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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 CA $45 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

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! (549 reviews)
no tv i love

"Great value on the single private rooms. I love no tv in room."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2020

The Local
Bowery Grand Hotel
1 out of 5
143 Bowery, New York, NY
The price is CA $80 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

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 (903 reviews)

"Excellent location when using Public Transportation to get around NYC. The Hotel should provide a Microwave Oven for the guests who may wish to warm up their food especially in cold weather."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2020

Bowery Grand Hotel
Jazz On The Park Hostel
2 out of 5
36 West 106th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $64 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

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 (146 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
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HI New York City
2 out of 5
891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
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The price is CA $100 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

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! (685 reviews)

"Everything is fine. The room and restrooms are clean. Because of COVID-19, I stayed alone."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 30, 2020

HI New York City
West Side YMCA
2 out of 5
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $95 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (998 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
Chelsea International Hostel
2 out of 5
251 W 20th St, New York, NY
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The price is CA $94 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Chelsea Market and 5th Avenue. The High Line Park and Chelsea Piers are also within 15 minutes. ...

Chelsea International Hostel
Central Park West Hostel
2 out of 5
201 W 87th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $114 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

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 (211 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
Vanderbilt YMCA
2 out of 5
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY
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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! (1,000 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
Broadway Hotel and Hostel
2 out of 5
230 W 101st St, New York, NY
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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)

"Perfect"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 8, 2020

Broadway Hotel and Hostel
Manhattan Bowery Lodge
2 out of 5
81 Bowery, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Located in Chinatown, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Wall Street, New York University, and Brooklyn Bridge. National September 11 Memorial and 5th Avenue ...

2.6/5 (61 reviews)

"It was a tiny room no TVs,and they offered towels no rags. Worst ever they have bedbugs!! If it wasn’t freezing I wouldn’t check in. I was disappointed never again!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 21, 2020

Manhattan Bowery Lodge
CITY ROOMS NYC - Chelsea
2 out of 5
368 8th Avenue, New York, NY
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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
Rostel- Hostel
2.5 out of 5
160 E 116th Street, New York, NY
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Located in Manhattan, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Park, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Columbia University. Apollo Theater and Solomon R. Guggenheim ...

2.8/5 (25 reviews)
Sucks

"Sucks"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2018

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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
Harlem YMCA
2 out of 5
180 West 135th Street, New York, NY
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Located in Harlem, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Apollo Theater, Columbia University, and Yankee Stadium. Central Park and New York Presbyterian Hospital ...

3.2/5 (412 reviews)

"The property is very well located. I had a view to Downtown Manhattan"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 3, 2020

Harlem YMCA
International Students Residence
1.5 out of 5
341 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
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Located in Williamsburg, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Barclays Center Brooklyn, and Brooklyn Bridge. Wall Street and Prospect Park ...

3.1/5 (531 reviews)

"Very good for the price!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 3, 2020

International Students Residence
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2 out of 5
360 W 30th St, New York, NY
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Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of The High Line Park and Madison Square Garden. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Macy's are ...

3.2/5 (6 reviews)
ideal for solo travelers

"Up the street from penn station ideal for time square and shops , basic no pots or pans just one problem take care entering the bathroom the pipe going floor to ceiling is hot burnt my arm on it it feeds the radiators room 4 . Thanks Harry for a worm friendly welcome hope to see you again"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 28, 2019

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Candy Hostel
315 West 94th Street, New York, NY
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Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Park, Columbia University, and Beacon Theater. American Museum of Natural History and ...

3.1/5 (668 reviews)
Nice Place Nice Price

"I have stayed at this place twice now and enjoyed my visits each time. It is very comfortable and cool and the service is not bad. This is a nice place with a nice price in a nice area that's close to everything one needs on a cool trip to New York City."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 26, 2011

Candy Hostel
Green Point YMCA
2 out of 5
99 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Located in Greenpoint, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of United Nations Headquarters, 5th Avenue, and Chrysler Building. Roosevelt Island is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) ...

2.9/5 (321 reviews)

"THE POLICY OF ONE KEY WAS A NEGATIVE"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 30, 2020

Green Point YMCA
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

Q4 Hotel
Jazz On Times Square Hostel
1.5 out of 5
341 West 51 Street, New York, NY
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Located in Midtown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Gershwin Theater and Ambassador Theatre. Broadway Theatre and Times Square are also within 10 minutes. ...

3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
not the best, but it is enough

"service: i met with 2 nice staff, subway station is very close to the hostel, so it pretty easy to travel. you can get free coupon and map in the hostel. It is my first time to live in a hostel, i can believe there were girls in my room... embarrass....and, you can't find everyting you want in the ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 28, 2009

Jazz On Times Square Hostel
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DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West

4 out of 5
350 W 40th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $86 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
3.9/5Good! (2,853 reviews)

"The room with a king bed was super tiny. But the bed was comfy and the bathroom had a good shower. It’s in a great area. Super-convenient to everything. It’s definitely not fancy. Very basic. But for the right price, it’s a great deal."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 14, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
Arlo NoMad

Arlo NoMad

4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $106 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
4.3/5Excellent! (2,208 reviews)

"I absolutely loved my stay at Arlo Nomad. The staff, the service and the view from my room were beyond words. It’s definitely a must stay if you are looking for a place in the Midtown area!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2021

Arlo NoMad
Millennium Times Square New York

Millennium Times Square New York

4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $84 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
3.7/5Good! (4,247 reviews)

"Beautiful Lobby and polite staff. The furniture in the rooms are old/broken. Amenities short."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2021

Millennium 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 31 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:

Broadway Hotel and Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of 103 St. Station (Broadway). 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 United Nations Headquarters and Chrysler Building. 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 showers and TVs.

HI New York City - 2-minute walk from 103 St. Station (Broadway) 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 rooftop terrace, as well as a 24-hour front desk.

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
  • Bryant Park
Natural Features
  • Central Park
  • The High Line Park
  • Roosevelt Island
Cultural Attractions
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Gershwin Theater
  • Broadway Theatre

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 Port Authority Bus Terminal. 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: 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. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find showers 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 linens in all rooms. The Local - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of 23 St. - Ely Av. Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with towels, showers, and lockers. HI New York City - 2-minute walk from 103 St. Station (Broadway) for easy access to public transit. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Rooms come with towels, showers, and hair dryers. 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 showers and TVs.
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 23 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in New York?
Good weather’s always better 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 precipitation 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 to and around New York while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around New York in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: 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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