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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Harlem, New York, USA

Natasha
Updated Jul 12, 2018

Harlem is a historic neighborhood, north of Central Park. It got its name from a Dutch city, where most of the original inhabitants came from. It’s full of character, and famous brownstone walk-ups, perfect for making all your New York dreams come true. There’s so much to see in this neighborhood, but it is also an easily commutable distance from Lower Manhattan, Times Square, and Brooklyn. Scroll down to learn more about the Airbnb vacation rentals in Harlem.

1. Divine one-bedroom suite - Brownstone (from USD 125)

If you’re up for luxury, you’ve found a winner here. Featured in the New York Times Home section, this beautiful brownstone terrace will finish off your New York dreams. The owners have spent a lot of time and money working through the house, adding in the best design features, including Mongolian wood and Moroccan tiles. They’ve searched through and found some of the best antique and second-hand furniture available in New York. You can also find a kitchen with basic amenities, so you can cook up some breakfast, make tea and coffee, but with no stove. It’s the perfect excuse to have to head out and find new places every night for dinner. It’s conveniently located near Marcus Garvey Park, near subway stations linking you to Lower Manhattan, and a nice short walk away from Central Park.

Divine 1 Bedroom suite-Brownstone
155 reviews
Entire house 1 bed 2 guests

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2. Comfortable, cozy room (from USD 65)

This quaint room within a private residence is perfect if you just want a room to crash in. Opposite Marcus Garvey Park, there’s also a pool for your use if you’re in need of a quick dip. Not too far from the house, you’ll find a subway stop, perfect if you want to explore more than just Harlem. This room sleeps two guests and even comes with your own private bathroom. This is perfect if you just want a place to crash at night, whilst you’re out exploring the big apple. Enjoy the walk to Central Park and spend the day wandering around, getting lost.

Comfortable cozy room
92 reviews
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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3. Private room in a 4-bedroom apartment (from USD 50)

Spend your days walking around the Big Apple, before returning to this fifth-floor walk-up, in the center of Harlem. This listing is a private room within a 4 bedroom apartment, the home to three artists. There’s a large living room available to you as well as a fully stocked kitchen, including a coffee bar. They also offer wifi and a multitude of online tv platforms. The subway is only a few minutes’ walk away from the apartment, so you don’t have to travel far before you can explore the city. This vacation rental is extremely affordable for two people, so don’t be afraid to splash out when you’re exploring the city!

1 Bedroom in a 4 Bedroom apartment
55 reviews
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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4. Fun and cozy space in central Harlem (from USD 41)

You’ll find this apartment not far from the center of Harlem, with the famous Apollo theatre not far from your doorstep. It would be rude not to catch a show whilst you’re here! The apartment is also near two subway stops, taking you straight down through Times Square. This listing is a bedroom within a four-bedroom apartment. You have your own double room, with access to the living room and washing machines, with your room equipped with its own mini fridge. There are other rented rooms within the building, so you’re going to get the great opportunity to meet other travelers whilst you’re on your own adventure.

Fun and Cozy Central Harlem
51 reviews
Private room 1 bed 1 guests

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5. Manhattan, central Harlem (from USD 69)

This is the perfect rental if you want to find somewhere cheap and pretend you’ve got your own apartment in one of the most beautiful boroughs of New York City. There are two single beds in your room, and you have full access to the entire house. There is also a house cat and dog, and the hosts also offer an airport transfer service. The hosts are also very friendly and would be more than happy to give you tips and advice on where to go and where to eat, whilst you’re visiting their home city. This apartment is also close to subway stations, making lower Manhattan and beyond easily accessed.

Manhattan Central Harlem Room 2
49 reviews
Private room 2 beds 2 guests

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6. The Hideaway Upstairs (from USD 30)

This is the perfect rental for the budget solo traveler. You get your own twin bed in a conveniently located apartment at an affordable price. The apartment is located next to the 1 line, taking you straight into Lower Manhattan, and a short walk away from Columbia University if you want to have a walk around an Ivy League university during your adventures. In this apartment, there is a shared bathroom, and you also have access to the kitchen, and the washer and dryer. The host can also give you the best advice on what you can find, both in the Harlem neighborhood and Manhattan as a whole.

The Hideaway Upstairs
9 reviews
Private room 1 bed 1 guests

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7. Private room, NYC (from USD 45)

This is the perfect room if you want to be located near Central Park and the Ivy League Columbia University. You get your own room within the apartment, and you also have access to the living room and the kitchen. This home is only a ten-minute walk from Central Park, and a 5-minute walk from the Subway, with Times Square only fifteen minutes away. It’s the best of both worlds - you can explore Harlem to your heart’s content, but with quick and easy access to the rest of the island. There’s also parking available on site as well, which is perfect if this is just a stop on your great American road trip. There’s even a handy washer and dryer.

Private Room NYC
6 reviews
Private room 1 bed 1 guests

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8. Cozy Manhattan getaway (from USD 35)

This is the perfect rental if you want to explore on a budget. The apartment is in a recently renovated building, so you’re living your best life for the fraction of what you would be paying. The room also has a built-in tv, as well as wi-fi. You’ve even got your own mini fridge filled with snacks and treats - you really have been spoilt by your host! You’ve even got a room with a view of the impressive neighboring church.

Cozy Manhattan Getaway
3 reviews
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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9. West Harlem apartment (from USD 32)

Harlem really is the best place for budget accommodation in Manhattan. This listing sleeps two guests who have access to a shared bathroom and the living room as well. You also have access to an iron as well, in case you’ve been on the road for too long and just need to refresh your suitcase. The Apollo Theatre is only a five-minute walk away, and there are subway stations just around the corner, making Manhattan easily accessible.

West Harlem newly renovated apartment for rent
Private room 1 bed 2 guests

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10. Big, spacious Harlem hideaway (from USD 62)

If you’re looking for budget accommodation as close to lower Manhattan as possible, this rental is perfect for you. Columbus Circle, at the bottom of Central Park, is only two stops away, with times square only three stops. There’s room for up to three guests, with a double bed and an air mattress if required. The apartment itself has been recently renovated, with new appliances and hardwood floors. You can even rent this apartment longterm - which is perfect if you get to New York and fall in love! You also have access to the kitchen and living room.

Big, Spacious Harlem Hideaway
Private room 1 bed 3 guests

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Easy access to Manhattan

Harlem’s known for its brownstone terraces, making this a must see when you’re in New York. And if you just want to see Lower Manhattan, check out some of these rentals, all of which make Lower Manhattan easily accessible.

This article was originally published on Feb 20, 2018

Writer and blogger, currently based in England, with the passion for travel. I've lived and travelled in Spain, New Zealand and England, solo traveled in Sweden and road tripped across America.

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