16 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cuenca, Ecuador - Updated 2023

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When one looks at all the cities in Ecuador, unarguably, Cuenca is the most charming. Given the abundance of cobblestone streets, old and charming cathedrals, parks with a colonial feel and urban rivers, the city of Cuenca is a delight to everyone’s eyes. This city is located on a highland valley and is lucky to have a moderate climate all year round. Downtown Cuenca has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the abundance of historical buildings. The entire city is beautiful with blooming flowers, lush greenery as well as rushing waters. There are gorgeous mountains on all four sides along with a large Cajas National Park. If you are looking to visit the region, then check out some of the best Airbnbs in Cuenca, Ecuador to enjoy a fantastic holiday experience.

1. Cozy accommodation with majestic city view (from USD 36)

Tucked in the upper floors of the tallest building in historical downtown, a spectacular city view from the furnished balcony awaits any guests in this accommodation. The unit is an ideal home base should you intend to do a series of excursions in the district as free walking tours and several other activities start right at the foot of the building.

On your lazy days, you’ll never feel away from home with the amenities available in every room of the house. Relax in the lounge and catch up with your favorite online shows on the 45-inch flat-screen smart TV. The high-speed Wi-Fi can support all your streaming needs. You can sort out your healthy diet with home-cooked meals prepared in the fully equipped kitchen. And to fully recharge for the night, while away in the cozy double-size bed with quality sheets and pillows.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
230 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view of my room was beautiful
incredible apartment overlooking the cathedrals and has an amazing balcony to relax on
nice apartment in the centre of the centre perfect spot most lovely balcony view so romantic
the place was very comfortable and the balcony was very nice to have
the apartment it's beautiful and has an amazing view
the apartment feels big and was very clean
the apartment was comfortable clean and secure
the host is even better
the host is extremely friendly and helpful
pedrito is an amazing host
predito was an amazing host
pedro is a great host
great location close to everything
excellent location in the heart of the city center
wonderful stay and great location
great location and that is the best part of this place
a nice apartment at an excellent location
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2. Homey rental with great outdoor amenities (from USD 28)

If you wish to stay at an accommodation with a chic roof deck to hang out and observe the city from a higher vantage point, this Old Town apartment ticks the box with a big check. This shared space also features a furnished solarium for utmost relaxation. And if this outdoor area isn’t enough, the common courtyard equipped with barbecue facilities is a great alternative.

Inside the one-bedroom unit, a sizeable room that comprises a lounge, dining, and kitchen is a welcoming sight. Multitaskers can juggle tasks when indoors like catching a flick on the flat-screen TV while putting together a delectable meal in the kitchen. The stable Wi-Fi connection can help you pass the evening. When it’s time to wrap up the day, the snug king-size bed in the private bedroom provides for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
51 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is great for everything except work/video calls
exit the facility to a beautiful river and mountain view
it has plenty of storage areas (cupboards shelves closet) and a kitchen area that is very well equipped
beautiful apartment excellent location and fantastic views from the terrace
the king bed was very comfortable
the rooms are clean and comfortable
the place is very nice clean and quiet
juan has a cleaning lady that comes by on wednesday’s so my place always felt clean and fresh
the apartment was very comfortable and clean
this apartment was clean had everything we needed for our 3 week stay
juan was a very helpful and gracious host
overall amazing place with amazing host
juan is an amazing host would recommend
very attentive and caring
always happy attentive to our needs going out of his way to accommodate special needs
perfect location in the middle of cuenca
- great location
this is the best location in cuenca
very comfortable place in a great location along the river
the best feature is the location
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3. Mini apartment in a strategic location (from USD 22)

This mini apartment in the center of Cuenca is a gem for all the couple travelers on the hunt for a strategically located unit. Within a few minutes of walking, you’ll be able to explore Calderón Park, Parque de la Madre, and the neighboring bars and restaurants. Commuting is also effortless with the easy access to bus transportation should you embark on further pursuits.

