Named after the infamous Belgian municipality where the Napoleonic era ended, Waterloo is truly a treasure trove of Canadian history. Located in Southern Ontario, Waterloo is the smallest of the three cities that comprise the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Along with the adjacent city of Kitchener, Waterloo is commonly associated with the names “Kitchener-Waterloo,” “KW,” the “Twin Cities” or “the Tri-City.” Aside from having two universities, the city is also a part of Canada’s Technology Triangle (CTT), a government initiative to promote the region’s booming tech industry. Waterloo’s history can be traced as far back as 1784, with the first wave of Mennonite immigrants coming in during the 1800’s. Europeans have also made their presence known in the area, with most of the local population having German ancestry. Today, this city of more than 100,000 residents is home to five sprawling parks, a plethora of cultural festivals, and a vibrancy that is uniquely its own. Whatever season you choose to discover Waterloo, visiting it is never a mistake. If you wish to tour Southern Ontario and get a head start on your adventure, here are 17 Airbnbs in Waterloo.
This Canadian city may be an urbanized area, but that doesn’t mean it lacks breathing spaces and communal charm. This Waterloo accommodation, situated right in the middle of a backyard, offers a stylish retreat for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. The air-conditioned property can accommodate up to three guests and has a fireplace, a bathroom, a small kitchen, laundry facilities, a double bed, a sofa bed, and a small loft bed which can be accessed by climbing stone steps. The backyard contains a vegetable garden and plenty of kid-friendly facilities such as a trampoline. Aside from nearby markets and restaurants, there is also a potluck every Wednesday from June to October where guests can get to know the local community. And of course, the liveliness of downtown Guelph is only a few minutes away.
Beautiful Studio Cottage ~Urban Retreat ~Fast WifiGuelph, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsgreat for a cozy cottage getawaywonderful stay in a cozy cottagemike's place is super cozy warm and inviting - no question where to stay next time i'm in guelphbeautiful space cozy atmosphere loved every minute of itthe cozy cottage is a unique and wonderful spacesuper clean very organizedclean comfortable and well appointedsuper clean cozy comfortable spacevery clean quiet and welcomingit was cozy clean and relaxing
Host:mike is a really helpful hostmike and mary kate are great hostsmike was a great host and very responsivethe owners have thought of every comfortmike mary-kate and deb host a wonderful b&bRead more reviewsexcellent location if visiting downtown guelphloved our stay so close to downtownthis was such a cute little place and perfect for what we wantednicely detailed cottage that is well located within walking distance to downtown and famers marketit was super private and easy to access and in a great location for enjoying guelph
Sleek and modern, this vacation rental in Waterloo is a gem of comfort in an urban landscape. Located in a safe and quiet street lined with trees, this one-bedroom apartment is a nice respite suitable for up to four guests. The air-conditioned apartment includes one queen bed, a small kitchen, laundry facilities, and a common area with a pull-out couch and a smart TV. If you want to explore the outdoors, there are parks as well as walking and biking trails in the vicinity. A grocery store and a convenience store are located nearby. The bus and train stations are only a few minutes away, perfect for exploring the Kitchener-Waterloo midtown area.
Modern Midtown ApartmentKitchener, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe amenities available were a nice touch (netflix mini fridge kettle & iron)bed is comfortable living space is convenient with netflix coffee maker etcwe enjoyed the netflix on the tv and the little counter is well-stocked with a coffeemaker and teavery clean and quietwas clean and comfortablevery clean little basement apartmentemily place was very clean and tidyextremely clean very stylish
Host:emily was an outstanding hostshe was a great host and was easy to communicate withthe host was nice and helpful we enjoyed our stayemily is a great host - very attentive thoughtful and quick at communicatingemily is very helpful with and questions you may haveRead more reviewsemily's place is located in a fantastic part of town and is very centralgood location easy check in and great valuea stylish comfortable little spot close to downtown and transitgreat location near go transit and (hidden by airbnb)emily's place was cute tidy and spotless
Providing two super comfortable beds and one bathroom, this quaint, two-story apartment is ideal for four people. Head to the deck whenever you want to relax and absorb the tranquility of the surroundings. Prepare your morning coffee and breakfast in the equipped kitchen. And, there is a spacious backyard where you can unwind and soak up the sunshine.
