The biggest city in Alabama, Birmingham is best known for being part of the Civil Rights Trail, having served as a silent witness to the bloodshed in the fight against injustice there. Its memorials and museums provide visitors with more information about this dark period of its past. The city also offers other attractions that travelers may wish to visit during their stay here. These include the Railroad Park, which offers its visitors a peek at the industrial and creative history of Birmingham; Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, perfect for music lovers; and McWane Science Center, which is perfect for families traveling with curious kids. There are plenty of things to see and do here, and a number of amazing farm-to-table restaurants worth checking out. Be sure to take a look at this list of the best Airbnbs in Birmingham, AL.
Visiting Birmingham with the family and a pet? Erin and Cory’s bungalow is the ideal place to stay! Accommodating six guests, this stunning, 1920s craftsman cottage is located just a few blocks from Crestwood Park. A cozy front patio with a bench swing welcomes you before entering the pet-friendly home, which offers luxurious amenities such as a modern farmhouse kitchen, a bright living room with a fireplace, a mudroom with a washer, and a spacious back deck overlooking the yard.
Crestwood Bungalow- Pet friendly w/ POOLBirmingham, Alabama, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe beds were very comfortablethe beds also weren’t very comfortablewe had a great stay everything was as expected and very comfortableclean lots of personalityour stay was great everything was clean and cozysuper clean historic little homethis is the perfect place clean quiet neighborhood beautiful area for a strollthis cottage is clean and has everything out might need during your stay
Host:we enjoyed the front porch swing and got to chat with some kind neighborscheck out their info binder on the desk it was very helpfulthere were some other home issues however the hosts were very responsiveerin and cory were very communicative and responsive to any issues that came upRead more reviewsclose walking to crestwood park & some neat shopsthe location is great the neighborhood felt safegreat place in a lovely neighborhoodeasy to find street parking near at the house and driving distance to many bars and restaurantsit was in an awesome neighborhood and very close to several neat spots
This Birmingham Airbnb rental is probably what the person had in mind when coining the term"staycation". It is not just fully furnished but also comes with a variety of creature comforts, including WiFi, Netflix, and Hulu. If you don’t like being cooped up too long, you’ll love the fact that you’ll have access to the outdoor spaces too, which include a private porch, a screened-in dining lounge, hammocks, fountains, and a barbecue.
Pets are welcome here, so feel free to bring your Fido with you. You’ll be pleased to know that this rental is professionally cleaned and comes stocked with disinfectants and hand sanitizer.
[email protected] Featured in Birmingham MagazineBirmingham, Alabama, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat bed and amenitiesbed and seating surfaces were super comfortable and the amenities were perfectnice space comfortable convenient stylish and good coffeethe bed was incredibly comfortable and the just the right amount of space for usvery clean and wonderful amenities for being a one bedroom apartment would recommend 10/10great communication and beautiful clean spacethe room was clean with extra towelsthis place is clean and cozyapartment 1 is beautiful and sparking cleanit was clean stylish bed was very comfortable
Host:emma was a great hostemma is super responsive to questions and concernsemma is an awesome airbnb hosthost is very friendly and effectively communicated with usexcellent local recommendations from the hostRead more reviewscute place in the heart of highland parknice area with great locationvery comfortable stylish and a great locationawesome space in a beautiful locationgreat location we loved being able to walk to parks and restaurants
This studio, which sleeps two, puts guests close to the tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, and the different entertainments available in the downtown area. Apart from the location, it comes fully furnished with everything that you may need, including a kitchen, laundry facilities, and a smart TV. There’s even a laptop and a tablet that have been made available for guests’ use. It also comes with a white noise machine and blackout shades to help tenants enjoy a good night’s rest while staying here.
