Temporary Housing Options

Dorm-Style / Hostel Accommodations

This type of accommodation usually has fully furnished private or shared rooms, shared bathrooms, and sometimes access to a kitchen.  There is usually a maximum stay of 28 days.

American Dream Hostel
168 East 24th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue)
(212) 260- 9779
Dorm (up 4 people): $47.50/per night - 1 person
Private room (1 person): $75.00/per night
Private room (2 people): $95.00/per night
Private room (3 people): $135.00/per night
Must check our availability in advance by phone or email. Dormitory rooms are shared by up to four people per room and have a shared bathroom. Private rooms have a television, air conditioning in the summer, heater and a shared bathroom.

Central Park Inn
19 West 103rd Street (between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue)
(212) 678-0491
Dorm: $34 - $55; Private: $89 - $135; Studio Apartment: $109 - $179
Shared bathrooms, includes linens, common kitchen area, dining room, TV room, internet facilities, and lockers provided.

Chelsea Center Hostel
313 West 29th Street (Between 8th & 9th Avenues)
(212) 643-0214
Dorm room sleeps 6 – 8 people.  Women only rooms can be requested. $35/ night.

Chelsea International Hostel
251 West 20th Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenue)
(212) 647-0010
Dorm: $33.50 - $37; Private Room: $82
Shared cooking facilities, laundry, shared baths.  Lockers available.  Does not provide towels or locks for lockers.  Must present passport.

De Hirsch Residence
(Operated by the 92nd Street YM-YWCA)
1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street)
(212) 415-5660
Single: $1,450 and up/month; Double: $1,150 and up/person/month
Minimum stay is 30 days and maximum is one year.  Share baths and kitchens.  Must apply a couple of months in advance.  Fully furnished.

Educational Housing Services
Dormitory and single room accommodations in facilities located in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  Rooms are rented by the semester to students and interns.  Pricing and amenities vary according to location.

Greenpoint YMCA
99 Messerole Ave, Brooklyn
(718) 389-3700 ext.13
Single rooms: $48-68/daily or $273/wk; Deluxe rooms: $68/day or $350/wk; Double rooms: $79/day or $413 weekly; Maximum stay is 28 days; $20 key deposit;
Deluxe rooms are avail; No cooking in rooms; Shared bath; Breakfast included; Men only.

Harlem YMCA
180 West 135th Street (Between 7th Avenue and Lenox Avenue)
(212) 912-2100
Private room $75, Doubles $100 per day (shared bath)
Doubles or Private Room with private bath $125 per day
Private Room: $220/week/seniors (65+), $250/week/students, $350 per week all others
Microwave available, linens provided.  Maximum stay is 28 days.

Hosteling International
891 Amsterdam Avenue (at 103rd Street)
(212) 932-2300
Daily: $29-$35/day (HI members); $32-$38/day (non-members)
Includes linens and towels, shared kitchen and bath

International Student Center
38 West 88th Street (at Central Park West)
(212) 787-7706 or (212) 580-9283
Daily: $25-$35, varies by season
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, or check possible availability the morning you want to stay; 2-week minimum stay.  Provides linens, shared bath & kitchen, no lockers, but there is a safe.

Jamaica YMCA (Central Queens YMCA)
89-25 Parsons Blvd.
(718) 739-6600
Single rooms: $58/day or $332.01/wk. Student rate: $550/month when approved.  $10 key deposit.
Communal showers, no cooking, access to gym. Student ID or proof of registration required. No maximum stay. 

Jazz on the Park
36 West 106th Street (between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue)
(212) 932-1600
Nightly rates:$25-45 (dorm rooms) / $65- $200 (private rooms) Includes free breakfast, linens, housekeeping, in-room lockers, and free Wi-Fi in common areas.  There is no kitchen but the Coffee Bar provides food for sale.  Nightly organized events, parties, BBQs, and more.   
Reservations can be made directly through the website.

Residence Hall @ Brooklyn College
1 Kenilworth Place
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 252-5000
Private and Double Occupancy; Pricing starts at $5125/per semester.

Student Housing Works
330 West 95th Street
Fully furnished rooms, either private or shared. Single:$2,300/month; Double standard: $1,800 per bed.

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Vanderbilt YMCA
224 East 47th Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Phone: (212) 912-2500; Fax: (212) 752-0210
Daily: $100-120 single/double occupancy/shared bath
Premium Rooms: $130-169

West Side YMCA
5 West 63rd Street (at Central Park West)
Phone: (917) 441-8800; Fax: (212) 875-4291
Single Rooms $92 and up; Double Rooms $102 and up; Single Rooms
w/ private bath $152 and up; Double Rooms w/ private bath$152 and up