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Featured Hostels in New York

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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
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 $105 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 $75 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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
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 $85 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
The price is $69 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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Arlo SoHo
Arlo SoHo
4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
The price is $89 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,475 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable. The staff is accommodating"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

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Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is $99 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (2,052 reviews)

"The most beautiful view with the cutest concept to the rooms! So relaxing."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Arlo NoMad
Aliz Hotel Times Square
Aliz Hotel Times Square
4 out of 5
310 W. 40th Street, New York, NY
The price is $87 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,110 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean, the rooms were small though. It was enough space for 2 people but we had to walk a certain way & push past each other. Overall it was a beautiful room for a reasonable price."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Aliz Hotel Times Square
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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.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in New York?
By going with a hostel you can spend less on lodging and use more of your trip funds for fun things to do during your vacation. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its theaters and entertainment venues.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices, and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in New York?
Ready to book a hostel? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first: NY Moore Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Montrose Av. Station and Morgan Av. Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, showers, and lockers in all rooms. Jazz On The Park Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Central Park. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as an arcade/game room. You’ll find towels and linens in all rooms. Bowery Grand Hotel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Grand St. Station (Chrystie St.) and Bowery St. Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers. 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 towels, showers, and lockers. The Bowery House - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Bowery St. Station and 2 Av. Station. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries.
How many hostels can I expect to find in New York?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in New York, one of Expedia’s 34 hostels could be a great choice for you.
What's the seasonal weather like in New York?
The weather can be important when you’re discovering new places, so here’s a little information 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 New York is 50 inches.
What is there to see and do in New York?
In general, New York is known for its theaters, skyscrapers, and museums. Major attractions include Times Square, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and Broadway. Get out into nature with places like Bryant Park, The High Line Park, and Union Square Park. Cultural attractions include Radio City Music Hall, Gershwin Theater, and Broadway Theatre.
What's the best way to get around New York?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK), 13.2 mi (21.3 km) away. An alternative is Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR), located 11 mi (17.7 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to make use of public transit. Take advantage of metro transit at Times Sq. - 42 St. Station, 49th St. Station, and 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station. To see more of the surrounding area, catch a train at New York W 32nd St. Station, Grand Central - 42 St. Station, or New York Penn Station.

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