About New York

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The state of New York has it all – astounding natural beauty, urban culture, and never-ending excitement. Hostelling International USA offers numerous hostels throughout the state, including Buffalo – Niagara Falls, Cape Vincent, Syracuse, and New York City. New York adventures near HI hostels include the world-famous Niagara Falls, where visitors can view the falls from high above the Horseshoe Falls or American Falls, or even beneath the falls from the Maid of the Mist cruise line. Buffalo features a high-energy nightlife and inspiring cuisine – it’s even the home of the Buffalo wing, first served in the city’s Anchor Bar. HI’s Cape Vincent hostel is located along the St. Lawrence Seaway, home to thousands of islands along the U.S. and Canadian borders. Syracuse is home to the annual Winterfest event, held every February – fitting for the city that receives more snow on average than any other U.S. city. New York Vacation & Travel Guide

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Hostels in New York

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HI Syracuse, Downing International Hostel

HI Syracuse is a perfect base for exploring the history and natural beauty of central New York State. Located in an 1895 mansion just a mile from downtown Syracuse, this seasonal hostel is convenient to the Erie Canal Museum, Amory Square, and Syracuse University. HI Syracuse is a popular base for those attending the New York State Fair in August, a convenient stopover for...

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HI Tibbetts Point Lighthouse

HI Tibbetts Point Lighthouse hostel is located two miles beyond the town center of Cape Vincent, New York, on the banks of Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River. This seasonal hostel has great views of the lake and river, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and sunsets over Canada. It can be reached from either the US or from Canada (Kingston to Wolfe Island to Cape Vincent). While you...

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HI New York City

HI New York City is more than just a place to stay for solo travelers and groups from around the world. We believe in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places and cultures that leads to a more tolerant world. As a nonprofit, charitable organization, all money earned by the hostel is reinvested in this cause. We fulfill our mission by helping you...