Planning a trip to Texas and searching for the best Airbnbs in Houston? Well, look no further, because I’ve put together the ultimate list of the best Houston AirBNBs to make planning your visit as easy as can be! 

It may not be the Texas capital, but Houston is the most populous city in the “Lone Star State”, and the fourth most populous city in the entire United States. That’s a lot of “y’all’s”, cowboy boots and hospitable locals – seven million to be exact. 

Houston is a sprawling urban destination with a lot to offer visitors. There’s a great walkable Downtown district, fascinating galleries, theatres and museums and first class eating and entertainment offerings. Oh, and the biggest visitor draw – the NASA Space Center. Hence the widely accepted nickname, “Space City”. 

Best Houston Airbnbs


There’s tons to keep kids entertained and educated here, and just as much to please adults. The Houston cityscape is fascinating, but if the sweaty summers get a little much, the bustling beaches of Galveston are just 40 miles away. Houston really does offer the best of both worlds, and I for one was blown away by the quality of AirBNBs in Houston. 

Forget the cramped, overpriced confines of other major city dwellings. “Space City” AirBNBs have space aplenty, with a seriously tempting price tag to sweeten the deal. 

So let’s jump into my list of the best Houston AirBNBs! 

Best Airbnbs In Houston


Quick Breakdown On Houston AirBNBs

Keen to book your Houston digs on the go and don’t have time to waste? I’ve listed out the best 5 Houston AirBNBs below. This shortlist covers a range of stay styles, budgets and group sizes, to ensure your trip to Houston goes off without a hitch! Book via my links!

I’ve included heaps of video guides to Houston throughout this Houston AirBNB list. I suggest checking these out, as they will give you a ton of great things to see and do in “Space City”. I have some other great Texas content too. Stay tuned for the end of the blog for the list, but I highly recommend checking out The Top 25 Music Festivals In Texas To Experience Before You Die.

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1) Airy, Bohemian Vibe with Outdoor Swing Lounge, near Museums

“The Best Overall Houston AirBNB”

Location: Montrose 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $90+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/28380654

I just can’t get enough of this little slice of bohemian heaven, and the AirBNB Plus is my choice for the best overall Houston AirBNB. This one bedroom guesthouse is fun, bright and chilled out, and every detail has been well thought out. It even has an outdoor lounge area and huge tub. This eclectic apartment is perfectly positioned right near Montrose, the museum neighborhood of the city but also a gay hotspot filled with cool bars, restaurants and stores. Don’t miss out of Houston’s best AirBNB! 

Guest review: “This place is amazing! It’s so cozy and just gives you a relaxing feeling when you step in. I could lay on that chaise she has all day! The kitchen has so many cool recipe books and baking tools! The tub upstairs is gorgeous!” – Crystal 

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 2) Dip into This Stylish Home with Pool & Relaxing Spa

“The Best Luxury Houston AirBNB”

Location: Montrose 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $650+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/30478148

The Houston museum district of Montrose is also a hip, indie destination for exceptional bars and restaurants, and this luxury Houston AirBNB Plus is the place to experience it all in style – if your budget allows it! The three bedroom historic home has been updated into a stylish, airy delight, with a pool that’s perfect for cooling off during the blistering Texas summers, and a hot tub to enjoy in the cooler months. Midtown is right nearby, and Downtown Houston is just 15 minutes by car or Lyft. 

Guest review: “James’ place is absolutely gorgeous and perfectly appointed with the creature comforts of your own home, and then some. Check in was flawless, and his responsiveness was the best that I’ve experienced through Airbnb. James’ home is in a great location with a lot of bars, stores and restaurants nearby. He made several great recommendations, which we pursued and we stand by his recommendations… great picks! Overall, a beautiful place, and the perfect host.” – Roy 

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3) East Downtown Micro-luxe Container Living Pod #9 

“The Best Cheap Houston AirBNB”

Location: Eastwood 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $30+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/37006583

Saving up your travel fund for trips to the NASA Space Centre, and for some seriously good Texas culinary fare? No worries – you can stay in Houston on the cheap easily, and this unique space is the best cheap Houston AirBNB. A compact and cozy repurposed shipping container, this is also one of the most unique Houston AirBNBs. The one bed stay has everything you could need for a comfortable stay – fast wifi, free parking in front, a small kitchenette and a good sized bathroom. The leafy Eastwood subdivision is just 10 minutes from Downtown Houston.  All this for such a low price, plus the peace of mind of knowing you’ve chosen an eco-friendly place to rest your head in Houston? Priceless. 

