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Where to stay in New York

If the hustle and bustle of NYC gets to be too much, then these off the beaten track hostels are just the ticket. But don't worry - you can be back in the centre of Manhattan in less than 30 minutes!

1. Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast

The cosy Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast is located just minutes from Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, The Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Public Library. Stroll around the charming Lefferts neighbourhood and soak up the atmosphere at the many local cafes, bars and restaurants. But if you do want to explore Manhattan, the Q and B trains are just around the corner and you’re only a fifteen minute train ride to downtown Manhattan and 20 minutes to Midtown. The historic townhouse building also features air-conditioning, Wireless Internet access and fresh linens and towels.

2. Visit NYC, Sleep In Jersey City Guesthouse

Save money on your New York trip by staying at the clean and friendly Visit NYC, Sleep in Jersey City Guesthouse located across the Hudson River. With free Wi-Fi and free city maps, you can also save your precious pennies by using the fully equipped communal kitchen to prepare your meals! There’s enough to do in Jersey City to keep you occupied, but with the PATH train just a ten-minute walk away, you can be in Manhattan’s Midtown in less than 25 minutes!

3. Hostel Esperanto

If a hip and happening vibe is what you’re after, but without the crowds, then look no further than Hostel Esperanto in Brooklyn’s trendy Williamsburg neighbourhood. There are so many cool bars, cafes, markets, shops and restaurants, that you’ll never want to leave! But if you do feel Manhattan calling your name, just hop on the subway and you can be in the city in less than 20 minutes. The hostel features air conditioning, Wi-Fi, table tennis (ping pong), self-catered breakfast and bicycle hire - what more could you ask for?

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