Central Park West Hostel

Central Park West Hostel

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

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Central Park West Hostel
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About Central Park West Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

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.

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Amenities at Central Park West Hostel

  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • ATM on-site
  • 24hr front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries
  • Heating
  • Trash cans


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • 24hr front desk


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchen

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Elevator


  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Lockers
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Desk

Things to do

  • Game room

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of Central Park West Hostel

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8.5 Very good
Pros:The location was great: just off the 86th Street Line 1 station and with Central Park just next door.
Cons:Bunk bed was hard and spartan!
6.2 Okay
Pros:It was dead cheap, the staff were reasonably polite and friendly. 24hr check-in is useful.
Cons: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.
6.2 Okay
Pros: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...
Cons: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 environment...at 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...
5.1 Fair
Pros:i liked the location, and the coffee
Cons: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
6.0 Okay
Pros:Clean Location
Cons:Noisy room No towels Cheep facility
2.0 Poor
Cons:I had to sleep with clothes on because the room (210) was very cold. Also the bathroom was not clean. Someone else had left a pizza box in the garbage can and it remained there for two more days.
6.5 Okay
Pros:It was near Central Park and subway so everything was convenient .
Cons:You can go morning jogging in Central Park . It was fantastic !
6.0 Okay
Cons:dirty restroom


201 West 87th Street, New York, NY 10024

What's nearby

  • Central Park0.6 mi
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art0.9 mi
  • Frick Collection1.2 mi
  • Fifth Avenue1.4 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art1.9 mi
  • Broadway2 mi
  • Rockefeller Center2.1 mi
  • Times Square2.1 mi
  • New York Public Library2.5 mi
  • Grand Central Terminal2.5 mi
  • Bryant Park2.5 mi
  • Empire State Building2.8 mi



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  • If you’re after a cheap room at Central Park West Hostel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and April.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Central Park West Hostel, plan to stay on a Monday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Central Park West Hostel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $37, while the most expensive was $135.

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Distance to city center

2.3 mi

Nearest Airport

New York Skyports SPB

Distance to airport

3.7 mi