Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA)-Columbia University
OCHA manages a Housing Registry which includes available rooms and apartments in non-Columbia-owned buildings and sublets of units in Columbia-managed housing. Prospective roommates can also post and search profiles on this site.
The following web sites have direct listings from owners of apartments with rooms or entire apartments to rent. The locations, availability and pricing vary considerably. Most of these web sites have minimal oversight, so “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware”.
Affinia – Suite Hotel
371 Seventh Avenue (32nd Street)
This is a hotel with suites; Prices vary throughout the year, but are approximately:
Studio $239/night (400 sf); One-bedroom $389/night (600 sf); Two-Bedroom $689/night (900 sf)
AFI Property Management NYC
1471 2nd Avenue (between 76th & 77th)
252 E. 77th Street
Fully-furnished studio, one and two bedroom apartments with amenities including wireless internet and cable TV. Prices are $3,000-$4850 with a 30 day minimum stay. Prices vary depending on length of stay and time of year.
See below for locations; functions like a hotel; Stays can be 30 days or per diem – per diem rate is much higher; 30 day stay starts at approx. $8,000.
Central Park, 42 West 58th Street, 1-888-aka-0150, (646) 744-3100
Times Square, 123 West 44th Street, 1-888-aka-0130, (212) 764-5700
Sutton Place, 330 East 56th Street, 1-888-aka-0140, (212) 752-8888
United Nations, 234 East 46th Street, 1-888-aka-0120, (646) 291-4200
Special discounted rates (10% off best available rate) to the Columbia community.
Contact Hande Demirkaya Kaplan, Sales Manager at 646-744-1216 or 212-764-5700.
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings; Fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum; Studio, one and two bedroom apartments; Prices are approximately from $3,000 – $9,000 for 30 days.
210 East 65th Street
Functions like a hotel; Fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum stay; Prices are: Junior Suites $8,320, One Bedroom $8,780-$12,820, Two Bedrooms $12,940 – $13,400, plus hotel taxes; Health club in building is included.
Churchill Corporate Services
Furnished apartments, hotels, and homes in New York City, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Housing is priced by night, week, or month and prices will vary depending on location and accomodation. Please check the website for information on each location.
Short to long term stays in locations throughout Manhattan, and the world.
East Village Apartments
32 East 3rd Street
Rates: $4000 + tax per night
150 West 51st Street (7th Avenue)
Fully-furnished studio, one and two bedroom apartments with amenities that include: wireless internet, local phone service, cable TV, housekeeping services, and 24-hour doorman and concierge. Prices are $2,800-$9,000/month with a 30 day minimum stay.
Fully-furnished apartments located throughout Manhattan for stays from 30 days up to one year. Cost varies depending on building type, size of apartment and location.
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings; Fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum in most cases; Studio, one and two bedroom apartments; Prices are approximately from $4,000 – $9,500 for 30 days.
310 E. 55th Street and 222 East 39th Street.
Fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum; studio, one, and two bedroom apartments; prices are approximately from $3,500 – $10,000 for 30 days.
306 West 94th Street
Low cost hotel rooms can be rented longer-term. Rooms are less than $100/night.
Variety of locations, sizes, prices, and availability of apartments in rental buildings; Variety of furnished apartments which may or may not include utilities, linens, etc; Real estate brokers – 15% of the annual rent as broker’s fee applies.
301 East 94th Street
The building has 108 apartments that were formerly condominiums. Studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments are available with pricing from $4,500-$13,000 monthly. Apartments can also be rented on a nightly basis, but hotel taxes will apply.
Marriott ExecuStay – Chelsea
160 West 24th Street (at 7th Ave.)
Fully furnished apartments, wireless Internet access, cable, full kitchen, dishes/cookware, and fitness center. 30-day minimum stay required.
Nectar Furnished Apartment
Various locations throughout Manhattan. Prices vary, but can range from $3,000-$15,000/month, depending on the size and location of the apartment.
New York Habitat
Variety of locations for furnished and unfurnished apartments and rooms in New York City. A three day minimum stay is required, but there is no maximum. Shared rooms start at $500 per month and apartments start at $1200 per month. There is a broker’s fee for all rentals.
