Hoping I can get some info or recommendations on good hostels in NYC. I am travelling there over the Christmas/New Year period 06. If anyone can tell me of a decent place they stayed that is preferably close to Times Square it would be greatly appreciated.
I stayed in a hostel in the East Village called "Jazz on the Town" - it was a little cramped but its New York! Other than that, had no complaints really. The only thing is its a bit of a walk to Times Square from there.
They do have another place called Jazz on the Park, might be slightly closer to where you want.
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You can get details on both hostels on that link.
Hope that helps!
I stayed at Big Apple Hostel once. Great location, it was right in Times Square. It was a decent place and was certainly very clean, but the people at the front desk were rather cranky.