The best way to see Mexico is through Guadalajara, for the rustic city’s unlimited supply of tequila, neverending playlist of classic mariachi music and plethora of colorful options for wide-brimmed sombreros. Guadalajara puts out the Mexican vibes you might have seen in vintage posters, which may have inspired you to visit the taco-country. As Mexico’s second-largest city, Guadalajara is known for its museums and its iconic cathedral. The city comes with the advantage of being serene and peaceful, despite being one of the busiest cities in the country. A must visit is the Instituto Cultural Cabañas and the Catedral de la Asunción de María Santísima - a 16th-century cathedral built in the Spanish Renaissance style.
The food scene in Guadalajara is authentic, spicy and colorful - true to its Mexican roots. Best enjoyed with a shot of tequila and a continuous loop of upbeat mariachi, Guadalajara is also known for their iconic hangover sandwiches, “torta ahogada”, “carne en su jugo”, or meat in juices, fried chicken, aka “pollo a la Valentina”, and their specialty, “tacos de barbacoa”. The best to discover this culture-rich, flavor-rich country is to stay for a while. Check out the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Guadalajara, Mexico, below.
This amazingly decorated studio in a residential building located in Colonia Americana sports a nice ambiance, full amenities, and premium location. Its kitchen is compact but is equipped with the things you need for cooking. The dining area is cute but strategically placed. There’s also a queen bed that can sleep up to two guests. Being located in a much-sought-after district, staying here means being closer to top attractions, high-end bars, and restaurants.
Studio 🌊CRETA🌊 en Colonia Americana by NOMADAbnbSuperhost
Top guest reviewsapartment was very clean and comfortableRead more reviewsexcellent value for being a great locationan excellent apartment amazing location and great host
Make the most out of your stay in Guadalajara by booking this amazing stylish loft right next to Expiatorio Plaza. This rental is brand new. It features an ample kitchen with a breakfast bar, a spacious living room, and a nice bathroom. The bedroom, aside from having a comfy bed, sports a large glass window that lets you wake up to the stunning view of the city. The internet connection is stable and high-speed. This rental is best for couples! Note that this is a no-smoking property.
106- Loft w/king size/ AC/ next to expiatorioGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsdefinitely will keep this location in mind for the next stay in the beautiful guadalajarait’s the perfect location with an amazing view
The beautiful Blue House is the perfect way to experience your Guadalajara adventure. The hosts, who claim the architecture of the house dates back to 100 years ago, also has a lot of experience in finding the best and the cheapest things to do in the city. Located in the heart of Guadalajara, there is always some action here, with the locals living out their everyday routine in the same area. Close to the city’s parks and malls, the house is ambient, warm and shows off the Mexican flare for colorful decor.
(1) Habitación Privada Casa Histórica Centro GDLGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Top guest reviewsit had a beautiful central and back patio full kitchen and great amenitiessimple but comfortable room with high ceilings and minimum decoration which i lovedthe beds were big and comfortableit was nice to have two fans and drinkable waterthe house is clean and the wifi is perfectthe place is clean and niceplace was clean and comfortablenear historical centre clean quite)it was very clean and had everything i neededcomfy and clean bed spacious room
Host:the hosts were very helpfulhosts super nice and attentiveour host made us feel incredibly welcomehost is also very friendlymariana was an excellent host very knowledgeable of areaRead more reviewsthe location is awesomethe location was also greatthe neighborhood is great and close to everythinggreat place in a well located neighborhoodgreat place the location was perfect
Minutes away from the historic downtown of Guadalajara, the apartment is cozy and provides comfortable amenities. The host’s eye for interior design will draw your attention first, especially the living room, decorated with artsy pieces and leather chairs. Accepting of all lifestyles, reviewers say the charismatic host is a treasure trove of information on everything Guadalajara and is always available and ready to help.
10 minutes down the road will lead you to beautiful, historic buildings, restaurants and iconic structures and a general scene of Guadalajara’s city life.
Queer Friendly room in shared Downtown apartmentGuadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe room is very big and sunny with a comfortable bed and great closetthe apartment is nice and there a lot of space for you to feel comfortablethe apartment also gets beautiful light would highly recommendthe room was nice and cozythe apartment is in a very central bustling location and has good wifi connectionthe room is spacious clean and freshroom was very clean and the bed is comfy :)the room is spacious and cleanthe room is spacious comfortable and very cleanalejandro and nicolas where great host's the apartment is super nice clean and is near everything
Host:alejandro is an amazing hostalejandro is a great hostalejabdro was the best host i have ever hadalejandro is the perfect hostalejandro is an outstanding hostRead more reviewsgreat location walking distance to many venues in the cityreally central close to the major attractionsthe place is well located so you can walk to pretty much everythingthis is a very good location for walking everywherehighly recommended absolutely perfect location in the zona centro of guadalajara can walk to everywhere
The second room in the Blue House is as airy and well lit and gives you access to the balcony, from where you can watch the city life of this historic city. The host has taken several extra steps to make this space safe and comfortable and you sure to enjoy the responsibility of watering the balcony plants, if you are on a long vacation.
