New Jersey, the smallest of the states in the tri-state area, is known for its natural wonders as well as its historical monuments and landmarks. This is probably why it is frequented by millions of visitors every year religiously. Its towns and cities are probably some of the calmest localities in the entire United States and offer some of the cheapest accommodations, hence, the sprout-up of numerous homestays, lodges, and hostels in New Jersey. Attracting tourists in the millions has resulted in interaction between different countries and races and the hostels in New Jersey, the USA offer the best chance to meet people of different religions and cultures. Also, the number of youth hostels in New Jersey has seen an upward swing and we have prepared a list of hostels which you should consider if you are backpacking to New Jersey.
Hostels In New Jersey
Take a look at the best hostels in New Jersey you might be interested in to stay while vacationing in the city!
1. Explore Hotel And Hostel
Located at the center of Union City, this hostel in New Jersey provides all the amenities such as High-Speed Wi-Fi, laundry service, dry-cleaning as well as air-conditioning, at budget rates. Backpackers can take an evening stroll towards the Hudson River which is situated nearby to enjoy the evening breeze and engage their taste-buds at the various street-food stalls. A twelve-minute ride is all it takes to reach New York and one can visit the Times Square, the Rockefeller Centre, the Central Park Zoo as well as the Empire State Building, all of which is within a 4-mile radius from the hostel. Its convenient location, right at the edge of New York is its biggest advantage, one which is taken by countless students and backpackers. The hostel also provides options for private rooms and dorm rooms and comes with a guest lounge, a dining area and a workout room.
Location: 415 38th Street, Union City, New Jersey
Starting price: $35
TripAdvisor Rating: 2.5
2. New York Homestay
A twenty-minute drive from the Newark Liberty International Airport, this hostel in the peaceful suburbs of Newark is whole-heartedly referred by tourists and students likewise. With a student-friendly accommodation policy, this hostel is actually an 18th Century brownstone style house. It offers air-conditioning, free internet access, hot showers and tea/coffee machines at extremely affordable rates. Apart from convenient check-in and check-out timings, this little hostel is almost the perfect choice for those with tight budgets. New York is easily reachable taking a train ride. The stylish Ironbound District is just a short taxi ride away from this wonderful Newark Hostel. Don’t forget to visit the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre as well as the Newark Museum, which is some of the famous nearby tourist attractions.
Location: 17-19 8th Avenue, Newark, New Jersey
Starting price: $40
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0
3. Atlantic City House
Whoever visits New Jersey has to definitely pay a visit to Atlantic City to see the tourist attractions such as the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City Aquarium, the Absecon Wildlife Management Area and the Chicken-Bone beach. The most affordable place to stay while visiting these tourist attractions is the Atlantic City House, which offers mixed-gender rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, linens, Air-conditioning, a kitchen and a terrace area to star-gaze. Another advantage of this hostel is its proximity to a number of street-food stalls which brings flavours from all around the globe.
Location: 1740 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Starting price: $34
TripAdvisor Rating: 3.0
4. Need A Bed
If you are arriving late at night at the Newark Airport and don’t want to make a night-trip to New York, then this hostel is the perfect place to crash for an overnight stay at extremely affordable rates, as compared to downtown New York. Rated as value-for-money in all major advisory and recommendations sites, this hostel in New Jersey is 6. located just 1.2 miles away from the International Airport. The hostel comes with a seating arena, a common TV, air-conditioned rooms, a common kitchen and dining area, and an on-site parking facility. People who like to refresh themselves with Mother Nature can head out to the nearby Dayton/Weequahic Park to have a nice evening stroll or to the Elizabeth River Park to watch the river flowing peacefully.
Location: 933 Jefferson Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Starting price: $80
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0
The Garden State has a lot to offer, and most importantly, thanks to its strategic location, right next to the city of New York, it offers some of the cheapest accommodations for travellers, students, backpackers as well as adventure seekers. These hostels provide an atmosphere where diversity thrives as people of different races, religions, faiths, countries come to stay together and truly symbolizes what globalization is all about. So, plan a trip to US, and stay at one of these hostels in New Jersey for a hassle-free experience!
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