The Loft - Country living in WaterlooWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsyou can chill on the patio or just relax in the living roomroomy comfortable loft with excellent amenitiesextremely comfortable and cozy loft in a scenic corner of waterloobeautiful stylish loft with a large yard a fireplace barn doors comfortable beds immaculate spacethe kitchen and bath are fully equipped and the surrounding area is beautiful for exploringincredibly clean and invitingclean and very comfortableits clean and neatit was clean warm and welcomingit was super clean and beautifully decorated
Host:host was very considerate and warmvery nice place and even nicer hostthe hosts are lovely prompt and professionallisa was a great host and this was a great home to stay atlisa was a great host with quick and helpful responses and very thoughtful personal touchesRead more reviewslocation is quiet and beautifuleverything was perfect cute placevery cute place for a couplethe house was cute in a great location and completely cleancomfortable quiet cozy yet close to everything you need
Because Kitchener’s Communitech Hub is a thriving urban area filled with tech giants, it’s a little surprising to find a 100-year-old house right around the corner. This charming house is one of the most welcoming rentals in Waterloo, Ontario. It’s located in a quiet and safe area and is truly a haven amidst the city bustle. The elegant property offers one private room suitable for up to two guests. Aside from a large bed, guests also have access to a shared bathroom, a living room, a shared kitchen, and a front porch. Victoria Park, Iron Horse Trail, and Farmers Market are all located only a few steps away. Guests are only allowed to do some light cooking in the kitchen. However, a variety of restaurants, pubs, and cafes are nearby. The bus terminal and train station are also easily accessible, if venturing beyond the limits is your cup of tea.
In the Centre of KitchenerKitchener, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe place is comfortable and is next to communitech and tech companies in the regionthe room was also spacious and comfortablenice and clean placecomfortable room and clean bathroomher place was sparkling clean cozy and comfortablethe room was quiet and clean the bed was very comfythe room and bathroom were clean and the bed was comfortable
Host:edit is a lovely hostedit was an amazing hostedit was an outstanding hostedit was very welcoming and a great hostedit was a great host and a lovely ladyRead more reviewslocation is great- right in downtown kitchenera fantastic locationthe location is great as wellthe location and charming house was perfect for our needs right in downtown kitchenerthe room was comfortable and the location was very convenient and close to public transport
Welcome to this bright apartment that promises a delightful stay for three people. With public transportation, restaurants, and shops just steps away from your doorstep, you will always have something to see and visit. One bedroom and one bathroom are provided, along with a kitchen that comes with necessary appliances and utensils, a TV, and wireless internet. If you need to cool yourself down when the heat strikes in the summer or if you want to stay warm during the winter, there is a heating and cooling system installed.
Uptown WaterlooWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewswe were lucky to have warm weather so the sleeping rooms upstairs were very hotbut the fans helped to have air circulation and cool the temperature a bit downi find the place charming and cozy exactly as described on airbnbeverything was clean and organisedeverything was perfectly clean and tidyclean quiet thoughtful touches and super well stocked with everything you could needthe apartment is very clean and tidy and fully equippedeverything was really nice clean and tidy apartment in just few minutes walk from the city centre
Host:she is also awesome - super helpfullucinda is the most amazing hostthe host is very friendly and helpful and takes very good care of her propertylucinda is a very friendly and welcoming host always ready to helplucinda is an amazing host always there for you if you need her extremely helpful and kindRead more reviewsclose to market place like walmart sobey'sthe location is excellent within walking distance of walmart sobey's lcbo and a bunch of restaurants and pubsa perfect location for a uofw student walking to main campus and cigi conferencea wonderful cosy flat conveniently located in walking distance to the main street of uptown waterloogreat location to university stores and restraunts great for 2 - 3 people
Are you traveling alone or with a partner? You may want to consider booking this fresh haven for its strategic location, adjacent to the Boardwalk and Waterloo’s latest commercial district. Staying here means you will be spoiled with all the modern amenities and facilities available. Sleep like a baby in a spacious bedroom and turn on the home cinema projector to watch your favorite movie. You can also play some pool when you have nothing to do. The wireless internet can be accessed for free.
The Boardwalk / University Rest HavenWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe huge tv was a fun treat as was the pool tablethe central heating system works very well and the toilet floor is heated aswellwonderful clean place with small luxuries - heated bathroom floor projector with screen for news/entertainment and pool tablegreat perks easy access and the huge projection tv and heated bathroom floor are major perksjoseph & mora are great and have an excellent basement apartment with fantastic amenitiesthe place was very clean & comfortablevery clean stylish and thoughtfulso quiet clean and amazingthe place was very cleangreat place to stay very clean and comfortable
Host:amazing host and amazing spacehost is very responsivehosts were very friendly and thoughtfuljoseph was a great & accommodating hostgreat place and great hostsRead more reviewsjoseph's place was amazing in a great location with access to stores and food close bythe place is in a beautiful neighborhood and close to a shopping centercommunication was prompt and the location was excellent with many restaurants and shops near byhad a great stay great place and location would highly recommendvery friendly hosts great location and a beautiful apartment
Aside from being a bustling tech hub, Waterloo can also be a place of rejuvenation. Situated on a tree-lined street near the University of Waterloo, this communal home offers one air-conditioned bedroom suitable for one wellness-seeking guest. The property contains four shared bathrooms, a shared kitchen, laundry facilities, a backyard, and a common area with a fireplace. The property also features a yoga/meditation space, a float tank, sauna, a steam shower, and a library/art/music room where you can release your creative juices. On Thursday and Friday evenings, guests are welcome to join the yoga classes. A hearty breakfast is also provided every morning for guests to share. Aside from Clair Lake Park and two nearby plazas, guests can easily go downtown since the bus stop is only 15 minutes’ walk away.
