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15 Best Airbnbs in New York City, NY

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People dream of the chance to visit New York City, easily one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. When you visit this incredible metropolis, the right accommodations will make sightseeing easier and enhance your experience, and that’s what Airbnb is all about. Whether they provide a local perspective on an area or blow your mind with their style, the best Airbnbs in New York City are sure to transform your visit.

To help with your trip to the city, we’ve curated this list of excellent New York City Airbnbs for you to consider. We selected each Airbnb on this list for its stellar ratings, value, and superhost status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb terms, superhosts are owners with proven records of providing quality accommodation and looking after their guests. This way, you can be confident that where you’re staying is worth your money and will add to your experience.

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The Notorious B.N.B. { The Wallace }

There’s no doubt that this historic Brooklyn mansion is among the very best New York City Airbnbs out there. Located in the relaxed and friendly neighborhood of Clinton Hill, you’ll be in a great place to explore Brooklyn and just a short subway ride from Manhattan.

While you’ll be sharing this magnificent brownstone with other guests, you’ll have the top floor all to yourself. The mansion’s striking blend of vintage and modern decor and art is present throughout the house. This suite, known as “The Wallace”, features two bedrooms with luxury bedding. One with a king bed and the other with a queen. This makes the suite ideal for a couples getaway.

Superhost Jesse is available to help guests should they need it, and provides a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. And while there is no elevator or television, this Brooklyn Airbnb features plenty of amenities; from Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, to laundry facilities and use of the shared kitchen.

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Boho-Chic Studio in Manhattan

Those seeking to rent an apartment in New York City for their vacation that has plenty of style will love this boho-chic studio. You’ll be staying in the Manhattan neighborhood of Kips Bay, which is a great location for sightseeing and just a short walk from the iconic Flatiron Building.

This loft-like studio apartment inside a historic brownstone needs to be seen to be believed. Its decor is both eclectic and inviting, so you’ll easily feel cozy and at home here. With just one queen bed, the apartment is best for couples and solo guests. It’s definitely one of the more romantic Airbnbs in New York City, with its clawfoot bathtub by the fireplace in the living area.

The apartment also has a dining nook and kitchenette – but superhost Clara provides breakfast, so that’s one meal you don’t have to make. The various conveniences include Wi-Fi, TV, and heating or air conditioning – not to mention that the apartment is up just one flight of stairs, making it easy to reach.

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Cottage by the Water

Not every New York Airbnb is necessarily found deep in the heart of the city, as proven by this lovely cottage out in Howard Beach. Sitting close to the beach, on the edge of Queens near Jamaica Bay, it will almost feel like you’re no longer in NYC. Getting to the city is pretty easy though with great connections for the subway and the JFK AirTrain.

At this sleek and spacious cottage, you can comfortably sleep up to four guests. The master bedroom offers a queen bed, while the second room features two singles, suiting both romantic and family getaways. You’ll also have a large lounge area, nice dining room, and outdoor porch overlooking the water, meaning you have ample space for people to spread out.

A well equipped kitchen, with a large stove top and refrigerator mean preparing your own meals won’t be a problem. Around the corner from the kitchen is a washer and dryer, meaning you can also take care of laundry. Besides a huge TV with Netflix and Wi-Fi, there’s also a cupboard full of board games to keep you entertained.

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Historic and Quiet 2 Bedroom w/ Backyard

Few vacation apartments for rent in New York City will feel like home as quickly as this lovely apartment in Ridgewood, Queens. Set within a historic family home in a quiet residential area, this NYC Airbnb takes all the stress out of staying in the city, thanks to the surrounding cafes, bookstores, and outdoor bars.

Restored by attentive superhost Andrew, the apartment has a modern and light feel to it thanks to nice bay windows and a cozy little sunroom. On the whole though, there’s plenty of space, and its two bedrooms means it can easily fit four guests. Both bedrooms feature a queen bed, with the main difference being that the second bedroom is separated from the living area by a curtain.

The apartment comes with a clean, modern kitchen with a stove, microwave, and dishwasher. There’s also a nice office space for catching up on work, not to mention the backyard garden that’s shared with Andrew. Among its many amenities that include Wi-Fi, heating, and air-conditioning, perhaps the only thing missing is a TV.

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The Artist’s Experience

This is without question one of the best Airbnbs in NYC in terms of value for money and connections with the city. Not only are you staying in Hell’s Kitchen, which is in the heart of the city and is full of affordable restaurants and nightlife, you have a born and bred New Yorker in superhost Jeffrey, as your guide. And despite its midtown location, the apartment is surprisingly quiet, ensuring a good night’s sleep.

