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Top tips for finding New York hostel deals
Known as one of the world’s most expensive cities for travel, the main advantage of choosing to stay in a hostel in New York is price. With a thriving hostel scene, travelers can also enjoy some of the most artistic, creative, and friendly accommodations in the city at a fraction of the price of a boutique hotel. Staying in a hostel in New York is also beneficial to solo travelers, giving them the chance to meet new friends in safe and relaxed environments.
Couples looking for a hostel in New York can combine the best of both worlds with the Broadway Hotel and Hostel. At budget prices, this design-conscious property offers dorms for two or private rooms complete with coffee machines and TVs. Jazz on Columbus Circle Hostel has more basic amenities but is also popular with budget-conscious couples because of its private rooms and suites.
There are plenty of outstanding hostels in New York for solo travelers, but several lead the pack, thanks to their amenities offered and their friendly atmospheres. Jazz on the Park Hostel is known for its coffee bar, game room, summer BBQs, and social pub crawls, while Hi New York offers a different event every night to help solo travelers make new friends—imagine bar tours, clubbing trips, in-house music events, and movie nights. Chelsea International is also very popular for its free pizza nights and spacious hangout lounges.
Most hostels in New York are located in Manhattan, with a concentration on the Lower East Side and Upper West Side. Hostels in the Lower East Side district are perfect for travelers on a budget and those looking for cultural diversity, cool bars, and a buzzing nightlife. The Upper West Side accommodations tend to be a little more expensive, but are conveniently located for major tourist sights while providing quieter nights that are more suitable for families or couples.
If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in New York, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in New York in February and November.
Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in New York if you stay on a Monday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Wednesday.
If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a New York hostel.
FAQs when booking a hostel in New York
Times Square is a popular area in New York and there are many hostels closeby. Check out My City House or Jazz on Columbus Circle Hostel for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Times Square.
Hostel prices in New York can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in New York is C$ 181 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as C$ 38 in the last 3 days.
The average price for a night in a hostel in New York is C$ 181 compared to C$ 599 for a night in a hotel.
Hostels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hostels in New York. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Where to find the best hostels in New York?
Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in New York by showing you the exact location of each hostel.