15 Best Affordable Airbnbs Under 49 USD In Boston, Massachusetts - Updated 2021

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The East Coast city of Boston is the capital of Massachusetts. This multi-cultured city is full of history, having been established in the year 1630 and was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, among others. The city is also known for its world-known Boston Marathon Race, and the various parks in its vicinity like the Franklin Park. Also, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the tasty local and international cuisines in some of the famous restaurants around town like the Chinatown restaurants. We have prepared a list of some of the best inexpensive Airbnb rentals that you can stay while in town. Take a look at the best affordable Airbnb vacation homes under 49 USD in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

1. Chic rental with access to common spaces (from USD 47)

Tucked in a safe and serene neighborhood, a few steps away from the main street, this vacation rental is ideal for tourists who like solitude but still want to live not that far from the city life. What guests can book is a room in this charming 19th-century home. The room is visually pleasing, bright, and has a cool and airy ambiance that will make you want to curl up in bed all day long. Fresh linens, towels, and toiletries are provided to guests. Aside from your personal space, you can craft some delicious dishes for yourself in the kitchen or chill in the living room. There’s also a little office where you can do some online work.

1880's BostonTownhouse With PrivateBath/RedLine
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
377 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous setting incredible cozy and the amenities were so considerate
i really appreciated the thoughtful touches in our room like the mini fridge and coffee maker
the hosts were incredibly gracious offering me free coffee and breakfast
the room is fun to be in -great style- art all around the house which we loved
and my husband loved the new tv/large mini refrigerator and brand new microwave
sparkling clean and with as many fresh towels as you need
incredible stay with clean and safe environment
very tidy and clean home
the hostel was clean and the surroundings were quiet
room was clean
amazing home and even more amazing hosts
the host was friendly and responsive
lovely place and a super host
comfy bed and delightful hosts
amazing hospitality very informative
a beautiful house close to the red line train station
the location is convenient and not far from major attractions
location to subway was great
oh and the location is perfect
from the accessibility of the location to accomodation plus free breakfast
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2. Private posh room for two (from USD 54)

This exquisite room is just a few minutes from the city center. It is a single private bedroom situated on the first floor within a larger apartment. Well lit during the day and night, this bedroom is also spacious and well furnished and highlighted with an artful decor. The bed is large and comfortable. WiFi access is provided. Do not hesitate to enjoy a great time in the furnished and well-decorated living room where you will be able to relax and unwind. The location is also great as it is near the airport.

★ Spacious & Modern ★ Professionally Sanitized ★
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
508 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
these folks go all out to make your stay comfortable and informed
the bathrooms are spotless and the wifi works good
this air b n b was amazing so spacious the room felt like your own and was so nice
spacious cozy clean stylish and amenities to fit any need
everything was very clean and the air conditioning was a lifesaver in the summer heat
super clean and convenient
clean place and very quiet
very clean and thoughtful arrangement
this place is clean and stylish
clean easy to access airbnb
) hosts are off site but very responsive
host were very nice and informative
communications was responsive and prompt
the hosts were helpful and prompt in providing relevant information prior to the stay
the hosts have done a great job in providing directions within the house to guide you
easy walk to subway
great place walking distances from airport
loved the location so convenient
very beautiful home great location in e
this is a very convenient location and great value
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3. Room in a stunning villa (from USD 70)

This stunning room is well furnished and homey. It is one of many rooms in a private villa in Brookline on the third floor. Serene and clean, this spacious room has two beds, one queen size and a single bed and a shared bathroom also on the same floor. A shared kitchen is available for cooking meals. WiFi connection is provided in the house.

