New York City is home to some of the most impressive hotels in the world, but those hotels often come with a hefty price tag. If you’re looking to save some money or just have a more unique trip to NYC, you can also choose to stay in an Airbnb hosted by a local New Yorker. You’ll be relieved to discover that there are Airbnbs around the boroughs to suit all travel styles and budgets. Here are some of the most popular Airbnbs in New York City to help you plan your next stay in the Big Apple.


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The Notorious B.N.B. Chandelier in The Notorious B.N.B.
Chandelier in The Notorious B.N.B.

The Notorious B.N.B.

If you’re looking to splurge in NYC, then the Notorious B.N.B. Airbnb property is a great pick in Brooklyn. You’ll get a private area in a house that has two bedrooms, one private bathroom, and accommodates four guests. This shared space also goes by the name “The Wallace” and is in a historic mansion. Stay here for an authentic Brooklyn brownstone experience and charming hospitality in the Clinton Hill area. Your host provides daily breakfast with seasonal and organic ingredients, and the neighborhood is within walking distance to lots of great restaurants and local attractions in Brooklyn. There are multiple rooms in this home that you can rent out on Airbnb, as well as a fireplace, Wi-Fi, and family-friendly features to accommodate children.

Prime Williamsburg Duplex Room in Prime Williamsburg Duplex
Room in Prime Williamsburg Duplex

Prime Williamsburg Duplex

Another hotspot in Brooklyn is this duplex in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn. You can have this entire apartment to yourself, which has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and suits up to five guests. This Airbnb is also in a lovely brownstone, and it is two blocks from the Bedford L train. The brownstone dates back to 1905 but has modern conveniences for your comfort, like central air conditioning. The upstairs has two bright bedrooms, while the downstairs has a living room, kitchen, and dining room. You pick up and drop off the apartment keys from a café two blocks away. The list of amenities for this Airbnb includes hot tub access, Wi-Fi, washer and dryer, BBQ grill, and a private garden.

Cottage by the Water View inside Cottage by the Water
View inside Cottage by the Water

Cottage by the Water

To stay in Queens, consider booking this cottage by the water, which is great for five guests with two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. You’ll have this entire cottage to yourself, and it’s perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. Your host provides all kitchen and bath essentials, the subway is a five-minute walk away, and there are two free parking spots available by the house. Enjoy water views from the back porch while keeping an eye out for ducks and swans. Use of the cottage’s washer and dryer is free, complimentary snacks and drinks are provided, and free luggage storage is offered. Guests can also watch the 60-inch smart TV with free Netflix access. It’s close to JFK airport, which is convenient but also may be a bit noisy if you’re sensitive to sound.

Cozy, Quiet Dream Home in Seaport Furniture in cozy Seaport home
Furniture in cozy Seaport home

Cozy, Quiet Dream Home in Seaport

Also consider this cozy apartment with two bedrooms and one bathroom that can accommodate up to eight guests in New York. It’s located in South Street Seaport with lots of shopping, dining, and nightlife nearby. This is a single unit apartment that is quiet and located above a bike rental shop in a great location. The Freedom Tower, 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, and Statue of Liberty ferry are all within a 10 to 15-minute walk away.

Chic Designer Home Guest Studio Bedroom in Chic Designer Home
Bedroom in Chic Designer Home

Chic Designer Home Guest Studio

This chic studio Airbnb in Queens that’s ideal for two guests and has one bedroom and one bathroom. You’ll have this affordable spot all to yourself with beautiful interior design, free washer and dryer access, complimentary drinks and snacks, and a relaxing living room with a 49-inch TV. The studio is on the first floor of the host’s two-floor townhouse. There is no onsite parking; however, free and limited street parking can be found nearby, as well as indoor garages a ten-minute walk away.

Cozy Van Bed in Cozy Van
Bed in Cozy Van

Cozy Van

If you’ve ever been curious to know what it’s like to live the van life in NYC, this Airbnb can hook you up. Two guests can stay in this van, which has a safe and convenient location for exploring the city. This is an Airbnb for laid-back and adventurous travelers who aren’t afraid to rough it because there is no toilet or sink inside. Gym passes are provided for showers and a pool. Here you can enjoy a city street atmosphere, and the host even offers airport pickup with a narrated tour of Manhattan on the way to the van’s parking location for an extra fee.

Boho Chic Rhapsody Room inside Boho Chic Rhapsody
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Room inside Boho Chic Rhapsody

Boho Chic Rhapsody

Two guests can also stay in this loft-like, one-bedroom apartment in a historic brownstone near NYC’s Gramercy Park. It has a private entrance, wood fireplace, deep claw foot tub, kitchenette, Wi-Fi, TV cable, and other amenities. You’ll also be in easy walking distance to Fifth Avenue, Union Square, the Empire State Building, and other attractions.

Small Chateau in the Trees Room in small chateau
Room in small chateau

Small Chateau in the Trees

This chateau is a popular Airbnb for up to three guests with one bedroom and one bathroom. It’s in the East Village and features a studio apartment that you’ll have to yourselves. The space is charming and quiet and has a lovely view of the garden and trees. Sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed and couch that turns into a bed.

Independent Basement Bed in Independent Basement Room
Bed in Independent Basement Room

Independent Basement

Another affordable Airbnb option in Queens is this basement apartment that has two bedrooms and can sleep up to six guests. When you stay here, you’ll be within a mile from the 7 Line subway station, U.S. Open Arthur Ashe Stadium, and Citi Field/Mets. This is a good option for business travelers, couples, and families with kids.

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