The studio is a straightforward unit that features a plush queen-size bed at the far end and gets flooded with natural light during the day. Pop some snacks or prepare your comfort food in the kitchen during your free days and binge-watch in the large flat-screen TV. Streaming is a breeze with the reliable Wi-Fi access provided. The host is kind enough to allow luggage dropoff if you arrive way ahead of check-in time.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
331 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was wonderful with great amenities and a kitchen as well
it is a perfectly self contained apartment with all amenities for a comfortable stay
the bed was extremely comfortable and the hot water was hot
apartment was private and had everything we needed to be comfortable
good bed well equipped kitchen and a super shower
very comfortable clean and modern
also the place was spotlessly clean
we were thrilled to have hot water and a very clean comfy bed
it is spotless and has modern finishes like granite counter tops and modern bathroom fixtures
we really loved the place because it’s sparkling clean too
he was a gracious host
host was very kind and helpful
rolendio is a super host and super kind
rolendio was very helpful and accommodating
rolendio was super helpful and responded almost immediately to our questions
located an easy walk to the center of cuenca
the location is just about perfect near el centro only a 15 minute walk from parque calderon
great location for historic cuenca sightseeing centrally located on a side street
good location with easy walking to a wide variety of things
good location very good value
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4. Sleek and clean studio with shared garden (from USD 64)

Whether you are visiting the vibrant city of Cuenca for either short or long stays, this sleek and clean flat is an idyllic dwelling to host your adventures. The studio is a refreshing accommodation that comfortably sleeps two guests. You can stay connected to your family and friends back home with its stable Wi-Fi connection. Before heading out to see the city, make sure to whip up a filling meal in the kitchen or munch on some of the scrumptious specialties of the cafes in the city center.

During your downtime, the shared patio and the lush gardens open up an opportunity to socialize. But if you want complete solitude, you may head over to the private backyard with your trusty book or music. The comfy double-size bed is the perfect way to cap off the day.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
65 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
has a comfy bed cute minimalistic design with plenty of space to spread out
all i can say is “wow ” rita’s studio apartment was perfect for my month-long stay in cuenca
it was clean and quiet
the apartment was clean and secure
beautiful clean place in the heart of cuenca
the apartment had everything we needed and was very clean and cute
very clean comfortable bed quiet great location
the owner is so helpful and will make sure you are a happy guest
the place was convenient and the host was responsive it was incredibility safe
i messaged her a few times with questions and rita was very responsive friendly and helpful
rita herself was always friendly and thorough in her communication
also rita was very helpful and answered within minutes
a very nice and cute place with excellent location
the location is great - easy to find and convenient to access to the downtown
beautiful apartment only a short walk from the parque calderon
the location was perfect it was just slightly out of town but very quick to walk in
it is very well located and great to pass some relaxed days in cuenca
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5. Comfortable suite with deluxe amenities (from USD 37)

Relax in the cozy space offered by this third-level suite that boasts a private hot tub and a home theater system. These deluxe features along with other amenities would make the stay feel premium and sublime. Refuse to get out of your pajamas and spend half of the day watching blockbuster films on the 65-inch TV in the theater room or on any of the smart TVs in the two bedrooms. With all the essential elements needed for home cooking, the equipped kitchen is your dependable partner in serving proper meals.

Should you decide to let the day pass by staying indoors, you can adore the city without having to leave the building. Set off to the rooftop and heighten your spirit with amazing cityscapes. Parking easily comes with the booking but is only open for small cars.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
389 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi worked very well and allowed for me to do work calls and zoom meetings
nicely equipped kitchen and great wifi
two huge televisions - private rooftop patio with grill and awesome sounds of rain
comfortable great jacuzzi large screen tv comfortable chairs felt like home away from home
comfy beds hot water and a washer/dryer made it an even better stay
very clean and stylish place
the apartment itself was very clean and well stocked
it was beautiful clean and extremely spacious
the kitchen was sparkling clean and it had most appliances
the space is well thought out super clean and has everything you could need
david was a great host
david was very quick with responses and very helpful overall
she was very understanding kind and attentive
david and his mother are super welcoming and gracious hosts
a wonderful host who makes sure you needs are met
the location was also great as restaurants and stores were at walking distance
the location is very good a safe and calm neighborhood that is close the almost everything
easy access to everything you need at a store right around the corner
this is a great place to stay in cuenca due to its location
sector very quiet and perfect location around the city
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6. Modern flat offering spectacular views (from USD 54)

Exuding with modern appeal, this gorgeous and cozy apartment caters to travelers who are yearning for a contemporary Airbnb in Cuenca. Its trendy open-plan layout gives it a roomier vibe and easy access to all of the updated spaces. Let the majestic views of the city center and mountains inspire you to create special recipes in the kitchen. The floor-to-ceiling glass window perfectly frames the scene from the kitchen bar. You’ll get a closer look at the view when you lounge on the two comfy sofas in the living room.

