New York hostels

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Best New York hostels

Most recommended New York hostels

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Hi Nyc Hostel - New York - Lounge
Hi Nyc Hostel
8.2 Excellent
ManhattanR3 236+
R3 236+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Jazz on the Park Youth Hostel - New York - Bedroom
Jazz on the Park Youth Hostel
5.3 Okay
ManhattanR1 627+
R1 627+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
The Bowery House
ManhattanR1 819+
R1 819+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
ManhattanR1 662+
R1 662+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
NY Moore Hostel
8.2 Excellent
WilliamsburgR2 029+
R2 029+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
American Dream
8.3 Excellent
ManhattanR2 082+
R2 082+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Manhattan Bowery Lodge
6.2 Good
ManhattanR1 260+
R1 260+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Central Park West Hostel
5 Okay
ManhattanR1 592+
R1 592+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Aae New York Hostel
JamaicaR2 257+
R2 257+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
West 30th Street Guest House
6.4 Good
ManhattanR2 397+
R2 397+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
My City House
ManhattanR3 096+
R3 096+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Nap York Central Park Sleep Station
8.2 Excellent
ManhattanR1 417+
R1 417+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Chrystie Street Apartments
5.6 Okay
ManhattanR2 012+
R2 012+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning

New York hostels near the city centre

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Incentra Home Chelsea - New York - Bedroom
Incentra Home Chelsea
6.7 Good
ManhattanR2 991+
R2 991+
Jazz on Columbus Circle Hostel - New York - Bedroom
Jazz on Columbus Circle Hostel
7 Good
ManhattanR1 522+
R1 522+
Interfaith Retreats
7.2 Good
ManhattanR2 414+
R2 414+

How much is a New York hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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Average price (weeknight)

R1 270

Average price (weekend night)

R1 490
Cheapest month to stay with an average 26% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 144% rise in price.
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When to book a hostel in New York

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Top tips for finding New York hostel deals

  • Known as one of the world’s most expensive cities for travel, the main advantage of choosing to stay in a hostel in New York is price. With a thriving hostel scene, travelers can also enjoy some of the most artistic, creative, and friendly accommodations in the city at a fraction of the price of a boutique hotel. Staying in a hostel in New York is also beneficial to solo travelers, giving them the chance to meet new friends in safe and relaxed environments.
  • Couples looking for a hostel in New York can combine the best of both worlds with the Broadway Hotel and Hostel. At budget prices, this design-conscious property offers dorms for two or private rooms complete with coffee machines and TVs. Jazz on Columbus Circle Hostel has more basic amenities but is also popular with budget-conscious couples because of its private rooms and suites.
  • There are plenty of outstanding hostels in New York for solo travelers, but several lead the pack, thanks to their amenities offered and their friendly atmospheres. Jazz on the Park Hostel is known for its coffee bar, game room, summer BBQs, and social pub crawls, while Hi New York offers a different event every night to help solo travelers make new friends—imagine bar tours, clubbing trips, in-house music events, and movie nights. Chelsea International is also very popular for its free pizza nights and spacious hangout lounges.
  • Most hostels in New York are located in Manhattan, with a concentration on the Lower East Side and Upper West Side. Hostels in the Lower East Side district are perfect for travelers on a budget and those looking for cultural diversity, cool bars, and a buzzing nightlife. The Upper West Side accommodations tend to be a little more expensive, but are conveniently located for major tourist sights while providing quieter nights that are more suitable for families or couples.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in New York, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in New York in January and March.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in New York if you stay on a Saturday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Thursday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a New York hostel.

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