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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Edmonton, Canada - Updated 2020

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Chia Han Keong
Chia Han Keong
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Sprawled along the winding North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton is probably the major Canadian city that is closest to the wild and untamed northern part of the huge country. With lakes, national parks, and winter recreational facilities all around, the city definitely appeals to fans of the great outdoors. But there are also plenty of urban attractions for those who prefer the city life as Edmonton has a thriving theater community, lots of annual festivals, and plenty of sporting activities. Here are the top 10 Airbnb vacation rental options in the city.

1. Riverside apartment close to stadium (from USD 62)

The North Saskatchewan River is the lifeblood of Edmonton, as the city originated as a trading post on the north bank of the river in the 18th century. Nowadays, beautiful parks are dotted along the meandering river, offering great recreational trails to explore. This apartment is located in a condominium right next to the river and park, just a few minutes from downtown. Newly renovated with beautiful handcrafted decor, the unit can host up to five guests and is close to grocery shops in the precinct. And if you are the sporty kind, the Commonwealth Stadium is just five minutes’ walk away. You can either play sports there or watch a game featuring the city’s professional sports teams.

Central 1BD Apt-Walk Everywhere!
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
403 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing shower pressure and impeccable wifi
super fast wifi as well as a large lcd tv equipped with netflix
the updated style to the unit makes it very welcoming and comfortable
super stylish place with a updated kitchen and the most awesome bathroom
always wanted a rain shower really liked the spa bathroom and all the cool gadgets- nest smart locks
Cleanliness:
super clean and stylish place
this apartment was very clean and comfortable
bedroom was comfortable and clean and i had a great stay
clean place a great shower and comfortable sleeping arrangements
fantastic and spacious apartment overall great stay communication was easy and the apartment was very modern and comfortable
Host:
hosts were very responsive
lovely place with a great host
great space quick response from the owners
also the host was very passionate and friendly
easy to tell that the owners have amazing taste
Location:
near downtown and within walking distance from a supermarket it is ideal
a wonderful location and stylish place
great location and very nice place
great location fun looking place
the location is only a few minutes from the downtown area which is a huge plus
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2. Quiet accommodation close to main thoroughfare (from USD 29)

Jasper Avenue is the main trunk road of downtown Edmonton, and there are plenty of dining and shopping opportunities all along the thoroughfare. Its western end joins up with 124th Street and its Gallery Walk, which links up a host of art galleries and designer shops. This cozy guestroom for two is in a quiet neighborhood just two blocks away from Jasper Avenue, providing you the shopping convenience without the noise and bustle. The host will provide maps and information on the city as well as basic toiletries and stationery and can even provide airport pick-up and drop-off services for an extra fee.

Close to Univ. of Alberta, Downtown & Gov. Centre
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
229 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is set up perfectly for a short stay for 1 or 2
the bed was super comfortable
the room was also really comfortable and had everything i needed for my stay
the room is even more beautiful in person it had everything i needed and more
super comfortable bed in a quiet house
Cleanliness:
it was very clean
room was very clean and comfortable
our room was clean and tidy
bathroom and bedroom were very clean and well stocked
the room was clean and tidy as was the bathroom
Host:
david was a fantastic host
david was an excellent host
david is a great host
lovely and super friendly hosts
david is an excellent host
Location:
the location is really good
great location and steps away from everywhere
house is in a good location around 8 min
great location easy walking distance to lrt and lots of great dining nearby
the location is also very close to downtown transit and so many attractions
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3. Basement room away from city center (from USD 23)

If you wish to fully explore Edmonton, it may be a good idea to rent a car to take you around the sprawling city. One of its key outdoor attractions is the Elk Island National Park, an hour’s drive east of the city, where you can find a variety of indigenous wildlife such as moose, bison, deer, and beaver. With the convenience of a car, you will be able to stay further away from the downtown area and reach this homely basement guestroom for two, which is about a 15-minute drive from the city center. There is free driveway parking available on the premises. The area is well-served by major shopping chains nearby.

Private Basement Room in Old Towne Beverly
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
395 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was very comfortable
gina's two adorable friendly cats were so welcoming the room was cozy with a comfy bed
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
gina’s house was clean and just as advertised
very clean and her cats are nice
her place is clean and accommodating
the house was extremely quite and clean
Host:
gina was a great host
she is a great host
lovely place and amazing host
gina is a lovely host and readily available for questions and concerns
she was friendly and respectful
Location:
gina has a great place for guests very central location
sparkling clean place good location lightening fast replies and awesome cats
as always nice place to stay and very close to where i do business
a great place to stay with good access to the city and highways
a value for money place in edmonton
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4. Guestroom for exploring river valley parks (from USD 33)

The Riverdale residential community lies directly to the east of downtown Edmonton. It’s surrounded by river valley parks that offer an extensive network of trails for walking, biking, and even cross-country skiing during winter. At times when you explore the ravines and forested areas, you might even forget that you are actually in the city. This guestroom for one in Riverdale is a great place to stay if you want to hike around the river valley parks. It has all the necessary amenities for a comfortable retreat after traipsing along the winding river. The urban downtown attractions are just a few minutes’ drive away.

