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Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel - Manhattan, New York

2 star Hostel New York
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300 W 30th St - New York

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from $ 263.73
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This New York hostel offers free Wi-Fi, dry cleaning/laundry services and ATM/banking services.

Free high-speed (wired) Internet access is available. Enjoy coffee in the lobby, which also has a safe at the front desk should you wish to lock away any valuables. Other amenities include concierge services and laundry facilities.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.0 Good
Based on 91 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

a perfect place to stay whilst in Manhattan! Spacious room, central location, ver...

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Hostel Facilities at Chelsea Star

  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Internet/Email services
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle service

Know before you go

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival to make arrangements for check-in.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel is also known as

Chelsea Star Hotel
Chelsea Star
Hotel Chelsea Star
Chelsea Star New York City

7.2

Clean

7.8

Location

5.1

Quiet

5.5

Spacious

7.0

Service

Chelsea Star Hostel reviews

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The Chelsea Star is a wonderful, welcoming place, and we would return any time. Two families (5 people) came together for a surprise birthday party in the city, and the 3-queen suite provided ample room. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and they even delivered flowers to the birthday girl! The value was amazing, the rooms clean and comfortable, and the location unbeatable.

7.4 Good
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Argentina

It was good hotel for a reasonable price.

4.9 Ordinary
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

need some pressure in the shower....

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Really friendly, helpful staff and a great location.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Estonia

Nice hotel, very-very friendly staff! Helped me to carry my luggage upstairs, gave me a map and showed places i might be interested to visit.

7.8 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Excellent support from John! His tip's had been very helpful. And thanks for letting us change the rooms. We have felt very welcomed and had a great stay!

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

There was a mix up as far as me having the bottom bunk, the other young man that was in the room was in my bed earlier. I took a wash cloth and not a towel, I was unaware that there was a charge for the item. But all in all, for the price, I was very pleased with the service and the accommodations for the price I paid. I will be staying here again, Thank you.

7.1 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Good location, very close to Madison Square and Chelsea attractions. Overall the room wasn't too bad but it had a strong foot-like smell (the carpet?). The bed wasn't very comfortable and the it was impossible to regulate the air conditioner: either it was on and you would die from coldness or it was off and you would die from heat!.

3.4
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

The cheapest hotel in the center of New York

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The room was incredible considering the time of year, how much we paid, and the neighborhood we stayed in. I was pretty scared up until check-in thinking that something was going to give and it was going to be a dive. It wasn't! It felt like one of the fun hostels/hotels that I've stayed at in other countries.

7.9 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Slovakia

Chelsea star hostel is very good choice for single traveller who wants to spend most of time doing sightseeing in NYC. The location is perfect, just cross the street to the Penn station. I stayed at Chelsea 3 nights in room with 6 bunk beds. But roommates were kind, they were not noisy. There were 4 bathrooms with shower, toilette and washbasin which were cleaned every day. In the price also free WIFI access was included. Chelsea is very good property!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I've stayed at this hotel before. It's fantastic for the price and would stay a 3rd time should I visit New York again.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

Excellent service, we got even more then we asked for. For NYC also very cheap. Location close to Penn station (and subway), which is very comfortable, when you need to travel by train. Nice and quiet outside terrace where you can eat, smoke and use wireless internet. However nobody talks, because everybody is using cellphones and/or laptops. The outside of the hotel doesn't reveal what's inside.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

It was a great and safe stay, which was very important to me. Thank you for you're hospitality.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Costa Rica

Everything was very good. Excellent location. I would stay there again in my next trip to wonderfull NY.

6.3 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Clean, Tidy but basic. Good location, friendly helpfull staff. The price I had to pay was more than I was led to believe when I booked which was disappointing, but did not affect our stay.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

Me senti muy bien atendida, fueron muy amables y me aconsejaron sobre formas de transporte que me resultaron muy convenientes, la habitacion muy limpia y bien espaciosa, baños en muy buenas condiciones. Volvere sin lugar a dudas- Fabiana Pedernera(argentina)

7.9 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I was in a suite, a double bed room with bathroom and it was very ok, silent and clean The location is wonderful, you can walk to any Manhatan location , close to Chelsea art galleries and quite close to Penn Station

0.6
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

The smaller room that I saw in all my life. The room was a bed in the middle of 4 walls like a grave!!!!Heating at the higer level.I found the towel dirty of foregnier blood. The best bad place that I've been!!!

