When you’re booking a holiday to New York you want to be able to take as much spending money as possible so you can come back with a new wardrobe! You can cut costs on accommodation by staying in a hostel rather than a hotel and there are some great ones to stay at in New York. I’ve written a short review on my top 2.
The first hostel is called The New York Loft which is one of the trendiest hostels located in Brooklyn. It looks like an old style New York warehouse with a minimalistic feel which makes the rooms even more spacious. Its only 10 minutes away from Union Square and is located right next to a subway giving you easy access to the sites of New York! The best bit about this hostel is that it has a Jacuzzi in the garden and a swimming pool on the roof which is perfect in the summer when you need to cool off. Its other facilities include free breakfast, free wireless internet and a common room complete with computers and a flat screen TV. Prices start from about £12 for a mixed dorm with an ensuite and the maximum stay is 29 days!
The second hostel has a more central location on 7th Avenue and is called L-Hostel (the ‘L’ stands for luxury). This is one of the more recently refurbished hostels in New York and is the best option for those who aren’t sure about the idea of staying in a hostel because it feels more like a hotel! They have tried to give L-Hostel a ‘hotel feel’ by having marble bathrooms, a private roof terrace and modern furniture. The top floor contains private rooms which have their own private roof deck! They even have their own cafe and grocery where you can buy food to cook in the recently decorated kitchen or on the barbecues outside. It also has a common room with TVs and free wireless internet. Prices range from £12 to £30 per night and the largest of the dorms can sleep up to 16 people.