Planning a visit to Kansas City? I’ve got the best list of Kansas City AirBNBs to help you select the best digs in the Missouri city…

The state of Missouri’s largest city, Kansas City, is a diverse destination to spend some time in if you’re down this neck of the woods. While the historic city is often overlooked on lists of the United State’s best places to visit, I can guarantee you that it shouldn’t be overlooked. 

The city has an impressive, untapped dining, entertainment and sporting scene that other states and cities would envy. Kansas City has played an important role in the national history of sports, art, music and food – and continues to as more and more visitors discover all it has to offer. 

Best Kansas City Airbnbs

 

Jazz music has many of its roots in ol’ KC, and their famous barbecue is the most mouth-watering you’ll ever have the pleasure of tasting. Its neighborhoods are diverse and distinct and its people hospitable and authentic. And if you duck over to the town of Independence – just a short drive from KC – you’ll literally be in the very centre of the United States. 

Kansas City is where it’s at (and yes, it’s in Missouri, not Kansas), and its AirBNB scene is growing in leaps and bounds. I’ve put together the ultimate list of the best 15 Kansas City AirBNBs that will be the icing on the cake of a fantastic trip. 

Let’s check out these epic KC digs…

Best Airbnbs In Kansas City


Quick Breakdown Of Kansas City AirBNBs

Searching for the best luxury Kansas City digs? The most budget-friendly? The most unique? A family escape? Or the best of the best? I’ve shortlisted the Top 5 Kansas City Airbnb’s to suit a range of budgets and traveling styles below. Feel free to book via my links, or if you don’t find what you’re looking for, just keep scrolling through my list! 

I’ve included a lot of video guides to Kansas City living throughout this video, which are a surefire way to find new and interesting ideas for what to do in KC! At the end of this blog, I’ve provided links to a range of other US content I’ve published – so I hope these inspire you as well!

Luxury Kansas City Airbnbs


1) The Slow Space

“The Overall Best AirBNB In Kansas City”

Location: Citadel 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $100+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/32312032

Neat and chic, this beautiful two bedroom bungalow is – in my humble opinion – the overall best Kansas City AirBNB. The spacious AirBNB Plus abode features crisp, white on white interiors offset by leafy plants and tasteful decor. The beds are luxurious and soft, and the location is perfect. Citadel is a central Kansas City neighborhood that is in close proximity to many of the city’s major landmarks and walking distance to a range of cozy cafes and eateries. 

Guest review: “We did a long-term stay here and it immediately felt like home. The decor is beautiful and relaxing with so many lovely plants! The neighborhood, location and parking is excellent. Megan is a super thoughtful host who went above and beyond to be accommodating!” – Erica 

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Luxury Airbnbs In Kansas City


2) ★ 7 Lux King Beds ★ Walk to Downtown ★ Regal ★

“The Best Luxury AirBNB In Kansas City”

Location: Westside 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $500+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23450104

This regal eight bedroom home is the best luxury Kansas City AirBNB to spring for a stay at. The three story historic home was originally owned by one of the cities richest men of the 19th century – and boy can you tell! The home features five bathrooms, stunning period furniture and elegant finishes. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of Downton Abbey! Ideal for an upscale group getaway, the sprawling home is located in the hip neighborhood of Westside, which is brimming with great cafes, restaurants and shops.

Guest review: “Where do I begin….Megan’s place was so unique and amazing. It was the perfect place for my family to stay while in town for my daughters wedding. We had plenty of room for everyone and beautiful spaces for photos. We even did the “first look” for the bride and groom here. I can’t wait to see the pictures! The backyard was a perfect place to have coffee in the morning. We also enjoyed exploring the neighborhood coffee shops and bakeries that were within walking distance. It was a perfect gathering place for out of town family come over for breakfast and to just hang out and prepare for the big day. Megan has done a fantastic job of restoring, furnishing and decorating this beautiful home. It is truly one of a kind! The wedding was at the Midland Theater and this was close enough to make transportation back and forth a breeze. I can’t say enough about this beautiful property and its amenities! You won’t be disappointed!” – Teri 

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3) AJ’s Little Ranch Guest Suite in Hyde Park 

“The Best Cheap AirBNB In Kansas City”

Location: Hyde Park 

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

Price: $50+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31070270

Save that coin for exploring the city’s landmarks and eating some great food by booking your stay at the best cheap Kansas City AirBNB. The ranch-inspired one bedroom guest suite is one of the city’s most beloved Airbnb offerings, and has its own private entrance and rustic, cozy interiors. Hyde Park is a historic Kansas City neighborhood just a few minutes drive to many of the city’s most popular tourism and sporting landmarks.

