12 Best Airbnbs In Columbia, South Carolina - Updated 2024

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Columbia is a place for adventure and excitement in the United States. It is also the capital and considered the second-largest city in South Carolina. The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Congaree National Park, and the Columbia Museum of Art are a few of the must-visits here in Columbia. If you are looking for outdoor activities and things to do, they’ve got you covered, as you can walk along the river, go golfing, or just visit the natural beauty of the parks. A traveler’s tip is to make sure to prepare your summer clothes, as it is usually hot here. When traveling, accommodation is usually a problem, but we’re here to help you. Keep scrolling for the best Airbnbs in Columbia, South Carolina.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 08, 2024.

1. Romantic cottage for two near historic downtown (from USD 91)

This long-term Airbnb in Columbia, South Carolina, rests in a peaceful neighborhood and is minutes away from historic downtown. Best suited for guests who are on a honeymoon or a romantic getaway, this cozy cottage is tastefully decorated with modern furnishings and warm lighting. A king-sized bed in the bedroom ensures a good night’s rest after an eventful day of exploration. Air conditioning and heaters promise comfort and convenience all year round. An internet connection is furnished inside the rental that can be used for both work and entertainment. Guests will also find a functional kitchen lying at their disposal should they want to prepare hearty meals.

Planning to extend your trip by a month or more? The host will be happy to accommodate you for longer stays.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
335 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was so comfortable and the wifi was very fast
this cozy cottage was perfect for our stay before moving our daughter into college
comfortable bed and seamless check in
the space is nice and cozy
i enjoyed my stay watching tv laying in a comfortable bed and a 5 min commute to work
lots of clean towels and washcloths
everything was clean and very nice
clean and cozy would definitely stay again
bed was very comfortable living areas were very modern and clean
this charming apartment above the garage is clean comfortable and private
host provided a nice bottle of wine which was a great touch
good communication with the host
excellent communication w owners who promptly responded to our messages and answered our questions
great location - minutes from everything
the location perfect and convenient
the location was perfect for this - only 15 mins from the base
great cozy stay in the perfect location
and the location was great especially for visiting congaree national park
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2. Comfortable house near Fort Jackson (from USD 70)

You will find this vacation rental in Columbia, South Carolina, minutes away from Fort Jackson, some of the best restaurants, markets, and a local park.

Guests who want to stay in for a while will still have a good time by watching movies on a TV that comes equipped with a sound system. Breakfast and light meals can be prepared in the kitchen’s toaster and microwave. There is a Trader Joe’s at the turn of the lane from where you can pick up groceries. If you are not up for cooking, you can hop over to the nearby Bruegger’s Bagels for a quick bite.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
40 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this place was amazing so many amenities i loved the decor and it was so comfortable there
loved how clean it was
it was very clean and it felt very homely
everything was clean and carmony’s communication was helpful and welcoming
carmony was awesome the place was clean and spacious and clean and the location was very convenient
the space is beautiful quiet and super clean
the host is very communicative and eager to please
caroming is a great host—lots of nice touches and she is super responsive
she's extremely friendly and accommodating
carmony is a great host house is nice and clean
great location and nice space
perfect location close to downtown but with a homey feeling to it
neighborhood was super quiet
carmony’s hideaway suite is a great location just minutes from the stadium and downtown
great spot nestled in a sweet and quiet and neighborhood close to downtown
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3. Modern accommodation with an outdoor garden (from USD 72)

This beautiful, modern accommodation will make your overnight stay worthwhile. The house for rent in Columbia, South Carolina, is quite small but complete with quality facilities that include everything you need. Take advantage of the amenities here, such as Wi-Fi, central heat, a television, air conditioning, a dining area with basic appliances, an outdoor garden, and a patio.

