The 15 Top Airbnbs in Baltimore | Apartments, Homestays, Short-Term Rentals

Baltimore, Maryland is known as “Charm City” as it’s chock full of friendly folks and well, charm! Maryland’s biggest city is brimming with history and is full of surprises. From the Inner Harbor to the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore is an incredible place to visit.

Not only is Baltimore the birthplace of the U.S. National anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” it’s also home to dozens of Airbnb options that are ready for you to call your own home-away-from-home on your next Baltimore trip. These rentals in Baltimore are chock full of history and charm, and span everything from staying in a palace to renting a yacht!

Let’s dive into the details about this historic seafaring city together and find the rental in Baltimore that is perfect for you based on your budget, travel group size, and neighborhood vibes. It’s officially time to decide where you will stay in this authentic American city.

 

In a Hurry? Here’s Where to Stay in Baltimore for One Night

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Stylish Studio in Little Italy
This bright studio exudes modern comfort. This simple black-and-white space has a full kitchen and outdoor patio. Oh yeah, and it’s cheap. You won’t be breaking the bank on a bed during your visit.
Places to Visit:
  • National Aquarium
  • Children’s Discovery Museum
  • E Falls Ave. Waterfront Walk

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Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Baltimore

 

tbb-table__imageOVERALL BEST VALUE AIRBNB IN BALTIMOREOVERALL BEST VALUE AIRBNB IN BALTIMOREStylish Studio in Little Italy

  • Price $$
  • Guest 2
  • > 48 inch HD Apple TV with Netflix
  • > Cozy Outdoor Patio
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  • > 48 inch HD Apple TV with Netflix
  • > Cozy Outdoor Patio
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tbb-table__imageBEST HOMESTAY IN BALTIMOREBEST HOMESTAY IN BALTIMOREDream Heritage Home

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  • Guest 2
  • > Washer & Dryer
  • > Historic Charm
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  • > Washer & Dryer
  • > Historic Charm
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tbb-table__imageBEST AIRBNB FOR COUPLES IN BALTIMOREBEST AIRBNB FOR COUPLES IN BALTIMORECozy and Chill Apartment

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  • Guest 2
  • > Pet-Friendly
  • > Bright and beautiful space
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  • > Pet-Friendly
  • > Bright and beautiful space
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tbb-table__imageBEST AIRBNB FOR FAMILIESBEST AIRBNB FOR FAMILIESEnormous Home with 3BR

  • Price $$$$
  • Guest 12
  • > Added Security Features
  • > Huge industrial styled home
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  • > Added Security Features
  • > Huge industrial styled home
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tbb-table__imageBEST LUXURY AIRBNB IN BALTIMOREBEST LUXURY AIRBNB IN BALTIMOREEnchanting and Opulent Palace

  • Price $$$$
  • Guest 2
  • > Breakfast Included
  • > Palace styled for a queen
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  • > Breakfast Included
  • > Palace styled for a queen
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Looking for other types of accommodation? Check out our guide to Where to Stay in Baltimore!

 

What to expect from Airbnbs in Baltimore

Whether you’re on a road trip through the US or just a holiday, you’ve probably come across the state Maryland and their biggest city Baltimore. Located right on the eastern coastline, the city has a beautiful old harbour charm and relaxed vibe.

But don’t let this fool you, Baltimore is the 30th most populated city in the US. Busy streets, filled busses and water taxis (definitely check them out) and lots of tourists during the high season are pretty much the norms for this popular city. To make sure you’ll find the right accommodation for your stay, we’ve listed the most commonly found Airbnb types and explained what you can expect of each of them.

 

Entire apartments – a home far away from home

You pretty much find them everywhere in the city. Close to the inner harbour or further away from the city centre, there’s no specific location for this type of Airbnb. The one thing you can definitely expect from entire apartments is a quite affordable price and total privacy.

They’re mostly found in townhouses with multiple floors, ranging from one room (like a studio), up to three rooms or built like a loft (with a second floor). Booking this type of Airbnb will make you feel super comfortable and allows you to properly rest since you’ve got your own space.

If you check out the listed places, you can see that most of them have a very cute and clean interior design, which makes guests feel super welcome and at home. The charm and relaxed vibe of the city is normally found inside of homes too.

 

Private rooms – …or sometimes even more than that

Private rooms are the type of accommodation in Baltimore you’ll find the most on Airbnb. And that’s for a good reason.

