Where To Stay in NYC- How To Find A Cheap Hotel/AirBnb/Hostel !

  • Published on Jan 20, 2019
  • How can you find a cheap hotel, AirBnb, or hostel on your next trip to NYC... Where To Stay in New York City is one of the most popular question's I've received since starting this channel. In todays video, I finally do my best to answer this difficult question. Make sure to leave me a comment because I want to know whose watching ! Subscribe for more travel videos from NYC and beyond.
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  • Here Be Barr
    Here Be Barr  9 months ago +10

    Guys, let me know what you thought of this video.. Any other budget tips you have for traveling to NYC , tell me in the comments. Make sure to subscribe if you're new.
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    • Mickey Davenport
      Mickey Davenport 9 months ago

      How infested is it with her bugs, is it rumor that they are averywhere? I dont freak out but but dont want to bring them back home 😂

    • laudanum669
      laudanum669 9 months ago

      I am visiting NYC in March to see Billy Joel. I booked an AB&B studio for 3 nights a block from MSG for $250 less than Holiday Inn Express. Deals are out there. Thanks for your video's.

    • Here Be Barr
      Here Be Barr  9 months ago

      Yes, great call.

    • Here Be Barr
      Here Be Barr  9 months ago

      I got you covered :) I'm planning on some videos of most expensive this/that.. you'll see . I did the most expensive Grilled Cheese Video It's $100, and AMAZING.

    • Mad Cook
      Mad Cook 9 months ago +1

      Hey man, i love your videos. I go to NY in may for vacation. I find tons of videos like "cheap here, cheap there"...but we are not looking for cheap deals, we would like to stay, eat, shop and move around in style.
      the hotel is already booked. For the rest i would love to see a video how to enjoy NY with a large budget

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  • Yaneth perales
    Yaneth perales Month ago

    Im going for nye and it will be my first time, flight is booked from LAX to JFK, hostel has not been booked, what do you recommend that is cheap and good around that time of the year

  • Johan Herrera
    Johan Herrera 2 months ago +1

    Hi!! I'll be visiting NYC next year with my wife. We'll fly from San José, Costa Rica to JFK airport. I found a good place to stay (I hope so) in Flushing Queens. I'd like to know what you think of this place. Is it a good spot to start our one week trip, is it a safe place etc?

  • Zender 2016 C
    Zender 2016 C 2 months ago +1

    Helpful. Thanks

  • AVA
    AVA 3 months ago

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  • Patrick Byas
    Patrick Byas 3 months ago


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    -- 4 months ago

    HELP ME I need a cheaper stay at the Paramount Oct 9-12 - anyone???????? Help a sistah celebrate her daughters 18 birthday & first trip to NYC

  • Edward Pangilinan
    Edward Pangilinan 4 months ago

    Hi I'm a fan! Can i get your suggestions where to find accommodation via Airbnb near Newark Airport? Thanks for the feedback!

  • Colleen S
    Colleen S 4 months ago +1

    Binge watching NYC...could you be our tour guide, when we come? :)

  • Pahola Aparicio
    Pahola Aparicio 5 months ago +1

    Helloo community! We travel a couple years ago to nyc and we stayed in queens (quality inn hotel) 140$ per night with not so good breaksfast included. 15 mins to the middle of Manhattan was no problem. We travel in early Oct. So, yes! So recommended. We are planning to travel again next year, in different months and expecying to find a deal in kiddle Manhattan. Good luck travelers!

  • Brendan Alimony
    Brendan Alimony 5 months ago

    Simple solution: don't visit New York, seriously
    New York is nothing special

  • MP
    MP 6 months ago +4

    Just discovered your channel, binge watching all your videos haha! I'm planning on going to NY in December/January, so your videos are very helpful.
    Thank you & keep up the good work :)

  • Angelina Hunter
    Angelina Hunter 6 months ago +1

    Check out the Pod 51st Street (between Third and Second Avenue) shared bathroom, no frills but usually under $150 and the Pod 39th Street (near Grand Central with an award-winning rooftop garden). Also: Tourists should take the time to go as far east as possible (east of Second Avenue) on East 42nd Street for great photo ops of the United Nations from Tudor City and a walk through the greenhouse lobby of The Ford Foundation -- really gorgeous. Happy Travels -- I lived in Manhattan from 1966 to 2016 and it exceeded my expectations! Angelina

  • Patu
    Patu 6 months ago

    I used hotwire couple of times for booking a hotel in nyc. You only know the area and how many stars the hotel has. After booking they tell you what hotel you got

  • Sheilyn Mancebo
    Sheilyn Mancebo 6 months ago

    Can we rent a hotel only for take care the bag?

