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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the rooms like and how much do they cost?
The International Student Center has no private rooms, only dormitory style accommodation. The price per night is $50 during the summer months, June 1 to September 30. Discounted off-season rate per night between October 1 and December 15 and January 7 through May 31 is $40 per night. Christmas / Holiday season Rates: $50 per night from December 16 through January 4, 2015.

What time is check-out?
Check out is at 10 am. All guests who wish to stay for an additional night must also pay before 10am.

How many nights may I stay at the Student Center?
One week maximum stay [based on availability] during the Summer months, from June to September.Two week maximum stay during the Winter, Autumn, & Spring months, from October to May.

May I store my bags in the reception area after I have checked out?
No. Due to limited space and security reasons, only guests of the International Student Center may store their luggage with us. On the day of their check-out guests may store luggage for a cost of $1/hour until 6pm. 

May I invite guests to visit me while I am staying at the Student Center?
No. For the security and comfort of all guests, visitors of guests must wait in the reception area.

Do I have Wi-Fi to access the internet on my laptop and smart phone?
No. Unfortunately we have mindfully decided not to provide wi-fi access to guests because we want to promote an environment of social interaction and New York city adventuring. We believe that our youth hostel is part of the larger global peace movement that strives to nurture friendships through conversations and experiential learning through inter-cultural and cross-cultural sharing with each other?. However, we do provide a super fast desktop computer for guests [for a nominal fee of $1 for 10 minutes, after the complimentary 10 minutes free internet access when you check-in] in the reception office area from 8am to 11pm! Please understand that the spirit of our intentions for not providing Wi-Fi access is that we consciously seek to create a vibrant forum for each one of our guests to share and learn from one another in our family-friendly youth hostel. So, welcome home and bless this place with your wonderful energy!

Does the Student Center take reservations in advance?
Yes, we accept reservations in advance by phone [two days in advance] and through www.hostelworld.com. Once we have confirmed a reservation, guests must email us 3 days prior to the day of arrival to confirm the reservation.




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