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The 10 Best Airbnbs in New York City—From Midtown to Williamsburg

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The 10 Best Airbnbs in New York City—From Midtown to Williamsburg

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After moving to New York City, I can finally say I understand why people love it here. It’s the city that never sleeps. It’s the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, but also the charm of Brooklyn. It’s the never-ending streets of modern skyscrapers, as well as the single-file lines of quaint, old brownstones. At all hours of the day, there are so many things to see and do in New York City, making it a top destination for millions of travelers. But while the Big Apple can seem super exciting to visit, it can sometimes feel daunting. Where do you even start? A hotel? A friend’s couch? If it were up to me, I’d book an Airbnb in NYC.

The options go on and on and on, but I’ve gathered eight of the best Airbnbs in New York City so that you don’t have to do all the scrolling yourself. If you’re hoping to be at the center of Manhattan, I handpicked cozy abodes in Greenwich Village and Midtown. But if you want a change of pace and a little less noise, check in at any of the Brooklyn apartments on this list.

In terms of price, our top picks start around $265 a night, though there are also spaces for guests who are down to splurge on a penthouse suite. The Airbnbs in New York City truly run the gamut, and we’re sure you’ll find one on this list that ticks off all your boxes. Happy booking!

Charming Parlor Apartment in New York, New York (Greenwich Village)

  • Price: $400/night
  • Space: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Rating: 4.80 stars (289 reviews)

If a trendy neighborhood is at the top of your priority list, look no further than this parlor apartment that’s right off of Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. It’s an old, unrenovated unit that has a whole lot of character. The high 12-foot ceilings, original wide-plank oak floors, and some original moldings will take your breath away. Plus, the shabby vintage decor, antique iron bed, and old-fashioned hexagon tile floor in the bathroom. How could you not book this adorably chic Airbnb in NYC?!

Airbnb Guest Review: “Wow, this place is stunning! The area is simply fantastic, and the apartment itself is absolutely beautiful. From the moment you step inside, you’re greeted with a sense of warmth and comfort that makes it hard to imagine ever wanting to leave,” wrote one reviewer. “With its charming surroundings and alluring ambiance, this is truly a place where you can’t help but feel at home. It’s the kind of place that invites you to stay awhile, to savor every moment and create unforgettable memories.
Staying here was an incredible experience!”

High-up NYC Airbnb apartment with beautiful skyline and river views of the city.
Courtesy of NYC Rentals/Airbnb.

Stunning Views Apartment in New York, New York (Columbus Circle/Lincoln Square)

  • Price: $575/night
  • Space: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Rating: 5.0 stars (11 reviews)

Are fantastic views at the top of your checklist? Book this high-up apartment that’s located at the Lincoln Center and offers gorgeous skyline and river views (hello, Instagram stories!). It has a spacious floor plan and modern details that make the Airbnb feel super luxurious. Oh, and access to the building’s gym and common areas? Pour yourself a glass of wine while taking in the sunset—perfect for your next romantic NYC getaway!

Airbnb Guest Review: The view alone is worth the money for this space. It is gorgeous, and we loved returning to the space at the end of a long day of sightseeing. It was a bit farther from Columbus Circle than we thought it would be, but we ended up really enjoying the location and proximity to Lincoln Center. The host let us check in early which we greatly appreciated. We would definitely stay here again!”

Artist loft Airbnb in New York City. Views of living room and kitchen in apartment.
Courtesy of Marcia/Airbnb.

Artist Loft in Brooklyn, New York (Dumbo)

  • Price: $265/night
  • Space: 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Rating: 4.90 stars (119 reviews)

If you work in the creative industry or simply enjoy the finer things in life, you’ll appreciate the interior design of this artist loft in Dumbo. Have you ever found an Airbnb in NYC that has designer bath with a soaking tub and heated floors? I didn’t think so. This gem truly is one-of-a-kind, and if you love cats, get ready to be greeted by MinnieBleu, a hypoallergenic Siamese cat. Location wise, you’re right by the F, A, 2, and 3 trains, on top of the NYC Ferry. Surrounded by restaurants, galleries, shops, and good views, you won’t run out of things to do nearby. Just note that this Airbnb is a shared space with the host, Marcia, who has received nothing but glowing reviews from guests.

Airbnb Guest Review: Our stay at Marcia’s place was great. The space was very colorful, inviting and cozy. It is in a great location and Marcia was friendly and accommodating with us when we asked for an early check in. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to friends/family,” wrote one reviewer.

Spacious 3 Bedroom Apartment in New York, New York (Lower East Side) showing the living room couch and dining table.
Gabriela/Airbnb.

Spacious 3 Bedroom Apartment in New York, New York (Lower East Side)

  • Price: $1,101/night
  • Space: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Superhost: No
  • Rating: 4.0 stars (3 reviews)

For families or friend groups, finding a large enough Airbnb to host your party can sometimes be a tall order, especially in a city that isn’t known for being spacious. However, this three-bedroom apartment in the Lower East Side has got you (and your six other guests) covered. It offers an in-unit washer and dryer (score!), three large bedrooms, and modern furniture.

Airbnb Guest Review: “Gabriela is a great host and the apartment is in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Manhattan! It also has four beds which is not an easy find in NY.”

Charming Apartment Airbnb in NYC
Cristina/Airbnb.

Charming Apartment in New York, New York (Upper East Side)

  • Price: $399/night
  • Space: 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms
  • Superhost: No
  • Rating: 4.53 stars (15 reviews)

For those who seek a more residential neighborhood, shimmy on over to the Upper East Side and stay in this one-bedroom apartment. You’ll be among quieter streets lined with beautiful brownstones, which can be such a nice escape from the buzzing streets in the center of Manhattan. You’ll be a short walk from Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and more.