Restaurants, coffee shops, a river walk, and a movie theater are a few of the many places you can visit and explore here. It’s also very clean, and comfortable, and check-in is as easy as pie. Parking is also allowed, right in front of the accommodation.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
799 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the thoughtfulness of amenities such as a coffee and snack area and bathroom tools
best part was the air conditioner and cozy blankets
this beautiful cozy cottage was perfect
including toothbrush and toothpaste snacks and poopourri the bed was very comfortable and the cottage was very clean
scott and lizzi’s little cottage is amazing incredibly comfy cozy and practical
spotlessly clean with extra covid-clean precautions
clean friendly and easy
it was very clean and was able to have a ton of privacy
the space was clean and efficient to our needs
great spot close to downtown columbia and it was very clean
lizzi and scott were amazing hosts
lizzi and scott are excellent hosts
they were very responsive and thoughtful
i thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and the hosts were instantly responsive
thanks again for being great hosts
it’s close to everything and in a cute neighborhood
super close to downtown but secluded and quiet
good accommodations in a nice location
a super cute place to stay so many thoughtful and cute touches
great location we were able to walk to a nice restaurant for dinner
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4. Wooden cozy home for two near the USC (from USD 92)

This rental is recommended for students attending the university because of its proximity, within walking distance to the University of South Carolina. But don’t get us wrong, this place is also very friendly for those who aren’t studying. It can fit two guests and has one bedroom with one bed. The accommodation will make you feel cozy because of its wooden beams, pine flooring, big windows, and bookshelves. You can also expect that it is sparkling clean and always ready when a guest arrives.

Besides all this, you’ll get to enjoy the amenities that include Wi-Fi, cable TV, central heating, a laptop-friendly workspace, air conditioning, and dining area. There is also a hidden courtyard garden, which is considered a hidden gem of the place. You’ll feel very safe here because the neighborhood is mostly made up of students and professors at the university.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
447 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had a few thoughtful amenities (snacks juice water) and comforts (roku tv alexa etc)
the amenities were great in the apartment - excellent supplies were on hand
very fun comfortable space with all the amenities you would want for a pleasant stay
on top of that the apartment was really cool and as described
clean and comfortable place to stay
which was super clean and comfortable
very nice place and clean
it was very clean and had everything i needed
emily's & jeff's place was sparking clean and perfect
the hosts were very welcoming
the hosts are kind and accessible
thank you for being such great hosts
hosts easy to work with
the host goes all out to make sure you are comfortable
great location & stylish space
super cute studio great location for usc visiting
very cute place in a great location for usc events
the location is super convenient
great central location in columbia
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5. Minimalist white house with an outdoor garden

This minimalist and clean home is such a good way to spend a weekend in. It’s only an 8-minute drive from downtown Columbia, including the University of South Carolina, the zoo, and more. Travel in a group, as it fits up to four guests and has two bedrooms with two beds. The place is a home away from home and the beds are really comfy.

Amenities included are Wi-Fi, washer, a television, central heating, air conditioning, a kitchen with cooking basics, and a garden outdoors. The host is also very accommodating and will make sure your stay is memorable.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
127 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was super comfy & the coffee maker was the perfect touch
this cottage was charming and stylish yet cozy and comfortable
this is such a stylish cozy spot and the bedding is like sleeping on a cloud absolutely dreamy
the beds were so comfortable definitely the best beds
the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was nice cool abstract artwork in the house as well
very clean and neat
very clean and comfortable
it is clean and neat
very clean house with great beds
clean home and comfy bed
andrea is a good host
andrea was the absolute perfect host
andrea was a wonderful host
andrea was an amazing host
host was superb
great location and quiet neighborhood
andrea's place was fantastic it's conveniently located in a cute neighborhood that's really close to downtown
a cute little house on a quiet street
this house was also very close to downtown making it easy to find restaurants and our concert venue
it was thoughtfully decorated conveniently located comfortable and quiet
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6. Clean, small cottage with an indoor fireplace (from USD 82)

Surrounded by plants and in a quiet neighborhood, this rental is one of the cottages in Columbia, South Carolina, that let you unwind from the busy city and noisy streets. It’s a newly renovated home with amenities such as Wi-Fi, a dryer, central heating, a laptop-friendly workspace, a kitchen with cooking basics, and a private entrance.

Keep yourself warm with the indoor fireplace. Besides all this, you can just sit back and read a book on the patio. This place is so aesthetically pleasing because of its design and amenities. Enjoy this house with five of your closest friends.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
554 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spacious with comfortable furniture stylish decorations
living room is cute and has a lovely view
the bed was super comfy
very peaceful lovely and cozy cottage
very cozy & clean great communication
very clean looks exactly like the pictures
the place was super clean and the beds were comfortable
clean comfortable and convenient to my work meetings
very nice and clean place i would recommend it to everyone
the hosts were great answers our questions quickly
5 star host and equally wonderful home
provided excellent hospitality and was a great host
provided excellent hospitality and was a great host
the hosts are amazing too
great location and beautiful scenery around
this is a hidden gem love the location very close to everything
love this place great location
i had a wonderful time staying at this location
i had a wonderful time staying at the location
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7. Private studio accommodation with Netflix (from USD 65)

This great accommodation comes with Wi-Fi, a television, a laptop-friendly workspace, air conditioning, and a kitchen with cooking basics. Breakfast is also provided and there is a backyard garden. The best part is that they have Apple TV, so you can binge-watch Netflix movies. It fits around two guests and has one bedroom with a bed and bath.

