San Diego, California, has a more laidback appeal compared to other SoCal localities like Los Angeles or San Francisco. With its miles and miles of beaches and endless Mexican and European influences, San Diego is a must visit for anyone who wants to see a different side of California. This unique side is farfetched from the glitzy Hollywood glamour that we are all aware of. It is interesting, fun and a lovely place to be. If you are planning a trip to San Diego, here are the 10 best affordable Airbnbs under 69 USD in San Diego, California, USA, that we highly recommend.
We all have a fantasy of having our own tree house. You can turn this fantasy into a reality with this gorgeous one bedroom home in San Diego. This Airbnb rental is like stepping inside Snow White’s home with its rustic interiors. You will definitely feel closer to nature thanks to the property’s tropical setting with a glimpse of the Bay and the Downtown Skyline. Guests rave about their unique experience and the outdoor shower.
MOST POPULAR LISTING WALK TO BAY DOWNTOWN PARK/ZOOSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe fan didn’t workthe views from the patio and outdoor shower are amazingit was great to have kitchen access and make coffee in the morningsnice to relax on the small balcony in the garden area before bed toothe shower is the best feature and the only thing "tree house" about itvery clean fast communication good and walkable locationthe place was great and very cleanthe space was simple and cleanthe unique space was clean comfortable and relaxingbed and pillows were clean and comfortable
Host:everyone was super friendlythe host was very responsive and the young lady who was there to help was kind and helpfuleasy to check in and staff ashley were very friendly and helpfulwonderful place hosts are extremely kind and quick to respondwhat a cool place and great host loved itRead more reviewsthe location was ideal-- walking distance to little italy and central for driving to nearby points of interestcool treehouse and great locationit’s located in a safe neighborhood and only a short walk from little italysuper close to gaslamp districtfun experience really cute and a great location
Want to stay close to the beach, San Diego Zoo, and Sea World? Then opt for this simple yet modern private studio complete with a yard. This accommodation is just a 15-minute drive away from these San Diego sights that you must visit. Enjoy a wine or two at this studio’s yard, just basking under the warm California sun. The hostess is also a Superhost according to Airbnb. A guest even described this simple home as an “oasis” amid the busy streets of San Diego.
Private Studio w Yard near SouthPark/Gaslamp, ZooSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioning and comfortable bed was great for sleepingsince there’s no kitchen the keurig was greathost provided a lot of amenities like air conditioning and the patio was nicely decoratedwonderful private room and deck easy check in and outit's well-lit so it's also perfect area for having dinner or breakfastit was clean and very comfortablegreat place very clean fantastic hosts very new-feeling towels sheets dishes etcit's clean private and comfortablethe place was clean and it had a very cozy feelingstudio is private clean and well-kept
Host:the hosts were very responsiveresponses were so fast and helpfulhost is wonderful and extremely responsivethe hosts were great at communicatingexcellent host very responsiveRead more reviewsthe location is prime and super close to dtand the location was perfect so close to everythinglocation perfect for exploring sdcute place for a quick trip to san diegovery cute and close to everything in san diego
This gorgeous studio is every minimalist’s dream. The white interior complete with grey accents and wood material gives this studio a chic and stylish vibe. This modern studio in San Diego is just screaming for you to include it on your Instagram. There’s also a nice hammock where you can read a book or just chill. This modern studio is also just a few minutes away from the beach.
Modern Studio, Steps to Sand, Sleeps 4 (T1s)San Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewswalk to the beach or coffee carts after enjoying the sunrise view from the loft bedcould have been a better a/c system but overall goodbut it was worth dealing with beds and couch were very comfortable and it’s in the perfect locationbeds are not traditional but still okayreally clean new modern apartment in ocean beachpedro's place was very clean and comfortablethe place was clean and as picturedit was clean simple and easyincredibly clean and the beds in the loft are super comfortable
Host:the host was extremely responsive and accommodatingthe owners were quick to respond and really helpfulbut pedro is a great hostbeautiful unit and thoughtful hostpedro was very quick with responses and very helpfulRead more reviewsbeautiful loft walking distance to the beachthis is a great location a few minute walk from the beachlocation is also great only a 5 minute walk to the beachit is walking distance from the beach which makes it a great location to put up inlocation was pretty good and close to lots of cool places in ob
This one-bedroom apartment claims that guests will experience endless summer. And we believe it. The interior of this apartment is any surfer’s dream with a lot of colourful murals and rustic vibes. It’s located at the central downtown which means hot spots like Ocean Beach is not far away. It’s also a few minutes away from the maritime museum. Former guests like the Superhost’s hospitality and the cosiness of this rental.
