12 Best Cheap Airbnbs In Seattle - Updated 2023

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Seattle is a coastal city in an urban environment surrounded by natural and unrivaled beauty. Visitors from around the globe come here seeking to explore the best of the city, including fun things to do and food to try. In downtown Seattle, you will find glass skyscrapers and famous attractions like Pike Place Market and the Paper Hammer. If you head to the east side of the town, there lies Capitol Hill, a calm residential setting with a metropolitan buzz. Whatever your reasons for coming to this city, there is definitely something for everyone. Save money on your accommodation and spend more money exploring what this place has to offer. Take a look at the best cheap Airbnbs in Seattle, below.

1. Cozy ground-level retreat (from USD 44)

Discover the perfect retreat for solitary travelers, in this cozy ground-level Airbnb in downtown Seattle, Washington. The room offers a comfortable double bed, a spacious desk, and a private bathroom for your convenience. You’ll find all the necessities for quick meals, including a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, and electric kettle. For extended stays, access to a washer and dryer is available.

The townhouse is surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants, and the picturesque Green Lake Park. Convenient bus lines are easily accessible, making this an ideal location to explore the city’s offerings.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
7.08 km (4.4 mi) from Space Needle
161 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room privacy and wifi were also good
the room has good wi-fi the shower is strong and hot water comes out right away
the space is great and having your own bathroom is definitely a plus
the room is small to be sure but bright and cheery with fresh flowers at the bedside
the room was very tidy and comfortable and just as described
the place was very clean and cozy
very clean safe and comfortable
the place was very clean and cozy
room has everything you would need for your stay its clean and cozy
the room was comfortable and clean
wendy was a great host
wendy was a great host and very welcoming
wendy is a wonderful host and was always available to help me with any questions that i had
wendy is an amazing host extremely friendly and very helpful recommendations
wendy is a great host and i had a great experience
loved the location as well
the location is in a nice quiet neighborhood to walk around
cute restaurants and groceries an easy walk from the house
close to bus stops stores and the beautiful lake
great location and easy to get to
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2. Tranquil and pet-friendly getaway (from USD 54)

Welcome to this delightful pet-friendly Airbnb in Seattle, where abundant natural light fills the space, creating a cozy and tranquil atmosphere that beckons relaxation. Take advantage of the range of amenities, from the fast internet connection to the central air conditioning and the dedicated workspace for remote work. After a day of exploring the city, the well-equipped kitchen awaits you to prepare delicious meals.

Discover nearby amenities, treat yourself to top-notch dining, and immerse yourself in various entertainment options. Embrace your stay in this welcoming hideaway, savoring every moment of your time in vibrant Seattle.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
8.11 km (5.1 mi) from Space Needle
27 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
definitely a must-stay the space is incredibly cozy and roomy
great place to stay and comfortable
clean bed and house
very clean fresh towels available private rooms with keypad locks
the room is clean and well equipped
eric was very helpful and responsive and the room was clean and quiet
home is cleaned 3 times a week and other tenants were respectful and quiet
great kitchen and kind hospitality
eric is a great host
great value and an accommodating host
he always came to say hello and is super friendly
great neighborhood with metro can get access to everything you would need
great location by the light rail
would highly recommend extremely close to light rail and away from downtown traffic/cluster which i really appreciated
great value and location eric was very responsive and communicative
good place to stay if you need a place to sleep and work downtown
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3. Beautiful guest suite in Ballard (from USD 71)

This affordable accommodation in Seattle is only a five minutes’ drive from Ballard. Guests will enjoy their privacy as the room is detached from the main house that sits in a peaceful and safe neighborhood. In the suite, you will find a queen bed, a mini-fridge, and a fully stocked bathroom with towels, hairdryer, and toiletries. There is a walk-in closet and an iron to ensure that your clothes are intact. Wake up in the morning to freshly baked scones, seasonal fruits and the aroma of fresh ground coffee that the hosts prepare for you. The host is available on sight should you need any assistance to make your stay more comfortable.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
7.49 km (4.7 mi) from Space Needle
1334 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and both the coffee and scones were outstanding
a good size bathroom and even a closet with drawers so you can unpack
very nice guest house in ballard complete with comfortable amenities and easy access to public transportation
if she asks if you would like breakfast scones i would recommend them as well
very comfortable stay with a homely atmosphere
clean and efficient
everything was clean perfect and cozy
debbie’s place is clean and cozy
very clean space with super comfortable bed
room was clean and up to date
host is very nice
she was so helpful and friendly
debbie was an outstanding host
great little place comfortable cozy owner takes wonderful care
debbie was kind and always gave us quick response
good location and quiet
the location in is a great neighborhood with easy parking close to "downtown" ballard
also location is a plus being loved so close to downtown seattle
the neighborhood is fun to walk through and there are gathering spots fairly close
well located with easy access to ballard and woodland park area
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4. Charming Belltown studio (from USD 90)