Urban Sanctuary Near UW - Oasis RoomWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewswhat makes this place great outside of the fantastic amenities (sauna steam shower etcvery friendly group of room-matesthe space is warm and comfortable and the house itself is a wonderlandthe place was very clean and beautifuleverything was clean tidy and well keptclean place i love animals and they have a cute dog and catgreat little spot really nice and really cleangreat location clean and great communication from the host
Host:great hospitality by the ownerlovely peaceful environment with a friendly hostvery welcoming host and gueststhe host was very friendly and nicehanspal was a wonderful hostRead more reviewsgreat location for short stayextremely close to uw :)comfortable and quiet very close to the universityabsolutely amazing place in a really nice neighbourhood super close to the university of waterloovery good location for doing things in waterloo
Nestled in a peaceful residential area, this property provides tranquility to complement Waterloo’s vitality. This property, decked in modern aesthetics, offers one spacious air-conditioned suite suitable for up to four guests. The suite contains one double bed, one queen bed, a floor mattress, a kitchenette, a bathroom, and laundry facilities. If you want to have a shopping trip, a quick pint or a gastro-tour, the city center is only a hop away.
❤️ Sarah’s Spacious ApartmentWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe second bed is a very comfortable double high air mattressnice place with lots of roomthe space is comfortable and quietbell fibe tv and a cozy living room area made evenings very enjoyablesarah had everything prepared and the ac on so we were immediately comfortable a great value and hostclean and spaciousvery clean and well maintainedplace was clean and homeyit’s clean and quieta great clean beautiful place to stay
Host:sarah is an excellent hostsarah was a great hostsarah was a great hostsarah was a amazing host very helpful and quick responsessarah was a super super hostRead more reviewslocation was great with many stores and restaurants nearbylocation is awesome; 3 minutes from some great shoppinggreat place to stay near the edge of town and close to lots of amenitieswas a great location for us very easy to check in and good communicationabout 10 minute drive from university of waterloo campus in a nice quiet neighbourhood
Located just seven minutes away from Waterloo, this chic and well-furnished studio unit in Kitchener is perfect for solo travelers. The Airbnb resembles a hotel room in that there’s an open space with a bed, a seating area, a kitchen, and a laptop-friendly workspace. Since this accommodation is centrally located, you’ll have easy access to great restaurants, cafes, and attractions. Other amenities include WiFi and on-site parking.
Stylish Studio Apartment in Downtown KitchenerKitchener, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsgreat apartment with super nice furniture and cool designthe studio apartment was exaclty as pictured online very bright and modern and incredibly sound proofthe kitchen was comfortably stocked for an airbnbsuper clean and comfortablevery very clean and comfortablevery clean as wellsuper clean and welcominga very beautiful and spotlessly clean space
Host:host was very nicetyler was very responsivetyler was a great host and very accommodatinghost is really kind and quick to respondtyler is a great and responsive hostRead more reviewslocation super convenient for downtown kitchenerlocation was also greatstylish place that is close to great restaurantsnice and close to downtownwonderful roomy studio apartment in a great location
If you’re looking for a vacation rental for your family of four, check out this guest suite in Waterloo. The whole Airbnb is fully carpeted and has a cozy seating area in front of the television so you can keep up with family movie nights. A fully equipped kitchen with an induction stove, a microwave, and a kettle makes meal preparation easy. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has two single beds. If extra sleep space is needed, you can request a floor mattress in the living room. This property is best for guests planning to drive to Waterloo, as public transportation in this area is limited. Free parking on the premises is available.
