Who hasn’t dreamed of taking a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana? This epic city is filled with all that is jazzy and snazzy. From costume parades to the crooning jazz music, to arguably the biggest Mardi Gras celebration in the entire USA, New Orleans is absolutely epic!
What certainly doesn’t feel epic is figuring out where to stay in New Orleans. Don’t be too cool for school and hide under your desk and hope your accommodation problems will just solve themselves. Lucky for you, we’ve unmasked all the best Airbnbs in New Orleans!
It’s not a charade! No illusions needed! The biggest, brightest, and best New Orleans Airbnb rentals are right here at your fingertips. Let’s dive into all the details and find out which rental in New Orleans is right for you!
Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in New Orleans
Bayou Cottage Near French Quarter
- > $$
- > 4 guests
- > Fully Equipped Kitchen
- > Screened Front Porch
Mystical, Magical New Orleans Suite
- > $$
- > 3 guests
- > Courtyard & Kitchen Access
- > Eclectic & Artsy Vibes
Private Suite with Free Bicycles
- > $$
- > 2 guests
- > Indoor Toasty Warm Fireplace
- > 2 Free Bicycles To Use
Huge Home in Prime Location
- > $$$
- > 6 guests
- > Enormous Home w/ Open Layout
- > Private Garden
Historic Mansion Right Off Bourbon Street
- > $$$$
- > 8 Guests
- > Antique & Modern Amenities
- > Free Champagne
What to expect from Airbnb’s in New Orleans?
There are many different Airbnb’s in New Orleans. From cheap to super expensive, simple and comfy to spacious and fancy, you’ll be able to find whatever you are looking for. No matter your budget, the Airbnb filter option makes it possible to find affordable homes too, so you don’t have to dig too deep into your pockets. Since there are so many amazing homes in the city, we’ve listed up the three most commonly found Airbnb’s, which should make it a bit easier to decide which ones fit you best.
This type of accommodation is probably the most affordable one. There are many private rooms in New Orleans, with all sorts of different styles, sizes, and amenities. Generally speaking, when booking a private room, you’ll have this space completely to yourself. If you’re lucky, there’s also a private bathroom included. If you need more amenities, you can check the filter options to find the right home for you. Private rooms are a great option to get an insight into a locals lifestyle and opens up new opportunities and views.
Entire apartments, or sometimes even entire condominiums, are a great home for travelers that want to be completely alone and have a lot of privacy. Apartments can be found in simple houses, while condominiums are usually located in big buildings with lots of housing space. They offer pretty much the same though: a whole place to yourself. This type of Airbnb is a great option for solo travelers or couples. They can be found throughout the whole city and they range quite a bit above the private room price.
Entire houses, or sometimes townhouses or cottages, are the perfect choice for big groups that travel together or families with kids. Keep in mind that you’ll be living in a local’s home, so be respectful of the amenities. However, this home also comes with a lot of benefits. Amenities like kitchen and bathroom are usually fully stocked and in perfect condition since they’re actually being used whenever the home is not up for rent on the platform. In the filter options, you can choose how many bedrooms you want, how many bathrooms and whatever else you need during your stay.
Why Stay in an Airbnb?
- Local Experience: While many New Orleans Airbnbs are managed by companies, they’re still locally based. Get the best recommendations for your New Orleans itinerary that you won’t find in the guidebooks to make your trip truly special!
- Unique properties: Airbnb has every kind of property you could think of. There’s even a ‘unique stays’ search function, where you can find your dream property on the site.
- Privacy: Whether you’re travelling with the whole family or your other half, it’s nice to have your very own space where you won’t be disturbed.
- 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. New Orleans is overall safe, and the Airbnb booking security just adds a little extra to it.
You should always have emergency cash hidden on you – pick up this awesome security belt with its hidden pocket before you travel, it’s perfect for hiding money, a passport photocopy.
