Airbnb has been getting a bad rap in the Big Apple. The sharing economy unicorn facing accusations that it manipulated data to conceal the fact that many users who rent their properties through the site are businesspeople with multiple properties listed, not mom and pop-types seeking extra income.
But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t tons of adorable Airbnb listings in NYC that will either make you want to visit — or at least upgrade your current apartment.
Micro artist’s studio on Lower East Side, $120/night
Clearance under the lofted bed is only about five and a half feet, but it’s worth it for access to real downtown New York City charm. This apartment features plenty of natural light, colorful art work and a guitar if you’re so inclined.
Chic, mid-century “Wood Room,” $93/night
This single room listing is located in a three-story modern Brooklyn loft that features a few other Airbnb rentals. The aptly named “Wood Room” evokes a private mountain cabin nook. A spiral staircase leads to mid-century minimal design with modern appliances and iconic Bushwick views.
Urban Outfitters-esque apartment in SoHo, $175/night
This one-bedroom is steps away from Downtown New York’s best shopping, but it’s greatest charm is its quirky, eclectic art ranging from a ceramic smoking rabbit to a surreal woman in pearls.
All-day sunrise on the Upper East Side, $90/night
This private room in an UES townhouse features a marble fireplace, large windows, sofa, lofted bed and workspace — and the walls are painted with a cheerful and unique yellow sunrise treatment.
Sunny loft in heart of Bushwick, $45/night
While this lofted room is petite, the price cannot be beat. Although it is a private room rather than a whole apartment, it is full of charm. An industrial-chic windowed wall provides plenty of light and if the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn doesn’t satisfy you, there are two cats to play with at the apartment.
Country elegance near Central Park, $275/night
Out-of-town travelers can feel right at home in this warm country chic 1 bedroom, just half a block from Central Park. Overstuffed furniture, natural wood, and plenty of greenery will make you forget you’re in the city that never sleeps.