Hostels in Manhattan, New York City

Hostels near Manhattan

# Sorted in order of distance from Manhattan

Hostels in New York City

International Student Center New York

Manhattan - Upper West Side
Distance to Manhattan: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Solo Traveller
"…Old house, nice location - Pretty good location close to 86th street subway station at Central Park. Cheap cafes and restaurants nearby, Metropolitan and Natural History Museum around the corner. … More

West Side YMCA

Manhattan - Upper West Side
Distance to Manhattan: 1.6 km / 1 miles
Digital Nomads Party Hostel
"…After my stay here I felt like crying. I lost all money and my mates were terrified. Apart from that, what a great holiday!!! I had a great time staying at the YMCA. It was a great change of pace … More

HI New York City Hostel

Manhattan - Upper West Side
Distance to Manhattan: 1.8 km / 1 miles
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…It became a joke among those waiting for it to arrive! Make sure you bring a lock for your locker in your room and a pair of flip-flops for the shower. I'd say the neighborhood is a little scary … More
Distance to Manhattan: 1.9 km / 1 miles
Solo Traveller
"…75% Taxes not included - occupancy tax 3.50 USD per person per night Breakfast not included. General: 24 hours reception. No curfew. Needed: Valid photo ID or Passport. Please Note: … More
Distance to Manhattan: 2.2 km / 1 miles
Party Hostel
"…It is set within a 5-minute walk to Central Park/Columbus Circle and a 10-minute walk to Times Square. Columbus Circle (59th Street) Station is an easy 3 minute walk north, granting you access to … More

L Hostel

Manhattan - Central Park North
Free Breakfast
Distance to Manhattan: 2.9 km / 2 miles
"…There is a kitchen in each dorm which is still unfinished. We shared bathroom with a dorm occupied by six boys, that was the same as having no bathroom at all as they needed to shower a lot. … More
Distance to Manhattan: 2.9 km / 2 miles
1961 7th Avenue More
Distance to Manhattan: 3 km / 2 miles
Party Hostel
157 East 115th Street More
Distance to Manhattan: 4.2 km / 3 miles
Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel
"…All great - Bathroom in room is a real win for everyone involved. Everything is new and feels quality. Staff also quality. Two minute walk from subway one stop from Hanmatten is also tops. The … More

Chelsea Center

Manhattan - Chelsea
Free Breakfast
Distance to Manhattan: 4.3 km / 3 miles
"…The linen is clean and the rooms are comfortable. Although they ask people to be out of the rooms at 11 a.m. for cleaning, this isn't too strictly adhered to all the time. Besides, if you're in … More

Selina Chelsea

Manhattan - Chelsea
Privacy Curtains
Distance to Manhattan: 4.5 km / 3 miles
Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
518 W 27th St ... More

Q4 Hotel & Hostel

Long Island City
Distance to Manhattan: 4.7 km / 3 miles
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…it just hasn’t gotten there yet. Plan ahead, book elsewhere. - I arrived to the q4 desk of which I could tell we're local New Yorkers. There was No happy and enthusiastic greeting as we received … More
Distance to Manhattan: 4.9 km / 3 miles
Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"I love being here - I love being here, my absolute favorite hostel in New York City! People were great, the food was also good! Really recommended!" …"…We are in Manhattan's Flatiron neighborhood, … More

American Dream Hostel

Manhattan - Midtown East
Free Breakfast
Distance to Manhattan: 5 km / 3 miles
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…I stayed at this hostel at the beginning of my trip for 1 night and then at the end of my trip for 1 night; however I would have stayed for the whole trip if I wasn't visiting family! Beds are … More

Chelsea International Hostel

Manhattan - Chelsea
Free Breakfast
Distance to Manhattan: 5 km / 3 miles
Older travelers (+50) Party Hostel
"…The staff was okay, and the room was good and basic (I had my own room). I was prepared for the toilet and the shower on the same floor and it was good and clean. The location was excellent in New … More
Distance to Manhattan: 9.2 km / 6 miles
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…They acted beyond that promise, taking care of the check-in upon arrival, allowing us to hang out in the common area until the room was ready, and then, upon seeing how tired and in need of a … More

