10 Best Affordable Airbnbs Under 69 USD In San Diego, California - Updated 2022


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.

1. Gorgeous private room in a tree house (from USD 115)

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.

San Diego, California, United States
927 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fan didn’t work
the views from the patio and outdoor shower are amazing
it was great to have kitchen access and make coffee in the mornings
nice to relax on the small balcony in the garden area before bed too
the shower is the best feature and the only thing "tree house" about it
very clean fast communication good and walkable location
the place was great and very clean
the space was simple and clean
the unique space was clean comfortable and relaxing
bed and pillows were clean and comfortable
everyone was super friendly
the host was very responsive and the young lady who was there to help was kind and helpful
easy to check in and staff ashley were very friendly and helpful
wonderful place hosts are extremely kind and quick to respond
what a cool place and great host loved it
the location was ideal-- walking distance to little italy and central for driving to nearby points of interest
cool treehouse and great location
it’s located in a safe neighborhood and only a short walk from little italy
super close to gaslamp district
fun experience really cute and a great location
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2. Laid-back private studio with yard (from USD 129)

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, Zoo
San Diego, California, United States
511 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning and comfortable bed was great for sleeping
since there’s no kitchen the keurig was great
host provided a lot of amenities like air conditioning and the patio was nicely decorated
wonderful private room and deck easy check in and out
it's well-lit so it's also perfect area for having dinner or breakfast
it was clean and very comfortable
great place very clean fantastic hosts very new-feeling towels sheets dishes etc
it's clean private and comfortable
the place was clean and it had a very cozy feeling
studio is private clean and well-kept
the hosts were very responsive
responses were so fast and helpful
host is wonderful and extremely responsive
the hosts were great at communicating
excellent host very responsive
the location is prime and super close to dt
and the location was perfect so close to everything
location perfect for exploring sd
cute place for a quick trip to san diego
very cute and close to everything in san diego
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3. A surfer's dream apartment (from USD 142)

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.

San Diego, California, United States
279 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and the little ac unit kept the room nice and cool
the apartment was really cozy and had a ton of character it was the perfect space for two
clean environment and stylish decorations
exceptionally clean and well cared for
place was tiny but clean
the space itself was clean and cozy with a really cool surfing motif
definitely homey and very clean
the host was wonderful and quick with their responses
host was great at communicating and quick to respond
great host very responsive and welcoming
he is a true "host"
the hosts were super friendly and easy to communicate with
super close to downtown
location was great short walk to gaslamp
really unique place in a great location
central to down town cute touches
great location: not too far from the heart of the city
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4. Exclusive spacious loft (from USD 115)

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 Detached
San Diego, California, United States
372 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioner cooled the place down really well when we needed it
the weather was chilly so i was grateful for a portable heater in the unit
the full kitchen was very useful
loft is a cozy place to relax after a day of adventures
however there were several working fans provided that kept the room cool and comfortable
cleanliness: james’ place is very clean and spacious
the house is very clean and well organized
great quiet private little space very clean and comfortable
the place was super clean
the place was sparkling clean upon arrival
owner was responsive
james was a great host
james was a great host
james was very responsive
james was a great host really happy to help with everything
great location in a safe neighborhood
beautiful apartment in central location
we found the location nice and central
i recommend this location quiet neighborhood
the location is also perfect
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5. A stunning bungalow for four (from USD 239)

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'oiseaux
San Diego, California, United States
316 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but turning on the fan in your direction helps
a parasol umbrella would compliment well with the outdoor table
it’s a nice cozy house that’s comfortable for at least 2
everything is clean and provided for
the space was clean and comfortable
the place was clean and tastefully decorated
the house was clean and was perfect for our extended weekend stay
it was private and clean
the host is very hospitable and kind
felt just like home easy check-in process and the hosts were very responsive
i would recommend this home and this host to any friend or family member of mine
the place is well outfitted comfortable and elizabeth is responsive to questions
a great location for everything
cute house in an amazing location
super cute place great location too
really good location too
walking distance to restaurants and bars in a cute neighborhood
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6. Master suite with private bath (from USD 76)

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 views
San Diego, California, United States
402 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful views of the pool and sky from the balcony
beautiful room so much space and an amazing balcony with a view of the bay
the room is specious with great balcony and view
the room has unique touches confortable californian king bed plenty of space and amazing amenities
beautiful room and wonderful backyard patio and pool
so quite clean and comfortable
everything was clean and fresh
it was very clean and relaxing
very clean and accommodating for my stay
my boyfriend really appreciated the cleanliness
the hosts provided outstanding hospitality
violet and bill were great hosts
violet and bill were fantastic hosts
everyone was very kind and welcoming
violet and bill are lovely people and great hosts
location is also wonderful
it’s located in a quiet neighborhood but close to many attractions
it's close to old town and pretty central to downtown and others areas
great central location for everything around san diego area
it was lovely convenient location (with supermarket and restaurants within walking distance)
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7. Resort-styled home

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 Diego
Bonita, California, United States
237 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was very comfortable roomy and has an outstanding view at the top of a hill
the property is gorgeous and the room was more than perfect with coffee snacks and bedside water
a heater is provided to keep the guesthouse nice and warm; very comfortable stay over all
we had our own bathroom adjacent to our room with a huge shower
enjoy a private room with private restroom and shower the space is very quiet and very relaxing
very clean and well appointed
clean private and well appointed
the place was super clean & cozy
very clean and a welcoming atmosphere
place was nice and clean
host was nice
charles was a very nice host
hosts were kind and offered lots helpful advice on what to do
merry is a very welcoming and kind host
she was very responsive and accommodating
good location and great place
mercy’s place is situated in a beautiful and convenient location
location was great for my needs
lovely place in a great neighborhood very close to everything
cute attached guest suite that's quiet and comfy
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8. Private cottage in a central location

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.

San Diego, California, United States
234 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Modern Instagram-worthy studio

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
288 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
walk to the beach or coffee carts after enjoying the sunrise view from the loft bed
could have been a better a/c system but overall good
but it was worth dealing with beds and couch were very comfortable and it’s in the perfect location
beds are not traditional but still okay
really clean new modern apartment in ocean beach
pedro's place was very clean and comfortable
the place was clean and as pictured
it was clean simple and easy
incredibly clean and the beds in the loft are super comfortable
the host was extremely responsive and accommodating
the owners were quick to respond and really helpful
but pedro is a great host
beautiful unit and thoughtful host
pedro was very quick with responses and very helpful
beautiful loft walking distance to the beach
this is a great location a few minute walk from the beach
location is also great only a 5 minute walk to the beach
it is walking distance from the beach which makes it a great location to put up in
location was pretty good and close to lots of cool places in ob
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10. Bright and airy sunroom

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 Cottage
San Diego, California, United States
274 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
she had a fan and space heater which made sleeping at night over the top comfortable
the patio was super comfortable and private
you have access to most of their amenities and the bathroom is easy to use
the couch/bed is already spacious so i slept right on top and it was super comfortable
i loved the decor and ambiance of the room the pull out bed is spacious and comfortable
extremely clean and well kept
good value clean some cats
the room was really clean cozy and comfortable
this place is nice perfect for two clean and super quiet
the house is clean vibrant and up lifting
sarah is a great host
sarah is a great host very welcoming and warm
sarah is an awesome host - very quick at responding and super helpful
sarah was so much more than just a great host
sarah herself is a gracious and accommodating host and her home is beautiful
really cute space good location
the location was perfect
great location close to everything i wanted to do plus a parking spot
it’s cute cozy and comfortable good location to go out and explore san diego
great place to stay and very cute cats
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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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