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Featured Hostels in New York

The Local
2 out of 5
13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
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The price is ¥6,657 per night

Located in Queens, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, United Nations Headquarters, and 5th Avenue. Empire State Building and Grand Central ...

4.3/5Excellent! (535 reviews)

"Really enjoyed my stay. They are trying so hard to keep guests entertained during this crazy time!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

The Local
Broadway Hotel and Hostel
2 out of 5
230 W 101st St, New York, NY
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Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Columbia University. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Beacon Theater are ...

3.4/5 (1,266 reviews)

"There's rats in their trash alley. You can hear them rummaging through the trash. It's common in NY though but they should get better traps and an exterminator."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Broadway Hotel and Hostel
Central Park West Hostel
2 out of 5
201 W 87th Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥12,901 per night

Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Beacon Theater, American Museum of Natural History, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Metropolitan ...

2.9/5 (202 reviews)

"The Central Park West Hostel was a pleasant surprise. Abundant hot water and pressure, clean bathrooms and rooms, not all that noisy, and a great location for multiple public transportation options. The building itself is a little rough looking and the neighborhood too, but don't be fooled, it's ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Central Park West Hostel
The Bowery House
2 out of 5
220 Bowery, New York, NY
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Located in Little Italy, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue, and Washington Square Park. Union Square Park and Bleecker Street ...

3.1/5 (977 reviews)

"Cleaness and location. Excelent staff and very quiet"…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

The Bowery House
HI New York City
2 out of 5
891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
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Located in Upper West Side, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Columbia University. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Beacon ...

4.2/5Very Good! (677 reviews)

"Amazing atmosphere. Nearby subway station. Great neighbourhood and great tours"…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

HI New York City
Vanderbilt YMCA
2 out of 5
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥13,654 per night

Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of United Nations Headquarters, Chrysler Building, and Grand Central Terminal. St. Patrick's Cathedral ...

3.4/5 (2,041 reviews)

"All as expected for a stay at the Y. Only issue -ongoing- is the noises made by the heat radiators, especially on level 6. Expect to be disturbed/awoken from the clanging when they heat up!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Vanderbilt YMCA
West Side YMCA
2 out of 5
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥11,313 per night

Located in Manhattan, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera House, and Columbus Circle. Carnegie Hall and Juilliard School ...

3.4/5Good! (2,144 reviews)

"It was really close to Central Park and we loved that. But the room was too small."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

West Side YMCA
Morningside Inn
2 out of 5
235 W 107th St., New York, NY
The price is ¥14,407 per night

Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Columbia University, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Beacon Theater. American Museum of Natural ...

2.6/5 (970 reviews)

"It was a lovely historical building within walking distance to Columbia University and a variety of restaurants and activities."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Morningside Inn
Bowery Grand Hotel
1 out of 5
143 Bowery, New York, NY
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The price is ¥5,483 per night

Located in Bowery, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue, and Washington Square Park. Brooklyn Bridge and National September 11 ...

2.1/5 (891 reviews)
Not as Bad as I Thought!

"It's not as bad as I thought it would be. I booked a room on the mixed-gender floor, and my room was actually tidy, simple and free of bed bugs. My ceiling had tiles and didn't have the wired grid as others had pointed out. There were questionable smears on the wall, but it didn't bother me as much. ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Bowery Grand Hotel
Kamway Lodge & Travel Inc.
2 out of 5
40-36 77th St, Elmhurst, NY
The price is ¥7,650 per night

Located in Queens, this hostel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Citi Field. Roosevelt Island and Memorial Sloan-Kettering ...

2.8/5 (23 reviews)

"Real close (5 min walk) to major public transport and close to LGA (10 min), lots of stores, all kinds of food places in walking distance, all in all a nice low cost place with excellent service, had a reservation in a hotel in lower Manhattan but I canceled after they asked for $100 daily deposit ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Kamway Lodge & Travel Inc.
CITY ROOMS NYC - Chelsea
2 out of 5
368 8th Avenue, New York, NY
The price is ¥5,806 per night

Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Fashion Institute of Technology and The High Line Park. 5th Avenue and Macy's are also within 15 ...

4/5Very Good! (593 reviews)

"Clean rooms, clean facilities. The graphics on the walls are great."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

CITY ROOMS NYC - Chelsea
Jazz On The Park Hostel
2 out of 5
36 West 106th Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥4,521 per night

Located in Manhattan, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Times Square, Broadway, and Rockefeller Center. Grand Central Terminal and Empire State Building ...

3.1/5 (127 reviews)

"Bed was fine. Fixtures on sinks were difficult to use and soap dispensers empty. In a pandemic its important to have this!!! Coronavirus not approved!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Jazz On The Park Hostel
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Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥8,493 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,835 reviews)

"The terrace room beautiful views, highly recommend any friend or family 100%"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

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Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is ¥10,643 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,338 reviews)

"Quick and easy check-in, friendly staff and easy accessibility"…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Arlo NoMad
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY
The price is ¥11,181 per night
3.8/5Good! (1,855 reviews)

"I didn't like that the refrigerator in the room had a very loud buzzing noice every 30 minutes. And the bathroom sink was clogged"…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in New York?
If you’re searching for a low-cost place to stay in New York, one of the 35 hostels here could be a great option for you. By going with a hostel you can spend less on lodging and use more of your trip funds for fun things to do during your vacation. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its theaters and entertainment venues.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices, and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in New York?
Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first: HI New York City - 2-minute walk from 103 St. Station (Broadway) for easy access to public transit. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with towels, showers, and linens. The Local - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of 23 St. - Ely Av. Station. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a rooftop terrace. You’ll find towels, showers, and lockers in all rooms. The Bowery House - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Bowery St. Station and 2 Av. Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms. Central Park West Hostel - 2-minute walk from West 86th Street Station for easy access to public transit. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with free toiletries and desks. West Side YMCA - Located within a 5-minute walk of Central Park and Lincoln Center. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, 2 indoor pools, and a sauna. Rooms come with showers and TVs.
What's the seasonal weather like in New York?
The weather can be important when you’re discovering new places, so here’s a little information that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 73°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 37°F. Average annual rainfall for New York is 50 inches.
What is there to see and do in New York?
In general, New York is known for its theaters, skyscrapers, and museums. Major attractions include Times Square, Broadway, and Bryant Park. Get out into nature with places like The High Line Park, Roosevelt Island, and Washington Square Park. Cultural attractions include Radio City Music Hall, Gershwin Theater, and Broadway Theatre.
What's the best way to get around New York?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), 13.2 mi (21.3 km) away. An alternative is Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), located 11 mi (17.7 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to make use of public transit. Take advantage of metro transit at Times Sq. - 42 St. Station, 49th St. Station, and 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station. To see more of the surrounding area, catch a train at New York W 32nd St. Station, Grand Central - 42 St. Station, or New York Penn Station.