Stylish Studio in Historic Downtown Loft DistrictBirmingham, Alabama, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswe loved the coffee machine tv ipad and laptop which were all super usefulthe loft is so comfortable and offers so many amenities ethe bed is super comfortable and the open floor plan is beautifullots of space and very comfortable bedthe apartment is well insulated so it’s not disturbing when sleepingvery clean and comfortablevery clean and well-decoratedso clean and a very nice place for a getawayextremely clean- no clean up required by guests--this is a firstthis studio loft was inviting clean and convenient
Host:the owners are timely with responses and kindgreat host and they respond quicklycommunicating between the hosts was seamless proactive and thoroughand the tips left by the host were very helpfulhosts dominic and josh were great at communicating and also gave wonderful recommendationsRead more reviewslocation is greatbeautiful loft and great locationexcellent location very comfortable and cozyperfect location if you want to walk to restaurants or barsour second stay in this very cute loft that’s within walking distance to great restaurants
If you’re on a budget, consider this option. While being one of the cheapest accommodations on this list, this vacation rental in Birmingham, AL, still affords you with a number of conveniences, including proximity to the downtown area, a private space, and the essentials furnished here. The host even throws in some treats for her guests. While there are no laundry facilities here, there’s a laundromat within walking distance from the rental. Do note that this is a non-smoking property.
Private Apartment in Historic Home Steps From UAB!Birmingham, Alabama, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewssnacks and coffee ware perfect for breakfastwe had internet tv a cozy fireplace a nice soft bedthere's a stand-up fan in the bedroom which we really appreciatedthe apartment was absolutely perfect there were muffins juice coffee creamer all waiting for us when we arrivedthe apartment was perfect and very cozy and clean and the wifi worked wellvery clean as wellit was clean and tidyit was very cleana clean and welcoming environment in a residential areait’s spotless comfortable and roomy
Host:stephanie is also a fabulous hoststephanie was a wonderful hoststephanie is an awesome hoststephanie was very sympathetic and kindstephanie is a great host—quick responses and very hospitableRead more reviewsgreat spot in central locationgood overnight very close to uab campusthe place is really cute & cozygreat location to explore birminghamthe place was in a beautiful location very close to uab
This one-bedroom apartment, which can fit up to four people, comes loaded with amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, an office, a laundry room, and even a private deck with a shared grill. Families traveling with kids will love the fact that they will have access to a playhouse as well. Alternatively, they can be brought to Avondale Park, which is just a short walk from here. Restaurants, shops, and a golf course are within walking distance as well.
Huge, private 1BR apt. w/parking in Forest ParkBirmingham, Alabama, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthis is a spacious beautiful chic apartment with all of the amenitiesthe apartment included many amenities and our hosts were very helpfulthe space is modern cozy and very comfortablewe had a very comfortable stay at amanda’s placeamanda’s place was very clean and well supplied with kitchen amenities for preparing our breakfastsso clean and organizedthe place was very clean and nicethe place was spotless and they even had it professionally cleaned before handthe apartment was very clean and neatgreat communication easy check in clean rooms and cozy aesthetic
Host:amanda and eben were great hostsinteraction with our hosts was smooth helpful and timely this large apthosts were communicative and easy to reachamanda answered our questions really quickly was very helpfula wonderful host and place to stay we will definitely stay there again when in birminghamRead more reviewsperfect location for exploring the neighborhood-forest parkgreat location within walking distance of shops restaurants and bike rentalit's central but still tucked away in a beautiful neighbourhooda cute and stylish apartment close to where we wanted to bebeautiful apartment in a great location
This newly constructed house is nestled in a peaceful street, making this a great option for travelers who prefer staying in a quiet neighborhood. The deck is available for guests who want to enjoy sitting out. The rental, which can accommodate up to four people, come with all the amenities that you can expect from a hotel, plus some bonuses such as laundry facilities and a full kitchen.
Quiet, modern home with a southern twist!Birmingham, Alabama, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsit was nice to have wifi and netflixwifi was excellent and it had everything we needed to stay for 4 daysher co-host kuan was unresponsive with respect to addressing the internet and wifithe couch isn’t very comfortable but if you put blankets down it makes it slightly softerthe bed was extremely comfortablethe place was clean and convenientit was incredibly clean and organizedvery clean inside---we walked in and i smelled bleachjennifer’s place was very clean and stylishthe place was very clean; loved the bathroom and kitchen
Host:everyone was very nice and helpfulshe is a great host my husband and i would definitely stay again thanks for everythingit was quaint and neat and the host is stellarcomfortable beds and the hosts are easy to work with and communicate withRead more reviewsgreat location very convenient to everything you needit's a cute attractive placegreat location quiet small and comfythe location was perfect for meit's in the perfect location for work
If you’re visiting Birmingham for its amazing attractions and festivals, you’ll surely want to stay in the heart of the city. Consider this rental, which is just a few blocks away from the downtown area and the UAB, as well as a number of award-winning restaurants, bars, parks, and live entertainment. Big enough to fit four people, this rental is furnished with the amenities to make you feel right at home, including a kitchen, cable TV, and WiFi.
