Chelsea International Hostel

251 W. 20th St.
New York, NY 10011
212-647-0010
This is a 350-bed hostel, so it's not fancy and you will be sharing a bathroom with strangers, but for bargain prices you will get to sleep in Chelsea, close to transportation, excellent shopping, and sights like the Empire State Building. As further incentives, there is free pizza every Wednesday night, they accept credit cards, and, unlike some other hostels, there is no curfew. All guests, however, must show a passport, so even if you are in town from New Jersey don't leave home without it.