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Featured Hostels in New York

Bowery Grand Hotel
1 out of 5
143 Bowery, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs3,754 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Located in Bowery, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. Wall Street and Union Square Park are ...

2.1/5 (895 reviews)

"The hotel was somewhat run down."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2020

Bowery Grand Hotel
NY Moore Hostel
2 out of 5
179 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,881 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

Located in East Williamsburg, this hostel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park and Barclays Center Brooklyn. New York University ...

3.9/5Very Good! (370 reviews)

"Nice n clean n smell good n beautiful rooms nice view"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2020

NY Moore Hostel
Jazz On The Park Hostel
2 out of 5
36 West 106th Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs3,681 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

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 ...

3/5 (134 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 16 Mar 2020

Jazz On The Park Hostel

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The Local
2 out of 5
13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,559 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

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

4.3/5Excellent! (541 reviews)
Great Experience

"This hostel was quite nice and well kept."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jun 2020

The Local
The Bowery House
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 (979 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

The Bowery House
HI New York City
2 out of 5
891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs9,569 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep

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! (682 reviews)

"Amazing atmosphere. Nearby subway station. Great neighbourhood and great tours"…"

Reviewed on 22 May 2020

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West Side YMCA
2 out of 5
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs6,257 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

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 are ...

3.7/5Good! (1,032 reviews)

"It was really close to Central Park and we loved that. But the room was too small."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

West Side YMCA
Central Park West Hostel
2 out of 5
201 W 87th Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs6,625 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

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 (209 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 9 Mar 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! (1,016 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 8 Mar 2020

Vanderbilt YMCA
Broadway Hotel and Hostel
2 out of 5
230 W 101st St, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs10,159 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

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 (992 reviews)

"There's rats in their trash alley. You can hear them rummaging through the trash. It's common in NY though but they should get better traps and an exterminator."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Broadway Hotel and Hostel
Chelsea International Hostel
2 out of 5
251 W 20th St, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,742 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

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
Kamway Lodge & Travel Inc.
2 out of 5
40-36 77th St, Elmhurst, NY
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Located in Queens, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Arthur Ashe Stadium and Citi Field. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer ...

2.8/5 (23 reviews)

"Real close (5 min walk) to major public transport and close to LGA (10 min), lots of stores, all kinds of food places in walking distance, all in all a nice low cost place with excellent service, had a reservation in a hotel in lower Manhattan but I canceled after they asked for $100 daily deposit ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

Kamway Lodge & Travel Inc.
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Arlo SoHo

Arlo SoHo

4 out of 5
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs5,815 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (1,515 reviews)

"The place was very cozy and clean. I also appreciated their safety measures. Very quick check in and check out. Didn’t get to see the rooftop but I will consider staying here again."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2020

Arlo SoHo
Arlo NoMad

Arlo NoMad

4 out of 5
11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is Rs6,552 per night from 28 Sep to 29 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (2,117 reviews)

"Amazing staff for checkin, room is beautiful and so is rooftop deck, best experience ever."…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2020

Arlo NoMad
Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham

4 out of 5
8-08 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY
The price is Rs7,597 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct
4/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"The staff was very helpful. Check-in was seamless. The rooms were very clean and i really appreciated the valet service."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Ravel Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for somewhere affordable to stay in New York, one of the 32 hostels here could be a great choice for you. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodation options 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 good value, so you can save your budget for going out. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its theatres and entertainment venues.

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 13° C and night-time temperatures average -3° C
  • April-June: 28° C is the daytime average and 5° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 29° C and night-time averages are around 13° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 21° C during the day and -2° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 1269 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
  • New York Public Library
Natural Features
  • Central Park
  • Battery Park
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Cultural Attractions
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Radio City Music Hall

Generally, New York is known for its:

  • Theatre
  • 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 centre. 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 transport. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Times Sq. - 42 St. Station, 42 St. - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station and 49th St. Station. 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 cut your spending on lodging and set aside more of your trip funds for exploring during your holiday. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its theatres and entertainment venues.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), low prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in New York?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our travellers and could be a good place to look first: Bowery Grand Hotel - Close to public transport, 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. The Local - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of 23 St. - Ely Av. Station. Property features include free WiFi, a bar and a rooftop terrace. You’ll find towels, showers and lockers in all rooms. NY Moore Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Montrose Av. Station and Morgan Av. Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find towels, showers and lockers 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/games room. You’ll find linens in all rooms. The Bowery House - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Bowery St. Station and 2 Av. Station. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with towels, showers and free toiletries.
How many hostels will I be able to find in New York?
If you’re in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in New York, one of Expedia’s 34 hostels could be a great choice.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in New York?
Good weather’s always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 23°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 3°C. Average annual precipitation for New York is 1268 inches.
What is there to see and do in New York?
In general, New York is known for its theatres, skyscrapers and museums. Major attractions include Times Square, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Broadway. Get out into nature with places such as 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 New York in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), located 13.2 mi (21.3 km) away. An alternative is Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), situated 11 mi (17.7 km) away. When you’re out and about, you might want to use public transport to get around. You can take advantage of metro transport at Times Sq. - 42 St. Station, 49th St. Station and 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station. To check out more of the area, hop on a train at New York W 32nd St. Station, Grand Central - 42 St. Station or New York Penn Station.