This place is commended for its cleanliness, self-check-in, and its privacy to its guests. It is also a 15-20 minute drive to downtown Columbia, the Columbia Airport, and the University of South Carolina, while Fort Jackson is a 30-minute drive away. There is also a private entrance to make your stay more comfortable.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
232 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quaint space bed was comfortable
comfortable and well-appointed even has an electric kettle for those of us who don't drink coffee
comfortable space with full kitchen
the bed was comfy bathroom sparkling clean and the wifi was great
loved having a full kitchen and a great size bathroom
very clean and comfortable
it was outstandingly clean
it was very clean
clean and beautiful just as advertised would recommend to anyone who is visiting columbia sc
very clean and cozy - perfect for two people -
paul & tracy are wonderful hosts
their kind hospitality made our stay very enjoyable
paul and tracy were fantastic hosts
the hosts are professional kind and welcoming
paul & tracy are excellent hosts
the location was good
great location close close to shopping and restaurants
excellent location at an excellent price
great location very comfortable bed
close to everything in a very comfortable neighborhood
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8. Clean private room with outdoor grill (from USD 55)

This guest room is sparkling clean and is owned by one of the most accommodating hosts you’ll ever meet. You’ll only be renting the room here and it can only accommodate two guests. We recommend that you spend some time and unwind with your loved ones here. The pet-friendly Airbnb is located in a quiet neighborhood, close to a lot of places one should explore, like downtown Columbia, the Riverbank Zoo, Fort Jackson, and more.

It is also complete with amenities, such as Wi-Fi, cable television, a washer, a laptop-friendly workspace, air conditioning, street parking, a kitchen with cooking basics, and a private entrance. You can also enjoy a barbeque with the outdoor grill by the garden.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
479 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
(the chocolates next to the bed were an awesome touch ) i would definitely stay at their house again
the next morning we had a good breakfast together
we had great conversation and i felt so comfortable like i was at my own grandmother's house
if you see their room available don’t hesitate to book this is the best place you can stay
very comfortable and quiet and clean place
it is exactly as pictured and very clean indeed
clean quiet comfortable and more
and our room was comfortable and clean and spacious
the room is clean and has everything you might need
wonderful home and wonderful hosts
katherine and david were amazing hosts
the host are very hospitable and friendly
the host and this place is amazing
wonderful host and loved the place
great hospitality and location will definitely stay here again in the future
as soon as you walk in and meet them they treat you like family
katherine’s place is the most gorgeous house i have ever stayed in airbnb
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9. Family-friendly apartment with free parking (from USD 87)

Private and cozy are two words to best describe this lovely accommodation. The house is situated in a quiet neighborhood, away from the city but just near the restaurants and shops you must visit.

This family-friendly apartment can accommodate up to four guests and has one bedroom with two beds. You’ll enjoy the entire house for yourself and will be able to use the included amenities, such as the Wi-Fi, television, central heating, air conditioning, free parking, and a dining area. The place is so charming you’ll definitely want to come back.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
364 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 4 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the coffee was a plus and the bed was super comfortable
great bed excellent shower superb coffee
the cozy couch is a great place to curl up with a book
warm comfortable tastefully decorated great bed and amenities
a comfortable and beautiful space that was a blend of modern and classic decor
nicely decorated clean and comfortable
excellent - clean cozy and convenient
it was incredibly clean
the room is very clean and spacious
the room is extremely clean and well appointed
sharon is a wonderful host
the hosts were delightful
she is a great great host
the host is very responsive
sharon is a great host her hospitality is a+
great location too
the location is perfect
amazing stay and great location
very nice studio in a convenient location
the location was perfect3
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10. Victorian apartment for four (from USD 76)

You’ll leave this accommodation having had a great experience and definitely with a lot of pictures. This house is newly renovated and features a Victorian aesthetic in almost the whole house. The ambiance is very cozy and you just might choose to stay in. Amenities included here are Wi-Fi, an indoor fireplace, a television, a central heater, free street parking, a kitchen with cooking basics, patio, garden, and a private entrance.

