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I have not translated this page into other languages, because I believe that if you are going to come to New York, you need to have a minimum of English, even when looking for a place to stay.

Here are some website addresses for you to look for apartments, and a list of Hotels, Hostels, and University dorms. We have no relationship with any of these places, and are not responsible for any arrangement you make with them. They are not listed in any order of preference. They are all in Manhattan. All have either/and dorms, single rooms, shared rooms, with linens and towels, bath or shared baths. Each will have different amenities. I recommend you contact them, to see exactly what each has; TV, Fridge, Kitchen or Use of Kitchen or nothing, phones, shared bath, closets, etc. Depending on what you want, they all cost between $25-$180 per night for a single. Many have a price for the week. Most have private rooms, or double rooms, but I have not listed all the prices. I will note their contact information, category, and a basic price for a single person (as of 1/2002). Most of them do not take credit cards, so you must be sure what they require before you come. I assume if you want to come to New York, that you have enough basic English to deal with daily living in New York. If you have any particular questions, contact me. Good luck, and I hope to see you soon.
- John Strasberg

A good place to start:
Housing List:
  • East Village Bed & Coffee
  • 110 Avenue C, between 7th and 8th streets
    Guest House
    1 212 533-4175
    Singles with shared bath $60
    e-mail: EVBandC@aol.com
    website: https://www.bedandcoffee.com

  • New York University Summer Housing
    2 East 12th St., 6th floor
    between Fifth Avenue and University Place
    University dorm
    1 212 998-4621 Fax 1 212 995-4642
    e-mail: summer.web@nyu.edu
    website: https://www.nyu.edu/housing/summer
    Dorm rooms $110-$140 per week. Apartment style $190-$260 per week. Three week minimum stay

  • American Dream Hostel (1)
    168 East 24th St.
    between Lexington and Third Avenues.
    1 212 260-9779
    1 212 260-9944 Fax
    e-mail: americandream24@aol.com
    website: https://www.americandreamhostel.com
    Dorm rooms $40, $250/week, Single private rooms $60, $375/week, cash and traveler’s checks only.

  • Carlton Arms Hotel
    160 East 25th St., Third Avenue
    1 212 684-8337
    1 212 679-0680 Reservations
    website: https://www.carltonarms.com
    Singles shared bath $60, private bath $75
    Bare Essentials

  • The Menno House
    314 East 19th Street, between First and Second Avenues. Residence
    1 212 677-1611
    1 212 673-7970 Fax
    e-mail: manager@mennohouse.com
    Shared bath $45, $370-$570/month

  • Chelsea International Hostel
    251 West 20th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
    1 212 647-0010
    1 800 720-5086 Reservations
    1 212 727-7289 Fax
    e-mail: Chelsea_International_Hostel@msn.com
    website: https://www.chelseahostel.com
    Dorm rooms $25, Double private rooms $60, all shared baths, no towels

  • Chelsea Star Hotel
    300 West 30th St., Eighth Avenue
    Euro-Style
    1 212 244-7827
    1 877 827-6969 Reservations
    1 212 279-9018 Fax
    e-mail: reservations@starhotelny.com
    website: https://riffhotels.com/
    Dorms $25, Private rooms $82, shared baths

  • American Dream Hostel (2)
    227 Lexington Avenue, between 33rd and 34th St.
    Bed and Breakfast
    1 212 779-3974
    1 212 481-0417 Fax
    e-mail: Amdreltd1@aol.com
    Dorms $40, $250/wk, Private rooms $80, $500/wk. Cash and traveler’s checks only

  • Murray Hill Inn
    140 East 30th St., between Lexington and Third Avenues. Euro-style
    1 212 683-6900
    1 212 545-0103 Fax
    e-mail: murryhillinn@nyinns.com
    website: https://www.nyinns.com
    Rooms, some shared baths, some kitchenettes, cable TV, 24 hr reception, daily maid service, Internet access, $75-$125

  • Herald Square Hotel
    19 West 31st St., between Fifth Avenue and Broadway
    1 212 279-4017
    1 800 727-1888 Reservations
    1 212 643-9208 Fax
    e-mail: info@heraldsquarehotel.com
    website: https://www.heraldsquarehotel.com
    Some single rooms share baths, $65-$110

  • Portland Square
    132 West 47th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues
    1 212 382-0600
    1 800 388-8988 Reservations
    1 212 382-0684 Fax
    e-mail: portlandsq@aol.com
    website: https://www.portlandsquarehotel.com
    Rooms, some with shared baths, $65-$160
    Bare essentials

  • Pickwick Arms Hotel
    230 East 51st St., between Second and Third Avenues. Euro-style
    1 212 355-0300
    1 800 742-5945 Reservations
    1 212 755-5029 Fax
    e-mail: info@pickwickarms.com
    website: https://www.pickwickarms.com
    Single shared bath $75-$90, Single private bath $120

  • Central Park Hostel
    19 West 103rd St., between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue
    1 212 678-0491
    1 212 678-0453 Fax
    website: https://www.hostelz.com/hostel/549-Central-Park-Hostel
    Dorms $26-$36, Double private rooms $75

  • Gershwin 97 Hotel
    258 West 97th St., between Broadway and West End Avenue
    1 212 665-7434
    1 212 665-7313 Fax
    Euro-style. Singles shared bath $270/week

  • Vanderbilt YMCA
    224 East 47th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
    1 212 756-9600
    1 212 752-0210 Fax
    1 212 308-2899 Reservations
    e-mail: vanderbiltguestrooms@ymcanyc.org
    website: https://www.ymcaynyc.org
    Single and twin rooms (bunk beds) with shared bath facilities for men and women, some rooms with private baths, TV and air conditioning, housekeeping, Cafe/restaurant w/ room service, health club facilities, laundry room, $85-$129, credit cards accepted

  • Union Square Inn
    209 East 14th Street, NY NY 10003
    1 212 614-0500
    1 212 614-0512 Fax
    e-mail: unionsquireinn@nyinns.com
    website: https://www.nyinns.com
    24 hr reception, daily maid service, Cable and Satellite TV, Internet access. Some rooms with kitchenettes. Air-conditioning, rates probably under $100

  • Amsterdam Inn
    at 76th street and Amsterdam Avenue, NY NY 10024
    1 212 579-7500
    1 212 579-6127 Fax
    e-mail: ansterdaminn@nyinns.com
    website: https://www.nyinns.com
    24 hr reception, daily maid service. Cable and Satellite TV, Internet access. Some rooms with kitchenettes, Air-conditioning, rates probably under $100

  • Larchmont Hotel
    27 W. 11th Street
    New York, NY 10011
    Daily 24 hours
    1 212 989-9333
    1 212 989-9496 Fax
    Front desk facsimile use and Xeroxing, use of hairdryers, electrical outlet adapters, umbrellas, and other essentials you may require to make your visit comfortable
    From $80 and up
    website: Larchmont Hotel