Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and also its second-largest city. Plenty of visitors use it as a gateway to the stunning Jasper National Park which is only four hours away by car! However, it would be a great shame to miss out on the city itself. The downtown area has been reinvigorated and there are some top restaurants offering haute cuisine, as well as some awesome nightlife options! The fringe festival here is also second only to Edinburgh’s in size!
Edmonton is pretty cold all year round, so you’ll need somewhere warm to stay! Rather than looking at hotels and hostels, why not save yourself some money and get somewhere with a bit of personality and charm at the same time?
If that sounds good, check out Airbnbs in Edmonton. From minimalist loft apartments to friendly homestays, to cosy carriage houses, there’s something for you, no matter your usual travel style, in budget.
Rather than let you trawl through the website, we’ve put together this list of the best rentals in Edmonton. We’re sure that whatever you want from your accommodation in Alberta’s capital, we’ll have found something suitable for you. So, let’s jump straight in and check them out!
In a Hurry? Here’s Where to Stay in Edmonton for One Night
- The Jasper National Park is a 4 hour drive
- Situated near to the Little Italy neighbourhood
- Bars & Restaurants found nearby
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Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Edmonton
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Why Stay in an Airbnb?
Travel is shifting dramatically away from the local experience – yes, even for backpackers. We’re trapped in our hostels, coffeeshops and party districts. Airbnb is breaking down that barrier for every echelon of traveler – think basement mattress to infinity-pool penthouse!
It’s a great way to contribute to the local economy because the cash goes right to the owner and other locals employed for cleaning, maintenance and management. Staying in someone else’s home – a unique place with character – feels more like fitting into the area rather than having the typical tourist hotel room.
Airbnb hosts are known for taking good care of their guests; if it’s recommendations you want, you’ve got a pre-made friend to help you out!
Airbnb has a huge selection of over 6 million unique properties for ANY budget, from single rooms or entire houses to yachts and even castles. This platform is made for travellers, so you will find yourself looking at decent and, especially, affordable places! In addition to this, most Airbnb hosts also provide household amenities like linens and towels.
If you choose, you can get a place with dining table and kitchen, so besides saving money on the accommodation itself, you can also save money by cooking at home and eating in, rather than having to spend a lot at the nearest restaurant. Whether it’s a luxurious mansion or kitchenette in even the tiniest of spaces, rentals usually have plates, mugs, glasses, bowls, cutlery, and coffee makers and microwaves.
Some hosts provide emergency toiletries like body wash, toothpaste and an unopened toothbrush that can sometimes be a lifesaver for a forgetful traveller.
Worried about the safety of Airbnb? They’ve created a system that keeps your communication, payments and the stay itself as secure as possible.
Every host and guest has to put invalid information about themselves when signing up. This way, every account can be protected and fake profiles are avoided completely. The platform provides an end-to-end encrypted chat option to get in touch with your host as well as account protection with multi-factor authentication.
The advanced payment system makes sure that your money goes straight to the host, so no worries about card scams or fraud. If you arrive at your place and it’s not how it was advertised online, you can contact Airbnb and they will make sure you get a full refund of your stay within the first 24 hours. This way, you will always receive exactly what you paid for!
Not sure if the reviews are legit? Every guest is asked to write a fully honest review after the stay which cannot be changed or removed by the host. But be considerate during your stay because guests will receive a review as well! This ensures that everyone on Airbnb is behaving and interacting in the best way possible since no one wants a bad review to pop up on their profile.
And IF there’s still something going wrong, you can always call the 24/7 emergency hotline!
The Top 15 Airbnbs in Edmonton
Overall Best Value Airbnb in Edmonton – Beautiful Modern Minimalist Loft
- 2 Guests
- Great location
- 24-hour security
Let’s kick off our list of the best Airbnbs in Edmonton with a great value option for solo, business travellers, and couples. The loft is in the heart of downtown and you couldn’t have a better location. If you want to get out of town or to a neighbourhood, the LRT station is actually in the building!
The cool design is a lovely place to spend time, and you won’t be disappointed with a night in here. As well as the minimalist and tranquil decor, you can kick back in front of your favourite movie or series on the HD TV. There’s even a desk if you need to fire off some emails!
Best Budget Airbnb in Edmonton – Cosy Little Italy Room with Fridge
- 2 Guests
- Great location
- Bicycles to explore city
Want to stay in a charming Edmonton apartment but can’t afford to blow a lot of money? Don’t worry, we’ve found somewhere that will suit you perfectly. This European style room in Little Italy may be one of the cheapest rooms in town, but it sure doesn’t feel that way. You’ve got the option of sitting out on the patio and having a coffee, or even taking bikes out to explore the city.
Little Italy is a pretty nice area as there are plenty of markets to explore, and with the money you’ve saved you could even splash out on a tasty meal at a restaurant!