Guest review: “AJ’s Little Ranch-Hyde Park was the perfect stay in Kansas City. Private entrance, welcoming hosts, and cozy space. Aaron and Justin went above and beyond to make sure my stay was perfect. They were quick to respond to texts, and offered great suggestions for food and entertainment. The bed was so comfortable! The bedroom, kitchen, & bathroom were wonderfully decorated and were well-stocked for any need that I could have had. Highly recommend.” – Melody 

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Cheap Kansas City Airbnb


4) KC Bunk House 

“The Best Unique AirBNB In Kansas City”

Location: Wolcott

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

Price: $250+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/28838140

If you are searching for the best unique AirBNB in Kansas City, this warm and rustic eight bed bunkhouse is it! The offbeat offering is perfect for a group or team getaway, with comfortable bunks to sleep in, a full kitchen, an indoor fireplace and a patio – all on over 100 acres of private land! The bunkhouse is just 20 minutes drive from Kansas City Airport, 30 minutes to the heart of KC and four miles from Kansas Speedway. 

Guest review: “KC Bunkhouse is an Awesome place to stay if you’re planning a trip in or around Kansas City! Location is just as Great as well, within 5 minutes you can be at some of the best restaurants around as well as shopping, exploring, or entertainment!! Kelly and Matt are some of the nicest people you will ever meet, so helpful and quick to answer any questions you may have! No question where I’m staying next time I’m in KC!!” – Blake 

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5) Gorgeous home on Wyandotte St. 

“The Best AirBNB In Kansas City For Families”

Location: Hanover Place 

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

Price: $250+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/37964989

Kansas City is an affordable city getaway, and has many points of interest for kids and adults alike. This sleek and stylish four bedroom family home is the best Kansas City AirBNB for families. The historic home has been fully renovated and is classically decorated. The neighborhood borders the historic central neighborhood Hyde Park, with its elegant homes, Plaza and cultural museums. 

Guest review: “Safe, quiet neighborhood…the house is amazing with plenty of room..beautifully remodeled…I could live here..the beds were so comfortable we were looking for the mattress tags! Sheets were nice and we slept like babies…10 of us getting ready for a wedding and never ran out off hot water! this house has a great restaurant right around the corner you can walk to called Klokstrom…amazing scandavian food and reasonable priced…..you can be downtown in 10 minutes with traffic! ..smart tvs in every room…we signed in to our personal sling tv and had football on instantly…” – Andrea 

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Cheap Airbnbs In Kansas City


6) Walk to Bars and Restaurants From a Comfy Midtown Apartment 

Location: Midtown 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $70+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31044265

Light-filled and breezy, this two bedroom Kansas City apartment is verified by AirBNB Plus for quality. There are floor to ceiling doors that lead to a spacious patio, and contemporary furnishings. Midtown is a great central Kansas City area, home to the Country Club Plaza and its plethora of cafes, restaurants and bars. 

Guest review: “Angie’s place was a great location- the apartment was surprisingly quiet – even my dad slept in to 9am and he usually wakes naturally at 5am- but very close to Westport bars and restaurants. Parking was easy, it was very clean, getting in was a breeze, and check out was easy. Would definitely stay again next time I’m visiting KC.” – Rita

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7) Strawberry Chill – an Exuberantly Decorated Boho House

Location: Strawberry Hill 

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

Price: $80+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/32640390

Boho, bright and beautiful, this two bedroom Kansas City house is a breath of funky fresh air to the city’s Airbnb scene. The art and decor are eclectic, and the mood chilled and cozy. Strawberry Hill is a district of KC that is just as diverse and eclectic as this AirBNB Plus home. The popular area is great for dining, drinking and entertainment and is just five minutes drive from Downtown. 

Guest review: “The pictures don’t do this place justice! We were so impressed with the design and amenities of Trey’s place – it was like our every need was thought of in advance! The central location made it easy to access any part of KC. Trey was a wonderful host, and easy to contact while we were there. We can’t wait to return!” – Rachel 

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Unique Kansas City Airbnbs


8) This Hip South Plaza Pad Is Just Steps from Whole Foods

Location: South Plaza 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $70+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25482821

Tucked away in the most popular and safe district in the whole of Kansas City – South Plaza – this two bedroom home is bright and friendly and perfect for a memorable visit to KC. The affordable abode has been updated into a contemporary diamond that lies in the heart of the cool, quiet and safe neighborhood of South Plaza. Walk to major stadiums, the Plaza or zip to Downtown. It’s all there for the taking!

Guest review: “Cute and comfortable bungalow in a lovely part of town with all the quirks and charm of a 100 year old home. We enjoyed coffee on the front porch and a short walk to Whole Foods and restaurants. Plenty of parking (which is not always the case in this area). We will definitely be back.” – Jessica 

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9) WestSide Brick Barn Studio

Location: Westside North End

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $70+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18235000

This snug carriage house studio apartment is private and quiet and ideal for a solo or couples sojourn to KC. The space features a private entryway, king size bed, mini kitchen and bathroom, and is in close proximity to a range of shops and restaurants. Westside North End is just a few blocks from Downtown Kansas City, and has some great cafes, grocery stores, restaurants and markets. 