The Suite VistaWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe beds were brand new and very comfortablepictures of the rooms are very accurate and give a good idea of what to expectvery clean and tidy spacevery clean and modern spacevery clean and cool placevery clean and cozy placeclean homey and well appointed
Host:host was very helpfulquick and friendly responses by asad made us feel at easequick friendly and accurate responses from asadthe host was nice and easily communicatesuper service and responsiveness from the hostRead more reviewsdefinitely consider staying to this locationthe location is good toopretty close to everything and easy to get around if you have gpsgreat location close to town an space was very cleanhuge plus is a stove top the place is nicely decorated and has its own vibe
Just a seven-minute drive to Waterloo, this modern apartment in Kitchener is great for couples visiting this part of Ontario. After a day of exploring, come home to your Airbnb and put your feet up on the lounge chair. The equipped kitchen makes meal preparation convenient and easy so you can have fresh coffee and eggs for breakfast. The bedroom has a king-size bed, and the bathroom is stocked with toiletries and essentials such as towels, toilet paper, shampoo, and toothpaste. If the weather’s good, you can relax on the balcony to enjoy the sun.
One Bedroom Apartment/King bed Woodhaven 1Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsim a true fan of this placebest part was the new king bed they brought inlinda’s place was quiet clean and quite comfortableclean well stocked kitchen very comfortable bedthe space was absolutely stunning; very clean with nicely added touchesthe place was amazing great price so many perks and so clean and quietlinda's place was clean well designed and decorated with welcoming touches
Host:linda is also a wonderful hostshe was an amazing hostlinda was a super hostlinda was a lovely hostshe was a great hostRead more reviewswould definitely recommend this locationgreat quite location and facilitiesnice quiet area close to everything we wanted to seeclose to shopping and would recommend to anyone looking for a great placeexcellent value & very close to fairview mall
As soon as you approach the street, you’ll easily be able to spot your home away from home due to its vibrant red exterior and the restaurant tables out front. The two-bedroom loft above Red House restaurant is perfect for three guests, with one bedroom furnished with a queen bed and the other with a single bed. An equipped kitchen is available if you want to cook, but you can also pick up some takeout from downstairs! For more dining options, you can also walk to the restaurants at the nearby Belmont Village.
Red House LoftWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe apt is safe secure and privateadjustable heaters in both bedroom and bathroom and a nice fireplace in the living roomi enjoyed the space and having a kitchenthe entire apt is sufficiently cleanfabulous apartment with the red house restaurant outstanding food and ambiance on the main floorsparkling clean and very comfortablesparkling clean easy to accessspotlessly clean with amazing kitchen facilitiesgreat space very clean renovated spacecozy private clean and comfortable
Host:thanks to our hostdan is a great host super quick to replydan is a thoughtful hostdan's responses were thorough and helpful and he was a consummate hostamazing host replies almost instantlyRead more reviewsthe location is absolutely amazingits location is very goodawesome location and cozy spacefantastic location - close to downtown and shopsvery central steps from uptown and entertainment venues
Feel like an Ontario local when you book a stay in this charming cabin on the outskirts of Waterloo. Though it looks quite small, the interior is well-furnished and can comfortably sleep up to six guests in two bedrooms plus the addition of a sofa bed in the living room. There’s a half bath on the ground floor and a full bath with a tub on the second floor. An outdoor dining area offers the ideal place to enjoy breakfast al fresco. WiFi and parking are available for guests’ convenience.
The Cabin - Country living in WaterlooWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe decor is lovely and the set- up is very comfortablevery clean and nicely preparedclean cozy and extra special touchesgreat value very clean and lots of kitchen supplies for meal preparationit was clean and so close to allvery clean as described with great hospitality and nice touches
Host:hosts very helpful and quick to respondlisa and dan were great hostsa wonderful stay and wonderful host thank you kellie & marionhelpful before are stay (with recommendations and information about the area) and during our stay :-)lisa was a great host and you will not be disappointed with your stay at her placeRead more reviewsi really recommend this place close to a lot of things and really cute and has everything we needit’s quiet and you are close to the woods it feels like a home away from homethe place was perfect for our weekend awaygreat location very clean and easy self-check inthis place is fantastic if you want to be out of the city
This guest suite is situated in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood just steps away from the University of Waterloo train station. Ideal for two, this Airbnb accommodation is fully furnished and comes with a queen bed in the bedroom, an equipped kitchenette, and a private bathroom. The hosts kindly provide tea, coffee, and basic breakfast items for guests. If you want to cook during your stay, you can also let them know so they can set up the cook-top for you. WiFi is available. The property’s convenient location makes it easy to access using public transportation.
