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Pod 39
3 out of 5
145 East 39th Street, New York, NY
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4.3/5Excellent! (2,281 reviews)

"Such a wonderful staff , very clean , close to everything!!! Thank you for helping our NYC trip be the best !!!"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Pod 39
The Jane Hotel
2 out of 5
113 Jane St, New York, NY
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4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"It was a great experience! The staff was great and the place is definitely one of a kind."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

The Jane Hotel
Hotel 31
2 out of 5
120 E 31st St, New York, NY
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The price is $68 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
4.1/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Manager is a good man! He is very attentive to my needs."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Hotel 31
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YOTEL New York
4 out of 5
570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
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The price is $82 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
4/5Very Good! (6,065 reviews)

"They dont tell you about the $50 cleaning fee per day until you get charged at the front desk"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

YOTEL New York
Pod 51
3 out of 5
230 E 51st St, New York, NY
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The price is $76 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13
4/5Very Good! (2,824 reviews)

"It is a good hotel, very affordable, and good service."…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Pod 51
Hotel St. James
2.5 out of 5
109 W. 45TH ST., New York, NY
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The price is $107 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
4/5Very Good! (2,848 reviews)

"Older hotel in a great location. Room was small with no view, but clean and just right for a place to crash. Floors, bed, toilet - clean! Yes the hotel itself is a little rough around the edges. I’d say it had its heyday 80 years ago, but the price and location cant be beat for a place to sleep and ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Hotel St. James
Travel Inn Hotel
2.5 out of 5
515 W 42nd St, New York, NY
The price is $140 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
4/5Very Good! (999 reviews)
Pleasant

"The hotel was nice but my room was little cold but overall I enjoyed myself I used the fridge and the microwave in my room and it worked good"…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Travel Inn Hotel
Hotel Newton
3 out of 5
2528 Broadway, New York, NY
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The price is $87 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
3.9/5Very Good! (1,069 reviews)

"Location: is very close to the subway. Place is clean, has a refrigerator and a microwave."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Hotel Newton
Hotel 17
2 out of 5
225 E 17th St, New York, NY
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3.9/5Good! (979 reviews)

"Great location, Great price for Manhattan. Will definitely stay here again in the future."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2017

Hotel 17
Hotel Edison
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY
The price is $149 per night from Mar 31 to Apr 1
3.9/5Good! (4,012 reviews)

"😊😊😊 Very nice gift 🎁 from the bf. Definitely will be back!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Hotel Edison
The Hotel 91
3 out of 5
91 E Broadway, New York, NY
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3.8/5Good! (999 reviews)

"Clean room and comfy beds. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

The Hotel 91
The Watson Hotel
3.5 out of 5
440 West 57th Street, New York, NY
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3.8/5Good! (3,621 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay at the hotel. The room was very clean and face the street which I loved. Because I love sunlight in the morning. Great lounge that I will enjoy on my next stay!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

The Watson Hotel
Wellington Hotel
3 out of 5
871 Seventh Ave, New York, NY
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3.8/5Good! (2,893 reviews)

"Close to time square, older hotel but pretty we’l kept."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Wellington Hotel
West Side YMCA
2 out of 5
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY
The price is $75 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
3.7/5Good! (997 reviews)

"It was really close to Central Park and we loved that. But the room was too small."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

West Side YMCA
Mayfair New York
3 out of 5
242 W 49th St, New York, NY
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3.6/5Good! (998 reviews)

"Great location, just off Broadway and Times Square. Great staff, building a little bit run-down but my room was kept spotlessly clean - wonderfully comfortable bed. Good bolthole for an amazing city."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Mayfair New York
Vanderbilt YMCA
2 out of 5
224 East 47th Street, New York, NY
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3.5/5Good! (1,000 reviews)
Great for short stays