Magic City Hideway 2-bedroom apt/LOCATIONBirmingham, Alabama, United States
Top guest reviewscomfortable bedding and well decorated with quality furnishings*the noise machine in each of the rooms allowed for some amazing sleep *very comfortable king bed fantastic shower and cozy outdoor courtyardrebecca has amazing suggestions great wifi and is quick to respondthe beds are extremely comfortable and i enjoyed the outdoor patio decorit is clean and quite spaciousbeautiful clean and well kept spacethe place was clean and had plenty of blankets and towelsclean very neat place to stayit was clean and offered so much space
Host:she was very accommodating and always made sure we had what we neededthe hosts were so pleasant and very accommodating when i arrived sooner than plannedrebecca is a wonderful host and very willing to help with whatever your needs areeasiest check in ever and our hosts were quick to respond to messageswe felt safe and welcome & the hosts were very kind and responsiveRead more reviewsit was the perfect location near uabclose to downtown and great restaurantslocation was quite and perfect for what we wantedamazing location and so comfy and cozythe location is really great it’s close to almost everything or a very short car ride otherwise
This rental is perfect for those who are in Birmingham for work. This property, which can accommodate up to two, has its own office area, and guests can even have access to a copy machine, a fax machine, and a scanner if needed. Once they’re done with work, they can enjoy the other amenities of this property, which include a fully furnished kitchen, a lounge area, and a large-screen TV. Bedsheets and towels are provided for guests’ comfort and convenience.
Luxury Studio Suite, In Five Points South @ UAB.Birmingham, Alabama, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewssuper cozy and also full of all the comforts of homeit is very conducive to doing work with its comfortable desk and chair and a comfortable reading chairgreat cozy space with excellent amenities and awesome locationthe room was very functional and comfortablethe bed and pillows were very comfortable which is always the most important part for methe room is clean and comfortablethe space is clean and quiet and cozyvery quiet and cleansuper clean full sized fridge and great kitchen set upmany thoughtful touches very comfortable clean and well decorated
Host:kelly was a wonderful hostkelly was a great hostkelly was a great hosthost was great to deal withshe is always so polite and wonderfully communicativeRead more reviewsgreat location great studiovery close to uab and many attractionsi enjoyed staying at this locationawesome place to stay close to everythingkelly offers a quiet and safe place close to the university
If you’re a fan of history, this house for rent in Birmingham, AL, may just be the place for you. This cottage built in the 1930s has been remodeled to fit modern furnishings, including a fully furnished kitchen (guests are welcome to use the items stashed there), a breakfast bar, laundry facilities, and WiFi. This cottage sleeps four people, but six people can sleep here provided they are okay with the futon in the living room.
1930's cottage in Avondale with huge back yardBirmingham, Alabama, United States
Top guest reviewsthe useful kitchen and washer/dryer are great to have while in townlove the color scheme and they have very comfortable bedsthe bed was super comfortable and we loved that there was a washer/dryereverything was as described and the place had plenty of room for a few people to chill comfortablyinside of this cute cottage the amenities include everything you might need to make your stay more comfortablesparkling clean and good communicationhouse is clean and exactly as describedthe house is clean charming and invitingthe house was very clean as picturedwe appreciated how clean and comfortable it was
Host:host was available and responsivebrittany was an amazing hostawesome stay rates downtown the owners did a great job remodeling the homethis place is great and the host was the bestgreat spot very responsive hostRead more reviewssuper cute little house in a convenient locationcute house in a great locationvery close and easy access to the airportsuper close to the avondale neighborhood and the airportsuper cute place in an awesome location book it
This vibrant, floral-themed condo hosted by Shafiq is located in a gated community that’s only five minutes from downtown Birmingham. Its two bedrooms are cozy enough to accommodate four guests, who will have full access to other amenities like a full bathroom, a nature-inspired living room with a flat-screen TV, and a kitchen with modern appliances and a breakfast bar. For added convenience, guests are also welcome to use the washer and dryer, free Wi-Fi, and the shared swimming pool!
