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1. Posted by charlenedonn (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y

Hey there,

Does anyone have any experience of visiting New York or Los Angeles on a budget? If so I have found flights I just really need help finding a hotel! I would like it to be prefably cheap however I would obviously like it to be clean and safe! Also where should I stay?

Any help atall will be much appreciated.

Thanks

2. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 416 posts) 4y

In order of least expense to most

Hostels
Finding a roomshare
Renting a room/apartment via places like Craigslist -Budget hotels outside the city and commuting in each day and/or - Priceline something (you can sometimes get a nice hotel for under $90)
Some cheaper hotels on the west side near Times Square
then the normal hotels.

I do know people who have gotten decent hotels in Manhattan for about $70 a night, but you have to plan well and in advance to get those rates usually.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 4y

Charlene,
Good advice above. I would check the hostel option in both cities. I do suggest you look at 'couchsurfing'. Hard to beat free! Read about it decide if it is right for you. I do suggest you only look at couches offered by females. Just makes sense IMO. I can help if you hit Vegas! Good luck with your planning.