(201) 706-1017 or (866) 570-9491
70 Greene Street
Jersey City, NJ
As an alternative to Manhattan prices, this building offers studio to three bedroom apartments with a nightly rate of $125 – $575, plus a $100 cleaning fee.
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings; fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum; studio, one and two bedroom apartments; Prices are approximately from $5,000 – $10,500 for 30 days.
The Phillips Club
155 West 66th Street
One location; luxury property; fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum;
Prices are: Studio $8,000-$9,000; one-bedroom $9,000-$16,000; Two-bedroom $16,500-$22,000, plus taxes; Off-site Reebok health club is included.
Premier Furnished Solutions
(212) 582-9791 or (888) 883-4888
Variety of locations with apartments in rental buildings; fully furnished apartments; 30 day minimum; studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments; Prices are approximately from $5,000 – $10,500 for 30 days.
Contact: Therese Riehle (212) 582-9791 x140
Radio City Apartments
142 West 49th Street (Between Ave. of the Americas and 7th Ave.)
(212) 730-0728 or (877) 921-9321
Apartments start at $150/night. Studios, 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments available.
Silver Suites Residences
Apartments are in two locations – Beekman Towers and Silver Towers – and range from studios to three-bedrooms. For more information, call 866.204.1185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay Local NYC
Fully furnished apartments located throughout Manhattan for stays from 30 days up to one year. Cost varies depending on building type, size of apartment and location.
Sutton Court Hotel Residences
417 East 57th Street (between First Avenue and Sutton Place)
(212) 935-3300 or contact Zenaida Cruz at (212) 708-6951
New luxury furnished studio suites, one bedroom suites and duplexes with king -size beds, queen-size sleeper sofas, 40” Flat Screen HD TV’s, full-size kitchen with stainless steel appliances, complimentary national, long distance, internet, and cable, and twice a month housekeeping. Building services include 24-hour doorman, 24-hour fitness center, residents’ lounge, business station and landscaped courtyard. Rates start at approx. $200/night. Minimum stay is 30 days.
Furnished apartments in Yonkers
66 Main & Metro 92
66 Main Street, Yonkers, NY, 10701
(all communities are on Main Street)
Contact: Landon Cole, Regional Property Director at 914-406-5984 email@example.com
It will take approximately 25 minutes to drive to Columbia and less than an hour door-to-door on Metro-North.
All apartments come with stackable washer and dryers. Some of the amenities included are: 24 hour fitness center, basketball court, community lounge with kitchen, movie room, rooftop deck overlooking the Yonkers skyline, Palisades and the Hudson River. At 66 Main most apartments come with indoor off street parking. Studios start at $1700; 1 bedrooms start at $2000; and 2 bedrooms start at $2750.
Institutional Guest Rooms within the Columbia Neighborhood
These rates do not include tax and are subject to change seasonally.
500 Riverside Drive (at West 122nd Street)
New York, NY 10027
11 guest rooms (maximum stay is 30 days)
Single/Double: $110-$140; Triple: $135-$145
1230 Amsterdam Avenue (at West 120th Street)
15 guest rooms, all with private bath. Rates are $120-$143. Call for details M-F.
Union Theological Seminary – Landmark Guest Rooms
3041 Broadway (at West 121st Street)
New York, NY 10027
25 Guest Rooms. Single/Double: $135 and up with private bath. Complimentary breakfast included M-F. Local calls are free.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodations
130 East 62nd Street
A historic brownstone on the Upper East Side, it is equipped with oriental rugs, cozy sitting areas, fireplaces and antiques. There is usually a four-night minimum and prices vary according to apartment size – $245-$865/night.
Abode Bed and Breakfast
PO Box 20022
New York, NY 10021
(212) 472-2000 or 800-835-8880
About 50 un-hosted apartments are represented in Manhattan. Usually a seven-night minimum and rates vary depending on the accommodation.