2.2
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Big disappointment here! This hotel's snazzy web site includes photos that did not resemble in the slightest bit the reality of the room we got, which was ugly, poorly lit and so small that I wonder whether it was even legal. For 130 dollars per night, I did not expect to be staying in a glorified broom closet over a noisy street, to spend 30 minutes waiting in line for the ONLY bathroom on the entire floor every morning, and to be eaten alive by bed bugs every night! To its credit, this hotel does have a great location near Times Square, and a kind staff, but that hardly justifies charging so much money to stay in a place that can best be qualified as a truly crappy hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Going by the price and the appearance of the hotel from the outside, our expectations were quite low, but fortunately we were pleasantly surprised. Staff - very polite and helpful. Rooms - old but clean and well maintained, spotless bathroom (ours was not shared). Noise level - walls seemed a bit thin so we could hear conversations in adjoining rooms sometimes. Location - walking distance from times square. Other goodies - cheap internet connection, plenty of eating places around the block, microwave oven, tea, coffee. (Review is based on the room we got, other rooms may or may not be as appealing. We were bumped up to a room with a nice view.)

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Africa

My stay was quite pleasant and the staff most helpfull. They assisted A LOT with questions re. New York, sights and transport. Also, I was very fortunate, in that the other occupants in my dorm room were very considerate and pleasant.

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

la mia stanza era al secondo piano dell'8th avenue quindi durante la notte era quasi impossibile dormire per il rumore del traffico. Stanza singola molto piccola. Se non si hanno grosse pretese l'hotel va piu' che bene, anche se il prezzo non è adeguato al rapporto qualità/prezzo.

7.2 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

By accident I arrived one day too early in NYC on a saturday, but the guy at the reception was very helpful and able to provide my a double room for the night by shifting. Stayed then there for three nights in a single private room, which was quite small, clean and with individual art design, but noisy due to the hotels location right at the corner of the eight avenue and its position next to the shared bathroom, so having earplugs ready is necessary to sleep undisturbed, even if you prefer openening the window for fresh air. There was one shared bathroom/toilet per floor, what made it hard in the morning rush hour to take a shower. Anyhow, the location is very centrally in NYC (got there by train, its only one block off Penn station) Major entertainment and attractions can be safely reached by foot over busy streets even in the night. And the pricing for the quality seems for me to be a good deal for NYC, so in case I may stay there again. One tip for hotel: the biggest noise source of the bathrooms were the boxes for the paper towels, when hotel guests are treating their levers like bezerk in the night - a silent sensor one would be a great improvement!

2.5
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

interaction with staff very poor. No way to have a breakfast/lunch other than going outside! Very noisy. I'll not recommand this palce to anyone

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Young people. Optimal position of the Hotel. Very cleaned rooms. Very good for turist for short periods.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

Stayed in an 8-bed-dorm for 8 nights in Mar 2008. Hotel and room are very clean, so is the ensuite bathroom. There is an additional (public) bathroom (with shower) on each floor, which were clean as well. The room was very small for 8 people, esp if everyone brings a big bagpack. Apart from an open-air terrace and small room which housed a pay-for-use internet pc, a free coffee machine and a small bench, there was NO common room, which meant that there was nowhere really to sit/read/relax outside of the dorm room. The hotel is located conveniently close to Paddington Station and just a few blocks from 34th Street and Times Square. Near the hotel is a Subway Sandwich, a 24h Deli, a really good bakery (with excellent Cheesecake), some bars/pubs/bottleshop, and a 24h Drugstore. All in all, very good value for money, clean and centrally located. My only complaint would be the lack of a proper common where one could sit down and relax from a day in hectic NYC.

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Warm welcome and a lot of help. Small but very nice room. Just a little loud at night. But the whole place was very clean. Friendly people and staff. Whenever we come to New york again, we would love to stay at Chelsea Star!!!

1.0
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

mice in dormitory!!!!...and when I complained the guy at reception became obnoxious!! Way overpriced compared to other much nicer hostels in Manhattan. No guest-kitchen, but supposedly the mice were my fault for having brought a sealed packet of crisps into room, well, were else should I have left it please??? Avoid!!!!

3.1
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Very simple room for people without any expectation or wishes. Good for a short break (1 max. 2 nights) but not longer. If you want to book a room, ask for a quiet room, cause it is unbelivable looud in it. Only one shower and toilet per etage...no good. No relaxing possible.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The ideal location of this hotel is fantastic to all of the major attractions and access to downtown nyc. I travelled on my own and highly reccomened this venue to people who are travelling alone or with a friend.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Traveled with my wife. This is a wonderful place to stay at a good price in New York City

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

This hotel is beautiful, clean, in a good position, with a particular furniture. Very good the terrace, useful for breakfast. A comfortable hotel, ok for people without pretensions who want to visit New York and not stay in the hotel for all time.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Il Chelsea Star nasce sopratutto come ostello, di conseguenza gli spazi comuni e la reception risentono di questa sua natura. La nostra stanza pero' si trovava in un edificio affianco a quello principale, ed era eccezzionale. Si tattava in realta' di un mini appartamento con cucinotto dotato di microonde e frigorifero, un bel bagno a nuovo, e nella stanza bella spaziosa con parquet nuovissimo c'erano 3 letti queen. Inoltre la fermata della metroplitana era a 5 minuti a piedi ed eravamo vicini a Times Square, al Medison Square Garden, alla Pennsylvania Station, Broadway e Fashion street, una strada con tantissimi negozi sempre affollata, giorno e notte. Per un prezzo veramente competitivo rispetto a quelli degli altri alberghi a New York.

