14 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Boston, USA - Updated 2024

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If you haven’t paid a visit to the capital of Massachusetts, it’s high time that you do. You’ll love the vibrant youthful energy of the city, where the historical and modern coexist in a harmonious blend. On the top of everyone’s list is the Freedom Trail, which starts from Boston Common and ends in Bunker Hill. Noteworthy sites include Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Cambridge, home to two of the world’s most prestigious universities (MIT and Harvard, of course). As for Red Sox fans, we most certainly haven’t forgotten you. Check our your favourite team in action at one of America’s most famous stadiums, Fenway Park. This place has nothing short of things to do, places to visit, and even food to try. So what are you waiting for? Here are some great Airbnbs in Boston for exploring the city.

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 June 20, 2024.

1. Cozy studio apartment near downtown (from USD 6987)

Your trip to Boston will be a lot more relaxing by booking a stay in this studio apartment. The pad can accommodate up to two and features a queen bed, living area, private bath, and fully equipped kitchen. You can also enjoy nice amenities like WiFi access, cable TV, air-conditioning, and heating to ensure the most relaxing stay.

What makes this accommodation great for Boston travelers is its location. It’s in the popular South End neighborhood, which is quite close to the downtown area. This means you will have quick and easy access to many of the city’s top restaurants, art galleries, shops, bars, landmarks, and a lot more.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1.73 km (1.1 mi) from Fenway Park
310 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
mostly perfect though the furniture was cheap and wobbly in places and the bed was a little uncomfortable
cozy yet small with nice big windows for a pretty street view
very clean and thoughtful touches
the place was very cozy and very clean
great location clean and easy communication when needed
the place was sparkling clean and the shower had excellent water pressure good location too
close to downtown clean and neat
if the host does resolve it then i would change my advice entirely and heartily recommend it
staff was very responsive and the location is great
great location right by bike rentals
great location and cute apartment
great location & great value
great location and a comfortable studio
the apartment and location are great
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2. Cozy Room in the Heart of Inman Square

Cozy Room in the Heart of Inman Square
Source: Airbnb

58 USD/night for 2 guests

Furnished with a bedside table, shelf, rug and full-sized futon, this colourful bedroom employs bright tones to give a warm and inviting feel. With access to the fully equipped kitchen and shared bathroom, you will have all the basic amenities you need, as well as a myriad of cuisines ranging from Middle Eastern and Thai to Brazilian and Spanish. Sharing the space with you are your sociable and friendly hosts who are guaranteed to give you a warm welcome. Additionally, for those interested, top universities like Harvard and MIT are within close proximity.

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3. Urban Oasis (89 USD)

Urban Oasis
Source: Airbnb

Even though you will be sharing the house with your wonderful hosts, you can also enjoy tons of privacy in your bedroom complete with a private entrance and your very own porch with hammocks and chairs to boot. Additionally, the bus stop is just three blocks away while the nearest subway is less than a mile (1.6km) from your bedroom. Coffee, tea and breakfast are served every day while the library has lots of travel information you can refer to when getting around the city.

Urban Oasis Close to Everything

Price: 89 USD

Number of Guests:

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 230 reviews)

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4. Beautiful Two Bedroom Apartment (80 USD)

Beautiful Two Bedroom Apartment
Source: Airbnb

Looking for a little more privacy? This private two-bedroom Boston vacation apartment might just be the place for you. While modern and tastefully furnished, the apartment’s historic charm and detail has been carefully preserved to give the house character. Moreover, shops, restaurants, grocery stores and nightlife are all within a ten-minute walk from the home. The commuter rail station is five minutes away by foot, and from there you can get to downtown Boston in half an hour. Do note that the minimum stay is three nights.

Beautiful 2BD / 1 BA - 2nd Floor

Price: 80 USD

Number of Guests:

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 104 reviews)

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Boston Tour Guide

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Naim Benmayor

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5. Comfortable and Well-located Bedroom

Comfortable and Well-located Bedroom
Source: Airbnb

45 USD/night for two guests

Enjoy your private space in this bright and quiet house comprising of a shared kitchen, living room and bathroom. With easy access to downtown Boston, Harvard and Union Square, the apartment offers couples and solo travellers alike a comfortable and convenient space. Moreover, your knowledgeable host is well acquainted with the Boston area, so do ask for advice on where to go or what to do. The nearby square boasts numerous restaurants and pubs, as well as a farmers market during warm months.

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6. Sunny Room with Bath

Sunny Room with Bath
Source: Airbnb

60 USD/night, 5 USD/night per person after the first guest

Searching for a basic no-frills accommodation at a competitive price? Look no further. This minimalist private room offers guests a clean and private bedroom in close proximity to major amenities like convenience stores and banks. Additionally, you have access to the shared living room area and fully stocked kitchen. You’ll also be located near happening hotspots like Davis and Union Square. This room accommodates two.