Affordable New York City
Locations all over the city
Price Range: $111 to $265 per night
Has B&B locations all over the city. Contact them through their website. They will then respond with pictures of an accommodation that meets your criteria.
MacDonough Street/Stuyvesant Heights
Brooklyn, NY (20 minutes from Manhattan)
Price Range: $182-$200 per night
An 1860s landmark mansion with 14-foot ceilings and ornate fireplaces. Located in a tree-lined community in the Stuyvesant Heights district-a neighborhood rich in culture.
All rooms include a private bath (some with Jacuzzis), secluded garden, glassed-in sun porch, shaded courtyard. Hearty Southern breakfast provided.
City Lights Bed and Breakfast and Short-Term Apartment Rental
There are several hundred rooms and apartments, both hosted and un-hosted, with a three-night minimum stay. All locations are in Manhattan, and prices will vary according to location and length of stay.
Colonial House Inn
318 West 22nd St (Between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue)
Price Range: $128 to $185 per night
Economy and standard rooms share baths, deluxe rooms have private bathrooms. Accommodations include continental breakfast.
Greenwich Village Habitue
Price Range: $245 per night
Private apartments available in a 1830’s Federal brownstone building in the historic West Village and Meatpacking District of New York City. A 4 night minimum stay is required – single or double occupancy ONLY. Antique filled apartments come complete with living room, dining alcove, sleeping alcove with queen size bed, kitchen and bath.
Harlem Bed & Breakfast
54 West 120th Street
Rooms have kitchenettes and a generous continental breakfast is provided.
Jumel Terrace Books B & B
426 West 160th Street
Nestled in Sugar Hill, this Victorian house overlooks the 1765 Morris-Jumel Mansion. It has a 500 sq. ft. one-bedroom suite with a full kitchen, bathroom, sitting room, and a large bedroom that starts at $300/night double occupancy.
Manhattan Lodgings, Inc.
70 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
There are a wide range of furnished, short-stay apartments in Manhattan, with a five-night minimum and prices that range from $90/night to $6,000+/month.
Mount Morris House
12 Mount Morris Park West (121st-122nd Streets)
This five-bedroom house in the Mount Morris Park Historic District dates back to 1888 and has doubles starting at $175/night, with a three night minimum.
There are a wide range of “home stay” apartments, shared apartments, furnished apartments, and also Sara’s Amsterdam Residence, which is located at 85th Street and Broadway (+/- $350/week).
Apartments can range from to $1,800 – $4,500 monthly
Sugar Hill Harlem Inn
460 West 141st Street and 408 Convent Avenue
Located in the landmarked district of Sugar Hill, this 1906 home has doubles starting at $125/night.
The Blue Porch Bed and Breakfast
15 De Koven Court
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Price Range: $125-$150 per night
Renovated accommodations on tree-lined cul-de-sac in Victorian Brooklyn and is three blocks to the subway. Includes generous Continental breakfast, music room with baby grand piano, wireless internet, clock/radio, TV/DVD, A/C, iron, and hair dryer in each room.
The Gracie Inn
502 East 81st Street
Price Range: $214 – $397 per night
(penthouse suite additional)
There are 13 apartments on 5 floors with elevator service. Provides a generous discount for long term guests. Complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your room each morning. All rooms have AC, Cable TV, WiFi Internet Access, CD/ Radio alarm clocks, safes and full private bathrooms, and daily maid service.
The International Cozy Inn
248 Lenox Avenue (122nd-123rd Streets)
646-248-1890 or 646-496-5268
All units come furnished with air conditioning, ceiling fans, a fully equipped modern kitchenette, an eating area inside rooms, coffee/ tea facilities, toasters, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, DVD player, WiFi, cable TV, hair dryers, private bathrooms, towels, bed linens, and laundry services. Breakfast is not provided and maid service is not available. Studio apartments are approximately $1,190-$1,500/month. Daily rates are $99-$145.
The Sofia Inn
288 Park Place
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (35 minutes from Manhattan)
Price Range: $157-$247per night
Rooms include cable TV, AC, elegant furnishings, antique fireplaces, and lovely brownstone woodwork. The semi-private bathroom is heated, and lit with a sky-light.
