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sartorius

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Place to stay in New York?
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:25:26 AM »
I'm a female Kiwi Mustachian travelling around the States at the moment on a scholarship, and looking for budget-friendly places to stay in New York next week (July 25-Aug 1). I'm on Couchsurfing, which is a wonderful movement, and I'm also partial to sleeping in Korean jimjilbangs (24-hour spas with family nap rooms - a most civilised invention) - but wondering if anyone knows of any cheap, safe places to stay in Manhattan if they don't work out. Many thanks!
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Megatron

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Re: Place to stay in New York?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 12:00:00 PM »
AirBnB is always an option.

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Re: Place to stay in New York?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 12:22:27 PM »
Hey Sartorius,

Welcome to NYC. I live here and there's not too many "budget" options. In addition to AirBnB, you could check out this hostel.

http://hinewyork.org/index.shtml

I've never seen it myself, but a few friends have said it's fine and safe, etc.

Safe travels

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Re: Place to stay in New York?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 08:52:27 PM »
Hi Sartorius!  welcome to the big apple :).   try checking out the YMCA as well- they have two hostels in the city, and they are fairly cheap.  another options is to stay in brooklyn or queens, near the subway, and buy a $30 one-week unlimited metropass (bus & subway).   

sartorius

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Re: Place to stay in New York?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 12:16:50 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Place to stay in New York?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 02:44:06 PM »
I recommend Brooklyn. It's expensive but not as expensive as Manhattan. I'm doing an AirBNB in August in Brooklyn and using it as a base for both Brooklyn and the city.