Manhattan's a pricey place, but you don't have to come home bankrupt.

We've scoped out cheap hangouts in the central suburb, and with new flights available for bargain prices, you'd be a fool to miss out. No one likes a fool.

Eat: Nom Wah Tea Parlour, Chinatown

If you don't have time to schlep over to Flushing in Queens for the real Chinatown, then get your fix in Manhattan. This institution has been knocking about since 1920 serving crispy and squidgy parcels of meat and prawn in a vintage-style tea room. Prices are cheap and portions chunky.

Drink: The Downstairs Bar, Andaz 5th Avenue

This bar is, you guessed it, down some stairs – of the uber-trendy Andaz 5th Avenue hotel, specifically. It comes with sultry lighting, sharing tables and well-heeled Manhattanites keen to de-stress after a hard day doing very important business things in the city.

You don't have to book a hotel in the distant 'burbs of New York to stay somewhere affordable in NYC

The cocktail list is extensive and won't upset your wallet, so try a few.

Stay: Airbnb, Theatre District

You don't have to book a hotel in the distant 'burbs of New York to stay somewhere affordable, not now Airbnb is rocking the city, anyway.

Juan's apartment is slap bang in Theatre District, meaning you're minutes from Times Square, the subway and Shake Shack's burgers (it's open 'til midnight, FYI). At under £100 a night including ensuite bathroom, you can't do much better for your dollar. Check it out on

Norwegian offers daily flights from £179 return; visit to book.