Guest review: “It’s just exactly as portrayed in the post, the communication with the host was efficient and always available for any questions I had, it’s a very cozy place that felt like home! Also after 10.00 the quiet hours were such a bonus! Loved it” – Xunaxi 

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4) East Downtown Rubiks Studio. ✓EXCELLENCE+VALUE✓ 

“The Best Unique Houston AirBNB”

Location: East Downtown Houston 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $25+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25182904

Remember how much you loved playing with your Rubik’s Cube as a kid? How about staying in one as an adult? This Rubik’s Cube studio apartment is the best unique Houston AirBNB, and at such an affordable price! The bright feature walls are inspired by the popular puzzle game and there’s so many Houston experiences in close proximity, plus many leafy parks and gardens. If you’re heading to the University of Houston for work or study, this AirBNB is just eight minutes from the campus and perfect for you. 

Guest review: “This is the third time I’ve stayed in this unit and it was exactly what I expected based on past experience. Clean, convenient, roomy, safe, quiet, and nice amenities like coffee, waters, microwave, blender, etc. I already have this place booked again for future work trips to Houston.” – Beverlee Jill 

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 5) Visit The Galleria From a Family-Friendly Home with a Pool 

“The Best Houston AirBNB For Families”

Location: Larchmont 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $250+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/28580336

Houston is one of the top destinations for families in Texas, and there’s so much to keep the kids and adults entertained you’re guaranteed a great family trip. This gorgeous three bedroom home is the best Houston AirBNB for families, and with features like these why wouldn’t it be? It has two bathrooms, fire pit, stunning pool and hot tub, and a patio with grill, plus spacious and stylish modern interiors. The Larchmont neighborhood is just a few minutes drive to Houston’s major Galleria Mall, and the Uptown district with its varied restaurants and stores. 

Guest review: “Very nice place with classy decor, inviting backyard and everything we needed to have a good vacation. We especially enjoyed chilling in the backyard with a cap of home made espresso while kids were swimming in the pool. Hot jacuzzi with a glass of wine in the night while kids were asleep was not bad at all :)” – Olka

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6) Renovated 1940 Bungalow with Covered Patio 

Location: East Downtown 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $130+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21205833

Just one mile from the heart of Downtown Houston, this two bedroom bungalow has been updated from its original 1940’s form into a light, bright and pretty two bedroom abode. There’s a fireplace and covered patio, and you can wander into Downtown so easily. The local “second ward” neighborhood is very vibrant, offering lots of stores and eateries and easy freeway access. 

Guest review: “We absolutely loved staying at Torey’s house. It was immaculately clean and the interior styling was so beautiful. Wish we could have stayed longer as we felt so at home. Torey was super helpful when we had any requests. I would highly recommend this airbnb.” – Emily 

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7) Early 20th-Century Style Bungalow with Front Porch

Location: Pearland

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $175+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15241536

Man, I love this incredible two bedroom Houston AirBNB Plus bungalow! Its spacious interiors are the perfect mix of rustic and quirky decor, with exposed brickwork and timber adding to its warehouse aesthetic, alongside well-chosen bright furnishings and a cozy fireplace. There’s a secure garage, a backyard with a BBQ and dining arena and a front patio with seating. Pearland is perfectly positioned between Downtown Houston and the shores of Galveston Island, and the NASA Space Centre is just 20 minutes by car. 

Guest review: “What an awesome home & host. The home has everything you need. Anything that it doesn’t have is within a 5 minute drive. You’ve got to experience this house and share it with friends or loved ones. The most memorable AirBnB experience I’ve had. Thank you Trent.” – Lonnie 

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8) Urban Cowboy Inspired Apartment with Back Porch

Location: Neartown 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8385635

Texas is known for its cowboy culture, and this two bedroom apartment perfectly blends cowboy inspired decor with modern simplicity. The space is stylish and open plan, with a shared complex backyard with BBQ and a private back porch. Neartown is a historic Houston neighborhood and there’s a range of restaurants, bars and shops here, as well as outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking. This AirBNB Plus pad is just 10-15 minutes from Downtown Houston. 

