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1. Posted by carma (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I´m planning to visit New York In November, I´m looking for hostels in Manhattan nice and clean... If anyone knows some...please!!!!!
thank you very much.... regards from Menorca( little island in the middle of Mediterranean sea) a very nice place in summer....
Bye bye...

2. Posted by djiboutici (Full Member 465 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Carma...

You need to go through this threat a little bit more&you'll find what you're looking for...

Happy Travels...

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

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 conveinent to Manhattan.

4. Posted by Faldor (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Greg i've never been there but i've read some terrible reviews about the white house of NY.

from what i understand its basically 30 beds to a room boxed in a tiny alcove giving the illusion of privacy but still with the noise of 30 other people.

good luck in your search djiboutici!

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Faldor - your description of the Whitehouse of NY is accurate. Compared to a hotel, it's not very nice. But compared to a dorm style hostel, it does provide more privacy than a hostel with a similar price and experience.

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I stayed in a place in the East Village called Jazz on the Town. Clean, not too expensive, but a bit cramped. I was there in January when it was quiet....I imagine it could get claustrophobic in the summer with the lack of space..but it wasnt a bad place to stay. Situated in mid-town so a good jump off point to see most of the city.

They have a sister hostel called Jazz on the Park uptown.

Might be worth checking that out too.

Hope that helps.


7. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Most reviews of hostels in Manhattan are dire. I stayed at the Chelsea International hostel and it was categorically the worst place I have ever stayed, far from clean, smelled of puke and disinfectant, bed didn't actually fit in the room, next to the street with no proper curtain etc.

Surely there is a gap in the market for a nice, shiny, wake-up style hostel in NY?

8. Posted by George L. (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

The Madison Hotel is clean and cheerful. Centrally located. Wildly affordable. Stayed there in August for the second time and would recommend it to anyone. Not the Ritz, but comfortable.

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5656 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Skip the hostels, go for hotel Pensylvania.

10. Posted by taki (Full Member 132 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yesss! I havent stayed at the Pennsylvania but ive heard lots of good comments on that.
also Hotel San Carlos.

But check
i was surprised to see they have fares as cheap as many other hostels, and they have rooms that are not very big but very comfortable and with all the facilities you need for a good safe stay, try them I was there in Feb and tried 2 of these 5 nice hotels in Manhattan a good choice.