Cheap spring break accommodations in NYC

Spring is quickly approaching, and if you are still looking for a great and affordable spring break trip, New York may be just the answer this year. While thousands of students flock to the beaches of Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean every year for a week of binge drinking, random hookups and girls-gone-wild worthy moments, this certainly isn’t every student’s idea of a good time. Maybe you’re not quite ready for swimsuit season or maybe you’d just rather spend your week seeing live music, hitting the Manhattan bar scene and soaking up some culture during your week off.

The problem with New York, however, is that there is usually a pretty hefty price tag for all of that culture, great food and hopping night life. Not only are drinks expensive in the Big Apple, but hotels are notoriously pricey— making visiting this city during spring break a little out of reach for students on a tight budget.

There is now a new hotel in New York City that is designed precisely for the student or group looking for a great, trendy place to stay without having to spend an arm and a leg. The Pod Hotel recently completed renovations on townhouse suites, which are perfect for groups of students looking for good deals on New York City accommodations (less money on hotels = more money for booze).

The new townhouse-style hotel rooms are big enough to accommodate four students comfortably, and with rooms starting at just $199/night (that’s $50 per person), you’ll actually be able to sleep in a cozy bed and have a fabulous New York vacation without spending your entire financial aide check. Each suite features a queen-sized Sealy Celestial bed, twin day bed with trundle, spacious living area and private bathroom with a full-sized tub.

About The Pod Hotel

  • Location: East 51st street
  • New iPod docking stations
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Target audience 20-35 year olds
  • Outdoor garden café
  • Rooftop deck
  • Modern, space saving design

Other Money Saving Places and Activities in NYC

Because I am a girl always on the hunt for a bargain, there are of course plenty of other ways to enjoy the Big Apple on a budget. Check out some of my other posts on how to do New York on the Cheap: