New York City is one of those cities where space is so precious that it is more expensive than anything else. To find a room in New York that is cheap and affordable is like trying to find a free flowing tap in the middle of a desert. Thus, the idea of pod hotels is slowly entering the minds of hoteliers and many lodgers in the New York City area have taken the plunge to offer these ultra tiny and cramped rooms.
These small, yet functional and affordable rooms could just be what cash strapped tourists need when they are travelling in big cities. The Jane, a tiny red-brick hotel overlooking the Hudson River in West Village offers 150 rooms in just about an area of 50 Square feet. The “rooms” resemble boat cabins and large mirrors help ward off feelings of claustrophobia.
A room in New York averages 260 dollars per night and you could get one of these bunk beds for 100 dollars a night. Pod Hotel, which opened in 2007 offers 345 rooms with sizes of 85 to 130 feet squared (eight to 12 meters squared) for 89 to 169 dollars a night.