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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

452 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Personal protective equipment
Social distancing


Explore the area

Popular LocationTimes Square5 min drive
Popular LocationMadison Square Garden14 min drive
Popular LocationLincoln Center18 min drive
AirportNewark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.)20 min drive

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  • Superior Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 400 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (SINGLE BED in Shared Room)

    Room amenities

    • 600 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Women only (SINGLE BED in Shared Room)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (SINGLE BED in 8 Bed Room)

    Room amenities

    • 700 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (SINGLE BED in 8 Bed Room)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (SINGLE BED in 4 Bed Room)

    Room amenities

    • 600 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (SINGLE BED in 4 Bed Room)

About this area

Union City

In the historical district and near a metro station, The Echo NYC is in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Hoboken Waterfront and The High Line Park, while Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Broadway are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Madison Square Garden or MetLife Stadium.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Times Square - 5 min drive
  • Madison Square Garden - 14 min drive
  • Broadway - 15 min drive
  • Radio City Music Hall - 16 min drive
  • Lincoln Center - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Weehawken Lincoln Harbor Station - 2 min drive
  • Bergenline Avenue Station - 13 min walk
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 20 min drive


  • El Artesano Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Dos Amigos - 16 min walk
  • Charrito's Restaurant - 18 min walk
  • Houlihans - 3 min drive
  • Chart House - 3 min drive

About this property

The Echo NYC

Hostel with 24-hour front desk, near Hoboken Waterfront
Along with a microwave in a common area, this hostel has a fridge in a common area and concierge services. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 54 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and microwaves.
The Echo NYC offers 54 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens. Full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves are provided.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Communal living room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Linens


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 3:00 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Explore Hotel Hostel Union City
Explore Hotel Hostel
Explore Union City
Explore Hotel Hostel
The Echo NYC Union City
The Echo NYC Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Echo NYC Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Union City

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Echo NYC and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Echo NYC offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Echo NYC cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is The Echo NYC located?
Situated near the airport, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Hoboken Waterfront and The High Line Park. Meadowlands Exposition Center is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away. Bergenline Avenue Station is 13 minutes by foot and North Bergen Tonnelle Avenue Station is 22 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Echo NYC

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I didn’t even wind up staying. Other guests seem to be mentally unstable and are very unfriendly look completely undesirable. Staff is terrible in all ways as well. As I knew this is a hostel but I definitely would never even give it a thought again.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

I liked the artwork on the walls and stairwells. I didn’t like that there was no hot water. I liked getting to know the staff and I felt welcome.

Stayed 11 nights in Mar 2018


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities

Room its very cold bihand locker durty and down bed ,, and shower in roon durty i never use it i use shower out door

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020


    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020