Hello all. Our RTW trip ends in New York city in December. We arrive in NY on the 13th then depart on the 22nd. The thing is, its gona be pretty pricey for somewhere to stay with all the christmas shoppers.
Does anyone know of any decent cheap hostels or hotels? The cheapest i found so far is over £70 per night
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Yikes. Tough time of year! I don't know about hostels, but I know my sister stayed in the Milford Plaza last November...it was still a bit pricey, but not as bad as some, and it's on the Upper West Side.
I stayed recently at a place called the Portland Square Hotel, which is at 47th street right by Times Square. Really a great place. I paid $US 70 a night for a single with shared bathroom. Clean and well recommend. And the location CANNOT be better. (Incidentally, I booked it through the ACCOMODATION tab of this website).
I haven't personally used them, but have seen recommendations for the site Apple Core Hotels to get discount places to stay.
I have also seen recommendations for the Pickwick Arms, Belvedere Hotel, Carlton Arms and the Hotel Edison.
Last year I stayed at Malibu studio Hotel, but when doing an online search the name I found was Malibu hostel. The dorm rooms were only 6 Bed dorms, and most nights I was the only one in the room. For how darn noisy it is in New York with sirens going off every 30 seconds, well it was relatively quiet inside the room, because it was kind of looking into the centre part of the building where you could see all the rooms apart from the ones directly underneath. It is located on the upper westside of Manhattan and located at 2688 Broadway. From JFK, you can catch the M60 bus (which cost $2.00 in June last year and you needed the exact change for). You'll need to be sure to keep a close eye out as you are dricing along to try and see when you are getting close to 103rd street because otherwise you could find yourself having to walk a long way like I did or catching the subway seeing I now know the stop. It was only about 10 metres from 103rd Street subway stop on the Line 1. It is a block or two across if you get another line to 103rd Street so make sure if you stay there you catch the Line 1. It is a fairly big hike from times square. I walked there on a couple of occasions, but it is certinaly not a walk for the unfit to do. It is also only a few blocks from Central Park. It was pretty cheap by New York standards, but I can't recall the exact price. The Big Apple hostel has got a perfect location, but is mega expensive by hostel standards, so for cheap you need to be a bit further out of town. Seeing the subway runs 24/7 it is not hard to get back at any hour of the night. The phone number for that hostel was +1 212 222 2954. I don't know if it is the same number, but I'm sure if you did a search on google you'd come up with the details.
I just looked at www.bigapplehostel.com and it says that the rates for the time you are there are $35 Per person in a dorm room, or $95 for 1 or 2 people in a private room. You don't mention if it is just yourself, 2 or more people, but I would assume with the word we used, that it is at least 2 people.
Check this link out web address out http://www.hostelworld.com/findabed.php?PHPSESSID=b74ev11d75gbb8omgui8mcvr4qamdem7
That site list loads of hostels in New York, and I set the start date at 13th December, so if it has attached properly well then it should have the prices, and some are from as little as $25 per person in a dorm room. If you want cheap, you will have to sacrifice quality for price a fair bit. Even if you are not used to dorms, they are not too bad, just think of it as a place to sleep, because you more than likely are not wanting to spend all day in your room.
Try the Vanderbilt YMCA. The staff are very friendly and it's very secure. You probably won't meet many people there but I found it excellent value.
check out http://www.ymcanyc.org/sub.php?p=about&sp=vanderbilt/vanderbiltabout
there are two hostels very close to eash other on amsterdam ave 105th or 103 iirc, on the same road is another hostel which was ok
the one on amsterdam is a is a hostel internatinal and was the best hostel i stayed in while in america, althought quite pricey at 30 bucks a nights it was very safe, even if its next to one of the projects
it wasnt your typical party hostel but very clean and very very safe.
just go on to google and search hostel international new york amsterdam ave
I highly recommend the Manhattan Internationl Hostel on 30th street, its only 12 blocks from Times Square, 2 blocks from train station and subway station. I stayed there for New Years this year and it was awsome, low price, great staff, great party environment.
Sorry, typed that wrong, its The Manhattan Inn Hostel