Last Updated February 21, 2022 2/21/2022

14 Coolest Airbnbs in New York City

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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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Cottage by the Water
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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.

One-Bedroom Luxury Resort Condo
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One-Bedroom Luxury Resort Condo

One-Bedroom Luxury Resort Condo

Here’s a condo in a timeshare resort property that has one bedroom, a living/dining area, and a small kitchen. It’s on 45th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, so you’ll be in a great location near many iconic landmarks, such as Grand Central Station (less than a quarter mile away). Most guests don’t bring a car with them, but there is valet parking available. Guests have access to resort amenities, such as the rooftop lounge, business center, and a concierge. The bedroom here has a king-size bed and a sofa bed, so up to four people can comfortably sleep here. Stay at this condo to be in the heart of the Eastside and for easy access to public transportation and the excitingly diverse neighborhoods of NYC.

Astoria Prime
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Interior Space at Astoria Prime

Astoria Prime

Astoria Prime is a spacious, clean, and cozy house in Queens. It’s an Airbnb rental property for up to four guests and that has one bedroom, three beds, and one bath. The bedroom here has a single bed and a couch for the sleeping arrangements. Amenities offered include a kitchen, dedicated workspace, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and heating. As the name suggests, it is in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens in New York City. Pets are parties are not allowed here, so keep noise levels to a minimum. Choose this Airbnb to be in a quiet residential neighborhood that has everything you need and a responsive host.

Cute Studio by the Park
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Bed Area at 30+ Day Cute Studio by the Park

Cute Studio by the Park

This is a small studio near Kissena Park that has a private bathroom and private entrance. It’s been newly renovated and is very cleaned and disinfected for guests’ safety. It’s in the Flushing area of Queens and offers stays for a month or longer. You can even have mail and packages delivered here during your extended stay. Quiet and house-trained pets are allowed here as long as you pay the $60 cleaning fee. Free 24/7 parking is provided, as well as free Wi-Fi and Roku TV. There’s a queen-size bed in the bedroom at this space, which is in a quiet, suburban neighborhood. Within a half-mile, you can get to bus stops, restaurants, and a large supermarket.

Sunny Duplex with Private Roof Deck
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Bed at Sunny Duplex with Private Roof Deck Monthly Rental

Sunny Duplex with Private Roof Deck

Here’s a unique NYC gem of a rental apartment in the city with a private roof deck off of a spacious apartment. It’s part of an owner-occupied townhouse and located in historic Harlem. Utility costs are included in the rental price. Perks of staying in this 1880s-built townhouse include an equipped kitchen, bathroom, and laundry areas, as well as lots of natural sunlight coming in the windows. There’s no elevator in the building, so you’ll need to climb the stairs to access the apartment on the third and fourth floors. Book this property for a relaxed and spacious stay in a diverse and gentrifying neighborhood of NYC.

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
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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
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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.

Flatbush Hideaway
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Living Area at Flatbush Hideaway

Flatbush Hideaway

This private suite sleeps four people with a queen-size bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the living room. It’s a newly renovated space in the historic Flatbush section of Brooklyn and just a two-minute walk from the subway. This is an affordable Airbnb rental with smart plugs and LED lighting, as well as a private entrance and full bath. The host is open to stays longer than 14 days with approval. If you’d like to use a large griddle and slow cooker on site, that’s just a $5 fee per stay. This private room rental also offers a dedicated workspace, TV, kitchen, and Wi-Fi. Travelers love being in this area to experience the diverse area with lots of restaurants, stores, and coffee shops within walking distance.

The Business Traveler Room
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Bed at The Business Traveler Room

The Business Traveler Room

For a quiet room in a house, consider this Airbnb rental for a solo traveler. It’s ideal for business travelers looking for a peaceful place to stay. The apartment is on the third floor and requires climbing two flights of stairs to get to the room. You’ll have access to a shared kitchen and bathroom here that are fully stocked and clean. It’s a convenient place to stay with multiple train and bus stations just a couple blocks away from the house. This Queens, NYC rental is very highly rated on Airbnb and comes with a dedicated workspace, TV, and Wi-Fi too.

NYC Private Apartment by Subway and Yankee Stadium
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Living Area at NYC Private Apt by Subway and Yankee Stadium

NYC Private Apartment by Subway and Yankee Stadium

Book this Airbnb and you’ll stay in the garden level of a four-story home in the Bronx. It’s in the South Bronx area near Yankee Stadium and about a seven-minute walk from the subway that gets you to Manhattan. Up to six people can stay here in the studio space and use the three beds. Kids ages two and under stay free, and you can even set up playtime with the host’s children if you’re traveling with little ones who want to be social. A family of four lives on the first, second, and third floors above the rental space. The ceilings are a bit low, so the space isn’t ideal for very tall people.

Quality Cozy Studio in a Quiet Neighborhood
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Dining Area at Quality Cozy Studio in a Quiet Neighborhood

Quality Cozy Studio in a Quiet Neighborhood

Guests enjoy being in this safe and quiet area near Juniper Valley Park in NYC when they book this cozy studio. You’ll have the entire apartment here and plenty of privacy. The host provides snacks and drinks, as well as Wi-Fi, TV, and Netflix for guests. Stay here to avoid having any shared spaces with other people and to have your own kitchenette with a mini-fridge, stove, dishwasher, and coffee machine.

Studio Near Empire State Building
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Studio Near Empire State Building

Studio Near Empire State Building

If you want to be in the heart of Manhattan, consider this apartment Airbnb rental for solo travelers, couples, and small families on a budget. The Midtown Manhattan rental space is a room with a double-size bed and a double-size sofa bed to sleep up to four people. The building has an elevator and a security guard. It’s just five minutes to the Empire State Building and 13 minutes to Times Square from here. The amenities include access to a kitchen with breakfast, Wi-Fi, and laundry machines.

Cozy Comfort Close to LaGuardia Airport
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Interior Design at Cozy Comfort Close to LaGuardia Airport

Cozy Comfort Close to LaGuardia Airport

With this Airbnb rental, you’ll be in a quiet residential neighborhood with two cozy bedrooms to accommodate up to three people. It offers access to a kitchen, dining, and living room that are all shared spaces. Wi-Fi is available at this duplex home, in which the second floor is occupied. You’ll be on the first floor with your own private entrance. Free parking is available in the driveway of this family home that’s just five minutes from LaGuardia Airport.

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