Perfect Short Term Rental for Digital Nomads – Room by Rogers Place Arena
- 2 Guests
- Laptop Friendly Workspace
- Indoor Fireplace
What’s the most important thing for digital nomads? A reliable and speedy Wi-Fi connection and a desk certainly come high on that list. And this awesome Edmonton Airbnb offers both of them things. Less important but pretty nice to have is the indoor fireplace. That’s in the living room, which you’re welcome to use too! Not only is this place centrally located, but it’s also a really lovely homestay in Edmonton.
Your hosts are happy to help you with anything you need, but will also respect your privacy. Perfect for a slightly longer-term stay with your laptop!
Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travellers – Cosy Room in Old Towne Beverly
- 1 Guest
- Wi-Fi included
- Complimentary Tea and Coffee
If you’re travelling solo, most people will tell you to head to a hostel. However, we understand that’s not for everyone so we’ve found a suitable alternative just for you. This comfy and spacious room is easy on the wallet, but a delight to come to after a long trip or simply just a day of sightseeing. There’s even a desk if you’ve set aside some time to work or study! You have full use of the kitchen to prepare any meals you want, and complimentary tea and coffee.
It’s about 15 minutes from downtown, so if you don’t fancy making that journey at night, this is a great idea!
Best Airbnb in Edmonton for Nightlife – Private Little House Old Strathcona
- 3 Guests
- Large Balcony
- Home movie projector
Strathcona has some of the coolest nightlife in town, so it makes sense to search for a place to yourself in that area. And for groups of up to 3, you can’t do much better than this! This cool Edmonton Airbnb is actually set on top of a garage! It’s made of recycled shipping container materials so you can be assured that you’re doing your bit for the environment while also staying in an awesome apartment!
The main attraction (other than the location) is definitely the 8 foot screen which you can hook up to the HD movie projector. Perfect for a pre-night out show!
Best Short Term Rental for Couples – Warm and Cosy Carriage House
- 2 Guests
- Private entrance
- Peaceful and comfortable
Some quality time together is exactly what you need when you’re travelling with your other half. And this warm and cosy Edmonton Airbnb will give you exactly that! Set a little out of the city centre, and with a twist of countryside in the decor, it really is a home away from home.
The small apartment has its own private entrance but it’s another property above a garage! The hosts are on-site in their house, and they’re happy to help you with any recommendations for discovering the capital of Alberta!
Best Homestay in Edmonton – Private Room in Eco Friendly Condo
- 2 Guests
- Coffee, tea and fruit included
- Long term rental available
A great way to save yourself some cash and get to know a new city is by staying with a local. So, let us show you the best homestay in Edmonton! Your friendly host not only provides you with a comfortable and clean room, but a delicious breakfast too! In the room, you’ll find art, plants, a dresser, and a desk should you need to catch up with any work during your stay.
If you’re staying in the city long term but don’t want to break the bank, this private room is an excellent option!
Runner Up Homestay in Edmonton – Private Room in a Family Home
- 2 Guests
- Backyard with plenty of space
- Free parking
With so many awesome homestays in Edmonton, we didn’t just want to give you one choice. So, check out this lovely family bungalow which dates back to the 1950s! Weather permitting, you can chill out in the sunny backyard where there’s a BBQ that you’re welcome to use. Or, you could just chill out and read your favourite book! It’s not right in the city centre, but this friendly apartment is just a stone’s throw from local public transport.
So, you’ll have no problem getting to the downtown attractions!
Amazing Luxury Airbnb in Edmonton – Downtown Loft Penthouse
- 4 Guests
- Breakfast included
- Awesome views
This is the type of place that Airbnb is all about. One of the coolest short term rentals in Edmonton, this penthouse loft is right in the heart of downtown. It’s been custom designed and is full of natural and recycled materials. You’ll be able to enjoy one of the finest views of the city from here, perhaps while you’re enjoying the complimentary hot breakfast! If you’re extra organised, request for the hosts to fill your pantry and fridge which they’re happy to do for an extra fee.
Then, you won’t have to head to the supermarket before using that awesome kitchen!
Over the Top Luxury Airbnb in Edmonton – Two Storey Penthouse with Hot Tub
- 6 Guests
- Outdoor patio
- Sauna and Bar
So, if you’ve got the money for it, why wouldn’t you pick an Edmonton apartment that has an outdoor patio complete with a hot tub, sauna, bar, and BBQ? We know we would! There’s even a putting green so you can practice your golf swing! Awesome or what?! The downside is it’s very expensive. However, this place definitely becomes more affordable if you split it with 5 other people!
Best Airbnb in Edmonton for Families – Auntie’s Downtown Edmonton Stay
- 6 Guests
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Books and board games
This great Edmonton Airbnb is equipped for families of all ages. An assortment of books and board games make for great entertainment after you’ve had dinner. Which of course, you can prepare in the fully equipped kitchen! On a sunny day, head out with your games and books to the balcony, where you can play to the backdrop of excellent views of a River Valley. You really can’t do much better if you travel to Edmonton with the family!
