A popular international destination, Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States and the first in Texas. It has a thriving economy, optimistic people, and a vibrant environment. It is home to the Theater District, where you’ll find the famous Grand Opera. Another must-visit destination here is the Historic District, which features 19th-century architecture and numerous dining options from cafes to restaurants. Apart from the attractions, this city is also bursting with cheap accommodations which are perfect for budget-conscious travelers. In case you haven’t booked your accommodation, make sure to check out our list of cheap Airbnbs in Houston.
1. Cheery home in a historical neighborhood (from USD 45)
Best suited for visitors on extended stays, this bright home in the heart of Houston Heights offers quick access to many of the city’s attractions. Restaurants, bars, and several trendy shops are a quick walk away.
The bedroom is fitted with a queen bed, ideal for solo guests or couples. This home also comes with a work desk and free Wi-Fi, so long-term renters can easily work or study when needed. The host can also provide you with services like cleaning and laundry at no additional cost.
A Place to Stay in the HeightsHouston, Texas, United States
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:absolutely loved how we had our own mini kitchen space included with a washing machine and a dryerthe bed sleeps great the kitchen has everything you’ll need including a washing machine and dryer
Cleanliness:very clean and quiet housethe place is absolutely clean charm and cozy for a staythe place was incredibly cleanthe rooms and facilities are very clean and are more than adequate for a stress-free staythe apartment was super cute clean and had everything necessary
Host:thank you for being an amazing hostrebecca was a fantastic hosthost is amazing and creates welcoming environmentrebecca herself is a wonderful host and extremely helpfulhost is thoughtful kind and great to talk toRead more reviews
Location:great location and very close to interstate 10there are good restaurants walking distance and its very close to the citythe house is close to downtown and there are nice food places within walking distancethe location is perfect if you are working downtown or in the galleriaher neighborhood is walkable and near some good restaurants
2. Budget studio in midtown (from USD 56)
If you’re a solo traveler looking for an affordable place to stay in Houston, consider this studio in midtown! Your space comes with all the necessities, including a twin bed, free Wi-Fi, a heater, an air conditioner, and basic kitchen appliances like a microwave and coffeemaker. It’s also an ideal accommodation if you like to be on the go, since public transport is just across the street. This pet-friendly rental also offers a washer, a dryer, and free on-site parking.
Great price /location studio in Midtown HoustonHouston, Texas, United States
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Amenities & Room:super humid & hot in the room due to one air conditioner in the windowi had a great stay at marcia's place marcia was very friendly and the room was clean
Cleanliness:everything was decently cleanvery nice clean unit - a bed and a private bathroomthe place was clean and very convenient to everythingexcellent value clean and extremely fast wifimarcia was a great host and provided a clean and convenient stay
Host:loved the place host was nice to mesuper easy and accommodating hostmarcia is a good hostmarcia was a wonderful host and the place was great overall a good experienceshe was so understanding and was kind enough to grant a last-minute refundRead more reviews
Location:great location and super easy access to the metro railgood location and great pricegreat stay in an awesome location in for townthis place is the perfect location if you are visitinggreat location to everything i wanted to see in houston too
3. Charming apartment in Houston (from USD 113)
If you’re looking for an affordable vacation home for your family or a group of friends, then this stylish two-bedroom house that can suit a maximum of seven guests is a perfect match for you and your budget. The house is artistically designed, with beautiful furnishing, and has an open plan living room, which contains a kitchen, dining setup, and a kitchen. As for its location, it is in downtown Houston, making you near lots of restaurants, bars, cafes, as well as nightlife. Also, there are plenty of must-visit attractions nearby that include Houston Zoo, Printing Museum, Buffalo Bayou Park, River Oaks Park, and more.
Vibrant Montrose Escape with Fast Wi Fi, Relaxing Back PorchHouston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:we loved the decor and all the amenities that made our stay comfortableextra inflatable queen bed with electric pump was great for our sonthe apartment is on a tree lined street with adorable gardens and walkwaysthe tv is big and the sofa a great place to crash after a long day of travelthe space was roomy comfortable and stylish and had everything we could have possibly needed during our stay
Cleanliness:it is clean and roomyplace was very clean and had everything we neededthis is such a clean awesome place to stayit is very clean and the 2 bathrooms are greatthe home was very clean updated and free of clutter
Host:great food recommendations from the hosts toothe hosts do some truly thoughtful gesturesgreat hosts would definitely recommendthe host is accommodating communicative and consideratekaty and mehdi were very responsive to our questions and gave us some good recommendationsRead more reviews
Location:super cute place in a great locationgreat location cute place and convenient neighborhoodwonderful place in an amazing locationeasy access great location convenient parkingthe location was fabulous and very close to downtown buffalo bayou and shops
4. Small modern house (from USD 75)
This Airbnb vacation rental is a two-story, modern house within a lush garden setting, perfect for couples, solo travelers, and small family. The house is now 20 years old but is newly renovated and being featured in numerous television shows as a little design gem. It is beautifully furnished with stylish decor, modern appliances, and good furniture – a real home. It has one bedroom with a double bed, which can accommodate up to two persons. It also has a kitchen, living room, and dining set-up. As for its location, it is in a re-developing neighborhood, near Palm Center Purple Line light rail station.
