The Best of NYC Hostels

Hotel prices in the city of dreams soar as high as its skyscrapers. For a plush, comfortable accommodation, one must be prepared to pay an arm and a leg.

Hotels can take a big bite out of your NYC budget. For someone who’s travelling to New York City on a shoestring budget, he/she should know that the city is famed for many a reason, and cheap accommodation is not one of them.

This, of course, doesn’t mean that you’ll end up sleeping in a subway station. We are here to help you find affordable and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the city with our hand-picked list of budget hostels in New York City.

While hostels in NYC aren’t as spirited and stimulating as their Asian and European counterparts, they cost next to nothing and are really cool alternatives to highly-priced, premium hotels.

Youthful, and offering a range of experiences, these hostels are way cheaper than an average hotel room. And until and unless you’re couch surfing, I recommend you to go with this brief yet beneficial list.


Williamsburg HostL

Located on Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg HostL is a privately run hostel with 6 beds throughout its 3 rooms. I’d rather call it a friend’s apartment than a hostel. The money you save here,¬†spend it wisely. Just don’t go bar-hopping.Just so you know, Bedford Avenue has 6 bars, all in a single block.

The Local NYC

The Local NYC can be summed up as the best hostel in New York City. Sitting right across the East River from Midtown, the hostel offers the following categories to choose from – dorm room, private quad and a twin room.

HI International NYC

Located near the Central Park, this hostel is a part of the global hostel chain, Hostelling International. Immaculately clean rooms, modern amenities, convenient location group club outings on weekends and a variety of in-house shows; need I write more?

You can get a cheap buses from DC to NY and spend the rest of your trip here. Nothing’s better than a low budget trip. Nothing.

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