Last summer we had a border staying in our home. She was from Korea. Last July she had the opportunity to take a four day bus trip/tour of New York City so she decided to go on the trip. As it turned out she didn’t end up taking the trip through the school but went on her own – causing us much worry when she didn’t come home until two days after we’d expected her to return as some of you might recall.
It turns out that she stayed in at least two New York Hostels while she was in New York City. I’m not sure if she booked her stay in the hostels on her own or if one of the friends that she met in New York did it for her but either way, she stayed in hostels because it was a much less expensive way to stay in the city and to be able to afford to see many of the places in New York that interested her.
Just now I was visiting hostelbookers.com and if I had another border, or if I’d known about this site last summer I would most definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to travel to New York or any other city and save money while vacationing.
Hostelbookers.com is an online hostel booking service. Their rates are the cheapest online.
You know what I like about hostelbookers.com? You can search the site in a number of ways. For example, suppose you are planning a trip to New York and you wanted to see if there are any Hostels in the area that you think you’ll do the majority of your site seeing in. Just use their interactive Google map to search for hostels in the area that you are interested in. Click on the numbered hostels in the area that you’d like to stay in and you can find out how they’ve been rated by others who’ve stayed there in the past.
After you’ve used the interactive map, or rather than using the interactive map, you can simply click on the city that you’d like to travel to and get a list of all the hostels in that city. When you view the listed of Hostels you’ll be able to see the price for a shared or private room, and the rating that other site members have given the Hostel.
To get more information about a particular hostel simply click it’s name in the listing and you’ll be taken to a new page that has detailed information about the hostel. You’ll find information such as whether there’s a curfew, 24 hour reception, hot showers, if you’ll be able to access the internet, whether there’s air conditioning plus many more pieces of interesting information such as common tourist attractions that are nearby. You’ll also be able to view photos of the rooms. I was pleasantly surprised to see that many of the rooms look quite a bit like pleasant bed and breakfast style rooms.
You can check prices and availability from the hostels information page, and then you can go on to book your room if you decide that your interested in staying in that hostel.
You don’t have to register or log in to Hostelbookers.com to view the vast amount of information on the site. I also like the fact that they come right out and say that there are no hidden charges or booking fees. The price that you see when you are checking prices and availability is the price that you’ll be charged.
After seeing how nice many of the rooms are, and how cheap they are too, I think I’d consider staying in a Hostel the next time I visit New York city. Especially if I ended up saving enough money that I could see two Broadway shows instead of just one. Sure, why not.
If you use Hostelbookers.com or if you’ve stayed in any of the Hostels that they have listed don’t forget to go back and rate the hostel. The more ratings they have from past hostel guests the better.