Small Modern AirBNBHouston, Texas, United States
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:excellent amenities & comfortable bedanne’s place is beautiful and the amenities are lovely—coffee maker apple tv internet art reading nook overlooking a gardenthe bed was firm but not uncomfortable and had lots of pillowsthis place was really modern has an amazing garden and while it's small it's very cozythe nook above the bedroom was super cozy
Cleanliness:everything was clean and exactly as advertisedcould have been a bit more clean though (quite dusty in drawers etceverything was clean and in good working orderit was sparkling clean and very close to the medical centerso homely and clean
Host:host is friendly and responsivegreat place great hostfriendly and extremely helpfuldidn’t get to meet anne but all responses were quick and friendlycheck-in was very easy and anne was swift and accommodatingRead more reviews
Location:location is safe and in a very convenient locationthe location is also great because everything is within a 15 minute driveanne's place was a really unique and interesting place to staythis place was super cute and super comfortablestylish artiistic environment and very convenient location for us plus welcoming hosts
5. Peaceful private bedroom
This cheap Airbnb in Houston, Texas, is a private ensuite which can accommodate up to two persons. The room is very spacious, well decorated, and contains a comfortable bed with memory foam, a working desk, a closet, sofa, and more. It also has its private bathroom, when there’s no other guest using it. Aside from your bedroom, you are also allowed to use the fully functional kitchen and laundry area. There’s also a parking space for you, in case you’re going to Houston with a car. The neighborhood is quiet and has no nearby bus stop or mode of public transportation, so better rent a car or book an Uber.
Tranquil Oasis Ensuite Near Bush IAHHouston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:a fan in case you get hotextremely quiet perfect amount of space and the bed was beyond comfortablethe place is so cozy the bed feels like you’re sleeping in a cloudquiet little room that i enjoyed staying atclean and cozy space and all the amenities you'd need
Cleanliness:very clean and stylishvery clean and comfyclean and great valueit was very cleanclean easy simple and safe
Host:steven is a great hostthe host was kind and helpfulgreat hospitality as well from the ownerssteven and bug are very thoughtful hosts giving useful and clear instructions prior to arrivalvery nice hosts our stay was quick but we enjoyed every minute of itRead more reviews
Location:great location - close to iah i-45 and hardy tollwaygreat location especially for those who arrive in dallas late at nighta beautiful room and bathroom great location with easy instructionsa very nice place to stay near the iaha friendly and relaxing place to stay close to the international airport
6. One-bedroom charming studio
This Airbnb vacation rental is a studio-type cottage in a property with a backyard garden and an outdoor seating area. It can accommodate up to two persons, comfortably and with ease, for it is complete with the essential and modern conveniences, like a free Wi-Fi, a Roku with Netflix and other subscription, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, and more. It also has secured parking in case you’ll be traveling in a car. To top all the good things about this accommodation is it is cheap and will make you save your money for other things. As for its location, it is at the center of the historic end, just 2 miles (3.2 km) away from downtown.
Studio Bungalow near DT - Pet Friendly
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Amenities & Room:i liked the little touches a usb charging port next to the bedthe room does look like the photosuper clean has great ac and a tv with unlimited apps and channelsit’s private and secured by a large iron fence with automatic gatesthe place is in a beautiful facility and we felt safe all the nights
Cleanliness:the place is spotless and very cleancomfortable bed and clean spacevery clean and host responds promptlyoverall the place was very clean and homeyvery nice place extremely clean
Host:marcus is a great host hostmarcus was really responsive to our questionsmarcus was very accommodating and so easy to communicate withmarcos was a fantastic hostbut overall a great spot with great hostRead more reviews
Location:good location close to downtown and the university of houstonthe location was super close to downtowngreat place in a great locationreally great location and nice spacethe station was a very cute little home
7. Modern cabin near downtown
A log-cabin-like studio, this Houston Airbnb vacation rental is perfect for people looking for a place to stay for a day or two. It is fully furnished and complete with a double deck that can accommodate up to three persons, a seating area, and a kitchenette. It also has a bathroom, no need to worry about having to line up just to use one. In case you’re wondering about the location, it is near numerous museums like the Children’s Museum Houston, parks, universities, and more. It is also just walking distance to the metro rail system. This property is a real value for money, for its convenience, comfort, and affordability; since it is close to downtown, it’s also a great jump-off point for amazing city tours!
East Downtown Modern Cabin. ✓EXCELLENCE+VALUE✓Houston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:anuj adds some extra amenities that sure made our stay comfortableit's a small space but beautiful and the homey touches make it feel warmer than a hotel roomthis place is wonderful for a cozy little loft style apartment the space is very doable and roomyeverything was good the room looks exactly like the picturesvery comfortable stay i enjoyed my visit
Cleanliness:very very clean with comfy bedsfluffy towels soap and a clean stylish spacevery clean well decorated and comfortableclean bed sheets linen and pillowsthe space was very clean and i found the bedding nice and comfortable
Host:great host answered my questions quicklythis place is awesome and the host is very considerateawesome house and friendly hostanuj was a great host he checked in with me to make sure everything i needed was availableanuj was also extremely responsive and accommodating of my requestsRead more reviews
Location:the location was easy to find and very close to downtowngreat space and location for valuegreat location and easy instructions to followit’s in a perfect location just down the street from downtownvery central to houston for a great price
Are you in dire need of a vacation? Do you want to go somewhere that will take your mind off from your work? If so, Houston is the right city to destress, for it offers numerous beautiful attractions, great food, and relaxing and new activities. So, what are you waiting for? Click that book button on one of the Airbnbs in Houston, Texas!
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