Entire renovated condo in gated community for you
Top guest reviewsthe apartment was lovely it felt very home-y and had everything we neededthis place was so clean and decorated so wellvery cozy super clean and truly a super host
Host:the host were kind and very responsiveshafiq was an awesome super hostthe community is gated and there’s a security guard on staff so i always felt safeshafiq was a great host and was quick to respond when i asked a questionit had everything you need and the host was great at communicationRead more reviewsit’s super close to downtown and great restaurants
Erin and David’s guest rental is a basement suite that has its own entrance. It is part of a classic craftsman cottage, but guests are guaranteed peace and privacy throughout. Ideal for couples, the single-bedroom apartment boasts modern decor with rustic touches. The well-lit bathroom features a cute vanity and a good-sized shower, and the living room with beamed ceilings features minimal but carefully curated decor. Guests also have access to a well-equipped kitchen that’s also supplied with pantry staples.
Avondale Garden-Level Studio ApartmentBirmingham, Alabama, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsit's beautifully decorated cosy and private complete with a smart tv as well as reliable wifidavid and erin were super responsive and the place was super comfortablethe space is cozy and spacious and was perfect for working remotelyit was very clean and cozynice very clean placevery clean and i love the decorthe neighborhood is nice and quiet and the space was clean and looked exactly as advertisedvery clean place great location
Host:the hosts were extremely accommodating and kindlovely hosts lovely familyerin and david were the perfect hostswonderful hosts super nice and accommodatingerin was very friendly and quick to answer any questionsRead more reviewsgreat neighborhood close to a cute park and tasty restaurantshomey and quaint and a great locationit’s located within walking distance to a beautiful park a hip brewery and so many delicious restaurantsabsolutely loved this place it was soooo cutegreat location and beautiful space would definitely recommend
This charming, farmhouse-style cottage hosted by Pam is an ideal place to stay for couples or a group of three guests. Two people can cozily sleep in the queen bed, while the third guest can occupy the sofa bed in the living room.
The home may be small and simple, but it is packed with all you’d need for a comfortable stay. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, a workstation, and a bathroom with a shower. This modest rental accepts dogs for an extra fee too!
Avondale Cottage, dog friendly, walk to breweriesBirmingham, Alabama, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe cottage was comfortable and charmingi also had to work while in town and was quite comfortable with the workstation setupthe bed is extremely comfortablebed was super comfortable which is always appreciatedvery clean and well appointedspace was very clean and invitingclean stylish and everything you needthe place was clean and had the necessitiesthis is a really nice space very clean and comfortable
Host:pam is a great hostpam is helpful and kindpam is an amazing host definitely will take care of youpam was a great host; she was clear and communicative making our check-in and stay easypam was an awesome host and i can’t wait to stay here againRead more reviewsthe distance to everything was under 15 mins and location was perfectdefinitely a cute placevery quiet and great locationgreat location very cute house with closed yardthe location was great and convenient to the venue and restaurants and breweries
Groups traveling together should seriously consider staying at this rental, which can house up to eight people. This home, which is over a century old, is not just spacious, it’s also fully furnished and comes with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. It’s also centrally located, providing guests easy access to the airport, as well as to a number of restaurants, bars, and shops.
