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6 coolest Airbnbs in Brooklyn to visit right now

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.

🗽See our full guide to the best hotels in NYC 
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🛁 Find the best Airbnbs with hot tubs in New York

Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best Brooklyn Airbnbs

The garden apartment in Bushwick
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1. 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.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests. 
The mood? Hip and cozy. 
Location perks? This friendly neighbourhood is home to some of NY's best eateries, with a big Latin community and bustling art scene–a hotspot for street art murals.  
Budget range? Affordably priced per night. 

The Dutch-modern townhouse in Williamsburg
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2. 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. 

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps four guests. 
The mood? Bright and artsy. 
Location perks? This uber-cool designer pad is just a few blocks from the L line–be in Union Square in 10. 
Budget range? A luxurious vacation rental, well worth the price.   

The beer lovers haven in Bushwick
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3. 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. 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. 

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps eight guests. 
The mood? Vintage charmer. 
Location perks? Quite the character, this 19th-century townhouse is tucked away on a quiet side street not too far from Broadway giving you the best of both worlds. 
Budget range? Pretty decent for the Big Apple if you ask us. 

The entire duplex in Williamsburg
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4. 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.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps four guests. 
The mood? Chillout zone. 
Location perks? This comfy spot in will put you in good steed for hitting some of NYC's trendiest bars and restaurants. 
Budget? Decently priced for a trip with the buds. 

The Brooklyn brownstone in Bay Ridge
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5. 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.

Rooms? Four bedrooms. Sleeps six guests. 
The mood? Cozy and lush. 
Location perks? You'll love it for its local neighbourhood vibe, parks and peaceful waterfront. 
Budget range? An affordable steal.

The high-rise apartment near Boerum Hill
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6. 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.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.  
The mood? Fancy schmancy.
Location perks? It's all about enjoying a home-cooked meal and late-night convos on the roof deck. 
Budget range? A pricey one, but can you blame it for those views? 

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