Photograph: Wendy Connett
Situated in arty Bushwick, this budget lodging fuses the traditional youth hostel setup (dorm-style rooms with bunk beds and lockers, communal lounging areas) with a fashionable loft aesthetic. In the former clothing warehouse, linen curtains billow in front of huge windows, and there’s plenty of industrial-chic exposed brick and piping. Above the big shared kitchen is a mezzanine equipped with a large flat-screen TV (DVDs can be rented at the front desk). The spacious patio is the site of frequent summer barbecues and there's even a hot tub deck. Unlike old-school hostels, there’s no curfew; an electronically encoded room-key card opens the front door after hours. Rooms: 150 beds in dorms; 30 private rooms.
|Venue name:||New York Loft Hostel||Contact:|
249 Varet St
|Cross street:||at Bogart St|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Morgan Ave|
|Price:||$35–$60 per person in dorm room; $80–$110 private room. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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