Hostels in New York? You Bet!

Hostels Abound in The Big Apple 

          For all of you loyal BlueOrbites who read our travel blog regularly, you know that we are big fans of hostels.  They are not only a budget-friendly alternative to expensive hotels, but they are also a great way to meet people from all over the world.  Take New York City, for example.  Have you ever thought of visiting this fabulous destination, but were discouraged by the high cost of hotels?  Sure it would be fun to stay at the Waldorf Astoria, maybe for a special occasion, or if the boss is paying for it.  But if you want to experience one of the most exciting cities in the world without spending a lot, consider staying at a hostel.  There are many hostels in New York now, some of the best offered by, and you can check them out just by clicking on the link below. 

Historic Venues 

          A number of years ago, before leaving on one of my first trips to Europe, someone recommended that I join Hostelling International.  That turned out to be great advice and I ended up staying in a number of hostels during that trip, saving a load of money.  I remember one hostel in particular, located in Dresden, Germany.  It was actually the renovated mansion that at one time belonged to the Singer family of sewing machine fame.  It was not only an historic venue, but it was clean, comfortable and within walking distance to town.  At the end of a day of sightseeing, I returned to the hostel and climbed into the top bunk in a 12 man room.  As other guests returned for the evening, the room filled up and everyone started sharing their experiences about what they had seen that day.  The next morning we continued our conversation over breakfast before once again going our separate ways.  Needless to say, I have been staying at hostels ever since! 

Hostels Love Families 

          Now, there are many other hostel organizations, such as, as well as independent, stand alone hostels available to budget travelers.  I have tried a number of these throughout the world and found them to be just as reliable, safe, clean and fun.  And with the increasing popularity of family friendly hostels, there are now hostels all over the United States, as well.  So…to jump start your dream vacation to New York City, check out the link below to see some of the outstanding accommodations offered by in The Big Apple.  Good luck and happy hostelling.

Check Out the Hostels in New York