Studio Apartments for Rent

There is no doubt that living in New York can be prohibitively expensive. For those looking to avoid room mates, however, an NYC studio apartment presents the most cost-effective option. Not all studios are created equal, however. Some buildings in the city feature studios that are larger than one or even two bedroom apartments. Others, though, might evoke the feeling of living in a cardboard box (or bring back pleasant memories of cramped dorm rooms). Don't worry! RentHop will be your guide. You can search for studio apartments by price, location, as well as filter by floorplans.

Updated - January 21, 2017

Studio Apartments for Rent

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Sun, Jan 22    10:00am - 6:00pm    Studio, 1BA at 205 West End Avenue
   $2,750
Sun, Jan 22    10:00am - 6:00pm    Studio, 1BA at 155 West 68th Street
   $2,799
Sun, Jan 22    10:00am - 6:00pm    Studio, 1BA at 319 East 50th Street
   $2,295
Sun, Jan 22    10:00am - 6:00pm    Studio, 1BA at 353 West 56th Street
   $3,350
Studio, Upper West Side Rental for $2,415 - Photo 1
Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,415
Per Month
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7 mins ago
Alex Prose
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Studio, Yorkville Rental for $2,000 - Photo 1
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,000
Per Month
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6 mins ago
Kobi Lahav
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Studio, Sutton Place Rental for $2,250 - Photo 1
Sutton Place, Midtown East, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,250
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5 mins ago
Samantha
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Studio, Tribeca Rental for $3,300 - Photo 1
Tribeca, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,300
Per Month
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28 mins ago
Tribeca House
NO FEE
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Studio, Upper East Side Rental for $2,750 - Photo 1
Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,750
Per Month
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6 mins ago
Avi Malul
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Studio, Downtown Brooklyn Rental for $2,220 - Photo 1
Downtown Brooklyn, Northwestern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$2,220
Per Month
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45 mins ago
Keon Morris
NO FEE
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Sun, Jan 22         1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Studio, Upper East Side Rental for $2,350 - Photo 1
Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,350
Per Month
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6 mins ago
Nick Valletta
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Studio, Downtown Brooklyn Rental for $2,420 - Photo 1
Downtown Brooklyn, Northwestern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$2,420
Per Month
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5 mins ago
Sharif Keshk
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Studio, Yorkville Rental for $3,186 - Photo 1
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,186
Per Month
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15 mins ago
Aaron Hillel
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Studio, Turtle Bay Rental for $3,850 - Photo 1
Turtle Bay, Midtown East, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,850
Per Month
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6 mins ago
Stacy Lowrey
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Studio, Crown Heights Rental for $1,700 - Photo 1
Crown Heights, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$1,700
Per Month
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55 mins ago
NYC Leasing
NO FEE
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Studio, Murray Hill Rental for $2,600 - Photo 1
Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,600
Per Month
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25 mins ago
Kobi Dan
NO FEE
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Studio, Chelsea Rental for $2,850 - Photo 1
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,850
Per Month
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Kobi Dan
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Studio, Murray Hill Rental for $2,500 - Photo 1
Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,500
Per Month
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16 mins ago
Randy Caddle
NO FEE
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Studio, Chelsea Rental for $2,550 - Photo 1
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,550
Per Month
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16 mins ago
Tina Borges-Druth
NO FEE
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Studio, Chelsea Rental for $2,875 - Photo 1
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,875
Per Month
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16 mins ago
Samantha Dong
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Studio, Financial District Rental for $2,700 - Photo 1
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,700
Per Month
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26 mins ago
Aaron Hillel
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Studio, Financial District Rental for $2,750 - Photo 1
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,750
Per Month
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Greg Holzmann
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Studio, Hell's Kitchen Rental for $1,850 - Photo 1
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,850
Per Month
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16 mins ago
Sandra Dor
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Studio, Koreatown Rental for $2,500 - Photo 1
Koreatown, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,500
Per Month
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27 mins ago
Randy Caddle
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About Studio Apartments

What exactly is a studio apartment? New renters to the city might be unfamiliar with what a studio is. These apartments (also known as efficiencies) combine all the features of a larger home into one room (including a small kitchen, bedroom, and living room). The bathroom, though, is usually in a separate room. That's not always the case, though! There are a number of unique and bizarre apartment layouts in the city. In fact, many older tenement apartments (especially those near Chinatown) might not even have a bathroom in unit.

Normally, studio apartments in NYC are the cheapest (and smallest) apartments in the city. They range between 300 to 650 square feet. While most studio units are rectangular, that is not always the case. Alcove studios (which are "L" shaped) feature a small nook (or alcove) which can be used to hide a mini-bedroom (without the separator). In these cases, renters can put up a divider or book-case to create a small pseudo-bedroom or add an extra layer of privacy.

Is a Studio Right for Me?

Certainly, if you're on a budget (but don't want to live with roommates), the studio might be your only option. It's not unheard of, though, for people to share a larger studio (which still tends to be cheaper than a full one-bedroom unit). The studio is also probably the most appropriate (and efficient) apartments for those who spend a lot time traveling and away from home. However, as a renter, there are certainly things to take into account.

First, studio apartments are definitely not large. A couple hundred square feet means that you probably won't be able to fit in all the furniture that you want. If you're one of those people who loves large closets and ample space, a studio might not work. Some things (like a king-sized bed) might be completely out of the question. In the case of an alcove studio (and depending on how you lay out your apartment), the size of the alcove might limit the size of bed your studio can handle.

Second, studio apartments normally include only a small kitchenette. These are small kitchens along the side of one wall that include an oven, stove, sink, and cabinets. Because of a studio's size, cooking might be difficult or messy (because everything is in one room!). Third, a studio might be too small if you're a pet-owner. If you leave your pet at home, there might not be enough room for your pet to roam around. It might be really hard to house a larger animal.

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