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Featured Hostels in Long Island City

The Local
2 out of 5
13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
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The price is $59 per night

Located in Queens, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, United Nations Headquarters, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Chrysler Building ...

4.3/5Excellent! (538 reviews)

"Really enjoyed my stay. They are trying so hard to keep guests entertained during this crazy time!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

The Local
HI New York City
2 out of 5
891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
The price is $190 per night

Located in Upper West Side, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Columbia University. Mount Sinai Hospital and Beacon Theater ...

4.2/5Excellent! (682 reviews)

"Amazing atmosphere. Nearby subway station. Great neighbourhood and great tours"…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

HI New York City
Broadway Hotel and Hostel
2 out of 5
230 W 101st St, New York, NY
The price is $79 per night

Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Columbia University. Mount Sinai Hospital and Beacon Theater are also ...

3.4/5 (993 reviews)

"There's rats in their trash alley. You can hear them rummaging through the trash. It's common in NY though but they should get better traps and an exterminator."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Broadway Hotel and Hostel
The Bowery House
2 out of 5
220 Bowery, New York, NY
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Located in Bowery, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue, and Washington Square Park. Union Square Park and Bleecker Street are ...

3.1/5 (979 reviews)

"Cleaness and location. Excelent staff and very quiet"…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

The Bowery House
Bowery Grand Hotel
1 out of 5
143 Bowery, New York, NY
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The price is $48 per night

Located in Bowery, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue, and Washington Square Park. Wall Street and Union Square Park are also ...

2.1/5 (891 reviews)
Not as Bad as I Thought!

"It's not as bad as I thought it would be. I booked a room on the mixed-gender floor, and my room was actually tidy, simple and free of bed bugs. My ceiling had tiles and didn't have the wired grid as others had pointed out. There were questionable smears on the wall, but it didn't bother me as much. ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Bowery Grand Hotel
West Side YMCA
2 out of 5
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY
The price is $110 per night

Located in Manhattan, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Central Park, Lincoln Center, and Metropolitan Opera House. Columbus Circle and Carnegie Hall ...

3.6/5Good! (1,096 reviews)

"It was really close to Central Park and we loved that. But the room was too small."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

West Side YMCA
Jazz On The Park Hostel
2 out of 5
36 West 106th Street, New York, NY
The price is $69 per night

Located in Manhattan, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Central Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Times Square and Broadway. Rockefeller Center and Grand Central ...

3.1/5 (129 reviews)

"Bed was fine. Fixtures on sinks were difficult to use and soap dispensers empty. In a pandemic its important to have this!!! Coronavirus not approved!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Jazz On The Park Hostel
Vanderbilt YMCA
2 out of 5
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY
The price is $90 per night

Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of United Nations Headquarters, Chrysler Building, and Grand Central Terminal. St. Patrick's Cathedral ...

3.5/5Good! (1,075 reviews)
Great for short stays

"Lovely staff from check-in to security to passing cleaners in the hall. All so lovely. Room and shared bathrooms where clean and I had no issues being disrupted by other guests. I did have the issue of VERY loud banging pipes which I was aware of thanks to other reviews so was prepared for but couldnt ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Vanderbilt YMCA
NY Moore Hostel
2 out of 5
179 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY
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The price is $80 per night

Located in East Williamsburg, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park, and Barclays Center Brooklyn. New York University and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (367 reviews)

"Nice n clean n smell good n beautiful rooms nice view"…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

NY Moore Hostel
Central Park West Hostel
2 out of 5
201 W 87th Street, New York, NY
The price is $86 per night

Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Beacon Theater. American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum ...

2.8/5 (208 reviews)

"The Central Park West Hostel was a pleasant surprise. Abundant hot water and pressure, clean bathrooms and rooms, not all that noisy, and a great location for multiple public transportation options. The building itself is a little rough looking and the neighborhood too, but don't be fooled, it's ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Central Park West Hostel
CITY ROOMS NYC - Chelsea
2 out of 5
368 8th Avenue, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night

Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Square Garden and The High Line Park. 5th Avenue and Macy's are also within 15 minutes. ...

4/5Very Good! (597 reviews)

"Clean rooms, clean facilities. The graphics on the walls are great."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

CITY ROOMS NYC - Chelsea
Q4 Hotel
2 out of 5
29-09 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY
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Located in Queens, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 5th Avenue, and United Nations Headquarters. Central Park Zoo ...

