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Explore New York City

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Merit360 delegates will depart the hostel at 9am on August 27th, but you are invited to arrive earlier to enjoy everything that HI NYC has to offer! Spend a few days with us and get to know the real New York City. Join our free tours and activities, and truly experience the city that never sleeps.

Book your stay at HI New York City, at a special dorm bed rate of $52/night.

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Reserving by Email:

  1. Send an email to our reservations department at
  2. Confirm arrival date, number of nights, first and last name, phone (if available), and email for confirmation.
  3. Let us know that you are with Merit360 and would like to reserve the special rate.
  4. Attach your Merit360 confirmation email to confirm you are a Merit360 delegate.
  5. We will return your email within 24 hours, and you will receive a confirmation email when the reservation is complete.

Reserving by Phone:

  1. Dial 001 212-932-2300.
  2. Press the number 1 for our Reservations team.
  3. Advise the agent that you are with Merit360 and would like to reserve your stay.


  1. Individual changes or cancellations should be made at least 14 days prior to the arrival date.
  2. Our team at HI New York City is briefed on World Merit and Merit360, so they will respond appropriately.
  3. The special rate is guaranteed until July 31, 2016. Thereafter it is subject to availability, and at the hostel's discretion.

Membership to HI or HI USA is required when staying at a HI USA hostel. World Merit group membership provides you with membership while staying at HI NYC. Membership fees may apply to stays in other hostels.

Please note: Accommodations during the Merit360 program (August 27th - September 11th) have already been booked for program delegates.

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You can also choose to extend your stay once the program is complete, and explore beyond New York. HI USA has over 50 hostels around the US – choose from urban city centers or beautiful national or state parks. If this is your first visit to the US, let HI USA be your partner on your journey, and see the country as we see it, like a local.

Explore all HI USA hostels around the country.

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HI USA is a proud partner of World Merit and Merit360 in tackling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.