The Brooklyn Riviera

Free Breakfast
Distance to Manhattan: 12.2 km / 8 miles
Quiet Rest
"Highly Recommended! - Excellent service, good attention, very clean and the location is incredible. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a hostel in New York." …"…Taxes included. Continental … More
Distance to Manhattan: 16.3 km / 10 miles
Digital Nomads
"…Lone, female, and/or elderly people should not stay in this hostel. The room was tiny, with furnishings that haven't been updated for thirty years. The TV didn't work. The showers are coed and … More

Hotels in New York City

Distance to Manhattan: 4.3 km / 3 miles
"…It is the ideal location if you are starting your new job, school or just relocating to the city. We are your economical choice for housing for a month or longer. Step into the great city of New … More
Distance to Manhattan: 4.3 km / 3 miles
"…A valid ID and a credit card with the guest's name required to reserve and check in Full payment upfront electronically or upon arrival by cash, credit cards, or debit cards. We may authorize … More

Hostels in New York City, USA

18 hostels available. Prices start from $36.00 for a dorm bed.

Manhattan NYC: Urban Adventures on a Budget

Welcome to the beating heart of New York City, where the streets of Manhattan echo with the footsteps of dreamers and adventurers.

This guide is your key to unlocking the magic of Manhattan without breaking the bank, tailored for backpackers and budget travelers seeking an authentic NYC experience.

Timeless Landmarks: Concrete Jungle Wonders

Explore the iconic landmarks that define Manhattan's skyline and character:

  • Central Park: Escape the urban hustle in the heart of Manhattan with a stroll through the iconic Central Park, a haven that transcends time.
  • Times Square: Witness the dazzling lights and energy of Times Square, a perpetual celebration capturing the essence of the city that never sleeps.
  • Empire State Building: Gaze upon the city from the Empire State Building, an enduring symbol of New York's indomitable spirit.

Efficient Transportation: Navigating the Urban Maze

Getting around Manhattan is a breeze with enduring transportation options:

  • Subway Network: Dive into the city's energy with the extensive subway network, connecting you to every corner of Manhattan and beyond.
  • Iconic Yellow Cabs: Hail a yellow cab, an iconic part of the city's transportation system that has stood the test of time.

Essential Amenities: Comfort Amidst Urban Chaos

Rest easy in Manhattan's budget-friendly hostels, offering a home base with access to enduring amenities:

  • Delis and Street Food: Indulge in the diverse culinary offerings of street vendors and local delis, providing affordable bites for every palate.
  • 24/7 Convenience Stores: Manhattan's streets are lined with 24/7 convenience stores, ensuring you have access to essentials at any hour.

Cultural Vibes and Timeless Tips

Immerse yourself in Manhattan's cultural richness with these timeless tips:

  • Broadway Rush Tickets: Experience the magic of Broadway on a budget by grabbing rush tickets available at theaters on the day of the show.
  • Free Museum Days: Discover art and history at renowned museums during their free admission days, a budget-friendly way to explore culture.

Why Choose Manhattan?

Manhattan beckons budget travelers with its unique blend of history, culture, and urban energy:

  • Iconic Cityscape: Immerse yourself in the iconic cityscape, where every corner tells a story, and every neighborhood has its unique flavor.
  • Budget-Friendly Hostels: Find comfort in the heart of the urban jungle, as Manhattan's hostels offer an affordable haven for budget-conscious adventurers.
  • Urban Exploration: Navigate the city's diverse neighborhoods, each offering a different facet of the Manhattan experience, from historic charm to contemporary vibrancy.

Manhattan NYC, where dreams are made, and budget-friendly adventures await at every turn.

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