☼ ☼ ENDLESS SUMMER IN DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO ☼ ☼San Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe bed was comfortable and the little ac unit kept the room nice and coolthe apartment was really cozy and had a ton of character it was the perfect space for twoclean environment and stylish decorationsexceptionally clean and well cared forplace was tiny but cleanthe space itself was clean and cozy with a really cool surfing motifdefinitely homey and very clean
Host:the host was wonderful and quick with their responseshost was great at communicating and quick to respondgreat host very responsive and welcominghe is a true "host"the hosts were super friendly and easy to communicate withRead more reviewssuper close to downtownlocation was great short walk to gaslampreally unique place in a great locationcentral to down town cute touchesgreat location: not too far from the heart of the city
If you want a full space for yourself then this gorgeous spacious loft is the perfect fit for you. The space is complete with its own receiving area with grey couches and a kitchen. It’s perfect for those who are going to stay in San Diego for more than a few days. It’s also walking distance to tons of restaurants and shops. Guests love the loft’s full kitchen and laud the Superhost’s superb hospitality that made their travel a lot easier.
Spacious Loft - Completely DetachedSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsair conditioner cooled the place down really well when we needed itthe weather was chilly so i was grateful for a portable heater in the unitthe full kitchen was very usefulloft is a cozy place to relax after a day of adventureshowever there were several working fans provided that kept the room cool and comfortablecleanliness: james’ place is very clean and spaciousthe house is very clean and well organizedgreat quiet private little space very clean and comfortablethe place was super cleanthe place was sparkling clean upon arrival
Host:owner was responsivejames was a great hostjames was a great hostjames was very responsivejames was a great host really happy to help with everythingRead more reviewsgreat location in a safe neighborhoodbeautiful apartment in central locationwe found the location nice and centrali recommend this location quiet neighborhoodthe location is also perfect
This Airbnb rental is another Instagram dream. Who would say no to bright and airy spaces complete with the bohemian interior? It’s only a 15 minutes’ drive away from the airport and San Diego’s other major sights such as Downtown/Gas Lamp, Convention Center, Balboa Park, North Park, and the zoo. It’s the perfect space if you’re an on the go professional since the property has its own office nook and a daybed perfect for an afternoon of reading. Guests describe the Superhost as a sweetheart and rave the cosiness of the whole space.
Bright & Airy Sunroom In The City Heights CottageSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsshe had a fan and space heater which made sleeping at night over the top comfortablethe patio was super comfortable and privateyou have access to most of their amenities and the bathroom is easy to usethe couch/bed is already spacious so i slept right on top and it was super comfortablei loved the decor and ambiance of the room the pull out bed is spacious and comfortableextremely clean and well keptgood value clean some catsthe room was really clean cozy and comfortablethis place is nice perfect for two clean and super quietthe house is clean vibrant and up lifting
Host:sarah is a great hostsarah is a great host very welcoming and warmsarah is an awesome host - very quick at responding and super helpfulsarah was so much more than just a great hostsarah herself is a gracious and accommodating host and her home is beautifulRead more reviewsreally cute space good locationthe location was perfectgreat location close to everything i wanted to do plus a parking spotit’s cute cozy and comfortable good location to go out and explore san diegogreat place to stay and very cute cats
Enjoy an exclusive view of the sea in this private master suite complete with its own private bath. It also has an overlooking pool perfect for a morning swim. The private bath also has its own jetted tub and shower. When the temperature gets cold, you can use the fireplace. Plus, the owners are Superhosts known for their warm welcome. Former guests also love how close the accommodation is to the ocean. You can also enjoy a walk-in closet, microwave, fridge, and coffee maker.
