If you own or operate a New York hostel, budget hotel, motel or any other budget accommodation — or if you know someone who does — you (or they) should enter the information into the new worldwide Hostel Directory . This will be an extensive and global directory of budget accommodations, including hostels and motels. You shouldn’t worry about spam from this but you should expect some extra bookings.
The site is new but is part of a big travel network, so it should be worth couple of minutes of your time. Go to this Hostel Directory entry page for New York to add your budget accommodation to the listings.