One of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, there are plenty of reasons to love (and visit) Denver. A series of cool neighbourhoods with snappy names, check out RiNo’s art and repurposed warehouse. LoDo is where you’ll find the hippest bars, while LoHi has got an awesome selection of restaurants and bars.
However, Denver is also a gateway to the Rock Mountains. So, if cities aren’t your thing, you also have endless wilderness and adrenaline filled skiing just a stone’s throw away!
When it comes to picking where to stay in Denver, you’ve got plenty of choice. Instead of your regular hotels or hostels, why not explore rentals in Denver? Whether you want a restored Victorian room, a historic carriage house, or a cool private room with a pool table, you’ll find it all here.
Rather than let you trawl through Airbnb, we’ve decided to help you out. That’s right, we’ve put together this extensive list of the 15 best Airbnbs in Denver. It’s tailored to several different travel styles, personalities, and budgets, meaning that there’s bound to be something for you. So, let’s jump straight in and check it out!
Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Denver
Bargain Basement in Heart of LoHi
- > $$
- > 2 Guests
- > Awesome location
- > Homely and welcoming
Tiny but modern apartment
- > $$
- > 2 Guests
- > Central Capitol Hill location
- > 420 friendly
Quirky and Historic Carriage House
- > $
- > 2 Guests
- > Fully equipped kitchen
- > Indoor brickwork and cool décor
Cosy Craftsman Bungalow near Centre
- > $$
- > 6 Guests
- > Shared free parking
- > Backyard patio
Downtown Views from Rooftop Hot Tub
- > $$$$
- > 2 Guests
- > Patio fire pit
- > Hot Tub
Looking for other types of accommodation? Check out our guide to Where to Stay in Denver!
Why Stay in an Airbnb?
- Local Experience: Whether your host is a private owner or a business, they’ll be able to give you the top tips on what to do nearby. That doesn’t just go for Denver, but for everywhere in Colorado.
- Privacy: Another great filter – choose an entire place to ensure you won’t be disturbed during your trip.
- Affordability: You can spend less than $100 a night on an Airbnb and get all the facilities you’d expect in a five-star hotel and more. Airbnb makes it easier to spend your holiday money wisely!
- Safety: It might seem a little weird staying in someone’s house; however, both hosts and guests are vetted by Airbnb reviews to ensure the safety of both. Colorado is overall safe, and the Airbnb booking security just adds a little extra to it.
- Airbnb Experiences: It’s not all about where to stay; looking for things to do in Denver? There’s no better way to do that than with Airbnb Experiences.
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The Top 15 Airbnbs in Denver
Overall Best Value Airbnb in Denver | Bargain Basement in Heart of LoHi
Let’s kick off with one of the all-around best Airbnbs in Denver. It’s right in the trendy locale of LoHi, where you’ll find some of the places to visit in Denver. This reasonably priced option is the lower half of your host’s home, and it really is a charming and welcoming space. If you’re looking for a longer-term stay, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a desk where you can work, as well as a dresser where you can unpack your clothes! This is the perfect space for solo and business travellers, and perhaps couples too!
Best Budget Airbnb in Denver | Spacious Private Room near Stadium
It’s impossible to deny that Denver can be pretty expensive at times. So, to give you a bit more breathing room when it comes to eating out and enjoying things to do in town, plump for this budget Denver Airbnb!
Although it’s a private room, you’ve got access to the communal areas of the house – which include a fully equipped kitchen and a backyard with a fire-pit! If the weather’s not so good, there’s also a relaxing TV room hooked up to Netflix. So, you can catch up on your favourite series or lose yourself in a movie!
Budget Tip: Dorms in Denver start from $40USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!
Perfect Short Term Rental for Digital Nomads | Wonderfully Restored Victorian Room
Digital nomads shouldn’t even consider a place without a laptop-friendly workspace and fast Wi-Fi. Thankfully, this place has both of those and a lot more thrown in too! You’ve got full access to the communal areas in this awesome Victorian home, including the kitchen, living room, and backyard. To get you through countless emails and articles, get your caffeine fix with the Keurig coffee machine in the kitchen! This place really is a home away from home, and it’s perfect for the long-term working traveller!
Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travellers | Suite with Private Roof
Want to explore the Rockies and come back home to a comfy space where you can recharge for your next adventure? Look for further than this stunning Airbnb. You’ll be living in the master’s suite of a cozy townhouse. Not only did you get the biggest bedroom in the house, you can also enjoy your own bathroom and access to the rooftop. It’s only 5min to Downtown Denver, but if you want to escape into nature, it’s the ideal location as you can completely skip the hectic streets. The house is shared with your host but you can use the kitchen and living area.
Best Airbnb in Denver for Nightlife | Railroad Overall Laundry Building
If you have an epic night out on your Denver itinerary, check out this awesome place. Not only is this one of the best Airbnbs in Denver for its proximity to nightlife, it’s a cool and quirky option that is sure to live long in the memory! The RiNo art District offers some of the best bars, restaurants, and clubs in the city, and this characterful house is the ideal place to come home to at the end of the night!
If you want to continue with a few quiet drinks and chat with your mates, head to the backyard where you’ll find a firepit. It’s a really gorgeous place to sit under the stars until the first light of dawn arrives!
Best Short Term Rental for Couples | Quirky and Historic Carriage House
Hidden away in one of the city’s oldest districts, you’ll find this awesome Denver Airbnb. You don’t just have to take our word that it’s a great place to stay – Architectural Digest says it’s Colorado’s most beautiful Airbnb! So, it’s clearly the best place to stay for a couple. Not only do you have a comfortable king bed where you can starfish after a long day, but there’s also a fully equipped kitchen where you can whip up a romantic candlelit dinner for two!