(2) Habitación Privada Centro Histórico/CatedralGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Top guest reviewsthe only part i didn’t like was the wifi that we never got to workvery nice people work here and they have good wifi and super friendly greeting us upon arrivalexcellent location in downtown with a spacious room with a balcony overlooking the streeti stayed in a room overlooking avenida hidalgo; great place to watch the world go byroom was clean and tidyroom was pretty clean and very nicethe room was clean bright and comfortablethe house is big tidy and cleanit is clean has a warm atmosphere and you feel very save
Host:our host made us feel welcomethe host was very kindthe host is very nice and helpful with recommendationsour hosts were very helpful and responsivethe hosts were very kind and welcomingRead more reviewsperfect location in guadalajara where you are close to everything walking distancegreat location within walking distance to the historic centrenice place located close to the heart of the citygreat location to enjoy the center of guadalajarait was easy to walk to places and catch the bus
If you are touring Guadalajara with your family, consider booking a stay in this brand new modern apartment located in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood near important avenues in the area. This apartment has two bedrooms and has enough sleeping space for up to five guests. Cooking will be a breeze in its well-equipped kitchen. There’s an HD TV in the living room with Netflix installed. You will also have access to the balcony in the front and the terrace in the back. Making excessive noise is prohibited.
Moderno departamento nuevo, magnífica ubicación.Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoSuperhost
Top guest reviewslocation is ideal very clean and has well thought out amenitiesRead more reviewsit had everything you would need and right around the corner from an xoxo
Simple, airy and minimalistic, Los Olivos is a Barragán-style home, located in good proximity to the Chapultepec neighborhood and the American area of town. Also close to the heart of Guadalajara, where all the markets and iconic sites are, this trendy home highlights the work of the contemporary architect, Luis Barragán. Beautifully decorated and comfortably arranged, we believe this space would be the perfect place to relax, after a day of touring.
(A) Habitación Privada CASA COLONIAL CENTRO/CONSULGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Top guest reviewsit was the perfect place and room for us to stay in guadalajarathe room was like in the pictures very big basic and cleanquick response clean flexible check in and check outnice clean peaceful home and close to el centro
Host:everyone was very helpful and accommodatingamazing the host is sooo buena onda como dicen aquíand i'm grateful for that to the hostthis place is nice the host doesn’t live there so it takes a bit off the airbnb experienceaccurate description great hosts with super good communicationRead more reviewsgreat location very orderly and great pricenice place and great location to stay i recommend itwould definitely recommend this place and would stay again
A lovely Mexican home with a special attention to art, this is a great space if traveling with a family. We love the host’s design aesthetics here, especially the colorful walls and the narrative tiles. This is truly a family home, set with a backyard dining area and spacious living area. Located in good proximity to the historic parts of Guadalajara, the house is located in the upscale Chapultepec area, where you can find the city’s restaurants and pubs, just minutes away.
Cozy traditional home in GuadalajaraGuadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoSuperhost
Top guest reviewstoiletries breakfast fixings fresh coffee and a water purification system really made us feel welcomeit would reach 85 degrees outside yet the house was cool as if the a/c was onthe house is a good size with lots of room for a larger groupvery clean and very comfortable placenice clean with lots of roomthe house was super cleanit is 2000 square feet extremely clean and well maintainedwe highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice clean place to stay in guadalajara
Host:carlos is a wonderful host he answered our questions with quick responsecarlos is a wonderful host and willing to accommodatehe is an excellent hostgreat space great hostcarlos is wonderfully courteous helpful and prompt in his responsesRead more reviewslocated in a good location very easy to get around with ubercarlos' house is an ideal location from which to tour central guadalajaraamazing place close to the city centerlocation was great as we were at walking distance to great parks and nice areasit is in a great location near catedral and downtown
This is a simple room, but luxurious with amenities! Located three blocks from the Chapultepec area, the spacious house has two, well-equipped kitchens, two living rooms, one TV room with table tennis and Netflix, one outdoor terrace, a laundry area, a garage and a gym! The rooms are simple and comfortable, but the host welcomes you into her luxurious space, making you feel at home while on vacation. Also close to the heart of Guadalajara, we believe this space is everything you could ask for and more, at a good price per night!
Habitación privada zona Chapultepec y ConsuladoGuadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Top guest reviewsthe house is clean and has a cool antique stylethe house is very spacious which makes it comfortable
Host:jackeline is a super nice host who was very understandinggood value host was super helpful highly recommendjackie is a great host and very attentiveshe was helpful and friendlyplace was great very friendly and attentiveRead more reviewsclose to downtown and seemed a safe neighborhood to methe house is big pretty big and the location is really good close to a chapultepec avand the best was the locationdowntown is about 30 mins from the place which is goodthe house is surely cool and has a ok location
This is a fantastic room, where the birds of Mexico play tunes every morning, accompanied by a warm breeze and ultimate comfort. Five minutes away is the Abastos Market, the source for Guadalajara’s fresh produce, delicious street food, cold drinks and the famous “birria”, or spicy stew. The market is also a great place to get a filling breakfast before you venture out to explore historic Guadalajara.