  • Jaquaysia's Life
    Jaquaysia's Life 7 months ago

    www.airbnb.com/rooms/33970850?adults=1&toddlers=0&guests=1 if your planning to stay in NY book your stay at summer winters air bnb ! 20 percent off for the first three people that books !

  • Jorge Pérez
    Jorge Pérez 7 months ago +1

    Im your fan

  • Raghava Indra
    Raghava Indra 7 months ago

    Can I find anything cheaper in NYC in April i.e, this month?

  • Frank64
    Frank64 7 months ago

    The Jane hotel in the Meatpacking District, this is a very affordable hotel in a great location. It's full of old fashion charm, from the Bohemian ballroom, to the staff in their bellboy uniforms, its fab. Trust me, if you're looking for real value for money accommodation, the Jane hotel is a must.

  • Mark Rose-Christie
    Mark Rose-Christie 8 months ago +1

    Thanks for this great video. In the last section we don't know if the price is for 1 or 2 people though?

  • breakgangclay
    breakgangclay 8 months ago +1

    Be careful with them cheap hotels in China town..can catch bed bugs

  • Beryl White
    Beryl White 9 months ago

    I don't even think you can get a park bench for $100 a night New Year's Eve! That's how sad it is. Please read close on reviews! Any low marks are a large red flag. And look for things like bed bugs problems with noise all the things he pointed out also. There are good hotels but I've learned in traveling in other cities that you have to be very careful. I went to another town very large that I shall not name that I figured out that all hotel rooms had the same key. Make sure you take your valuables with you even if you leave for 1 minute. Love your reviews you do a great job and provide a great service

  • Wonderful World
    Wonderful World 9 months ago +1

    I love New York!

  • Two Bear Studios
    Two Bear Studios 9 months ago +3

    Thanks for all the great advice. Planning my first NY trip later this year.

  • HolaSoyAlejandro
    HolaSoyAlejandro 9 months ago

    what's a hostel

  • Zachary Marshall
    Zachary Marshall 9 months ago +15

    Full of drugs and hookers? Sounds even better imo

  • TheRoadAhead
    TheRoadAhead 9 months ago

    Online you will find that Air bnbs are illegal. And the people refuting that. Maybe you need to address this when promoting it man.

  • Ghost of Reagan
    Ghost of Reagan 9 months ago

    Should I drive up there, can I park for free?

  • Stefan Nordström
    Stefan Nordström 9 months ago +1

    Really nice explanation of one of my trickiest U.S. trip questions. Thumbs up :)

  • Patrick Messmer
    Patrick Messmer 9 months ago +2

    The world center hotel/club quarters downtown has one of the most amazing views in the city. If you can find that relatively cheap, I suggest it to anyone. Of course like any other hotel it has very high peak prices...but the times it's low priced? You'd be hard to find a better place in the city.
    It's also very quiet downtown at night, so if midtown is too much for you, this is also a great place to stay because all the subway lines are within a 3 block radius that'll get you anywhere in the city.
    Best of all, before a walk around the city, you can fill up on free water bottles from the hotel. Stay hydrated mofo's.

  • Megan Garcia
    Megan Garcia 9 months ago

    Can u do a parking on the streets guide? One of the hotels i mentioned in my just previous comment (please read it too!) said they had lots of street parking (its in the Bronx) but we might need to move the car at certain times (move it WHEN and to WHERE) etc... This was the hotel with a limit of 7 parking spaces (that i mentioned below). Us tourists with these kind of options REALLY need to understand when and where can you park, is it safe to leave your car overnight on the streets and if so what neighborhoods are and are def not safe? Please help :)

    • Megan Garcia
      Megan Garcia 9 months ago

      Btw it is extremely refreshing to see a RU-clipr actually care about the comments and respond to Qs like you do. So thanks much for that and thanks for the speed in which you actively reply! It is much appreciated!

