I want to find a cheap place to stay until I find a job and can afford a small apartment. I was considering a hostel but my initial research made them look expensive.
From cheap to the expensive:
1. Dormitorium in a hostel
2. Private room in a hostel
3. https://www.airbnb.com/ - shared room or private room
4. https://www.airbnb.com/ - apartment
5. A hotel
If you have no time to do the research by yourself go to http://happystayapp.com/ and ask for help.
If you have enough time to mess with searching hotels for price you need try https://www.hipmunk.com/ or https://www.kayak.com/
ps: I'd expect at least $40 per night for a private or shared Airbnb room. over 2 years agoAnswered by Muriel via WorldNomads.com