Youth hostels in New York: our TOP 5 best addresses!

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Hostelling International, the peaceful youth hostel

In the heart of the Upper West Side, at 891 Amsterdam Avenue, is the Hostelling International. It is close to Central Park, and therefore ensures a quiet environment.



The hostel has a shared kitchen, living room, games room, laundry facilities and cafe. Also, she frequently organizes events during the day and evening. Sports activities, city tours, night outings, you will find your account there!

Count between $ 20 and $ 60 for one night in dormitories with 4 to 10 beds or in a single room. Also, note that in high season, you can only book a maximum of 7 nights. In addition, you will have to pay an extra $ 3 if you do not have the IYHF card.

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New York Youth Hostel: Vanderbilt YMCA

What does “YMCA” mean? Quite simply “Young Men's Christian Association”. They exist all over the world, and in different parts of New York.


Vanderbilt's is located at 224 East 47th Street, right in the heart of the city. This will allow you to have a central situation and therefore to walk easily.

The big bonuses of this hostel? It has a swimming pool as well as a gym! The perfect place for athletes, therefore. Of course, there is also a small cafe / restaurant as well as a laundromat.

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West Side YMCA

My other favorite “YMCA” is the one on the West Side. Indeed, it is located at 5 West 63rd Street, right next to the famous Central Park, and has a gym as well asswimming pool ! You will also find a cafeteria, safes, and small, colorful rooms.

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The Bowery House, a cozy youth hostel in New York

Located in the heart of the Manhattan borough, The Bowery House was my heart of hearts. Indeed, the latter offers very small rooms, but the atmosphere that governs there is really very pleasant. Big leather sofas, cozy atmosphere, you will love spending time between two visits!

In addition, the hostel has a roof terrace where you can lounge in the summer. A 100% New York evening in perspective! And then, travelers come from all over the world, which will ensure you have very rewarding evenings.



Allow between $ 80 and $ 150 by night.

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NY Moore Hostel

What if Manhattan is too populated and urban for you? So head for the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn. The NY Moore Hostel is located about XNUMX minutes by subway from midtown Manhattan, and has large dorms and private rooms.


You will also find many distractions there. Indeed, the NY Moore Hostel has a solarium as well as a game room with a pool table.

Then meet at 179 Moore Street quickly! Also, don't forget to book your bed or room in advance by clicking below!

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Good to know

Have you made your choice ? So much the better. Also, don't hesitate to reserve some time in advance. And this especially if you plan to go in high season. Indeed, if hotels are quickly taken by storm, this is also the case of youth hostels. And especially nice hostels like the ones mentioned above!

And if you have not found what you are looking for, then I advise you to take a look at the Booking site, or that of Hostelbookers. You will find a multitude of hostels there at all prices, and in all districts of New York.

Finally, note that in addition to the price indicated, hostels most of the time add taxes. Hotel tax of 13,25% as well as a daily tax of $ 1,5 to $ 4 per person. So find out beforehand, to avoid any unpleasant last minute surprises!

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