The 19 Top Airbnbs in New Orleans
Overall Best Value Airbnb in New Orleans | Bayou Cottage Near French Quarter
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- 4 Guests
- Screened Front Porch
This two-bedroom and one bathroom cottage is brimming with charm. It’s an older house that is in a beautiful area near the city park. Sip a glass of lemonade on the screened front porch and watch the world go by! There is also a living room and a kitchen that comes with everything you need. You’ll love the verdant greenery outside in the front yard, and the chandeliers that hang from almost every rooms’ ceiling. This is a sweet and simple short term rental in New Orleans that will sure keep you cozy.
Best Budget Airbnb in New Orleans | Historic Algiers Point 1-Bedroom
- Outdoor Patio with BBQ Grill
- 2 Guests
- Polished Decor
This is an incredible find for travellers who travel in New Orleans on a budget. You don’t have to cram yourself into a dorm room, simply check out “The Hubbell House”. For near basement prices, you get a private, keyed-entry guest room that has a comfortable queen bed. Privacy doesn’t have to come at a premium anymore!
The whole house has a polished design and has been tastefully furnished with patterned cushions and vibrant art. There is also a backyard, complete with a patio and grill that you’re able to take advantage of! This home is located in the Historic Algiers Point in New Orleans, right along the Mississippi River. Hop on a ferry and the French Quarter is just across the water!
Budget Tip: Dorms in New Orleans start from $10USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!
Perfect Short-Term Rental for Digital Nomads | Cozy Room in Eclectic Home
- Indoor Fireplace
- 2 Guests
- Excellent Desk Space
This short term rental in New Orleans is a one bedroom with shared bath rental in a townhouse. It’s a comfortable room that comes with a desk and a darling antique dresser. There is plenty of closet space for those who are looking to stay longer in this rental. Parking is available right out front of the house in this charming neighborhood.
It’s two and a half miles to the French Quarter, but there is a shopping center right down the street to stock up on snacks or necessities. This is perfect for digital nomads as you can get some work done in the comfort of your room and then hop on a bus to the French Quarter when you do want some action.
Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travelers |Sunny New Orleans Spacious Room
- Free Local Coffee Daily
- 2 Guests
- Near Live Music Venues & Bars
This wonderful New Orleans homestay offers a one-bedroom and shared bathroom located in the vibrant St. Roch neighborhood. It is close to all the action of the French Quarter, but far enough away to be in a residential neighborhood filled with mostly families. You will absolutely feel safe in New Orleans and especially sound at this cozy New Orleans short term rental.
The antique claw-foot tub, brick fireplaces, and hardwood flooring all add some signature New Orleans charm! You’ll love the complimentary local Cafe du Monde chicory coffee provided each morning, as well as the host’s invitation to use the living areas and kitchen whenever you wish!
Best Airbnb in New Orleans for Nightlife |Gorgeous Apartment in the Treme
- Free Parking
- 4 Guests
- Spacious Balcony
My oh my, this New Orleans apartment is a dream come true! It appears to come straight out of the pages of Vanity Fair with an opulent design, complete with chandeliers and ornately gilded gold mirrors.
This is a short term rental to die for located in Treme on Bayou Road, right near the renowned French Quarter. It is the upstairs apartment in a beautiful old house and has a spacious balcony that is perfect to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and breathe in the fresh air. This could all be yours!
Best Short Term Rental for Couples | Private Suite with Free Bicycles
- Indoor Toasty Warm Fireplace
- 2 Guests
- 2 Free Bicycles To Use
This is a short term rental in New Orleans in the Fairgrounds quarter, close to the Bayou and the Treme. Guests will rent the entire one bedroom and one bathroom private suite, just across from the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course, home to the famed New Orleans Jazz Fest!
Your suite has its own private side door and has its own galley kitchen. Although the home is over 100 years old, it has been lovingly restored with thoughtful touches including hardwood floors and a toasty-warm coal-burning fireplace. We absolutely love that the hosts provide guests with two complimentary bicycles to get around and explore all New Orleans has to offer!
Best Homestay in New Orleans | Mystical, Magical New Orleans Suite
- Courtyard & Kitchen Access
- 3 Guests
- Eclectic & Artsy Vibes
You sure won’t question if you’re in New Orleans or not in this homestay. It simply screams all that is good about New Orleans! From carnival masks decor to posters of jazz greats, to the deep plum walls, your room short term rental is a perfect homage to all things New Orleans and staying here will feel like living inside a carnival.
