6 of the best NEW YORK CITY hostels!

6 of the best NEW YORK CITY hostels!

If you’re a budget traveller like me, you’re probably familiar with the concept of hostels. I’ve already mentioned it a few times and even wrote a post about why you should stay in one HERE. Today, I decided to come up with a list with some of the best NYC hostels recommended by friends and readers like yourself. I also did my research and checked many online reviews to make sure I got the info right! That also means that this post isn’t based on my personal opinion, I live in NYC and never stayed in any of them; I only wanted to make it a little easier for those who plan on coming and might need a kickstart. Keep in mind that each person’s experience is unique, so researching is essential! What about you? Have you stayed in other NYC hostels I haven’t mentioned? Which ones do you recommend? Did you have any bad experiences? Let me know in the comments! Well, enough talking, let’s get to my TOP 6 NYC HOSTELS list! To follow my adventures and for more NYC tips make sure to follow me on instagram @marthasachser and @blognyandabout!



I recommend using two websites: Hostel World and Booking.com. You can find availability from several hostels at the same time, read reviews, see pictures and check prices. You may also find many places offering free cancelation. Don’t forget to read reviews from those who stayed in a given hostel and to check its location to make sure there is easy transportation to the main attractions you plan on visiting. 


HI New York Hostelling International

Hostelling International hostels are usually quite up to standard when it comes to service  and cleanliness. I always stay at one of their locations whenever I’m traveling and don’t want to worry too much about accommodations. In NYC, it’s located at a quieter part of the city, not too close to the midtown buzz, in the Upper West Side near Columbia University and at the end of Central Park.

Room options vary from dorms to private rooms and may or may not have private bathrooms. Besides that, the hostel is also full of activities, trips and events to help travelers make the most out of their time. Wi-Fi access and bedding are included. Prices vary, but daily rates average from US$ 47 to US$ 70 depending on the accommodation type (2017 prices). Travelers who book rooms with fewer beds are also offered a complimentary breakfast, although there’s also a restaurant inside the hostel where you can buy meals and a fully equipped kitchen to prepare what you need. The HI New York Hostelling located at 891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY. Learn more and book your room HERE!

Crédito: HI NY Hostelling International




Jazz on Columbus Circle

Located in the center of NYC, Jazz on Columbus Circle is definitely one of my favorite hostels in the city! In addition to its convenient location near Times Square, Central Park, Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center, the hostel provides advantages such as tours and activities for travelers, endless restaurants nearby, clean rooms and the opportunity to take a shower even after checking out. Yes, you can leave your luggage there, go out for a last day trip and then come back for a quick shower. They also offer family and private rooms. Learn more and check reviews HERE!  Jazz on Columbus Circle is located at 940 8th avenue, New York, NY 10029.



For those who prefer more privacy, American Dream Hostel is a good pick. Located in the charming and peaceful Gramercy Park and Flatiron District neighborhood, it’s a short trip away from great restaurants, bars and the very popular Union Square. At American Dream Hostel, all rooms are private and may be single, double or triple. They are also equipped with a TV set, air conditioning, a heater and even a sink! Baths are shared and located on the same floor. Other positive aspects include breakfast and free Wi-Fi! Daily rates are a bit higher than most hostels because of its hotel-like bed and breakfast vibe and were at US$ 94 for 1 person, USS$ 148 for 2, and US$ 180 for 3, minus fees, in 2017.

Address: 68 East 24th Street, between Lexington and 3rd Ave, New York.

Click HERE to visit the official website!

Crédito: American Dream Hostel


Williamsburg Moore Hostel

Located in Williamsburg, this hostel is just a short commute away from Manhattan. It’s also the perfect fit for those who want to experience NYC in one of the trendiest and most vibrant neighborhoods outside of Manhattan. There you’ll find several bars, restaurants, galleries, etc. The hostel adapts itself to its artistic surroundings and displays beautiful graffiti artwork on its walls; it also offers a nice common room in which you can relax and get to know other travelers. Breakfast is not included, but you can cook your own meals in the fully-equipped kitchen. Coffee and tea are available throughout the whole day. They also host events such as movie nights, stand-up comedies, and more. Daily rates ranged from US$ 42 to U$ 47 per person in 2017, depending on the accommodation. Daily rates do not include taxes and fees.

Address: 179 Moore Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Click HERE to visit the official website!

Crédito: Williamsburg Moore Hostel


The Local NYC

Located in Long Island City, Queens, The Local NYC has been marked as favorite by many travelers. Besides being modern, clean and organized, it also features a bar and a rooftop that offers a great view of the city. The hostel’s goal is to make you feel like a local, and the bar kind of does that, especially during the summer when everyone uses it as a hangout spot to listen to music, enjoy the view and have some drinks… Despite being outside of Manhattan, you can reach Midtown in a few minutes.

Rates in 2017 were at US$ 50 for a mixed room, US$ 54 for a female or male-only room, and US$ 159 for a double private. Washing machines (you can pay with 0.25 cent coins) and an equipped kitchen are available — keep in mind that breakfast is not included, but can be purchased at the bar inside the hostel!

The Long Island City area has grown a lot in the past few years attracting plenty of new residents, although it looks too quiet when compared to Manhattan, it’s pretty safe. The Local NYC is located at 1302 44th Ave, Long Island City, NY. Check out the official website HERE!

Crédito: The Local Hostel


Broadway Hostel

Considered one of the first boutique hostels in NYC, Broadway Hostel is located in the Upper West Side and offers both private and shared rooms. There’s a lounge where you can chill, play video games and watch movies. Daily housekeeping service and access to an equipped kitchen and to a small library are also included in the daily rates. In my opinion it actually seems more like a hotel, offering standard but small rooms. Daily rates in 2017 were at US$ 40 for a mixed dorm, US$ 45 for a female-only dorm and US$ 78-88 for private rooms. Breakfast isn’t included, but you can order food or use the kitchen to cook your own meals. There’s also an elevator for those who are traveling with heavy luggage.

Address: 230 West 101 Street, New York, NY.

Click HERE to visit the official website!

Crédito: Broadway Hostel





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