Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In San Luis Obispo, California - Updated 2023


Centrally located in San Luis Obispo County, between Los Angeles and San Francisco, lively SLO is a perfect weekend getaway. Full of activities and events, SLO offers a great time, with its numerous attractions, great weather, and friendly people. The Children’s Museum, SLO Skate Park, downtown SLO Farmers Market and the famous Bubblegum Alley are just a few of the famous sites and attractions in the area.

The hiking and biking trails, the local farm-to-table cuisine and the local craft beer and wines are some of the other reasons why visitors keep returning to San Luis Obispo, year after year. When planning your holiday to this amazing city, you’ll want to make sure you have the right accommodation. We’ve narrowed down the top Airbnb picks in San Luis Obispo so that you have more time for taking in the sights, food and drink that makes this special area so famous.

1. Charming 1920s bungalow with boho decor (from USD 180)

You’ll be swept away by the charm of this 1920s bungalow in the east railroad district, which is a quick 10-minute walk to downtown. The boho-styled retreat is filled with natural light and only comes with prime fittings. You can whip up your delectable recipes in the well-stocked kitchen, tune in to your favorite shows on the 43-inch smart HDTV, and soothe your senses in the bathtub. A highly comfortable queen-size bed is fitted in the bedroom while a queen-size air mattress is available for additional guests.

Don’t miss out on outdoor leisure as the rental features two outdoor areas. Feel free to unwind in the lounge chairs and fire up the propane grill to enjoy alfresco cooking and dining.

The Boho Bungalow! Wine-Dine-Walk to downtown SLO
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
96 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c was perfect for the hotter summer days
large bathroom and all the hooks and shelves that make suitcase living easy
the space was very comfortable for us and our dogs
the bed was insanely comfortable
the place is comfortable and decorated with plants and flowers that makes it feel like home
great value very clean and cozy
very clean and comfortable we would stay again
the unit itself was very clean comfy and beautifully decorated
great spot easy check in and very clean and nice
the boho bungalow was perfect for our little getaway the space was clean convenient and stylish
hosts were very responsive with any questions
pauline is an excellent host with very quick response times and worked diligently to help accommodate us
pauline was very helpful and communicative
pauline was also a wonderful host - responsive and very accommodating thank you
adorable spot and super responsive and friendly host thanks
great location if you want to walk downtown or drive to neighboring areas
amazing stay at an amazing location
pauline's place was perfect and located in a wonderful neighborhood in slo
good base camp within walking distance of downtown slo
lovely studio that’s only a 15 min walk to downtown slo
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2. Mid-century home with great amenities (from USD 139)

Boasting an Airbnb Plus badge, this mid-century-inspired home guarantees a gratifying stay. It is a tranquil space that provides two outdoor spaces: a shaded private patio and a backyard furnished with a fire pit, exercise equipment, and a gas grill. The interior similarly offers two unique spaces—two distinct bedrooms. The first one is a stunning room adorned with a queen-size bed, cable TV, and air-conditioning. Meanwhile, the second room allows guests to rest in a queen-size bed and the little ones in a travel crib.

Note that this private guest quarter is attached to the host’s main home but privacy is rarely compromised as it has a separate entrance. If you’re driving to this rental, free street parking is available on the premises.

Mid-Century Design Close to Downtown
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
999 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable space in a quiet neighborhood
the place is aged but everything was comfortable and we had everything we needed
the beds and linens were really comfortable
the beds were the most comfortable that we’ve ever slept on
john was a perfect host
the owners we so welcoming and accommodating
lovely home hosted by lovely couple in slo
john was a wonderful host and his home is a gem
a lovely space with lovely hosts thank you john and maridel
the location and neighborhood were great with proximity to town and restaurants
great location right off downtown with easy access to restaurants beaches and hikes/walks
the place was super close to downtown and in a very cute neighborhood
his home is located in a quiet neighborhood and you can easily walk to cute downtown slo
great neighborhood and location close to downtown and cal poly
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3. Impeccably clean corner apartment (from USD 130)

An inviting outdoor patio welcomes you in this corner apartment. The private outside space is just the ideal spot to enjoy your favorite drink and pop open the grill for some tasty barbecue. Indoors, a minimalist vibe dominates the impeccably clean space. It is appointed with flat-screen TV and WiFi for entertainment options and a full-size bed for tranquil overnight slumbers. Free parking readily comes with the booking.

While there is a stocked kitchen in the unit, you can easily head out and explore the town’s delectable dining options. Numerous local restaurants and cafes are just within walking distance, thanks to the property’s strategic location. It is only two blocks away from downtown San Luis Obispo.

