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.
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!
Address: 113 Jane Street, Greenwich Village, New York, NY 10014, USA (see map)
Price: from 83 USD
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.
Broadway Hotel & Hostel
Address: 230 West 101 Street, Upper West Side, New York, NY 10025, USA (see map)
Price: from 112 USD
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.
Address: 120 East 31 Street, New York, NY 10016, USA (see map)
Price: from 124 USD
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.
Royal Park Hotel & Hostel
Address: 258 W 97th Street, Upper West Side, New York, NY 10025, USA (see map)
Price: from 126 USD
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.
Carlton Arms Hotel
Address: 160 East 25th Street 2nd Floor, Kips Bay, New York, NY 10010, USA (see map)
Price: from 90 USD
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.
Seafarers International House
Address: 123 East 15th Street, Gramercy, New York, NY 10003, USA (see map)
Price: from 105 USD
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.
Riverside Tower Hotel
Address: 80 Riverside Drive, Upper West Side, New York, NY 10024, USA (see map)
Price: from 160 USD
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.
The Central Park North
Address: 137 West 111th Street, Harlem, New York, NY 10026, USA (see map)
Price: from 129 USD
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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