Are you looking for a hostel in New York City? Let me help you! There’s one big advantage to hostels in New York: they’re a lot cheaper than hotels. If you don’t mind sharing a room (and the noise/mess that can come with that) then it’s a great alternative. The quality of hostels that you find on this page are good, so it’s a great option for students and young adults. Aside from being cheap, hostels are also great places to socialise and make new friends.
Here are a few good hostels in and outside of Manhattan. If you use the links below you do not need to pay any booking fees!
If it’s important to you to stay close to all the attractions that you can find in New York, then a hostel in Manhattan is for you. A hostel here costs a little bit more, but you’ll be in the centre of the city that never sleeps.
In Hostelling International, dorms are larger than any other in this overview: 10 to 12 beds per room. The hostel provides you with a comfortable bed and a kitchen to use. There are two large common areas. You can only stay at this hostel if you’re over 18, or 16 with supervision. The hostel is very close to Central Park and is located in the Upper West Side. You can also store your luggage after checking out, which is convenient.
West Side YMCA Hostel
West Side YMCA Hostel has a fantastic location, close to Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. It is within walking distance of Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle and Times Square. There are rooms for one, two and four people available, with shared or semi – private bathrooms. The hostel has two indoor swimming pools and a gym and there is also free wifi.
Outside of Manhattan
If travelling to the city centre really doesn’t bother you, because you’re more worried about your budget then you can get a hostel outside of Manhattan. It’s a great way to experience the other boroughs of New York and you can usually be in the city within an hour, depending on the location.
The Local NYC
In the Local NYC hostel you have the choice between a private room with bathroom or a shared room. The hostel is located in a very artistic neighbourhood in Queens and the metro can take you to Times Square in 20 minutes. This hostel also has a roof terrace if you want to enjoy a drink, and it has a laundry room which is convenient if you want to stay a bit longer. This hostel also plans their own events like movie nights and yoga classes to make sure that everyone’s having a good time!
Check the availability for The Local here
20 mins from Times Square
Q4 Hostel is located in Long Island City and is rated the best in this region! The hostel is open 24 hours a day and also provides full time security. The hostel doesn’t allow guests under the age of 17 without parental supervision and no meals are included. Other than that you’re very close to the city centre and the rooms are tidy and clean.
Check availability for Q4 here
15 mins from Times Square