New York City Average Hostel Costs: Dorm and Private Room Prices

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What is the average price of a hostel in New York City? Our detailed analysis of the prices of both dorms and private rooms in amazing hostels in New York City can help you understand how much you might need to spend for your next epic trip. Great for museums, food, nightlife, and music, it's easy to see why New York City is such a fun destination. Whether you're on a tight budget or traveling by yourself, with a group of friends, or with your family, we've found the best hostels for every type of trip. Here you'll see how we have tabulated the costs of hostels in New York City by dorm beds, private rooms, price range, amenities, and guest ratings. Read on to find out where you'll find best hostels in New York City and what they have to offer.


The Top 3 Hostels in New York City:

  • Dorms from $50, Rated 90%

  • Dorms from $57, Rated 88%

  • Dorms from $60, Rated 88%

How much do hostels cost in New York City?

Dorm Beds Average Price in Hostel
$53
Private Rooms Average Price in Hostel/Guesthouse
$57

Visitors will find a large range of terrific hostel choices when planning a visit to New York City. The price of a dorm bed or private room in a hostel can vary according to location, type, and amenities. The average price for a dorm bed in a hostel in New York City (based on data from 12 hostels with dorms) is an affordable $53. Also, the average price for a private room in a hostel or guesthouse in New York City is $57 (based on data from 24 hostels and guethouses).

The average price of a dorm bed in a hostel for 3 days in New York City is $159.

The average hostel cost of a dorm bed for one week in New York City is a surprisingly affordable $372, and the average hostel cost of a dorm bed for two weeks in New York City is $743 (not including taxes and fees).


  • Dorm: 3 Days
    $159
  • Dorm: One Week
    $372
  • Dorm: Two Weeks
    $743
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How much should I pay to stay in a dorm bed at a hostel in New York City?

You'll find the range of prices for dorm beds in hostels in New York City (per night) displayed below. This chart shows the overall range of hostel dorm bed prices before taxes and fees. If you're trying to figure out how much you should pay for a reservation for a dorm bed, this graph breaks down the costs by price range to give you an idea of what to expect regarding prices in the area.

Hostel Price Number of Hostels
$20-35 1
$35-50 5
$50-65 3
$65-80 3


(All listed prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by HostelWorld. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

How much should I pay to stay in a private room at a hostel in New York City?

You'll find the range of prices for private rooms in hostels, guesthouses, and other budget hotels in New York City (per night) displayed below. This chart shows the overall range of hostel private room prices before taxes and fees. If you're trying to figure out how much you should pay for a reservation for a budget-friendly private room, this graph breaks down the costs by price range to give you an idea of what to expect regarding prices in the area.




Prices for the Best Hostels with Dorms in New York City (New York City's Top Rated Hostels by Guests)

Looking for the top hostel in New York City? Below are the best hostels in New York City with dorm beds according to guest reviews. When looking at the prices of the top 4 hostels (the top 25% based on guest ratings), the average price is surprisingly affordable at $52. Now you can find an amazing hostel in New York City with your desired amenities in the best neighborhood for your next trip to this fantastic destination.

What are the best hostels with dorm beds in New York City?

38 West 88th Street
Overall Rating 90%
13-02 44th Avenue
Overall Rating 88%
940 8th Ave
Overall Rating 88%
891 Amsterdam Avenue
Overall Rating 86%

Prices for the Best Hostels with Private Rooms in New York City

If you're searching for the best hostel with a private room in New York City, below are the best hostels and guesthouses in New York City with private rooms according to ratings and reviews by previous guests. When we look only at the top 7 hostels with private rooms (the top 25%), the average price is just $56 for a private room. So, you can combine the great vibe of a hostel or guesthouse with the privacy of your own room for your next trip.

What are the best hostels with private rooms in New York City?

39-12 29th, Long Island City
Overall Rating 100%
524 9th ave
Overall Rating 100%
168 East 24th Street
Overall Rating 94%
241 West 123rd Street
Overall Rating 94%

What are the best hostels under $20 in New York City?

Need to save some cash? Here are the highest rated hostels under $20.

781 Prospect Place
Overall Rating 84%

Hostels in New York City with Free Breakfast

It's always nice to wake up to a free breakfast, and these hostels and guesthouses provide one. It can be a good wayt to save money, too. At a hostel, breakfast is also a good time to meet up with other traveles to make plans for the day.

39-12 29th, Long Island City
Overall Rating 100%
168 East 24th Street
Overall Rating 94%
370 8th Avenue
Overall Rating 87%
370 8th Avenue
Overall Rating 85%

Hostels in New York City with a Restaurant

If you need a quick and convenient meal, having a restaurant or cafe located right in the hostel is always nice. These hostels and guesthouses offer a place to eat.

23 Lexington Avenue
Overall Rating 92%
13-02 44th Avenue
Overall Rating 88%
891 Amsterdam Avenue
Overall Rating 86%
370 8th Avenue
Overall Rating 85%

Hostels in New York City with a Bar or Nightclub

Looking for a hostel with some nightlife? The hostels below have bars or nightclubs so you can meet up with other travelers and have a great time through the evening. The average price for a hostel with a bar or nightclub in New York City is just $53. So, kick back and have a great time at one of these terrific options.

23 Lexington Avenue
Overall Rating 92%
13-02 44th Avenue
Overall Rating 88%
518 W 27th St
Overall Rating 0%

Hostels in New York City with a Kitchen

One of the biggest benefits to staying in a hostel is the ability to cook your own meals. This way you can save money, eat healthy, and travel longer on a cheaper budget. These hostels offer kitchens so you can cook. Also, the average price of a hostel with a kitchen in New York City is $53.

168 East 24th Street
Overall Rating 94%
38 West 88th Street
Overall Rating 90%
13-02 44th Avenue
Overall Rating 88%
891 Amsterdam Avenue
Overall Rating 86%

Hostels in New York City with Laundry

If you're traveling for a longer period of time, then eventually you'll want to do some laundry. These hostels offer laundry machines, so plan ahead for your next trip.

168 East 24th Street
Overall Rating 94%
23 Lexington Avenue
Overall Rating 92%
13-02 44th Avenue
Overall Rating 88%

Hostels in New York City with Air Conditioning

Air conditioning can be hit or miss, and depending on the local weather you might really need it. But if you do want it, the hostels below offer it, so hopefully you can sleep comfortably. The average price for a hostel with air conditioning is around $53.

39-12 29th, Long Island City
Overall Rating 100%
524 9th ave
Overall Rating 100%
168 East 24th Street
Overall Rating 94%
241 West 123rd Street
Overall Rating 94%

What's Nearby

For more hostel prices in nearby destinations, see also Washington DC Hostel Prices, Chicago Hostel Prices, Orlando Hostel Prices, Boston Hostel Prices, and United States of America Hostel Prices.

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