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The coolest Airbnbs in Brooklyn

Brooklyn's best Airbnbs offer a little luxury without the high price tag you'd typically fork out for a fancy hotel


Second to booking into one of NYC's most iconic hotels, the best way to authentically experience New York is in an uber-cool Airbnb (preferably one with skyline views). Not only that, but you'll also save a bit of cash by doing so, especially if you're looking to stay in Brooklyn, as homes on the other side of the East River are generally bigger and just a hop-skip away from all those top attractions the city that never sleeps has to offer.

So if you're after an awesome and unique place to stay in NYC, start with our list of the coolest Airbnb rentals in Brooklyn. From chic studios to artist lofts, we've picked out something to suit everyone. And we never fail to please.

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Best Brooklyn Airbnbs

The classic NYC loft in Williamsburg
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1. The classic NYC loft in Williamsburg

If you're looking for an authentic Airbnb in Brooklyn, this is the quintessential New York City apartment. From the exposed brick walls to the open-plan living space, this awesome loft has all you need to live out your NYC best life. Awesome amenities include 100" HDTV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a well-equipped kitchen, and a record player – perfect for evenings spent in front of the movie projector. The best part? This awesome loft is right by the waterfront. Enjoy. 

The garden apartment in Bushwick
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2. The garden apartment in Bushwick

This one-bedroom, ground-floor flat is a fantastic find in the heart of Bushwick. With a private back deck and yard, it's a perfect place to relax after exploring New York in the summer. Down the road, you have neighborhood bars and the L train, which will take you straight to the city. Inside, you've got wifi, a Bluetooth speaker, big smart TV, and a writer's corner – should you need to work a little on your trip. As for the interior design, the space is decorated tastefully, making it a calming urban oasis.

The Dutch-modern townhouse in Williamsburg
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3. The Dutch-modern townhouse in Williamsburg

This uber-cool townhouse is as trendy inside as its local area. Situated in the oh-so-hip neighborhood of East Williamsburg, you’re just a stone’s throw away from a number of great cafés, bars and restaurants. The house itself is designed with a Dutch-modern style, with bare-brick walls and pops of color (like the iconic orange couch). Different rooms have different color themes, and its complete with both a terrace and garden. 

The beer lovers haven in Bushwick
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4. The beer lovers haven in Bushwick

Beer fans, look no further than this. ‘The Taproom’ is designed to be as cool as its surrounding area. Bushwick is known for its ultra-trendy bars and eateries, as well as its galleries (and shopping ops). And if you’re looking for an Airbnb to show off to your friends about, this is the place, with velvet wallpaper and beer-themed art all over the walls, as well as colorful furnishings to make it truly unique. 

The entire duplex in Williamsburg
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5. The entire duplex in Williamsburg

Get the Williamsburg experience in this 1,000-square-foot duplex loft just steps from Domino Park. There are two floors and a private entrance straight into a charming open living space featuring a leather sectional sofa, TV, and Bluetooth soundbar, where you can indulge in all your favorite streaming services. The full kitchen is swanky, with all the mod-cons, while the upstairs has two bedrooms, for which there are two full bathrooms.

The arty sun-soaked loft with great views in Williamsburg
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6. The arty sun-soaked loft with great views in Williamsburg

If you’re looking to live out all of your main character dreams on your trip to Brooklyn, this is the place. This sun-drenched loft will have you Instagramming your well-lit morning coffee and watching the spectacular sunset through the windows six hours later. Situated at the heart of Williamsburg, it’s complete with huge potted plants and multicolor books lining the walls. This sleeps four, so you and your friends. can all live the dream. 

The Brooklyn brownstone in Bay Ridge
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7. The Brooklyn brownstone in Bay Ridge

Few things scream New York more than a classic brownstone. These architectural beauties are inherent in the history of the city and an absolute delight to stay in when they're done up as nicely as this Brooklyn four-bed. Split over two floors, there's plenty of space for a big family or group here (plus well-behaved dogs), with the added bonus of a backyard, washer/dryer, and separate, spacious dining room. Nearby you'll find a number of Bay Ridge restaurants, shops, and things to do, and you're only one train away from Manhattan.

The high-rise apartment near Boerum Hill
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8. The high-rise apartment near Boerum Hill

If you're looking for a modern one-bedroom, Reva can hook you up at her 21-story high-rise building near Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Cobble Hill. Inside, you'll have twinkling city views, an open layout, gorgeous natural light, and top-of-the-line finishes from Fisher & Paykel, Bosch, Grohe, and Kohler. You can also enjoy common areas, including a lounge, roof deck, and basement laundry. Manhattan also happens to be on your doorstep, along with Brooklyn of course. There's no TV here, but honestly, you're in New York – go and live your own TV show.

The funky apartment in Clinton Hill
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9. The funky apartment in Clinton Hill

Want to stay somewhere truly unique? This is one funky Clinton Hill apartment, with vibrant interiors and plenty of space, plus easy access to the AC subway line (which gets you into Manhattan in 20 minutes). The quiet garden-level brownstone apartment has a colorful bedroom and living room, with a bright kitchen that's a welcoming place to cook dinner. When you're in the mood to dine out, there's a plethora of trendy places to explore—you're in New York for goodness sake!

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