After a couple friends and I would like to take our senior trip to NYC. Since we’re exceptionally cheap, we’ll be trying to get by on as low a cost as possible.
We’ve already decided to take the Chinatown shuttle from Philly to NYC ($6 one way!). Here’s where the fun begins. Has anyone had any experience with the Youth Hostel system? We found the Youth Castle that seems exceptionally cheap. We could stay for 6 nights at a total cost of only $90 per person! In addition, we’d be able to cook some of our meals to keep cost down.
This hostel is located on Lexington Ave. between 101st and 102nd streets. What type of an area is this? Will it be fine to return to by subway/bus at night?
Do any dopers have experience with hosteling in the NYC area? Any other suggestions for cheap students?