You may think that you have to settle for basic accommodations because you’re traveling on a budget, but New York has so many more affordable choices to offer you than the same old, sterile environment of the average, boring hostel or hotel. Half of the fun of traveling is enjoying where you’re staying, and these stylish destinations for design lovers are sure to make your adventure in the Big Apple much more enjoyable. The best part is that you don’t have to break your budget at any of these design savvy hostels, and you’re likely to have a great time meeting other adventurous, tasteful travelers like yourself in the process as well.
Complete with chic vintage furniture, the Portobello Suites 1449 lets you relax in a claw-foot style bathtub that’s reminiscent of late nineteenth century luxury. The high-vaulted ceilings in this charming, loft-style hostel perfectly complement its character. Located in the artistic Bushwick Brooklyn neighbourhood, you are only less than half an hour away from Manhattan. Rent includes Wi-Fi access and utilities, plus a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities for your convenience.
Featuring the artwork of New York’s own Gregory Ilich, The Portobello Suites on McKibbin Street are only fifteen minutes from Manhattan Island. This hostel inspires the artist in everyone with its chalkboard wall, perfect for leaving notes or daily inspiration for your fellow hostel-mates. The lovely hardwood flooring, colourful rugs and tasteful blend of vintage furniture make this hostel an ideal place to stay in the vibrant East Williamsburg part of Brooklyn, where seven types of delicious, international cuisine await you in a wide selection of restaurants within walking distance. Wi-Fi access is also included in the rent price; additional features include laundry facilities, an elevator, and air conditioning.
For a delightfully modern place to stay in Manhattan Island’s historic Harlem neighbourhood, the Chic&Budget 127 Guesthouse is sure to please. This comfortably spacious guesthouse has an attractive, white spiral staircase with wooden steps, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, artistic brickwork walls, and a newly renovated, fully equipped kitchen with ample cabinet space. The simple white, black and red colour scheme of this fully furnished home away from home adds to its timeless elegance. With additional comforts like a dishwasher, flat screen television, microwave, oven, coffee maker, Wi-Fi internet, and more, this three bedroom guesthouse will make you feel right at home in this ideal location. Within 10 minutes, you can easily reach all of the major attractions of both Midtown and Downtown Manhattan from here.
For something that provides a little more privacy at a great price, you should also consider the fashionable Marrakech Hotel on Manhattan Island. This exclusive boutique hotel that combines the rich colours and style of the Mediterranean and North Africa, the Marrakech Hotel on the Upper West Side of New York City is the most affordably inviting place to stay on Broadway. The rooms are all newly renovated and feature exotic red tones with rich accents that include Moroccan lamps, Moroccan tables and colourful ottomans. This superb location is close to the subway, Central Park, Columbia University, and a myriad of thriving jazz clubs and other great entertainment and dining options. With Wi-Fi, an ATM, 24 hour reception, an Internet café and more, this boutique hotel is one of the city’s best kept secrets.
Staying at any one of these designer guest houses will give you better photo opportunities and a great experience to remember while you save money to enjoy everything New York City has in store for you! Check them out for yourself to see how fashionably comfortable they really are at Hostelbookers.com.