This inexpensive Airbnb in Seattle Area is located in the downtown area and is suitable for the entire family. The home boasts three beds with one bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. Up to six guests can be accommodated at the property. One of the advantages of staying in this part of town is that you are close to all the major attractions and restaurants. Top Pots – famous for the best donuts in Seattle is located next door to the building and the EMP Museum, Pacific Science Center, Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle Tower are all within a walking distance.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
920 meters (0.6 mi) from Space Needle
711 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lamp next to the bed would be nice
good shower didn’t try cooking as the amenities nearby were so good overall an enjoyable stay
comfortable bed & chair to sleep on with clean sheets (in the cupboard for the futon)
weather allowing there are plenty of windows to let fresh air ventilate the large room
super clean studio
the studio was very clean
area is clean and safe
appartment was clean towels and bed linen in good condition
the unit was very clean
host was very responsive via message
kumail was an awesome host
kumail was responsive to our messages and answering our questions in regards to dropping off baggage
kumail was super great host i will stay here again and again
it was cosy as advertised and kumail was a great host
very good location in seattle downtown
great location walking distance to everything
great location to explore seattle
great find close to space needle
walkable to all major attractions
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5. Cozy private space with private parking (from USD 63)

Have your own home away from home just 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Seattle. This 8000 sqft (743 sqm) home accommodates four guests in two bedrooms. The family-friendly home has three bathrooms, a TV room with access to Netflix and Hulu, a fridge and a microwave. If you plan on driving your car to the property, you can have your peace of mind as this basement unit has access to a lock-up garage. There is also a park two blocks from the house and is a place to enjoy nature walks with the family.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
10.22 km (6.4 mi) from Space Needle
615 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
provided each room with an abundance of amenities which i loved beautiful home
the beds were very comfortable
this place was super comfy the beds were super soft and so was the carpet
i really enjoyed how each room had its own separate bathroom and that there was a living room
very clean tidy and great communication with fern
very clean and spacious place
great space and very clean
a very clean and comfortable place
it was clean and comfortable
nice host nice house
host is nice and responsive
fern and loren were great hosts with exceptional hospitality
fern was a great host
the host is very responsive and accommodating
great little basement apartment in a good location in seattle
wonderfully comfortable and a great location
fern's place is located in a beautiful quiet neighborhood close to the highway and with everything you need nearby
plenty of good places to eat close by
the location was incredible (15 mins tops to everthing we wanted to see)
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6. Private one-bedroom apartment in Capitol Hill (from USD 84)

A cozy one-bedroom apartment that sleeps up to three guests. This newly renovated Airbnb vacation rental lies in Capitol Hill close to the tech giants of the world – Amazon, and Microsoft. The apartment is located in the lower level of a bigger house and guests will enjoy their privacy as there is a separate entrance to the apartment. There is a shared garden on sight that guests can utilize. The property is ideally suitable for couples, solo travelers and adventure seekers. The living space comprises of a bedroom, a bathroom with a shower, a living room with a breakfast bar and a kitchen.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
3.52 km (2.2 mi) from Space Needle
675 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast and coffee were a welcome touch
a self contained basement apartment comfortable and with all the amenities you need
it was a nice plus to be able to access the roku on the television
there are bedroom living room and small kitchen area so basically it's like an apartment
bathroom was pretty small
very clean and straight forward kinda place
clean and pretty easy to get to
great place so clean and quiet
pete's place was clean and comfortable
very clean and looks out onto a beautiful garden
hosts were also very responsive
my host had excellent food suggestions for me
accommodating host and a beautiful backyard
host was easy to communicate with and very pleasant
host was great bed not so much
great location for a quick trip to the city
great location for university of washington (20 minute walk) and easy access to downtown seattle
great location in the u district
great location and cozy place to stay
very good location and nice place to stay central to most things in the city
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7. Escape to a vintage cottage near Jefferson Park (from USD 67)