It’s one of the best Airbnbs in New Orleans if you’re looking to stay in a homestay and get to know the locals. The location couldn’t be better either, as it’s within a very brief walk to the French Quarter. You’ll have your own private bathroom that has a European tub and shower. Enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee outdoors in their sunny courtyard before heading out for a day of exploring.
Runner-Up Homestay in New Orleans | Zany House Right Out Of The Movies
- Incredible Common Spaces
- 2 Guests
- Jaw-Dropping Design
This is an absolutely incredible homestay in New Orleans that will make your jaw drop upon opening the front door! The abundance of indoor plants, sensual wall art, and uniquely hand-painted sky ceiling will make you feel as if you’re in a blend of a whacky museum and a bizarre mansion! You might even feel like you’re walking onto a strange movie set!
With this rental, you will receive a private bedroom and private bathroom. The common area actually has two six-feet-tall water fountains and two fireplaces. There’s also enough house plants to make you feel like you’re in a jungle and provide you lots of delicious, fresh oxygen. It is located in the popular and vibrant Treme area.
Great Airbnb Plus | Funky and Colorful Guesthouse
- funky and lively design
- 3 Guests
- great patio
This Airbnb is a true gem under all Airbnb in New Orleans. With the funky and colorful interior design, you’ll wake up enthusiastic and ready to start the day. It’s one of the pricier homes, however, it comes with great amenities, a fully equipped kitchen and reviews from previous guests that don’t give anything but praise for this charming guesthouse. Bonus point: you can enjoy your morning coffee on your private patio!
If you’re looking for more unique accommodation options in the city, check out our list of the best bed and breakfasts, cottages and lodges in New Orleans.
Amazing Luxury Airbnb in New Orleans | Queen of the French Quarter House
- Blend of Modern & Historic
- 2 Guests
- Lively Neighborhood
This one bedroom and one bathroom New Orleans Airbnb sits right on the edge of the French Quarter. It’s located very close to Frenchmen Street, home to some of the best bars and cafes, from Cafe Du Monde to Port of Call! The house is tastefully designed perfectly blending the historic and the modern. The bathroom accommodates those who want to enjoy good water pressure or a long soak in the tub after a hard day exploring. The traditional fireplace and exposed brick walls add just the perfect amount of charm to the living room areas.
This Airbnb in New Orleans has the energy and personality of quintessential New Orleans! The neighborhood is also lively and very friendly, for those who love chatting and socializing with the neighbors.
Over-the-Top Luxury Airbnb | Historic Mansion Right Off Bourbon Street
- Antique & Modern Amenities
- 8 Guests
- Free Champagne
This two-bedroom New Orleans Airbnb has four beds and one and a half bathrooms (That’s right. Half a bathroom!).
The property is an elegant, historic New Orleans mansion that will make you swoon! From sparkling chandeliers to exposed brick walls, to candelabras, you’ll fall in love with this glamorous short term rental. Seriously why stay in an apartment, when you can stay in a historic mansion and feel like a Southern Gentlemet from a bygone era?!
Another Luxury Airbnb | Stylish and Bright House near the French Quarter
- amazing location
- 2 Guests
- free bicycles
This isn’t just another luxury Airbnb. This home has an amazing charm to it, with an interior design that will make you feel incredibly welcome and comfortable. It’s not massive, but it can accommodate two people, perfect for solo travelers or couples. Within walking distance to the French Quarter, this home is also located in one of the best neighborhoods in New Orleans. If you don’t want to explore the city on foot, you can use the free bicycles that are free to be used.
Best Airbnb in New Orleans for Families | Huge Home in Prime Location
- Enormous Home w/ Open Layout
- 6 Guests
- Private Garden
This entire 3200 square foot house has three bedrooms and four bathrooms located in the lively Treme neighborhood. Throw your worries away, and live large in this spacious short term rental in New Orleans made for families. The layout is fantastic, complete with a backyard patio that is perfect for relaxing on after a long day exploring the big easy.
