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New York hostel accommodation dec 2013

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New York hostel accommodation dec 2013

Hey guys,

I'm heading I NY with 2 friends for a week in dec from the 17-23 very excited! Have been researching accommodation options and just wanted to get some feedback on any good hostels in New York for a good budget $300-400 per night for the room (not per person). Would we be able to get a good one for that price in manhattan, lower east side area or are we better off staying 'trendy' Williamsburg or Brooklyn and getting a metro card? Obviously we are wanting to do all of the standard touristy attractions but also being in our mid 20's we'll be looking to also head out and see the nightlife so that will also play a roll in where to get accommodation as well as would we be more likely to be heading out in manhattan or in Brooklyn/Williamsburg etc.

Also we were thinking of doing a day trip to Washington does anyone have any tips on best way to get there and how long it would take roughly? And if time we thought maybe a day trip to Boston too but obviously New York is the main draw card and don't want to do too much if its not feasible.

Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: New York hostel accommodation dec 2013

With your budget, you will be able to find a hotel. You don't need to stay in a hostel. Are two people ok to share a bed? 3 bed rooms are not common. (I only know of one hotel with them - the Wolcott. It's ok, but a little dated and there are much nicer hotels.) In that case, look for a room with two queen beds. The Best Western Bowery is one idea.

Day trips to Boston and DC are doable, but they are long days and you will find plenty to do in NY. You won't get bored. And both Boston and DC deserve a couple of nights each, so I would recommend you save them for another time.

That said, the easiest way to do a day trip is by train so you don't get held up in traffic. Pick one of the earliest trains from NY and then a return train around 8pm or 9pm. The earlier you book, the cheaper your train tickets will be. www.amtrak.com

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2. Re: New York hostel accommodation dec 2013

I think you mean hotel, not hostel. Can the three of you share two beds? Or do you really prefer to be separate (e.g. 2 beds and a sofa bed)?

Fortunately, hotel prices during the latter part of December are more reasonable than early in the month. Your budget should give you a number of good choices for staying in Manhattan. If you need three beds, choices are a bit more limited but should still be do-able.

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3. Re: New York hostel accommodation dec 2013

The Comfort In. chelsea is another hotel that has rooms with 3 single beds. For your dates they have a bargain price of $189/night plus tax. It's certainly not posh, but I think nicer than the Wolcott and a more interesting location. If 2 of you are willing to share a bed and you want something nicer, the Best western Bowery Hanbee and the Hotel Mulberry are 2 downtwon options with 2 queen bed rooms (including breakfast) that you might check. Most 2 bedded rooms in NYC have 2 doubles.

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4. Re: New York hostel accommodation dec 2013

stay in manhattan side, u can take the cheap buses out of chinatown to boston or DC china town, or u can take amtrak train.

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5. Re: New York hostel accommodation dec 2013

Don't use Chinatown buses. They're not safe.

Megabus.com

Boltbus.com

Are options to the train.

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6. Re: New York hostel accommodation dec 2013

Hostelling International USA - New York City on Amsterdam &103 is the largest hostel in the Americas, and one of the busiest in the world with young people from around the globe experiencing New York City as individuals or groups. If you call the hostel directly at +1.212.932.2300 ext 155 as you cannot reserve their private rooms on-line. The room is very nice with a queen bed and a bunk set, 32" TV, refridgerator, coffee maker, iron & board, basicallya large hotel room without the phone, and under 200.00 per night.

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Hostelling International USA - New York City on Amsterdam &103 is the largest hostel in the Americas, and one of the busiest in the world with young people from around the globe experiencing New York City as individuals or groups. If yoy call the hostel directly at +1.212.32.2300 ext 155 as you cannotreserve their private rooms on-line. The room is very nice with a queen bed and a bunk set, 32" TV, refridgerator, coffee maker, iron & board, basicallya large hotel room without the phone, and under 200.00 per night.

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Hostelling International USA - New York City on Amsterdam &103 is the largest hostel in the Americas, and one of the busiest in the world with young people from around the globe experiencing New York City as individuals or groups. If yoy call the hostel directly at +1.212.32.2300 ext 155 as you cannotreserve their private rooms on-line. The room is very nice with a queen bed and a bunk set, 32" TV, refridgerator, coffee maker, iron & board, basicallya large hotel room without the phone, and under 200.00 per night.

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