A self-contained cottage that is conveniently located near several must-see spots and famous buildings in Seattle. The property is detached from the main house and sits in a quiet neighborhood, offering guests a peaceful and tranquil stay. The décor is modern and minimalistic complete with a full kitchen and a living area. The famous Jefferson Park and local coffee shops are a short walk away.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
5.95 km (3.7 mi) from Space Needle
463 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had a tv with roku and an excellent internet connection
the cottage was exactly as described with modern amenities and a very comfortable bed
bed was great and the rental included all amenities that one could need (kitchen supplies shampoo etc
cute place loved the little kitchen appreciated the heater the bathroom had loads of toiletries—even makeup remover cozy place
:) the cottage is cozy but a wonderful space to stay (her listing is accurate)
it was clean and cozy
clean and comfortable in a quiet neighborhood
angela's place was clean and exactly as advertised
this place is clean and very nicely decorated
the space is clean comfortable and inviting
angela and her family are friendly and informative
easy check in & very hospitable hosts
angela was very kind and very responsive
she had helpful local tips for activities and food
appreciated angela's quick communication and helpful answers to all of my questions
location was great easy access to freeway to get to anywhere
we really enjoyed being close to jefferson park
location was easy to find
great location and very comfortable and private
great location quick on/off the freeway
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8. Urban cottage with private bath and city views

This pet-friendly Airbnb offers guests a unique and tranquil space to stay in an urban setting. The property is within walking distance to a multitude of eateries and there are lots of cool activities to do in the area such as kayaking and visiting a brewery. If you looking for something unconventional in an accommodation then you will find this property attractive particularly for its nest bed, bamboo floors, and a meditation studio and garden. Yoga classes are complimentary with your stay, however booking your spot in the class is essential.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
4.13 km (2.6 mi) from Space Needle
601 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was very comfortable and aesthetic within
i was nice to have it’s own bathroom and as the previous reviews said the bed was comfortable
this space was a very colorful cozy comfortable and calming space and i would definitely stay there again
very cozy space to listen to the seattle rain with great vibes
it’s easy for me to overlook some things in an airbnb if you have solid wifi
clean bathroom and space
very clean and the bed was very comfortable
clean cozy safe stylish
very clean and cozy space in a beautiful neighborhood
the bed however was clean and very comfortable
they were excellent hosts
the hosts are very kind
hosts are super nice and thoughtful
the hosts are great and communicated promptly
the hosts are incredibly friendly and helpful
easy bus to downtown
really great location near fremont
amazing location the neighborhood is absolutely beautiful
plus it's in a great location - highly recommend
excellent location in a great neighborhood as well
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9. Easy, quick overnight bed with a shared bathroom

If you are looking for a quick overnight place to crash and you comfortable with sharing a living space then look no further than this one-bedroom rental located on the third floor of the townhouse. The queen bed can fit two people comfortably, and there is a corner desk with a lamp to catch up on some work. The room comes with a mini-fridge and snacks that are included in your room. Guests need to note that there is no ensuite bathroom, as the bathroom is shared and located in the hallway.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
12.56 km (7.9 mi) from Space Needle
477 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cooler heater small fridge and fan were provided
the bed was comfortable and a private patio was fabulous
bed was really comfortable and the balcony was an added plus
i was able to get some homework done in a comfy bed with quick internet which was awesome
private room is very private and the little balcony is super cute
room was clean and comfortable
third floor clean and quiet
room as described clean and quiet
a clean quiet place to sleep
everyrhing was nice and clean
lily is a very kind and hospitable host
the hosts were friendly and communicated well
very kind and very communicative
we did not interact much with the hosts but the place was great
quickly responded and very helpful with all my questions
great location and a very comfortable bed
good value for being so close to seattle area
nice place and close to downtown seattle
a sweet stay close to the city yet quiet and relaxed
room wonderful as expected close to the city which was great
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10. Private suite with best views of Seattle

