do you have the dates set? I used to house CAers because i'm all trusting and all. I'd offer my couch, but November looks like a busy month for me. I'm never home anyways. And i may be going out of town around Thanksgiving time (nov 24th-28th)
you can try a Hostel. Emily G stayed at a hostel not too far from me on the Upper West Side. She did say it was kinda a rat-hole, but it was also $35 a night.
A friend of mine stayed at a Hostel around times square at $45 per night, and it didn't look too bad.