Guest review: “Stephen’s place is incredible. Beautiful, cozy place with beautiful exposed brick walls! We ended up making all of our meals at the bnb with the supplies provided! The best part- he surprised us with hot chai! Thank you again for being such a superb host!” – Reilly 

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Unique Airbnbs In Kansas City


10) Boutique Apartment Stay in a Refurbished Victorian Townhouse

Location: Southmoreland

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $80+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7492570

With bright furnishings and hip feature walls, this contemporary two bedroom apartment has been updated into a cool space visitors to KC will adore. The neighborhood of Southmoreland is yet another of Kansas City’s beautiful historic districts, and within walking distance to many museums and attractions. Drive or jump in an Uber for an easy 10 minute drive to Downtown. 

Guest review: “The listing is more of an experience. If that is what you are looking for than you will be happy. But if you are looking for 5 star hotel comfort with white towels and sheets you might consider another stay. Although, this place is for those seeking a fun stay with some cool vintage vibe. The host was prompt about accepting my late night request. Thank you.” – Mariana 

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11) The Secret Service House in Downtown Independence

Location: Independence 

AirBNB Plus: Yes 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $150+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/34448297

This three bedroom Independence AirBNB is one of the state of Missouri’s most unique – for some seriously cool historical reasons. The Secret Service occupied this house from 1970 to 1982, which is across the road from the late President Truman’s home. The classically stylish home has a claw foot tub, rain shower and many modern conveniences have been added. The home is located in Independence, Missouri, which is just 20 minutes from the heart of Kansas City. Independence has a range of great restaurants, shops and is home to the Harry S. Truman museum. 

Guest review: “I loved this house! It was really fun to stay in such a historic home and right across from Harry Truman’s home and I loved the history and feel of the home. It had wonderful photos of President Truman and the secret service men. The home was very spacious, welcoming and tastefully decorated. I loved everything about it including that it was only blocks from downtown.” – Karen 

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Kansas City Missouri Airbnbs


12) Minimalist Modern Strawberry Hill Get-Away Home

Location: Strawberry Hill 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes 

Price: $60+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16206355

This minimalist studio apartment is a sweet and simple modern pad to put your feet up in after a long day of exploring Kansas City and surrounds. The apartment is located in the diverse neighborhood of Strawberry Hill, which is just 10 minutes from Downtown and the City Market. If you’re heading to the Missouri city on a budget, this is one for your shortlist. 

Guest review: “This place is super adorable! Quiet neighbourhood and very close to some great food. Amazing amenities, would 100% recommend this place to anyone!” – Jordan 

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13) Modern Airstream Tiny House near Downtown KC!

Location: Westside 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $175+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/36071550

Unique, fun and offering serious value for money, this five star rated modern Airstream makes for a brilliant base while you’re in KC. The 23ft retro trailer has been completely renovated, and now features a kitchen, bathroom, heating and cooling, a toilet and even a hot tub, swing chair and patio with furniture just outside! It’s all yours, and you’re guaranteed to love it like every other AirBNB guest. The Airstream dream is located in the unique Westside neighborhood, which is just west of Downtown Kansas City and walking distance to almost everything. 

Guest review: “This place is gorgeous, cozy, unique, convenient, clean, quiet, and all the other great things you would wish for. We visited this spot for our staycation and the airstream hit all the targets. From the photos you get excited, but in person it’s even better than I thought!! Would definitely recommend, will definitely be back.” – Lyric 

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Airbnbs In Kansas City Missouri


14) Heart of the River Market steps from the Streetcar

Location: River Market 

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $300+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/37292866

This two bedroom industrial townhouse is spacious, simple and stylish. The unit spans three levels, is equipped with all the mod cons, and has the rare addition of not one but TWO rooftop patios. River Market is the hippest hotspot in Kansas City, and has many awesome restaurants and bars. One of the many perks of staying in this area is jumping on the free Kansas City streetcar, which has a convenient stop right outside this AirBNB. 

Guest review: “This was our second time staying at Leslie’s place, and we are absolutely in love with it!!! The location is wonderful and within walking distance to the free streetcar. Also, the unit has its very own attached garage which makes getting the suitcases in and out of the car so convenient. The townhouse is spotless, beautifully decorated and has all the amenities of home. We really enjoyed eating breakfast on the large patio and walking to the coffee shop in the morning. I could go on and on… Leslie is a wonderful host , and this place is truly amazing; we can’t wait to visit again in the near future.” – Corinne 

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15) Eco Friendly Lodge w/Indoor Pool-up to 30 guests.

