Welcome to your detailed guide for New York City hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in New York City, USA. Compare prices for New York City hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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.
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Most New York City hostels are located in
Brooklyn, Manhattan - Upper West Side, Manhattan - Chelsea
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to New York City? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to New York City alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in New York City. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with New York City before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? New York City is also named and spelled NYC - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
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 Mona
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in New York City. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in New York City. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in New York City costs on average $54 for a dorm. A hostel in New York City with private rooms costs on average $103.
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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 York City. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of New York City. 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!
I have visited NYC nine times and am going for ten. It is a totally the best city in the western hemisphere. I love the hustle and bustle -- so many things to see. They have a great subway system but it takes time to figure it out. I have been to the Letterman Show (won tickets). It's a great city -- go to New York. You'll love it -- I guarantee it.
It is the best city in the world and I dream of it everyday. Get the Manhattan map and ride the subways. Everybody is so friendly and gives you directions on the streets -- from the cops to the wealthy business people. There is always something to do and lots of things to do for free like the sightseeing. Get a weekly pass for $27 at LGA when you arrive or at Penn Station. Call the MTA and get directions to wherever you want to go. Ride the free ferry to Staten Island -- a free, close look at Statue of Liberty. Go to the pier in the Greenwich Village. Go eat lunch in Central Park. Take a little extra money and shop at the big street fair on Saturdays in the same area in the summer and spring. It moves to a different location each weekend so ask where it is. I l love New York! Can't you tell?
When you are in New York City, always have quarters so you can ride the buses easily.
New York is my city, I love it. There are a lot of nice people!
I captured the most amazing pictures from the NY Waterway Tour -- take the ninety-minute water tour. It's the best! NY Waterway was awesome!
Dont get too drunk, because the subway system can get confusing if you're not familiar with it.
I went on a great tour. We went to three clubs in Greenwich Village and heard three live bands.
It's the best city in the world!
All I can say is wow! To experience the state of mind that is New York is incredible.
New York for me is the best city in the world. I would recommend it to everybody.
It's hot in the summertime. The subway is stinky and sweaty.
Take a good pair of walking shoes, and even in May you will want to bring a jacket!
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for New York City and USA.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.