Apartment/Room Rental Websites
Dorm-Style / Hostel Accommodations
This type of accommodation usually has fully furnished private or shared rooms, shared bathrooms, and sometimes access to a kitchen. There is usually a maximum stay of 28 days.
3 East 3rd Dorm
3 East 3rd Street (Between Bowery and 2nd Avenue)
$250.00 per week and a $250.00 one week Security Deposit is required.
Average room sizes are 8’ x 14’, and are fully furnished with: Single Bed, closet, desk and chair, TV, wireless internet access (optional with minimal fee), air conditioner, vanity with hot and cold water, refrigerator. No cooking is allowed.
Shared bathrooms – there are two toilets and one shower on each floor. Only one person permitted per room. No exceptions.
American Dream Hostel
168 East 24th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue)
(212) 260- 9779
Dorm (up 4 people): $47.50/per night – 1 person
Private room (1 person): $75.00/per night
Private room (2 people): $95.00/per night
Private room (3 people): $135.00/per night
Must check our availability in advance by phone or email. Dormitory rooms are shared by up to four people per room and have a shared bathroom. Private rooms have a television, air conditioning in the summer, heater and a shared bathroom.
Jamaica YMCA (Central Queens YMCA)
89-25 Parsons Blvd.
Single rooms: $58/day or $332.01/wk. Student rate: $550/month when approved. $10 key deposit.
Communal showers, no cooking, access to gym. Student ID or proof of registration required. No maximum stay.
Central Park Inn
19 West 103rd Street (between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue)
Dorm: $34 – $55; Private: $89 – $135; Studio Apartment: $109 – $179
Shared bathrooms, includes linens, common kitchen area, dining room, TV room, internet facilities, and lockers provided.
Chelsea Center Hostel
313 West 29th Street (Between 8th & 9th Avenues)
Dorm room sleeps 6 – 8 people. Women only rooms can be requested. $35/ night.
Chelsea International Hostel
251 West 20th Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenue)
Dorm: $33.50 – $37; Private Room: $82
Shared cooking facilities, laundry, shared baths. Lockers available. Does not provide towels or locks for lockers. Must present passport.
Chelsea Star Hotel
300 W. 30th Street
Dormitory bed: $25.50 – $40 nightly plus tax; Single room: $79 – $119 nightly plus tax; Apartment suites: $249.00 nightly plus tax.
De Hirsch Residence
(Operated by the 92nd Street YM-YWCA)
1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street)
Single: $1,450 and up/month; Double: $1,150 and up/person/month
Minimum stay is 30 days and maximum is one year. Share baths and kitchens. Must apply a couple of months in advance. Fully furnished.
Educational Housing Services
Dormitory and single room accommodations in facilities located in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Rooms are rented by the semester to students and interns. Pricing and amenities vary according to location.
99 Messerole Ave, Brooklyn
(718) 389-3700 ext.13
Single rooms: $48-68/daily or $273/wk; Deluxe rooms: $68/day or $350/wk; Double rooms: $79/day or $413 weekly; Maximum stay is 28 days; $20 key deposit;
Deluxe rooms are avail; No cooking in rooms; Shared bath; Breakfast included; Men only.
180 West 135th Street (Between 7th Avenue and Lenox Avenue)
Private room $75, Doubles $100 per day (shared bath)
Doubles or Private Room with private bath $125 per day
Private Room: $220/week/seniors (65+), $250/week/students, $350 per week all others
Microwave available, linens provided. Maximum stay is 28 days.
891 Amsterdam Avenue (at 103rd Street)
Daily: $29-$35/day (HI members); $32-$38/day (non-members)
Includes linens and towels, shared kitchen and bath
International Student Center
38 West 88th Street (at Central Park West)
(212) 787-7706 or (212) 580-9283
Daily: $25-$35, varies by season
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance, or check possible availability the morning you want to stay; 2-week minimum stay. Provides linens, shared bath & kitchen, no lockers, but there is a safe.
