14 Best Cheap Airbnbs In Houston, Texas - Updated 2024

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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.

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 February 04, 2024.

1. Modern apartment in the heart of central Houston (from USD 88)

Set in the heart of central Houston, this cheap Airbnb rental is minutes away from some of the best restaurants and markets in town. Public transportation, taxis, and Ubers also abound in plentiful numbers ensuring convenient commuting to any part of the town. This contemporary home rests on the second floor and is best suited for couples and small families. The bedroom has a cozy bed that promises a good night’s rest. If you are traveling with your furry friend, you can tag your pet along on the trip to this pet-friendly house.

Guests who love homemade fare will also find the well-equipped kitchen useful should they want to prepare meals for the family. If you are traveling in a car, you can have it parked across the street for free.

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Houston, Texas, United States
40 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
very very clean great host and home
marlee was very responsive and communicative the space was very will utilized and nicely furnished
down the street from everything but still tucked away enough for peace quiet and privacy
this place looks exactly like the pics; super cute and cozy
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2. Cozy studio apartment for two in Houston Heights

The downtown is only a stone’s throw away when you stay in this chic studio apartment, which is located in the vibrant neighborhood of Houston Heights. The tree-lined streets make for a nice stroll in the evening and some of the restaurants and bars such as Eight Row Flint, Loro, Chivos, Trattoria Sofia, Hando, Dish Society, Local Foods, and Postino can be reached in a breeze from this budget-friendly rental.

The beautifully furnished interior invites you in from the word go and the air-conditioned spaces make for a relaxing stay. An internet connection is also provided inside the apartment that can be used for both work and entertainment.

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Houston, Texas, United States
18 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything you would need is in the studio and it made our one week stay in houston comfortable
the place is spotless cozy and comfortable
jamie’s place is super clean and comfy
the space is very clean comfortable and tastefully decorated
hosts are very responsive and helpful
jamie is very responsive and accommodating
it’s walkable to amazing restaurants and shopping
it’s really a great location and a great value
great location we will absolutely be back
the neighborhood is quiet and safe with plenty of bars and restaurant within walking distance
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3. 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.

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Houston, Texas, United States
29 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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4. Budget studio in midtown (from USD 40)

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.

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Houston, Texas, United States
242 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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5. Charming apartment in Houston (from USD 95)

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.

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Houston, Texas, United States
632 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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6. Small modern house (from USD 65)

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.

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Houston, Texas, United States
495 reviews   Superhost 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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7. 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.

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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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8. 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.

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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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9. Beautiful flat with a deck

Located in a quiet neighborhood near the light rail system as well as Mexican restaurants and cafes, this Airbnb vacation rental is a one-bedroom studio-type apartment with a deck. The accommodation is perfect for two people and a short stay. It is well equipped with the basic amenities like a comfortable queen-sized bed, a sofa bed, a fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, and more. It also has a bathroom with a tub. Also, there are laundry and iron facilities, which are shared by all guests. Another good thing about this property is that it is very affordable and centrally located, making you save your money for other things.

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Houston, Texas, United States
642 reviews  
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi and streaming easily accessible
the outdoor deck is a nice place to drink coffee and eat breakfast
room is very comfortable with coffee microwave and small fridge
real nice place cozy nice amenities and above what i was expecting
not the most comfortable bed in the world but perfectly acceptable for the overall value
it was very clean and cozy
it was very clean
clear communication easy check-in and out and clean nice space
it was clean and comfortable and had everything you need
great suite - very clean and well-equipped with a comfy bed and soft towels
the host was a great communicator and even accommodated our earlier arrival
johnette is a good host friendly and accommodating
she was very accommodating when i needed to extend my stay and very helpful in general
easy check-in and very responsive host
johnette is a great host and the facility is attractive and comfortable
amazing location and great space
great central location on a quiet street
the location is great and very central to most houston attractions
great stay in a great location
this is such a cute and cozy space that is close to everything
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10. Comfortable private bedroom with a loft

This Airbnb vacation rental is a private room with a loft, located on the third floor of a three-level house. The whole third floor is yours together with the private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Aside from the third floor, you’re also free to use the rooftop with barbecue grill and seating area, living room and kitchen on the second floor, and the laundry and drying facility on the first floor. You are located in a quiet neighborhood in the Art District, which means you will be near lots of must-visit attractions as well as restaurants and cafes. On-site parking is also available in case you bring your car.

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Houston, Texas, United States
360 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super modern home nice small touches with the room like coffee machine and tooth brushes
your room comes with a lock and the hold is gorgeous
the apartment was very clean large bathroom all the amenities were great
i highly recommend any travelers to book one of the three available rooms
great location clean room & and great view of downtown skyline
everything is clean and intact
it is very clean and comfortable
super clean and just overall nice
the house was clean quite and comfortable
the house is incredibly clean and organized
the hosts are very thoughtful
great host very responsive
nima is an amazing host
nima was a very host checked in frequently and had great service
host are very considerate of guests needs
super close to downtown
it is close to downtown yet a quiet and peaceful neighborhood
beautiful and homey space in a very convenient location
great stay great location great communication
comfy bed and great location
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11. Private room in a great location

If you’re traveling within a budget and you want to strictly follow it, then this private room on the first floor of a three-level house is the one for you. This Airbnb vacation rental is very spacious with a comfortable bed and a window that overlooks the front porch. The bedroom also contains a flat-screen television with a subscription to HBO-GO, Netflix, and Amazon. Apart from your bedroom, you’re also free to use the private bathroom with a shower and tub, borrow utensils and wares from the kitchen, and use the laundry facilities. Another reason to thank this property is its location, which is in downtown, near to public transportation, and surrounded with numerous cafes, restaurants, shopping options, as well as nightspots.

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Houston, Texas, United States
281 reviews  
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning is nice
i wasn’t a fan of the super friendly cats
there was a laundry/dryer unit that was a great plus as well
there is a fan to keep the room cool which can be run at differing speeds
his kitchen is very well equipped and usable for coffee and tea making and microwaving
bathroom was clean over all
the house is very clean and comfortable
private room and bathroom; clean
the room was exceptionally clean smelled nice and was definitely cozy
the bedroom is clean with comfy bed
david was a nice host with quick responses
david is a great host
david was a great host
david was a kind and responsive host
david was a great host and super accommodating
i absolutely recommend this location
great location close to everything you need
this is the perfect location
location is good and close to public transportation (as advertised)
close to everything in central/downtown houston and walking distance to some great bars and restaurants
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12. Modern house in the heart of Montrose

If you want a centrally located accommodation in town, then you better grab the chance to book this private bedroom in a modern, fully furnished house. Inside your bedroom is a bed with a memory mattress a lamp, a bedside table, a drawer for clothes, and a working desk. Aside from your rented room, you are also free to roam around the house and use the living room, dining, and kitchen, as well as the backyard and the porch, where you can sit and chill. As for the bathroom, if there are other guests, you will be sharing it with them. As for the property being in a good location, it is near to museums, pubs, karaoke bars, restaurants, and more.

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Houston, Texas, United States
470 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

13. Tiny urban house

If you’re in a tight budget but want to have a comfortable accommodation that has it all, then this urban tiny house for three persons is ideal for you. It is located in Brookesmith Heights, one of the oldest neighborhoods in town, which is near lots of establishments like bars, pubs, restaurants, museum, shops, and more. The house is a haven of convenience, complete with a loft-style bed, a tiny seating area, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom with shower. It also comes with a deck with table and chairs, where you can pass time and chill.

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Houston, Texas, United States
365 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

14. 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!

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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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Hello Houston

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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