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A borough of New York City, Brooklyn was named after a village in the Netherlands, and is a populous area with over two million residents today. The cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Brooklyn is steeped in history and is dotted with flea markets, parks and museums.

Brooklyn Museum is one of the first choices of history lovers during their Brooklyn trip. Spend a lazy afternoon looking around this huge space dedicated to numerous artefacts and treasures from all across the world. Liven up your evening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a multi-arts centre, for live shows, including dance, stand-up comedy and plays, among others.

For a bit of fun and adventure, visit Luna Park in Coney Island. With 28 rides and the famous Cyclone Roller Coaster, this amusement park is a perfect place to let loose and enjoy. Stop at the oldest continually operating aquarium in the country, the New York Aquarium, to see sharks, whales, penguins and other marine life.

Spend your day at Brooklyn strolling through the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. You can rent a bicycle or skate while enjoying views of the busy city along the way. Head to Brooklyn Flea for a selection of vintage items, clothing and accessories. Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a top choice with nature lovers for a peaceful afternoon under the shade of trees. Try to time your visit with the Sakura Matsuri Festival in spring to see the garden awash with cherry blossoms.

Tonight

From $79 per night

This weekend

From $212 per night

Next weekend

From $187 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
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Average weekend price $8 per night
Average weekday price $10 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Great village feel, with lots of shops, bars &...

January 27, 2023

Great village feel, with lots of shops, bars & restaurants and lots of unexpected facilities. Transport links are good for Manhattan but there’s a slower & more comfortable feel to Williamsburg.

Debra
Debra United Kingdom
10

Super friendly staff and very helpful.

January 18, 2023

Super friendly staff and very helpful. One of the guys behind the counter (I forget his name) suggested a few local bars and places to eat which were perfect and I ended up meeting some like minded people. Lovely area, loads of bars and walkable to the Brooklyn Bridge on into Manhattan. Great hostel.

James
James United Kingdom
8.0

Lots of different activities to do in this borough,...

January 6, 2023

Lots of different activities to do in this borough, specially the worlwide known Brooklyn bridge is a must visit. Other remarkable landmarks are the Brooklyn museum, botanical garden, prospect park, brooklyn heights, dumbo and for eating Time out market is just the right spot!

sephitomy
sephitomy Chile
10

Great location, easy access to Manhattan by many subway...

January 6, 2023

Great location, easy access to Manhattan by many subway stations. Walk across Brooklyn Bridge. Fantastic restaurants especially Sotto Vocce on 8th Avenue. fabulous food and incredibly friendly staff made it so special, we went back again. Prospect Park was beautiful. Fabulous streets of brownstones and architecture.

Debbie
Debbie Australia
10

Excellent location and nearby many restaurants and subways.

January 2, 2023

Excellent location and nearby many restaurants and subways..Room was quite big considering New York ..they offered dry cleaning and breakfast at a reasonable price.Bed was comfy but queen size could have been a little bigger…was very impressed with everday room service which is very rare after covid.Highly impressed would stay again next time i visit NYC

MANJURI ROY
MANJURI ROY India
10

Amazing food-especially Zatar restaurant.

November 17, 2022

Amazing food-especially Zatar restaurant. The best Mediterranean food I’ve ever had! The Brooklyn Botanical garden was beautiful and we had the joy of going to Lightscape Brooklyn, a beautiful holiday artist light installation. The Museum of Moving Pictures is also a gem. There’s so much to see and enjoy in Brooklyn - wonderful art and delicious food. I rented a car this time and while the bus system is good, I was also v happy to find inexpensive or free street parking close to everywhere I needed it.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth United States of America

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