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Vacation to New York City: Hostels

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Hey, guys. I want to get back to my budget vacation series. The next step of my budget trip
was staying there. Staying in New York especially on the main island can be expensive. Thankfully
Airbnb exists. Airbnb is a website that hosts small independent bed and breakfast, rooms, even houses.

So before arriving in New York, I reserved two different rooms at two different places for two nights. One room was in Queens, the other was in Brooklyn. Airbnb allows you to request a room when approved they take payment. Rooms in Brooklyn are available from 20 to 150 dollars.
I was fortunate enough to stay in Brooklyn right next to the subway. My host was Ms. M, she is an entrepreneur in Brooklyn. She rents out a room in her family home to Airbnb every summer.

The room was only available for one night, so I made another reservation in Queens which is not that far from the main island.  A useful tool on the website is the map tool. You can see how far the hostel is from the attraction. I was doing a walking tour of  Manhattan so I chose rooms close to Manhattan.

Below are a couple of tips for future budget travelers.


  1. Make Reservations Two Weeks Before 
  2. Communicate With Your Host (about your expected arrival and departure)
  3. Be Courteous (Respect your Hosts'  Home, and House Rules)
  4. Make Memories (Airbnb are some of the coolest people on Earth)
  5. Write honest reviews
I enjoyed my stay with Airbnb and hope to use them again in my future budget adventures!


Quick question for you guys, have you used Airbnb? What was your experience?




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