The Corner Abode
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
500 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the patio area was great the shower was nice and hot and the bed was cozy
very clean and quaint apartment
it was very clean and very relaxing
very clean and accommodating apartment and location
highly recommend this place if you’re looking for a safe clean spot in slo
it's clean charming and the location cannot be beat
great location in walking distance to everything in downtown slo
excellent location and cozy space
this apartment is located perfectly near downtown slo and within walking distance to everything
perfect location to downtown slo - easy walking distance to shops restaurants movies etc
so cute place great location convenient and well supplied
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4. Renovated cottage featuring a zen-like backyard (from USD 237)

While this newly renovated cottage features an excellent indoor space, its true star is the zen-like backyard. This outdoor space provides you an opportunity to unwind on a deck and throw little barbecue parties since there is a grill. Your four-legged furry friends can also enjoy this space as the property is pet friendly.

You’ll equally admire your time indoors because the unit is equipped with air-conditioning, WiFi, and cable TV. There’s a nicely fitted kitchen for all your home-cooking plans throughout your stay. As for its sleeping corners, this home has queen-size and double-size beds fitted in two separate stunning bedrooms. Free parking completes its set of great amenities.

Two Palms Cottage at Beebee St.
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
310 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds nice furnishings lovely landscaping great back deck with bbq table and chairs
the cottage is comfortable light and airy
very clean good size & fully stocked kitchen outdoor deck with bbq and nice patio furniture
we stayed for 4 nights and we're so comfortable
the perfect home for a little staycation super complete home and kitchen especially if you plan on cooking/baking/etc
the house was very clean and inviting
very clean cute home
house was very clean and had everything you need
when we arrived the house was clean cute and so comfy
the house was very clean and well cared for
great hosts and adorable house
hosts were super nice and informative
they are super hosts for a reason
the owners had so many sweet and thoughtful touches that really made it feel like home
the hosts are super helpful and the home has a lot of instructions at the convenience of us
super cute spot close to everything
cute cottage with a great location walking distance from downtown
cute place great location very relaxing too
great house in a perfect location
perfect getaway location in proximity to great local restaurants
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5. Private studio with a warm ambiance (from USD 89)

This guest house is a private studio space that’s perfect as either a solo traveler’s refuge or a couple’s hideaway. The warm ambiance of the cozy interior is complemented by modern conveniences such as flat-screen TV and WiFi. It also comes with a small kitchenette for light meal plans but you can always check out what’s cooking in the local restaurants and cafes as downtown is just four blocks away from the property. Should you stay here, you’ll spend the tranquil nights on a comfortable queen-size Murphy bed.

Keep in mind that this rental is located in the detached garage of the host’s home. It has its own separate entrance through the back gate so rest assured that privacy wouldn’t be an issue.

SLO Guesthouse - quiet neighborhood - #115545
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
383 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
easy key entry and room had all necessary amenities
super clean and quiet comfortable bed with lots of pillows and a solid amount of amenities
murphy bed is extremely comfortable nice quiet neighborhood
comfortable quiet and with a well/equipped kitchen
great clean place to stay
clean cozy and great location
the studio is exactly as advertised and pictured and is easy to get into and spotless
very clean and great location
it was very clean modern private and equipped with everything we needed
the hosts were helpful when i had questions
very nice host very nice stay
elaine is a great host
elaine is really kind and helpful really appreciated the help
the cats outside are adorable and friendly
located within easy walking distance of downtown san luis obispo
such a cute little loft so close to downtown slo
located within walking distance from downtown with its many great restaurants and fine shopping
very pleased w/location and area of all restaurants & beaches close by
great location about a 5 minute walk to chinatown and mission
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6. Welcome to the cottage on Caudill (from USD 175)

This is a lovely and comfortable cottage with a fenced yard near downtown SLO. Pauline’s place is small but well-appointed with all the amenities you could need. It has a modern kitchen, remote control ceiling fan and a 40-inch flat screen Smart TV with basic channels, Hulu and Netflix access. There is a comfortable queen bed, a small dinette table and private seating on the outdoor patio. The bathroom has a multi-setting shower head.

They also offer beach cruiser bikes for a ride downtown. Shops, restaurants, and all other attractions are nearby and discounts are offered for weekly or monthly rentals.

