Sure, there are tons of hotels located in just about every neighborhood of Brooklyn, but why limit yourself? Brooklyn’s also home to a number of hostels, bed and breakfast spots, and a whole lot of Airbnb apartment rentals. If you’re looking to stay in the borough and you’re on a budget, or you’d rather try something a little off the beaten path, consider these seven untraditional places to stay in the County of Kings.
Airbnb New York
In Brooklyn alone, the short-term rental site Airbnb offers more than 1,000 places to stay at any given time. You can either rent an entire apartment, a private room in an apartment, or a shared room to get the experience of staying in a “real” place in Brooklyn. Prices range anywhere from $22 a night for a room in a Bed-Stuy apartment to $750 a night for a massive loft rental in Clinton Hill.
Your new home away from home in Brooklyn with 3B
3B (Downtown Brooklyn)
Downtown Brooklyn has one of the largest hotel concentrations in the borough, but there’s also this charming, hip bed-and-breakfast. 3B is run as a cooperative by seven young Brooklyn creative types. The casual decor screams “Brooklyn,” as does the homemade breakfast served every morning: “Frittatas, our signature granola, baked goods, fresh fruit.” There are four rooms total (and one shared bathroom) including a private queen, a private two-bed suite, and rooms with bunk beds. There’s no TV available at 3B, but there is Wi-Fi.
Outdoor lounge at New York Loft Hostel
New York Loft Hostel (East Williamsburg)
The New York Loft Hostel is located in East Williamsburg, a gritty stretch of the neighborhood that’s become an artistic hotspot for young Brooklynites. This hostel offers dorm rooms with three and two beds, as well as twin private rooms. Amenities include a kitchen, back garden, sun deck, and TV room. The NYLH also throws events like movie nights, walking tours, and free BBQ dinners.
Akwaaba Mansion’s beautiful walkway
Akwaaba Mansion Bed & Breakfast (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
This bed-and-breakfast is located in an incredible 1860s landmarked mansion, right in the heart of Bed-Stuy. The interior features amazing details in both the common and private rooms. Akwaaba offers four guest rooms, each differently decorated and with private bathrooms. There is a guest library, TV and game room, a garden, glassed-in sun porch, and a shaded courtyard. The owners offer a Southern breakfast every morning, as well as afternoon tea and refreshments.
Main House bathroom at Lefferts Manor
Lefferts Manor Bed & Breakfast (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)
This bed-and-breakfast in Prospect Lefferts Gardens will transport you right to the country. The historic townhouse holds five private rooms, with two additional rooms in a guest house around the corner. On the first floor of the main house there is a communal parlor with books, boardgames, a computer, TV, coffee, and tea. There is also an optional $10 breakfast served daily in the parlor.
The garden suite kitchen at The Sofia Inn
The Sofia Inn (Prospect Heights)
This charming inn is conveniently located just outside of Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park. There are six rooms in the historic townhouse, and each have well-kept details like hardwood floors and fireplaces. Some rooms share bathrooms with one other room, although there are suites with private restrooms. And while some of the rooms come with their own kitchen, The Sofia Inn does not serve breakfast.
At Home in Brooklyn displays a healthy good morning
At Home in Brooklyn (Park Slope)
If you can’t afford a mansion in Park Slope, you may as well stay in one while you visit. At Home in Brooklyn is a modestly-sized mansion that overlooks Prospect Park. There are four tastefully furnished rooms available, as well as a library on the second floor foyer, a DVD collection, a guest fridge, and an array of board games and puzzles. Each morning at 8 a.m., guests are served a continental breakfast including fruits, cereal, breads, bagels and homemade baked goods. There is also the option to rent out the entire house for $1,000 a night.
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