Staying here, you have a small private room in this artistic shared apartment. While the big and comfortable double bed takes up much of your room, you also have access to common areas like the kitchen, art workshop, and shared bathroom. You’ll also have the chance to share breakfast with your host Jeffrey as he prepares it for you each morning in the bright and spacious kitchen.

Even though the apartment has a strong vintage feel to it, it’s not without modern conveniences. Guests have access to Wi-Fi and the apartment comes with air-conditioning, which is welcome during summer.

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Spacious Room in East Village Architect’s Home

If you want to see what New York’s local life is like, this is the Airbnb in NYC for you. This private room puts you squarely in the diverse and entertaining East Village, and you get access to the local knowledge and hospitality of superhost Sne. You’ll find any number of places to eat around the apartment, as well as hints of New York’s old-school punk scene.

You’ll be staying in a large room that can sleep up to three people, providing a queen bed and an optional air mattress. The apartment is bright and clean, with windows facing a quiet rear courtyard. You have access to the shared living room, bathroom, and kitchen, so you can cook if you like. Sne encourages you to feel at home, letting you freely use the apartment’s Wi-Fi and cable TV.

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Manhattan Lux Loft.Like.Love.Lots.Look!

When talking about the best Airbnb rentals in New York City, there’s no way this gorgeous loft apartment isn’t in the mix. Located in Downtown Manhattan, it doesn’t get more central than this, with Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Downtown Brooklyn all easily explored from here.

At this luxurious Manhattan Airbnb, you won’t believe how much space you have available to you. While it is shared with superhost Carol, there’s a lot of privacy since guests stay on the other side of the apartment. Guests have a private bedroom with a large queen bed, but the sofa bed and air mattresses can be made up to sleep groups of up to five. As part of this, guests have their own private bathroom and flat screen TV with Netflix and Amazon in their room.

Of course, there are also common areas in this massive apartment, starting with the living room, dining room, kitchen, and even a secluded terrace balcony outside. The open concept kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, meaning you can cook meals and enjoy coffee in the morning. Although there are so many more amenities, one important one is the elevator, which will save you climbing all those stairs.

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Private Studio

It’s hard to find a good cheap Airbnb in New York City which is why this fantastic studio apartment is such a godsend. Found in the trendy neighborhood of Bushwick, this part of Brooklyn is great if you like street art, diverse dining options, and artisanal coffee. But also this apartment is so affordable that you won’t mind taking the subway to get into Manhattan.

Being a studio apartment with just a double bed, this Airbnb is best suited to solo travelers or couples. However, there is also a comfortable spare twin size mattress if you need. The apartment has its own private bathroom, but just a refrigerator and microwave instead of a kitchenette.

What this studio lacks in size, it makes up for in value and convenience. The room comes pre-stocked with some basic groceries, like coffee, tea, oatmeal, and bagels, to make mornings easier. There’s also self-check in here, making your arrival more flexible and streamlined. Other amenities include cable TV, Wi-Fi, heating, and air-conditioning.

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Chic Designer Home Guest Studio

This is another cute studio that’s great value for money if you’re looking for affordable vacation rentals in New York City. Found in the residential neighborhood of Forest Hills in Queens, this is a safe and convenient part of the city which is particularly close to factory outlets and two major shopping centers. 

Thanks to its small size, this Airbnb is ideal for tourists who don’t plan on spending much time in their accommodation or don’t need much space. The studio features one full-sized bed that makes this place best suited to couples. Despite the limited space, there’s also a small living area with a couch and coffee table for you to watch the 4K TV or read a book.

Unlike some studios this size, this apartment does come with its own kitchenette. In the kitchenette you’ll find a fridge, microwave, and portable cooktop to prepare meals with, as well as some complimentary drinks and snacks. Other modern conveniences include access to free laundry facilities – provided by superhost Maggie who lives upstairs, self-check in, and Wi-Fi.

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Private Basement Apartment

New York is a famously expensive destination, so affordable accommodations like this apartment are valuable finds. Here in the multicultural Queens neighborhood of North Corona, you’ll be close to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the subway to get into Manhattan.

What’s incredible about this basement apartment is how spacious and comfortable it is for the price. You’ll have two separate bedrooms, both with queen beds, plus a sofa bed, so it can sleep up to five guests. Between the bedrooms is a living room and dining area, giving you space to hang out as a group.

Superhost Fernando and his wife live in the building, which explains the relaxed, familiar style of the apartment. It also means you can benefit from their local knowledge and warm hospitality during your stay. Other amenities here include laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a fridge and microwave.

