10 Best Affordable Airbnbs Under 45 USD In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Updated 2021

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Home to the Liberty Bell and the famous University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia boasts a rich history, stunning landscape, and some iconic landmarks. Even though it is Pennsylvania’s largest city, it is also an affordable destination for couples, families with children, or groups of friends. The Old City neighborhood is known for its historical landmarks, including the Liberty Bell Pavilion, the National Constitution Center, and the Independence Hall, while Rittenhouse Square is famous for its plethora of restaurants, coffee shops, and high-end fashion stores. No matter if you’re in town for shopping and relaxation, a walk down history lane, or to explore the outdoors, make sure you check out these top 10 best affordable Airbnb vacation rentals under 45 USD in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

1. Cozy room in an 18th-century carriage house (from USD 39)

This colorful room with oriental furnishings is a tranquil oasis, perfect for travelers in search of a property like no other. The room features a queen-sized bed, a desk, an antique armchair, oriental decor, but also modern amenities like cable television and free Wi-Fi. Guests will have access to a shared bathroom downstairs. Since the room is located above a yoga studio, guests can also opt to attend one of the classes, for an extra charge. There are also two cats on the property, but they can be kept away, upon request. Other amenities include an outdoor patio, linens, towels, air conditioning, free street parking, and ironing facilities.

Cozy Room in Art Museum Area
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
894 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is very comfortable with great furniture and decorations
the bed was absolutely amazing (king size treat) and the cats were super cute and welcoming
valerie’s space is adorably chic and the bed was huge and comfortable
the room is actually pretty large and the bed is king sized so quite large and comfortable
super cool space very comfortable and also batman the cat was the cutest freaking thing ever
everything was very clean & tidy
clean place with friendly cats
everything was pristinely clean and surprisingly quiet
nice clean and comfortable place to stay
however i found the place to be clean quiet and very comfortable
valerie is a great airbnb host
cozy space host was very kind
valerie is a wonderful host really great space
the host was very nice and accommodating while we got ready for our night out
valerie is very friendly and accommodating
within walking distance to many great restaurants
the location was super convenient to the center of the city
great location and extremely walkable
very cool decor great location and there’s a cute cat named batman
great location close to art museums and whole foods
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2. Private room near University of Pennsylvania (from USD 30)

This private room is part of a property located within walking distance from the Art Museum and the University of Pennsylvania. The room features a full-sized bed with memory foam mattress, another bunk bed on top, and a spacious closet with ironing facilities. Upon arrival, guests will find linens, towels, and complimentary toiletries waiting for them. For reservations of over four people, the host offers additional sleeping arrangements in the living room. Guests have access to a shared bathroom and a kitchen for preparing a quick bite to eat.

Something Simple - University city - private room
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
579 reviews
Private room in townhouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
i also really appreciated the ac and the fans it did get a bit hot and humid
the bed itself was comfy to sleep on and the ac kept us cool
however i joined my father on the bottom bunk and it was much more comfortable there
very gracious host room was spotless with amenities such as coffee and tea provided along with a water filter
good small room but there no free parking in the place
very clean and comfortable
bathroom was very clean
clean and easy to access
while the house overall looked pretty clean the sheets didn't smell washed and the guinea pigs smelled pretty strongly
small room kept quite clean
the host isn’t super eager to accommodate but eventually helped us
she was friendly and quick to answer questions
a was a great host
the hosts are sweet and caring
host is really sweet and responsive to questions by text
excellent location and comfy bed
the location of this place is perfect
good room enjoyed the location
great value for the location
good location about a 15 minute walk from septa trains and right on bus routes
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3. Bright room in a stunning city-center house (from USD 71)

Here is a bright and spacious guest room with a queen-sized bed, a twin bed, a sitting area with a sofa, a chair, and a desk. The room can easily accommodate up to four guests and offers shared access to a full bathroom with double sinks, a shower, and a big mirror. Linens, towels, and complimentary toiletries are available. Guests also have access to a shared ground floor where they will find a living area, a dining space, and a fully-equipped kitchen. A variety of coffee and teas, board games and puzzles are available. There’s also free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and central heating.

★ Huge Gorgeous & Clean Guest Room with 2 Beds! ★
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
734 reviews
Private room in townhouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities in bedroom & kitchen are the best
this particular space was huge with a comfy couch coffee table chair as well as two beds
and you got coffee and tea in the kitchen great experience
the common area is huge with a nice open kitchen
a big house to share with other guests with all amenities and a nice big room to yourself
very clean and comfy
very clean and quiet
super clean and cozy
bed was clean & comfy
clean quiet and relaxing
sarah & alex are wonderful hosts
alex and sarah were very helpful
amazing hosts and beautiful place
sarah and alex were great host very reactive and helpful on any questions
owners were present but respected our privacy
nice location near downtown
the location was easy to get to on public transportation and simple to find
it's right next to a subway station so it's pretty convenient as well
the location is great for the price - extremely close to the most beautiful la colombe
close to the train and some nice restaurants and bars
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4. Elegant downtown room ideal for couples (from USD 57)

This spacious room for two features a cozy queen-sized bed, a sitting area and a reading corner by the window, a flat-screen television, and elegant furnishings. Guests also have access to a shared bathroom with a bathtub and shower combination, a well-appointed kitchen, and an enclosed patio. Guests should note that the use of the oven and the stove is restricted due to safety reasons. The laundry room is also off limits. However, guests have access to free Wi-Fi, a laptop-friendly space, television, free street parking, linens, towels, and basic toiletries.