This house is warm and inviting, and brimming with bohemian charm and many modern upgrades. It is just a quick six-minute walk to the French Quarter or a fifteen-minute walk to the famed Bourbon Street. You’ll love this 19th-century masterpiece home that still has gorgeous stained glass windows, crackling fireplaces, a private garden, and crystal chandeliers! If you’re traveling with young ones, the hosts have thoughtfully provided two Pack and Play with mattresses and sheets, two sets of baby/toddler dishes, cups, and utensils, one booster seat, and one stroller. The whole family will feel right at home in this New Orleans Airbnb!
Best Airbnb in New Orleans for a Group of Friends | Huge Newly Renovated House
- Backyard with Skyline Views
- 9 Guests
- Next to Bars and Cafes
This three bedroom and three bathroom Airbnb in New Orleans actually has a total of six beds in the house. It’s right on the edge of the French Quarter, in between the Treme and the French Quarter itself. That means that you’ll sure be close to all the crazy action that N’Orleans offers! The neighborhood itself is known for being vibrant and friendly.
If you can’t be bothered with the 5 minute walk to Bourbon street, then there is actually a bar just 200 feet from the house, and the Treme Cafe is just one block away. That’s right, you and your friends won’t have to walk far for your cocktails or your coffee! This house is the best Airbnb in New Orleans to stay with friends as it’s a newly renovated house just four blocks from the French Quarter. It has huge ceilings and is actually 2180 square feet. You’ll also love relaxing on the backyard deck that offers New Orleans skyline views.
Best Airbnb in Garden District | Chic & Tasteful Studio Apt.
- Self Check-In
- 4 Guests
- Breakfast Included
This one bedroom and one bathroom studio apartment in New Orleans is totally Instagram-worthy and jam-packed with chic vibes. Located in the stylish Lower Garden District, this New Orleans apartment is just a stone throw away from trendy Magazine Street and the St. Charles Avenue parade route!
The rooms are filled with tasteful local touches and are bright and comfortable. This short term rental is located on the second story of an old 1895 building. It comes with a full-sized kitchen and a modern bathroom. Snacks, coffee, tea, and breakfast is also provided to help you get started in the morning. Also, make sure to take advantage of the outdoor patio area that is perfect for enjoying your breakfast on or for reading a book after a long day!
Another Great Apartment in Garden District | Luxury Studio on Magazine Street
- Jacuzzi Tub
- 2 Guests
- Hotel Quality Linens and towels
This one bedroom and one bathroom charming guest suite is located in a historic home and is yours for the taking! It is a private suite with its own private entrance. In fact, this home dwells mere steps away from Magazine Street and is therefore located in the charming Lower Garden District.
There is an en-suite bathroom with a luxurious Jacuzzi tub, as well as a stocked kitchenette with a Keurig, fridge, freezer, and microwave. Complimentary coffee and snacks are thoughtfully provided by the hosts. The home was build in 1860 and was renovated in 2008, so the space is historic yet modern too. The hosts are proud to provide hotel-quality bedding and towels.
Top Airbnb close to French Quarter | Charming private Guesthouse
- Minutes from French Quarter
- 2 Guests
- Charming design
Within walking distance to the French Quarter and other hotspots in New Orleans, this guesthouse made it to one of our top spots in the city. The guesthouse offers you complete privacy and quiet – exactly what you need after a busy day of exploring. Keep in mind that there is no kitchen attached, but you’ll find a kettle, a mini-fridge and other handy amenities in this home. You can do your laundry in the main house, where the hosts live, if you message them beforehand.
Top Value Airbnb in French Quarter | Cozy French Quarter Condo
- Gym and rooftop pool
- 2 Guests
- Self-Check In
This one bedroom two bathroom condominium is quite the steal. There is an extra sofa bed and air mattress available for those who want to cram a few extra people into this quaint New Orleans apartment. The location is beyond ideal! Just a few steps away from Bourbon Street and near countless restaurants. As part of this rental, you’ll have access to the incredible rooftop pool and to the gym as well. You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck in this rental, as well as being close to all the best New Orleans has to offer!
