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The New York Loft Hostel

249 Varet St., Brooklyn, NY 11206 40.704028 -73.934489
nr. Bogart St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-366-1351 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Under $110
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Hostel

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Sample Room Rates

Dorm rooms, $25-$30; twin private rooms, $45-$50

Official Website

nylofthostel.com

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Morgan Ave.

Parking

  • Street Parking

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • WiFi service

Profile

In New York City, $25 a night seems like it would, at best, buy you a room akin to something featured on CSI. Not so at this popular East Williamsburg hostel that combines a clean, modern look with a desirable proximity to both the Bedford Avenue scene and Manhattan. The separate rooms for men and women resemble posh army barracks, with rows of steel bunk beds, nightstands with reading lights, maple floors, and exposed brick. Industrial architectural elements like high ceilings and big windows make rooms feel spacious, despite the fact they sleep up to twenty people. Clean sheets and a pillow are included in the nightly fee, but you’ll want to bring shampoo and a bath towel, which will run you $2 extra if you get them there. There’s just one bathroom per room, and the only food on-site is vending-machine fare, but the bi-level common room offers plenty of room to hang: Upstairs, there’s a lofted lounge with a flat-screen TV, and downstairs, there’s a large open kitchen, dining area, and computer station. There’s also an outdoor rec area for when you crave fresh air, and security is fairly tight—you’ll need a PIN number to access the building, and the desk is manned 24 hours.

Pros

Safe, cheap, clean, and curfew-free, this hostel is also just a ten-minute subway ride from Union Square.

Cons
You’ll be sharing sleeping quarters (and a bathroom) with two dozen other people.

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