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Any New Yorker here? (who has a place free for Christmas periode?)

Dear all,

I am looking for an accommodation possibility in New York during the Christmas periode up to new year this year for 2 persons. With very limited budget the hotels (and even hostels) are quite out of reach. I am wondering if there is someone here who has a friend or some sort who is probably coming back to Europe for Christmas holidays and thus has an apartment free? I know maybe I should have posted in a forum for NY and not CH.... but who knows what my luck is. Please just send me a PM if you have experience about finding a budget accommodation for travellers to New York. Thanks a million.
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Re: Any New Yorker here? (who has a place free for Christmas periode?)

You might also try Craigslist in NYC for posting. That site has tremendous volume
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Re: Any New Yorker here? (who has a place free for Christmas periode?)

Another option is Couch Surfing ... never tried it myself but read a lot about it.
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Another option is Couch Surfing ... never tried it myself but read a lot about it.
Couchsurfing has a specific thread for house exchange arrangements. I can imagine that Switzerland could be a popular place for people to work the other end of the exchange.
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Re: Any New Yorker here? (who has a place free for Christmas periode?)

Use airbnb.com
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Re: Any New Yorker here? (who has a place free for Christmas periode?)

dear all,

thanks to the advice of airbnb now I am trying it and have several options here. Could anyone please advise me about the location if it is suitable for tourists:

23rd St, Union City, NJ 07087

St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10033

Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Seaman Ave, New York, NY 10034

I know I can use googlemaps to see the distance from Times Square etc. But I would appreciate any advice from someone living in New York on the best location for tourist. Thanks everyone!
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Re: Any New Yorker here? (who has a place free for Christmas periode?)

If I was going to see New York, I really wouldn't stay in New Jersey. If you're in the city all day, or going out at night, you'd have to take a train (NJ transit or the PATH) to get back to where you are staying. (Although looking at your NY addresses, the NJ addresses are much much closer!)

You don't have any other options closer to downtown/midtown? Or maybe take a look in Brooklyn? There are subway links from Manhattan into Brooklyn.
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If I was going to see New York, I really wouldn't stay in New Jersey. If you're in the city all day, or going out at night, you'd have to take a train (NJ transit or the PATH) to get back to where you are staying. (Although looking at your NY addresses, the NJ addresses are much much closer!)

You don't have any other options closer to downtown/midtown? Or maybe take a look in Brooklyn? There are subway links from Manhattan into Brooklyn.
Yes, the New Jersey one like the one in Grove St. is directly located near the PATH train route to New York and one just needs like 10 mins to get into Manhattan?

Wheares the one at St. Nicholas Avenue (135 St.)...it needs like 20 mins to get into downtown?

Has anyone experience with PATH train from New Jersey? Is the train running frequently? Would you choose that than a long commute with metro within Manhattan itself?

I got these 4 positive replies and thought to make a choice from them as they are either in Manhattan or New Jersey. But as it would be my first trip to New York and I am really used to the train travel in Europe which is mostly painless, I thought to gather more info here as the dimensions in the States are, as we know, larger...
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Re: Any New Yorker here? (who has a place free for Christmas periode?)

Ok I did my own research (because I was curious as well, and didn't want to give wrong information!) I was suggesting staying in NYC because I wasn't sure how the NYC metro card worked with NJ Transit or PATH. And you said you were tight with money, so paying for 2 types of transit (train + subway/bus) might not be worth it.

http://www.mta.info/metrocard/where_accept.htm The metro card works with the PATH as well, so the Jersey City might be a good option. I would definitely take a shorter trip from NJ, then stay all the way north for those other options.

BTW, I've actually only stayed in NYC once, most of my trips were day/night trips coming from NJ or Long Island by train, so this is probably the extent of the advice I can give you
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Re: Any New Yorker here? (who has a place free for Christmas periode?)

http://www.9flats.com/om/newyork?gcl...FQVf3godMDgASw
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Ok I did my own research (because I was curious as well, and didn't want to give wrong information!) I was suggesting staying in NYC because I wasn't sure how the NYC metro card worked with NJ Transit or PATH. And you said you were tight with money, so paying for 2 types of transit (train + subway/bus) might not be worth it.

http://www.mta.info/metrocard/where_accept.htm The metro card works with the PATH as well, so the Jersey City might be a good option. I would definitely take a shorter trip from NJ, then stay all the way north for those other options.

BTW, I've actually only stayed in NYC once, most of my trips were day/night trips coming from NJ or Long Island by train, so this is probably the extent of the advice I can give you
Thanks...well, I think the train is just 2 USD per way and I can still manage even with further metro cost in Manhattan. I am just wondering if there is much touristic things to do at the north of Manhattan that can justify a stay there? Else I would really prefer the New Jersey option...need to research more about the PATH train service. Is safety something to consider whether to choose NJ or north Manhattan?
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Re: Any New Yorker here? (who has a place free for Christmas periode?)

my 2 pence is to stay in manhattan, its a PITA going to NJ and back each day. did you get my tip?
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