The Best Airbnbs in New York City

For a home away from home in New York, rent an Airbnb
For a home away from home in New York, rent an Airbnb | © Jonathan Riley / Unsplash
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26 October 2020

New York City’s Airbnbs are as diverse as its communities. Book a historic mansion, a family-friendly home or an eclectic space in a New York minute. Here is Culture Trip’s pick of the best Airbnbs in the Big Apple.

A luxurious mansion

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The Wallace
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Time Out calls this huge mansion one of the coolest Airbnb rentals in New York. The Notorious BNB has several listings and offers breakfast daily, making it similar to a traditional bed and breakfast. Located in Brooklyn’s elegant Clinton Hill, this landmark property features vintage furniture and fireplaces alongside nods to contemporary New York. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom suite accommodates four people, though smaller rooms are also available. Fun fact: Brian Chesky, Airbnb co-founder and CEO, is a past guest and a fan of this property.

Family-friendly Seaport home

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Seaport Home
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Book this two-bedroom, three-bed home for your next family vacation – an air mattress is also available upon request, bumping the home’s occupancy up to eight people. Children will love the bike shop situated below the apartment, while adults are sure to appreciate the professionally designed interior and safe neighborhood. Its open living room and kitchen have plenty of seating to accommodate the whole family. For all-ages entertainment, Manhattan’s historic South Street Seaport is just one block away.

Bohemian hideaway in Gramercy Park

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This bohemian hideaway has an ivy-covered facade, a canopy bed and a plant-filled interior
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Resembling something out of a fairytale, this bohemian hideaway has an ivy-covered façade, a canopy bed and a plant-filled interior. However, vintage-inspired furnishings, such as a deep claw-foot tub and a wood-burning fireplace, ground the spacious studio in historic Gramercy Park. Exposed brick walls and overlapping Asian rugs recall a bygone era, while wifi, air conditioning and other modern amenities are welcome updates.

Roomy Lower East Side loft

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This spacious apartment overlooks historic Orchard Street
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This spacious one-bedroom apartment on the Lower East Side overlooks historic Orchard Street. The wall of windows in the living room lets in lots of natural light, while the exposed wooden beams in the ceiling make the apartment feel rustic yet chic. It’s a stylish, comfortable and authentic New York City loft.

Cozy Williamsburg brownstone

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Williamsburg brownstone
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Lying inside a brownstone from 1905, this cozy two-story Airbnb in the heart of Williamsburg has central air conditioning – which is rare in these types of buildings – and a private garden with a gas grill. It’s also just two blocks from the Bedford L train, which takes you directly into Manhattan.

These recommendations were updated on October 26, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.