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International Student Center

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Friendly! Comfortable! Clean! Best Location in Manhattan, near Central Park! Welcome to the International Student Center youth hostel!


Dorms $30+

This can be your home away from home. We embrace diversity and we celebrate the multicultural experiences of our earth community. As a not for profit youth hostel, the International Student Center is committed to creating a safe space for nurturing cultural and educational experiences through exposure, conversations, passionate debates, friendships, and those moments of silence!

The International Student Center will be your fun space in New York City, right in the heart of Manhattan, in a beautiful and safe residential neighborhood next to Central Park. Situated on the Upper Westside, the youth hostel is easily accessible by subway and buses. The youth hostel offers 50 beds in dormitory style (bunk beds) accommodations, both single sex and co-ed rooms. As a 'youth hostel', we welcome guests who are between the ages of 18 and 35. Students, non-students, and US residents (not from NYC) accepted. Note: a valid photo ID (passport or US driver's license) is needed to check-in. We provide a free storage room for large pieces of luggage; and a safe is available for any documents (flight tickets/Passports) or electronic items: laptops/cameras) you wish to leave in a safe place at the reception. Lockers available for a fee in selected rooms only.

Duration of stay: 2 to 3 weeks depending on availability. However, from June 1 through September only a maximum of 7 days. PLEASE NOTE THAT ADVANCE RESERVATIONS MADE FOR MORE THAN 14 DAYS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY ISC.

SPECIAL SEASONAL RATES:
Winter: Jan 11 to March 31: $30
Spring: April 1 to May 31, 2008: $30
Summer: June 1 to September 30: $35
Autumn: Oct 1 to Dec 15: $30
Christmas / Holiday Season: Dec 15 to Jan 10: $35

We accept reservations in advance. However, guests must call to confirm their reservation 72 hours [3 days] prior to the day of arrival. Many guests seek last minute accommodation with us too, so don't be afraid to call and check our availability! Group Discount Rates: During Off-peak seasons (Winter and Spring) we offer discounted rates for school and college groups, and other educational clubs or groups, of ten or more persons. Please email us at info@nystudentcenter.org to inquire about group discounted rates.  Reservations will be held only until 7pm unless you email / call the hostel to set up a late arrival! On your check-out day you can store your luggage at our youth hostel until 6pm for a fee [$1 per bag / hour] No curfew. You will be given a key ($10 deposit) so you can come back anytime of the night!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR YOUTH HOSTEL SOON!

Weekly Movie night with Pizza
Music jam sessions and singer / song writer workshops by our musician in residence: Darryl Sanderson.
Wandering into town: West Village and East Village trips in a group.
  • A casual walk into Central Park....
  • In walking distance to the Museum Mile: The Metropolitan Museum; the Guggenheim; Museum of Natural History; Whitney....
  • 5 minute walk to Symphony Space...the World Music Institute that organizes concerts, dance events, and theatre performances.
  • 10 minute walk to the Boat Basin walk along the Hudson River
  • 15 minute walk to the Lincoln Center...NYC cultural hub for dance, classical music, and opera
  • 10 minute subway ride to Times Square and the Theatre district...on BROADWAY!
  • Close to Columbia University and St. John the Divine Cathedral

The International Student Center is located in a brownstone building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Our address is 38 West 88th Street, mid-block between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, near the 86th Street station on the B and C subway trains. You can also take the 1 and 9 subway trains that runs two blocks away from us on Broadway. Get off at the 86th Street station and walk two blocks north east toward 38 West 88th St., mid-block between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West.

To reach us from JFK International Airport
Take the Airtrain ($5) from the airport terminal to the Howard Beach subway ($2) station, where you can take the A train going uptown to Manhattan and change to the C or B train at 59th street (Columbus Circle). Get off at 86th street and walk two blocks toward 88th street, we are located at 38 West 88th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
OR
Stop by the Ground Transportation desk and ask about where to catch the Super Shuttle, which will drop you off at the door of the International Student Center (38 West 88th Street in Manhattan, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue). Cost: $15/person. Call 1-212-258-3826.

From La Guardia International Airport
You can take the M 60 bus from La Guardia Airport to the last stop, 113th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Then take the M 104 bus going downtown to 88th Street and Broadway. Walk two blocks from Broadway and 88th Street toward Central Park West Avenue (past Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.)
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You can also take a taxi (approximately $30) from La Guardia airport to the International Student Center at 38 West 88th Street in Manhattan, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
OR
Stop by the Ground Transportation desk and ask about where to catch the Super Shuttle, which will drop you off at the door of the International Student Center (38 West 88th Street in Manhattan, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue). Cost: $15/person. Call 1-212-258-3826.

From Newark International Airport
Take the AirTrain from the terminal to the Newark International Airport Train Station. Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station in New York City (approximately $11 one way). Follow directions from Penn Station (below).
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Take the Olympia bus ($13 one-way ticket) from the airport to 42nd Street and Port Authority terminal in Manhattan. From here, take the C train ($2) going uptown to 86th street. Then, walk two blocks toward 88th street. We are located in the middle of the block at 38 West 88th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

From Penn Station or Port Authority Bus Terminal
Take the C Subway train going uptown to the 86th Street stop, and exit on 88th street. We are located in the middle of the block at 38 West 88th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

  • Internet Access
  • TV/Common Area
  • Free Linen
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Luggage Storage
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Reservations & Contact Info

38 West 88th Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10024
The reception is open daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from 8am to 11pm. Check In: 10am-7pm. Late check-in available until 10pm (with notification). Check-out time:10am.

Tel: 212-787-7706
Web: www.nystudentcenter.org
Email: info@nystudentcenter.org

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