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The coolest Airbnb Brooklyn rentals you should check out

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

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
Rhys Thomas

Brooklyn Airbnbs might be the best way to authentically experience the borough these days if you're not staying at one of NYC's most iconic hotels, that is. Not only that, but you'll also save a bit of cash by staying in Brooklyn, as Airbnb homes on the other side of the East River are generally bigger and just a hop-skip away from the best New York attractions. So if you're looking for an awesome place to stay in NYC, start with our list of the coolest Airbnb stays in Brooklyn, from chic studios to artist lofts.

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Best Airbnb Brooklyn homes you can rent

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 a tenant lounge area with indoor and outdoor areas, the roof deck and the 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.

$249 per night.

Get the ultimate Brooklyn experience by staying in a historic brownstone with artistic decor, crackled stairways and quirky interior lines. The private room is furnished with a queen-sized bed and the shared areas, including a fully-stocked kitchen and a full bathroom, which is one of two in the home. All rooms in the house are named after the mathematical Mandelbrot set—the room you'd stay in is called “Dragon Valley” and it’s located on the third floor with a window facing the front patio and the street. It's just one block from the subway, which means it's as central as you could wish for (given the super reasonable price). You'll be in the heart of things in mere minutes! The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to enjoy an evening in if needed, or at least a lazy breakfast, recline in the lounge, there's a good rug that'll make you feel right at home. 

$90 per night.


Get the Williamsburg experience by staying in this 1,000-square-foot duplex loft just steps from Domino Park. It's two floors and has its own entrance from the street with an open living space, leather sectional sofa, a flatscreen TV and Bluetooth soundbar, access to streaming services, plants, a 7-foot stainless steel bar with a lifted banquet bench for eating and working and drinking. The full kitchen is swanky with granite counters and a Keurig coffee machine, and the upstairs loft bedroom has another work space/desk, a large clothing rack and cabinets for folded clothes. Its king-sized bed sits on an antique mahogany bed frame from the 1920s, which has a matching vanity. If you want to relax outside, there are to funk chairs and a small dresser to rest your drinks on.

$300 per night

Stay in one of Brooklyn's most beautiful neighborhoods at this totally renovated apartment in Boerum Hill/Cobble Hill Brooklyn. Stretch out in the queen-sized electric adjustable bed and if you have more people with you, they can sleep on a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room, which has huge windows and natural sunlight. There's also a full kitchen and a washer/dryer—how chic! 
$202 per night.

This *tiny* 150-square-foot guesthouse is for those really looking for a unique place to lay their head. It's full of  contemporary art and mid century furnishings, including a small desk and chair, a small kitchenette area with a microwave, fridge and basic kitchen supplies, a full memory foam bed with cotton linens and a privat ebathroom with a large shower with a 8-inch rain shower head. The tiny house shares an enclosed courtyard with the main house. Don't be fooled, the tiny house really is tiny, so the host recommends that only two people "who really like each other" can stay here. 

$129 per night

This apartment is decorated with "saucy art and vintage mid century swag, great for low maintenance travellers or a fun crash pad for friends having a night on the town," the host says. The clean, private room has its own entrance but shares a kitchen and bathroom with the host, who says they offer a perfect space for single travelers, fun, low-key couples and others looking to enjoy the nearby nightlife in a "non judgemental atmosphere where they can let their freak flag fly." It's also a 420-friendly but tobacco-free home, in case you're looking for that.
$84 per night

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