ive read through a couple of other posts about this but nothing seemed to stand out as the answer....
can anyone suggest a good cheap clean near the action hostel in new york for 2 aussie girls who like to drink, party and be social? and what are the "must drink at pubs" in NY?? lol
Yeah i am an country Aussie guy who is not mad about big cities but this is a place i will definately go back to. I stayed at the Pickwick arms hotel on 51st between 2nd and 3rd not real cheap but by new york standards it is, about $80 a night and some rooms have a shared bath room but it is pretty good, they were renervating when i was there.
And it was walking distance to Time Square and Central Park, and if you go out the door and turn right you are right in the middle of some good bars on 2nd Ave. East Village is also good fun full of young people trying to make it happen i met a group of actors when i was there. Talk to anyone and don't be put off if they seem rude that is just the way of the New Yorkers. Once you break the ice they are great fun.
And i drove out of Manhattan which for this guy was a big deal, i hate driving in Sydney
You will have a blast it is a great town.
The best and cheapest place to stay in New York is Big Apple Hostel. I spent 7 nights there over the new year, a few years back. It is located just off Times Square, half a block from the lights, no kidding, 30 seconds and you are smack dab in the middle, right where you want to be! You can walk to central park, madison square garden, rockafeller center(mind the spelling). The hostel is very secure and safe, dorms are clean and have lockers in the rooms. it is cramped, but like you will see with everything in New York, there aint a lot of room. They have a website, or did, google search and see! Houston street, and the meat packing district are popular night spots, just ask around.
Must see china town and little italy.
I can't for the life of me remember whats its called but we stayed at a hotel/hostel on Broadway and 103st. It was right outside the 103st Subway stn (red line). We paid about $18 per night last summer for a room of 4. There are some pretty cool bars up there on Amsterdam Ave as well as some "locals" up that end of Broardway. Its only a 15min subway ride to Times Square.
I think I prefer that to staying right in the thick of Times Square. It felt like I was surrounded by more real New Yorkers than tourists (this may have been an illusion!)
great thanks champs... big apple hotel looks like it might be the go