Jazz on the Park Hostel
A centrally located hostel with all the amenities.
This dynamic youth hostel is situated near Central Park and is within walking distance from Columbia University. It is one of New York City's best accommodation bargains for the budget traveler ---just be sure to wear your dancing boots. The mostly European and Australian guests don't come to this Upper West Side property for its reasonably-priced dorm rooms. They come to party. And the staff at Jazz on the Park is happy to help them out. For morning coffee and a bagel, sink into a booth at the ground-floor coffee bar. Exposed brick walls with purple and green trim, colored lights and blaring music may give you the impression you're in a club. The real club is downstairs, where DJs spin records or live jazz bands create a soundtrack for your evening. Afterward, stumble up to your blue-walled dorm room and attempt to sleep amidst the youthful rowdiness. In terms of amenities you can count on clean, air-conditioned dorms, free breakfast, Internet access, laundry, lockers, a game room and more.