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Central Park West Hostel

201 W 87th Street, New York, NY 10024, United States
+1 646 490 7348

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Central Park West Hostel - New York, NY, United States
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Provider Nightly total $38 $38

Good to know

Distance to city centre 3.7 km
Location rating 9.3



Standard rooms


Bed type
Nightly base price
Bunk bed
$75 per night
$98 per night
$98 per night
$131 per night
King bed
$132 per night
King bed
$168 per night




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  • Mediocre
    Feb 2020

    Excellent location, spacious room with plenty of chairs and storage. Its so nice to have places where to put your stuff in (most hostels don’t). There are plenty of bathrooms, which is very convenient. I also liked that there was a lounge/kitchen which allows you do cook and keep food in a fridge. This is definitely a plus for backpackers, as it allows you to save money since eating out at NYC gets really expensive.

    The front desk is not always being attended. Its supposed to be 24/7 but more than once I had to wait a significant amount of time for any given thing I needed from there. The entrance is always open and not card activated how it says, that plus an inattentive front desk makes it easy for an intruder to come inside. The bathrooms are finely equipped but very poorly maintained, some have leaks, some don’t have a garbage bin or toilet paper. One of the dryers wasn’t working either. I had to use three different bathrooms to do everything I needed to do (one was OK to shower in, one was OK to do my business in, one was OK to dry my hands in, etc).

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    It was as calm no noise and the location was just great


  • Good
    Feb 2020

    The heating wasn’t working in the room, in winter! And the duvet was a summer blanket.

  • Poor
    Feb 2020

    Only access to building landmarks of NY.

    Very old building and too much small lift only two persons., and many many more problems

  • Okay
    Feb 2020

    Good value for the price in mid-town Manhatten. Definitely for the traveller who needs a place to sleep and shower and not much more! I was on the top bunk in a shared room and never met my roommate even though we slept a metre apart! Kitchen facilities are clean and simple ...a few steps up from camping. Lots of places to eat, caffeinate and shop just steps away and it's Manhatten so transportation isn't an issue.

    I found my room a bit cold and the temp. Is managed by the landlord so was grateful for extra blankets at the front desk.

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The Central Park West Hostel is a unique accommodation located just two blocks from Central Park, in the heart of Manhattan’s best attractions and activities. Times Square is just a short 10-minute subway ride, making it easy to get to Broadway shows and more. Guests can also visit the American Museum of Natural History, Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and of course the Central Park Zoo, located inside Central Park just steps from the hostel.

The Central Park West Hostel offers free WiFi in all areas of the building, including the dorms. There are staff-organized events held regularly for guest interaction and enjoyment. There is also a shared kitchen and cafe area, along with an open lounge with a flat-screen TV for guest enjoyment. Luggage storage services are available and lockers are provided in all dorm rooms for guest security. Daily housekeeping service is provided at the hostel, which also offers a 24-hour front desk for all guest needs. Some of the guest rooms include private bathrooms while others share baths located throughout the building.

This hostel offers a newly constructed roof deck for relaxing and entertaining, and there are two bunk bed dorm options as well as a private king room option for guests, with 4 guest rooms in total to choose from. This hotel offers airport shuttle service and is a non-smoking property. Pets are not allowed at the hostel. A tour desk is available to assist guests with sightseeing tours, tickets, reservations, and recommendations.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

6.4 Good

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Storage available
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Game room
Pets not allowed
ATM on-site
Room service
Cable or satellite TV
Coffee shop

FAQs when booking at Central Park West Hostel

Where is Central Park West Hostel located?

Central Park West Hostel is located at 201 W 87th Street in Upper West Side, 3.7 km from the centre of New York. Central Park is the closest landmark to Central Park West Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Central Park West Hostel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Central Park West Hostel.

Does Central Park West Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Central Park West Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Central Park West Hostel offer free parking?

No, Central Park West Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Central Park West Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Central Park West Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Central Park West Hostel from the airport?

Central Park West Hostel is 8.7 km from New York LaGuardia.

Can you bring pets to Central Park West Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Central Park West Hostel.

Does Central Park West Hostel have a pool?

No, Central Park West Hostel does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Central Park 1 km
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art 1.4 km
  • Frick Collection 2 km
  • Fifth Avenue 2.2 km
  • Museum of Modern Art 3 km
  • Broadway 3.2 km

About the neighbourhood

Upper West Side is known for: relaxed brunch spots, families, performing arts centers


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