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rocca
July 3rd, 2004, 04:19 AM
A friend of mine and me are planning a trip to NYC. Since hotels cost around $200 per night, we kinda chose to stay at hostels(which cost $12 a night).

I want to know New Yorker's opinions about those hostels. I want someplace just to sleep at night.

It was suggested to me a hostel at W30th St.

What do you think?

Lauren Loves NY
July 3rd, 2004, 06:42 PM
Umm.... not all hostels cost $12 a night, and certainly none in NYC.

I would recommend this website: http://hostels.com/
They have ratings, reviews, and online booking for a large selection of NYC hostels.

Kris
July 3rd, 2004, 06:59 PM
YMCA's are a good alternative. A bit more expensive, but you get privacy.

www.ymcanyc.org

Marty
July 7th, 2004, 09:06 PM
nah nah nah

Look to the West Side inn on 107th or the Morningside inn.

Shared bathrooms basic but clean and safe $80-90 a night next to Broadway and subway . It's all you need. How about the HOJO

Howard Johnson on Boston road and east Tremont! HA 75 a night including girls you need in the beautiful surrounding! Good luck enjoy your NYC experience.

M

Talksoccer
January 22nd, 2005, 10:18 PM
Hi,

Might be going to NYC and with the stupid hotel prices, im looking for some cheap hostel prices. But i was wondering how safe are hostels to stay in and you have to share beds with numerous, is it difficult to get used to that?

Anyone have any background experience?

Also whats the best hostel which is located in a good part of nyc and is cheap.

Evgeny
January 23rd, 2005, 12:26 AM
Also whats the best hostel which is located in a good part of nyc and is cheap.
Here`s a good link that might help you:
http://www.hostels.com/en/us.ny.ny.html

Jack_
August 21st, 2005, 12:01 AM
hello!
please tell me can i get to the newark? i heard i can do it from penn station(on 34th st) ?

i'm also looking for a hostel at south and mid- manahttan and upper west side.
you know sth nice which is also quite cheap ?

thanks!
Jack

JCMAN320
August 21st, 2005, 04:20 AM
If your leaving from NYC take a train from NY Penn Station to Newark Penn Station. If you coming from out of town into the city I would have to to know where you are from to help you out.

Jack_
August 21st, 2005, 11:19 AM
If your leaving from NYC take a train from NY Penn Station to Newark Penn Station. If you coming from out of town into the city I would have to to know where you are from to help you out.

i have to pick up someone from Newark, i came to NYC by JFK, so i just know that Newark is is New Jerskey :-)
I live in queens (rego park)

ManhattanKnight
August 21st, 2005, 11:57 AM
hello!
please tell me can i get to the newark? i heard i can do it from penn station(on 34th st) ?

i'm also looking for a hostel at south and mid- manahttan and upper west side.
you know sth nice which is also quite cheap ?

thanks!
Jack

The Airtrain runs to all terminals at Newark Liberty Airport and connects to Penn Station via NJ Transit and Amtrak. http://www.panynj.gov/airtrainnewark/

Hostelling International New York, on the Upper West Side, http://www.hinewyork.org/about_us.htm

NY_Yankees_1979
August 22nd, 2005, 03:56 PM
The Air Train runs to all terminals at JFK too and the Air Train will connect you to the subway's A line I know for one and further up in Queens to the E, J and Z lines. Plus the A and E both serve Penn Station at 34th Street.

Peter
November 25th, 2005, 01:36 PM
I'm coming to New York alone on December 16th to spend the holidays. I've lived here before and I know the city. But I had my own house back then.

I'll probably be staying in hostels this time around, but I've been on some of those sites and I just can't make a decision without a recommendation.

Do any of you know some good hostels? All I care about is that they are relatively safe. I've lived in the bush of Africa for years, so I know how to rough it. I just need a warm place where I can lay down and close my eyes.

Also, do you think I should pre-book? Or will I be okay coming in to NY and finding accomodation?

Thanks for all your help!

Peter

Schadenfrau
November 25th, 2005, 01:43 PM
I've stayed here before and didn't have an awful experience:

http://www.westsideinn.com/

It's $75 a night for the time you're visiting. You should definitely book in advance. Thanksgiving to New Year's is prime time for visiting the city.

Peter
November 25th, 2005, 02:49 PM
Thanks!

There seems to be a problem with the reservations feature, though, and the email I sent detailing the problem failed.

:(

Schadenfrau
November 26th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Here's the phone number: 212-866-0061.

You should that to confirm if the e-mail is at all dodgy.

Canadian
November 27th, 2005, 06:32 AM
A friend of mine stayed at a hostel up on Amsterdam & she had no problems.

ManhattanKnight
November 27th, 2005, 04:54 PM
Here's one that you might want to look into:

http://www.hinewyork.org/about_us.htm

Good location and price and, apparently, facilities.

Canadian
November 27th, 2005, 05:07 PM
That's the one I was talking about.

HarlemRep
November 29th, 2005, 11:59 PM
I've put people up in: Jazz on the Park and Jazz on the Town (there's also a new one they opened on 128th street which is a nice area)
Also, Swiss 1291 isn't bad for the money (30 a night I think). Right in the middle of town and next to the soup nazi.

jn_hames
April 6th, 2006, 11:20 PM
Hi,

I want to make a hostel reservation for somewhere to stay in Manhattan.

But I don't have any credit cards.

Are there any hostels in Manhattan that will let you make a reservation without using a credit card?

It would be nightmarish to arrive in NY, at night, after a 13 hour flight, without reservations.

Please help ...

lofter1
April 7th, 2006, 02:08 AM
You might be able to reserve by sending a money order or money transfer.

Email or telephone where you want to stay and ask them directly.

lofter1
April 7th, 2006, 02:09 AM
13 hours -- yikes!!

Are you coming from South Africa -- or maybe Australia?

dennisonNYC
June 29th, 2007, 11:06 AM
Has anyone stayed in a good hostel/ymca/cheap hotel that they can recommend to a 22 year-old gal coming in from Missouri for a couple of weeks?


Thanks to all who respond!!

Schadenfrau
June 29th, 2007, 02:48 PM
Ask here:

ttp://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5090

MidtownGuy
June 29th, 2007, 03:00 PM
A friend said The Chelsea Star was nice. They have dorm beds and private rooms.
Also, the Chelsea International Hostel is said to be clean with a family atmosphere and in a great downtown location.

http://starhotelny.com/index.php

http://www.chelseahostel.com/

these are in good locations and are safe and clean from what I have been told.

BrooklynRider
July 1st, 2007, 09:32 PM
Herald Square Hotel used to be cheap. Carter Hotel in Times Square advertises $99/night.

It's an expensive time for hotels in NYC. Go the hostel route.

Matysiak
May 3rd, 2008, 05:56 AM
I`ve got request about recommandations for Hostels (Hotels) with price no higher than 100$ per room with Double Bed.

The Benniest
May 3rd, 2008, 09:14 AM
I'm not sure, but Zippy's Top 10 Hotels list here (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7997) might have something. (1st post)

-ben :)

west
June 22nd, 2008, 12:55 AM
Jazz on the City Hostel (http://www.hostelmanagement.com/usa/new-york-city/jazz-city) has private rooms for under $100. They have 5 locations around Manhattan.