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Old 05-26-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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Sleep on a bench in central park. Free of charge.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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New York City JFK Airport | Reviews and Guide
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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Aside from couch surfing, you can catch the bus to the subway, head in to Manhattan and stay at a hostel for around $40 a night, that is the cheapest route I have found. You just have to allow time for commuting, so you won't get that much sleep, but it is do able.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Aside from couch surfing, you can catch the bus to the subway, head in to Manhattan and stay at a hostel for around $40 a night, that is the cheapest route I have found. You just have to allow time for commuting, so you won't get that much sleep, but it is do able.
Agreed. Aside from crashing on a couch for a night the only other places you can sleep for free would be in those not meant as an accommodation for people. Spring the $40 for a hostel. Do you really want to sleep out in the open and vulnerable like that to save a few bucks?
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Will be flying to LA from Europe next month and I have a nightly stop-over at JFK. I'm wondering if there's any place close to the airport where I can find a place to sleep (for a maximum charge of $20).
Maybe there's a YMCA or a place for homeless people where I can find a bed?

Don't care too much, just wanna get away from the crowds at the airport.

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A shelter isn't realistic at all. You'll need to be processed into a shelter and I'm fairly sure the staff will recognize quickly that you aren't really homeless and are just looking for a place to crash. Anyway, the shelters are filled with mentally I'll, drug addicted people and they are not pleasant places.

But hey, if you think we're all just close minded then by all means try out a shelter and prove us wrong. If I were in your situation though I'd just sleep at the airport. Parts of JFK are fairly dead at night and I've seen many people sleeping there.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Upstate New York
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The original poster hasn't posted to this thread in three days. It's a good bet we're talking to ourselves here.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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The original poster hasn't posted to this thread in three days. It's a good bet we're talking to ourselves here.
Yes. Hope he/she made it safely to where they were going.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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He or she may be back they said they were traveling in about a month.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:36 AM
 
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Yeah I'm back, I've read all of your posts and I'm thanking you for taking the time to answer.
It sounds like it'll be fine to sleep at JFK, so that's probably what I'm going to do.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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LOL. to take the airtrain and subway to and from the airport is 14.50. you dont have a chance unless you literally sleep on the street or subway
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