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7. Large Room Across Harvard Yard

Large Room Across Harvard Yard
Source: Airbnb

120 USD/night for 2 guests (excluding 15 USD cleaning fee)

Is Harvard your dream school? Now you can live across the esteemed university in this private and spacious room. Your incredibly accommodating host will ensure you have a good stay in this clean and comfortable apartment. Moreover, if you have any questions, you can always approach your wonderful host for tips and tricks to seeing the best of Boston.

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8. A room in a private townhouse (from USD 139)

Another charming and affordable Airbnb in Boston that you can book is this room in a private townhouse located in Cape Cod. The house is Victorian in style and the room can accommodate up to two people. Guests here have access to a private bathroom. They can also use the house kitchen. Cable TV and free WiFi connection are also available here.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
6.54 km (4.1 mi) from Fenway Park
851 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cape cod room has all the amenities to relax and get great sleep
amazing amount of breakfast cereals fruit and snacks
bill and corey’s place was amazing the cutest room best amenities in the kitchen and room etc
they have a variety of breakfast choices drinks and most importantly a stocked coffee/tea bar
beautiful spread for breakfast which was much appreciated
the place was clean and communication was always prompt
the whole house was very clean the bed was very comfortable
very clean and decorated in the most tasteful way
it is cosy clean quiet and well equipped
the house very beautiful and clean
friendly and helpful hosts
an amazing home with outstanding hosts
the hosts are very nice
great hosts in every single way
the host corey is a fabulous host who makes you feel instantly at home
location here is very nice on the red line(station is about 5 mins walk)
the location is in a quiet neighborhood yet safe and not too far from downtown boston
easy journey into central boston on the redline
the location was good and easy to find parking spot
really beautiful victorian house in an interesting neighbourhood
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9. A luxurious, budget-friendly apartment (from USD 350)

You don’t have to spend too much to experience luxury at this Boston vacation rental. It boasts a huge living space with two bedrooms, an open room kitchen with marble counters, a well-equipped bathroom with a bathtub, an indoor fireplace, and more. The apartment also has a place where you can work, as well as access to WiFi and cable TV. If you don’t want to spend too much but want to live comfortably, this is the place to go.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
4.87 km (3.1 mi) from Fenway Park
479 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great shower and washer dryer in the suite
beautiful fully remodeled two bedroom unit with a chefs kitchen
love the gourmet kitchen and the back deck
private deck beautiful bathroom state-of-the-art kitchen
they were the most comfortable beds i have slept in all air bnbs so far
very clean and comfortable
everything was sparking clean
meri's place was clean and well stocked
clean bright space in a quiet neighborhood
it’s super clean and in a quiet neighborhood
they are superb hosts and it’s a great home
the host meri is the best
very accommodating host in a great spot
the hosts do a good job providing pamphlets etc
meri is a great host very responsive
this location was wonderful
great location and comfortable beds
great food close by on broadway
beautiful place in a great location
great place good location for bcec
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10. A private room in a luxury apartment (from USD 200)

If you’re looking for accommodation just for yourself but you still want to experience a luxurious stay, this Boston holiday rental is a good option to take. Your private room in this apartment has one queen bed for you to use. You also have access to the shared bathroom in this apartment. Additionally, guests can also use the common room and kitchen in the property. They’re also given rights to access the compound’s facilities, such as the fitness center and cafes.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2.98 km (1.9 mi) from Fenway Park
25 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
very sharp/new/clean building with great views
they were prompt organized clean and considerate
luxury high rise that is incredibly clean
lauren’s place is very clean and the location is great
clean place central location charming hosts
she is a responsive and accommodating host
great stay host was welcoming and nice
hosts were very nice and helpful
lovely hosts considerate and discreet
lauren is a thoughtful gracious host
the location is perfect: close to chinatown downtown back bay and seaport
10 min walk to beautiful boston commons)
a beautiful place at a great location highly recommended
location was great for in the city plans
lauren has a lovely place that's perfectly located for walking to sights and restaurants
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11. Private Studio

