Because the cost of living in New York is higher than most US cities, please be prepared to pay more for hotels and other lodging. For example, an average 3-4 star hotel in NYC costs between $200 and $300 a night. We recommend guests budget between $750-1000 USD if they will be staying all 3 nights of the conference close to The New School (5th Avenue & 13th St,), however cheaper options are available if you stay slightly further out from campus. The map below shows area hotels (red icons ) nearby The New School: 63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003.

The list below includes various hotels with different lodging options in the area around the main conference venue at The New School, but there is no official conference hotel where most guests will be staying. For a complete listing of all possible hotels in the area, we suggest using Trip Advisor to compare hotel rates, location from campus and individual accommodation needs of guests.

Nearby Hotels

Located along the Hudson River in the famous Meatpacking District of Manhattan, this historical hotel offers a truly unique (and affordable) NY hotel experience for adventurous guests.

Located in the Lower East Side, this quaint hotel features old-world charm and a European style designed to attract international tourists from near and far. Prices are also reasonable.

Located on the edge of the historic Washington Square Park and the New York University (NYU) campus, and a few minute walk from The New School and the Union Square subway.

Hostels/Bed and Breakfast

One of the original and oldest NYC hostels located in the neighborhood of Chelsea. Surrounded by many bars, restaurants and shops, it’s just a quick walk or subway ride away from many NYC attractions.

This hostel/bed and breakfast a family owned business run by Lou Barretto, who wanted to create a place that was more than just another NYC hostel. Guests are welcomed with a warm and friendly atmosphere and offered comforts such as home-made breakfast, hot shower and clean bed (Hey, this is NYC after all).


For those who want to spend as little as possible and don’t care about amenities, New York has hundreds of YMCA locations with affordable rooms for travelers.

Short-Term Rentals

Love em or hate em, a lot of people use Airbnb. Just be sure to read the fine print and other customer reviews before booking anything.



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