Jazz on the Park
36 West 106th Street (between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue)
Nightly rates:$25-45 (dorm rooms) / $65- $200 (private rooms) Includes free breakfast, linens, housekeeping, in-room lockers, and free Wi-Fi in common areas. There is no kitchen but the Coffee Bar provides food for sale. Nightly organized events, parties, BBQs, and more.
Reservations can be made directly through the website.
Residence Hall @ Brooklyn College
1 Kenilworth Place
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Private and Double Occupancy; Pricing starts at $5125/per semester.
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224 East 47th Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Phone: (212) 912-2500; Fax: (212) 752-0210
Daily: $100-120 single/double occupancy/shared bath
Premium Rooms: $130-169
West Side YMCA
5 West 63rd Street (at Central Park West)
Phone: (917) 441-8800; Fax: (212) 875-4291
Single Rooms $92 and up; Double Rooms $102 and up; Single Rooms
w/ private bath $152 and up; Double Rooms w/ private bath$152 and up
Accommodations Run By Not-for-Profit Organizations
Rooms are usually private, furnished rooms with a shared bath. No cooking facilities but may have up to two meals provided. Usually require reservations a few months in advance.
The Brandon Residence for Women
340 West 85th Street
Phone: (212) 496-6901
Daily Rates: $80; Monthly rates range from $1,023 – $1,218
Shared bath, 2 meals per day. Housekeeping services. 24/7 Front Desk.
Centro Maria Residence
539 West 54th Street (Between 10th and 11th Avenues)
Phone: (212) 757-6989; Fax: (212) 307-5687
Single: $220/day Double: $195/day Triple: $185/day
Curfew 11:30pm. Breakfast and dinner included. $85 registration fee is non-refundable. Student rate available. Operated by the Religious Sisters of Mary Immaculate. Women only. Must be 18-29 years of age.
249 West 14th Street
Phone: (212) 242-8224; Fax: (212) 242-7233
Variable rates depending on the length of stay. Curfew. Breakfast and dinner included five days a week. Women only, must be between 18 – 30 years of age.
Jeanne D’Arc Residence
253 West 24th Street
Phone: (212) 989-5952
Monthly: $437 (shared)- $475 (single)
Long waiting list, call at the end of the month for an application. Prefer six month minimum stay. Women only.
165 East 88th Street
Phone: (212) 369-6647; Fax: (212) 987-5652
Daily: $70, Weekly: $220 (students), $230 (non-students)
Includes lunch or dinner M-F. Shared bath. Make reservations 3 months in advance. Maximum stay 3 months, need based exceptions made. Preference given to graduate or international students. Operated by the Catholic Kolping Society of New York. Men only.
Markle Evangeline Residence
123 West 13th Street
Phone: (212) 242-2400; Fax: (212) 229-2801
Nicely appointed and furnished single, double, and quad rooms with private baths. Rates from $1,210 to $1,820 per person per month. Women only. All rates subject to change. Minimum stay up to 3 months – (exceptions considered). Includes 2 meals of choice daily. Wifi included. Owned and operated by the Salvation Army.
432 West 20th street (Between 9th and 10th Avenues)
Phone: (212) 929-5790, Fax: (212) 924-0891
Breakfast and dinner included Monday through Friday. Curfew.
St. Joseph Immigrant Home
425 West 44th Street (9th-10th Avenues) and St. Agnes Residence at West 74th Street (Broadway-West End Avenue)
Provides affordable rooms for students and young professional women, between the ages of 18 and 50.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-246-5363 for reservations.
St. Mary’s Residence
225 East 72nd Street
Phone: (212) 249-6850, Fax: (212) 628-7019
Weekly: $215 (12 months or more), $245 (2 – 11 weeks). Shared bath. Four years maximum stay. No meals served. Kitchenette available. Laudry room on each floor. No smoking building. Women only.
The Webster Apartments
419 West 34th St. (bet. 9th & 10th Ave.)
$285/week Minimum stay: 4 weeks
$85/night – 3 day minimum (depending on availability).
Includes 2 meals/day. Shared bathrooms. No stereo after 11 PM. $50-security deposit.
No guests after midnight. Women only.