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1. Posted by charlenedonn (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

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.


2. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 430 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

In order of least expense to most

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 3579 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

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.