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Best New York hostels

Most recommended New York hostels

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Hi New York City - Hostel - New York - Lounge
Hi New York City - Hostel
8.2 Very good
ManhattanC$ 129+
C$ 129+
Free Wi-Fi
Chelsea International - New York - Property amenity
Chelsea International
8 Very good
ManhattanC$ 904+
C$ 904+
Free Wi-Fi
The Bowery House
ManhattanC$ 141+
C$ 141+
Free Wi-Fi
Chelsea Cabins
7.9 Good
ManhattanC$ 193+
C$ 193+
Free Wi-Fi
ManhattanC$ 129+
C$ 129+
Free Wi-Fi
Funky Buddha Hostel
Prospect-Lefferts GardensC$ 64+
C$ 64+
J-Stel Hostel
MidwoodC$ 143+
C$ 143+
Free Wi-Fi
NY Moore Hostel
8.1 Very good
WilliamsburgC$ 138+
C$ 138+
Free Wi-Fi
The Local Ny
8.1 Very good
Long Island CityC$ 258+
C$ 258+
Free Wi-Fi
Kamway Lodge
3.4 Poor
ElmhurstC$ 145+
C$ 145+
Free Wi-Fi
Sun Bright
ManhattanC$ 238+
C$ 238+

New York hostels near the city centre

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Incentra Home Chelsea - New York - Bedroom
Incentra Home Chelsea
6.6 Okay
ManhattanC$ 246+
C$ 246+
Nap York Central Park Sleep Station - New York - Kitchen
Nap York Central Park Sleep Station
8.2 Very good
ManhattanC$ 119+
C$ 119+
Interfaith Retreats
7.1 Good
ManhattanC$ 193+
C$ 193+

How much is a New York hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

2 stars and below

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 96

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 149
Cheapest month to stay with an average 54% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 64% rise in price.
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When to book a hostel in New York

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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 September.
  • 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 Saturday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Thursday.
  • 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.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in New York found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 223, while the most expensive was C$ 379.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in New York for 9 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in New York

  • What are the best hostels near Times Square?

    Times Square is a popular area in New York and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Interfaith Retreats or Incentra Home Chelsea for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Times Square.

  • How much does a hostel cost in New York?

    Hostel prices in New York can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in New York is C$ 127 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as C$ 31 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in New York?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in New York is C$ 127 compared to C$ 546 for a night in a hotel.

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.

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