New York

The best hostels and cheap hotels in Brooklyn, NYC

by Paul Stafford  |  Published March 12, 2019

Manhattan might well be the style, but Brooklyn is the substance of New York. The vital organs of the city lie here, across the Hudson, doing their work and forging the city’s identity. Whether it’s the hip upcycled neighbourhoods of Williamsburg, the open spaces of Prospect Park, the iconic Metro-shaded Broadway, or the brownstones of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn is as much a part of the world’s movie-driven consciousness of New York as anywhere else.

Prices in Brooklyn have always been relatively reasonable and that makes this borough a great place to have a reasonable hostel stay. Most hostels in Brooklyn are located close to a metro station, with good, regular links all over the city. However there is a disappointingly low choice still available across all New York. With this is mind, we have compiled a list of Brooklyn’s five best hostels, including some cheaper hotels, based on location, connectivity and amenities, as well as comfort and cost.