Since the city is quite big, first-time travellers often struggle with deciding what to do and where to go. If you book a hotel, there’s no one around to give you recommendations. That’s not the case if you get a private Airbnb room. Since you will be living in the host’s house (don’t worry, your room has total privacy), you’ll also be provided with great tips and insider hacks to get the most out of your stay. No need to risk tourist traps, your host will know the city the best!

The common spaces like the kitchen and living room are usually shared, so be respectful when using them. You’ll also find lot’s of private rooms in Baltimore that are pretty much like a whole apartment. Townhouses often have more than one floor, and Airbnb hosts sometimes rent out the top floor which (if you’re lucky), you can have all to yourself.

 

Townhouses – perfect for bigger groups

This type of accommodation is more likely to be over the budget of single travellers and backpackers. However, if you are travelling with a group, it’s a great way to keep everyone together and save some money at the same time. Just split the bill at the end!

Townhouses can accommodate up to 5-8 people at a time, so they’re perfect for families too. Same as the private rooms, you’ll be living in someone home, so in most cases, parties and big gatherings are forbidden. But don’t worry, there are lots of nightlife options in the city.

Townhouses often give you the feeling of living in a proper home, which makes the whole stay super comfortable and enjoyable. Having a whole place to yourself also comes with the advantage of total privacy, which is sometimes needed after a busy day.

 

Why Stay in an Airbnb?

Local Experience

Airbnb gives travelers the opportunity to have an authentic experience of living like a local. Whether you are staying in a private apartment or with a family in their own home, this gives you a unique opportunity to see how locals live, their decor, and even tasting some home-cooked meals. There are only a few other ways short-term travelers can get into the homes and lives of locals, but this is a great way of making connections, contributing to the local economy and building relationships while traveling.

Who knows? Next time you might be staying as a friend and not a paying guest! (No promises, though)

 

Affordability

Airbnb aims to create a cozy escape for every type of traveler! No matter your budget, you get the opportunity to rent an entire home or room in a shared house and pay by the night, rather than per person. This usually works out a lot cheaper for big groups like families or a group of friends traveling together.

Some rentals have more than one bedroom or a pull-out couch. Remember to request extra linen and follow the hosts’ guidelines which are normally placed on a poster or sign with guidelines like kitchen and linen cleanup, check-out procedures and your contact information.

 

Safety

Worried about your host? Airbnb sorts out its top hosts by calling them “super hosts”. Superhosts are generally very helpful and their places have every amenity you can possibly need during your stay in addition to being clean and comfortable!

The review system on Airbnb is remarkably transparent. After every stay, visitors are encouraged to post reviews that are used to determine who earns the title of “super host”. You can filter out your settings when searching for a place to look at “super host” only accommodations. Airbnb also has a 24/7 emergency line with someone waiting to assist you by sending a driver to pick you up in an emergency or even booking you a hotel.

 

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The 15 Top Airbnbs in Baltimore

We put our expert travel writers to work uncovering the best Baltimore Airbnb gems for you and your travel companions. Ready to find your match made in Baltimore heaven? Let’s see which one of these 15 top Airbnbs in Baltimore is a dream come true for you!

 

Overall Best Value Airbnb in Baltimore – Stylish Studio in Little Italy

Stylish Studio in Little Italy, Baltimore

  • $$ 
  • 2 Guests 
  • 48 inch HD Apple TV with Netflix
  • Cozy Outdoor Patio

This beautiful apartment in Baltimore is yours for the taking— at a great price too! It’s in a wonderful location near the shore in the historic Little Italy area, just a quick walk to some key sites in Baltimore. With a fully equipped kitchen, enormous refrigerator, and access to the outdoor patio, you’ll be sitting pretty in Baltimore. And what’s more? It’s one of the best apartments in Baltimore given its low price and its modern and chic atmosphere. Bright white walls, sheep grey furniture, and smooth wooden floors make for a comfortable stay.

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Best Budget Airbnb in Baltimore – 1-Bedroom Flat at Basement Price

1 Bedroom Flat at Basement Price, Baltimore

  • $
  • 2 Guests
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Within Walking Distance of Downtown 

This Baltimore Airbnb is quite the steal. Getting an entire apartment at this basement price is almost unheard of! It is within walking distance of downtown and is just a 15-minute walk to the baseball stadium. It also comes with all the amenities you could need. It’s in close proximity to the world-famous Lexington Market too! This Airbnb is the place to stay if you’re looking to save some dough on your Baltimore trip and be within walking distance of some of the best and most beloved sites in Baltimore.

