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The best Airbnbs in New York City

Experience Gotham in a Brooklyn brownstone or a West Village town house with these Airbnbs in New York.

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Dan Q Dao
Rhys Thomas

While there are more than enough fabulous hotels in New York, from trendy boutique hotels and historic accommodations to over-the-top luxury rooms, staying at an Airbnb in New York has become a popular option for visitors to the city. Whether you’re looking for a wallet-friendly option or you want to experience the city like a local, Airbnb has options for all your needs.

If you’ve never stayed in a New York apartment, now’s your chance. You can feel like a real New Yorker when you rent a tiny but cozy apartment up far too many flights of stairs. But it’s not all bad; staying in a New York Airbnb will let you get a feel for a particular neighborhood. Chat with neighbors rather than concierges, pick up late night cheap eats instead of room service, and immerse yourself in what it means to live in the city.

Check out these available Airbnbs, from Williamsburg to Long Island City, and get a good night’s sleep so you can explore all the best New York attractions and dine at the best restaurants in the city.

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The best Airbnb New York rentals

Staten Island may oft get the short end of the stick with visitors, but the fifth and forgotten borough is notable as a stronghold of the “real New York” and home of pristine beaches that are less crowded than those in Brooklyn. Not ideal for first-time visitors, this lovely, vintage-style home does cater to folks looking for a suburban environment that is a reasonable distance—roughly an hour—from downtown Manhattan. The rooms take up the upper floor of the house, which also includes a kitchenette and bathroom for guest use.

Manhattan’s East Village is known for being an artists’ neighbourhood, so why not crash in the home of an actual artist? Furnished with a mix of designer furniture and family antiques, the (characteristically small) railroad apartment comes with a sunny kitchen and private bedroom. Built in the 19th century mostly for immigrants, tenement homes like these are on the cozier side but offer authenticity and close proximity to some of the city’s best attractions and resturants.


Exposed beams and brick are on the wishlist of many a first-time New Yorker and visitors as well. You’ll get both here in this loft which straddles the border of Soho and Little Italy. Guests have access to the entire apartment, which includes a roomy living area, a kitchen with an eight-seat dining table and a bedroom with a king-size bed.

If you’re willing to spend, this one-bedroom unit will run you $2,000 a night. But the truly unique loft, which has exposed brick walls and a whopping 30 windows, is an incredible (and large) space with 360-degree views of multiple landmarks including the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge and East River. A common roof deck is the cherry on top.


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