New York City is the most populous city in the United States. First-time visitors quickly realize their ideas of seeing it all in a small amount of time are optimistic. The city simply has too much going on. The best way to tackle it is to pick an area, and get to know it like a local. This makes it a perfect city to explore from an Airbnb. You have a huge amount of options in all boroughs, and here we’ve put together some of the best Airbnbs in New York City that are close to the action and relatively affordable.

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Manhattan Airbnbs for large groups

Large group Airbnbs in Manhattan are tough to come by, but there are some gems if you look hard enough. These two are the cream of the offerings for your group trip to New York City.

Full Floor West Village Loft w/ Grand Piano

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Greenwich Village is prime for many NYC visitors, a trendy neighborhood of artistic personalities, hip pubs and cafes, and some of the city’s best restaurants. You’re right in the middle of the action at this massive, full-floor loft in West Village. The building was built in the 1870s as a canning factory and has since been home to many renowned artists including Argentinian painter Juan Ronaldo, who lured Beat poets in with his epic parties. Continuing that tradition, this space can be used for larger group stays and small events. With 3,500 square feet of space, you’ll have plenty of room to impress no matter who shows up. Up to 15 guests can stay in the loft’s five bedrooms.

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Price: Starting at $796 per night

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Manhattan Airbnb for seven with furnished rooftop deck

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This three-bedroom property sleeps seven and has a gorgeous deck that adds a dose of privacy and nature to your stay. The property looks right out at the Empire State Building and despite not being a squished flat, the unit is picture-perfect Manhattan. If traveling with a group and needing a Manhattan Airbnb for a bachelor or bachelorette party, family reunion, or another occasion, this property is the best option in the heart of the city.

Seven guests, three bedrooms
Price: 420 per night

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Spacious three-bedroom in Lower East Side

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Another property that sleeps up to seven guests, this Lower East Side Airbnb offers a rarity in Manhattan: space. You’ll be able to enjoy the stay with a nice kitchen and living areas, cozy bedrooms, and loads of dining and activities right up the street. The Clinton Street nightlife district is walkable, making this a good option for a Manhattan bachelor party Airbnb.

Seven guests, three bedrooms
Price: $414 per night

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Manhattan Airbnbs in the Lower East Side, Lower Manhattan, Tribeca, downtown, and Upper East Side

The Lower East Side, Lower Manhattan, Tribeca, and downtown Manhattan are some of the most popular Airbnb destinations in New York City. These areas offer a variety of options suit any traveler’s needs – from luxury high-rise apartments with stunning views to cozy lofts for an intimate stay. This area offers a mix of Airbnbs – from classic brownstones to chic studios with modern amenities.

Two-Story Loft Tribeca/Downtown Manhattan

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Enjoy 1,300 square feet of space in the heart of Manhattan with this two-story loft. You’re truly in the middle of it all here — SoHo is around the corner, which means it’ll only take you a few minutes on the subway to access famous sites in Lower Manhattan like the World Trade Center and Wall Street. The unit itself is lovely, with high ceilings and large (by NYC standards) bedrooms. For the morning after an epic night out in Manhattan, the unit comes with bathrobes and slippers to lounge in while enjoying the views of the skyline through the windows.

Four guests, two bedrooms
$657 per night

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Little Italy Airbnb within walking distance to everything

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This Airbnb in Little Italy is a great option for travelers wanting to explore the local area. The apartment has one bedroom and one bathroom, making it perfect for couples or small families (there is a second bed in the unit). It also features air conditioning, WiFi, and well-equipped kitchen facilities. With its prime location in the heart of one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods, guests will have easy access to some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and shops. Little Italy is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, so it’s a great choice for foodies! There’s also plenty of history to explore in the area, including Mulberry Street – home to one of New York City’s first Italian communities.

Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $415 per night

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Duplex Airbnb with rooftop patio in trendy Manhattan neighborhood

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This Airbnb in Manhattan is a two-level loft located just off the Elizabeth Street Garden in one of NYC’s trendiest neighborhoods. The duplex includes two bedrooms, one full bathroom, and can comfortably sleep a couple. It also features air conditioning, wireless internet, cable TV, and a fully equipped kitchen with high-end appliances. The property also offers sweeping views of the garden from the rooftop terrace, creating a perfect outdoor space to relax and entertain.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $295 per night

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Upper East Side luxury two-bed Airbnb w/ private terrace

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Add a bit of privacy and poshness to your Manhattan trip with this Upper East Side Airbnb. It’s smack in the center of one of NYC’s trendiest neighborhoods and has excellent walkability. From the home you can easily access global dining, top-tier nightlife, and some of the city’s most famed museums and cultural attractions.

Four guests, two beds
$395 per night

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Manhattan Airbns in Harlem and Upper East Side

Harlem and the Upper East Side are two of the most popular areas in Manhattan for Airbnb rentals. With Airbnb rentals available from lower to upper price points, both neighborhoods offer a range of options that cater to different tastes and budgets. Harlem has become a cultural hub with its vibrant art scene, great restaurants, diverse architecture, and cuisine.

Perfect Harlem, New York Airbnb

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This brownstone in Harlem is an ideal base from which to explore one of the US’ most historic neighborhoods. Located on 129th Street, the apartment is right by the 125th Street shopping district and within walking distance of the Studio Museum and Apollo Theater. Loads of restaurants and cafes are nearby as well, and the city at large is accessible from the nearby subway stations. Times Square is a 15-minute ride away, and if you do have a car with you, street parking and nearby garages are available. On the inside, jam out to the record player and dance the night away to the Harlem experience.

Price: $140 per night

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Manhattan Airbnbs in Midtown and near Central Park

Midtown Manhattan is the bustling center of New York City, and Airbnb rentals in this area provide visitors with an unparalleled experience. From world-renowned cultural attractions like Times Square, the Empire State Building, and Central Park nearby to high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment options, staying in Midtown give travelers a true New York City experience.

Furnished Midtown One-Bedroom Airbnb

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Who knew you could stay in the heart of Midtown for less than an arm and a leg? This unit even comes with a large, well-furnished bedroom and an on-site gym, work center, and lobby. You’ll be within blocks of Broadway, Grand Central Station, and Times Square. The onsite concierge can point you in the direction of wherever you need to go, but when you’re this close to the action the best option is often to just get out and explore.

Price: $90 per night

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Midtown Manhattan Airbnb with epic skyline view from rooftop patio

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This Airbnb in Midtown Manhattan is an excellent base for exploring the city. Located near 5th Avenue and within walking distance of Times Square and Central Park, this Airbnb offers an ideal location for those looking to stay close to the action. The rooftop patio is among the best in the city, and the apartment itself boasts modern amenities, plenty of space, and comfort, making it perfect for enjoying an indoor space in the city. When you venture out, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden and more are right up the way.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $370 per night

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Manhattan Airbnbs in SoHo and West Village

The Airbnb scene in SoHo and the West Village is vibrant and alive. This trendy downtown area offers rentals from classic brownstone buildings, modern lofts, or charming studios. With a plethora of cafes, art galleries, and shops lining the cobblestone streets, staying in this part of lower Manhattan offers an experience to remember.

Skyline views from Lincoln Square Airbnb apartment

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This light-filled one-bedroom apartment in Lincoln Square is the ultimate Airbnb for travelers seeking a convenient stay in Manhattan. Situated minutes from Central Park, this property comes fully equipped with all of the necessary amenities and features to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. With air conditioning, WiFi, and a great skyline view, you’ll wake up to views of the sun coming over the city — and watch the sunset through the large bay windows in the evening.

Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $416 per night

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