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Perfect Short-Term Rental for Digital Nomads –  Huge Private Room & Great Workspace

Huge Private Room and Great Workspace, Baltimore

  • $$
  • 2 guests
  • Desk with comfortable chair
  • Open and cozy design

This private room is enormous. This Baltimore homestay will make you feel truly taken care of. For all those digital nomads out there, you know how difficult it can be to find a place to work in ease and comfort. This Airbnb in Baltimore comes with a huge comfy desk chair and an Apple desktop computer that make for the perfect workstation.

Your room rental will also include a private bathroom and personal mini-fridge right inside your room too. Also, you are able to use the kitchen to whip up meals or snacks should you get hungry while you’re hard at work! Popcorn, anyone?

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Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travelers – Cozy Room in Great Neighborhood

Cozy Room in Great Neighborhood, Baltimore

  • $
  • 1 guest
  • Flexible Check-In
  • Historic Neighborhood  

Get ready to snuggle up on your solo trip and find a little slice of home in this Baltimore homestay. This rental is close to the water and there are many restaurants nearby. If you’re traveling with your car, you will have no problems finding a parking spot on the streets outside. This affordable Baltimore Airbnb rental might be a little on the small size, but it’s the perfect place to cozy up for your solo stay. 

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Best Airbnb in Baltimore for Nightlife –  Stylish Studio Apt. with Deck

Stylish Studio Apt with Deck, Baltimore

  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Outdoor decks with incredible views
  • Near popular bars/clubs 

This is hands down one of the best Airbnbs in Baltimore! Without breaking the bank, this one-bedroom and one-bathroom studio apartment is yours for the taking! What’s more, is that this rental comes with two outdoor decks that give incredible views of the skyline.

While there are some great bars in Midtown Belvedere, the best bars are right on the Harbor and along the Patapsco River. This Baltimore Apartment puts you in the middle of the action near Max’s Taphouse cigar bar and the classy Rye cocktail lounge. It’s also worth stopping by Birds of a Feather to try a few of their stock of 120 single malt scotches!

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Best Short Term Rental for Couples – Cozy and Chill Apartment

Cozy and Chill Apartment, Baltimore

  • $$
  • 2 Guests 
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Bright and beautiful space

This cozy and chill apartment is the perfect short term rental in Baltimore for all those wonderful couples out there looking for a charming place to land. The apartment is bright, clean, and spacious and the decor is both modern and tasteful. Flexible check-in is a bonus, as you can check yourself in with the lockbox.

This rental is also animal-friendly, so if you and your significant other are traveling with a puppy in tow, this is the rental in Baltimore for you. Don’t leave Buddy at home!

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Best Homestay in Baltimore – Dream Heritage Home 

Dream Heritage Home, Baltimore

  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Historic Charm

This Baltimore homestay actually won the 2013 Heritage Award. It was built in 1840 and has been lovingly renovated and restored by the owner. This Airbnb in Baltimore is a history lover’s dream! The location also is excellent and is within a quick 15-minute walk to downtown. Plus, it’s a mere three blocks from Little Italy. Pasta, anyone?

There is also one REI bicycle available for guests to rent if you’re looking to get around on wheels! This homestay in Baltimore is ready for you to cozy up in.

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Runner-Up Homestay in Baltimore – Historic Baltimore Row Home

Historic Baltimore Row Home, Baltimore

 

  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Indoor fireplace 
  • Historic yet eclectic vibes

With an indoor fireplace and exposed brick walls, you’ll be impressed by this homestay in Baltimore. It is a spacious private room complete with its own private bathroom. It’s a treat to stay in the beautiful neighborhood of Sharp Leadenhall.

It’s just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the American Visionary Art Museum and the impressive Maryland Science Center. You will have access to the kitchen, living room, the washer and dryer, as well as the patio that is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning cup of tea or coffee. This short term rental in Baltimore won’t disappoint. 

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Amazing Luxury Airbnb in Baltimore – Private Yacht Rental

Private Yacht Rental, Baltimore

  • $$$
  • 4 Guests
  • 36 foot cabin cruiser yacht
  • 2 min. walk from bars & restaurants

Ever dreamt of staying on a yacht? Well, this Baltimore rental is your dream come true! Step your Airbnb-game up a notch and stay on a yacht instead of in a home! This large cabin cruiser has secure dock access and private parking.

The luxurious boat has all the essentials; from hot water to a washer and dryer to a kitchen. Don’t worry, there’s a coffee maker too! We couldn’t be more jealous of any of you travelers out there who get to make your short term rental in Baltimore on a yacht. Talk about cool!