Private Studio
Source: Airbnb

Your very own private room comprises of a queen-sized bed, mini fridge and a nifty wall art of Boston itself, complete with a private deck and entrance. Moreover, your friendly hosts are just upstairs from your room to help you with getting around the city or giving you suggestions on the best attractions in Boston. Notable sites within walking distance include the Forest Hill Cemetery, Franklin Park and the Boston Zoo. Additionally, getting to Downtown Boston takes less than 20 minutes.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
5.5 km (3.5 mi) from Fenway Park
611 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but the space is great lots of natural light and a ton of room
awesome apartment with great amenities
also took their recommendation for breakfast and coffee at brassica and it was delicious
the mattress was five stars as it was the most comfortable on our trip
apartment was great for family of 4 (two kids sleeping together)
fabulously clean and so comfortable
very clean as well
it was super clean and chic
the space is clean with a fresh minimalist touch
the apartment was clean cozy and nicely decorated
the family were wonderful hosts
the hosts are quiet and polite we would recommend it
they were responsive and went out of their way to help us have a great trip
dan and caitlin are excellent host
an excellent stay with fast communication from our hosts
great location close to the t-station
great location and very cute comfortable spot
great location and value
great location for a great price
great location at a great price
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12. So End Room by Prudential and Back Bay

So End Room by Prudential and Back Bay
Source: Airbnb

This red-bricked Victorian row Boston holiday home along Massachusetts Avenue awaits your arrival. Your private bedroom, jazzed up by lime green walls, is a great base for exploring the city. Moreover, enjoy access to amenities such as a flat-screen television, washer, dryer, computers and printer. You can even sit by the patio and watch the world go by as you sip a complimentary cup of organic coffee. Your hospitable hosts are more than happy to help you with getting around the city.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1.72 km (1.1 mi) from Fenway Park
313 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

13. Suite B&B in the Heart of Cambridge

Suite B&B in the Heart of Cambridge
Source: Airbnb

Full of old-world charm and flair, this cozy suite offers couples a private bedroom with a spotless bathroom and separate entrance to boot. Just a short walk from public transportation, this suite is close to MIT, Harvard Square, Kendall Square and Central Square. Your gracious hosts will provide breakfast for you and give you tips about getting around the area. Moreover, children under the age of 18 get to stay for free.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
2.65 km (1.7 mi) from Fenway Park
275 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our daughter arrived a day later and found the fold out couch also very comfortable
so many nice touches (chocolates by bed fresh flowers and many more )
the breakfast was complete and a nice detail
lots of thoughtful touches - tea coffee dressing gowns warm socks - and a wonderful breakfast
the room was spacious and cozy filled with a bunch of beautiful paintings and artistic ambience
clean comfortable and kind accommodations
clean full of charm so vast well located and comfy it was perfect
everything is very comfortable and clean
everything is clean and well-organized and you truly feel welcome in their home
the house is beautiful with several paintings and clean
they were gracious and accommodating hosts
they were very kind helpful and professional
they are very kind and generous host
they are great hosts and made us feel at home the whole time
thanks for being a great host
the location was perfect and close to everything
close to everything great stay
very cute and quiet place
great location for a week in boston close to both downtown and harvard
the location is ideal for walking to harvard mit central and inman squares
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14. Sofa-isticated Basic

Sofa-isticated Basic
Source: Airbnb

Yes, pun intended. If you are a solo traveller on a budget, this well-priced sofa bed Boston accommodation might be perfect for you. Sleep on a comfortable couch in a quiet living room with heavy drapes that assure you plenty of privacy. You will also have access to useful amenities such as a kitchen and off-street parking. Located in a safe and friendly neighbourhood, the apartment is close to a transportation hub (just 1.5 blocks away!). Cat lovers will be happy to know that an adorable and docile feline shares the space with you. Do note the minimum stay is three nights while the maximum stay is four.

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4.02 km (2.5 mi) from Fenway Park
454 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
its a really good place and is not a couch its a bed made with an inflatable mattress
the air bed was comfy and humboldt the cat was friendly and came by visiting
the room had a strong fan which made it easyto sleep on hot nights
sophisticated sofa within a charming house in a nice neighbourhood (took the air bed)
the space is amazing — comfortable and full of art
the place is clean and comfy
the house is clean and well decorated
apartment was clean and tidy and extremely cozy
jesa & john are really helpful their place is clean and they provide towels too which i didn't expect
the room which i stayed was clean and neat
jesa & john were amazing hosts
jesa and john were great hosts
friendly hosts and a comfy bed
the hosts are lovely friendly and welcoming
jesa and john were great hosts - very welcoming and hospitable
location is safe and close to some restaurants and grocery stores
great location and great value
fabulous location as well
the location is good for access to cambridge: 30 mins walk to harvard square
the location is good for students at harvard 20 minutes walkable distance
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Buzzing Boston

Already planning your trip to Boston? We suggest visiting during spring and fall, where you’ll experience Boston’s vibrancy at its best. Do book your Airbnb accommodations and message your host frequently to ensure the accommodation is the right one for you. The city awaits.

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