    • Megan Garcia
      Megan Garcia 9 months ago

      One final Q...is the Bronx safe to leave your car overnight? (I dont know the boroughs and areas that well yet)

    • Megan Garcia
      Megan Garcia 9 months ago

      Thanks much for some insider advice! Really appreciate your time and replies! 👍

    • Here Be Barr
      Here Be Barr  9 months ago +2

      You can park on the street and find “alternate side parking “ which means you have to move your car twice a week . Look up that term online to see what it is .

    • Megan Garcia
      Megan Garcia 9 months ago

      So if we had to bring a car...do you have any advice for us? :)

  • Megan Garcia
    Megan Garcia 9 months ago

    My problem is we found cheaper hotels out in New Jersey for example but am finding that the cost to transport into midtown and back to the hotel each day is expensive! For round trip it is $23.50/day per person, we have 5 people to buy these tickets for each day for 6 days which becomes $705! So then we looked at a twice as expensive hotel within 12 minutes (and one quick subway ride) to midtown and it requires $45/day for parking with only 7 (yes, SEVEN) spots available for the entire hotel which is on a first come, first serve basis to fight for these spots each night (theyre not even guaranteed when paid for) OR another hotel in a similar distance from midtown is $60/day for valet parking (even if your car just sits there). Thats $270-$360 for the 6 days just for our car to sit there on top of the double charge for the closer hotel. I think it's important to factor in EVERYTHING (rate of hotel, proximity to midtown or desired location, cost of transit from hotel to location, cost of parking within hotel, etc). Because where it looks like you save in one area, you're screwed over again in another area.
    Is there ANY way to combat this!?

    • joanne smith
      joanne smith 8 months ago

      That's a LOT for transport. Where in NJ are you staying? Stay near the PATH and the fare is $2.75 each way and kids under 5 free.

  • matt sabath
    matt sabath 9 months ago +1

    Thanks for including the song in the description Jon! Love your choice in background music :)

  • amanda hess
    amanda hess 9 months ago +2

    I stayed at Pennsylvania hotel. Not the greatest but inexpensive and directly across from Penn Station and Madison Garden. Very convenient.

  • Guillermo Ortiz
    Guillermo Ortiz 9 months ago

    What do you recommend for a family but the child being under 4 yrs old ?

  • Joey Blacky
    Joey Blacky 9 months ago

    My tip how to use airbnb. When I visit a new city e.g. London, Rom...and I plan to be there more then a few days or better a week I'm changing the rooms in that time. For the example if I would go to nyc and want to get to know a few neighborhoods I book the airbnb apartments/rooms in that neighborhood (or close as possible) maybe for 2-3 nights. In that time I will spend my day (+night) in that area etc...(except if I want to go to something special outside or a attraction...).
    With that I can even save a few dollars sometimes because the next apartment is maybe a bit cheaper as the first one or I don't need to use the subway less often etc...(its no guarantee that it works always)...

    KENNECTED 9 months ago +11

    A - Staying during the week is MORE expensive. Monday-Friday NIGHTS are expensive due to BUSINESS travel.
    B - Try an arrival on a Sunday night. In addition, if you're in a loyalty program, move around and use points in NYC
    C - Those ChinaTown hotels should be AVOIDED at all cost.
    D - Try looking at hotels in lower Manhattan, Harlem, Downtown or Williamsburg in Brooklyn, Long Island City in Queens or Jersey City NJ. Staying in NJ may increase cost if you're looking to be uber thirfty. Also be aware of public transportation cab issues.
    E - Best time to visit NYC, between MLK and St. Patricks day. The month of August. October thru Thanksgiving.

    • tintuu
      tintuu 2 months ago +1

      asshole you say exactly opposite, weekedays to be cheaper while weekend costly as weekend we get time to fly, travel, ejoy and hence upside down rates idiot.

    • rob1811
      rob1811 2 months ago

      I stayed in the Chinatown hotel. It was cheap. It reminded me of the Chungking mansion in Hong Kong.

  • Food and Footprints
    Food and Footprints 9 months ago

    Reading the reviews is the best tip anywhere in the world. AirBnb is the way to go!

  • Corvette0430
    Corvette0430 9 months ago +1

    These are horrible suggestions, use hotels tonight app or the hoochblack app. They millennium hilton is normally $120 but the best deal is the beekman when it is on offer for $250. Fidi has every possible subway one could ask for. Do not stay out side of Manhattan when it is this cheap on the above mentioned apps

  • New York
    New York 9 months ago +2

    Hey Jon could we have a private conversation?

