Are Hostels dangerous?

United States
March 7, 2011 3:19pm CST
I was trying to look for a cheap hotel price in New York City and that is virtually impossible. The hotel prices in NYC are some of the highest in the world. And then I realized something popping up more and more. Hostels are being made available in Manhattan for incredibly low prices. Has anybody ever stayed at these hostels or hostels in general? Is it as scary as the film Hostel?
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• United States
8 Mar 11
Hi asianjabba, Like any hostel and or hotel in the world it has it's goods and draw backs too. I have heard of many staying in hostels here in IL and the most I have heard was the bed bugs was a major issue. Not sure about Manhattan, I guess it would be best if you went online and checked out some reviews from others that may have stayed there, so that it gives you an idea.
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@send2noel (140)
• Saudi Arabia
8 Mar 11
i just want to add if there's a ymca in the area, check it out.
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@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
8 Mar 11
hello friend! i do not think that hostel is dangerous.i like to stay in hostel.but now i am in a flat i really miss my hostel life.it was great.lot of fun with lots of friends.no i do not think it is scary i really love that day.it was a great time in my life. thanks a lot.
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@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
8 Mar 11
Have you tried Priceline? You can get some good deals on hotels. I've stayed in hostels but not in NYC.
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@rameshchow (5284)
• India
14 Mar 11
In india, i am seeing many dangerous murder news about who are effecting by living in hostels...
@sunny5u (2072)
• India
8 Mar 11
Hi asianjabba, i have never been to Manhattan hostel but i have stayed in hostel during my engineering, but those are just like the hostels showed in movies but not completely, so you get worry, by the way what are you more worried about?
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
8 Mar 11
Hopefully, asianjabba, you will get some-one from NYC, responding here..but there is also some good advice in checking out the YMCA, as they are standardized and regulated throughout the country. In my country, Canada..as in Europe..Hostels are quite accomodating, clean and regulated, a good source of meeting travellers, like you...most offer seperate rooms, etc. Movies, are movies...and they tend to use anything as a base for the story, so I think I would take it just as that! Happy travelling!
@send2noel (140)
• Saudi Arabia
8 Mar 11
check the area and the quality of the hotel.