Best Airbnb in Edmonton for a Group of Friends – Quiet Downtown Condo near Arena
- 6 Guests
- Awesome location
- Cooking basics provided
For a group of mates, you’ll want something with plenty of space that’s affordable when split between your group. This awesome Edmonton Airbnb ticks those boxes! Want to all make a meal together? Then use the fully equipped kitchen to save money over going to a restaurant. Instead, spend the money you saved on going to a game at the nearby arena!
Best Airbnb in Downtown Edmonton – Gorgeous Central Condo with Terrace
- 5 Guests
- Fully equipped kitchen
- His and Hers matching bathrobes
Want to gaze out over the cityscape? This highrise Edmonton apartment offers one of the best views in the city! It’s suitable for up to 5 people, but if you’re a couple, this is a really good option. Not only do you have that romantic view (especially at sunset), but there’s an extra special treat! Yes, that’s right, here you can enjoy the use of his and hers bathrobes! There are two rooms with memory foam queen mattresses, so you’re assured of a good night’s sleep too!
Another Great Apartment in Downtown Edmonton – The Loft Exclusive Downtown Living
- 6 Guests
- Free parking
- Panoramic floor to ceiling windows
We know you’ve seen a lot of awesome apartments in Downtown Edmonton and we promise this is the last one! It’s a bit of a wildcard, as it’s pricier than some of the others on our list. However, if you’re happy to splash the cash, you certainly won’t regret it. The panoramic floor to ceiling windows in this super cool loft gives awesome views of the city, while those with their own transport will be delighted to know they get free parking here!
Top Value Airbnb in West Edmonton – Two Bedroom Home with Patio
- 6 Guests
- Backyard Patio
- Near West Edmonton Mall
Last but not least, we’re heading out of the centre. West Edmonton has a super cool mall that is high on many tourist itineraries – so it makes sense to find a place near there too. You can walk there from this awesome two bedroom home, and kick back here in a welcoming space in the evening! Take advantage of Netflix indoors and a backyard patio outside!
What to Pack for your Edmonton Airbnb
Pack these things for a nicer stay in your Airbnb.
1. Active Roots Microfiber Towel: If you don’t want to trust your Airbnb to provide clean towels, it’s always smart to bring your own. Problem is, most towels take up a lot of space in your suitcase. The Active Roots Microfiber Towel is made of super-light material, which hardly takes up any space. Plus, it’s incredibly comfortable and quick-drying. Great for a day around the pool or at the beach. The material is antibacterial, so it won’t smell funny, even on long holidays.
2. Packing Cubes: Packing Cubes make putting everything into your suitcase a breeze. They keep your essentials organized – no more rolling t-shirts or wrinkling as you excitedly pack for your next holiday. Packing cubes are also great for longer stays, especially when you want to unpack completely. You put the cubes in your Airbnb closet to get that moved-in feeling without really unpacking everything.
3. Active Roots Toiletry Bag: To prevent the loss of your toothpaste in the depths of your bag, you should get a hold of the Active Roots Toiletry Bag. With large compartments, see-through and enclosed sections, you can have all of your stuff in the right spot, easy to find and accessible at all times.
4. Travel Journal: Write down your plans, thoughts and experiences. It’s a great way to calm down in the morning or evening, gives you a routine and an option to reflect on yourself and the day. It’s also a great way to remember all the adventures on your holidays afterwards.
5. Reusable Shopping Bag: It’s super easy to bring a reusable shopping bag with you on your next holiday, and a fantastic habit to get into! A lot of shops around the world are cutting down on plastic waste – Bali, for one, has banned the sale of plastic bags completely. Reusable shopping bags come in handy to carry groceries from A to B, but they’re also great for laundry or beach days – the options are endless.
6. Travel Blow Dryer: Most accommodations only offer the basics when it comes to bathroom necessities, and a blow dryer is usually not on the list. Bringing your own on your travels can not only save you a lot of time, but in some cases, it can even save your hair. This Mini Blow Dryers is foldable, compact and travel-friendly, meaning that it’ll fit in every bag without taking up too much space. It comes with different heat settings, so you’ll be able to find the perfect one for you.
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Final Thoughts on Edmonton Airbnbs
So, that’s it for the best Airbnbs in Edmonton. We think you’ll agree that there are a wide variety of options for you to choose from on our extensive list before you start properly planning your holiday. We really have taken all budgets and travel styles into accommodation!
The city is pretty cool as you can stay in a friendly homestay with a warm and welcoming family, a small house in the middle of the best nightlife, or a private room where you can get loads of work done before enjoying the city’s attractions. Rentals in Edmonton really do cater to everyone!
And if you’re still having trouble deciding on your Airbnb in Edmonton, don’t worry. We know we’ve given you a lot of choice but just go for our best value option – Beautiful Modern Minimalist Loft. It scores highly on location, style, and price!
All that’s left for us now is to wish you an awesome vacation in Edmonton. Have a great time!
And don’t forget to sort your travel insurance before heading to Edmonton! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads, our favorite travel insurance provider.
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