The Chelsea International Hostel is located in the historic Chelsea District of Manhattan. Just north of Greenwich Village and south of Midtown Manhattan it is between 7th & 8th Avenues. The hostel was opened in 1993 with just 40 beds but now has 350 beds making it the biggest independent hostel in New York. The Chelsea district has the lowest crime rate in all of Manhattan. We have a professional security staff and all our common areas are under constant video monitoring. Our property is maintained around the clock by a highly motivated maintenance and maid staff. Our front desk staff is comprised of people familiar with New York and the surrounding Boroughs.