New York

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    Apr 02, 2015 1:29 AM GMT
    So I am considering a trip to NY this month, I am sure this thread has been posted already, but what's the best option for finding a place to stay for a decent price? I can find a cheap bus that goes to NYC, but finding a place to stay is another story. Also I am in love with New York and have wanted to go for a very long time.

    Anyone got some tips?
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    Apr 02, 2015 2:15 AM GMT
    https://www.airbnb.com/
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    Apr 02, 2015 9:13 AM GMT
    Sharkspeare saidhttps://www.airbnb.com/

    is it still working in NYC? I read an article where local hotels filed a suit or something against people renting out their place on airbnb. If it's still working, then airbnb is a the best bet. You can also try misterbnb ( the gay version).
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    Apr 02, 2015 1:23 PM GMT
    get a clean tiny hotel room near where you need to be in the day time. The NYC subway is not nice say after 11:33pm right?

    for time square; the Hotel Edison?
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    Apr 02, 2015 1:53 PM GMT
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    Sharkspeare saidhttps://www.airbnb.com/

    is it still working in NYC? I read an article where local hotels filed a suit or something against people renting out their place on airbnb. If it's still working, then airbnb is a the best bet. You can also try misterbnb ( the gay version).


    It's still working in NYC, despite hotels, landlords, and co-op boards fighting it. You can find some great places. I found a nice two-bedroom in Brooklyn for my sister and best friend when they visited me.

    Check out Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, the West Village, or the East Village for places to stay.

    Here's a few forums on NYC: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3319562, http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2174857 and http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2165247.

    I'm sure there's plenty more if you do a search.

  • Apr 02, 2015 3:09 PM GMT
    Depends on what you define as 'decent price'.. Hotels tend to be expensive here, but some bargains can be found, and if you don't mind riding the subway, you get a cheaper place out of Manhattan but near a subway station for cheaper. Depends a bit on what you want to do whilst you're here as well I guess.
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    Apr 02, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
    I used www.Hostelworld.com when I was there about 10 years ago. Just search the date, area you like. I paid about $45 a night for like a 3 guys bedroom in the middle of Chelsea NYC. But this was 10 yrs ago so yeah.
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    Apr 02, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    Where do you want to be spending your time in the City? What do you want to do? I'm not a big fan of getting beyond easy walking distance of where I want to be. There is no way you can do NYC and not spend a lot of $$ so while I'm there, I don't want to lose a lot of time on subways or even walking. Now some things you do have to train or cab to but I find most of my time is spent in one area. So... What do you want to do and see while there?
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    Apr 02, 2015 9:00 PM GMT
    Give vrbo a try, too, which is similar to airbnb. Or "name your own deal" on Priceline, but be prepared to start your bids low and then patiently up the ante over a few days to get the best bargain. Staying outside Manhattan near rapid transit is also an option, but being in the middle of things and being able to walk/stumble among them definitely has its advantages.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Apr 02, 2015 9:34 PM GMT
    Check your mail. Better than any BnB.
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    Apr 03, 2015 2:57 AM GMT
    you might have been a more thrifty gay going January / February.
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    Apr 03, 2015 9:10 PM GMT
    I really like the Pod Hotels in NYC. http://www.thepodhotel.com

    I like the design and location of Pod 39 a bit better than Pos 51, but they're both pretty great. The rooms are small, but they're clean and quiet, and I feel like the prices are pretty good compared to most places in the city. Both hotels are pretty central and close to the subway, so you can either walk places or take transit. Good luck planning your trip!
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    Apr 04, 2015 5:18 PM GMT
    MB_YYZ saidI really like the Pod Hotels in NYC. http://www.thepodhotel.com

    I like the design and location of Pod 39 a bit better than Pos 51, but they're both pretty great. The rooms are small, but they're clean and quiet, and I feel like the prices are pretty good compared to most places in the city. Both hotels are pretty central and close to the subway, so you can either walk places or take transit. Good luck planning your trip!


    The rooms are probably bigger than my apartment.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 04, 2015 5:37 PM GMT
    I got a room at the Shorham at 34 W 55th that was huge, had a king bed, a fold out couch, a massage chair, wifi, and breakfast for $200/night. And that was at Christmas. Deal of the century. But you have to call and bargain with them.