American Dream Hostel

The American Dream Hostel is something of an American dream come true for its owners, Lou and Brenda Barretto. They have lived in Manhattan for more than 20 years and they have created this hostel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. It is now one of New York’s most popular hostels. And who says dreams cannot come true? The hostel is located on E. 24th Street, with many of New York’s main tourist sights within walking distance. And for anything you cannot walk to, there is the famous subway system to get you there.

Instead of overcrowded dorm rooms, at American Dream Hostel the largest dorms you will find are for four people. Private rooms in the hostel can be had for one, two or three people as well, and all rooms – dorms and private rooms both – make use of shared bathroom facilities.

Some of the amenities you will find at American Dream Hostel are:



  • Free linens and towels
  • Free breakfast
  • Internet access
  • Luggage storage and security lockers
  • Laundry facilities and guest kitchen
  • No lockout and no curfew
  • 24 hour reception and 24 hour check in

In order to make sure his guests have a good time in New York, Lou is often around at the American Dream Hostel to answer questions and provide visitor’s tips. His staff is as helpful as he is, and they are always on hand to assist with whatever you need. They can recommend the best cheap eats in New York, the best bars and night clubs, and let you know the best ways to see the city they call home.

It is clear Lou Barretto loves what he does – he enjoys hosting travelers from all over the world and hearing their stories, which is part of what makes American Dream Hostel such a comfortable and inviting place to stay in New York.

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