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

the only comment i want to make is new york is still a place you cant sleep .this is a very nice place to stay apart from outside noise

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Nice Hotel, near the Madison Square Garden, 15 min. to Times Square. Because of a booking mistake, they gave us even a better room for the same price, thats good service i think.

6.5 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

The location is great close to the shops, Time Sq, Empire State, Penn Station and the Subway, also the Pier for Cirlcle Line Boat trips is walking distance. The Hotel is clean and bright and not that expensive. The only thing we found was the rooms were small, enough space for a double bed and your lugage and that was it but the room decoration is cool we had a great time and enjoyed the patio area and the staff are very helpful.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

This was my first trip to New York and Chelsea Star Hotel and did like it very mush the staff was great and it was very esye to get along wiht the other guests and everything was in a walking distenc pubs.bars.shopps.post office just to name a few from the hotel so i am going to stay there again on my next trip to New York

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

I actually changed room, because the first one was so small, but the other one with also a bathroom, that one was great! I recomende it, because it is a special price in NY to have thise facilities. One thing I loved to do was to have dinner on the outdoor terrace with other people, really feeling like a newyorker

5.3 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Well located Value for money accomm.;however, it is more of a hostel than a hotel. Should be warning about the stairs and there being no elevator (i.e. for people with heavy luggage) Bathrooms need improving. Overall no complaints, it needs to be understaood that accomm. in NY comes at a premium price and if you choose the cheapest rate it will come with the associated features.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • France

I would defenetely go back thereif I ever go to NYC again

7.8 Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

4.6 Ordinary
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

6.7 Fair
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

3.3
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

6.2 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

4.6 Ordinary
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

6.2 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Mexico

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.7 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

6.8 Fair
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

7.5 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Norway

2.6
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

4.2 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

7.9 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Norway

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1.4
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

4.7 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

6.6 Fair
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • EU

6.7 Fair
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

4.7 Ordinary
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

3.3
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.2 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

6.0 Fair
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

3.4
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.6 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

7.8 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

5.2 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

7.3 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

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Room Details

Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel offers 34 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with digital channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Madison Square Garden area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as phones. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel

By car
From JFK International Airport (15 miles/24 km) take the Van Wyck Expressway to Grand Central Parkway West to Midtown Tunnel. Then take 5th Avenue down to 30th Street. The hotel is located on W 30th Street at 8th Avenue.
From LaGuardia International Airport (10 miles/16 km) take the Grand Central Parkway West to Midtown Tunnel, then 5th Avenue down to 30th Street. The hotel is located on W 30th Street at 8th Avenue.
From Newark/Liberty International Airport (25 miles/40 km) take the New Jersey Turnpike to Lincoln Tunnel, then 5th Avenue to 30th Street. The hotel is located on W 30th Street at 8th Avenue.

By subway
The closest subway stop is on 28th Street and 7th Avenue (red line 1,2,3,9).

By airplane
From JFK International Airport take the New York Airport Service Express Bus for Midtown Manhattan/East Side until Grand Central Station, then take the red subway line (1,2,3,9) to the 28th Street stop, very close to the hotel. You can also take the Super Shuttle Manhattan, which offers a shared door to door service to any address in Manhattan, including all hotels.
From LaGuardia International Airport take the New York Airport Service Express Bus for Midtown Manhattan/East Side until Grand Central Station, then the subway. You can also take the Super Shuttle Manhattan, which offers a shared door to door service to any address in Manhattan, including all hotels.
From Newark/Liberty International Airport take the Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus for Midtown Manhattan/East Side until Grand Central Station, then the subway. You can also take the Super Shuttle Manhattan, which offers a shared door to door service to any address in Manhattan, including all hotels.

Distances from Hostel Chelsea Star

Penn Station - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Fashion Institute of Technology - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Madison Square Garden - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Penn Plaza Pavilion - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Manhattan Mall - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Macy's - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Herald Square - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Empire State Building - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Port Authority Bus Terminal - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The Institute of Culinary Education - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum - 1 km / 0.6 mi
New Amsterdam Theater - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Madison Square Park - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Bryant Park - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The closest major airports to Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel are:
New York, NY (TSS-East 34th Street Heliport) - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
New York, NY (JRB-Downtown Manhattan Heliport) - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 10.8 km / 6.7 mi
Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 16.7 km / 10.4 mi
New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 21.5 km / 13.3 mi

The preferred airport for Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel is New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Chelsea Star Hotel & Hostel

  • Shuttle service
There is no official body operating a star rating scheme for accommodation in this city and therefore this hotel has been classified by the property itself.