Visiting the US on a budget? Then you can’t afford to miss this post about the best hostels brought to you by HostelBookers.
If you’re looking for accommodation in the USA it makes sense to stay at the best there is. All the following guesthouses and hostels have won in different categories in the HostelBookers Awards for Excellence. These awards celebrate the best hostels around the world according to
the reviews left by our independent and impartial customers during the previous year.
So let’s check out the winners….
San Francisco: Top Accommodation
The Green Tortoise Backpackers Guesthouse in San Francisco won one of the ‘Top Three
Accommodations in North America’ spots in the HostelBookers Awards for Excellence. Thanks to the free meals, free internet, free sauna, fun pub crawls and in house parties our customers love the place. This hostel in San Francisco is in a great location just a few minutes’ walk to Chinatown and a short walk along San Francisco Bay to Fisherman’s Wharf.
Other benefits of staying here include the huge guest kitchen, the ballroom (now with a pool and fusball table), cable TV and some great quiet places next to big windows so you can sit and write in your journal or pen that award-winning poetry you’ve always meant to. Shared dorms start from €26.24pppn and private rooms from €30.62pppn.
Hollywood: Best Location
The Hollywood Youth Hostel won in the ‘Best Location’ category in our annual awards. Look out the window and the Walk of Fame is just below you. It’s also just in front of the Kodak Theatre and you’ll be only a few minutes’ walk from the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Complex. If you want to explore the rest of LA there’s a Metro nearby which spreads to the rest of the city making it easy to get around.
At the hostel you can shoot some pool, make the most of the free Wi-Fi and get high on caffeine with all the free tea and coffee. Shared dorms from €19.09pppn and private rooms from €27.84pppn.
New York: Party Hostel
NYC is well known as ‘the city that never sleeps’ and to make the most of it you’ll need a hostel in New York to sleep that never sleeps too. Hostelling International – New York won the award for ‘Top Party
Hostel in North America’. There’s an on-site bar with happy hours and the staff will take you on bar crawls and weekend club nights to show you the city too.
Hostelling International – New York is close to Central Park and Times Square and in a top spot for all your partying needs. It’s flanked by restaurants, bars and cafes so all your greasy breakfast and morning coffee needs will be taken care of too. Shared rooms start from €38.49pppn.
San Francisco: Best Staff
When you’re travelling around hostels and home is wherever you lay your rucksack friendly
staff can make all the difference. At USA Hostels San Francisco – proud owners of the ‘Best Staff in North America’ award – you can be sure you’ll get top quality service. The hostel is in a great location just three blocks from Union Square and a few steps from all the cool cable cars. When you get to the hostel you’ll find a brilliant guest kitchen, a 50-seat theatre, Wi-Fi throughout and a comfy lobby.
There’s loads of free stuff, from all-you-can-make pancakes to luggage storage to fusball tables and internet access. You can also get discounts on many of the trips in the local area too. Shared dorms start from €32.61pppn and private rooms from €41.75pppn.