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West Side YMCA
2 out of 5
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY
The price is $99 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Manhattan, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of David H. Koch Theater and Columbus Circle. Gershwin Theater and American Museum of Natural History ...
3.7/5Good! (984 reviews)
"Nice place"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

West Side YMCA
HI New York City
2 out of 5
891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $209 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
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 Solomon R. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (703 reviews)
"Every time I visit this property, I discover something new, such as another lounge area (New York Room) and laundry facilities on site. The unfortunate part on my first night stay the showers were cold and I made other arrangements for a hot shower. When I mentioned it at checkout, the staff stated ..."

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

HI New York City
The Local
2 out of 5
13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
The price is $135 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Located in Queens, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from The Foundry and within 3 mi (5 km) of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and New York Public Library. Madison ...
4.3/5Excellent! (574 reviews)
"First time in hostel and it was a great experience, staff was amazing, was able to meet new friends"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

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NY Moore Hostel
2 out of 5
179 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY
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The price is $100 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in East Williamsburg, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Brooklyn Art Library, The Living Room, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Washington Square Park ...
3.9/5Very Good! (411 reviews)
"The price is great, the staff is friendly and helpful and there's enough space even for luggage in the room."

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2021

NY Moore Hostel
Morris Guest House
3 out of 5
Morris Avenue & East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY
The price is $85 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Located in West Bronx, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Yankee Stadium, and Bronx Zoo. New York Botanical Gardens is 2 mi (3.3 ...
3.1/5 (97 reviews)
"Very clean comfortable and close to a lot of fun stuff. And the staff was really nice!"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Morris Guest House
Central Park West Hostel
2 out of 5
201 W 87th Street, New York, NY
Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of American Museum of Natural History, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Columbus Circle. Belvedere Castle ...
2.8/5 (227 reviews)
"Stayed for 16 nights. Staff is friendly and helpful. Good value for money. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

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Central Park West Hostel
Bowery Grand Hotel
1 out of 5
143 Bowery, New York, NY
The price is $85 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
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 (921 reviews)
"Tiny clean bed. Shared bathroom and showers. Many stores in walking distance to buy anything u need and there is a laundromat near by."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Bowery Grand Hotel
Nap York Central Park
2 out of 5
940 8th Ave, New York, NY
Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Carnegie Hall, Columbus Circle, and Broadway Theatre. Gershwin Theater and Central Park are also ...
4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
"Was so nice staying there. I love it !"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

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Manhattan Bowery Lodge
2 out of 5
81 Bowery, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
Located in Chinatown, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of New York City Civil Court, Washington Square Park, and HERE. Battery Park and Blue Note Jazz Club ...
2.5/5 (61 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

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Manhattan Bowery Lodge
Jazz on Columbus Circle Hostel
2 out of 5
940 8th avenue, New York, NY
Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Studio 54, Columbus Circle, and Gershwin Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Eugene O'Neill ...
3.5/5Good! (39 reviews)
"I didn't like that we were only given a thin blanket. When the AC was on, it would get very cold in the room. Also, the bathrooms were not cleaned everyday. So, around the back of the toilet was always a leak. On the first day, we had clorox wipes to clean the counter ourselves and a straight up ..."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

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Jazz on Columbus Circle Hostel
Kamway Lodge & Travel Inc.
2 out of 5
40-36 77th St, Elmhurst, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in Queens, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Arthur Ashe Stadium, and Citi Field. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ...
2.8/5 (32 reviews)
"Thank you"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Kamway Lodge & Travel Inc.
Jazz On The Park Hostel
2 out of 5
36 West 106th Street, New York, NY
The price is $84 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
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 ...
2.9/5 (160 reviews)
"Great location, right next to Central Park and 3 blocks away from a subway, but building needs some work, you get what u spend at this place"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2021

Jazz On The Park Hostel
Vanderbilt YMCA
2 out of 5
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY
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! (994 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

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Vanderbilt YMCA
Chelsea International Hostel
2 out of 5
251 W 20th St, New York, NY
Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Chelsea Market and 5th Avenue. The High Line Park and Madison Square Garden are also within 15 ...
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Chelsea International Hostel
Q4 Hotel
2 out of 5
29-09 Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $150 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Queens, this hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Patrick's Cathedral and NBC Studios. The Foundry ...
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