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Over-the-Top Luxury Airbnb – Enchanting and Opulent Palace

Enchanting and Opulent Palace, Baltimore

  • $$$$
  • 2 Guests
  • Breakfast Included
  • Palace styled for a queen 

Why stay in a regular old Baltimore apartment when you could stay in a palace?! This Baltimore rental is owned and styled by a TV production designer who has accumulated thousands of opulent antiques and pieces to culminate in the creation of this rental in Baltimore. You will be drooling over the large claw foot bathtub and the chandeliers.

Enjoy sipping tea in the grand salon or passing time in the library. This two-story home in a historic 1890s building is one of the absolute best Airbnbs in Baltimore!

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Best Airbnb in Baltimore for Families – Enormous Home with 3BR

Enormous Home with 3BR, Baltimore

  • $$$$
  • 12 guests
  • Added Security Features
  • Huge industrial-styled home

This gorgeous townhome is complete with three bedrooms and two bathrooms that can legitimately house up to 12 guests! It’s perfect when traveling to Baltimore with your family. It has plenty of room to move around and you’ll never feel cramped in this mammoth home. Leave the sardine life behind you, and stay in this gorgeous huge Airbnb!

Moreover, this Baltimore Airbnb comes with hardwood floors, a Jacuzzi bathtub, and smart-lock digital keypads on both the front and back door, which provide an added layer of safety and security. Make sure you enjoy the rooftop deck with its panoramic view of the downtown skyline. 

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Best Airbnb in Baltimore for a Group of Friends – Huge Mega-Home Near Bars

Huge Mega Home Near Bars, Baltimore

  • $$$
  • 16 guests
  • Renovated gourmet kitchen
  • 2 Garage Parking Spots

This enormous home has been recently renovated and is ready for you and your crew to arrive! With 4 bedrooms and a total of 8 beds, you and all of your friends will have plenty of space in this Baltimore Airbnb. There are two garage parking spots and an additional free parking spot on the street. There is a state of the art kitchen and a massive deck on the roof.

If you are looking for the perfect place to stay near the shore and close to all the nightlife, then look no further than this rental! It’s one of the Best Airbnbs in Baltimore. Don’t cram into a Baltimore apartment when you and your friends could stay in comfort and style in this huge house! 

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Best Airbnb in Johns Hopkins – Private Eclectic Home

Private Eclectic Home, Baltimore

  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Perfect Location

This bright Airbnb in Baltimore is located in the Johns Hopkins neighborhood and is comfortably situated close to a handful of bars and restaurants as well. You’ll be charmed by the baseball memorabilia and the gumball machine in the common area. This rental includes one bedroom and one-and-a-half bathrooms. There are two cats that stay full time at this short term rental in Baltimore so expect the kitties to be your official welcoming committee!

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Another Great Apartment in Johns Hopkins – Getaway Suite with Sauna

Getaway Suite with Sauna, Baltimore

  • $$
  • 2 Guests
  • Private Suite with garden
  • Dry-Heat Sauna

This one bedroom and one bathroom is the perfect rental in Baltimore for you. It’s in the Upper Fells/Butcher Hills area which dwells right inside the John Hopkins neighborhood. This Baltimore apartment is stocked with everything you need, including a steaming hot sauna! Additionally, this Airbnb in Baltimore is housed in a historic building that has been lovingly renovated so get ready for some Charm City charm! 

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Top Value Airbnb in Inner Harbor – Modern Apartment with Gym

Modern Apartment with Gym, Baltimore

  • $$
  • 4 Guests
  • Flexible Check-In
  • Free Gym Access

Enjoy this entire apartment all to yourself, suitable for four guests in this one-bedroom and two-bathroom apartment. There are two beds though! So you won’t have to snuggle four people in just one bed. This Baltimore AirBnB is in a prime location in the Inner Harbor area with tons of bars, cafes, and restaurants right outside your front door. You’re also welcome to use the laundry facilities inside the unit. If you’re looking for a great Airbnb in the Inner Harbor district, this is the place to be!

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Final Thoughts on Baltimore Airbnbs

Baltimore, Maryland is home to both the hip and the historic. From trendy districts to its more artsy side, Baltimore has a lot to offer visitors and locals alike. From military ships to the giant sea turtles at the National Aquarium, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy the sites, sounds, and vibes of Baltimore.

We hope that one of our top 15 Airbnbs in Baltimore suited your fancy and maybe even stole your heart. From the opulent palace to staying on a private yacht, there sure are some amazing Airbnbs in Baltimore to choose from. If we were you, we’d probably take advantage of staying in a palace… that doesn’t seem to be like an opportunity that comes around twice!

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