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1. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

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I've been looking for a good hostel in New York City, with particular emphasis on the neighbourhood, cause I don't want to end up needing a bodyguard or anything! I was looking around Madison Square Garden... somewhere around there, cause there are some hostels there which look a tad ghetto but seem to be close to everything (close enough anyway). Any suggestions on which areas and/or hostels to try?

Tam

2. Posted by applegirl (Full Member 144 posts) 12y

try the big apple hostel: http://www.bigapplehostel.com/ they're good, cheap, very basic, clean, in mid madhattan. new york is a very safe city in my opinion so don't think you'll need any bodyguard.
enjoy your stay!

3. Posted by friscokid (Full Member 122 posts) 12y

No need for bodyguard in Manhattan.

After a night of drinking on a weekend we stumbled our way to our hotel from 5th ave and w 12th st to 8th ave and w 34th street with no trouble at all -- although i would not advise walking home drunk.

Manhattan is safe.

4. Posted by sally8585 (Full Member 64 posts) 12y

well i can shed some light on this as i lived in nyc this summer
chelsea international hostel-amazing location-fabulous area,great atmosphere
manhattan inn-very central,fairly small rooms but does the job-common rooms quite a squeeze too but theres telly in rooms and great view of madison sq garden!
manhattens amazing you'll have a ball and it is safe,well im an irish girl who travelled solo to ny and lived in Harlem and i was ok!
enjoy!

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6. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

Thanks a lot all! I'll check out the hostels mentionned. Appreciate the help

7. Posted by JM559 (Budding Member 11 posts) 12y

hi all,

I live in New York so if anybody needs any info, I'd be happy to point you in the right direction. Good Luck!
Jason

8. Posted by Gamronman (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

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9. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 12y

Just thought I'd mention that the Chelsea International hostel is the most unpleasant place I have stayed in any country.

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