Thinking of traveling New York on a tight budget, you have landed on the right page. Exploring this city is not so expensive actually, as the ‘unlimited pass’ of New York City Subway is surprisingly cheap, and satisfying hunger is also very inexpensive in food streets. Only hotel stays are expensive, and a fine stay in NYC can disturb your overall trip budget. To save on, you can pick the outskirt hotels, or you can lodge in hostels. I believe a hostel stay is advantageous, because they are seriously economical, and you can still stay in the center of the city. NYC attractions such as Central Park, Times Square, China Town and The Statue of Liberty are either in the Manhattan or near this borough. That’s why we have selected the economical hostels of this area specifically. Check out our list of hostels with private rooms in New York City.
Central Park is a two-minute walk from this hostel. Also, It is nearby 103 Street Subway Station, which connects to more locations. Jazz on the Park Youth Hostel offers double rooms, mixed gender dorm rooms, female only dormitory, and male dormitory. All the lodgers share a common lounge area with television, the hostel staff arrange live sports broadcasts, live music/performance, stand-up comedy, and karaoke nights. Kids are allowed and they can stay with their parents, but New York residents cannot be accommodated. The staff speaks English and Spanish. Parking is not available here.
This is a Long Island location, it is walking distance from Court Square metro station. A train ride to Manhattan will take less than 10-minutes. Private room option has a double bed and twin bed plan, and dorm room has male only, female only, and mixed gender plan. The hostel has an equipped kitchen, on-site café & bar, and an ATM machine. Shared amenities are a lounge area with television, live sports broadcasting, movie nights, games room, and a book library. The Local Hostel NYC will only accept adults. The reception speaks English, Greek, Spanish, and Korean. Parking is not available here as well.
Let’s give you a Brooklyn location now, that is surrounded by restaurants, markets, and café bars. For the continent, a metro station is near, and Manhattan Island is a 15-minute ride. This is a boutique hostel that features triple room, mixed gender dormitory, and female dormitory. Every option has a private bath area. The hostel has free WiFi, an ATM machine, an elevator, a dedicated smoking zone, and facilities for disabled guests. Shared features are a kitchen, a lounge area, television, game room, book library, garden, picnic area, and patio. Kids can be accommodated, only if they are accompanied by guardians. The reception speaks five languages. Free parking is available on street.
Final hostel option on the list is located in Queens borough, this area has many shopping centers, restaurants, and attractions. Plus, Manhattan is just 10-minute train ride. Q4 Hotel and Hostel have queen room, male only, female only, and mixed gender dormitory option. Shared amenities are free WiFi, kitchen, a lounge area, television, board games, dart, table tennis, and a pool table. Children can be accommodated when accompanied by their parents. The reception speaks English and Spanish. Parking is not available here.
Times Square is less than four kilometers (about two miles), and the hostel is only two blocks away from Central Park. The closest subway station is set at a minute walk. Central Park West Hostel gives you standard double bed private rooms, and shared and private dormitories. Every lodger will get access to hostel’s shared kitchen, lounge area with television, free WiFi, a café, and reading desk. This hostel can accommodate kids when they are accompanied by adult guardians. The reception speaks English, Spanish, and French. Parking feature is unavailable here.
This hostel is two buildings away from Riverbank State Park and exactly half a mile (800 meters) far from Central Park. Broadway Hotel & Hostel features - one and two double beds, twin bed, mixed gender dormitory, and female dormitory options. You would get a shared or private bathroom depending on your choice of stay. This hostel provides free WiFi access, a shared kitchen, a shared lounge, movie nights, and a book library, there is an ATM machine as well. The staff speaks English Russian, Latvian, Spanish. Non-adults can be accommodated in only private rooms when accompanied by their parents. One child stay is free, but extra beds will not be arranged for the free lodgers. Parking is not available here as well.
This hostel in Midtown Manhattan is one building away from Riverbank State Park, and less than a kilometer (half a mile) far from Central Park. Royal Park Hotel can accommodate single, double, or four guests in private rooms. Its lounge and television area are common, they also offer free WiFi. This hostel is multistorey, and they have an elevator and ATM machine installed. One child stay is free here, but they wouldn’t accept New York residents. The reception speaks English and Spanish. Parking facility is not available.
This place is situated in Chinatown, and it is very close to Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge. A metro station is set at a walking distance, thus it is virtually connected to everywhere in New York. Canal Loft Hostel & Hotel features studio double bed, twin bed, quadruple bunk bed, mixed gender dormitory, and female only dormitory. Rooms are soundproof, bathrooms have grab rails to assist disabled guests. This hostel has an elevator, shared lounge, television area, and ATM machine. You can lodge here with your kids. The reception speaks 11 languages. Paid parking is available here.
This Lower Manhattan hostel is situated at a walking distance from Chinatown and Little Italy. It is also just a block away from Delancey/Essex Street Subway Station. Blue Moon Boutique Hostel gives plenty of lodging options, there are one and two double bed, private six sleep bunk bed, mixed gender dormitory, and female dormitory. The private rooms have a television, DVD player, telephone, iPod dock, and kitchenette. Shared amenities are - a lounge, free WiFi, and book library. This place has a café, an ATM machine, and an elevator. The reception speaks 10 languages. You can stay here with your kids by paying an additional amount. Secured parking is available, but charges are applicable.
This Manhattan hostel is two blocks away from Central Park, and a kilometer (slightly more than half a mile) far from Times Square. Jazz on Columbus Circle Hostel accommodates only adults, lodging options are - double room, mixed gender dorm room, and female dormitory. Each room features soundproofing and private bath. Noteworthy facilities with this place are, free Continental breakfast, a flat-screen television, and tumble dryer, also the staff will facilitate handicapped guests. The reception speaks English and Spanish. Parking is not available here as well.
It's a new trend
Basically, it’s the ideology of backpackers, save money from the lodging and spend on sightseeing. I totally agree, there is nothing wrong on being minimalistic. New York City is an expensive place to stay, if one can get most of it by compromising a few amenities, it’s still a fair deal. Our article included private rooms along with dormitory option, you can try dorm-room stay as well to further save your daily budget.
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