For an immersive sightseeing experience, have a thrilling stroll around the downtown area which is just five minutes away from the property, and then seal the day with a restful slumber in the two bedrooms. Take your pick on the queen-size and double-size beds available.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
124 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place to stay amazing view very comfortable and well decorated apartment
very clean and comfortable apartment
very clean nice building and good security
it was clean spacious and perfectly located to all that cuenca has to offer
great apartment great location great host no complaints
beds are very comfortable and a perfect location
great location and great view
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7. Luxury penthouse in historic centre (from USD 85)

Experience penthouse living, located in a prestigious neighborhood known as Gran Columbia. The location of this property is close to major tourist sights such as the Parque Calderon and Cathedral Immaculada. There are also amenities like supermarkets, restaurants and extensive transportation links close to the property. The entire apartment is fully furnished and comes with a functional kitchen. Free Wi-Fi is available on the premises. There are two bedrooms in this property, with a queen-sized bed in each of them.

Cuenca, Ecuador
27 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent wifi satellite tv and dvd player
everything was clean and comfortable
both the host and manager were wonderful responsive and accommodating
best location; one block from the main square
what an incredible place it is a beautiful apartment located in the center of town
such a central location was an amazing to experience the beautiful city of cuenca
the penthouse is beautiful in a great location and very comfortable
quick walk to cafés restaurants and entertainment
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8. Gorgeous loft in a beautiful city (from USD 37)

Enjoy a fabulous location when you book this apartment which is located in the center of the city. Being set close to downtown Cuenca, the property enjoys spectacular mountain views as well as other amenities like a supermarket and a mall. There is one bedroom with a double bed which can sleep two people comfortably. Free parking and Wi-Fi are available on the premises.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
153 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the bathroom was very clean and nicely renovated
the loft is new clean and tastefully decorated
the apartment is very nice clean and modern
everything was beautiful modern and clean
very nice place clean and modern with great amenities
elizabeth was a great host
we didn't see the host whilst we were there as the keys were left in the key safe
elizabeth was very accommodating to our needs and was very kind
elizabeth was very kind and helpful for making our last minute plans work out
great location and quiet
close to supermarket good restaurants park and just a short walk to downtown
nice loft apartment a short walk from the old town
it's a good place to stay if going to cuenca
quiet in a safe residential area
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9. Stunning unit in Cuenca’s beautiful colonial center (from USD 44)

This is a gorgeous penthouse which is located in the colonial center of the beautiful city of Cuenca. There are many major sights around the property such as the Parque Calderon and the blue domes of the New Cathedral. After a hard day out exploring this beautiful city, guests will be treated to a comfortable bed in their rooms. The apartment is generally spacious and bright, consisting of all the amenities one would need to be comfortable. Fiber-optic Wi-Fi and internet television is also made available for guests. Up to three guests can be accommodated here.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
116 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it includes a washer and dryer as well as a nice spacious balcony with table and chairs
the kitchen appliances washer and dryer wifi and tanlkess heater all worked great
the beds are comfortable and there are adequate closets
grace’s place is very comfortable for two to four people with modern amenities
the beds pillows and blankets were excellent the only down size was the amount of street noise
the apartment is spacious clean and decorated in a euro modern style
clean great beds great kitchen with everything you need
a great apartment spacious modern clean and well kept
the kitchen was nice clean and well equiped
stylish and clean apartment in middle of the city
our hosts were very accommodating and gracious
the hosts speak english if needed and are extremely gracious and friendly
grace's office is right downstairs and her staff was gracious and helpful when needed and never obtrusive
the apartment is clean and the host is very attentive to any questions you would have
grace and her husband nelson are top notch hosts
the location is is perfect
great location in the old town
beautiful apartment in excellent location
walking distance from beautiful cuenca architecture & cathedral
i highly recommend this location
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10. Modern apartment in a pleasant locality (from USD 54)

Come stay at this modern apartment which is fully equipped and contains all the amenities one would need. The property is in a peaceful and tranquil neighborhood where there are mainly retired foreigners. The property is close to amenities like a shopping center, restaurants, parks, and playgrounds. As such, kids will be suitably entertained as well. There are two bedrooms in the property and up to four people can be accommodated here.

Cuenca, Ecuador
53 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
apartment is exactly as described and is very clean and comfortable
very comfortable spacious and clean
juan is so attentive with everything made us feel like we was at home thanks again for everything
juan is very responsive
great location: close to a big supermarket and taxi to center is about $2
great apartment in a very safe location
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11. Ground-floor furnished apartment

