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The 7 Best Airbnbs in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a destination for every type of traveler
Brooklyn is a destination for every type of traveler | © Picture Partners / Alamy Stock Photo
Known for its diverse communities, Brooklyn is a destination for every type of traveler. Find your Brooklyn by staying at one of the best Airbnbs in the borough.

The cabin in the sky

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Airbnb on NYC waterfront
This cabin-inspired home is ideal for outdoorsy travelers | © Maria / Airbnb
Located one block from the East River, this cabin-inspired home is ideal for outdoorsy travelers. Natural light fills the two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, courtesy of its antique skylight and river-view windows. A wood-burning fireplace and a restored brick wall dating back to the house’s 1894 origins further enhance its country vibes. Don’t expect to rough it, though: this refreshing New York City home boasts a fully functioning kitchen and Instagrammable rustic-chic decor.
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The hipster haven

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Sunny and charming loft in Brooklyn
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment encapsulates the North Brooklyn experience | © Tiffany / Airbnb
Refinery29, Time Out New York and even international publications such as Japan’s Popeye recommend this Greenpoint pad. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment encapsulates the North Brooklyn experience. Situated in a former sweater factory and warehouse, this hipster-approved space features artwork by friends of the hosts, organic toiletries and quirky details including a hammock and a record player. Tip: its neighbors, McCarren Park and the Wythe Hotel, are ideal spots for people watching.
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The romantic getaway

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Romantic Williamsburg apartment
This vintage-inspired home helps set the mood for your romantic getaway | © Samantha / Airbnb
This vintage-inspired home helps set the mood for your romantic getaway. The original double sink and ornamental fireplace in this circa-1880 apartment give guests the feeling of starring in their own period romance. Airy, neutral-toned decor, including bed linens fit for a honeymoon suite, keeps the space timeless. Dreamy details – a generously stocked bookcase in the bedroom, an original piano – make this Airbnb Williamsburg’s hottest date-night spot.
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Gallery-inspired home

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Stylish Brooklyn apartment
Framed contemporary artwork and photography adorn the walls of this one-bedroom, one-bathroom home | © Lucien / Airbnb
One guest describes this Airbnb experience as “like staying inside an art gallery.” Framed contemporary artwork and photography adorn the walls of this one-bedroom, one-bathroom home, where even everyday fixtures such as bookcases and lamps are creative in their appearance. The apartment, built in New York’s unconventional railroad style, is itself intriguing to the eye. You could easily spend your entire stay here discovering (and documenting) the home’s decor, though you’d be missing out on the hip Boerum Hill businesses outside. As a bonus for art lovers, income from this Airbnb goes to nearby arts non-profit the Invisible Dog Art Center.
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Shipping container home

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Shipping container home
This home was built from recycled shipping containers | © Janet-David / Airbnb
The city’s first home to have been legally built from recycled shipping containers offers travelers a sustainable option. The container is like any other New York City home, minus its write-ups in The New York Times and Time Out New York, that is: it’s heated and air conditioned, features a bathroom and kitchenette and sleeps up to four guests. A well-stocked bookshelf and kid-friendly toys all have their place here. A front yard, rooftop and community garden are on hand to stave off claustrophobia.
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Bed-Stuy brownstone

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Brooklyn brownstone
This brownstone offers a sense of lighthearted luxury found only in Brooklyn | © Larry / Airbnb
This Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy for short) brownstone rivals Manhattan’s most prestigious hotels in elegance. The large home boasts an all-marble bathroom, a planted garden and tasteful, modest decor throughout. However, in keeping with Brooklyn’s playful spirit, a surprise awaits guests in the master bedroom: a large private deck featuring three sofas and a dining table, accessible via french doors. Other details, including eye-catching pops of color against a primarily neutral palette, create a sense of lighthearted luxury only found in Brooklyn.
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Award-winning Prospect Heights home

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Prospect Heights home
This home is a Wonderland-like space brimming with whimsy | © Jenny / Airbnb
London-based travel authority The Plum Guide named this one-bedroom Prospect Heights apartment one of the world’s finest holiday homes. Jenny, an Airbnb Superhost, has created a Wonderland-like space brimming with whimsy in the forms of an owl-shaped lamp, colorful mismatched pillows and even an oil painting created by a previous guest. The home’s sunny character spills out into a private garden, where you’re welcome to walk your enthusiastic host dog, Lola.
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