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The 10 Best Hostels in New York, USA

Some of the best backpacker spots in New York

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Shared Room In Manhattan Near Times Square

Manhattan, New York

Situated in New York, 1 km from Carnegie Hall, Shared Room İn Manhattan Near Times Square features views of the city. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is allergy-free and is located 800 metres from Broadway Theatre.

Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a dishwasher, a microwave, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hostel each room has a wardrobe, a TV and a shared bathroom. The young man that checked me in and ran the place, Ahmet, was a great guy. Very helpful and kind.

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9.5
Exceptional
8 reviews

Shared Room In Manhattan Near Central Park

Manhattan, New York

Situated in New York and with Metropolitan Museum of Art reachable within 1.6 km, Shared Room In Manhattan Near Central Park features a shared lounge, allergy-free rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a garden. Boasting a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The property is 3.4 km from Central Park and 4 km from Museum of Modern Art.

All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a dishwasher, a microwave, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hostel the rooms come with a wardrobe and a shared bathroom. Definitely the best Value for money in that area

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9.7
Exceptional
6 reviews

HI NYC Hostel 3 stars

Manhattan, New York

The Hostelling International New York offers dormitory-style rooms with shared bathrooms. Linens, towels and a housekeeping service are provided. Some rooms include breakfast.

The hostel offers many activities including pub crawls, night club events and in-house comedy and variety shows. I really liked the building and the rooms. The breakfast was delicious.

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8.4
Very good
10,838 reviews

Shared Room In Midtown East, Manhattan

Manhattan, New York

Popular points of interest near the hostel include Radio City Music Hall, Times Square and Rockefeller Center. The nearest airport is LaGuardia Airport, 12 km from Shared Room In Midtown East, Manhattan. This was like a super expensive Manhattan residence for a super low price. Very clean, friendly, helpful staff

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8.8
Fabulous
5 reviews

Shared room Manhattan w/ breakfast, 1 block metro

Washington Heights, New York

Located within 3.1 km of Yankee Stadium and 7 km of Columbia University, Shared room Manhattan w/ breakfast, 1 block metro provides rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in New York. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Attractions in the area include Lincoln Center, 11 km away, or Central Park, set 12 km from the property.

An American breakfast is available daily at the hostel. Best price you'd be able to find in Manhatten.

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8.1
Very good
14 reviews

Canal Loft Hostel & Hotel 2 stars

Manhattan, New York

Conveniently situated in the Chinatown district of New York, Canal Loft Hostel & Hotel is located 1.7 km from Bloomingdales, 2.2 km from NYU - New York University and 2.5 km from Brooklyn Bridge. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The staff was efficient, helpful and the persons at the front desk smiled with patience, even when a few guests didn't deserve it. Beds were made daily and bathrooms were cleaned, dirty towels were removed and clean ones replaced the ones taken. The common area was clean.

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7.6
Good
1,400 reviews

Chelsea Cabins 2 stars

Manhattan, New York

Chelsea Cabins, a vegetarian and non-smoking property, is located in New York, 300 metres from Madison Square Garden and 600 metres from Macy's. Offering its guests private rooms with shared bathrooms, the property is accessible only by stairs. It was clean and neat, staff was extremely helpful and friendly, location was perfect.

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7.3
Good
2,865 reviews

U.S. Pacific Hotel 1 stars

Manhattan, New York

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, U.S. Pacific Hotel offers accommodation that is accessible by stairs, in New York.

Rooms include a flat-screen TV, work desk and air conditioning.

Little Italy is 300 metres from U.S. Pacific Hotel, while Brooklyn Bridge is 1.4 km away. La Guardia Airport is 12 km from the property. Property was cleaned daily by staff, who was extremely friendly. Two subway stations not far at all. The rooms are small, but they were very clean.

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6.4
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1,855 reviews

West Side YMCA 3 stars

Manhattan, New York

Located 50 metres away from Central Park, this hostel is located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, just 5 minutes’ walk from Columbus Circle. WiFi access is provided free of charge to guests.

Lincoln Center is just 300 metres from the hostel, while Carnegie Hall is 700 metres away. The American Museum of Natural History is 15 minutes’ walk away. Small but very tidy rooms, excellent location

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7.4
Good
5,926 reviews

Vanderbilt YMCA 3 stars

Manhattan, New York

With a fabulous location in Midtown Manhattan, this New York hostel offers free WiFi and 24-hour security. United Nations Plaza is just 500 metres away.

Grand Central Terminal is just 10 minutes’ walk from the hostel, while Times Square is only 1.3 km away. Bryant Park and the New York Public Library are both within 15 minutes’ walk. Great service. Friendly staff!!.

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7.2
Good
5,487 reviews

Hostels. What are they?

Way more than just a cheap place to sleep, hostels are a social way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens or games rooms are great ways to swap tips, tricks and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long, long way since the first youth hostel opened in 1912. From budget 'crash-pads' to five-star 'poshtels', today, hostels are for everybody, so whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll find most hostels are cheaper than a local hotel and far more fun.

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