Pond View, a spacious suite steps to U of WaterlooWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthis air bnb was a cozy stylish place that was perfect if you are exploring the waterloo-kitchener areahad a great stay everything was comfortable and the amenities were a very nice touchjan has included many upgrades to the amenities that make your stay extra comfortableexcellent studio apartment with a comfortable bed spacious rain shower and well equipped kitchenetteclean and quiet placevery clean and comfortableits a clean and nice place to staybeautiful space - clean stylish and very well maintainedroom was very clean you can enjoy your privacy
Host:jan is a very pleasant host who enjoys sharing his garden with othersi enjoy my stay the host really pays attention to detailsthe room is excellent and jan is a great hostwould recommend this property and hosts any day of the weekjan is a best host responding for any questions very fast and with all detailed informationRead more reviewsthe location was greatgreat location with a nice gardenjans place is outstanding walking distance to uw but still in a quiet neighborhoodjan's place is amazing at very green quiet neighborhood close to everythingalso in a great neighbourhood close to many amenities
Scouting for spacious houses for rent in Waterloo? Tucked away on a quiet street that boasts lush trees all around, this country-style house offers a sweet and spicy room for solo travelers or couples. One spacious bedroom will be yours throughout your stay. Other facilities that you can enjoy include a bathroom, a kitchen, and wireless internet. When you have nothing to do, you can always explore the uptown part of the city or walk to Wilfred Laurier University and the University of Waterloo.
Country Home in the City Sweet & Spicy RoomWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe breakfast nook was a welcome treat as wellpaul offers a nice breakfast - tea/coffee toast or cereali appreciated the thoughtful touch of self-serve breakfast and the comfortable roomthe toilet is perfectthe place was clean quite with a desk good internet and had a fantastically comfortable bedeverything was clean and comfortableclean rooms and a beautiful housevery clean nice and spaciouspaul’s clean and spacious place is first-ratepaul's place is clean friendly and welcoming
Host:paul and laurie were lovely hostspaul is so kindthe host is very helpful and nicepaul was a perfect host throughout our stayyou will feel at home and the hosts are wonderfulRead more reviewsgreat location for the universitieslovely house in a great location near uwpaul's place is ideally located close to laurier university where we attended an orientationoutstanding location outstanding house and outstanding hoststhe breakfast station was also a nice touch
Located right in the heart of Waterloo, this spacious home provides guests with a taste of luxury. The property offers one air-conditioned room suitable for up to two guests. The house contains a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a spacious living room, and a patio. If cooking isn’t your thing, there are many restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, and grocery stores within walking distance.
Cozy Modern Home in the Heart of Waterloo
Downtown Kitchener is a vibrant urban wonderland, but staying near the area doesn’t have to come with a hefty price. This home, located in Waterloo’s twin city Kitchener, features one large room with a queen bed that can accommodate up to two guests. The pet-friendly property includes a shared bathroom, a shared kitchen, laundry facilities, and a living room. Aside from the many delights of the Downtown area, a brewery and a convenience store are right down the street.
Comfortable Living, Large Private Room
Permeated with plenty of natural light, this house can truly make any guest feel like home. Located on a quiet street, this property contains an air-conditioned guest room with a large bed perfect for up to two people. Guests have access to a shared bathroom, a shared kitchen, a living room, a dining room, and a backyard that comes with a barbecue and patio furniture. If you’re in the mood for afternoon strolls or morning jogs, there are walking and biking trails in the vicinity. Aside from Conestoga Mall, guests can also have fun at uptown Waterloo where many shops and dining establishments are located. With the bus stop only a street away, discovering the city from here is definitely a piece of cake.
Any traveler can tell you that private rooms can be quite limiting. In this property, you get to be free in your own space. Located in a peaceful neighborhood surrounded by greenery, this property contains one spacious suite suitable for up to two guests. The air-conditioned studio suite contains one large bed, a bathroom, and a TV. Although guests have no access to a kitchen, the city center is only a few minutes’ walk away. Aside from many shopping centers, there is also a Walmart, Tim Hortons, a dollar store, and two universities nearby. If you want to explore the rest of the region, the bus stop is only two minutes’ walk away.
Separate entrance close to Waterloo U,Laurier U
Conveniently located near a grocery store, the university, the mall, and uptown Waterloo, this spacious house provides guests with utmost comfort while exploring what Waterloo has to offer. The property contains one air-conditioned bedroom on the ground floor just right for up to two guests. The rental also has a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and laundry facilities. Although uptown Waterloo can be accessed on foot, the bus stop is only three minutes’ walk away. If you prefer bringing your own vehicle, the driveway contains enough space for two vehicles.
Master bedroom in shared house.Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Explore the wonders of Waterloo
Waterloo is a city wrapped in rich history as well as urban vitality. Whether you’re into its heritage or its modern offerings, it’s impossible to get bored in the lively Tri-City. For your next Canadian excursion, stay in one of these Airbnbs in Waterloo, Ontario.
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