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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
- Bryant Park
- Central Park
- The High Line Park
- Roosevelt Island
- Radio City Music Hall
- Gershwin Theater
- Broadway Theatre
Generally, New York is known for its:
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.