The rooms are well decorated and the host offers enough facilities to make you feel at home! The garden is also a fantastic spot if you plan on relaxing in the evening.
Habitación ‘Ajijic’, Expo GuadalajaraGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Top guest reviews
Host:mapy is a wonderful hostmartha is a fantastic host and her house is beautiful and full of plantsadvice for the host - make it more secure and provide a fanRead more reviewslocation is great toothe place is just as described and in a great location however there were a couple major issuesmapy is very friendly host and the location is perfectexcellent host great location very comfortable space; i’ll stay again with mapy for sure
Stay at this apartment and you will be close to restaurants, shops, bars and major attractions. The main bedroom features a king bed for two people. If there are extra guests traveling with you, they can choose to sleep in the second bedroom, on the sofa bed or on the divan. All are comfortable and all guarantee a peaceful sleep at night. Enjoy your breakfast at the dining area while gazing through the windows to admire the sweeping views of the city. Turn on the TV and lay down on the couch whenever you feel like relaxing.
Big LUXURY 4th Floor Apartment Near La Minerva A/CGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Comfortable and chic, this private room has all the necessities and is located only 10 minutes from the heart of the city. The center of Guadalajara, with all the malls and action, is another unique way to experience the city. Many reviews praise the hosts, who are noted as very helpful, offering assistance and tour guides, if you want to take a one-day trip to the small town of Tequila, to peaceful Laka Chapala, or the archaeological wonder of Guachimontones.
King Size SUITE / Expo GDL / FacturamosGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Top guest reviewsour room was very comfortable and they even provided the basic amenities for usthe house was clean and spaciousthey have a huge beautiful clean house huge kitchen with everything in it we could use as wellthe bedroom was like in the pictures clean private bathroom and idyllic private garden and entrance
Host:david was a wonderful hostthe host is very helpfulsuch great hosts very accommodating and super helpful such nice and friendly peopleall was well very nice hosts and the house is prettythey really are very great friendly people and i would definitely return to their placeRead more reviewsreally good location alsodope room in an awesome house close to good food and good shoppingnice house in calm areagreat house and close to all services and transportquiet place very private and secure
This colorful and chic space, with an effervescent boho vibe, is located in the heart of Chapultepec Avenue - the place to be to experience the best of culture and cuisine in Guadalajara. Located only a block away from the most bohemian and chic street of the city, Libertad Street, this host has decorated the house to resonate with the same vibe. Colorful, funky and uplifting, with views of modern-day Guadalajara, you are sure to take back a few ideas to decorate your own space, back home!
A simple space, located in the old and traditional Mexicaltzingo neighborhood, this area gives you a glimpse into life in Guadalajara. The hosts are lovely and welcoming and encourage you to explore the space and enjoy a cup of coffee on the patio while reading the local news and will always assist you with your agenda to explore the city.
It is 10 minutes away from the bus stand, where buses to Chapala and Tequila depart. The space is also quiet and peaceful, great for mornings to breathe in the Guadalajara air, while also located in the proximity of major attractions - how convenient!
Habitación privada en Casa del Centro Histórico 1Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
This loft located in Colonia Americana is suitable for up to three guests. It is nestled in an area close to many restaurants, shops, and bars. It is also perfect for taking strolls around the city while admiring its buildings and structures. The unit is bright and airy. It is fitted with a king bed, a sofa bed, and plenty of closet space. The living room has a Smart TV with Netflix. You’ll surely find cooking easy with the unit’s well-equipped kitchen. There’s free on site parking for one.
Comfortable loft in la Americana kingGuadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe views from the patio and pool were beautifulthe rooftop pool was a blast and the view from up there was greatgreat location great view from the balcony cozy and well supplied in towels and amenitieswe enjoyed the patio view for breakfast each morninggreat view from our room as well as the pool/gym areatotally recommended the place was sparkling clean and we had the best communication with katiathe room was very clean and had everything we neededthe place was very clean and has 24 hour security plus a gym and pool areathe apartment was clean and felt like homevery clean and spacious she has everything you need for your stay
Host:katia was very responsive to all my questionskatia is an outstanding hostkatia was a great host her restaurant recommendations we're fabulous and she was very available if we needed helpthe host was great and communication was greatwhat a great place and what a great hostRead more reviewsperfect location walking distance to exceptional restaurantsvery good place and location super close to chaputhe loft is located in a great area walking distance from everythinglocation is fantastic as wellthe location was in a great neighborhood with lots of nearby restaurants
Food, culture and music - that's the Guadalajara way!
Isn’t this what a good vacation is about? Good food, lively, welcoming people, contrasting lifestyles, upbeat music and time to relax and unwind! Guadalajara gives you the entire package! Stay in the city to learn and explore or, if you seek some peace and calm, just hop on a bus or drive an hour away to treat yourself to Mexican tranquility!
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