Looking for an inexpensive place to stay while visiting NYC.

  • Bound4Muscle

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    Oct 02, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    Hey Guys, Possibly you guys that live in NYC can help me. I am trying to find a relatively inexpensive place to stay while visiting NYC. I hope to be there for a few weeks, while I scout out job opportunities and more permanent living arrangements. I am open to any arrangement, as it will only be for a few weeks, beforeI I head back to Palm Springs. I hope to relocate to NYC soon therafter. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. Leonardo
  • metta

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    Oct 02, 2009 6:09 PM GMT

    I think that is it. I remember a friend telling me about traveling and staying on people couches.
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    Oct 02, 2009 9:09 PM GMT
    Hi Leo,
    The hospitality industry has suffered alot these days and pricepoints are rather low, check out the Marriotts and hilton's anyway...but for something inexpensive try:
    The Holiday Inn on 57th st...
    The Beacon Hotel on 75th and B'way....
    The Lucern Hotel on 79th and Amsterdam
    Days Inn on 94th and B'way........
    The Empire Hotel at Lincoln Center.......
    The Hampton inn on 39th and 9th....
    The Holiday inn express on 39th and 9th......
    and if your a brave soul, a hot sheets hotel called Hotel Carter is on 43rd st..
    not that i'v ever been there, [uh hum] but i'v heard.....
    Sorry i cant help you personally but my property starts at $1,050.00 per night......no exceptions, and thats for a standard room....[can you believe]icon_rolleyes.gif
    Good Luck GRASSHOPPER, in your search....
  • DJZ77

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    Oct 02, 2009 10:17 PM GMT
    being that you're gonna be here for sometime, check out craigslist. A few of my friend's have gotten apartments and shares on there. Can't hurt to try...

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    Oct 02, 2009 10:43 PM GMT
    I would check out hostels. If you're not concerned about privacy, hostel accommodations can be very cheap. If you want a private room in a NYC hostel, it can be found for $40-50 a night.
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    Oct 02, 2009 11:05 PM GMT
    the sewers!

    the homeless seem to enjoy them.

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    Oct 03, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    Funny enough, given your name,

    the Leo House is a clean but spartan hotel , run by "nuns" ..lol.
    $100/night .
    Expect a somewhat Catholic atmosphere set in the middle of Chelsea..haha.
    But they welcome anyone from any confession.
    It's business .
    And it has an excellent reputation.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 03, 2009 7:28 AM GMT
    I stayed at The New Yorker when I was there over the holidays last Xmas --- great location and not too bad priced considering the locale.
  • cbrett

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    Oct 03, 2009 7:57 AM GMT
    i cannot remmenber the site but it has apartments for rent for holidays i will try and find it
  • cbrett

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    Oct 03, 2009 8:04 AM GMT
    sublet.com try this site
  • Bound4Muscle

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    Oct 03, 2009 9:13 AM GMT
    cbrett saidsublet.com try this site

    Great site -Thank-you!
  • imperator

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    Oct 03, 2009 10:03 AM GMT
    I'd endorse the site the first respondent mentioned-- couchsurfing. My bf & roommates and I have hosted 14 or 15 CSers in the last two months and it's been a blast meeting people from all over the world. As a host you get to make new friends (who often extend offers to reciprocate if you're ever in their neck of the woods) and as a traveler you get to save a *lot* of money on accommodation, you get to know someone local you can show you around and save you stumbling about town in lost-tourist most, and you get a bit more personal exposure to the local culture.
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    Oct 04, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    Lenny, you funny man !!! You could probably buy and sell all of us...icon_razz.gif But seriously, be nice to have you on the right coast...you're gonna HATE the winters, though...wish I lived in NYC, you'd be welcome to share my bed anytimeicon_wink.gif
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    Oct 04, 2009 6:21 PM GMT
    I concur on the Leo House - but you need to move fast - it sells out very quickly.

    My partner and I would always try to stay at the Leo House before we moved to New York - super location and as was said, very clean and hospitable.

    They used to have a rule that a man and a woman who were not married couldn't stay together in one room - but nothing about two guys sleeping in the same bed ! That's the Catholic church for you ....