Hostels in New York City, USA

18 hostels available. Prices start from $18.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in New York City

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
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…A trip with heading to New York. 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 … More
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
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

The Brooklyn Riviera

Brooklyn
Free Breakfast
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
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

International Student Center New York

Manhattan - Upper West Side
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

Selina Chelsea

Manhattan - Chelsea
Privacy Curtains
Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
518 W 27th St ... More

HI New York City Hostel

Manhattan - Upper West Side
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Friendly, clean, secure, and a bed in Manhattan for $$ that's a steal -- I recommend. I was impressed! - This is the third hostel I've stayed at in NYC and, by far, the best! The place is huge … More
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

Chelsea International Hostel

Manhattan - Chelsea
Free Breakfast
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

Q4 Hotel & Hostel

Long Island City
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

West Side YMCA

Manhattan - Upper West Side
Digital Nomads Party Hostel
"…The staff were absolutely great! I definitely will be back as soon as possible! Hello you dudes, My stay at the West Side YMCA was impeccable and worth every cent. Nothing more, nothing less. … More

L Hostel

Manhattan - Central Park North
Free Breakfast
"…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
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

Chelsea Center

Manhattan - Chelsea
Free Breakfast
"…The staff were nice and the location is great -- my favorite part of NYC (East Village area). The thirty dollar rate was expensive and they wouldn't cut any weekly deals. So overall, decent -- but … More

Hotels in New York City

Nesva Hotel


Free Breakfast
"…All guest rooms at Nesva Hotel are non-smoking, with 24-Hour reception and state of the art security. The casually sophisticated lobby of this luxury boutique hotel evokes a swanky relaxed … More
"…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.
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Get to know New York City (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in New York City.

Guess what? New York City is also named and spelled NYC - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Get to know New York City (no more

New York is the city that never sleeps and is one of the most exciting cities in the world. It consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

The most central and convenient location for hostels in New York is Manhattan where most of the major attractions are located. Be aware that hostels might be quite expensive here; if you are on a budget it might be reasonable to look for a hostel in one of the other boroughs.

Manhattan itself offers a wide variety of attractions and neighborhoods, including the hip district of Greenwich Village, the posh Upper East Side, the eclectic Chinatown, or the impressive Financial District. You can pretty much stay at any New York hostel since getting around is not a problem thanks to the comprehensive subway and public transport system. Just make sure that you always check the final destination when taking the metro and be aware that some of the trains are express trains and might not stop at your destination.

When booking your NYC hostel consider spending at least a few days or longer in this amazing city; go shopping and dining, experience a Broadway show, enjoy a sunny day in Central Park, and check out some of the impressive art museums.

Written by local enthusiast for New York City hostels

Written by local enthusiast for New York City hostels Mona

New York City Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in New York City, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 18
Average dorm price $69
Average private room price $245
Cheapest hostel in New York City The Brooklyn Riviera with $34.5
Party hostels in New York City NY Moore Hostel (7 in total)
Most New York City hostels are located in Manhattan - Chelsea, Manhattan - Upper West Side, Brooklyn
Average rating of all hostels 7.1

FAQ about New York City Hostels

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