Gary Diskin - Mar 9, 2013
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Although New York City has a reputation for being an expensive city to visit, there are a range of affordable accommodation options available. Here are just a few of best budget hotels, apartments and hostels on offer.

Hostels are one of the most popular facilities sought by travelers young and old. Central Park North offers incredible value for money with room rates starting at around $20 per night, making it one of the cheapest accommodations in Manhattan. Although it is a hostel it boasts free breakfast and free wi-fi as well as free admission to nearby nightclubs. Jazz on the Park is located on the Upper West Side and is within walking distance of Central Park and the Museum of Natural History. It is the perfect choice for socially inclined guests as it offers free hostel pub crawls and BBQs. Room rates start at around $20 per night, with some rooms offering free breakfast.

For visitors prefering hotels the Best Western Plus Arena Hotel is a very good option. It is a cheap and cheerful hotel located in downtown Brooklyn. It is the perfect base for those who want to visit the Brooklyn Museum or the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Although room rates start at $60 per night all rooms boast free wi-fi, air conditioning and a television. The Lexington New York City is conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan's trendy east side and is within walking distance of numerous attractions including the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center and Times Square. Fortunately the Lexington's prices don't reflect its prime location as rooms are reasonably priced with room rates starting at around $100 per night. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities including a fully equipped gym, business center, night club and six on site restaurants and bars.

Another option is the Park Savoy Hotel located just one block away from Central Park. It is a great base for exploring the city. It is also the perfect accommodation choice for shopaholics as it is within walking distance of one of New York's most iconic shopping areas, Fifth Avenue. All rooms are serviced daily and offer a private bath, color television, air conditioning and wi-fi access. Rooms at the Park Savoy Hotel start at around $80 per night.

Among the New York City apartments Metro Apartments New York City stands out. It is located in Manhattan's trendy theatre district and is only a stone's throw away from Times Square and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space museum. They offer a range of affordable studios and two bedroom apartments each of which boasts a full kitchen, free internet access and cable television. It is the perfect choice for those who seek the privacy and amenities that an apartment has to offer.

There is no reason why staying in New York has to be expensive as there are a variety of comfortable quality rooms to suit every budget, from those wishing to spend around $20 per night in a clean modern hostel to those who have around $100 to spend per night on an apartment or hotel.

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