Modern Private Cottage- 1 mile to downtown SLO
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
816 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities were great and the bed was super comfortable
the bed was so comfortable we enjoyed having coffee outside and looking at the beautiful yard
a very nice cottage well kept and comfortable
super delightful comfortable stay with high quality amenities and thoughtful touches throughout
we felt very comfortable in the cottage and the area
very clean and tidy
very clean and modern
sparkling clean and charming
it was clean and quiet too
very clean and well appointed cottage
pauline was very responsive to our requests and questions
hosts were super friendly
hosts were friendly and responsive
pauline is a fantastic host and made sure we were well taken care of
pauline was an excellent host and super helpful with some specific requests we had
such a great location too
it was also in a great location just a few minutes from downtown slo
it's located on a cute and quiet residential street and downtown slo is a moderate walk away
we also loved being in walking distance of downtown
a comfortable and relaxing place to stay close to the downtown area
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7. Located three blocks from downtown SLO - Free breakfast included (from USD 104)

This is a motel, located three blocks from downtown and a short walk to all of the shopping, bars, and restaurants. The motel has everything you need inside, including a hairdryer, an iron, a huge bed, and a TV with HBO.

There is one queen sized bed, a fridge, coffee maker, microwave, WiFi, and a bathroom. The motel offers a great complimentary continental breakfast.

Located 3 blocks downtown SLO Walk to Downtown!!
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
461 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Room in hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
big tv iron and board and very nice interior and bathroom
everything was very clean had everything you need inside (hairdryer iron huge bed tv etc
the room was sparkling we had a good night rest thanks to the crispy sheets and comfy bed
the breakfast in the morning was simple and good - cereal muffins waffles scones pastries apples bananas etc
great place for a nights stay the complimentary continental breakfast was great
clean and comfortable
very clean and comfortable hotel
great clean place to stay
clean place and reasonably priced
clean room and comfortable beds
staff is friendly and gracious in their approach
the rooms are charming and the employees were very helpful
excellent staff and breakfast was great
the facility is a bit dated but nicely decorated and staff is very friendly
check in and check out was very easy and staff was very friendly
great location also
well worth money excellent location
great location easy walk to downtown
great location to historic slo
a nice walk close to downtown
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8. The Treehouse - Studio in the oaks (from USD 129)

Located in an oak forest, between the beach and the creek, this treehouse is unique and an amazing place where you can see seals, otters, sea lions, and even whales, sometimes. The bed is comfortable and the treehouse has WiFi, cable TV, a microwave, refrigerator, coffee and tea pots, a toaster oven, a private deck and a covered carport. John is a very hospitable host.

"The Treehouse"/studio in oaks. Ocean 5+min. walk
Avila Beach, California, United States
935 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfy bed in the tree house w a sweet little view of gorgeous flowers out the window
the bed was incredibly comfortable and love the air purifier
quirky comfortable tree house not as layed back as we expected with the busy street below
the tree house itself is cozy & delightful & the tree house experience is wonderful
very comfortable bed and blankets
the bed is comfortable and the place is clean and well-organized
cute clean and a peaceful place to stay
everything is clean and close to the town
great host with great suggestions and hospitality
john was a great host
john was a very kind host
john was a great host
john is a great host
location is excellent
great location just a quick walk to the beach
adorable place within walking distance of a cute beach town
perfect spot close to the beach
beautiful treehouse with good location
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9. The Feng Shui room & private bath (from USD 104)

Gus and Rae’s home is large and airy with a California king foam mattress, a luxurious down comforter, and crisp clean sheets. The Feng Shui room has a refrigerator and a private bathroom with an outside bathtub and shower. There is also indoor bath down the hall.

They serve coffee and delicious breakfast around 8:00 am and downtown is within walking distance.

The Feng Shui Room & private bath.
San Luis Obisoo, California, United States
550 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
raeanna gave us great local tips and fed us a delicious breakfast with amazing coffee
we love the musical instruments and the old-styled furniture in the room
she graciously offered us some excellent coffee and made a good breakfast as well
the cozy house is filled with amazing instruments & collectibles from their 50 years there
the bed was very comfy and the coffee in the morning was delicious
clean and spacious
very clean and very welcoming
the fung shui room was clean and very spacious
very hospitable and a nice clean private room and bathroom
the house is gorgeous serene extremely clean and welcoming
raeanna was a wonderful host
raeanna is a wonderful host
raeanna is a generous host with a very nice home
raeanna is a lovely host
raenna was a wonderful host
perfect cozy spot walking distance to downtown and the train station
and close to many beautiful places
lovely place close to downtown
the location is great as well
it was comfortable and conveniently located close to downtown
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10. Private master suite with private courtyard (from USD 85)

Emily’s private room is approximately one mile (1.6 km) to downtown San Luis Obispo, across the street from Meadow Park. The place has walking paths and a play area for kids and the beautiful South Hills Trail is just a short walk away.

The room comfortably accommodates two adults and includes a shower, coffee maker, free WiFi but no cable or TV.

