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Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

208 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air Conditioning
24/7 Front Desk


Explore the area

Popular LocationCentral Park9 min walk
Popular LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art6 min drive
Popular LocationLincoln Center7 min drive
AirportNew York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia)28 min drive

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

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (1 Bunk Bed in 2 Bed Shared Dorm)
  • Shared Dormitory (1 Bunk Bed in 2 Bed Shared Dorm), Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (1 Bunk Bed in 2 Bed Shared Dorm), Private Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed, Private Bathroom

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

New York

Central Park West Hostel is located in New York's Upper West Side neighborhood. 5th Avenue and Times Square are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Central Park and Bryant Park. Check out an event or a game at Madison Square Garden, and consider making time for Central Park Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Central Park - 9 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 6 min drive
  • Lincoln Center - 7 min drive
  • Columbia University - 9 min drive
  • Museum of Modern Art - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • West 86th Street Station - 1 min walk
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 5 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 28 min drive


  • Barney Greengrass - 1 min walk
  • Jacob's Pickles - 3 min walk
  • Peacefood Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Good Enough To Eat - 5 min walk
  • Cafe Lalo - 7 min walk
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About this property

Central Park West Hostel

New York hostel in Upper West Side, walk to Central Park
Coffee/tea in a common area, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, an arcade/game room, and tour/ticket assistance. All rooms are shared and offer free WiFi and ironing boards. Guests will also find desks and free toiletries.
Central Park West Hostel offers 4 shared accommodations with air conditioning, irons/ironing boards, and complimentary toiletries. This New York hostel provides 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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Shared accommodations



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


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
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

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Central Park West Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Central Park West Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Central Park West Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Central Park West Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hostel?
Central Park West Hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Central Park West Hostel?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does this hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is this hostel located?
Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Beacon Theater. American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum of Art are also within 1 mi (2 km). West 86th Street Station is only a 2-minute walk and 86 St. Station (Central Park West) is 8 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Central Park West Hostel

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Not too good

Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Dirty smelly hole with hostile personal

Horrible dirty smelly place with very hostile stuff, no WiFi all the time, cockroaches everywhwere! During four days firefighters come three times because of fire dangerous.

Stayed 10 nights in Mar 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort

Stayed 11 nights in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The Central Park West Hostel was a pleasant surprise. Abundant hot water and pressure, clean bathrooms and rooms, not all that noisy, and a great location for multiple public transportation options. The building itself is a little rough looking and the neighborhood too, but don't be fooled, it's a good place to stay and lots of yummy food and beverage choices in easy walking distance. I'd stay there again without question!

Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019