This picture-perfect property has some of the nicest décor in town – just look at that indoor brickwork!
Best Homestay in Denver | Tiny but modern apartment
Technically, this is not the typical homestay you’d expect to see here. But we still had to feature it on our list. You’ll be living in your own private tiny loft, which is fully equipped with everything you might need. The loft is an individual part of the building but since it’s quite small, we can let it slip as a private room. The location is ideal as well, in the heart of Capitol Hill. If you’re looking for just a weekend away in Denver, this should be your go-to Airbnb!
Runner up Homestay in Denver | Denver Downtown Get Down
There are some great Denver homestays, so we didn’t just want to show you one and be done with it. Especially when there’s not somewhere like this hidden among all the private rooms on the site! In the Clayton district, you’ve got this cute home, in which your lovely hosts are offering one (or two if you need it) of their bedrooms. The hosts are known to be incredibly kind and welcoming, so you’ll feel like you’re a part of their family. The location is ideal as well, just a short walk away from downtown where you can enjoy the city’s most popular attractions!
Amazing Luxury Airbnb in Denver | Luxury 3 Storey Artist Townhouse
Got plenty of money to spare for your Airbnb in Denver? Good, check out this place then. This townhouse has the heart and soul of your host at every turn, an artist who has really let her creativity run wild in this awesome space! The zen atmosphere feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, so get a booking here if you need to de-stress! It’s a house for all seasons too – there are communal areas both inside and out, and they both boast fireplaces!
Over the Top Luxury Airbnb in Denver | Downtown Views from Rooftop Hot Tub
Ever wanted to look out at the Rocky Mountains from the warmth of a hot tub to the crackle of a fire in the background? If you haven’t we’re pretty sure you will have now. And if you’ve never thought of it, you’ll end up doing it at this luxurious Denver Airbnb!
Not only that, you’ve got an awesome sound system, and if it does get too wet or cold out there, you can always head inside and enjoy a movie on the home theatre system! Best of all, it may seem expensive, but if you split the cost 8 ways, it starts to look a lot more affordable!
Best Airbnb in Denver for Families | Cosy Craftsman Bungalow near Centre
Staying with the family? You’ll want somewhere suited with plenty of space in a pleasant neighbourhood then. Check out this awesome Denver Airbnb – a cosy bungalow in Congress Park – voted the #1 district in Denver! It’s especially good news if you’ve got your own transport – there’s shared free parking on offer. There’s also a backyard patio, which is a really nice place to chill out together. A real home away from home! If you’ve got a baby, it’s good to know that there’s a pack-n-play crib available on request!
Best Airbnb in Denver for a Group of Friends | Home Base to Explore Denver
This awesome home base is connected to your host’s main house, but you still get the whole home to yourself! The full living room is a great communal space where you can enjoy each other’s company over a board game or a movie/series together. However, you’re also welcome to use the home’s outdoor spaces, including a backyard with a privacy fence – the property is 420 friendly. You’re also welcome to use the laundry facilities in the house, just make sure you check with your hosts first!
Best Airbnb in Mountain View | Suite with Easy Access to Mountains
Heading away from Downtown Colorado, let’s check out a couple of the best Airbnbs in Mountain View. First up is this awesome suite with space for up to three guests! The guest suite is attached to your host’s house, so they’re there if you need them. However, if you’re arriving really late, that’s no problem as this property offers self check in! It’s in a great location, and you can easily access Downtown, the airport, and Red Rocks!
Another Great Apartment in Mountain View | Basement in Little Blue House
This characterful blue house is home to another of the best Airbnbs in Mountain View – an entire basement suite with space for up to 4 guests! This apartment is both LGBT and 420 friendly, and this inclusive property has an awesome outdoor space that you can enjoy with or without your hosts! There’s also an adorable cat on the property, who you might be lucky enough to meet! Last but not least, this property offers flexible check-in!
Top Value Airbnb in LoDo | Vogue Magazine Apartment
Let’s round off our list of the best Airbnbs in Denver by heading back to LoDo – one of the coolest neighbourhoods in town! This charming apartment is the best place to stay if you want to get as much out of your money as possible. The space is incredibly stylish and modern, and a true little home away from home. There might not be a fully equipped kitchen, but you’ll have a little oven and microwave to prepare some light snacks. The hosts are known to be super kind and helpful, so if you have any questions about the area, feel free to reach out!
What to Pack for your Denver Airbnb
Pants, socks, underwear, soap?! Take it from us, packing for a hostel stay is not always quite as straightforward as it seems. Working out what to bring and what to leave at home is an art we have perfected over many years.
Check out our definitive Airbnb Packing list for our top packing tips!
FAQ about Airbnbs in Denver
Here’s what people usually ask us when they look for vacation homes in Denver.
Final Thoughts on Denver Airbnbs
So, there we go. That’s it from our list of the best Airbnbs in Denver. As we’ve taken into account so many different budgets, tastes, and travel styles, we’re sure there’ll be something on our extensive list suitable for you!
We’ve seen some truly awesome Denver apartments, including Mountain View properties that give you the best of the city and the Rockies, cosy central bungalows, and even awesome apartments with bubbling hot tubs!
You might think that we’ve given you a little too much to choose from. If that’s the case, just take a deep breath and relax. Then, scroll back to the top of our list. In case you’ve forgotten, our favourite Airbnb in Denver was the Bargain Basement in the Heart of Lo/Hi. We loved it for its combination of style, value, and convenient location!
Now that we’ve hopefully helped you to plan your vacation, there’s nothing left but for us to wish you a fantastic vacation in Denver. Have a great time!
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