Q4 Hotel
The New York Loft Hostel
249 Varet St, Brooklyn, NY
Located in East Williamsburg, this hostel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Barclays Center Brooklyn, and Washington Square Park. New York University ...
4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
Nice Hotel
"The area does look a little deceiving at first. It is nothing like Manhattan. However, I believe there are just a lot of warehouses or converted ones and it is an area where a lot of "Hipsters" live. Pros: Can check in anytime after 3pm, even if you do not end up getting there until the wee hours ..."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2010

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The New York Loft Hostel
EC New Yorker Student Residence
2 out of 5
481 8th Avenue, New York, NY
Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Square Garden, Macy's, and Herald Square. Times Square and Fashion Institute of Technology ...
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EC New Yorker Student Residence
Flushing Ymca
2 out of 5
138-46 Northern Blvd. , Flushing, NY
Located in Queens, this hostel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Queens Botanical Garden and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Citi Field. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and Adelphi ...
3/5 (268 reviews)
"I paid for room with a single bed. Was put in a tiny room with bunk beds. The reservation was not in their system, so had to waste about 30 minutes trying to check in... Overall worst experience. I want my room payment to be refunded in full."

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2019

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Flushing Ymca
Broadway Hotel and Hostel
2 out of 5
230 W 101st St, New York, NY
Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mount Sinai Hospital, American Museum of Natural History, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. ...
3.4/5 (990 reviews)
"Perfect"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

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Broadway Hotel and Hostel
New York City Summer Dorms
2 out of 5
Conolly Hall, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Located in Downtown Brooklyn, this hostel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Brooklyn Academy of Music and within 3 mi (5 km) of Battery Park and Brooklyn Museum. HERE ...
2.1/5 (14 reviews)
Expedia is worst for booking. I wont recommend
"I was not allowed to stay and I havent received any refund. Worst trip ever. Stranded alone at midnight with no accomodations. Highly not recommended."

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2016

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Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square

4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is $110 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
3.5/5Good! (5,156 reviews)
"No microwave and no fridge"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Row NYC

Row NYC

4 out of 5
700 8th Avenue, New York, NY
The price is $90 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
3.5/5Good! (3,368 reviews)
"Everything excellent"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

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M Social Hotel Times Square New York

M Social Hotel Times Square New York

4 out of 5
226 W 52nd St, New York, NY
The price is $158 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
4.3/5Excellent! (621 reviews)
"The location, cleanliness, and housekeeping were great!"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

M Social Hotel Times Square New York
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for somewhere affordable to stay in New York, one of the 32 hostels here could be a great choice for you. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in New York for a good value, so you can save your budget for going out. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its theaters and entertainment venues.

Hostels in New York

Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the best reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start:

HI New York City - 2-minute walk from 103 St. Station for easy access to public transit. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers.

The Bowery House - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Bowery St. Station and 2 Av. Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar.

Broadway Hotel and Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of 103 St. Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with hair dryers.

Vanderbilt YMCA - Located within a 10-minute walk of Chrysler Building and United Nations Headquarters. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, 2 indoor pools, and a sauna. You'll find free toiletries, TVs, and desks in all rooms.

West Side YMCA - Located within a 5-minute walk of Central Park and Lincoln Center. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, 2 indoor pools, and a sauna. Rooms come with TVs.

When Is the Best Time to Visit New York?

Good weather's always better when you're discovering new places, so here's some information 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 New York?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Times Square
  • Broadway
  • New York Public Library
Natural Features
  • Central Park
  • Battery Park
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Cultural Attractions
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Radio City Music Hall

Generally, New York is known for its:

  • Theater
  • Entertainment
  • Skyscrapers
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Opera
  • Architecture
  • Parks

How to Get to New York and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia), located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you may want to make use of public transit. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Times Sq. - 42 St. Station, 42 St. - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station, and 49th St. Station. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at New York W 32nd St. Station, New York Grand Central Terminal Station, or New York Penn Station.

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