Chic quiet room 2 (Near BU/Downtown/Fenway/HMS)
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
347 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great room well-heated and cozy even with the new england chill outside
i didn’t see a kitchen luckily i didn’t need one
very cozy space with great light definitely a good deal for what you are paying
sharing the bathroom really wasn't an issue for any of us
warm room and comfortable bed
the place is clean and comfy
clean spacious safe quiet neighborhood
the house is super clean and charming
the space was very clean and the listing is very accurate
bathroom and bedroom were very clean
amazing host amazing stay :)
gracious host would stay there again
thank you so much for being such a wonderful host and being very understanding
the room was cleanish but seemed kind of “fake” clean
great location for exploring boston
great place with convenient location
great location in beautiful brookline
great location and good value
awesome location and beautiful home
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4. Central Victorian room space (from USD 46)

Enjoy this tasteful late 1800 Victorian rental designed with a modern feel. This room is well furnished and can comfortably accommodate two people. You will fancy a relaxing session in the living room area, well furnished as well, providing cable TV for entertainment. Hosts are very friendly and provide access to the dining room and kitchen. The shared bathroom is always kept spotless.

Cape Cod Room, With Private Bath-Townhouse-RedLine
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
429 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cape cod room has all the amenities to relax and get great sleep
amazing amount of breakfast cereals fruit and snacks
bill and corey’s place was amazing the cutest room best amenities in the kitchen and room etc
they have a variety of breakfast choices drinks and most importantly a stocked coffee/tea bar
beautiful spread for breakfast which was much appreciated
the place was clean and communication was always prompt
the whole house was very clean the bed was very comfortable
very clean and decorated in the most tasteful way
it is cosy clean quiet and well equipped
the house very beautiful and clean
friendly and helpful hosts
an amazing home with outstanding hosts
the hosts are very nice
great hosts in every single way
the host corey is a fabulous host who makes you feel instantly at home
location here is very nice on the red line(station is about 5 mins walk)
the location is in a quiet neighborhood yet safe and not too far from downtown boston
easy journey into central boston on the redline
the location was good and easy to find parking spot
really beautiful victorian house in an interesting neighbourhood
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5. Pristine apartment near public transportation (from USD 55)

A private one-bedroom space with a private entrance/exit. The room is elegant and is on the third floor of a three-story apartment building. A large bed well made with clean sheets is well positioned near large windows that allow enough daylight. Highlights include WiFi connection, a shared TV area for entertainment and a shared well-furnished kitchen for guests who want to cook. Amenities such as the following are also offered - complimentary coffee, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, water, and toiletry essentials. Conveniently located, a 12-minute walk to Sullivan Square on the Orange Line and other amenities which include a super-stop shop, movie theater, and several eateries and restaurants.

Private WC, Free Parking and near Subway
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
318 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was strong and chrome cast tv was great
i appreciated the comfortable bed and the ac
very comfortable bed and the couple of water bottles were a nice touch
quinn and linlin's room was great it has a comfortable bed and a great view from the bedroom
the toilet paper was nice though
clean and comfortable place
everything was clean and tidy
great clean place to stay
great place very clean and just as advertised
we were very pleased with the cleanliness of the room
host was good with responses
the host well prepared everything before i arrived
highly recommend this place and quinn as a host
quinn was a great host too
zero complaints quinn was a great host very quick responses and very polite
good location close to broadway
tons of cute restaurants that are walking distance
cute place in a good neighborhood
excellent location and nicely decorated
great location close to the orange station stores and restaurants
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6. Contemporary haven with kitchen access (from USD 39)

This modern haven is a bedroom Airbnb that is equipped with amenities that will make your stay a hassle-free and comfortable experience. It is tastefully furnished with gorgeous hardwood flooring, white walls that are relaxing to the eyes, and high-end furniture. Two guests are welcome to share this room that comes with a queen-size bed. It also has a laptop-friendly workspace for guests’ convenience. Plus, guests can access the kitchen, pantry, and reception hall. The best part? This Airbnb vacation rental is located in a vibrant area filled with superb restaurants.

