The Best Cheap Hotels in Brooklyn, New York

Admire the sweeping views atop one of Pod Brooklyn’s four rooftop spaces
Admire the sweeping views atop one of Pod Brooklyn’s four rooftop spaces | Courtesy of Pod Brooklyn / Expedia
Photo of Claire Waggoner
29 October 2020

Home to attractions such as Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Bridge and Coney Island, Brooklyn is the place to stay if you’re eager to explore beyond Manhattan. While many visitors overlook hotels in New York City’s most populous borough, booking somewhere here could be a smart choice when it comes to saving money on accommodation. If you want to stay in the area but are traveling on a budget, here are the best cheap hotels in Brooklyn.

EVEN Hotel Brooklyn

EVEN Hotel, which is within walking distance of the Brooklyn Bridge and Barclays Center, is a big draw for wellness-minded travelers, with each room featuring a fitness zone and plenty of space to work out. You can cool off afterward in luxury, spa-like showers. At night, the blackout shades encourage a good night’s sleep.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Aloft New York Brooklyn

Aloft New York Brooklyn is a pet-friendly hotel that’s just a short walk from Fort Greene Park, a favorite among Brooklynites during the spring and summer. Aloft’s guest rooms provide all the essentials for budget travelers – cushy beds fitted with pillow-top mattresses, a work desk, walk-in showers and bath amenities by Bliss Spa. There’s even a 24/7 pantry in the hotel – perfect if you have a hankering for a late-night snack.

Everything you need to know

At a Glance

Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
In-room accessibility
Express check-out
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

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  • Pod Brooklyn

    Pod Brooklyn is a minimalist yet chic boutique budget hotel. Bunk beds and compact work desks seem to enlarge the rooms, and the picture windows provide abundant natural light. Each of the 249 rooms is outfitted with light dimmers, window shutters and personal climate control, guaranteeing a good night’s sleep. Travelers looking to unwind will love relaxing on one of the hotel’s four seasonal rooftop terraces.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    BKLYN House Hotel

    BKLYN House is Bushwick’s first boutique hotel, and each room is designed to look like an NYC loft apartment. The rooms have wood furnishings and are fairly minimal in design, making them feel ultra-modern and clean. You will love the pillow-top bedding on the platform queen beds, and the free continental breakfast makes this a convenient place to stay when you’re traveling on a budget.

    Everything you need to know

    At a Glance

    Free WiFi
    In-room accessibility
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Smoke-free property

    New York Moore Hostel

    Budget Hotel
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    The New York Moore Hostel offers both private and shared dorm rooms
    Courtesy of New York Moore Hostel / Expedia

    This luxury East Williamsburg hostel is a quick 15-minute subway ride away from Union Square, making it a great starting point if you want to visit attractions in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. The New York Moore Hostel offers both private and shared dorm rooms, and you’ll be provided with a locker to store your belongings. Wifi is available throughout the building, and there’s a common room with free-to-use computers.

    These recommendations were updated on October 29, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.