Cheap Manhattan Hotels from $25 per Night

Some of the BEST discount NYC Hotels are located in central Manhattan and start at $25 per night. These accommodations are open to public, but are not always listed on generic hotel travel websites or they may be listed as ‘specialty lodging.’ While you may have to compromise to stay in one of these hotels, like a shared bathroom, no television or elevator, you cannot beat the prices for these locations.

These cheap hotels are open to various groups, such as military, religious, non profits and other specialized NYC Visitors and they are some of the best NYC hotels you’ve never heard of…

Please note many of these small specialty houses closed during the pandemic, so please feel free to review our Cheap NYC Hotels.

Seafarers & International House

Seafarers & International House NYC

"Since October 1, 2021, Seafarers International House is headquartered in a temporary home, a floor at The Markle Residence run by the Salvation Army, complete with 10 guestrooms and offices. We are continuing our robust ship visiting, faithful advocacy for our mission recipients and housing of seafarers and asylees."

“We are a Lutheran mission for seafarers and sojourners.”

“Our 84-room guesthouse is located at the corner of East 15th Street and Irving Place in Manhattan (on the same block as your very own NYC Insider, so you KNOW it’s a great location). The mission has come full circle to serve seafarers and asylum seekers, drawing upon a long tradition of hospitality and service among the Swedish and German peoples, extending to people of all nationalities, cultures and faiths.”

123 E. 15th St., New York City, NY 10003 (Gramercy Park)
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Penington Friends House

Penington Friends House

Penington Friends House is generally for long term residency, but occasionally has 1-3 month options available. This adorable brownstone is RIGHT across from my apartment and the only reason I know it exists is watching all the people go in and out with luggage all the time. It’s hardly listed anywhere online but it is a little gem in NYC and just down the street from the Seafarers & International House.

215 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003 (Gramercy)
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Leo House

Leo House NYC

“A Catholic Guest House for Travelers”

“The Leo House is a quiet Christian Guesthouse with an old world charm. We provide hospitality to travelers of all religions, both foreign and domestic. The dedicated staff includes the Sisters of St Agnes and Lay personnel. We offer single and double rooms with private or shared baths (all rooms have a wash basin and toilet).”

332 West 23rd St, New York City, NY 10011-2289
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Menno House

Menno House NYC

Menno House is a 19th-century townhouse owned by the Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship (MMF), a residence for church volunteers, students and employees of local non-profits

314 E 19th Street, New York City, NY 10003 (Gramercy Park)
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CLOSED – NYC Soldiers Sailors Marines Club

NYC Soldiers Sailors Marines Club 
Reserved for Military Personnel and their eligible dependents and spouses.

If you fall into these categories: Military Personnel of the United States and its Allies (Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, Veterans and Cadets, and members of the Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Services), you can stay in one of the best discount NYC hotels, in a GREAT location for rates ranging from $65 (per person per night) to $160 for a VIP Room. Please note, this is more like a B&B or Hostel than a hotel, but it is a very inexpensive place to stay if you fit their criteria.

If traveling with a mixed party, where not everyone can stay at the SSMAC Club, then just next door is the Shelburne NYC, which has great burgers at their restaurant, Rare, and killer rooftop views from their Rare View Rooftop Lounge.

283 Lexington Avenue (36th/37th, Murray Hill)
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CLOSED – Alma Mathews House

Alma Mathews House NYC

Dedicated to Christian hospitality, Alma Mathews House, located in Greenwich Village, is a first-class, inexpensive option for visitors from non-profit organizations looking for a place to stay or meet in New York City.

275 West 11th Street, New York City, NY 10014 (West Village)

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