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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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based on 1,662 reviews
Central Park West Hostel - New York, NY, United States
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Provider Nightly total $36 $36

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Distance to city centre 3.7 km
Location rating 9.3



Standard rooms


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Total stay + taxes & fees
Bunk bed
King bed
King bed




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bed was very uncomfortable in 26 reviews
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  • Excellent
    Dec. 2019

    The location was great: just off the 86th Street Line 1 station and with Central Park just next door.

    Bunk bed was hard and spartan!

  • Good
    Dec. 2017

    It was dead cheap, the staff were reasonably polite and friendly. 24hr check-in is useful.

    You get what you pay for, so don't expect good bedding or complementary anything. The lockers didn't work on the room, so no secure storage.

  • Good
    Jul. 2017

    The location is good (close to subway and with 24/7 services nearby), Central Park, etc... and staff members always nice and helpful, it was always clean and quiet, not a noisy backpackers place... Bathrooms were always clean and not busy, 24 hours reception, clean sheets...

    It looks like a pension, and common areas are not necessary accommodating, there´s a kitchen which is OK and some "lounge" area in the basement but I wouldn´t say there were cool places to hang out at... Not too much of a hostel least not the ones I´m used to, with other travelers with whom to socialize. Understanding NYC it´s an expensive city, this was still not worth it (for the kind of experience I expect in a hostel), I'd rather check other options for the same budget...

  • Okay
    Mar. 2017

    i liked the location, and the coffee

    The mattress size was really little, the bathroom seat was so old, it looked dirty. They really need appropriate door locks, because the other ones had tape on them

  • Okay
    Dec. 2016

    Clean Location

    Noisy room No towels Cheep facility

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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

6.4 Good

based on 1,662 reviews









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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Game room
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Pets not allowed
Storage available
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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New York LaGuardia 8.7 km
Teterboro 9.9 km
New York - Penn Station 4.5 km
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