How much can I expect to pay for a dorm and private room? Is it close to attractions? Public transport?
Stayed at the Wanders Inn on the upper east side. Double with shared bathroom about £85 in May – increases a little during high summer. Low season obviously a little cheaper as well. Pretty clean and friendly but fairly small which is to be expected. Dorms around $35 for the same period. Subway about 5 minutes walk but often just legged it to central park and took to scenic route to midtown. Anything further and you’d obviously want to make use of the transport.
There’s also a sister hostel on upper west side. about 10 years ago