Hostels in New York City, USA

19 hostels available. Prices start from $20 for a dorm bed.
9 Hidden Gemz in New York City (by Hostelgeeks)

9 Hidden Gemz in New York City (by Hostelgeeks)

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!" …"…The hotel's restaurant and lobby bar is led … More
from $60.77
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…We saw some people waiting around after 8, hoping to cook breakfast, while the desk person was late. Many guests showed up to the common area before 8, only to walk back to their rooms, sullen … More
from $22.74

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." …"…Each bed space also has a … More
from $15.30

American Dream Hostel

Manhattan - Midtown East
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We stayed here for four days in September and really couldn't fault it. It was actually better than some of the hotels I've stayed in. The breakfast was excellent and was available until 12 p.m. … More
from $58.48
Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel
"…- A great hostel. It isn't located in Manhattan, it's just across the river... but it is two blocks from a subway stop that gets you there in 5 minutes, so it's just as good as being in the … More
from $24.14

Selina Chelsea

Manhattan - Chelsea
Privacy Curtains
Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
518 W 27th St ... More
from $140.74
Party Hostel
"…The N,Q,R,W trains are located 4 minutes away at the 57 Street Subway Station, and the E train is 5 minutes away at 7th Avenue station. Newark Airport, LaGuardia and JFK Airport are less that an … More
from $35.51

HI New York City Hostel

Manhattan - Upper West Side
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…The only problem seemed to be the incredibly slow elevator. 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 … More
from $25.65

International Student Center New York

Manhattan - Upper West Side
Solo Traveller
38 West 88th Street ... More
from $24.35
Youth Hostel
"…Food and drinks are not permitted in cabins. Please feel free to store and prepare personal food in the common kitchenette. Note: Money, jewelry, and other valuables brought to The Nolita … More
from $46.63
Solo Traveller
"…General: 24 hours reception. No curfew. Needed: Valid photo ID or Passport. Please Note: Reservations are Non-refundable and the full balance is due at check-in, reservations with invalid … More
from $32.04

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
from $20.58

Q4 Hotel & Hostel

Long Island City
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…There is no complimentary coffee or tea so everything you want, you have to buy. Another thing that grinds me up the wall, is how the front desk don't even say hello or a good morning, or even … More
from $23.79

West Side YMCA

Manhattan - Upper West Side
Digital Nomads Party Hostel
"…The staff were friendly and polite and really tolerant, which was handy as we were a large group of eighty and used the main foyer to meet together a lot. Overall I give the West Side ten out of … More
from $54.36
Party Hostel
"…50 USD per room per night Breakfast not included. General: Reception: Contactless Check-in No curfew." …"The LaGuardia Airport is 9 km away." …157 E 115 St More
from $44.84
Digital Nomads
"…The walk from the subway station to the YMCA is scary and definitely not recommended for anyone who can't pass as a hoodlum. Lone, female, and/or elderly people should not stay in this hostel. The … More

Chelsea Center

Manhattan - Chelsea
Free Breakfast
"…The common area was really nice though -- this is located downstairs at basement level and is comfortably furnished and was extremely cosy after being out and about in the middle of winter. … More

Hotels in New York City

Nesva Hotel


Free Breakfast
"…Wifi is available throughout the property. 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 … More
from $71.84
"…Age restriction: 18+, no children allowed. Nonsmoking. No alcohol. No meat. A valid ID and a credit card with the guest's name required to reserve and check in Full payment upfront … More
from $48.19
"…Close to MSG, Penn Station, Farley Office building and new Amtrack Station, Fashion Institute of Technology and in the heart of vibrant Chelsea. Why should you stay with us Chelsea Home is … More
from $54.70

Hostels in New York City, USA

17 hostels available. Prices start from $39.00 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.

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 expertz for New York City

Written by local expertz for New York City 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 19
Average dorm price $79
Average private room price $252
Cheapest hostel in New York City The Brooklyn Riviera with $39.5
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 7.6

FAQ about New York City Hostels

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