Private master suite with private courtyard
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
77 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i enjoyed my morning coffee in the courtyard and the bed was super comfortable
the bed and bedding were super comfy
coffee machine in the room was really nice to have too
every mod con and super super comfortable
emily's place is even better than the pictures large airy room off a private patio
super clean and comfy
really relaxing and clean little spot
the room is spacious clean and pleasant to stay in
it was clean simple private very comfortable and welcoming
private well decorated room that was spotless and very comfortable
emily is a great host
emily and her husband were great friendly hosts
great place emily was a fantastic and thoughtful host
emily and her husband are perfect hosts
emily is courteous and very responsive
great location and comfortable bed
great quiet location ez parking
the location was great as well
the location is right next to a nice park
super cute room and great location very close to downtown and a quick drive to pismo and morro bay
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11. Private studio close to Cal Poly

Close to Cal Poly campus and a five minutes’ drive to downtown restaurants and the Farmers Market, this studio offers a full kitchen, bathroom, courtyard, and a flat-screen TV with cable and WiFi. The queen sized bed comfortably sleeps two and there is a couch that folds out into a futon with a single bed for an additional guest.

A full kitchen, microwave, fridge, and coffee maker with coffee and tea are provided. The studio is best suited for an individual, a couple, or a family with a child, as the inside space might be small for more than two adults.

Private studio close to Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
499 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and sofa bed were both very comfortable
the shower was amazing we also loved the little outside chill space
the kitchen is fully equipped and the bed is fantastic and very comfortable
bed was amazingly comfortable
the bathroom was also a treat with the double-headed shower
the space was clean and exactly as described
very clean private beautiful space with everything we needed
fabulous place -- cozy intimate clean and inviting
clean safe private it was just as advertised and i would definitely stay here again
devon's place is wonderfully sparkling clean stylish warm and relaxing
devon was kind to allow me to do laundry
devon and her family were wonderful hosts
devon was very friendly and kind
devon was a great host and easy to communicate with
the hosts are warm and welcoming
great location near foothill
nice location close to the college and lovely downtown
very comfortable close to everything
very good location and very private
great location close to calpoly campus
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12. Art-filled room near Bishop Peak

This is an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable home with a private deck, firepit and hiking trail access. Close to Bishop Peak, it is a great place to stay during a trip to SLO. The bedroom is beautifully decorated with eclectic touches and a super comfortable bed. The bathroom is like a spa and the nature-filled backyard, where you can spot the occasional turkey, just superb.

The host, Heather, is gracious, easily accessible, and ensures you have everything you need.

Art-filled Room Near Bishop Peak
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
232 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was fully stocked with tea and coffee and had a great view of bishops peak
nice room with wonderful view of bishops peak
the in room coffee was really good bathroom is fabulous
amazing prices of art spread across the room and the bathrooms
the art-filled room is amazing and we loved it
very clean organized and cozy
everything was clean and the bed was comfortable
clear communication clean room (perfect for a couple)
looks like the pictures clean quiet colorful
it’s exactly like the pictures very clean and peaceful
heather was a wonderful host
heather is a wonderful host
host is friendly and quick to respond
great place and great host
heather is also a wonderful host
we loved the central location
pleasant space and great location
this is a great location and just a short drive to downtown slo
the location is great for going for a hike and also a short drive to downtown
the location of heather's place is ideal for hiking exploring downtown and visiting cal poly
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13. Rustic, private house for two

Hayley’s house is nestled in the scenic Laguna Lake area of SLO, close to downtown and near the gorgeous Irish Hills trail for mountain biking and hiking. It is a comfortable place to stay and is best for two people. Although the space is small, it features lots of light and charm and the sound of chickens will rouse you in the morning.

The house features a new bathroom with a shower, a comfortable full sized bed, WiFi and a rustic patio area for having coffee.

Retro Private Hideaway for Two
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
218 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a nice stay the animals were unobtrusive for sleeping and the space heater kept us snug
comfy bed nice bathroom/shower fridge microwave and all the coffee and tea plus ‘accessories’
double bed kitchenette closet space clean stocked bathroom with a standing shower and wifi
loved this cozy space with the chickens
the space is compact but practical great washroom bed patio
the space is clean and cute
it was clean and had everything i needed
the inside was clean and very usable
this place was clean cute and easy to find
the space was clean comfortable and exactly what we needed for the weekend
wonderful accommodations and host
very nice hosts and nice area
helpful and happy host
great hosts and very charming setting
hosts were helpful and easy to communicate with
super close to downtown slo
easy access from freeway and close to town
great location quiet close to madonna inn and one exit away from downtown
the location was perfect and close to everything we wanted to do
this is great hide away close to everything
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Weekend getaway to San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is the perfect weekend getaway. With its numerous attractions for families, it is a must-see for travelers of all ages.

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