Getting the absolute best Airbnb has to offer doesn’t have to include shelling out the big bucks. And overpaying for underwhelming lodging can quickly turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. Thankfully, for about $100 a night (and sometimes less), you can book some of the most gorgeous stays of your life this minute. The only question is, what are you waiting for?
As noted by Conde Nast Traveler, all of these buzzed-about Airbnbs are offered up by Superhosts with 4.8 stars or above. These top-rated stays and their hospitable owners boast one rave review after another. In other words, every lodging option on this list has been consistently deemed worth every penny, but they won’t cost you all that much.
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
An hour west of San Juan, you’ll find this easy-breezy glamping oasis. Technically, it’s a shipping container converted into an Airbnb guesthouse—but the hosts have gone all out to make it everything you could hope for on a trip to Arecibo.
Inside, you’ll find a double bed, kitchenette, and full bathroom with a rain shower. Outside, there’s a semi-covered deck for dining, an outdoor living room, and cozy hammocks for kicking back after a day at the beach. For more selling points, just read the reviews. Everybody loves the host, Francis. And who wouldn’t love someone who stops by with fresh coconuts during your stay?
This small studio loft in Notting Hill is jampacked with top-notch amenities and architectural charm. Located on the first floor of a Victorian house, it boasts exposed brick walls and hardwood floors throughout. But one of the most magical details has to be the reading nook beneath the triple-arched windows.
If you’re over six feet, past guests say to watch your head in the lofted bedroom. However, ducking down before bed is a small price to pay for this affordable Airbnb near Kensington Palace. Other amenities include mega-fast Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, kitchen essentials, and bathroom toiletries like shampoo and conditioner.
This guesthouse near Vanderbilt offers a true Nashville experience. Hosted by a professional songwriter and producer, music is a major theme. Thanks to its guest-friendly piano and guitar collection, it’s become a popular Airbnb among amateur musicians.
Located near Nashville’s 12 South neighborhood, you’ll have one lofted bedroom, a spacious living area, a fully equipped kitchen, a grill on the patio, and plenty of privacy.
Capetown, South Africa
If you’re going to Capetown, you need to be near the ocean. Luckily, it doesn’t get much closer than this one-bedroom. It’s in strolling distance from the white sands of sleepy, boulder-surrounded Llandudno Beach.
This 70-year-old cottage will help you get away from it all while still being close enough to infiltrate the action with ease. It’s also a half-hour drive from Long Street, a.k.a Capetown’s happening Central Business District, and a short excursion from Constantia’s wineries. Cheers!
Want to get a feel for what it’s like to live in a Vancouver apartment? This urban penthouse boasts panoramic views of the mountains, ocean, and cityscape for just the right price.
Nestled in the middle of everything, you’ll be in walking distance from downtown restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and local breweries. Solo travelers, couples, and those on business trips call this tidy, thoughtful one-bedroom an absolute must-stay.
Just north of Brisbane, this wood-paneled cabin is surrounded by “close-knit pavilions” on a compound. Perhaps most importantly, this secluded hot spot is nestled into a lush rainforest.
With amenities like a wood-burning fireplace, a shared pool, and a patio, it doesn’t get much dreamier than this rustic rainforest, budget-friendly retreat.
During your stay in Dubrovnik, you’ll feel worlds away from your day-to-day life. Relax on the ivy-covered rooftop deck every chance you get. You’ll be taking in the unbeatable view of the city’s Old Town and the ocean from your private terrace.
And if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll be getting the most bang for your buck here. It’s a five-minute walk from where a significant chunk of the HBO hit was filmed. And the beach is even closer. What more could you want for $86 a night?
Per Conde Nast Traveler, this popular Airbnb is “literally located in the shadow of Acropolis.” Whimsically decorated and just enough off the grid, the bubble gum pink “secret terrace” offers views of the highest point in Athens, Mount Lycabettus. But wait, there’s more.
With cool marble throughout and an artistic, airy feel, the interior of this cozy hideaway is just as stunning. Take the virtual tour and prepare to be dazzled. Its hosts suggest arriving at sunset “to share a bottle of wine” and drink in the “timeless view.”
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
You’ll be pleasantly surprised just how far you can stretch a dollar in Bali. Take this loft-style villa near Pantai Batu Belig beach, for example. It costs slightly over $100 per night, but to say that’s a steal of a deal would be an underselling, understatement.
It’s masterfully decorated with local Balinese furniture. But its most stunning and sought-after feature has to be the living area that’s fully open to the surrounding rice fields and the private pool. Each of the three bedrooms has its own wet room-style baths. Word to the wise: schedule an in-home massage with the house manager and order your groceries before check-in.
Lounge and live like a local in the heart of Berlin’s Kreuzberg area. This eclectic and sunny Airbnb gets high marks for its sky-high ceilings, fully equipped kitchen, cleanliness, garden access, and book-filled shelves for those looking to do some vacation reading.
Ralph, the host, encourages guests to embrace this affordable place as a home away from home, so there’s a five-night minimum stay. You can also book it for up to six months if you’re really looking to do as the Berlin locals do.
If you’re looking for a tiny house in the Alberta Arts District, this is the one to book. Featured in Airbnb Magazine, it’s conveniently close to Portland’s hustle and bustle but still in a world of its own.
Mix in some fresh eggs with breakfast each morning, compliments of the backyard chicken coop. Take a dip in the nearby soaking pool or a long, hot shower in your fully decked-out Airbnb. You’ll have a private entrance, a Tuft and Needle queen-sized bed, and some of the kindest hosts you’ll ever encounter, all for under 100 bucks.