Downtown River Valley Home! license 340735686-003
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
157 reviews
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also the heated bed was amazing
the room was lovely and the bathroom with the clawfoot tub had a real authentic feel to it
the only downsides were that the shower was a tight fit & the pillows were pretty flat
the room was comfortable and the bed was great for sleeping
i particularly appreciated the heating blanket on the bed - i like to sleep warm and cozy
Cleanliness:
very clean and nice place
quiet clean and comfortable
everything is clean and well thought for you
the room is clean and cozy
everything was clean and tidy and having my own bathroom was also awesome
Host:
great hosts and a lovely home
danny and candice are really nice hosts
they are great hosts and they answer quickly to any questions
the hosts were super friendly and hospitable
danny and candice are friendly knowledgeable lovley people
Location:
it was close to downtown and excellent location
great location and very nice house
just few minutes walk from good restaurants and city center for shopping
the house was walking distance downtown (15 -20 min) in a cute quiet neighborhood
river valley location provides good up/down hill walking
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5. Centrally located guestroom with Starbucks downstairs

Located on the eighth floor of a quiet apartment building just a couple of blocks south of Jasper Avenue, this sleekly decorated guestroom is a great choice for solo or business travelers. The building is conveniently within walking distance to many amenities as well as bus stops and light rail stations, and even has a Starbucks outlet on its main floor. The unit is well-stocked with cooking ware and even has a walk-in pantry with complimentary condiments and cereals. You are also welcomed to peruse the host’s book collection, as you take in the beautiful views from the large balcony.

Downtown~PRIVATE Room & Ensuite~Modern Condo
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
203 reviews
Private room in condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable bed and decent view
amazing well kept apartment with great view and location
like a private vert affordable hotel room high class and neat clean
really liked having my own private en suite bathroom
Cleanliness:
very clean quiet place to stay
room was clean and exactly as advertised
bathroom) was really clean
the space was nice and clean and pleasant
perfect space very clean and private and warm
Host:
daniel is a fantastic host
daniel was an excellent and responsive host
daniel was friendly and helpful
daniel was a great and very organized host
daniel was a great host check in was super easy
Location:
great location in the city center and near the red arrow bus station
great place close to everything
location of this airbnb is good
it is also in an ideal location with all necessities within walking distance
excellent apartment with a great location
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6. Private room near University of Alberta (from USD 21)

Edmonton’s south side is dominated by the University of Alberta campus and the nearby eateries and convenience stores that serve the student population. This no-frills guestroom for two near the campus is a good accommodation option for students, with a study table and wireless internet in the private room. But it can also be a good base for travelers, especially if they wish to visit the Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living historic park with costumed interpreters role-playing early pioneers. It is all good fun, and the park is near the river in the southwestern part of the city.

Private rooms close to the University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
55 reviews
Private room in house 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
love the space in the room (even with the table bed and closet in there)
straightforward room with a comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
great value clean and great communication
paul’s place is very clean
it's clean tidy quiet cozy and really convenient
a neat and clean place welcomes you my fellow travelers
clean lots of space and for a great price
Host:
paul excellent host and great communicator
1 of the hosts i've met so far as far as friendliness and hospitality is concerned
paul is an excellent host - very friendly and responsive
paul was very responsive and made sure that i had everything i needed for my stay
i was happy with my (email hidden by airbnb) munication with the host was fast and helpful
Location:
great affordable place close to the university
great location very close to the lrt and hospital
great location right next to the lrt
perfect place if you want to stay near the university
great bed awesome sleep very easy location
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7. Laid-back vibes in downtown apartment

Canada is a huge but sparsely populated country, so while downtown Edmonton may be the densest part of the city, it still feels spacious and expansive instead of cramped. This one-bedroom apartment with free parking and wireless internet is located right by a light rail station, with convenience stores, restaurants and farmers’ markets nearby. Yet it feels like a quiet and private suburban area, with leafy trees along the main road lending a laid-back atmosphere. Just a couple of blocks away lies the colonial-style Alberta Legislature Building, with its beautiful grounds an ideal place to relax at any time of the year.

Bright and clean downtown apartment
153 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests

8. Accommodation near Edmonton Oilers arena

Probably the city’s greatest claim to pop-culture fame is that it is home to the Edmonton Oilers professional ice hockey team, which dominated the National Hockey League in the 1980s, led by Wayne Gretzky, undoubtedly the greatest player to have played the sport. The Oilers’ new home arena, Rogers Place, is right in the heart of downtown Edmonton, and this cozy one-bedroom apartment is less than five minutes’ walk away from there. It is an ideal accommodation if you are a sports aficionado wanting to catch an ice hockey game. The unit is also close to many other amenities like bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.

COMFY SUITE
67 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests

9. Townhouse close to suburban mall

Sprawling out from the dense downtown area, Edmonton’s suburbs are laid-back and expansive, with ample space for everyone. Huge malls have been built in these residential areas; the West Edmonton Mall, for example, is even bigger than the Mall of America in Minnesota and has an amusement park, an IMAX movie theater, and even a casino on its premises. This warm and welcoming guestroom in a quiet townhouse is in the Central McDougall district just north of downtown, and a short walk from the Kingsway Mall, the city’s second-largest mall with over 200 stores and services. The townhouse host has two bicycles that you can use to travel easily to the downtown attractions.

Friendly Townhouse Close to Downtown (1 of 2)
36 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. Charming downtown guestroom near art galleries and theaters

Dubbed as “Canada’s Festival City,” Edmonton hosts over 30 festivals and events each year. Some of the most popular ones include the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and A Taste of Edmonton food fest. Most of these festivals take place in the downtown area, so accommodations like this utterly charming loft are ideal for staying during the festivals. This guestroom for two delights with its bright decor, green potted plants, and plenty of natural lighting. It is conveniently located within walking distance to major art galleries, theaters, and convention centers.

Inspirational Downtown Space
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
145 reviews
Private room in loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

A hidden gem among popular destinations in Canada

Toronto and Vancouver may be the more popular tourist destinations in Canada, but Edmonton is a hidden gem with its vibrant downtown and beautiful river valley parks. Spend a few days in the city, and you will definitely be smitten by its innate, unassuming charms.

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Han Keong is a former sports journalist in Singapore whose lifelong passions are travel and music.

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