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"Clean rooms and friendly staff, but the pillows were terribly uncomfortable and the room was so hot it was like a sauna. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 17 Dec 2017

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Hotel Description

Hostel near Central Park in New York

In New York

Within a 15-minute walk of this Upper West Side hostel, you'll find Central Park and Beacon Theater. American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum of Art are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Round-the-clock service

Free WiFi in public areas, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are available at this hostel. The front desk is staffed around-the-clock and laundry facilities are on offer.

Free WiFi

The shared guestrooms offer free WiFi and ironing boards. Desks and free toiletries are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$109* Per night/room 25 May - 26 May

Shared Dormitory (1 Bunk Bed in 2 Bed Shared Dorm), Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory (1 Bunk Bed in 2 Bed Shared Dorm)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Central Park West Hostel ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.7 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Central Park West Hostel

Everyone (3)
3 out of 5

The room was like a sauna, it was so hot.

Clean rooms and friendly staff, but the pillows were terribly uncomfortable and the room was so hot it was like a sauna.

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2017

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3 out of 5

Low price no frills near Central Park

It's a hostel. Bring your own toiletries or pick them up from the 24 hour Duane Reade next door. Clean towels are provided at the front desk for showering. Rooms aren't the cleanest (floors specifically) but they are certainly acceptable. Roommates were all very courteous and quiet. Highly recommend this place if you need a cheap place to stay in Manhattan!

Posted by , from Houston, TX on 4 Apr. 2017

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2 out of 5

10 days in a not top ten hostel

Pros: Location
Cons: General repair of the spaces so they do not look scary; and better bed clothes and towels
The hostel is located in a nice neighborhood, 3 blocks from Central Park and close tobakeries to have breakfast and good diners. The hstel itself is far below the neighborhood standard. The common spaces, room and corridors look clean but they badly need maintenance. We paid for a King size bed and got a cabin, where one of us had to climb as if I were a young lad. The sheets were transpared and decorated with holes. Gladly the heating worked. They had WiFi that worked in the common room. This is a low, quite low budget place to sleep, and should this be known in advance.

Posted by , from Chile on 22 May 2016

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About the Central Park West Hostel

Location 201 W 87th Street, New York, NY 10024

Property Features

Central Park West Hostel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Central Park West Hostel also features laundry facilities and dry cleaning/laundry services. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. This New York hostel is smoke free.

  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) (14.9 km / 9.2 mi)
  • Train station: New York Harlem 125th St. Station (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Metro station: West 86th Street Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Central Park West Hostel offers 4 shared accommodations with air conditioning, irons/ironing boards, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in February 2017.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Staffed front desk

Hotel Names

  • Central Park West Hostel New York
  • Central Park West Hostel
  • Central Park West Hostel York
  • Central Park West Hostel New York
  • Central Park West Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.