Just average US traveling, not a hostel or foriegn, third world country, but I love travel any way I can get it. But, specifically United States, we stayed at a hotel called Value Place.
It was $169.00/Wk or $700/Month
For that price you could choose 2 double beds or 1 queen, bathroom, table and 2 chairs, kitchen - but it was like the top of a stove, microwave, fridge, sink and pantry, cable, internet and security doors, so no outside enterance, a laundramat down the hall. I really loved it. You could check out a vacuum for free if you wanted and they had maid service once a week.
All of that for about $24.00 a night for the week $22.00 a night if you paid for a month.