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Best New York hostels

Most recommended New York hostels

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Hi New York City - Hostel - New York - Lounge
Hi New York City - Hostel
8.2 Very Good
ManhattanR1 806+
R1 806+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
The Bowery House - New York - Lounge
The Bowery House
ManhattanR1 936+
R1 936+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Chelsea Cabins
7.9 Good
ManhattanR2 644+
R2 644+
Free Wi-Fi
ManhattanR1 769+
R1 769+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Jazz On The Park Hostel
5.4 Fair
ManhattanR4 338+
R4 338+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Q4 Hotel and Hostel
7.2 Good
R2 662+
R2 662+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
J-Stel Hostel
MidwoodR1 955+
R1 955+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
NY Moore Hostel
8.1 Very Good
WilliamsburgR1 899+
R1 899+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
The Local Ny
8.1 Very Good
Long Island CityR3 724+
R3 724+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Chelsea International
8 Very Good
ManhattanR12 400+
R12 400+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Manhattan Bowery Lodge
6.4 Okay
ManhattanR1 564+
R1 564+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Sun Bright
ManhattanR3 258+
R3 258+
Air conditioning
Aae New York Hostel
JamaicaR2 402+
R2 402+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Macaw Guest House
5.2 Fair
ManhattanR5 604+
R5 604+
Air conditioning

New York hostels near the city centre

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Incentra Home Chelsea - New York - Bedroom
Incentra Home Chelsea
6.6 Okay
ManhattanR3 165+
R3 165+
Nap York Central Park Sleep Station - New York - Kitchen
Nap York Central Park Sleep Station
8.2 Very Good
ManhattanR1 583+
R1 583+
Interfaith Retreats
7.1 Good
ManhattanR2 569+
R2 569+

How much is a New York hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

2 stars and below

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Average price (weeknight)

R2 329

Average price (weekend night)

R1 600
Cheapest month to stay with an average 59% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 86% rise in price.
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Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in New York

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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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 February.
  • 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 Tuesday.
  • 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.

FAQs when booking a hostel in New York

  • What are the best hostels near Times Square?

    Times Square is a popular area in New York and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Interfaith Retreats or Incentra Home Chelsea for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Times Square.

  • How much does a hostel cost in New York?

    Hostel prices in New York can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in New York is R124 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as R30 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in New York?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in New York is R124 compared to R512 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in New York?

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