Location: Cleveland, MO

AirBNB Plus: No 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $125+ USD per night 

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/755016

Just 40 minutes from Kansas City, this luxury nine bedroom eco-lodge is perfect for a large group who enjoy sustainable travel. The sprawling retreat is solar powered, equipped with ethical furnishings and decor and has so many standout features. There’s various patio and outdoor areas, a fish pond, breezy interiors, a pool and pool house and is a popular hangout spot for many wild animals like deer, ducks, turtles and wild turkeys. The town of Cleveland makes up part of the great Kansas City region. 

Guest review: “Walnut Ridge is such a beautiful, warm, and inviting retreat! It is secluded, but not far from anything you need. Small town hospitality is very close, and city adventures are just a short drive away. But most of all, the home is fabulous. Our family of 16 have spent two extended weekends there now, and everyone loves it! The kids love the pool, playground, and games indoors and out, while the adults enjoy the relaxing environment and the chance to make memories together. Iveth and her staff are most accommodating and make sure we have everything we need. I couldn’t recommend Walnut Ridge more for a family get-away or an intimate retreat. It is just beautiful.” – Dustria 

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Family Airbnbs Kansas City


 Kansas City Tours & Experiences To Check Out 

Kansas City has some really great small group tours and experiences you should book your place on while you’re in the city. These are the best and most highly rated Kansas City tours and experiences. 


The Casual Art of Dining with Strangers

“In cities around the world, al fresco dining is a style of dinner that is casual and often party-like in its atmosphere. That is exactly the vibe you’ll experience with our dinner parties. Along with meeting people from all walks of life, thoughtfully curated topics to bring about great dinner conversations, and trying delicious locally owned restaurants.”

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1080527

Price: From $50 USD (2 hours) 

Review: “Hands down, this was an awesome experience. Honestly, it was more than what I was expecting. She kept the discussions flowing; she asked my thoughts and opinions on various topics; and she gave me a new perspective on life. And we had a great meal to complement our conversations! I would do this again in a heartbeat.” – Crystal 

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 Kansas City Photography Shoot!

“This is a small group, no more than 6 people, photography shoot experience! We will start by meeting for a coffee, soda or tea (on me!) at a wonderful coffee shop in the historic west side of Kansas City.  We’ll take some photos in this eclectic, fun neighborhood as we walk over to a bridge that shows the Kansas City skyline.  After that, we’ll drive over to the Crossroads for the rest of the shoot!  We will be on our feet and walking throughout the experience.”

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/588760

Price: From $90 USD (90 minutes)

Review: “It was wonderful meeting both Chris and Tyler…they are both fabulous people. I’ve never done anything like this before, but I needed some lifestyle pictures for my upcoming business launch. Chris was amazing to work with. He gave me good feedback and cues for every pose. He was focused on making sure I was getting the pictures I needed as well as embedding creativity within that I wouldn’t of thought of. By the end of the shoot, I felt confident in front of the camera. I would recommend him to anyone and look forward to working with him again.” – Stacy 

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Kansas City Airbnbs For Families


 Planting 101

“My Wife and I are store owners at Paradise Garden Club, an urban nursery and grow Center in the Crossroads. We both have a background in agriculture, specifically farming. We’ve lived in California & Mexico to better our knowledge of tropical plants. We also have strong ties in the Kansas City community, being a leaders in the community we are passionate about sharing our craft with visitors. Jessica has taught courses and workshops for over five years and will be the teacher for the in-class experience.”

https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/1005770

Price: From $70 (90 minutes) 

Review: “Awesome experience. Can’t recommend enough. We had a lot of fun getting out hands dirty and potting our plants. Hopefully the pointers we received will help us keep them alive!” – Austin 

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Did I leave out any epic Kansas City AirBNBs? 

Kansas City has so many sweet Airbnb’s it was difficult to narrow it down to a tight list. However, if you host (or have stayed at) an exceptional Kansas City AirBNB that you think really deserves to be on my list, hit me up! Reach out to me via my social media channels or directly at my email. 

Kansas City Couples Airbnbs


Planning a trip to Kansas City or the USA? 

Seeing the great smaller cities – as well as the big destinations – is highly recommended. And Missouri is an authentic American city to add to your list. While I am still building a collection of Missouri content, here’s some of my best USA content to check out while you’re planning your trip. 

Couples Kansas City Airbnbs


Final thoughts on Kansas City AirBNBs…

Kansas City has a great range of Airbnbs that are all diverse and unique. There’s modern pads, historic mansions and everything in between. While KC has a reputation for being a little dangerous in parts, all of the homes I have chosen are in well-populated, central and secure areas, and come highly rated! If you stick to the main parts of town, you’ll be just fine. Have a great time!

Safe Kansas City Airbnbs


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