This is a three-bedroom apartment that is located on the ground floor. The apartment is fully furnished and contains the amenities guests would need to feel comfortable. The first two bedrooms in this apartment come with a queen-sized bed each and the third room comes with a double bed. Since the property is located in the center of the city, it is close to major sights and amenities like restaurants, cathedrals, and parks. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available on the premises.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
51 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good size bedrooms with plenty of closet space and so many bathrooms
regina is a super host this place has a fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker blender
there were fresh roses on the table and coffee milk and beer in the fridge
the beds and linens were perfect
regina's apartment is spacious and comfortable with all the amenities one could wish for while traveling
the spacious clean and comfortable appt
the apartment was spacious clean and comfortable
the house is very big and very clean
the house was very spacious and clean for a family
regina and her apartment are amazing the entire place was super clean and has everything you could need
regina was a great host
excellent host and excellent apartment
regina was a gracious host
she is the ultimate host and now friend
regina is about the nicest host you could ask for
it was super close to the main square
the location is also amazing
great location just a short distance from the center of the historical center
this was the perfect location
the location is ideal as it is easy to walk to restaurants and all of the sights
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12. New apartment with panoramic views

Welcome to this new apartment which offers the best views of the city. From this apartment, one can enjoy panoramic views of the Cuenca and its surroundings. The apartment is elegantly furnished and contains top-notch furniture. There is a patio area in the apartment which comes with hammocks for relaxation. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available on the premises. Up to three people can be comfortably accommodated here.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
44 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

13. Comfortable apartment in a private condominium

This is a two-bedroom apartment which is set within a beautiful condominium. The apartment is fully furnished and contains amenities that one would need to feel comfortable. Up to five people can be accommodated here. The first bedroom comes with a queen-sized bed and the second bedroom comes with a single bed. The living area comes with a sofa bed. Free parking and Wi-Fi are available on the premises.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
42 reviews  
Entire condominium 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
santiago's apartment is a nice place with all the amenities needed plus with a great view of the city
apartment was amazing with a spacious living room and a breathtaking view of cuenca
santiago went out of his way to be helpful and the condo was very clean
it’s located in a quiet residential neighborhood near the beautiful riverfront
excellent apartment great place and great location
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14. Beautiful house with a hot tub

Book this beautiful property which is set in a quiet part of Cuenca and close to amenities like supermarkets and restaurants. The property is also close to transportation network links and therefore easy to get around. The property has three bedrooms that come with private bathrooms and a hot tub. All bedrooms come with a queen-sized bed each. Free and fast internet connection is available here.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
49 reviews  
Entire house 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
two tvs one large new smart tv in upstairs guest room
the room is modern and nice
this place is poorly clean
the house was not cleaned when we arrived nor we receive a quick solution
i like everything damian is good person friendly and attentive
so close to good restaurant
good location near grocery store
stylish accommodations very close to super maxi
the location is nice very safe and very private
beautiful place i will come back soon
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15. Oasis at the heart of Cuenca

This property is located in the heart of Cuenca, close to Central Park. Here, guests are placed close to major sightseeing landmarks along with dining establishments and entertainment venues. It is easy to get around the city from this property as there are many bus services and taxis that can be hailed. The rental of this property includes high-speed internet, appliances in the kitchen and other basic supplies. The bedroom comes with a queen bed while the living area comes with a single bed. Up to four people can be accommodated here.

Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
164 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing view and cosy apartment
the interior is lovely and light bed good view beautiful
the apartment itself had a great view and was fairly quiet
from the living room window is an amazing view of one of the churches
beautiful apartment with a great view incredibly central
it was clean and spacious
clean spacious safe quiet
the place was really clean
it is clean spacious and perfectly located
reasonably priced very clean with everything we needed
nestor was a wonderful host
nestor was so kind and he is a very good host
the host was efficient and great
the best thing is probably nestor himself he's an awesome host
nestor was also very helpful and attentive to my needs
great location and very comfortable
perfect location and beautiful apartment
great location and very quiet for being right downtown
the location downtown is so great
the location of this place is excellent
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16. Apartment in Palermo Condos

Fancy a modern apartment which is fully furnished and elegant? If so, then this is the apt apartment for you. The apartment consists of all the basic amenities one would expect along with a laundromat. The condominium consists of amenities like a swimming pool, a gym, private parking, and multiple courts. What’s more, there’s even a cinema room for entertainment. There are three bedrooms, two of them with double beds and the third one with a single bed. Free parking and Wi-Fi are offered on the premises.

66 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment itself is very protected and offers a lot of amenities
the apartment is in a great location clean and spacious
atila is an excellent host very attentive and communicative
atila is a very helpful host and the apartment is very comfortable
atila is incredibly friendly and this apartment is absolutely beautiful
from the beginning he was very responsive and helpful
great experience and very convenient location
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Choose the perfect accommodation

Given the above list of comfortable accommodation, you should have no hesitation picking an Airbnb to stay at. Each accommodation is unique in its own right and meets travelers’ every need.

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