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The coolest Airbnbs in New York City

Stay in a modern Manhattan apartment, chic Brooklyn brownstone or another one of the best Airbnbs in New York City

Written by
Shaye Weaver
Dana Varinsky
Annalise Mantz
Rhys Thomas

For someplace to stay with a little more character than the typical hotel, book one of the best Airbnbs in New York City. This list includes something for every budget and neighborhood, from Brooklyn Airbnbs to modern Manhattan apartments. Not to mention every sense of style, ranging from sleek minimalism to boho chic to mid-century modern. Whether you’re a first-time visitor coming to town to see all the top New York attractions or a lifelong city dweller in need of a relaxing staycation, one of the coolest Airbnbs in New York City would make an ideal crashpad.

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Best Airbnbs in New York

You want a bit of room to breathe in the city? This gorgeous Howard Beach spot will give you plenty of that, with some beautiful views out across the water. You're just five minutes from the subway and around 15 minutes from Rockaway Beach, which you'll definitely want to check out. But really, just look at it! Lovely. $220 per night.


Stay in the heart of Brooklyn on a tree-lined street with small shops and cafes. Filled with plants and items from around the world, the one-bedroom apartment is charming with exposed brick walls, custom light fixtures and artwork throughout. The historical charm of the building is modernized with up-to-date finishes in the kitchen and bathroom. It even has a washer-dryer in-unit! Now, that's something! $150 per night.

The East Village is one of the most exciting neighborhoods in NYC—restaurants, bars, music venues, general buzz—it's all here. This charming and eclectic condo is close to the L line subway so you can jump on that for further exploration of the city but really, you might as well just dig right into this part of town. $195 per night.


Need a clean, spacious and pretty place to stay in Manhattan? This Washington Heights apartment is the answer—it has an eat-in kitchen, a big living room as well as air purification, mood lighting throughout, and an air mattress in the second bedroom for additional guests. It's also surrounded by beautiful buildings and a quick walk to the subway. $205 per night.

It may be a basement studio, but it's light, airy and classic. Set on a tree-lined street in Bedford Stuyvesant, this apartment still has its original Victorian fittings and Victorian bohemian furnishings to match. It has a private garden you can use (and share with the owner) and it's just a 20-minute subway ride to Manhattan. $149 per night.


Comfy and cozy in Bushwick, this studio duplex located on the 3rd floor of a small walk-up building is perfect for those looking for a private space to stay and possibly work or study. There's a kitchenette perfect to prepare small meals and snacks, a separate office space, high-speed internet and it's safe and located near the subway. Plus, its decor is pretty cool. $126 per night.

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