Author Topic: 2 nights in Syracuse, NY for cheap?  (Read 1684 times)

Jdslepp

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2 nights in Syracuse, NY for cheap?
« on: March 05, 2014, 06:07:32 AM »
Hello Mustachians,

I am going to Syracuse, NY for two nights March 10-12, and want to find a way to do it for free (minus gas prices).  My original thought was to camp, but the only state park with campsites is closed until May.

Does anybody know of a way to make this trip free?  Could I stay with any of you?  Is there a building on campus (Syracuse U) that is open all night?  I would be gone all day and just need a space at night.  I would sleep on the streets if I weren't concerned about safety.

Thank you!

phred

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Re: 2 nights in Syracuse, NY for cheap?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 11:59:22 AM »
most dorms have a student lounge.  This is where students sleep when their roomie has their girlfriend over for a 'visit'

rugorak

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Re: 2 nights in Syracuse, NY for cheap?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 02:01:42 PM »
You may not want to be outside at night with the weather in upstate NY lately anyway. -20F at night has been the norm as of late. That is part of why the parks are closed. And I would stay away from the streets as some of the areas near SU are not the best neighborhoods. (I grew up near Syracuse)

Maybe try couchsurfing.org? I have heard the site and community is really good. I have never used it myself though.

Jdslepp

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Re: 2 nights in Syracuse, NY for cheap?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 05:59:52 PM »
Thanks phred, thanks rugorak.  The lows are supposed to be in the 20s or 10s according to the NWS, but I agree that couch surfing is a great answer; thanks for reminding me of that!  I will find somebody easily I'm sure.  Beats $100 for two nights at a hotel!

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Re: 2 nights in Syracuse, NY for cheap?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 06:03:34 PM »
not that it helps with this trip but next one maybe? I keep a starwood card (rotating between business and personal to avoid yearly fee) for my trips since I can get a free room out of the sign up bonus. I'm only saying this because I saw people talking about air miles on other thread.