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

Exterior of HI Syracuse Hostel

HI Syracuse, Downing International Hostel

Explore the history and natural beauty of central New York State from our historic home turned hostel in Syracuse, New York. HI Syracuse hostel is just a mile from downtown Syracuse and offers travelers all the comforts of home including a fully equipped, guest kitchen and free Wi-Fi. This seasonal hostel is the perfect place to stay while you’re visiting Syracuse University,...

Lighthouse at HI Tibbetts Point Hostel

HI Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Hostel

Travelers come to HI Tibbetts Point Lighthouse hostel to experience stunning sunsets and cool breezes while staying in one of the most unique hostels in the U.S. Located just 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 is a one-of-a-kind gem. Spend your days exploring the Thousand...

Exterior of HI New York City Hostel

HI New York City Hostel

The HI New York City hostel is the kind of hostel travelers dream about. Whether you’re traveling solo or in a group, we’ll have you mixing and mingling with people from different places and cultures before you even walk out our doors. Our free, volunteer-led tours are almost as legendary as the city itself and our enormous outdoor patio will be a welcome retreat after a...