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Private+Cozy Room w/ Superhost

Amid the many contenders for best New York Airbnb is this private room in the shared apartment of superhost Grace. Situated in the colorful and cool neighborhood of Bushwick, it’s another well located Airbnb in Brooklyn. Close to the apartment is a nice selection of restaurants, bars, and cafes, as well as several subway stops.

Within this clean and cozy shared home, you’ll have a private room that enjoys a lot of natural sunlight. While the double bed comfortably fits two, there’s also an air mattress if you have a third travel companion. Guests have shared access to the other spaces in the apartment, besides of course the other bedroom. The building also has roof access if you want some fresh air to watch the sunset.

The apartment does come with one other resident, Grace’s friendly white Maltese dog, Mikan. Other things to keep you entertained include the TV with Netflix, Hulu, and a Wii U in your room, as well as Wi-Fi. Finally, it’s also possible to arrange self-check in to make your arrival smoother.

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“The Manhattan Oasis” Penthouse & Private Terrace

With this penthouse apartment you may well have one of the best NYC Airbnb locations possible. This is because, not only are you located in the vibrant, lively East Village, but you have fantastic views of Manhattan from your private rooftop terrace. It makes this Airbnb the perfect retreat after a day out sightseeing.

In this chic and carefully designed penthouse apartment, you’re able to properly sleep up to three guests. That’s thanks to the queen bed in the bedroom and the sofa bed in the living room. Unlike similar New York apartments, this loft is also big enough that it comes with its own kitchen, complete with a stove, fridge, and microwave.

One of the unique aspects of this apartment is its special guest experiences. For a fee, the outdoor bed on the terrace can be made up and the space can even be converted into a rooftop cinema, complete with a movie projector. Other basic amenities are Wi-Fi and laundry facilities.

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Beautiful Lower East Side 1 Bedroom Loft

Those wanting to stay in a true New York loft won’t be able to resist this beautiful Manhattan apartment. Found in the eclectic Lower East Side, guests will be close to some of the best restaurants in the city, as well as handy public transport connections.

While the loft can sleep up to four guests, it’s design with just one bedroom is more aimed at couples and business travelers. This is because while the bedroom offers a queen bed, other guests will have to use a floor mattress. And since this loft is only available for long term guests staying longer than a month, that might be too long for a floor mattress. 

That said, you won’t find staying in this apartment a month difficult at all. It comes with a fully-equipped kitchen with a range cooktop, breakfast bar, and dining table. There’s also a living area with great big windows and a modern bathroom. For your comfort there’s heating and air-conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi, and access to laundry facilities.

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Cozy Chateau Among the Treetops

This charming apartment is another Airbnb in the popular East Village, giving you exciting surroundings to explore each day. This part of New York is known for its cocktail lounges, relaxed cafes, and trendy restaurants, so you’ll have everything you need within reach.

This small studio apartment looks more like something you’d find in Europe rather than New York City, evoking French style with its furniture, layout, and art. Its size best suits couples and solo travelers; however, with a sofa bed as well as a queen bed, it can sleep up to three. 

The apartment feels quite cozy rather than compact, thanks to the indoor fireplace and the leafy trees out the windows. Besides the bedroom and living area, there’s a work desk and a small kitchen with a stove, oven, and refrigerator. The studio also enjoys modern conveniences like high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV, and Netflix.

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Romantic Rooftop 360 NYC Views + Deck

How many short term apartment rentals in New York City can boast a view as good as the one you get from this studio? From this rooftop apartment you’re treated to superb views of Brooklyn and its skyline, which is particularly magical come sunset. And even though the studio is surrounded by windows, black-out curtains mean you won’t be woken up if you don’t want to be.

This studio apartment is situated in the cool and lively neighborhood of Boerum Hill, so you’re in a perfect spot to explore the best of Brooklyn, or catch the subway into Manhattan. Located on the top floor of a brownstone walk-up, the studio opens out onto the roof deck shared with the rest of the building.

It’s important to understand that this studio apartment is quite cozy, and can handle at most two guests. Inside it has a double bed with a hotel quality mattress, air-conditioning, and hardwood floors featuring in-floor heating. There is a private bathroom, but only a coffee machine and mini-fridge – not a full kitchen. Other perks include keyless check-in, Wi-Fi, and a TV with Netflix and Hulu.

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No matter what kind of accommodation you’re looking for, you’re bound to find it in a place like New York. Hopefully, these suggestions for Airbnbs will give you some good ideas of what to look for – or even show you the exact place you want to stay.

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