NEW YORK CITY -- inexpensive accomodation?

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    Jan 28, 2008 1:36 PM GMT
    Hi guys,

    Going to NYC in 2 weeks, and wondering if anyone could suggest an inexpensive accomodation in Manhattan? Staying for 5 nights, and any district on Manhattan would do.. Thank you!
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 28, 2008 6:18 PM GMT
    I stayed with a friend of mine and his boyfriend in New Jersey, I forgot the name of the city but it was right across the bridge. It might have taken us 15 minutes to get downtown Manhattan. I think that's where we were... NYC is so freakin confusing to me. When I was looking to go up there on my own, I looked at hotels in Jersey because in Manhattan they were way to expensive. But then again, anything over $40 a night is expensive! LOL
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    Jan 28, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    Best I could find was $99/night. Either Bed and Breakfasts in Brooklyn, or kitchenette studios in Manhattan.

    Email me if you want more info.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jan 28, 2008 7:13 PM GMT
    Two years ago, I stayed at the Chelsea Pines Inn, 317 West 14th Street.
    It was about $150 a night, easy to get to from JFK, and easy to get around Manhattan from there.
  • thisguy023

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    Jan 28, 2008 7:23 PM GMT
    You may want to check www.hotwire.com. I haven't used it yet and I am not affiliated with it either, but it looks interesting.
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    Jan 28, 2008 8:00 PM GMT
    www.couchsurfing.com

    i was able to find free accomodation in a condo in honolulu, hawaii for 5 days

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    Jan 28, 2008 8:05 PM GMT
    http://www.chelseahostel.com/rates.html

    You won't get cheaper than this.
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    Jan 28, 2008 8:15 PM GMT
    I wish I'd checked out RJ before I made my reservation at the Hilton for next week, lol. I could have saved enough money to pay for my naked yoga classes...
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    Jan 28, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    Try one of the Hostels... most under $75 a night even on weekends.

    http://www.hostels.com/en/us.ny.ny.html

    Look for something with a good approval rating (80% or better) and convenient to where you want to be.
  • duglyduckling

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    Jan 28, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    txguy1605 saidwww.couchsurfing.com

    i was able to find free accomodation in a condo in honolulu, hawaii for 5 days

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    Couchsurfing is a great online community, but it's definitely NOT for everyone. After signing up 4 years ago looking for free accomodation, I've come to realize that it's much more than that. It's actually a way to meet the locals, and see the city from a completely different perspective.

    Granted, I still do the touristy things, but everytime that I "surf" someone's couch, I end up getting tons of tips on great restaurants, places to go, things that most guide books would never provide. And to this day, I've actually hosted more than I've surfed... so it's a lot of fun. But like I said, not for everyone, but if you are adventurous enough, then definitely give it a try. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 29, 2008 4:14 AM GMT
    well yeah, it's all of those things as well. but i was just responding to his need for affordable (or in this case free) accomodations. But definitely, I had a blast in hawaii. the guy who hosted me drove me around the whole island at no cost to me. he was a great guy
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    Jan 29, 2008 4:51 AM GMT
    http://www.hotel17ny.com/default.aspx?pg=home&hid=49&vl=0e51dc56-05d1-47e7-ae52-7b399ca80beb
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    Jan 29, 2008 10:40 AM GMT
    Thanks for advice, guys!
    It's a bit tricky finding reasonably priced accomodation in NYC when compared to other int'l cities. Say, $150 wil get you much further in Tokyo, Sydney, Berlin, even Paris -- not mentioning South American and Asian countries.
    But there you go -- NYC's got a lot more to offer than most of the cities I've been to! (:
    P.S.: couchsurfing.com is a great idea, I've yet to check it out, though.