3.8/5Good! (93 reviews)

"Excellent location near multiple subway lines to Manhattan and Queens. Around the corner was a shop for breakfast and groceries."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

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Other property types in Long Island City

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY
The price is $93 per night
4/5Very Good! (1,014 reviews)

"It was great room was clean and calm front desk was very helpful"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Queens (New York City)
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Queens (New York City)
2.5 out of 5
37-18 Queens Blvd, Long Island City, NY
The price is $71 per night
3.1/5 (1,465 reviews)

"It’s a clean property, and it’s a great staff. Sunnyside is an awesome neighborhood"…"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2020

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Queens (New York City)
Hotel Nirvana
Hotel Nirvana
2.5 out of 5
12-02 37th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
The price is $75 per night
3.8/5Good! (664 reviews)

"What I like about the Hotel is cleanliness, it has WiFi, Cable. It has a hairdryer, Refrigerator and Iron and Ironing board. What I don't like is the location. There are not many stores to shop nearby not even a place to eat."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Hotel Nirvana
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're searching for low-cost places to stay in Long Island City, a hostel in town could be a great choice for you. These dorm-style accommodations come in quite a few different forms, but all of them have three main qualities in common:

  • Low prices
  • A social setting
  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)

By going with a hostel in Long Island City, you can cut your spending on lodging and save more of your trip funds for fun things to do during your stay. You can check out cultural highlights like the art galleries in this destination, or enjoy the local tours and other activities.

Hostels in Long Island City

You might be asking, what are the most popular hostels in Long Island City? According to reviews from our customers, these have positive ratings:

The Local - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of 23 St. - Ely Av. Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with showers.

Q4 Hotel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Queens Plaza Station and Queensboro Plaza Station. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. You'll find showers in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Long Island City?

The weather can be important when you're experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 55° F and nighttime temperatures average 26° F
  • April-June: 83° F is the daytime average and 40° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 84° F and nighttime averages are around 55° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 69° F during the day and 28° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 49.96 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Long Island City?

Depending on what interests you, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Chrysler Building
  • Barney's
Natural Features
  • Queensbridge Park
  • Gantry Plaza State Park
  • Hunter's Point South
Cultural Attractions
  • SculptureCenter
  • P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
  • 5 Pointz The Institute of Higher Burnin

Overall, Long Island City is known for its:

  • Skyscrapers
  • Art
  • Cafés
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Tours

How to Get to Long Island City and Around the Area

You can find the nearest airport in New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), 4.1 mi (6.6 km) away from the city center. Another option is Teterboro, NJ (TEB), situated 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away. Once you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. You can take advantage of metro transit at 23 St. - Ely Av. Station, Long Island City - Court Sq. Station, and Queensboro Plaza Station. Train stations like Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station and Long Island City Station make it easy to explore more of the surrounding area.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Long Island City?
By choosing a hostel you can reduce your spending on lodging and use more of your money for going out during your vacation. You’ll find local tours and other activities to enjoy, and the island views create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of shapes and sizes, but all of them have a few qualities in common, including low prices, a social environment, and shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too).
What are the best hostels in Long Island City?
Based on our customers’ reviews, these Long Island City hostels are some of the most popular ones: The Local - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of 23 St. - Ely Av. Station. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a rooftop terrace. You’ll find towels, showers, and lockers in all rooms. Q4 Hotel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Queens Plaza Station and Queensboro Plaza Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers in all rooms.
What's the weather like in Long Island City?
The weather can be a big factor when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 73°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 37°F. Average annual rainfall for Long Island City is 50 inches.
What is there to see and do in Long Island City?
Generally, Long Island City is known for its skyscrapers, art, and cafés. Major attractions include United Nations Headquarters, Chrysler Building, and Grand Central Terminal. Get out into nature with places like Queensbridge Park, Gantry Plaza State Park, and Hunter’s Point South. Cultural attractions include MoMA PS1, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and SculptureCenter.
What's the best way to get around Long Island City?
You can fly into the nearest airport, which is New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city center. Another option is Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), situated 12.9 mi (20.7 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transit during your trip. You can access metro transit at 23 St. - Ely Av. Station, Long Island City - Court Sq. Station, and Queensboro Plaza Station. Train stations like Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station and Long Island City Station make it easy to check out more of the surrounding area.

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