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Bed & Breakfasts / Sublets / Roommates

  • Big Apple Lodgings - An online "bed & breakfast" registry and short-term apartment rental service. You can use a search engine to find an accommodation based on information you supply, including dates of arrival, preferred location and budget. You can view the apartment you want online and book reservations online.
  • New York Habitat - This is a clean, well-designed website for those looking for short and long-term furnished apartment rental options in NYC (and elsewhere). They also offer a roommate share service and Bed & Breakfast listings, and provide neighborhood information.
  • Rainbow Roommates - Roommate service for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and GBLT-friendly people. $50-$100 for a one month subscription to daily email updates of customized roommate listings of available shares.
  • Educational Housing Services - Site offers student housing in Brooklyn and Manhattan on a semester basis.
  • Urban Living - Easy-to-use site offers sublets throughout the city, searchable by neighborhood, price and available date. If you find an apartment through Urban Living, you will pay them a variable fee.
  • CraigsList - This peer-to-peer site can connect you to sublets and roommates, many without fees.
  • - This site offers a nationwide search of roommate situations, including criteria such as roommate gender and age, and neighborhood. Basic membership is free and premium membership packages vary in price.

Guest Rooms

  • 92nd St. Y - Typically offers double rooms, with access to heath club and other in-house facilities, on a monthly basis.
  • YMCA-NYC -The YMCA of Greater New York provides affordable, comfortable guest rooms for travelers at eight branches.
  • Hostelling International- N.Y.C. - Manhattan location of international hostelling organization attracts many international visitors to its affordable domitory-style lodging. Offers a variety of low-cost city activities.

Major Universities

  • Columbia University
  • City University of New York (CUNY)
  • The New School
  • New York University (NYU)
  • Pace University
  • Other Universities


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