Airbnb Guest Review: “The apartment is very clean and comfortable and in a great location. Cristina was very easy to communicate with. It’s unusual to find a rental like this on the Upper East Side. It’s on a very lively street but in the back of the building so not too noisy. Great find for NYC,” wrote one previous guest.

1 Bedroom Apartment in Brooklyn, New York (Williamsburg). Airbnb in NYC shows the living room and kitchen.
Jose/Airbnb.

1 Bedroom Apartment in Brooklyn, New York (Williamsburg)

  • Price: $383/night
  • Space: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
  • Superhost: No
  • Rating: 4.71 stars (7 reviews)

I always say all the cool kids live in Williamsburg. Even if you’re only visiting, it’s the hip place to be these days. Fill your schedule with trendy cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Squeeze in some time basking in the sun by the water at Domino Park, and maybe throw in a few thrift shops as well. Once you’re done exploring this neighborhood, come back to this apartment. It can host up to three guests since it has one double bed and an air mattress.

Airbnb Guest Review: “Jose’s place was perfect for our stay in NYC. It was close to a subway stop which made getting everywhere we wanted to go very easy. The apartment itself was very clean and tidy and had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend his apartment and wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again,” one reviewercommented.

Midtown NYC Apartment Airbnb showing the living room.
Mira/Airbnb.

Midtown NYC Apartment in New York, New York (Midtown)

  • Price: $320/night
  • Space: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Rating: 4.92 stars (24 reviews)

This Midtown apartment is the perfect space for a solo traveler or a pair. It’s in the middle of bustling Midtown, which is a convenient, central location for those visiting the city. You can easily explore uptown or head downtown from this area. This Airbnb has amenities galore, including a dedicated workspace, a dishwasher, laundry, and a television with Netflix, Prime, Apple TV+, and Disney+.

Airbnb Guest Review: Comfy central Manhattan flat in the clouds, with great skyline views, easy access to Grand Central, busses and subways,” raved one previous guest. “The flat was super clean, with luxurious sheets and towels. The kitchen had all we needed to make breakfasts before heading out to explore. The desk was great for getting work done. And Mira was helpful in explaining the laundry room in the hall. There is an upscale grocery store across the street and a great liquor store one block away. Overall a great base for a week of exploring New York City.”

Studio 7 in Brooklyn, New York (Williamsburg) Airbnb in NYC showing the living room.
Jessica/Airbnb.

Studio 7 in Brooklyn, New York (Williamsburg)

  • Price: $407/night
  • Space: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Rating: 4.96 stars (85 reviews)

Of all the apartments on this list, this artsy apartment feels the homiest to me. Maybe it’s the vintage designer furniture and green plants, or maybe it’s the hardwood floors and abundance of natural light flooding into the space. You’ll be situated on a quiet block in Williamsburg and just steps from the water and all of the trendy spots the neighborhood has to offer.

Airbnb Guest Review: Jess’ place was absolutely great! Felt as if I lived there for years. Awesome artist studio vibes. Extremely comfortable bed, slept like a baby. Perfectly tucked away location in Williamsburg. 10/10 would stay again,” raved one reviewer.

Luxury Apartment in New York, New York (Wall Street) showing a bed and a coffee table.
LuxuryStaysNYC/Airbnb.

Luxury Apartment in New York, New York (Wall Street)

  • Price: $350/night
  • Space: Studio, 1 bathroom
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Rating: 4.94 stars (17 reviews)

For all you solo travelers, this luxe studio apartment has everything you might need during your city stay. Think CB2 furniture, a doorman, in-unit laundry, and high-end kitchen appliances. A bed, couch, eating area, kitchen, and bathroom are all you really need if you’re traveling alone. Make sure to venture out to Wall Street to find train stations, the Seaport district, and more. Those who don’t need a whole lot of space and are trying to stay in Lower Manhattan, this one’s for you.

Airbnb Guest Review: “Fantastic space and location, wonderful host and stunning view. The amenities made my stay so enjoyable. Walking distance from everything I needed while soaking in the rich history of this part of Manhattan. It was equally convenient to get across town by train when I wanted to. Can’t wait to stay here again,” one reviewer commented.

Space Age Little Italy Penthouse in New York, New York (Little Italy) Airbnb
Photo: Hannah/Airbnb.

Space Age Little Italy Penthouse in New York, New York (Little Italy)

  • Price: $533/night
  • Space: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Superhost: Yes
  • Rating: 4.83 stars (172 reviews)

If you’re all about aesthetics, look no further than the Space Age Little Italy Penthouse. It sits on the top floor of a brand-new building that has a spacious rooftop. However, this unit also includes your own private balcony with a barbecue. The highlight of this apartment is, of course, its furniture. The host sourced all of their pieces from vintage Space Age dealers. Get ready to marvel over the pops of red, blue, yellow and green in the penthouse unit. Oh, and the bathroom and kitchen are so refined and luxurious, too. Not to mention, you have access to an in-unit washer/dryer. Location-wise, you’re within walking distance of all the trendy Manhattan neighborhoods, like Soho, Tribeca, Nolita and the Lower East Side. 

Airbnb Guest Review: “This was the best Airbnb that I have ever stayed at in my life. It was truly a Disneyland experience. Beautiful balcony and Hannah was responsive all through the process,” raved one former guest. “I would recommend this place to every living relative that I have. Location was to die for.”

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