If you’re wanting to stay in an Airbnb rental for under $100 USD per night in New York, I have one word for you: Brooklyn. I’m sure there’s plenty of wonderful, higher end properties that are available in Manhattan. But if it’s a bargain you’re after, head over the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s happening and chic these days, with a wonderful bar, restaurant and art scene that should definitely be a big part of your visit. And when it’s time to head towards Manhattan, it’s only 15 minutes away on the subway. Here’s my pick of three fabulous Airbnb bargains in New York, all with plenty of high-rating reviews. Although make sure you book well in advance, as these can be popular.
If you’re new to Airbnb, sign-up with this link to get a $50 AUD (approx. $39 USD) discount on your first stay of $100 AUD (approx. $80 USD) or more (ex. fees & taxes)! (Note: I’ll also get a $30 AUD credit, thanks!)
A Chic Loft in Bushwick
This loft in arty Bushwick just oozes chicness. With an open-plan layout, 12″ ceilings (with plenty of skylights) and exposed brick walls, it’s like staying in a boutique hotel without the price tag (and you have a kitchen). Located just metres from a supermarket and plenty of 24 hour restaurants and diners, you won’t go hungry. Plus it’s only 5 minutes to the subway station and across to Manhattan. Hosted by Giovanni, there’s one bed plus the option of using the sofa bed to sleep up to 4 people. (Meaning it’s extremely family and kid friendly.) It’s priced from $98 USD per night for up to 3 people (plus $100 USD cleaning fee per stay, Airbnb service fee and $300 security deposit). It’s $10 USD per night for a 4th person.
A Funky Room in Bed-Stuy
Bed-Stuy (short for Bedford-Stuyvesant) is a blossoming part of Brooklyn and the location of this funky apartment belonging to the delightful Bridgett and her cat. Decorated in a retro, thrift-shop finds and art, it’s a wonderful introduction to mid-20th century Americana. One of four bedrooms, this private room has the advantage of its own private entrance (meaning no disturbing the host after a late night adventure). Plus there’s a mini fridge and coffee/tea station. The lounge room and bathroom are shared, and it’s essential that you’re cat-friendly. Located just 5 minutes from the G train, the minimum stay is 2 nights. From $58 USD per night for 1 people during the week (plus Airbnb service fee). It’s an extra $5 per night for a 2nd guest and an extra $7 USD per night at weekends.
A Stylish Room in a Williamsburg Penthouse
Williamsburg is located right across the Williamsburg Bridge from lower Manhattan, meaning it has a five star rating for convenience. This private room is located in a gorgeously decorated penthouse apartment. It comes complete with roof access to view the skyline and beautiful Manhattan sunsets. The host Martin is an old-hand at the Airbnb game. He had already rented out one bedroom for quite a while, before re-decorating and also renting this room. Be warned that there is no window, but there is plenty of light through the sky-light. It also has its own air-conditioning unit. Plus there’s an Apple TV with Netflix and HBO Now, for when you’re too tired to sightsee anymore. There’s a variable minimum stay. From $75 USD per night for 1 person or $85 USD per night for 2 people (plus Airbnb service fee, plus $50 USD cleaning fee per stay).
Want to save more money on your trip to New York? Check out whether you should buy the NY Pass
Inspired? Pin this to your Pinterest board