12 Best Cheap Airbnbs Under 52 USD In New York City - Updated 2021

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New York City is the epicenter of the modern world. It is an artist paradise with a dizzying list of art museums, a host of architectural glories, numerous Old World cafes, and atmospheric booksellers. Wander in the colorful crowds of Chinatown with bright Buddhist temples and steaming noodle shops, catch a show in the legendary theaters of Broadway, or while away time in one of the century-year-old Jewish delis of the Upper West Side. New York, with its cultural mix of 200-plus nationalities, offers a dazzling array of experiences. Spend a few days in this vibrant city and explore its many nooks and crannies. Read on for a recommended ist of our best cheap Airbnbs under 52 USD in New York City.

1. Charming apartment in a historic neighborhood (from USD 43)

Enjoy your stay in this sparkling-clean and pocket-friendly private room as you visit NYC. Located in the Bedford Historic District, this beautiful room comes with a TV, internet connection, central heating, air conditioning, and hot water. The room is located close to hotspots on Tompkins, Franklin, and Bedford Avenues. If you want to eat out and shop, there are plenty of bakeries, restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques within walking distance.

Super clean room in renovated historic brownstone
Brooklyn, New York, United States
359 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room and amenities were clean and she made the transaction (finding the apt keys finding the metro etc
loli's apartment is lovely and loli was so kind and helpful making our stay such an enjoyable one
this is a great stay in bed-stuy
charming garden apartment a short walk from the a and c trains
loli’s apartment is just like it’s described in the ad
well kept clean and helpful
incredibly clean with fantastic transport links and great communication
lovely clean quiet comfortable bed clean bathroom
so lovely clean comfortable room
the room is fancy and very clean
great host beautiful place very kind and responsive
very nice place and welcoming hosts
lovely flat good communication and nice host
it was very helpful to leave my bag after checkout for a later pickup on my departure date
host respects privacy and is very responsive and helpful
good location in bed- stuy
cute apartment in a great location in brooklyn
just a short walk to the subway station the location was perfect
easy 10 minute walk to the subway
the location is great and perfect for exploring brooklyn
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2. Peaceful abode in a culturally diverse neighborhood (from USD 31)

This holiday accommodation in Queens is perfect for a family or a group of friends visiting NYC. The spacious master bedroom has three beds and a shared bathroom. It can comfortably host up to four guests. Visitors have access to a shared kitchen, dining room, and laundry room. And, if you are an animal lover, you’ll adore their three quiet pets: Ximena the dog, and Charlie and Stella the cats. You’ll get to experience a typical NYC neighboorhood life here and be close to tourist attractions like Times Square and Citi Field.

Spacious, Peaceful Room
Queens, New York, United States
197 reviews
Private room in apartment 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is as shown in photos comfortable
beds were super comfortable
also bathroom definitely needs renovation
it even had a mini-fridge we felt very comfortable there
the beds were comfortable and we were never cold
place was clean and quiet
very clean and hygienic
everything was very clean and homey
bathroom was clean as well
the room was clean and spacious
helpful information provided about queens
they took care of us and were very accommodating of our needs and schedule
the hosts are kind and the room is great
brooke and elias were very helpful
augustina was also very friendly and willing to help with anything
the location was good and close to the metro
great location and great space
nice apartment with great location
well worth it great location just a quick walk to the train
a great place ; close enough to time square good travel to airport
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3. Romantic studio apartment near Times Square (from USD 95)

This private apartment, just ten minutes bus ride from Times Square, is the most romantic stay for a couple out to explore NYC. You’ll have the entire apartment to yourself. There is a comfortable bed, a kitchenette, workspace, closets, and windows with breathtaking views of the skyline. The home is set up with modern comforts like Wifi, TV, central heating, air conditioning, bed and bath essentials, and linen. It has everything you need and a great location, at a very affordable price.