This place is almost as good as a 5-star hotel because of its quality service and amenities. It can fit up to four guests and has one bedroom with two beds.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
242 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice area comfy has kitchen area small fridge hot plate washer/dryer back yard
great place to stay beautiful home and super comfy bed
those floors the ceilings it is both a visual delight and comfortable
nice backyard comfy bed and beautiful bathroom
the remodeled bathroom was very nice
everything was clean and up to date
house was very clean and had supplies
the house was clean and very chic
the house had everything listed and is super clean
impeccable clean stylish and all the small details were thought through
wendy was a phenomenal host providing clear directions and quickly answering any questions we had
wendy was a great host and our stay was perfect
host is truly 5 starts
wendy was very responsive and accommodating
the host were extremely nice and were flexible with my schedule
great location / 5 mins from downtown
great location only few minutes from downtown
loved it - close to downtown and the university
location is great relative to a quick ride downtown or a walk over to the park nearby
food and shopping are very close as are downtown attractions
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11. Stylish cottage for three

This is a stylish, comfortable, and cozy house for a group of three. It has one bedroom and two beds for you to use. You can also take advantage of the built-in closets, drawers, wall hooks, and more, to make your stay organized and clean. This place is also spacious, so you can feel free to enjoy the area.

Wi-Fi, cable television, an indoor fireplace, a laptop-friendly workspace, a kitchen with cooking basics, and a private entrance are all included in the accommodation. The best part is that the kitchen is almost a replica of an Ikea display kitchen, so you’ll definitely enjoy its amenities. Feel free to explore the places nearby, as it is very convenient to get around.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
110 reviews  
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
pretty much everything you need is there and the furniture and bed are super comfy
great large flat screen tv you can watch from lr or bed
the space is super comfortable and i appreciated having a small kitchen to cook in
the apartment is comfortable stylish and fully equipped
comfortable bed great shower stocked kitchen & refrig/freezer ( beverages/ breakfast options) microwave toaster etc
clean comfortable and quiet
it is clean and comfortable
totally recommend very clean and neat
very bright clean cute cottage
great space super clean and bob is terrific host
bob is a great host
bob was a wonderful host
bob is a great host
bob was an amazing host and answered any questions we had
bob was a great host
the location is great
amazing place close to everything you might need
and the location is perfect as it is close to everything
great location nice neighborhood close to downtown and easily navigable
it is close to downtown and easy access to attractions restaurants the university and other locations
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12. Beautiful home with two bedrooms (from USD 131)

You’ll be surprised by this listing because it is so beautiful! The house and amenities look brand new because it is so well taken care of. Peaceful is one word to best describe this house. It’s away from the busy streets and it’s spacious enough for a group of four to six. There are two bedrooms and three beds included here. Explore the concerts, Fort Jackson, and the University of South Carolina while you’re here. It’s often praised for its cleanliness and the very accommodating hosts.

A kitchen, Wi-Fi, free parking, central heating, a television, laptop-friendly workspace, air conditioning, private entrance, and a patio are a few of the many amenities you can use here.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
62 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
the house itself is very clean comfortable and chicly decorated
the bed was amazing all clean and easy access
it is a little dated but clean
very clean and great layout within the entire house
the beds were super comfortable and the bathrooms were clean and stocked with all the necessities
the hosts were super responsive
the host was very nice and quick at responding
our hosts were so kind and communicative
ben and andres seem like great hosts
the host was very responsive and welcomed our dogs and us
super close to bars restaurants and shopping
this townhouse is definitely walking distance to 5 points
great place 5 min walk to a social environment great place to stay
great place location and hosts
great location for visit with family very responsive hosts
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A perfect getaway

It’s always good to spend some time with your loved ones after busy days of working, studying, and just focusing on yourself. Make sure to take care of yourself by enjoying a getaway in the city. There are so many places you can explore and things to learn about here in Columbia. It’s nice to have great accommodation to stay in after a busy day of exploring the city. So, what are you waiting for? Book your next stay in one of these top accommodations.

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