The 5 Best Cheap Hotels in Brooklyn

Williamsburg in Brooklyn is always a hive of activity
Williamsburg in Brooklyn is always a hive of activity | © Peter Horree / Alamy Stock Photo
Home to attractions such as Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island and Smorgasburg, Brooklyn is the place to stay if you’re eager to explore beyond Manhattan. Many visitors overlook hotels in New York City’s most populous borough, mistakenly believing that the commute to Manhattan would take too long. But booking somewhere here could be a smart choice when it comes to saving money on accommodations. 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

Budget Hotel
Each room at EVEN Hotel Brooklyn comes with a fitness zone
Each room at EVEN Hotel Brooklyn comes with a fitness zone | Courtesy of EVEN Hotel Brooklyn / Expedia

EVEN Hotel, which is located within walking distance of both 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. Guests can cool off after their workout in luxury, spa-like showers. At night, the blackout shades encourage restful sleep.

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Aloft New York Brooklyn

Boutique Hotel
Aloft New York Brooklyn is close to Fort Greene Park
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Aloft New York Brooklyn is a pet-friendly hotel that’s just a short walk from Fort Greene Park, a favorite among locals during the spring and summer. Aloft’s guest rooms provide all the essentials for budget travelers — cushy beds fitted with pillow-top mattresses, a desk to work from, 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.

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New York Moore Hostel

Budget Hotel
The New York Moore Hostel offers both private and shared dorm rooms
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, which makes it a great starting point for travelers wanting to visit attractions in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. The New York Moore Hostel offers both private and shared dorm rooms, and each guest is provided with a locker to store their belongings. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building, and there’s a common room with free-to-use computers.

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Pod Brooklyn

Chain Hotel, Hotel
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Pod 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, so you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep. Travelers looking to unwind will love relaxing on one of Pod’s four seasonal rooftop terraces.

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BKLYN House Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel
The rooms at BKLYN House Hotel are designed to look like NYC loft apartments
The rooms at BKLYN House Hotel are designed to look like NYC loft apartments | Courtesy of BKLYN House Hotel / Expedia

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, which makes them feel ultra-modern and clean. Guests 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.

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These recommendations were updated on April 24, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.