A stunning room within a high-rise condominium in Seattle. Guests choosing to stay here will have the opportunity to view Seattle from above. Expect to capture the cities skyline and the Olympic mountain range. The property is located in Beacon Hill and with just a 20-minute walk you will find yourself in downtown. The fully equipped room has ample natural lighting coming through and guests have access to the common areas such as the living room, kitchen, and balcony.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
4.1 km (2.6 mi) from Space Needle
413 reviews  
Private room in condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a really nice apartment with great views of seattle from the balcony
there were also thoughtful amenities such as extra toiletries in the bathroom
great view from the balcony a well-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities in the apartment
comfortable bed beautiful views of the city and very clean
super clean place with great view and cute golden retriever bathroom had towels hair dryer shampoo etc
clean and comfortable space
clean comfortable and quiet space
the room is super clean & comfortable
incredibly clean comfortable and welcoming place (plus cute dog)
her house is super clean and organized
friendly and available hosts
great hosts and lovely accommodation
they were very hospitable and lovely
hailey and chris are amazing hosts
hailey was very kind and accommodating
great place in a great location
great location it was handy to be within walking/bus distance of the city and most things
their puppy is very friendly and super also the location is perfect for vistors to the downtown
nice place and in the vicinity of everything you need
we really enjoyed are stay great location as well
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11. Ocean-view room with beach access

Get value for your money in this sea-facing room in west Seattle. The room is within a bigger house 15 minutes’ from the airport and downtown. Guests will wake up to the magnificent view of the ocean and the Olympic Mountains and there is direct access to a private beach via a walking trail. The room is spacious and can accommodate four guests comfortably. Enjoy the complimentary cappuccino, latte, tea, and water during your stay.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
13.44 km (8.4 mi) from Space Needle
383 reviews  
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a pretty view from the room
gorgeous views greet when you open the door spacious sunlight-filled room has everything for maximum comfort and use wifi
we enjoyed the queen bed and the extra couch that made out into another bed in one room
the room is spacious clean and has all the amenities necessary (smart tv coffee brewer snacks plates mugs etc
great room very friendly nice view outstanding value
clean room and bathroom
very clean and quiet room too
sparkling clean room and private bathroom
very nice and clean room
the private bath was clean and spacious
hosts were kind and always quick to response
kind thoughtful touches throughout
hosts are very friendly and can help with directions and recommendations
tola was a wonderful and welcoming host
tola and slawek were great hosts
great location in west seattle and close to the water
definitely recommend the stay at this location :)
their house is located in a nice quiet neighborhood that's only about a 20 minute drive to downtown
beautiful location and having the beach so close by made my experience
what a great place to stay great location and hosts
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12. Stay and check out a tiny house

Check out this tiny charming house that was designed and built by the host. This quaint living space has an exterior made of wood and a lot to offer visitors in the small space. Inside this sustainable home, you will find a loft with closet space. Just down the stairs, there is a comfortable couch and dining space with a fireplace. Guests can prepare a meal in the intimate kitchen that has an oven, a two-plate stove, a microwave, and a refrigerator. The host offers classes where she teaches guests how to build their own tiny houses and this class lasts about four hours.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
10.58 km (6.6 mi) from Space Needle
311 reviews  
Tiny house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Don't let a budget hinder you from visiting Seattle

If you looking for a short break in this incredible city then check out one of the many accommodations in Seattle, ranging from luxury Airbnbs to the best staycation spots. If you want a budget-friendly accommodation, the properties listed above are located in a prime location to give you access to all the major attractions without putting a dent in your pocket.

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Frequently asked questions about best cheap Airbnbs in Seattle

1. Which cheap Airbnbs in Seattle are pet friendly?

If you are looking for budget-friendly pet-friendly Airbnbs in Seattle that will warmly welcome your furry companions, you’re in luck. One of the options to consider is this tranquil and pet-friendly getaway.

2. Which cheap Airbnbs in Seattle have parking?

Looking for cheap Airbnbs in Seattle that offers convenient parking options? Look no further. Some of the Airbnbs that offer parking are this tranquil and pet-friendly getaway and this private one-bedroom apartment in Capitol Hill.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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