Best Airbnb in Bywater | Freshly Renovated House
- beautiful front porch
- 2 Guests
When guest reviews say that they were speechless by how gorgeous this Airbnb was, you know that you’ve found a true gem. The freshly renovated house, with its victorian historic charm, is one of our top choices in New Orleans. With every amenity, you could possibly need, this place is a true home away from home. The best part is the massive front porch, where you can enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast while absorbing the sights and sounds from the unique city. Check it out yourself!
Top 4 Airbnb Experiences in New Orleans
Want to experience New Orleans without the hassle of booking overfilled guided tours or exploring on your own? Check out the new Airbnb Experiences! Lots of travellers still aren’t taking advantage of all the high-quality, easy-to-book and fun local tours, classes and activities available on the very same platform where they book accommodations.
Even better, lots of Airbnb experiences aren’t run by huge tour companies, but by locals – that means smaller and more intimate groups, passionate guides, and out-of-the-box experiences that are rooted in local knowledge. Get to know the city from a different angle.
All communication will take place on the App itself. No tickets, screenshots or printing necessary. Just turn up where your guide tells you to and you’re good to go.
Sound too good to be true? Not even! Keep scrolling for 4 can’t-miss Airbnb Experiences in New Orleans.
- 2 hours
- up to 12 people
New Orleans is known for creativity, music, and art. Street art, especially, has been drawing in underground artists from all over the world. This Airbnb experience takes you to amazing art workpieces, that can’t be found in any tour guides or commercials. From graffiti to detailed brushwork, you’ll be amazed by each individual mural.
Your host Carlos, a full-time photographer, knows all of the hidden gems in the city and will take you on a walking tour where you can experience beautiful artwork, galleries, and music venues. Whether you’re a fan of provoking and unique art or just want to cool pics for your Instagram, this tour is one of the top ones on the platform!
- 3 hours
- up to 12 people
Ah yes, Frenchman Street! The one place you definitely have to explore when visiting New Orleans. Filled with amazing cocktail bars, great artwork, and music in every corner, the live-music capital of the city will put a smile on your face and leave you speechless at the same time.
In this Airbnb Experience, your host Quay will take you on a bar crawl where you can experience Frenchman’s hidden gems, hot spots and so much more. Whatever genre of music you prefer, Quay will take you to the right place – get ready to party! You’ll also get to know about the fascinating and colorful history of New Orleans.
- 2 hours
- up to 15 people
History doesn’t have to be boring. This Airbnb experience will take you to the cemetery. Yup, you heard right. New Orleans, also known to some as the “city of deads” has more to offer than just music, art, and party.
Brian, your tour guide, is a true local and knows the city and its history by heart. His passion is making tours fun and enjoyable. Although you’ll be walking through the cemetery, Brian will make this a unique experience with adding his own humor and sarcasm. With pretty much only 5 star reviews, all previous guests absolutely loved his tours and the way of getting to know history a little bit differently.
Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking around a lot. We’d also recommend wearing a hat in the hotter months.
- 3 hours
- up to 10 people
From the water to your plate – this Airbnb experience is for all the crab-eating lovers. Catch your own Blue Crabs, learn about different traps, the crabs themselves and everything there is to know about the New Orlean water and enjoy a nice meal at the end of the tour.
Andre, your host, will invite you on his boat, which you’re going to head out on to find some Blue Crabs. He’ll teach you how to pull them up and you can give it a shot yourself. After seeing a few highlights of the New Orleans harbor, the group gets a special invitation to the captain’s house, where he’ll teach you how to prepare the freshly caught crabs for a tasty dinner. You’ll leave with lots of new knowledge, a cool experience, and a filled stomach.
Final Thoughts on New Orleans Airbnbs
New Orleans feels like it was made out of magic! From voodoo shops to costume parades, it is impossible to feel bored in this city of lights, costumes, colors, gumbo and jazz! With a growing popularity in visitors from all over the world, the city’s size and diversity are literally blooming.
While we sure had our work cut out for us in choosing the Best Airbnbs New Orleans guide, we loved finding such unique rental gems that appear to be right out of the pages of magazines or part of a movie set! We hope that you were able to find the short term rental in New Orleans that made you swoon.
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