Hostels in New Jersey Hostels in New Jersey

You are looking for hostels in New Jersey? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your New Jersey hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking New Jersey.

All Cities in New Jersey

We list every single hostel in New Jersey and the world. In total, we have 3 cities in New Jersey for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All New Jersey hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in New Jersey. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking New Jersey

New Jersey, USA, is a small state on the east coast of the USA, nestled between New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. It has a few attractions worth visiting, and provides a gateway to even more attractions in the region.

Since New York City is on the border of New York and New Jersey, many travelers save money by staying in less-costly New Jersey. Look for New Jersey, USA hostels in places like Jersey City or Union City if you'd like to take advantage of this savings idea. There are plenty of transportation options to get you across the river and into New York. The downside to this is that you will have to account for extra traffic time, especially if you get stuck in one of the traffic jams that are all too well-known in this area.

If you're driving, you may especially want to take advantage of some New York City sights that are also available to view from New Jersey. You can see the Manhattan skyline from much of this part of New Jersey. The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island is visible on most days, though you'll only see her back from New Jersey. The most popular way to get to New York is through the Lincoln Tunnel, an underwater road.

Being on the east coast, you can expect New Jersey to provide some beach towns. Wildwood is a good city to enjoy the beach. A very popular destination within New Jersey is Atlantic City. This beachside town has shopping, sand, and a boardwalk. However, it's best known for being a major place for casino gambling. You can find New Jersey, USA hostels in both of these seaside cities.

You can stay in a New Jersey, USA hostel as a stopover to explore the New England region, which is a bit north of New Jersey. The historic city of Philadelphia, located in Pennsylvania, can easily be done as a day trip. This is where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the famous Liberty Bell can be seen. The nation's capitol, Washington, D.C., is a bit further away, but can be done as a weekend trip or next destination from New Jersey. The diverse state of Virginia is only slightly further south from there.

expert for New Jersey hostels

Handwritten by local expert for New Jersey hostels Jessica Lippe

Travel Tips for New Jersey - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking New Jersey. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of New Jersey. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in New Jersey

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in New Jersey?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in New Jersey here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in New Jersey safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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