Guest review: “I can’t recommend this fantastic property more! It was perfect for our family, our 2 small children loved having room to move. The house had everything you needed to self cater, and was very clean. Beds super comfy too! Location was SO great, wholefoods and CVS a 1 min walk away at the end of the street and abundant street parking. We tried some of Katy and Mehdi’s fantastic dining suggestions too (loved the Kitchen @ Dunlavy and the Pit!). Can’t recommend this more – thanks for a great stay!” – Prue 

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9) Vintage 1930s Charm, a Short Drive from Downtown

Location: Eastwood 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $50+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31355874

With its own private entrance and balcony, this beautifully presented one bedroom guest suite is verified by AirBNB Plus and has everything you could possibly need. Decor and furnishings with character, spacious rooms and the inclusion of complimentary bike hire to explore this great neighborhood. Leafy Eastwood is just a 10 minute car or Lyft journey, a 15 minute bike ride or a 25 minute bus trip.

Guest review: “We loved staying here! It was a perfect location and such a good stay for an overnight trip! The home was super cute and we loved getting to meet Tom the tomcat before we left! He got all the pets from us.” – Bethany 

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10) Historic Downtown 1BR Apt

Location: Downtown Houston 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $60+ USD per night  

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/40780112

Houston AirBNBs nail the popular rustic modern interior design style, and this one bedroom Downtown Houston abode is no exception. Earthy and warm, this upgraded apartment really encapsulates the city’s vibe, and you’ll enjoy complete use of the apartment complex’s pool and gym. You’ll be ideally situated in the heart of Downtown Houston, with all the major sights and experiences of the Texas city on your doorstep, including the Toyota Center and Houston Aquarium. Rail and rideshare services across Houston are vast, so you’ll never be far from anything. Amazing value for money. 

Guest review: “You can’t beat this price or location. It’s a beautifully-appointed space, spacious, very clean, and extremely convenient if you’re going to a nearby show at one of the theaters/venues. Give the host a call if the elevator by the parking garage isn’t working, and you’ll get swift help.” – Odile 

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11) Heights Hike & Bike Studio Guest Apartment Walk-Up

Location: Houston Heights 

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17027045

Commonly referred to as “The Heights”, Houston Heights is a safe suburban district with lots of leafy streets, historic homes and chilled out beer gardens and restaurants. If a stay in “The Heights” sounds good to you, this modern and stylish one bedroom guest apartment offers a completely private entrance and even rental bikes to explore the local area from. From Houston Heights to Downtown it’s just 10-15 minutes by car or rideshare and 30 minutes to NASA Space Center. 

Guest review: “The apartment is exceptionally clean and comfortable. Bruce was a great host who responded quickly to any enquiry. The location is convenient to downtown. The neighbourhood is safe and friendly with plenty of excellent local restaurants and bars.” – Amanda 

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12) East Downtown Private Restored Historic Apartment

Location: East Downtown 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $50+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/38577729

East Downtown Houston is a foodie, drinking and entertainment hotspot, and if you want a Houston AirBNB that is walking distance to the best offerings in town, this contemporary one bedroom apartment is the place for you. The garage apartment has been lovingly restored, and features high traditional ceilings, pine floors, a private balcony and tons of natural light. Previous guests love this Houston abode, and so will you. 

Guest review: “This is a stylish garage converted apartment with well planned renovations and high end materials. The place had everything we needed for our 5 day trip and it was very comfortable and pleasant. Also there is private parking available in the property protected by a gate. I would definitely stay again!” – David & Rina 

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13) Ideal location in Montrose/Midtown (3205)

Location: Montrose / Midtown 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $75+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15375322

With the hippest zip code in town, this sleek and sophisticated one bedroom apartment is a fantastic Houston AirBNB offering. Nestled between the trendy neighborhoods of Midtown and Montrose, the apartment is in close proximity to the Houston Medical Center, the Museum District, Downtown Houston and the Galleria. Cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs and shopping will be at your fingertips, so don’t miss out! 

Guest review: “An exceptional apartment with all amenities needed for a wonderful stay. Within walking distance to downtown Houston and public transport. Lucille was a wonderful host who kept in regular contact. Highly recommended.” – Greg 

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14) Grab a Blanket from the Basket at an Industrial Luxe Pad

Location: Inner Loop Houston 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $120+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/34444067

One of Houston’s superior AirBNB Plus offerings, this light, bright and modern one bedroom townhouse is open plan and airy with top quality furnishings and decor. There’s a second story patio to enjoy your morning coffee from before setting out for the day to explore Houston. This central neighborhood is part of Houston’s “inner loop”, just 10 minutes from Downtown and surrounded by great eateries, bars, breweries and stores.  

