Not one bargain, but two, the Pod hotel group has two midtown locations for you. Both of which are in its signature style: hip yet inexpensive. If you want to be right in among it all, Pod 51 is the place to book. Just a couple blocks from the booming bright Times Square. The rooms themselves have everything you need (including desks, free wifi, TVs and a rain shower.) With six pod choices to pick from, the rooms can fit anywhere between one and four guests, so bring the mates if you want. In the hotel you'll also find a lively café for good slow coffee mornings, and a rooftop deck suited for sunbathing and shmoozing. The other spot is Pod 39, and that's very much the same, except it's in the less congested lower midtown.
You can easily spend $500 a night on a New York hotel room, but unless you’re a Rockefeller you might be better suited to these cheap NYC hotels. And by the way, that’s not meant as an insult either, because each and every one of these hotels have been tried and tested by Time Out’s editorial team, and each and every one has been given the Time Out seal of approval.
From the crisp white tablecloths of the finest restaurants to greasy one-dollar pizza joints and dive bars, New York is a city of dichotomies, offering something for everyone. And alongside the most luxurious and, equally, most expensive hotels in the world are some of the best cheap stays. Whether you're in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or further afield, there’s a host of hidden, affordable gems throughout NYC. And just because these won’t make you weep when you pay the bill, that doesn't mean they're not great. Don’t believe us? Well, one includes a massive food hall and beauty bar; another is right on Times Square, and others are decked out like old-school European guesthouses. Who says a hotel stay in NYC has to break the bank? Not us, that’s for sure... Welcome to the best cheap hotels New York has to offer!