"Lovely staff from check-in to security to passing cleaners in the hall. All so lovely. Room and shared bathrooms where clean and I had no issues being disrupted by other guests. I did have the issue of VERY loud banging pipes which I was aware of thanks to other reviews so was prepared for but couldnt ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Vanderbilt YMCA
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
4 out of 5
45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
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3.4/5Good! (7,671 reviews)

"Not now. Not now Not now Not now Not now Not now"…"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City
Americana Inn
2 out of 5
69 W 38th St, New York, NY
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The price is $76 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2
3.2/5 (997 reviews)

"The staff is always friendly, professional and courteous. I book the hotel for my family and I am always pleased with how the staff treats my family and I."…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Americana Inn
Morningside Inn
2 out of 5
235 W 107th St., New York, NY
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2.6/5 (975 reviews)
Dirty room

"stained towel, we saw an open and empty wrapper of condom,broken light shower."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Morningside Inn
Hotel Pennsylvania
2.5 out of 5
401 7th Ave, New York, NY
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2.6/5 (7,152 reviews)
Great location - Great price

"We stayed two nights and did sooooo much. Subway right across the street and great central location where we could walk to so many place."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Hotel Pennsylvania
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Cheap Hostels in Manhattan

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Cheap Hotels in Manhattan

Manhattan offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great vacation choice for budget-conscious travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Central Park and Barney's, this destination is home to Battery Park and Wagner Cove, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're searching for affordable places to stay in Manhattan, the 356 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty of possibilities. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

West Side YMCA - 2-star hostel. You'll find free WiFi, 2 indoor pools, and a health club at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its clean rooms and overall value.

The Watson Hotel - Customers like this 3.5-star hotel for its proximity to public transportation and comfortable rooms. It offers free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar.

Vanderbilt YMCA - At this 2-star hostel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, 2 indoor pools, and air conditioning. Reviews mention the proximity to the airport and overall condition.

Mayfair New York - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and proximity to public transportation.

Wellington Hotel - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its proximity to shops. It offers a restaurant and air conditioning.

Planning Your Trip to Manhattan

Haven't settled on travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can plan around good weather.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 28°F
  • Rainiest months: July, April, August, and June, with an average rainfall of 4.49 inches
  • Driest months: February, January, December, and November, with an average rainfall of 3.69 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Manhattan

Manhattan attracts visitors with its theater scene and acclaimed art galleries, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Central Park and Barney's, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Battery Park and Wagner Cove, or check out the area's cultural spots like Broadway.

Manhattan is also notable for its:
  • Entertainment
  • Museums
  • Skyscrapers
  • Opera
  • Monuments
  • Architecture

Getting Around Manhattan

The closest airport is 5.1 mi (8.3 km) from the city center in New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia). If that doesn't suit your budget, you can look into flights to Teterboro, NJ (TEB), which is 7.3 mi (11.7 km) away. You can take advantage of metro transit at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station, 72 St. Station, and 86 St. Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from New York Grand Central Terminal Station, New York W 32nd St. Station, or New York Penn Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Manhattan like for travelers on a budget?
Manhattan has a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Central Park and Metropolitan Museum of Art, this destination is home to Bryant Park and The High Line Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Manhattan?
Based on reviews, Hotel 57 is a popular hotel for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features a health club and a 24-hour fitness center. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square and Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Times Square.
How many cheap hotels can I expect to find in Manhattan?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 426 budget hotels in Manhattan.
What is there to see and do in Manhattan?
Manhattan attracts visitors with its theater scene and top museums, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as American Museum of Natural History and Central Park, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Carnegie Hall and Broadway Theatre, or check out the area’s cultural spots like at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
How can I get to Manhattan and get around on a budget?
Checking out these ways to get around Manhattan can help keep you on budget. The nearest airport is 13.5 mi (21.7 km) away from the center in John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK). If that doesn’t suit your budget, you can book a flight to Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR), located 12.4 mi (20 km) away. You can access metro transit at 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station, 72 St. Station (Central Park West), and 86 St. Station (Central Park West).

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