Studio Apartment Minutes Away from Times Square
Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
180 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great hairdryer box fan clothing steamer giant tv roku wi-fi
kam's place has wifi but it's pretty spotty
beautiful kitchen with fridge 2 knives 2 forks and 2 spoons and plates
please note that the basement apartment stays quite cool (average 64 degrees f)
the temperature in the apartment however was quite comfortable
quiet clean and beautiful space
everything was clean and the bed was quite comfortable
everything was super clean
the basement is clean and affordable
was very clean and had a very comfortable bed
kam was a great host
kam was an amazing host
host was very helpful and quick to respond
kam was such a great host
kam was a brilliant host and made us feel right at home when we arrived
easy location within a lovely neighborhood
great flat and location 10 minutes on a bus to midtown
great location right across the river from the city
easy access by bus into ny
for travelers relying on public transportation this is a fantastic location
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4. Chic private room with balcony access (from USD 135)

Enjoy the best of New York City within your budget when you book this cozy and chic bedroom with a queen bed and private access to the balcony. This guest room can sleep up to two people and has a flat-screen TV with Netflix and cable. There is also a small table and two chairs to get some work done during your stay. The balcony is shared with the host. Complimentary breakfast as also provided. Guests are welcome to use everything else in the communal area. Nearby points of interest include Hudson Riverside, Central Park, and Lincoln Center for those keen on doing some sightseeing.

Cozy Room with Balcony in New York
New York, United States
50 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was smaller than i expected but very bright with great wifi great bed and a balcony
yeah you share a bathroom but it was never a problem
nice and clean great place to stay
the room was clean you were very helpful and responsive over text and phone calls
daniel it’s a good host
daniel was a great host who really tried to make our stay a great experience
the host was awesome & suggested events for us to go to had a great time
-their #1 concern thought the whole process was to make sure you knew to never lock the apartment door
-dealt with a random friend for checkin it wasn't even the listed host
the apartment is very central and a good location
really nice location and well-equipped apartment
this place is located in a quiet and clean neighborhood
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5. Stylish room in open-plan apartment (from USD 40)

Save a couple of bucks but also travel in style when you book this accommodation in Bushwick. Complete with a double-sized bed with high-quality sheets and plush pillows, as well as a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, solo travelers are welcome to stay in this fully furnished open-plan apartment. This accommodation features high-speed WiFi, complete cooking utilities in the shared kitchen, and bi-weekly housekeeping for guests who plan on staying long-term. This property is located in an artsy and trendy neighborhood with a bustling nightlife called Bushwick, where travelers will experience a ton of culture. Nearby points of attraction include cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries, and artisanal shops.

Private bedroom in prime Bushwick!
Brooklyn, New York, United States
8 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of space in the apartment as well and very nicely decorated
the apartment is nice and clean
place is close to many good food places and stores
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6. Comfortable stay in central Manhattan

This private room, in a two-bedroom apartment shared with the host, is ideal for a couple or a solo traveler. The spacious room overlooks a busy street corner and is furnished with a desk, a bed with memory foam mattress, soft towels, and a TV with Netflix. You’ll have all the necessary amenities here including free WiFi, access to a kitchen, air conditioning, and central heating. A short walk from three major subway lines, this apartment also offers easy access to NYC’s tourist attractions.

Clean Room, Central Location in Manhattan
New York, United States
406 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are air conditioner hair dryer hitter fan tv (netflix)
ac worked great and the queen bed is comfy
the room and bed descriptions were accurate and comfortable for the two of us
the bedroom is small yet comfortable
the room is neat
very clean and cosy
super clean apartment
washroom was very clean
super clean space tasteful great bed
the place was sparkling clean and had everything we needed
tim was a good host
tim was a great host
tim is helpful and kind host
tim was friendly and a perfect host
tim is a kind and helpful host
great location for downtown manhattan
the location is very good
perfect location and size
3rd floor walk up in a great location
great lil’ spot right located in a great location
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7. Artsy room next to Central Park

Does staying in a cool, well-furnished room decorated with art pieces from around the world sound nice to you? Then book this affordable private room for two without a second thought. In addition to the usual amenities, you’ll also have access to a kitchen cum dining space if you are in the mood for home cooked meals. You’ll have easy access to local transport and tourist attractions here. In addition, if you want the owner offers maps and books on things to explore in New York as well as personal tips.