Karlie’s Place #2
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
85 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen was well stocked with supplies and most importantly
the room is nicely appointed and cozy with many thoughtful touches
the kitchen and the living room are spacious and easily accessible
very clean and comfortable
ester place is clean and tidy
it was extremely clean and neat
the room was clean and house very cozy
exceptionally clean and well-kept the room is cozy and pretty
host was extremely kind
esther was a lovely attentive and friendly host
great stay and great host
esther is truly a super host
overall though it was a good stay and the host did an awesome job on being attentive
tidy place in a good location
would recommend to anyone looking for a budget place to stay near downtown boston
the location was very convenient the room was comfortable and came with everything i needed
the place it’s lovely and easily located
great place to stay definitely worth it
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7. Two-bedroom suite near South Boston's Pleasure Bay (from USD 41)

If you are looking for superb and budget-friendly accommodation in Boston that can sleep up to four guests, this suite holiday rental might pique your interest. Guests traveling by car have access to a street parking space. Those who are not will be thrilled as public transportation is within arm’s reach from this location. This humble abode has two bedrooms, one with a full-size bed and the other with a queen-size bed. Both have closets for guests’ belongings. Other amenities include a relaxing living room, a kitchenette, and a bathroom. The best part? This Airbnb is a short drive away from South Boston’s Pleasure Bay.

In-Law Suite w/Room to Spare :-)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
72 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was a little bit cold at first but after we borrowing the heater everything was perfect
the breakfast was awesome
the room was great and very comfortable
we got lost when we arrived but kathe was really nice and gave us a ride to the room
it was really clean and nice
and the place is clean and comfortable
the room and bathroom were clean and comfortable
great accomodation the room was charming and clean we also had available a clean bathroom and a living room
the room was very clean and comfortable as was the bathroom
fanny is a great host
kathe was such a great host
kathe was a welcoming and friendly host
kathe was a welcoming and friendly as usual
great value and very nice host
very nice place near boston to stay
great location to transportation to get around boston awesome value and comfortable beds
we loved exploring the city and the property is very close to public transportation
we recommend to take the bus/tram even if you arrive with a car
with public transportation just around the corner it was easy to get around boston
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8. Simple and minimalist room with a laptop-friendly workspace (from USD 48)

Spacious, sunny, and cozy are a few words that best describe this budget-friendly room accommodation that is a few steps away from the subway. It is ideal for tourists who like sightseeing and food trips as it is within close proximity to downtown Boston, as well. The room is simple but it is very comfortable and it has a laptop-friendly workspace. Guests have a private bathroom for themselves, and they have access to the kitchen, the dining area, and the lounge room with a flat-screen TV. Plus, they can unwind on the terrace while appreciating the views of the area from above.

Spacious room convenient to subway
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
245 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room had plenty of space and has lots of natural light
private bedroom and bathroom were perfect private
the private bathroom was nice and a few small toiletries were provided
has many amenities nearby too would recommend this apartment to family and friends
there was also a printed guide with pertinent info like how to get around and wifi pass etc
clean and well appointed bathroom
big room and clean place
nice peaceful clean place to stay
the bedroom was clean and cozy
space was clean and well cared for
shawn was a wonderful host
shawn was a great host
shawn is a nice host and responses quickly
this place and the hosts are just the absolute best
shawn was very communicative and helpful when i had questions
great location near the orange line
location was very good close to subway stores and restaurants
good value and close to the metro
easy access to train station; i used jackson square
the location is close to the train - which makes getting downtown super easy
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9. Affordable nest near Harvard Square (from USD 57)