Elegant and Spacious Hideaway Close to Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
591 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Amenities & Room:
also brian responded to my friends question very fast about whether he had an iron or not
natural light in the room was amazing
i was even upgraded to a better room free of charge
the room was stunning and looked exactly like the pictures if not better
clear clear clear clear room and bathroom new furniture
very clean and modern
very clean room and toilet
very clean and good value
nice spot it was really clean and spacious
spacious clean and elegant room
quick response and helpful staff
quick responses from host as well
the host was easy to communicate and he tried his best to accommodate our needs/concerns
she was very friendly helpful and attentive
the hosts are super responsive
excellent location if you’re visiting temple university
nice place close to attractions
great location close to everything you need
the location was amazing walking distance to a bunch of local attractions
nice neighborhood close too everything
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5. Modern apartment for groups or families (from USD 147)

Here is a spacious apartment that can host up to 14 guests, making it ideal for large families or groups of friends. The apartment comes with three bedrooms, all with modern furnishings in neutral, black, or white colors. There are a double bed and an air mattress in the first bedroom, a double bed in each of the other two bedrooms, and a sofa bed and two air mattresses in the living area. Guests should keep in mind that even though the apartment allows for big groups, parties are restricted. Pets are usually allowed, but guests should let the host know in advance. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, an Xbox One, linens and towels, complimentary toiletries, a washer and dryer, ironing facilities, and air conditioning.

Full/private home by cheesesteaks in hip S. Philly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
499 reviews
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
every room has a window ac to keep it cool
there was a good amount of space in the kitchen to store our food
the beds were very comfortable and the space was perfect
i felt very comfortable in this space and had access to anything i needed
place was great quiet at night comfortable beds and living area
it either needs a deep clean or replacing
the place is clean the bed sheets/linens towels are spanking clean and it feels comfortable to sleep in
the house is clean the beds are comfortable
jason’s place was very clean and he was very thoughtful
the beds were comfortable and the place was clean
jason was a great host
jason is a great host
great host very comfortable stay
jason was a great host
very flexible and kind host
great location to pat’s and geno’s
location location location we loved jason’s place
easy 3 minute walk
a quick bus to the main attractions
it’s really close to a lot of great places to eat and close to the sports complexes
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6. Private room for solo travelers (from USD 20)

This room is part of a newly restored Victorian house, and it makes for the perfect accommodation for a solo traveler who would like to stay near public transport, restaurants, and nightlife. Some of the amenities available include free Wi-Fi, linens, towels, basic toiletries, and access to a washer and dryer. The kitchen is accessible for travelers who wish to cook their own meals.

Cosy private room in restored Victorian house.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
348 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
no a/c in the bedroom but there is a ceiling fan
mattresses are new and very comfortable
the bed and blankets were comfortable
i slept very well cozy under all the blankets
room and bed are quite comfortable
a clean classy and cozy place to stay
the house is nice everything was very clean and i slept just fine
michael keeps a clean house and is very responsive when you need him
michael is very nice and keeps a stylish clean home
right price for a quick and clean spot to stay while in philly
very nice host and a great artist and a gentleman
the host is friendly and a gentleman
good host and easier to communicate
good value host was good house charming
very affordable and very simple but kind host
great location with transportation accessibility
great place close to many locations
great price awesome location close to downtown and fishtown
i recommend michael's place
michael’s place is comfortable and michael is an accommodating host
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7. Lovely guest house perfect for couples

This charming and chic guest house for two is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway in Mt. Airy, near the Wissahickon Valley Park. The industrial-inspired accommodation features a cozy queen-sized bed, a mini kitchen, a dining space for two, and a full bathroom. Complimentary teas and coffee, basic toiletries and lines and towels are available. Guests also have access to a lovely outdoor garden, and they will be within walking distance from coffee shops, restaurants, and a grocery store.

