I need your help...the time has come again to do some travelling and as you can imagine I have so many questions but I need to know what you consider to be 'the best' hostel in New York?? Am heading there end of Oct (for Halloween) for 10 nights. Ta! Manda
Hmm...dont know about "the best" hostel in NY but I stayed in Jazz on the Town and it was fine, if a bit small. Jazz on the Park is a bit larger apparently.
Jazz on the Town is located in the East Village which is handy because it's in the centre of the city more or less. Jazz on the Park located near...you guessed it!...Central Park.
Facilities were okay. Internet very expensive. Space was an issue, but the staff were friendly and it was clean.
Hope that helps!
Check out this thread: Hostels in New York.
My advice in the thread was...
I would suggest checking out the White House of NY. I haven't personally stayed there (all the rooms have been booked when I tried to get in), but all the reviews I have read have been excellent. Book soon, though, because they fill up quickly.
If you are an HI member, there is an HI hostel at 891 Amsterdam Avenue, at Amsterdam and 104th, and the north end of Central Park.
You might want to check out this page for more information.
If you can't find anything, you might want to look for places to stay in Newark, Hoboken or Jersey City by the PATH stations. PATH is a 24 hour subway that runs between New Jersey and New York City (two lines, one to the World Trade Center site and a number of stops up 6th Avenue to 33rd street). There are cheaper places to stay, and you'll still be convenient to Manhattan.
That being said, I have never stayed at either the WhiteHouse or the HI hostel, instead going with low priced hotels like the Portland Square (47th Street) and the Hotel 17, both of which are pretty reasonable priced, central, clean and you have your own room.