  • SixthScentsfragrances
    SixthScentsfragrances 9 months ago +4

    Shared bathroom on V-day? That could turn into some other things 👻

  • Marly Smith
    Marly Smith 9 months ago +2

    Would you please make a video about Staten and Long Island? Hotels to stay in, things to do, getting around there and getting into Manhattan from there, etc.

  • TheTHIRDTimeAround
    TheTHIRDTimeAround 9 months ago +2

    Hey john, I’ve used hoteltonight only once, staying in Baltimore. For my return trip, I was advised at checkout to call the hotel directly, so I did and the hotel gave me an even better rate than on app.So, now I use hoteltonight’s as a reference. Definitely worth checking out 👍🏻

  • América A MG
    América A MG 9 months ago

    Very good advice I will take them into account when I go back thanks :-)

  • John Moran
    John Moran 9 months ago

    Good job and great ideas. Airbnb is a great option. I will need to try eurocheap.

  • Amerta Roopani
    Amerta Roopani 9 months ago +1

    It was really helpful video like always... we would definitely follow your tips for the next trip.
    Thank you so much for sharing the most knowledgeable and simple videos with us 🙏🏻

  • Karen Bilyk-Vogel
    Karen Bilyk-Vogel 9 months ago

    Great information and I go 2 New York 4 music shows and we take ur advice very seriously! Thanks😘

  • Rachael Dragonfly
    Rachael Dragonfly 9 months ago +1

    Such wonderful advice. If you are coming to NY for the first time the first thing you need is a place to stay. You gave plenty of great options. 👍👍👍

  • Robert Gormley
    Robert Gormley 9 months ago +4

    I'd like to recommend The Jane hotel in Greenwich Village for solo or duo travellers. Rooms are small but only around the $100 mark per night and feels like a proper hotel.

    • Frank64
      Frank64 7 months ago

      Don't you mean the Meatpacking District?

    • Here Be Barr
      Here Be Barr  9 months ago +1

      Sounds nice

  • Manny Explores
    Manny Explores 9 months ago +2

    All the information you gave here is pretty accurate, really good tips on looking at the reviews

  • Tele Opinions
    Tele Opinions 9 months ago +2

    Definitely very good tips. Thank you.
    Another way to find a hotel in NYC is to ask a friend that already lives there. Because there're so many accommodations in the city, sometimes people live close to those small, intimate hotels and the residents speak to the guests (at a cafe or diner) and know all the good and bad stuff about the hotels close to them. So, don't under utilize your friends knowledge about the city if you know someone there.

  • The Silent Whales
    The Silent Whales 9 months ago

    Always Airbnb.

  • Nancy
    Nancy 9 months ago +1

    You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

  • Michał WW
    Michał WW 9 months ago +1

    Great video as always! I'm planning to go to the US in March and stay in New York for the Weekend. I feel like I already know the whole city by just watching your channel!

  • P Lee
    P Lee 9 months ago +2

    I'm going there in November and the resort fees for hotels are insane! 😱 I don't know if I want to pay a huge number of amount for deposit/accommodation/refrigeration/and etc. for each night I'm staying. 😅

    • P Lee
      P Lee 9 months ago +1

      I went to NYC for the first time a few months ago and I didn't plan well. But after a few months later, I came upon your videos and I enjoyed every single one of them. Please do continue to do more. I still yet to learn many things. I have to say it was worth the experience and I'd love to go again.

    • Here Be Barr
      Here Be Barr  9 months ago +1


  • Jake K
    Jake K 9 months ago +1

    One word: Couchsurfing.

  • Oven
    Oven 9 months ago +6

    Well interesting guy with same last name, I did it. Booked a place for March.

  • Christopher A.
    Christopher A. 9 months ago +2

    Last year, must've been March or April, we got a place for ~$100/night all told on East 57th and Lex when my father was at Sloan Kettering on E72th and York. So the prices do dip down.
    EDIT: It was the Renaissance Hotel. Pretty nice place too. And come to think of it, there were a couple more places nearby Sloan in the same price range.

  • Michael Engelmann
    Michael Engelmann 9 months ago +3

    I’m glad I found this channel a couple of weeks ago👌🏼