Many visitors to the Big Apple come to the city with a false sense of supreme magnanimity with regard to everything that the city has to offer. This is especially true in the case of first timers who happen to have arrived in New York (and perhaps in the entire United States) for the very first time. In line with their expectations, these individuals assume that a stay at a hostel in New York would be a larger than life experience for them.
Come on! Stop dreaming! A hostel in New York is almost as good (or bad!) as any other hostel in another developed part of the world. Accordingly, you may not find the furnishing to your liking; the beds may well be crammed to one another; there might be very little space for your belongings; and washroom facilities may be less than desirable whereby you might be compelled to wait awhile for your morning ablutions.
Of course, none of these happenstances should intimidate you or turn you off the idea of staying in a hostel in New York. As a matter of fact, the same problems may very well be faced even if you were to stay in a hostel in say London, Paris or Sydney. The primary aim of this article is to remind you of the imperfections that most such hostels tend to have. By and large, hostels around the world have a singular aim of keeping traveling costs to the bare minimum especially for budget travelers and thus really cannot afford to keep everything prim and proper, as ignorant visitors might want to assume.