How To Save Money On Furnished Apartments In NYC

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There is no getting away from it. New York City is one of the coolest places on the planet. But getting to enjoy it in all it’s glory takes more than a few nights at a hotel. People will often talk about the cost associated with such a prestigious location, but with some forward planning and a little bit of research you can curate a fantastic break without breaking the bank. 

There are a few areas where you can save some serious cash, and NYC Apartments are one of them - believe it or not. But let’s take a look at all the ways you can make NY a dream vacation - for work or play - without a hefty price tag. 

Where 

Where you want to stay will make a big difference in how much you are likely to pay out on an apartment. It might be that you want to check out some specific areas of NYC and think that going somewhere around Midtown is your best option. And while that isn’t a bad idea, the chances are if you really want to experience New York in all its glory you’re better off getting a comfortable pair of shoes, and learning how to navigate the subway. 

A great example is if you stay in Long Island City you’re going to spends around $3000 for a fully furnished apartment, for a whole month. Immediately better value than any hotel you’re likely to find and more practical too. 

Booking 

The lead-in time on the reservation will make a difference too. The more time you give yourself to save up, the easier it is going to be to do it. You will likely find that apartments fluctuate in price depending on the season too. So think about what time of year you’d like to so, and why. You will have a variety of payments options also. Paying in full is the cheaper option for 9/10 cases but if it’s not feasible for you then make an allowance for a little extra added on top. 

Much like flights, as soon as you know when you want to go, where you want to go and what you want to see - secure your apartment. 

Think about what you need in an apartment. Most of the time WiFi and a decent view are top of the list. What square footage do you really need, do you need a pool? What about a gym? When it comes to the added extra, make sure you are booking what you need the most. 

Compare 

It would be in your best interest to compare a number of companies. After all with any big purchases, you want to get the best prices. In this case, you’re looking for the best prices, the most added extras, the best area and something to match the length of time you want to stay. 

Once you have a few places on your list, get in touch with them and see if there is a conversation to be had about prices or just get a general feel for the host. Most companies pride themselves on providing the best value to their customers and will be happy to help. 

Trim The Fat 

This one is pretty important. When it comes to staying in The Big Apple you might think that everything is going to cost a fortune, but actually, there is so much to do for free, or for a lot less than you think - the extra savings can go on the apartment (which is always worth it). 

The Top Free Attractions: 

• Times Square - it’s bright, busy and you’ll be hard pushed to find any movie or tv show based in New York that doesn’t show it off. 

• Statue of Liberty - Hop on the free Staten Island ferry and look at her for free from the outside. 

• Ditch the yellow cabs - Of course, the yellow cab is an attractive all on its own, but it’s going to cost you a pretty penny too. So where possible, use those walking shoes to get where you want to go. 

• Central Park - It’s massive, and there are loads to see and do for free 

• Markets - If you want to get a sense of the culture in any country heading to markets is one of the best ways to do it. 

Just walking around is an experience all on its own. From the sunrises that bounce across the water, to the city lights in the evening. 

Make use of the kitchen in your apartment. When you arrive head to a local deli, and then a grocery store to buy supplies and coffee. Every time you leave your apartment be sure to bring a snack and a refillable water bottle, so you don't spend small amounts that add up to big ones by the end of the day. 


I hope you enjoyed this blog post about how to save money on furnished apartments in New York City and not bust your budget.

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