A long time ago, staying in a cheap hotel in New York City evoked images of a dirty room in a questionable neighborhood, with a sullen receptionist and only the basic necessities consisting of a bed, a closet, toilet and TV, none of which necessarily worked properly.
Today, the city’s most affordable hotels are the most stylish and tech-savvy in the city, thanks to an influx of cutting-edge design brands that urge guests to hang out in carefully curated living room scenes or on ceilings amidst views of the city.
This might mean that the rooms are smaller, but what they lack in size they make up for in clever decor, fun amenities and great technology.
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10 Best budget accommodation in New York
1.HI NYC Hostel ⭐⭐
Located on the Upper West Side, this budget hostel is located in a historic building just 2 minutes walk (0.1 mile) from the 103 Street subway station and an 8 minute walk (0.4 miles) from Central Park. In addition to the mixed and women-only shared rooms with shared bathrooms, amenities include an outdoor patio, cafeteria, theater room, large living room, game room with pool and a large communal kitchen.
2.Blue Moon Boutique Hostel & Hotel ⭐⭐⭐
Within walking distance of SoHo (17 minutes walk, 0.8 miles), Chinatown (13 minutes walk, 0.6 miles) and Little Italy (10 minutes walk, 0.5 miles), this cozy hotel offers private rooms with private bath and refrigerators and dormitory-style rooms with shared bath.1 mile).
3.Americana Inn ⭐ ⭐
Inexpensive hotel located 3 minutes walk (0.2 miles) from Bryant Park, 11 minutes walk (0.5 miles) from Times Square, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and theaters.all rooms can use the shared bathrooms and communal kitchens on each floor, and the hotel has a 24-hour reception and elevator.
4.Hotel 31 ⭐ ⭐
Inexpensive hotel located 10 minutes (0.5 miles) walk from the Empire State Building, 10 minutes (0.5 miles) walk from Madison Square Park and steps from numerous restaurants and bars.
5.Travel Inn – Midtown Manhattan ⭐ ⭐
Inexpensive hotel located 8 minutes walk (0.4 miles) from Javits Center, 7 minutes walk (0.3 miles) from the Hudson River shoreline and 14 minutes walk (0.6 miles) from Times Square.
6.The French Quarters ⭐ ⭐
New Orleans inspired accommodation offering a continental breakfast (free), restaurant and room service.all rooms have kitchens and desks, suites have two bedrooms and balconies.the establishment is a 10 minute walk to numerous restaurants and theatres, a 5 minute walk (0.3 miles) to Times Square and a 6 minute walk (0.3 miles) to the Port Authority bus terminal.
7.East Village Hotel ⭐ ⭐
Surrounded by the restaurants and bars of the East Village, this boutique accommodation has studio rooms with fully equipped kitchens (including dishwashers), brick walls, original artwork and daily cleaning service.
8.Hampton Inn Manhattan/Downtown- Financial District ⭐⭐⭐
Simple hotel with free breakfast buffet (including prepared waffles), business center and fitness center.Located 3 minutes walk (0.2 miles) from Battery Park, 4 minutes walk (0.2 miles) to the Charging Bull statue on Wall Street, and less than 5 minutes to the Whitehall St subway (2 minutes walk, 0.1 miles) and Staten Island Ferry Terminal (3 minutes walk, 0.2 miles).
9.Chelsea Inn ⭐⭐
Surrounded by shops and restaurants, this budget hotel has rooms for up to 3 people with private or shared bathrooms.the hotel is a 5 minute walk (0.2 miles) from the 14th Street station, a 5 minute walk (0.2 miles) from Union Square Park and an 8 minute walk (0.4 miles) from the Flatiron building.
10.Hilton Garden Inn Times Square Central ⭐⭐⭐
Within walking distance of Bryant Park (2 minute walk, 0.1 miles) and Times Square (2 minute walk, 0.1 miles), this mid-range hotel is surrounded by shops and restaurants and is a 10 minute walk (0.5 miles) from Grand Central Station and a 12-minute walk (0.6 miles) from Rockefeller Center. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour convenience store, fitness center, lobby bar and restaurant; rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers and desks.