I’m planning a super-last minute, super-fast trip to look at NYU and Columbia at the beginning of May and I need a very cheap hotel. Any ideas?
First of congratulations for getting into those schools--that's no easy feat. There are definitely some cheaper places to stay but just make sure you don't go too low here. There are still some very sketchy neighborhoods there so just make sure you don't stay someplace too low-rent. :)
· Hotel 414– It’s very, very clean and relatively cheap.
· Bowery's Whitehouse Hotel –It’s very, very cheap, although you’ll have to share a toilet. The Gershwin is also very cheap but its not one I’ve been trying.
· Larchmont Hotel - It’s pretty clean and definitely cheap.
· The Pod Hotel– best cheap hotel in the city. I stayed here for four days last year and loved it. The free Wi-Fi was great!
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