Guest review: “Jennifer and Ivan’s place was ideal for my needs. It was close to MDAnderson, I was able to enjoy watching TV on their super comfy couch. The bed was so very comfortable with clean white linen and comforter too. I can’t leave out the spa like shower; which I absolutely loved! Thank you for providing a great experience!” – Hope 

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15) Luxury Houston Oasis: Pool, Game Room, Theater

Location: Spring Branch East 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $500+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31100964

Another luxury Houston AirBNB to treat yourself with a stay at, this resort-style four bedroom house spans a huge 4500 square feet and features a tropical backyard with a lagoon-style heated pool. It also has a full chef’s kitchen, games room, hot tub, grill and tons of on-site parking. The quiet Spring Branch East neighborhood is the perfect Houston suburb to unwind in and there’s lots of handy amenities locally. The drive into Downtown Houston is just 30-40 minutes. This is the perfect AirBNB to enjoy a chilled-out family or group getaway. 

Guest review: “Joe and his wife were super helpful throughout our stay with them. Their house is amazing, huge and fit our party of 9 with two cars comfortably. They had all the amenities from poker/pool table, theater room, massage chair, fully stocked kitchen, outdoor grill, jacuzzi and a heated pool! Price is decent for the amount of space, amenities and service that was provided. Joe and his wife were easily reachable at any time. Remember, you pay for what you get. 30 mins drive from IAH 15 from Downtown Houston” – Justin 

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The Best Houston Tours & Experiences 

Houston isn’t called “Space City” for nothin’! It’s the place to visit the NASA Space Centre after all! I’ve included this and other highly rated Houston tours and experiences below for you, to take your trip to the next level. Book via my links! 


Houston: NASA Space Center Visit with Admission

“Visit Space City USA on an unforgettable 7-hour tour from Houston. Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities at Space Center Houston. Touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center, and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza.”

https://www.getyourguide.com/houston-l719/houston-city-tour-nasa-space-center-t29690/

Price: From $130 (6 hours) 

Review: “1. The city tour was great; the driver cum guide in the open bus was excellent with his narration. 2. The lady at the counter of Houston City tours was excellent with a personal touch from start to end. She gave us a good insight of how to go about once we were in the NASA premises. A visit to the NASA was a dream come true for me!” – Shobha, India 

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Houston, We Have A Tunnel Walking Tour with Local Guide

“Tunnel into the heart of Houston on this adventure from the 1920’s to now. Trade in Art Deco architecture for contemporary infrastructure and head underground into the city’s tunnel system to discover what lies beneath. A chance to escape the Texas heat.”

https://www.getyourguide.com/houston-l719/heart-of-the-tunnel-guided-walk-in-houston-t9457/

Price: From $50 USD (2 hours) 

Review: “Michael was excellent. We learned a lot & had a great time. There were 4 in our group, and each of us has lived in Houston for at least 25 years. Still, we all learned so many interesting facts and saw so many beautiful and intriguing things! The 2-hour tour felt like 20 minutes. We were fascinated.” – Phillis, United States 

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Historic Downtown Pub Crawl

“Houston, we have a problem: there are too many good pubs in the city. Join this Houston tour to visit a pub with an old-school jukebox, a bar that doubles as a tailor shop by day, a watering hole in a 1920’s watch and jewellery company, and more!”

https://www.getyourguide.com/houston-l719/historic-downtown-houston-pub-crawl-with-a-local-t9459/

Price: From $50 USD (3 hours) 

Review: “We met up at the Cottonmouth club. Michael, was very polite and patient with us. He is extremely knowledgeable and seemed to love sharing the history of Houston. It was great for us because we ALL are native born Houstonians. I learned a lot and will do this again with other friends.” – Betsy, United States 

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Did I leave out any epic Houston AirBNBs?

Are you the host of a top-notch Houston AirBNB? Did you recently stay in an AirBNB in Houston you think deserves a shoutout? I want to hear from you! I’m always searching for great AirBNBs to update my lists, so feel free to get in touch via my socials or to email me and I’ll check out your property to see if I can get you on the cool kids list. 

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Planning a trip to Houston or Texas?

The “Lone Star State” of Texas has so many incredible cities and towns across its 268,820 square miles of land, you could spend the rest of your life exploring the state and hardly even scrape the surface of what it offers.

If you’re heading down to the great state of Texas, and looking for other travel guides, blogs and lists to inspire you, check out my other blogs below! 

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Final thoughts on AirBNBs in Houston 

Houston sets the bar high for AirBNB standards across America, and I hope you found my list helpful. Houston is a multi-faceted city with a fascinating history and bright future, and I encourage you to add the Texas city to your bucket list! Have a chicken fried steak and slice of pecan pie for me!

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