Room 1/2 block from Central Park!
New York, United States
202 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super awesome vibes from the neighborhood to the neighbors building erika's apt
the room is a decent size the bed was comfortable
space was clean and functional
the place was clean and the communication was good
the house is very clean warmer
really lovely tile in the perfectly clean bathroom
her place was very clean and comfortable
she was friendly and helpful
erika was a great host
erika was a great host
erika is a great host
erika is a awesome host
great spot near transit and central park
great time and location easy access to metro
great location in harlem with easy access to public transportation within minutes
the place is located close to central park in a lively area in walking distance to subway
the location felt safe and accessible
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8. Cozy space in Columbus Circle

Book yourself this amazing and cheap private room for two in an apartment located in midtown New York. This sunny, clean, and comfortable room is perfect for a couple on a holiday. You’ll have all the necessities to feel at home here. And, the location is great with lots of eateries nearby and several subway stations within walking distance. In addition, you will have access to a set kitchen, washer, and dryer.

Cozy Bedroom near Columbus Circle R
New York, United States
258 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Large, modern den in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Best known for its great views of the city and convenient location, this pocket-friendly private room for two is the perfect place for budget travelers. Newly furnished, the room has central heating, air conditioning, high-speed internet, and bed and bath necessities. You’ll have access to a common kitchen, bathroom, living room, and patio. As an added benefit, the place is close to the subway as well as great eating and entertainment options. This is a great choice for business travelers, couples, and solo backpackers.

Homey Room in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York, United States
188 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

10. Glamorous lodging in a private apartment

Just five blocks away from Central Park and at the beginning of Museum Mile, is this private room for rent in a posh Upper East Side apartment. The superb location, host amenities, and cozy interiors make it a steal at just 51 USD. You’ll find it easy to get around from here with the subway station just three streets away. And, the hosts are super friendly creating a warm and hospitable vibe.

New York, United States
187 reviews
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

11. Beautiful and bright home for two

Located in Brooklyn’s charming Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, this comfortable private room offers you a mini-fridge, microwave, snacks, and a coffee/tea station in the room. It has an eclectic decor and two huge windows creating a bright and airy feel. You also have access to a shared kitchen and bathroom. There is an outer hallway entrance into the room giving it a very private feel. It is a great accommodation which is friendly to your pocket.

Bed-Stuy Gem with Private Entrance
Brooklyn, New York, United States
298 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was spacious and had great privacy and amenities (fridge microwave tea and coffee)
our staying at bridgett’s space was extremely comfortable and nice
delightful visit with bridgett and michael and a room with all the amenities you could need and more
we had a wonderful stay at bridgett’s apartment
great little place in the bed-stuy
the space was very clean and cute
the room is simple and very clean cozy and cute
room was nicely decorated and clean
room was a great size clean & very comfortable for two
the room was clean spacious and equipped with everything you might need
awesome host and fabulous apartment
this couple were great hosts and all needs met
the hosts and cats were so nice
thank for hosting us
great hosts and super accommodating
the location is a huge plus with easy access around brooklyn and manhattan
we easily found the place and the location is quite central in brooklyn
great location adorable cats and recommended restaurants nearby were awesome
great location i would definitely stay here again
amazing touches and great location
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12. Quiet room in downtown Jersey City

This lovely private room in a beautifully decorated apartment is just right for a solo traveler looking for a peaceful stay close to NYC. To reach the city, walk to the subway five minutes away and then take a ten-minute subway ride. Your room will have a comfortable bed, lots of sunshine, sheets, blankets, towels, and coffee. There are some great eateries nearby, including a real french bakery just across the street. This apartment gives you the best of a quiet neighborhood as well as an easy exploration of the bustling city.

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
358 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was very aesthetically pleasing filled with his artwork
one of them was for breakfast: the most amazing bagels
not a ton of space for luggage lots of room is dedicated to an impressive collection of books
the room is full of great touches including art and books
really appreciate that christopher offered this amazing room as my base to explore nyc
the room was clean and well decorated
nice clean room and comfy mattress
the room is clean spacious and stylish
our room was nicely decorated clean and comfortable
our room was clean and comfortable as the bed and the sheets
christopher was a great host
great host and amazing hospitality
christopher is very friendly and a great host
christopher is a kind gracious host
our host was very friendly and full of good advice
great location near the path station
location is awesome 5 mins walk way to path station
the location is good just minutes away from the grove st station
cool place in an awesome location
convenient location next to an excellent french bakery and a quick walk to the grove street path station
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New York, I Love You

Fall in love with NYC at a leisurely pace. Explore the hidden corners of the city, its exciting nightlife, and many culinary delights. With these homely and cheap Airbnb accommodations, you’ll be able to have a New York City adventure on a shoe string budget.

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