When in the United States, there are so many places to see and discover. But one should never miss New York City. No wonder it is the most populous city in the United States and many sources say it is the most photographed city in the world. Thousands of people from all over the world visit NYC just to see the Times Square, Wall Street, Central Park, Empire State Building, among others. With all the places to see and experiences to try, looking for cheap accommodations when visiting NYC is a must.
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Here’s a rundown of the 10 best places to rent when in New York City (booking is via AirBnB.com):
(The list is not ranked.)
Large bedroom at Upper West Side
This lovely and spacious guest room is located in the Upper West Side in a historical building where the guest can wonder on New York City’s grandeur. It has a new queen sized bed and mattress to make your stay very relaxing and a newly renovated private bathroom is next to your room. Guests are allowed to use their nice kitchen to make meals and there is a breakfast table where you can eat while enjoying the amazing views.
The best part: The place is 1 block away from the Riverside Park and the Hudson River and 3 blocks from Central Park; walking distance from The American Museum of National History and at the Metropolitan and Guggenheim. Subway lines are just a few blocks away and can take you to Times Square in 15 minutes, Greenwich Village in 20 minutes and Brooklyn in 30 minutes.
Bonus: Enjoy the view of The Chrysler building, the Empire State Building and the new Freedom Tower from your room. It is also 2 blocks away from the famous Silver Moon Bakery, well known for the best chocolate-almond croissants.
Private room in Manhattan
Host: Jay Cee
Want to truly feel the vibe of NYC? This is the perfect place to experience how it feels like to live in Manhattan.
Located in the heart of Manhattan, this room is located near the 48th street and on 9th avenue. It is not so big but can accommodate two people. It has a full sized bed, lots of closet space, fresh linens and towels, a small kitchen, microwave, coffee maker and dishwasher. There are also other home appliances available in the room. It is also 5 minutes from some of the subway stations.
The best part: Most places in Manhattan can be easily explored. The apartment is a short walking distance to Central Park and Times Square, very close to the Broadway Shows, 15 minutes walking distance to the shopping stores in Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Museum of Modern Art and Park Avenue.
Private room in the heart of NYC
This beautiful apartment is the perfectly located right in the heart of New York City. It has two bedrooms with a full-sized bed and one lofted bed. It also has a comfortable sofa and two televisions. It also has a furnished kitchen to make your breakfast – complete with stove, coffee maker, microwave, blender and silverware.
The best part: Just a quick walk to Times Square and Broadway, two-minute walk to the Port Authority Bus/Subway station.
Bonus: The apartment has a fast internet connection should you wish to stay indoors and just have a lazy day at the sofa.
Good Sized Sunny Room in East Village
Greet your day at the Big Apple in this two-bedroom sunny apartment. The spacious room has a queen sized bed, closet space and a round table with chairs – perfect for quick vacation or business trips. The kitchen and the common bathroom are for sharing with the host. This is one of the best places to rent if you want to explore Manhattan, as well as Brooklyn.
The best part: The apartment is located at the East Village, one of the most popular areas of NYC. It is very near the buses and subways. You can have a nice walk going to Central Park, Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho, West Village, and the Lower East Side.
Historic House in Williamsburg
This charming and lovely two-storey house is located at the center of Williamsburg. The bedrooms are private and very spacious with a queen-sized bed, closet, and a fireplace. Two full bathrooms and a big living room are for sharing. The host also has NYC and Brooklyn books and magazines and artworks should you be interested on NYC’s history. The host also provides fresh towels and linens for the guests!
The best part: It is only half a block from Bedford Avenue, 2 blocks from Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan’s Lower East Side and a few blocks from Brooklyn’s best food stops.
Colorful room in Brooklyn
This comfortable guest room is conveniently located on the border of Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill. It is beautifully decorated with a full sized bed with fresh linens, extra blankets, snug pillows and towels. The room is facing a courtyard and curtained by foliage making your stay peaceful and relaxing. Guests can also enjoy the big bathroom which is for sharing with the host. The kitchen can also be used should the guests wish to cook their own meals.
The best part: From the apartment, it would only take 20 minutes to Brooklyn Bridge, and 20-25 minutes more to Manhattan. It is less than half a block away from the subway (specifically the F and G trains) – the F train will bring you to Manhattan within four stops and a 20-minute ride will bring you to West Village.
Bonus: The cosy living room has lots of Blu-rays and DVDs that you can watch should the guest feel to stay at home and just relax.
Upper West Side Private Room
Enjoy your stay at New York City in this beautiful and charming apartment located at Upper West Side. The private room has a lofted double bed with an easy-to-climb ladder. This lovely room also has a desk, a chair and bookshelves. The large furnished kitchen, living room and balcony are for sharing with the host and another guest. The bathroom which has a whirlpool tub is also shared with other guests.
The best part: Five-minute walk from Central Park and 10 yards going to the Broadway making Manhattan very accessible. Subway is two blocks away and NYC’s best bakeries are around the area.
Bonus: If you love jazz music, there’s a nice jazz bar just two blocks from the apartment.
Cozy Bedroom in Cute Brooklyn Apartment
Host: Samantha and George
This cute and beautifully-arranged private room in Brooklyn features a super-comfy queen sized bed with lots of space for your travel stuff. The bathroom with a shower and tub is for sharing. The hosts also allow their guests to use the living room and the kitchen. There are also available heaters and fans to make your stay more comfortable.
The best part: The apartment is just 2 blocks from the C-train and right near the A and J-trains; very easy and accessible even when commuting from JFK airport.
Lovely Bedrooms in Artists’ Home New York City
Hosts: Lorelei and Alex
Have a memorable stay at New York City in this lovely house hosted by two kind artists. There are two rooms for rent in their house – one bedroom has a full double bed and a sofa with a comfortable lounge area, cable TV, fridge, library and a record collection. The other bedroom has a queen sized bed. A bathroom is on the same floor for sharing of both rooms.
The best part: It only takes 15 minutes to reach Downtown Manhattan. Buses and subways are very near the area; few minutes going to the BAM Opera and Theater, Brooklyn Flea, Brookylyn Museum and other attractions.
Bonus: Should you be interested in art, the hosts are more than willing to share their works and knowledge with you.
Sunny Private Room NYC
This bright and sunny private room is simple yet sophisticated. The kitchen complete with appliances, dishes, utensils and condiments is at the 1st floor and is free to use for all guests. The beautiful room is located on the 2nd floor with a queen-sized bed, walk-in closet, tables and a desk. The bathroom is on the same floor along with the washer and dryer room. Amenities include crisp linens, blankets, pillows, towels and hair dryer.
The best part: Bus stop is a few steps from the apartment. Trip to Port Authority will only take 5-10 minutes. The apartment is 20 minutes from Newark Airport, 30 minutes from La Guardia Airport, and 35 minutes from JFK airport.