Students, international students, interns, backpackers, roomates and digital nomads can book cheap dorms and safe private rooms in downtown New York, close to boarding schools, high schools, colleges, halls of residence and universities, close to buses or train stations, airports or major attractions in New York.
Closest landmarks : Barclays Center - 2.5 miles, Seneca Avenue - 1.6 miles , Brooklyn Brewery - 1.6 miles, Brooklyn Bowl - 1.6 miles, Pratt Institute - 1.6 miles, Music Hall of Williamsburg - 1.6 miles, Domino Park - 1.7 miles , Grand Ferry Park - 1.8 miles, Brooklyn Navy Yard - 1.8 miles, Forest Avenue - 1.9 miles, Brooklyn Flea Market - 2 miles, Coney Island - 9.3 miles, Downtown Brooklyn - 4.7 miles away.
Nestled in the Catskill Mountains, Woodstock is a small bohemian enclave home to artists, writers, musicians, and creative souls. Main Street here is lined with eclectic boutiques, small art galleries, music venues, bakeries, and delicious restaurants.
Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, we’re walking distance from practically everything. We’re two minutes away from the nearest subway, four minutes away from some of the most famous bars and pubs, five minutes from shops, restaurants and movie theatres, seven minutes from Central Park, 10 minutes from the Museum of Natural History, 12 minutes from Riverside Park and much more.
Lots of Restaurants, cafe's bars, shopping, and sightseeing. We have it all! Our neighbors are artists, gym rats, actors, and mechanics. The city never sleeps but sometimes we like to! Grand Central Station 3 km LaGuardia Airport 9km John F. Kennedy International Airport 20 km Statue of Liberty & Yankee Stadium accessible by public transport. Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square & Metropolitan Museum of Art are all nearby too!
Located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Freehand New York is housed in the former George Washington Hotel—once home to many storied writers, musicians and creatives. Designed by Roman and Williams and featuring custom-commissioned artwork by Bard College students and alumni throughout, we’re revitalizing the artistic community in a historic NY neighborhood.
In the center of NYC. Nestled next to Central Park, a stone’s throw away from the world-famous Columbus Circle traffic circle. The neighborhood is surrounded by shops and restaurants with the Time Warner Center shops and restaurants being a major hotspot. The subway lines that lead to the properties are the 1, A, B, C, D, N and Q lines. Restaurants, art galleries, bus/bike tours, shopping, clubs, and bars are all surrounding the hostel.
103rd Street IND Eighth Avenue Line, 0.3 km. Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street IND Eighth Avenue Line, 0.3 km. 103rd Street Broadway Seventh Avenue Line, 0.6 km. Cathedral Parkway 110th Street Broadway Seventh Avenue Line and 96th Street IND Eighth Avenue Line both, 0.8km. LaGuardia Airport, 8 km. Central Park, 3.4 km Museum of Modern Art, 4.4 km Yankee Stadium , 4.5 km Rockefeller Center, 4.7 km Times Square, 5 km Grand Central Station, 5.3 km Empire State Building, 5.9 km
When you take a walk in the area you’ll feel as though you’ve entered not just a different country but a different continent. Streets are lined with stands selling exotic foodstuffs such as live eels, square watermelons and hairy rambutans besides cheap jewelry and 99 cents shops. Besides the typical Italian Restaurants on Mulberry Street which just one block from the apartment, you’ll find restaurants representing the cuisine of virtually every province of mainland China and Hong Kong, plus I
‘These streets will make you feel brand new, the lights will inspire you. Let’s hear it for New York!’ The Big Apple is home to 8 million dreams that walk the streets beneath some of the world’s most magnificent landmarks. Find a hostel downtown and you can stumble out on to those streets that never sleep any time, day or night. The city centre, awash with iconic sights, will keep you out of your dorm from dawn to dusk as you trek through the wilderness of Staten Island or the concrete jungle of Manhattan. Grab some cheap food near your hostel or impress your group of friends by getting them into some backstreet speakeasy. So backpacker yourself up, book a New York youth hostel and let the lights inspire you…
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There are 15 international airports serving New York, but JFK and LaGuardia are the biggest.
JFK to Downtown New York
Airtraingets you downtown from two off-airport locations: Jamaica Station and Howard Beach Station, both about 15 minutes out.
From Jamaica Station, get to:
From Howard Beach Station, get to:
LaGuardia to Downtown New York
The M60 city bus goes from all LaGuardia terminals via Astoria Boulevard in Queens to West 106 Street and Broadway in Manhattan. From LaGuardia to western Queens or Midtown Manhattan, take the Q70 Limited or Q47 buses From LaGuardia to central Queens, use the Q72 (Corona and Rego Park) and Q48 (Flushing) bus routes.
Even if you’re not planning on train hopping, a visit to Grand Central Station, on the East Side is a must. Penn Station, on the West Side, is the other main station in New York.
Grand Central Terminal
42nd Street and Park Avenue
Subway lines: 4, 5, 6, 7 and S (shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central).
Buses: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104 and Q32.
This is the main terminal for train service provided by Metro-North Railroad.
31st to 33rd Streets between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
Phone: 212 630 7373
Subway lines: A, C, E, 1, 2 and 3.
Buses: M4, M5, M6, M7, M34 and Q42.
This is the central station for train service provided by Amtrak, Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit, PATH.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the main hub for interstate buses into New York City.
625 8th Avenue
New York City Subway: 1 2 3 7 <7> A C E N Q R S trains at Times Sq. – 42nd St./PABT
New York City Bus: M10, M20, M34A SBS, M42, and M104
Get your hands on a MetroCard as soon as you land – there are vending machines at the airport. Bus fare is $2.75 for two hours’ riding the bus. Pay as you board by putting your MetroCard, black stripe on the right and facing you, in the farebox.
Pick up a free map at any station or download an app. It’s a 24-hour system, but not all stations are open 24/7. Swipe your MetroCard through the slot at the top of the turnstile and walk through the gate wine the screen says ‘go’.
Currency: US dollar
Dialing code: +1 for United States. For New York: 212, 646, 917
Emergency numbers: Call 911 for ambulance, police and fire services.
Opening hours: Shops generally open Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 18:00, department stores stay open 10:00 to 21:00 or 22:00 every day. Banks open 09:00 to 15:00 or 16:00 Monday to Friday and some open on Saturdays. Restaurants tend to run split shifts from 11:00 to 15:00 and 19:00 to 23:30. The General Post Office on 8th Ave and 33rd St is open 24 hours, other branches go from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Saturday.
Medical care in the US isn’t cheap, so make sure you have medical insurance in your travel insurance.
If you haven’t, you’re better off visiting a clinic than going to a hospital ER department. You can call a doctor for advice on http://www.travelmd.com/ or talk to http://www.med.nyu.edu/nycfreeclinic/ for help. Always ask how much it will cost up front – everyone does! Most urgent care clinics in New York will make house calls if you need them to.
Doctors / Walk in Clinics
55 E. 34th Street (Tel: 212-252-6001)
Duane Reade Walk In
1627 Broadway (50th St) or 125 E. 86th St (Lex Ave.)
(Tel: Toll Free: (888) 535-6963)
US Post Office
421 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001
Seventh Avenue (bet. 44th & 45th Sts.)
Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, S to 42nd St.-Times Square
Hours: 9am–6pm daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.