dates you have selected: 18

Payment type accepted: Mastercard, Visa, Cash

Check-in is 3pm-10pm. We DO NOT check-in past 11pm. Our hostel only allows small carry-on size bags in the dorms due to fire safety regulations. ALL suitcases must be left in the office luggage storage area, where you can access them from 8am to 11pm. We close the rooms for cleaning from 12 noon-3pm daily. Our youth hostel is located in a historic brownstone building with lots of stairs & NO elevator or accessible ramps.

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