Master Suite with Private bath and Bay viewsSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsbeautiful views of the pool and sky from the balconybeautiful room so much space and an amazing balcony with a view of the baythe room is specious with great balcony and viewthe room has unique touches confortable californian king bed plenty of space and amazing amenitiesbeautiful room and wonderful backyard patio and poolso quite clean and comfortableeverything was clean and freshit was very clean and relaxingvery clean and accommodating for my staymy boyfriend really appreciated the cleanliness
Host:the hosts provided outstanding hospitalityviolet and bill were great hostsviolet and bill were fantastic hostseveryone was very kind and welcomingviolet and bill are lovely people and great hostsRead more reviewslocation is also wonderfulit’s located in a quiet neighborhood but close to many attractionsit's close to old town and pretty central to downtown and others areasgreat central location for everything around san diego areait was lovely convenient location (with supermarket and restaurants within walking distance)
This entire bungalow can be rented for only 65 USD and it’s a complete steal. This cute craftsman cottage is designed by an award-winning designer making it worthy of a photo shoot. It is also located in the centre which means you have easy access to everything that downtown San Diego has to offer. It is also a 10-minute drive to the beach and is surrounded by hip cafes and restaurants. It has a hammock, bike, a tub, and free access to WiFi.
Maison D'oiseauxSan Diego, California, United States
Top guest reviewsbut turning on the fan in your direction helpsa parasol umbrella would compliment well with the outdoor tableit’s a nice cozy house that’s comfortable for at least 2everything is clean and provided forthe space was clean and comfortablethe place was clean and tastefully decoratedthe house was clean and was perfect for our extended weekend stayit was private and clean
Host:the host is very hospitable and kindfelt just like home easy check-in process and the hosts were very responsivei would recommend this home and this host to any friend or family member of minethe place is well outfitted comfortable and elizabeth is responsive to questionsRead more reviewsa great location for everythingcute house in an amazing locationsuper cute place great location tooreally good location toowalking distance to restaurants and bars in a cute neighborhood
This resort-style home is yours for only 69 USD a night. Enjoy your own private pool and backyard, perfect for relaxation. It is also close to downtown San Diego, beaches, and the airport. The Superhosts are very accommodating. There are sitting areas for a game of ping pong and table tennis. There is also a microwave and refrigerator complete with coffee and tea for every guest. Those who stayed in this resort-style home applauded the spacious rooms and its superb location. One guest mentioned that this property is a peaceful one, a calm home that helps its occupants escape the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Resort-Styled Living, Close To All San DiegoBonita, California, United States
Top guest reviewsit was very comfortable roomy and has an outstanding view at the top of a hillthe property is gorgeous and the room was more than perfect with coffee snacks and bedside watera heater is provided to keep the guesthouse nice and warm; very comfortable stay over allwe had our own bathroom adjacent to our room with a huge showerenjoy a private room with private restroom and shower the space is very quiet and very relaxingvery clean and well appointedclean private and well appointedthe place was super clean & cozyvery clean and a welcoming atmosphereplace was nice and clean
Host:host was nicecharles was a very nice hosthosts were kind and offered lots helpful advice on what to domerry is a very welcoming and kind hostshe was very responsive and accommodatingRead more reviewsgood location and great placemercy’s place is situated in a beautiful and convenient locationlocation was great for my needslovely place in a great neighborhood very close to everythingcute attached guest suite that's quiet and comfy
If you don’t want to miss all the hip happenings in San Diego then choose this private cottage conveniently located at the central. Complete with a queen-size bed and a private bath, this gorgeous private cottage can be your home during your tour of the city. It also has a nice private yard perfect for an afternoon of beer. The host is a certified Superhost and guests enjoyed the nearby 24/7 café. There are also tons of brewery shops for all your alcohol needs.
SUPER AWESOME PRIVATE COTTAGE CENTRALLY LOCATED :)San Diego, California, United States
Affordable stay in San Diego
Enjoying your stay at San Diego, California doesn’t need to be expensive. These ten affordable Airbnbs under 69 USD in San Diego, can help you get the most out of your vacation. See and enjoy the best things the City in Motion has to offer.
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