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West Side YMCA
2 out of 5
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY
£62
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Manhattan, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Central Park, Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Opera House. Columbus Circle and Juilliard School ...

3.4/5 (2,075 reviews)

"Not my first time there but as always the staff was very friendly and helpful. Will be back in a couple of months."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

West Side YMCA
Vanderbilt YMCA
2 out of 5
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY
£68
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

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 ...

3.4/5 (1,979 reviews)

"Very clean and noiseless. Accessible to everywhere. Only a 15 minute walk to the New York Public Library."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Vanderbilt 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 miles (5 km) of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Barclays Center Brooklyn and Brooklyn Bridge. Prospect Park and New York ...

3.1/5 (506 reviews)

"I loved how clean the restrooms were , the rooms amd the kitchen I only think they could improve the way how those crazy cards that opened the door always got unavailable to use if you put them close to your phone 📲 and many times I had to go to the receptionist to make it available to use ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

International Students Residence
HI New York City
2 out of 5
891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
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Located in Upper West Side, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Columbia University. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Beacon ...

4.2/5Very Good! (645 reviews)

"I love the location, newness of the beds and rooms, staff are always so nice and helpful. I appreciate all the extra locations for folks to sit and converse. I am a frequent NYC visitor so I never partake in the planned activities, but I really enjoy and appreciate the variety of offerings."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

HI New York City
CITY ROOMS NYC - Chelsea
2 out of 5
368 8th Avenue, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£56
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Midtown, this hostel is steps away from Fashion Institute of Technology and Madison Square Garden. The High Line Park and 5th Avenue are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (575 reviews)

"An exceptional value. Super clean and well run. Model business."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

CITY ROOMS NYC - Chelsea
The Bowery House by OYO
2 out of 5
220 Bowery, New York, NY
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Located in Bowery, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. Union Square Park and Bleecker Street ...

3.1/5 (960 reviews)

"Cleaness and location. Excelent staff and very quiet"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

The Bowery House by OYO
Central Park West Hostel
2 out of 5
201 W 87th Street, New York, NY
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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 Solomon R. Guggenheim ...

2.8/5 (185 reviews)

"Good price for the location. The room was spacious."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Central Park West Hostel
The Local
2 out of 5
13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£100
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Queens, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Roosevelt Island, United Nations Headquarters and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 5th Avenue ...

4.3/5Excellent! (519 reviews)

"Great location, bar open until 2am, one metro stop from Manhattan. Area is a bit industrial"…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019

The Local
Broadway Hotel and Hostel
2 out of 5
230 W 101st St, New York, NY
£54
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Columbia University. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Beacon Theater are ...

3.4/5 (1,241 reviews)

"I liked the service from the hotel they were great"…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2020

Broadway Hotel and Hostel
Bowery Grand Hotel
1 out of 5
143 Bowery, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£50
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Bowery, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. Brooklyn Bridge and National September ...

2.1/5 (877 reviews)

"Close to manhatton ,immaculate , friendly staff ,safe and good rates . I have great respect for this place."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019

Bowery Grand Hotel
Morningside Inn
2 out of 5
235 W 107th St., New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£82
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

Located in Upper West Side, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Columbia University and Central Park. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Beacon Theater are ...

2.6/5 (947 reviews)

"It was a lovely historical building within walking distance to Columbia University and a variety of restaurants and activities."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

Morningside Inn
Green Point YMCA
2 out of 5
99 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
£53
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Greenpoint, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of United Nations Headquarters, 5th Avenue and Madison Square Garden. Chrysler Building is 3.1 mi ...

2.9/5 (306 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay at the Green Point YMCA! Honestly, we had read some not-so-positive reviews in advance and were a little bit nervous how it would turn out, but we were really pleased with everything: The staff was friendly, the bathrooms simple, but absolutely sufficient for our needs, fairly ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2019

Green Point YMCA
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YOTEL New York
YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
£102
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2
4.2/5Very Good! (15,820 reviews)

"The garage right under hotel made it very easy to get in and out"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

YOTEL New York
Hotel Pennsylvania
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
£82
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29
2.6/5 (29,978 reviews)

"great location and friendly and efficient staff, and great rates"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Hotel Pennsylvania
Paramount Times Square
Paramount Times Square
4 out of 5
235 West 46th Street, New York, NY
£93
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28
3.6/5Good! (1,499 reviews)

"Everything is so nice.. beautiful hotel, close to times square"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Paramount Times Square
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Prepare to shorten the bucket list by a few lines as you hit the Big Apple. With the Empire State Building on one side, Broadway down the middle and the Statue of Liberty towering over the Upper Bay, there's oodles to do. You shouldn't have to crack open the piggy banks to fund it either, thanks mainly to the low-cost rates of hostels in New York. In such a sprawling metropolis, you're likely to find plenty to pick from, ranging from classic dormitory establishments to low-key American inns with doubles and singles. The usual amenities apply – think quirky common rooms, shared kitchens, air-conditioned stays. Location wise, there are options peppering the buzzing, beating heart of Manhattan, and the gritty boroughs of Brooklyn and Harlem to boot.

Stays for all sorts of travellers in hostels in New York

Hostels in New York don't just come in one shape and size. In more off-radar areas of the Big Apple – up with the brownstone tenements of Harlem or down with the Italian eateries of Brooklyn, for example – you can find charming B&B-style stays that make use of simple double rooms and dormitories. They are excellent for couples who are keen to explore hidden corners of the metropolis, dropping into the Bronx Zoo and Central Park for encounters with wild beasts and romantic ice-skating sessions come Christmas, perhaps. Closer to the middle of town are the bohemian digs. You'll find a taste of noir, 1930s style in some of the design hostels of Manhattan – think stripped-down rooms that give way to lounges of leather sofas with mob-themed art.

There are some features that help a select few hostels in New York stand out from the crowd. Fancy spending an evening watching the sunset through the forest of skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan? That can be arranged. Looking for somewhere lively where solo travellers sip American craft beer and barista-brewed coffees together in the on-site bar? Easy. In addition to that are the basic amenities you can expect from a lot of the hostel stays in the city. They include access to self-serve laundromats, simple breakfast spreads, and help with tour and ticket booking.

Get excited about hostels in New York

Style oozes through the cabin-esque rooms of The Bowery House. Once you're done getting to grips with the timber-lined walls, retro light fittings and oldies film paraphernalia there, you can step outside to find yourself immersed in the energy of Lower Manhattan. It's a great place to be, what with soy-sizzling Peking-duck houses beckoning foodies to Chinatown to the south and the immersive Tenement Museum revealing New York's human story just a little down Orchard St to the east. Another hostel in New York with edgy style and large common spaces for mingling with other travellers is the International Students Residence. Beyond its games room and library, you can explore hip and happening Williamsburg – a land of creative coffee shops, vintage fashion boutiques and amazing street art.

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