A New York Hotel Room For Under $100. Yeah, There's A Catch. It's not really hotel. It's a van, parked on the East River. But it's cheap.
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A New York Hotel Room For Under $100. Yeah, There's A Catch.

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A New York Hotel Room For Under $100. Yeah, There's A Catch.

A New York Hotel Room For Under $100. Yeah, There's A Catch.

A New York Hotel Room For Under $100. Yeah, There's A Catch.

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Remember that Chris Farley character from "Saturday Night Live?" The motivational speaker who lived in van down by the river.

Well, visitors to New York can now spend the night in a van down by the East River.

A listing on AirBnB is offering bed space in several vans in Long Island City.... ranging in price from $22 to $99.

The vans lack almost all amenities. One guest commented that "not being able to shower was definitely a negative ... seeing as New York isn't very clean."