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require forking out $300 for two nights? am i just being useless?
but a private room is the ideal
but it wasn't available
i think that is what they are getting at
and said to let them know if me or a friend was ever there and needed somewhere to stay so they could repay the favour. I could give them a shout if you want?
I could ask, though.
you could try looking for a sublet/holiday apartment?
www.airbnb.com might be a good place to start
New York is really pricey for accommodation.
Where is it? When are you looking at going?
it's a bit "no frills" (shared bathrooms, no breakfasts) but for the location (17th St, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) and the price (which is about the same as what you've said upthread) I've always been more than happy.
great location and has a terrifying rickety lift
I think that's about the going rate - I dropped a few hundred on a weekend last year. I did find some cheap stuff in Long Island not too far from the Subway.
maybe i'll have a look at that then
Either that or you could sleep on a bench in Washington Square Park like my ex-girlfriend did. Mind you she was a complete hatstand.
it was $2 = £1. That's your issue. Sorry, I'm not helping.
all this helps. cheers :)
or book somewhere that's just opened, that's what I did last summer to keep the price down.
19th/20th will be dead busy because NFL will be back on
Try http://www.theboweryhouse.com/ it's basically only hostel quality, but individual rooms 'cabins' instead of a dorm.
Obviously if price is the only factor it'll need to be a proper hostel dorm.
...The Gerschwin and The Carlton Arms before, both of which are cheap-ish (by NYC standards) and have four person rooms:
Alternatively, have you considered not staying in Manhattan? A lot of folk stay in mid-town as on paper it looks like the most convenient location, whereas actually it is probably the most boring part of town. Brooklyn is only a short subway journey to most places, is cheaper, and in my opinion is a more interesting area to stay in.
but branching out like that could be smart
Midtown (30s to maybe the 60s) is full of touristy highrise type hotels and it's where you find all of the big tourist attractions - museums, Rockefeller Centre, all the huge and famous shops, Central Park, Broadway theatres, that kinda stuff.
if you look around the lower districts - above and below Houston, up to the late teens / early 20s, you generally find smaller hotels that are a little cheaper than Midtown chain ones. it's also more of a "working place" where people live, and it's where you find more interesting bars/places to eat, and also a number of indie cinemas and small music venues.
I generally always stay in the latter - there's more "day to day" stuff that I'm interested in around there and you can walk to the Midtown stuff in less than an hour or take the subway (which has both local and express trains, so surprisingly fast).
Brooklyn is again like the lower streets but cheaper, BUT I think my favourite thing about Manhattan is just being there. Brooklyn for the most part feels like a British city; Manhattan feels like nowhere else on Earth I've ever been. Also it's really really walkable. NYC is a pleasure to walk around generally, but nowhere moreso than Lower Manhattan/
because your only minutes away from/have great views of Manhattan, and its an amazing place in its own right
it more than holds its own for the things that make Lower Manhattan amazing. but nothing there has ever come close for me to, say, the buzz of buying breakfast and eating it sat in Union Square.
it was fine. If its only 2 nights you dont exactly need luxury.
won't have seen the girl for 4 months by the time i get there
eventually stuff happens and some of it is really good
might not actually be going out to see much of the city. Brooklyn, or Williamsburg might be a cheaper bet then.
We stayed here, in Bushwick, it was pretty awesome, and had individual rooms, with en-suites: http://www.nylofthostel.com/
we might go out a bit but to be honest it's just a meeting spot before we go up to new jersey
in Williamsburg, next door to Bedford Ave station (first stop in Brooklyn from Manhattan), 2 of us for 5 nights in July, £288! All through Airbnb. Seriously good website.
trying to think of all the different ways i could feasibly afford it and coming up short every time
ONE OF THESE DAYS
10 minutes walk to the nearest subway stations and then another 10 minute ride in to Manhattan. The subway trains come really frequently so you never have to wait more than 2-3 minutes for the next one to arrive and they run all night.
It does a good breakfast which is included and the staff are very friendly and helpful. It's not expensive either.
Live in the West Village so just head there, see you in September
If you don't fine the apartment I'll no doubt see you at ATP