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Near Central Park

This budget hotel is on the Upper West Side, 4 blocks from Central Park and 7 blocks from Columbia University.

Lobby computer

Graffiti Hostel offers a lobby computer with high-speed Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and concierge services.

Wireless Internet

All 80 guestrooms in this 6-story New York City building provide TV, wireless Internet access, and shared bath facilities.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This smoke-free Upper West Side hotel is in an area of tree-lined streets, surrounded by specialty shops and ethnic restaurants.

Four blocks from Central Park and seven blocks from Columbia University, it attracts a youthful, budget-conscious clientele. The nearest subway stop is two blocks away, and staff members can provide complimentary transportation maps and city guides.

Graffiti Hostel's lobby is furnished with couches and tables. A back office has computer kiosks for guests and seating areas. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.

The hostel's front desk is open 24 hours a day and has multilingual staff. On-street parking is complimentary, and airport shuttles are available (surcharge). In addition to luggage storage, the inn offers vending machines that dispense food, drinks, and calling cards.

  • Concierge services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 80 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Smoke-free property 

Room Amenities

  • Shared bathroom 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cable TV service 

Where to Eat

Graffiti Hostel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Tomo Sushi and Sake Bar

Tom's Restaurant (regularly featured on the TV show Seinfeld)

Nearby Things to Do

Central Park and Riverside Park are both within a 10-minute walk of the hotel. Visitors can go horseback riding along Central Park's six-mile bridle path or enjoy a game of tennis on one of 30 courts. Skating, catch-and-release fishing, jogging trails, birding, and walking tours are available at one or both parks.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Graffiti Hostel does not guarantee rooms for arrivals past midnight on the day of scheduled check-in. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.

It is the policy of Graffiti Hostel to accommodate only guests who reside outside of New York State; New York State residents will not be permitted to check in. Valid proof of residence and credit card are required at check-in; no exceptions will be made.

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