Are you looking for an affordable Airbnb that will not break your bank? If so, you might want to check out this cozy private room accommodation in a superb location near Harvard Business School, Harvard Square, MIT, and Boston University. Ideal for students and backpackers, this budget-friendly haven nests on the second floor of the owner’s home. It is organized, homey, and has a very relaxing bed with a memory foam mattress. Aside from this space, you have access to other amenities of the house, including a bathroom with a bathtub and a well-stocked kitchen. WiFi is conveniently accessible throughout the house.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
112 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities are overall especially the kitchen is really nice
comfortable bed and ample space
nice large room heating was adequate
next time i'd like to live in this room as well
cleanliness could be improved
nice clean and affordable room
this house very clean and quiet
the bathroom is clean spacious
room was clean and tidy
host is excellent at responding quickly
john was very responsive to my questions
john was also very responsive
john was communicative and check-in was easy
john is friendly and accommodating and responds to messages quickly
super close to public transportation and really relaxed
great place within walking distance to harvard campus
the location is perfectly situated near harvard business school's main campus in a safe and quiet location
great value in a quiet location
easy check-in; good location with a reasonable price
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10. Classy and renovated private apartment

Check out this stunning and cozy room. A private room in a quiet, safe and convenient street of Coolidge Corner, this spacious room has a large queen size bed. There is a shared bathroom on the same floor. WiFi connection is provided in the house. Located near top restaurants, supermarkets the rental is very close to Boston.

Coolidge Corner Private Room(A)
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
210 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

11. Renovated, lush colonial rental

The calmness and tranquility offered in this splendid rental is absolutely enchanting. The room is on the second floor of a renovated more than a century-old Dutch house. The home is located a few minutes from the Red Line (an eight-minute walk), and the commuter rail (a three-minute walk) to take you to Boston city in 30 minutes. The sparkling clean bedroom provides adequate space for the guest. The bed is large and comfortable for two. Rated best for couples or single travelers, this room features a small fridge. Guests will be able to access WiFi connection which is available in the house.

Cozy Boston bedroom with parking
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
304 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super cozy room with instant coffee tea and an electric kettle
really spacious with a comfortable bed and even a coffee and tea maker
the "breakfast service" consists of instant coffee and tea -- pretty marginal
beautiful home very nice to have coffee tea and cold water in the bedroom extremely comfortable bed
the security wifi appeal and appointments of their home interior design impressed me
the room was clean and comfortable
clean room clean bathroom perfect house and the neon green door gives it the perfect pop
everything was clean and cozy and the bed was incredibly comfortable
rob’s place was exactly as pictured and was clean and comfortable
bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean
robrecht and his wife were very nice hosts
the hosts were friendly and kind
the hosts are so kind and accommodating
the hosts are really nice and welcoming
they were also very friendly and sweet
great location- close walk to subway
an excellent value and location
this is a great location
real charming property close to the metro
house is outstandingly beautiful very close to everything in boston
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12. Century-old redesigned home

In this palatial 18-room 160-year-old home, guests are provided with a single private bedroom. The redesigned room is peacefully located on the third floor of the house. With a double bed, the hardwood-floor room is well polished and furnished. The host is incredibly hospitable and friendly and allows guests access to the kitchen for cooking or enjoying meals, playing the piano, use the back yard porch for outdoor meals and relaxation as well as the laundry room. The host also provides morning tea and muffins! The house is also a few minutes’ from the city center and the beach.

Grace's Harborview Fast T Downtown
Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
615 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fresh water in our room along with 2 robes & slippers
a beautiful home with unique rooms and tons of natural light
superb amenities including a kitchen if you’d rather eat in than out
the breakfast area was a delight
fabulous a delightful and comfortable sleep in a well proportioned room
everything is clean and spacious
very clean and comfy stay
very clean modern bathrooms
it’s clean and cozy place to stay
everything was spot clean and exactly as expected
the carney family is really nice and helpful
friendly caring hosts with a very warm welcome
cozy feels just like home and hosts are very friendly
best airbnb i've ever stayed at amazing hosts
the carney's are really responsive and so helpful
charming house and great location
wonderful place close to public transport and within walking distance of a nice little area
good place near the city
lovely house in a great location
a great location with easy access to public transport and the airport
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13. Luxurious room near the beach

You are assured a fantastic stay in this elegant home. This rental is at a walking distance through the back yard to the beach and is part of an 18-room century-old mansion. This one-bedroom space can accommodate up to four guests and is very comfortable. Very spacious with a queen size bed and an ottoman that opens up to a single bed, this rental is perfect for your vacation trip. The serenity in the home will let you have a peaceful sleep. The house offers guests access to the sparkling kitchen with modern appliances. The host is wonderful and very friendly. This room comes with a shared bathroom. The windows face the street and overlook the yard.

