If you want to visit New York but you don’t want the trip to take a huge chunk out of your budget, then have a look at our best picks of budget hotels in New York. Accommodation costs shouldn’t put you off having a great travel experience in the Big Apple. Our list includes hotels with fantastic locations for popular landmarks, museums, and attractions so you can get the most for your money. Choose economy rooms or shared bathrooms so you can spend more of your money exploring NYC and keep your expenses down. Read on to see our roundup of the best budget hotels in New York City below and take your pick.
The combination of a great location and value for money makes the boutique Broadway Hotel & Hostel a fantastic choice for somewhere to stay on your vacation in New York. Offering a variety of on-site amenities and facilities both in private and dorm-style rooms, it even has a theatre room with a plasma-screen TV. It’s situated in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, within walking distance of Central Park and is easy to explore the city from here, especially if you’re interested in museums, theatre, and shopping.
Surrounded by restaurants and unique shopping options, Hotel 31, although basic, is a modern budget hotel where all the rooms have wooden furniture, air conditioning, safes, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Guests always compliment their friendly staff and its central location, which means you’ll only have a 10-minute walk to the Empire State Building and only 5 blocks to Madison Square Garden.
If you’re after a modern accommodation with a great location and within your budget, then book a room at the Royal Park Hotel & Hostel. Offering comfortable and clean rooms with either shared bathrooms or private bathrooms, you’ll get free Wi-Fi and find the staff here very friendly. Not far from Central Park, there’s plenty locally to enrich your vacation with museums, shops, and eateries all close by.
If you’re a lover of art, then you’ll definitely want to stay at the Carlton Arms Hotel! In addition to murals, paintings and sculptures dotted around the 100-year-old building, there’s also an on-site gallery, Artbreakhotel Gallery, where everything has been created by travelling and local artists. If you’re interested in parks, city walks, and shopping, book from a variety of rooms, either with a shared or private bathroom and make your stay in New York a positive experience.
Whether you’re travelling alone or in a group of friends, Seafarers International House is an excellent choice for getting more for your money. Ideally located in the Union Square area of Manhattan, you’ll have many of the iconic landmarks nearby including some great restaurants and shopping options. From the comfort of your room, you’ll get a great city view and for when you need to chill out, TVs are installed in all rooms.
Despite its no frills impressions, the Riverside Tower Hotel is a perfect choice for when you’re on a budget but still want to make the most of your vacation in New York. Choose a room with a view of the Hudson River, which also includes complimentary Wi-Fi, a microwave, and refrigerator. Located in a safe area, guests love it for being close to the metro and other attractions in the area including the American Museum of Natural History.
Despite being a mere block away from Central Park, The Central Park North Hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to transport links close by. Family, standard, and economy rooms can all be booked accordingly and all have shared bathrooms with a selected few having a full kitchen equipped with a hob and oven. Guests love the stylish layout of the rooms with cool wood built-ins and high quality service offered here.
OYO Times Square is like no other budget hotel. For its affordable price point in a busy and vibrant city like New York, this hotel offers guests excellent amenities and boasts a prime location. There is a concierge service, luggage storage, and a ticketing service taken care of by the reception. What makes this hotel quite unique from other budget hotels is the design concept of the whole property itself. It boasts an art-inspired theme that is accompanied by impressive amenities like a fitness center and an on-site restaurant, Honk Kong Station. Central Park, MOMA, and Madison Square Garden are just a few steps away from this promising hotel.
The Jane is a uniquely historic hotel situated in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan so you’ll be central to local landmarks, shopping, and eateries with bohemian chic that can be found in Greenwich Village. The rooms, all with Wi-Fi, emulate the cabins of a ship and are equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, and iPod docking station. You can opt for private or shared bunks and they offer either a river or terrace view. If you don’t fancy going out, Café Gitane, located on site, serves French-Moroccan dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also hire a bike free of charge!
The Jane Hotel
Address: 113 Jane Street
Price: from 99 USD
Free WiFi Fax/photocopying Daily housekeeping Restaurant Cycling Non-smoking throughout Smoke alarms Air conditioning
Visit New York and stay within budget
New York might be one of the most expensive cities in the US, but our guide to affordable accommodation makes it possible to visit on a budget. It doesn’t have to come at a great expense if you know the right places to choose to stay!
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