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CHEAP places to stay in new york

feisty boy

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so i'm going to new york city for a week, but i now find out my accomodations have mostly fallen through....
and my cash flow is alright, but i really wasn't prepared to spend money on hotel while there...

does anyone have any experience / suggestions on cheap yet not incredibly dodgy places to crash?
 
I am the master of cheap New York City! <Insert theme music here>

If you contact NYU, you can stay in their dorms as summer housing, and it's priced per week. I'm sure the investigation and the whole signing up thing is a little more tedious than getting a hotel...but the location is great, and the prices are too.

I think they start around $50/week for Palladium, and up to $150 to stay in Lafayette@Canal Street.

Seriously, it's such a good deal, you should check it out. I'd give you a link, but I don't have one.

Look under NYU Dorms or Housing or something.

G'luck!

.StEEvEEdEE.
-NYC on $200 a week-
 
http://www.nyu.edu/housing/summer/

I'm bored, so I found the link.

This is the dilly -- You have to stay a minimum of 3 weeks, and you don't neccesarily have to be a summer student (although they get priority).

Also, it only starts after May 26th.

Maybe this isn't helping you at all....but keep it in mind for another travel?

Honestly $50/week for three weeks is STILL cheaper than one night's stay at a Hotel in Times Square. And honestly, nobody actually wants to go to Times Square, unless they are a big-time Square. (haha, pun.)

Czech it owt.

.StEEvEEdEE.
-I smell like berries-
 
The cheapest stay you'll find in Manhattan will no doubt be:

a) in a bad area
b) in a dive motel

However most people are willing to accept this as part of the flavour of their trip.

You may want to try staying in Hoboken NJ, which is a short PATH train away from Manhattan or a short ferry ride.

(actually come to think of it, the first stop on the path train was under the WTC, so that train will probably not run any longer :()

If you do decide to stay in Manhattan, try for hotels with an address higher than 110th street (it's pretty far from the places I'm sure you'll end up, but will be cheaper). And again, don't forget the hoboken idea, perhaps even staying in Brooklyn or Queens might be cheap too (dunno, I've never stayed there...sorry)..
 

swenard

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Originally posted by daddyiwantchocolate
The cheapest stay you'll find in Manhattan will no doubt be:

a) in a bad area
b) in a dive motel

However most people are willing to accept this as part of the flavour of their trip.

You may want to try staying in Hoboken NJ, which is a short PATH train away from Manhattan or a short ferry ride.

(actually come to think of it, the first stop on the path train was under the WTC, so that train will probably not run any longer :()

If you do decide to stay in Manhattan, try for hotels with an address higher than 110th street (it's pretty far from the places I'm sure you'll end up, but will be cheaper). And again, don't forget the hoboken idea, perhaps even staying in Brooklyn or Queens might be cheap too (dunno, I've never stayed there...sorry)..

Are you trying to get them shot?
 
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HMHA

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NYC

i believe cheap and New York is an oxymoron...

that being said, you can still find something on the less expensive side. but if you don't know the city, i wouldn't stay too far above 110th street - you're moving into Harlem.

i think you're best bet, besides a dive motel, is to call all the universities in the city...Columbia, NYU, etc.... i think that is a good suggestion.

good luck.

halfmanhalfamazin
 

feisty boy

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well thanks for the replies so far...
universities are probably out, since i'm going this week.
there seem to be a few student hotel / hostel type places in lower manhattan that aren't so bad.
what a headache :(
 
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sauce

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I went a few years ago and we stayed at the YMCA it was just across from central park. It was farely inexpensive. There should be a site somewhere out there in the web. I'm at work or else i'd search for it. Anyways hope this helps.
Peace
sauce
 

patio-d

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two places i've stayed that were quite cheap and maybe worth checking out: the YMCA MacBurney Branch near 23rd and 7th... $20 bucks a night per person. It was a bit dodgy... split between european backpacker cats and folks one step up from the shelter system.... shared showers on the floors, hot rooms in summer, but if all you need is a roof over your head i'd look into it.

also, the carter hotel in Times Square was probably a small step up from the Y in both $ and comfort... if it's still around i think it was near 42nd and 5th.

have a good trip dude...
 

Sukebe Jiji

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Looking into Jersey is probably your best bet. It is close, convenient and cheap.

If you want to really cut corners then you could probably crash in the basement of my fraternity house...you would need to bring a sleeping bag or something tho...oh, and lie and say you are a Sigma Nu from Toronto...and maybe buy me a sandwhich as thanks...it would be tough to do this for a full week however...but if you need shelter for a couple of days

peter
 

vench

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Just look for deals on hotels on the internet. I'm going to New York this weekend (the 20th) for a few days and I found a wicked hotel on the 'net for a really good price. If you look around you can find places that are having reduced rates for a night.

vench
 

stir-fry

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http://www.hotelpenn.com/

someone here recommended this hotel to me last year, and it was the absolute best place we could have stayed.

it's like 100/night and we snuck 4 people in the room so it was like 25/night each.
huge hotel with lots of room.s
 
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Nice one Steve. That's where I stayed on our trip in '99. I might have recommended it...

But having friends in the city is always the best option... ;)
 

feisty boy

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hehe - thanks for the offer sukebe-jiji - thankfully, i'm not that desperate yet.
and vench - are you by chance going to boo6 on the 20th?? - that's one of the things i'm cramming in on my little journey. i'm a little wary of the dodgy new york ravers, but hell, the lineup and venue look damn fine.
thanks for the replies! i've found what look like a couple of good fallback options, in decent neighbourhoods.

anyone have any must visit shops / neighborhoods while i'm there? it's my first trip to NY, so i'm wide open to suggestions.
 
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