Guest House - Mt Airy, Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
494 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was cozy the bed was comfortable the coffee was amazing
enjoyed the styling and the double heaters
you get a homey feel no hassle parking and the most comfortable bed i’ve slept in philly
the bed was also incredibly comfortable
the guesthouse was very clean and super cute we loved the various amenities especially the rain shower
it was clean and comfortable
very clean and very comfortable
very cozy and clean place
really great space which was clean and quiet
extremely clean and in a really beautiful setting
hosts were great
theresa has been a wonderful host
perfect hosts perfect house
theresa was incredibly helpful and her directions were very clear
got to meet the owners as we were leaving and they were both extremely friendly and nice
location is ideal in terms of parking and distance from the bustle of philadelphia
perfect location to philadelphia and highways
it's a great location in a very nice neighborhood
great location safe neighborhood and quiet street
short walk to a nice neighborhood store for groceries
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8. Private room with spectacular views

This guest room will not only offer four vacationers a cozy stay but also access to the building’s roof deck, where people can admire a breathtaking view of the city. Indoors, guests have access to a private bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and a big walk-in shower. The bedroom comes with a comfortable bed, a seating area, and a small kitchen area with a microwave, a coffeemaker, and a mini-fridge. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, television, and ironing facilities.

Private Master Bed/Bath &Roof Deck!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
403 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the room/bathroom set up with the amenities down the hall
with the fan it was just ok for a quick stay
bed is comfortable with skylights plus there is a room heater that does a great job
the roof top was a great view and the shower was huge
happy there was an a/c unit as it was needed
a nice clean and peaceful stay
the room was clean comfy and cozy
very comfortable clean and friendly environment
clean comfortable room & big bathroom welcoming hosts
the bathroom is also spacious and impeccably clean with towels soap shampoo and hair dryer provided
great host genuine and kind people
nick was a great host
nick was a great host
the owners are friendly and helpful
the nicest hosts and the best hospitality you could hope for
great location and cute space
great location close to philly’s city life
good location close to center city
the location is in a cool neighborhood and convenient to center city
so worth the price and amazing location
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9. Bright room for a small family near Clark Park

This bright and spacious room near the University of Pennsylvania boasts an extra-comfortable king-sized bed with a memory foam mattress and a sofa by the window. Guests also have access to a shared bathroom, a fully stocked kitchen, ironing facilities, a hairdryer, and free Wi-Fi. The apartment sits near Clark Park and a plethora of restaurants, grocery stores, and coffee shops.

King Bed & Large Couch near UPenn (#1)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
280 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large size bed and nice couch
great room excellent amenities easy check-in and convenient location
sofa bed in the room is also large enough and comfortable
the bedroom and bathroom were immaculate and the bed extremely comfortable
bed was absolutely comfortable felt like clouds when i would fall asleep
very clean and basic room
the space was clean and relaxing
the space was clean and communication was always prompt and courteous
penny's place was very clean and inviting
room was quiet clean and spacious
penny was very responsive
penny & rosa were great hosts
rosa maria was a gracious host
penny was accommodating and responsive
i didn't get to meet the host but i'm sure they're nice
good location close to upenn
penny's location is actually quite perfect from downtown not to far via bus
the location is walking distance to most attractions and it’s really easy to get around
good place to stay and close to the city center
pretty decent place good location comfortable bed
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10. Loft for two in the heart of the city

This studio apartment is ideal for couples looking to enjoy a cozy stay right in the heart of Philadelphia, a short walk from Rittenhouse Square. Indoors, guests will find a living, dining, and kitchen space on the lower level, together with a full bathroom, while the bed is in the loft area upstairs. The list of amenities also includes a washer and dryer, free Wi-Fi, linens, towels, complimentary toiletries, and air conditioning.

Great Lofted & Cozy Ritt Square Studio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
306 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was pretty hot up in the loft even thought the apt has a indoor ac unit
can’t beat it the place definitely can get chilly but the space heater warms it up
shower is smaller but works very well with abundant hot water
the loft was really cool with the bed uptop and quiet a spacious bathroom
bed is super comfortable
place was very clean and neighborhood safe
maddie's apartment was very clean and very comfortable
other than this everywhere is clean
maddie’s space is a clean quiet place right in the heart of rittenhouse
this quaint apartment is perfect for one or two guests the rooms are clean and the location is great
checking was super easy and host was quick to respond
thank you maddie for hosting
great host super easy to deal with
the hosts were also usually helpful when we had queries and responded quickly
great host responded quickly to requests great value and location
great location in philly
nice place close to restaurants and shops walking distance
good location about 20 minute walk to convention center
loved the location of this airbnb
convenient location and comfortable bed
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Exploring one of America's most walkable cities

Even though it is Pennsylvania’s largest city, Philadelphia can also be an affordable traveling destination. It is one of the most walkable cities, with lots of attractions for history buffs and sports and outdoor enthusiasts, but it also boasts a wide variety of shops and restaurants. There is something to see and do for every type of travelers, and since most attractions are within walking distance, travelers will get to save a lot on transportation. If you’re looking for an affordable way to visit Philadelphia, check out these Airbnb vacation rentals under 45 USD.

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