When traveling, the only weight on your shoulders should be your backpack, not hefty hotel costs. For the budgeting backpacker, a hostel makes an ideal base when taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Pack your bags— here are the best backpacker hostels in Brooklyn, New York.
The New York Loft Hostel
Hostel-hopping hipsters will love The New York Loft Hostel, a cool accommodation in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood. Situated in a converted loft building, the hostel’s private and dormitory-style rooms and spacious kitchen are elevated from standard digs to attractions in themselves. Here, guests can look forward to mingling on the loft’s sun deck and back garden, lounging in the basement bar, and staying up with the city that never sleeps, courtesy of this curfew-free spot.
International Students Residence
Don’t let the name confuse you: International Students Residence welcomes all young travelers and, in good news for post-grads, is far superior to standard college accommodations. While dorm room staples like ping pong and billiards tables do make an appearance, grown up touches such as state-of-the-art kitchen equipment and 24-hour security squash any frat house vibes. Although, with the hostel’s buzzy Williamsburg address and trendy bar and restaurant neighbors, you may feel inclined to relive your college partying days during your stay.
New York Moore Hostel
New York City’s first ‘luxury hostel,’ New York Moore Hostel is one of the Big Apple’s most sought-after stays. At this East Williamsburg business, fully-renovated loft-style accommodations feature both private and shared rooms, daily housekeeping service, a private courtyard, and a multilingual staff fluent in 12 languages. On-site entertainment, such as weekly movie nights featuring complimentary popcorn and free international comedy shows, raises the bar for hostel amenities.
The Brooklyn Riviera
Budget Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
As its name suggests, a stay at The Brooklyn Riviera is a vacation in itself. Here, hostel standards are anything but, thanks to thoughtful touches like privacy curtains for every bed, an exclusive courtyard hosting barbecue parties, complimentary breakfast, and helpful staff. Located in a predominately Caribbean neighborhood in Brooklyn, the Riviera’s surrounding restaurants and businesses will whisk you away to the islands, providing you the best of two worlds.