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Cheap accommodation for very large group in New York

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Cheap accommodation for very large group in New York

Hi,

besides hostels, are there any other variations for accommodation of a very large group (30 people) in New York?

sleeping on a floor could be an option, not sure if any schools rent out their gyms for such a purpose (this would be in July)

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1. Re: Cheap accommodation for very large group in New York

July 2012??!!

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what have you budgeted for this? What exact dates?

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3. Re: Cheap accommodation for very large group in New York

yes, July 2012 - 10th through 16th or so.

the average hostel seems to be about $60-$70/night. was just curious what other options there might be.

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and what is your budget?

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A bed in a dorm room in a hostel is less than $60-70/night but at this late date, the hostel most likely to have enough space, Hostelling International doesn't have room for your group. No sleeping on a floor is not an option. If the party is willing to split up, you might find multiple accommodation on airbandb.com

in hosted apartments but for 6 nights next month at the height of the summer season vacation, I doubt it.

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PS, contact the Wellington Hotel and see what they can offer. Also, the YMCA has hostels around the city. You might contact them.

ymcanyc.org/association/…westsiderooms

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7. Re: Cheap accommodation for very large group in New York

I am indeed aware of the various hostel options, but was thinking if there might not be an even more creative solution - i.e. renting out a school gymnasium.

it is a wacky idea, I know, but was curious if such an irrational plan has some basis in reality.

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While school gyms are sometimes used for emergency shelters, there are use restrictions that prevent schools from renting out their gyms as tourist accomodation. Also, their insurance wouldn't cover such use.

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The schools in NYC, by and large NYC Public Schools do not rent out their gymnasiums for groups to camp out in. There are a myriad of legal reasons why.

I do not know what religion you are, but maybe a Church of the same denomination has some floor space for you. ( and I am really stretching here) You are coming in less than a month and I think you are in big trouble!

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10. Re: Cheap accommodation for very large group in New York

How long have you known about this trip?

Seems like you waited a bit too long to book accomodations, eh?

I would try the church angle - might be fruitful.

Good luckl.