Barney's Master Bedroom T Downtown
Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
580 reviews
Private room in house 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quiet neighborhood and comfortable amenities
really nice room and really great to have access to the kitchen and other amenities
clean rooms and nice amenities muffins provided for breakfast are great
the muffins and granola were a nice gesture we had robes in our room which we weren't expecting
a truly cozy experience reminiscent of an irish b&b
everything was very clean and neat
very clean and everything in its place
large clean well-kept rooms
everything’s was great and clean
carneyfamily’s house is very clean and comfortable
the hosts were friendly
really nice hosts and wonderful place
mary was so kind and helpful
the host is very friendly and humorous
the hosts are very friendly and hospitable
excellent location close to the transit station and walking distance to restaurants
the house is very well located 5-10min from the mbta station
great accommodations and great location close to the subway
great place to stay and close to the t
very good place for price and location
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14. Contemporary downtown beach home

This room has two twin beds and a convertible twin for an extra guest. Situated at a walking distance through the back yard to the beach, this home includes two spotless bathrooms with showers. Enjoy living in this century-old redesigned mansion, which provides guests with access to the well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances and includes high-speed WiFi internet connection, a laundry room, the back porch for outdoor meals and a backyard area for relaxing.

Mary's Ocean View Metro Downtown
Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
576 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities are perfect and comfortable
the rooms have great views
the breakfast muffins and addition coffee and tea every morning were delicious
the room and shared amenities were extremely clean
the muffins granola coffee tea and orange juice for breakfast were great
very clean and nice
super clean bathrooms
very clean and well kept
very clean and very private
the house was spotless clean and i felt really welcomed
the carney family are great hosts
the carney family are great hosts
carney’s are great hosts as always
the host is so friendly women
the host family are very nice
easy to get around location and fair price
easy 10 minute walk to station felt safe in neighborhood even after dark
very nice place and good location to explore boston
beautiful and very calm neighborhood 10 minutes away from the subway station
wonderful house full of character in a very safe neighborhood super close to the t
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15. Cozy accommodation

This room space is a walking distance through the back yard to the beach. This one-bedroom space accommodates one person, with the comfortable porch converted to a bed. Part of a well polished and redesigned 18-room century-old mansion, this room comes with a shared bathroom. The house offers guests access to a well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances. Other highlights include high-speed WiFi, internet connection and access to play the piano, laundry room as well as the backyard area. The host, who is the owner of the mansion is super friendly and receptive.

Cozy One Person Only - Quick Downtown
Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
430 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the communal kitchen felt more like a private space and use of the washing machine was very convenient
breakfast is served with muesli and delicious muffins fruit coffee and tea
the room was amazing
beautiful home cozy room and space overall would love to stay again
the room is very comfortable and i would recommend it to all
clean most important comfortable
very clean and comfortable place
the place is clean and comfortable
once again very clean and i was well rested
this place is charming clean and serene
the carney's are great hosts
barney is an awesome host
this is an awesome home with very hands on hosts
yummy muffins great hosts both barney and mary
lovely place and friendly hosts the muffins and granola were also delicious
the location is perfect and within walking distance of public transportation
great location cozy room near orange line
just 8 minute relaxed walk to t station
amazing place in an amazing location
great place close to the subway
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Book these amazing rentals

These top Airbnb rentals are close to stations and have superb locations. They are cozy and homely, and you will feel like a local, rather than a tourist. Book early to avoid disappointment. Additionally, ensure you follow the house rules of the host. Your hosts are extremely friendly and are most willing to help you with anything.

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