Housing and Travel
Housing and Travel at UU-UNO Intergenerational Seminar
International Engagement & Building Peace
Photo of the entrance to HI New York City Hostel


All Youth and their sponsors, as well as Young Adult participants, will lodge in dorm rooms at HI New York City Hostel. See below for more information on the HI New York City Hostel.

All other participants are responsible for finding their own accommodations. We recommend using a site like hotels.com or bookings.com to reserve affordable lodging.

  • YMCA Guest Rooms (found around Manhattan) offer some affordable lodging as well, such as:

  • We can also suggest looking into housing through the Guest Rooms at Union Theological Seminary.​

The Seminar Planning Committee is working on identifying homestay options in the area to help lower the lodging cost for attendees. Please stay tuned for further details. 

Accommodations at HI New York City Hostel

All Youth, Sponsors, and Young Adults will stay at HI New York City Hostel in Manhattan (891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York NY, 10025), which is included in the cost of registration.

  • Hostel dorms have 8-12 twin bunk beds in gender-exclusive rooms. When registering, participants will select whether they will stay in a male, female, or multigender room. 

  • Towels and bed-linens will be provided by the hostel. Sleeping bags are not permitted. Each dorm bed features a privacy barrier, personal locker, shelf, charging station, and individual lamp. 

  • Youth and their Sponsors will be assigned rooms, with at least two adult Youth Sponsors to each room.

  • All Young Adults who are not sponsoring youth will be assigned a twin bed in a room separate from Youth and Sponsors. We have reserved a co-ed room for Young Adults and may be able to add additional gender-specific rooms, depending on interest from Young Adult participants.

Travel & Transportation

Transportation during the Seminar

The Intergenerational Spring Seminar is held at various venues in the City of New York, including:

  • HI New York City Hostel **Youth, Sponsors only** (evening Wednesday, April 15, also overnight throughout)
    891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
  • Community Church of New York, Unitarian Universalist (all day Thursday, April 16 and afternoon on Friday, April 17)
    40 East 35th St, New York, NY 10016
  • United Nations Headquarters (morning on Friday, April 17)
    At 1st Ave & ​​46th St, New York, NY 10017

  • Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York (morning Saturday, April 18)
    160 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

On the day of the Theme Panel at the United Nations, we will travel from the UN​ to Community Church​. It is about a 20-minute walk. Other accommodations will be arranged as needed for those unable to walk that distance. If this applies to you, please contact unitednations [at] uua [dot] org to be added to our shuttle list.

The UU-UNO will provide Metro Cards to participants staying at the hostel so that they can travel via the NYC Subway system to and from the east side of the city for the events at the Community Church and the United Nations. The NYC Subway system with be the main mode of transportation; other accommodations will be arranged as needed for those unable to walk/take the subway. ​​

Youth Transportation

Youth will travel with their designated Sponsor in Travel Squads (assigned prior to the start of the Seminar) 

  • Travel Squads will include at least two Sponsors, at least one of whom is familiar enough with New York City to help guide the group through the subway system.

For more information contact unitednations@uua.org.

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