American Dream Hostel
168 East 24th Street, New York, USA

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American Dream Hostel is a hostel located in Midtown Manhattan and provides a friendly, safe and clean environment in which you can enjoy your stay in the heart of New York City

This is a family-owned and -run business. The owner, Lou Barretto, has lived in Manhattan for 22 years. Lou speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Lou is around most of the day and tries to make the guests feel at home. Maria is in charge of all cleaning and the breakfast and does a great job keeping the place clean.

Breakfast is served every morning from 7am until 11am and consists of coffee, milk, toast, marmalade, jelly, butter, peanut butter, pancakes, donuts and cereal is served every morning.

Our guest rooms include twin-bed rooms with two single beds, suitable for one or two people. The triple room sleeps two or three people and contains one double bed and one single bed (not three beds). The dorms contain four single beds and sleep three or four people.

In our main dining area you can hear interesting people tell fascinating histories about their travels from around the world.

There is a kitchen equipped with a microwave-oven, refrigerator and space for food storage.

Please note that we only permit students from 18 to 30 years of age in our dorm rooms.

Please read our Things to Note below before booking.


  • 24 Hour Reception 
  • 24 Hour Security 
  • Adaptors 
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Board games 
  • Breakfast Included 
  • Cable TV 
  • Card Phones 
  • Common Room 
  • DVD's 
  • Fax Service 
  • Free City Maps 
  • Free Internet Access 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hairdryers 
  • Hairdryers For Hire 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Internet Access 
  • Kitchen 
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Linen Included 
  • Lockers 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Meeting Room 
  • Parking 
  • Postal Service 
  • Safe Deposit Box (Front Desk) 
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities 
  • Towels Included 
  • Washing machine 


Please make reservations with Super Shuttle. Alternately, when you get to a NY Airport, look for a Blue Van (Super Shuttle); they can bring you to Manhattan right to the American Dream Hostel. They charge $19 person

You can take a taxi (Yellow only). From LGA airport the fare is about $40 and from JFK it's $70.

If you're in Manhattan:
Go to the East Side then take Lexington Avenue.
Follow the traffic to 24th Street and turn left; walk to the end of the block where you see a blue canopy. Our address is 168 East 24th Street.