Charming historic Tudor homeBirmingham, Alabama, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful house the decor was outstanding spacious beautiful backyard but the temperature was hot due to air conditioning issuesbed in master room was noisy but super comfyit would be nice to have lamps in bedrooms on bedside tables or nightstandsi would recommend but make sure that the air conditioner functionsit has many useful items (toilet paperclean and kid friendlyvery clean and nice place to stayvery clean very quaint and very tidyvery clean and cute homeit was charming and very clean
Host:the host is super responsivetaryn was a great hostit was late and the host was still responsivehowever airbnb support was very helpfulgreat host lovely quiet and safe locationRead more reviewswe loved being close to downtownthe location was great as you are close to several stores and restaurantsgreat stylish place close to downtownbeautiful place close to great food and entertainmentthis location is also perfect for anyone looking to be near downtown birmingham
Jamaica’s downtown loft is tucked in a historical building and welcomes two guests comfortably. You’ll be steps away from some of the best restaurants and things to do in the city, but you’re more than welcome to whip up your own meals in the well-equipped kitchen. The bathroom features a subway-tiled, glass-enclosed shower.
A dedicated workspace is also included in this home, along with an in-unit washer and dryer combo. After a long day out in the city, a plush queen bed will send you right into dreamland!
Lofty Living with Roof-Top TerraceBirmingham, Alabama, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe loft was adorable - very clean with plenty of room for 2 peoplethis place was perfect exactly as pictured & super cleanjamaica also has a very nice clean and spacious loft that was wonderfully decoratedit was clean decorated nicely quiet good parking & a great location
Host:jamaica and jay were awesome hostsjamaica is very responsive & we cant wait to stay here againRead more reviewsgreat loft space in a convenient locationwe enjoyed multiple places just within walking distanceyou will enjoy it and it is close to 2 nightspotjamaica has a beautiful place in an excellent location - it really is top qualitysuper cute and clean fits perfect if you want to be close to a lot of activity
Planning a trip to Birmingham and looking for a comfy place to stay? This loft may be what you’re looking for. This accommodation has one bedroom with a queen bed, providing a cozy place to sleep for up to two. It comes with a spacious living area, dining area, and full kitchen—all furnished to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Because this condo is located in the downtown area, restaurants, cafes, bars, and more are within walking distance.
Modern Industrial Downtown LoftBirmingham, Alabama, United States
Top guest reviewsvery clean and spaciousthe loft is clean and open-feeling with high ceilingsit’s a super comfortable and clean place to bewould definitely stay here again such a nice clean and beautiful space to relax inso wonderful the home is beautiful and so clean great communication and super sweet definitely recommend
Host:she is a great hostresponses were very timely and the hosts were fantasticcaitlin is a wonderful hostcaitlin is a wonderful host; she is thoughtful ready to help generous and very sweetshe is an excellent generous host that thought of many small comfortsRead more reviewsgood location with a number of nice restaurants close byclose to so many fun attractionsgreat place location and valuegreat location in downtown birmingham; within walking distance to many great barsgreat space and location walking distance to all the great places to be in bham
This rental is big enough for eight people and is just across the street from Railroad Park, but these aren’t its biggest selling points. Check out the creature comforts that you can have access to while staying here. These include a game room, a swimming pool, fire pits, a fully equipped gym, and bocce ball in the courtyard. What’s more, it is located in a central area, within walking distance to restaurants and cafes. The property itself comes furnished with all the essentials and some bonuses, including a kitchen, laundry services, and a work station.
Heart of City-2 Bed Rooms-King Bed-Private Parking
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable beds and even an outdoor space to have coffeethe beds were fabulousthe beds were very comfortablehaving two beds in one room with two bathrooms was greatbuilding-- beautiful pool gym and loungelinens and towels were clean and softincredibly clean and comfortable would stay againnew clean and well-appointed spacevery nice clean and safethis place is sparkling clean and so pretty
Host:hosts were very responsivedefinitely use our host ryan again always available for questionsryan was a great host and responded quickly when we had questionsvery responsive to any questions and very accommodating for any requestsryan and sarah super responsive and helpfulRead more reviewslocation across from railroad park was a huge plusgreat central location for our familygreat location and wonderful apartmentthe location close to the park and downtown was idealbeautiful location and peaceful environment
Take a break in Birmingham
As the biggest city in Alabama, you’re not likely to run out of accommodation options if you’re planning to spend some time in Birmingham. After all, besides Airbnb, there are numerous hotels and lofts for rent. However, not all of these places offer the same services, amenities, and cleanliness. Choose one of the accommodations on this list so you can get your money’s worth when you choose from the cream of the crop.
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