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Hostels: a good option for a budget accommodation in New York City

After buying your plane tickets to New York, the next step is to look for a hotel. If you’re travelling on a budget, hostels can be a solution to find fair nights rates in the city.
Even if you have an important budget, I know that some prefer to spend their money on clothes and activities. Actually, I think there are many ways to easily spend your money in NY. 😀

Why stay at a hostel?

The hostels in New York are a legit option if you are looking for affordable rates. In addition to their location, you will find facilities such as a kitchen, laundry and common areas conducive to meetings with other travelers. If the majority of the hostel's clientele use to be young, they attract now "older" travelers, because their offer is very interesting.
They are no longer the typical large dormitories with parties all night 🙂

My selection of hostels in New York

To help you in your search for accommodation, I prepared this small list of establishments that you may want to consider.

Hostelling International - New York

On the Upper West Side, near Central park, Hostelling International New York has a patio and a garden, a terrace on the second floor. The rooms and bedroom have air conditioning. In addition to the immense kitchen, there is a game room with pool tables, and a laundry room.
You can use the computers and the Wi-Fi, plus advantage of the many free activities as BBQ nights, clubbing nights... They also give free guided tours of the city.

Book here



Jazz on The Park Hostel

This hostel is minutes away from Times Square. If you decide to stay there, you will be right next to the fashionable places to go out, near the most touristic attractions.
The bedrooms are large clean and comfortable. There is a kitchen and a games room with flat TV. It also features a cafeteria, a patio and two terraces on the roof, offering an incredible view over Manhattan.
Breakfast and WiFi access are free and they also have computers.

Book here



The Jane Hotel

The Jane Hotel is not really a hostel, but it can be cheaper than a hotel in New York. It has private rooms, with or without private bathroom.
The interesting thing about this hotel is that it has a lot of history and is different from the others. Indeed, it served to host the sailors coming to town.
More information: Read my article.

Book here

The Jane Hotel


Local Hostel

Local Hostel looks like a large loft. The decoration is very modern.
The rooms can be shared, or you can request a private room for one or two people.
The kitchen is equipped, and you also have access to a laundry room.
The best about this hostel is that it is 5 minutes away from many metro lines, and in 10-15 minutes, you will be in Times Square. It is also at a walking distace from Vernon Boulevard, a street with many businesses and restaurants.
More information: Read my article.

Book here



More hostels in New York

There are many more hostels in New York, but I think these are the best. If you have another good plan, feel free to share it with me.
If you want to see more accommodations in New York, check this section of NYCTT 😉


If you're traveling to New York City with friends or family, staying in a hostel can be an economical option. The truth is that now these places provide more comfort and are more modern than before. You’ll tell me how it was!


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