The best budget hotels in New York for 2020

A visit to the Big Apple usually means a towering price tag for your hotel. But that doesn’t have to be the case when you check into one of the best budget hotels in New York.

As you probably know, on EuroCheapo we keep a full list of cheap hotels in New York. But we thought we help simplify your research for you a bit, so we explored the most popular neighborhoods in Manhattan to find the very best deals in town.

From charming guesthouses to chic hotels with rooftop bars, the New York hotel scene can fall within your budget — if you know where to look.

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The best budget hotels in New York City

We combed through our New York listings to find 10 hotels that offer excellent locations in the heart of Manhattan, high ratings from guests, and most importantly, an affordable rate. Each also has a little extra something that pushes them to the top. Book in advance to save even more!

HI NYC Hostel

Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Rates from $46

One of the largest hostels in North American, Hostelling International New York is located in a gorgeous building just a few blocks from Central Park on the Upper West Side. If you want to stay in a classic New York neighborhood, it’s hard to beat the location. There’s laundry facilities, a kitchen, a TV lounge, and a nice little cafe. When you need a break from the dorm rooms, you can hang out on Manhattan’s largest private outdoor patio.
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Pod 51

Pod 51 is popular for their sleek design in tiny spaces with tiny prices.

Pod 51

Neighborhood: Midtown East
Rates from $107

If you want an eye-catching hotel without the eye-popping price, Pod 51 could be right up your alley. The chic and efficient design is everywhere you look, and even though the rooms are minuscule, the offer tons of amenities like LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, adjustable lighting, and climate control. Even the tiny bathrooms come with rainfall showerheads and eco-friendly spa products. As night falls, head up to the roof deck for a sweeping view of the Manhattan skyline.
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Ridge Hotel Roof

You can’t beat the view from the rooftop deck at Ridge Hotel.

The Ridge Hotel

Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Rates from $140

What happens when you mix boutique with budget? Welcome to The Ridge Hotel on Houston Street where rooms have handsome wood floors, exposed brick walls, and flat-panel TVs. The famous Katz’s Deli is just a two-minute walk, and all of the bars and clubs make it a fun place for people looking to taste the New York nightlife. Plus, not many affordable hotels offer a roof garden with views of the Empire State Building!
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Leo House

It’s easy to love the location of Leo House on 23rd Street.

Leo House

Neighborhood: Chelsea
Rates from $131

Looking for something different than your average chain hotel? Leo House fits the bill with simple but clean rooms in an amazing location in the heart of Chelsea. Since it’s run by a Catholic non-profit organization, you can expect crosses and religious decor throughout the building. Rooms come with Wi-Fi and your choice of a shared or private bathroom. Enjoy a break from the city in the peaceful garden or the on-site chapel.
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Relax in the clubby lobby of The Jane Hotel.

The Jane Hotel

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Rates from $98

Have you ever dreamed of living in the West Village? Spend a few days in this charming neighborhood when you book a room at The Jane Hotel. The cheapest rooms feel like snazzy cruise ship pods with bathrooms down the hall. Upgrade to a “Captain’s Cabin” for a little more space and your own bathroom. Ask for one of the free bicycle rentals to ride along the scenic Hudson Greenway right across the street.
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Hotel 31

Hotel 31 offers a slice of classic New York for a low price.

Hotel 31

Neighborhood: Murray Hill
Rates from $102

It’s getting harder and harder to find quality independent hotels in Midtown, but Hotel 31 keeps chugging along with some of the cheapest prices in Manhattan. If you’re expecting fancy decor, look elsewhere, but for a dependable stay around $100, you’ll be happy with your room. Tourists will love that the Empire State Building is a five-minute walk away.
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Seafarers & International House

We like the bright corner rooms at Seafarers & International House.

Seafarers & International House

Neighborhood: Union Square
Rates from $115

You don’t need to be a sailor to take advantage of the cheap and clean rooms at this friendly guesthouse. Rooms won’t win any awards for design, but they do have flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Take a stroll to the Union Square Farmer’s Market or explore the East Village located just a few blocks south of the hotel.
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Colonial House Inn

The art-filled lobby of the Colonial House Inn. Photo: Facebook

Colonial House Inn

Neighborhood: Chelsea
Rates from $135

With only 20 rooms boasting original artwork, the inn feels more like a cozy New York City apartment building than a typical hotel. Nestled on a lush street in Chelsea, Colonial House Inn also offers a gay-friendly atmosphere with deep roots in the community. And did we mention all rooms come with free breakfast? That’s a rarity in the Big Apple!
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Ameritania Times Square

Rooms are super stylish and surprisingly cheap at Ameritania Times Square.

Ameritania at Times Square

Neighborhood: Times Square
Rates from $140

Stay in the center of the world, a.k.a. Times Square, at this 3-star hotel. Luckily, the trendy decor in all of the 223 rooms doesn’t add up to a high bill at Ameritania. Central Park is just five blocks away, and Broadway theater fans will be close to the biggest shows. Cheapos can find excellent prices especially if they reserve in advance. For a classic city view, ask ahead for a room facing Broadway. While you are in this bustling part of the city, be sure to check out some of our favorite cheap eats near Times Square, too.
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Pod Hotel

Would you sleep in a bunk bed? We would with the prices at Pod 39!

Pod 39

Neighborhood: Midtown East
Rates from $103

Sure, the rooms — we mean “pods” — are small, but where else can you find boutique-style quality for such a low price this close to Grand Central Station? From the comfy beds and free Wi-Fi to the rooftop bar, Pod 39 is everything we love in a cheap New York hotel. The fact that every room comes with a private bathroom just sweetens the deal.
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