7 Best Cheap Airbnbs In Houston, Texas - Updated 2023

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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 Heights
Houston, Texas, United States
33 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
absolutely loved how we had our own mini kitchen space included with a washing machine and a dryer
the bed sleeps great the kitchen has everything you’ll need including a washing machine and dryer
very clean and quiet house
the place is absolutely clean charm and cozy for a stay
the place was incredibly clean
the rooms and facilities are very clean and are more than adequate for a stress-free stay
the apartment was super cute clean and had everything necessary
thank you for being an amazing host
rebecca was a fantastic host
host is amazing and creates welcoming environment
rebecca herself is a wonderful host and extremely helpful
host is thoughtful kind and great to talk to
great location and very close to interstate 10
there are good restaurants walking distance and its very close to the city
the house is close to downtown and there are nice food places within walking distance
the location is perfect if you are working downtown or in the galleria
her neighborhood is walkable and near some good restaurants
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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 Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
169 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super humid & hot in the room due to one air conditioner in the window
i had a great stay at marcia's place marcia was very friendly and the room was clean
everything was decently clean
very nice clean unit - a bed and a private bathroom
the place was clean and very convenient to everything
excellent value clean and extremely fast wifi
marcia was a great host and provided a clean and convenient stay
loved the place host was nice to me
super easy and accommodating host
marcia is a good host
marcia was a wonderful host and the place was great overall a good experience
she was so understanding and was kind enough to grant a last-minute refund
great location and super easy access to the metro rail
good location and great price
great stay in an awesome location in for town
this place is the perfect location if you are visiting
great location to everything i wanted to see in houston too
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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 Porch
Houston, Texas, United States
559 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the decor and all the amenities that made our stay comfortable
extra inflatable queen bed with electric pump was great for our son
the apartment is on a tree lined street with adorable gardens and walkways
the tv is big and the sofa a great place to crash after a long day of travel
the space was roomy comfortable and stylish and had everything we could have possibly needed during our stay
it is clean and roomy
place was very clean and had everything we needed
this is such a clean awesome place to stay
it is very clean and the 2 bathrooms are great
the home was very clean updated and free of clutter
great food recommendations from the hosts too
the hosts do some truly thoughtful gestures
great hosts would definitely recommend
the host is accommodating communicative and considerate
katy and mehdi were very responsive to our questions and gave us some good recommendations
super cute place in a great location
great location cute place and convenient neighborhood
wonderful place in an amazing location
easy access great location convenient parking
the location was fabulous and very close to downtown buffalo bayou and shops
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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 AirBNB
Houston, Texas, United States
440 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent amenities & comfortable bed
anne’s place is beautiful and the amenities are lovely—coffee maker apple tv internet art reading nook overlooking a garden
the bed was firm but not uncomfortable and had lots of pillows
this place was really modern has an amazing garden and while it's small it's very cozy
the nook above the bedroom was super cozy
everything was clean and exactly as advertised
could have been a bit more clean though (quite dusty in drawers etc
everything was clean and in good working order
it was sparkling clean and very close to the medical center
so homely and clean
host is friendly and responsive
great place great host
friendly and extremely helpful
didn’t get to meet anne but all responses were quick and friendly
check-in was very easy and anne was swift and accommodating
location is safe and in a very convenient location
the location is also great because everything is within a 15 minute drive
anne's place was a really unique and interesting place to stay
this place was super cute and super comfortable
stylish artiistic environment and very convenient location for us plus welcoming hosts
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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 IAH
Houston, Texas, United States
540 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a fan in case you get hot
extremely quiet perfect amount of space and the bed was beyond comfortable
the place is so cozy the bed feels like you’re sleeping in a cloud
quiet little room that i enjoyed staying at
clean and cozy space and all the amenities you'd need
very clean and stylish
very clean and comfy
clean and great value
it was very clean
clean easy simple and safe
steven is a great host
the host was kind and helpful
great hospitality as well from the owners
steven and bug are very thoughtful hosts giving useful and clear instructions prior to arrival
very nice hosts our stay was quick but we enjoyed every minute of it
great location - close to iah i-45 and hardy tollway
great location especially for those who arrive in dallas late at night
a beautiful room and bathroom great location with easy instructions
a very nice place to stay near the iah
a friendly and relaxing place to stay close to the international airport
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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
297 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i liked the little touches a usb charging port next to the bed
the room does look like the photo
super clean has great ac and a tv with unlimited apps and channels
it’s private and secured by a large iron fence with automatic gates
the place is in a beautiful facility and we felt safe all the nights
the place is spotless and very clean
comfortable bed and clean space
very clean and host responds promptly
overall the place was very clean and homey
very nice place extremely clean
marcus is a great host host
marcus was really responsive to our questions
marcus was very accommodating and so easy to communicate with
marcos was a fantastic host
but overall a great spot with great host
good location close to downtown and the university of houston
the location was super close to downtown
great place in a great location
really great location and nice space
the station was a very cute little home
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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 States
590 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
anuj adds some extra amenities that sure made our stay comfortable
it's a small space but beautiful and the homey touches make it feel warmer than a hotel room
this place is wonderful for a cozy little loft style apartment the space is very doable and roomy
everything was good the room looks exactly like the pictures
very comfortable stay i enjoyed my visit
very very clean with comfy beds
fluffy towels soap and a clean stylish space
very clean well decorated and comfortable
clean bed sheets linen and pillows
the space was very clean and i found the bedding nice and comfortable
great host answered my questions quickly
this place is awesome and the host is very considerate
awesome house and friendly host
anuj was a great host he checked in with me to make sure everything i needed was available
anuj was also extremely responsive and accommodating of my requests
the location was easy to find and very close to downtown
great space and location for value
great location and easy instructions to follow
it’s in a perfect location just down the street from downtown
very central to houston for a great price
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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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