The 7 best Airbnbs in Hackney


Need a place to stay? Hackney Post breaks down some of the best Airbnb pads in the borough.

Why stay in a fusty, unfriendly hotel, when you can live like a local? The “sharing economy” is massive these days, and Airbnb is at the heart of it. Here are seven of the coolest abodes for rent in Hackney.

1) “Perfect period house”


A beautiful Victorian home on the most idyllic street in London Fields. The excitement and creativity of East London surround you, with famous markets and fabulous restaurants just moments away in …

Under-floor heating. A seven seater sofa. A dining table for 12. A rock climbing wall. A wood-burning stove. Hundreds of “fascinating” books. A walk-in shower. Oh, and naturally, a wall of glass doors leading onto a 50-foot garden. This Victorian house in the most delightful of locations is quite a choice. The catch? It’s £350 a night.

2) “Converted warehouse”

Original victorian warehouse,2 floors ,1st is 900 sq ft white space with a 37ft long 15ft high wall with stripped wooden sash windows overlooking Regents canal, Shoreditch and Rosemary park.metal do…

Describing itself as “raw” and “not suited to everyone”, this option is certainly more industrial than your average Airbnb. With high ceilings and 15-foot high walls (lined with instruments), its stripped wooden sash windows claims to overlook the pretty Regent’s Canal, as well as both Shoreditch Park and Rosemary Gardens. After all of your gallivanting you can relax in the in-built concrete bath. £396 a night.

3) “Cheap single room”

Nice single room going cheap due to kitchen refurbishment. Breakfast facilities and use of microwave only. 10 minutes to Dalston overground links and transport to city and West End plus lots of ch…

This is quite simply one of the finest Airbnb offerings in Hackney. Why? Because it’s the cheapest we could find, and that means a lot in one of the world’s most expensive areas. It’s actually a pretty good location too, just minutes from the hipster paradise that is Dalston and the quaint Stoke Newington. Throw in the use of a kettle, toaster and microwave and you’ve got £18 well spent.

4) “Trendiest area”

Refurbished 3bd flat with a TV and wireless speakers in every room. I provide 800 TC sheets, fluffy towels, kitchen essentials and basic toiletries are provided. I provide an extensive area guide …

Slap bang in the middle of roaring Shoreditch, you’ll find a huge warehouse gearing itself towards the more indulgent. It boasts a cocktail making station, a wall wine rack, a Nespresso coffee machine and a pair of king-size beds with 800 thread-count bed linen. In perhaps a nod to the great “naked chef”, it also offers complimentary Jamie Oliver herbs and spices. £391 a night.

5) “Bright and stylish”

A bright quiet room with its own secluded terrace, and stairs down to a full en-suite bathroom. In a stylish converted dairy, it’s home to a small family but the room is very quiet. Excellent ac…

Bright? Tick. Airy? Tick. A former dairy? Tick. In a building that dates to 1890, this ground-floor Airbnb oozes chic, and includes a private, decked outdoor area and a smart TV with Netflix. The host was brought up in an “award-winning guest house” and has lived in the area for 20 years, so they know how to treat customers. £55 a night.

6) “Truly unique”

A truly unique detached 4-bedroom home perfectly located in Dalston at the top of London Fields. Extensively remodelled by RIBA award-winning architect Marcus Lee, this Case-Study inspired space co…

Redesigned by award-winning architect Marcus Lee, this Airbnb is an arresting sight to see – an artist even did a painting of it. With the most dramatic of lighting at night, it boasts space for up to eight people as a detached four-bed, including a creche and library space. It’s like you can actually rent one of the homes from Grand Designs. £201 a night.

7) “Superb penthouse”


Welcome in my brand new penthouse in Shoreditch. Located only a few minutes away from Old Street Station, you’ll rest in the comfortable and quiet bedroom with huge wardrobe, chill in the ultra mod…

This one for city slickers on the rise, or at least if you want to pretend to be one while on a budget. The design looks so flawless and tidy, you could probably lick the floor without too many repercussions. The penthouse boasts two private terraces, where you can presumably wave to famous skyscrapers such at the Shard and the Gherkin, while sipping your Nespresso (included) in the morning. £69 a night.

Image credit: Christopher, Airbnb

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