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8 Incredible Boston Airbnbs for Every Style and Budget

Nov. 04, 2017
6 min read
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Looking for a trip where you can eat amazing food, do some great shopping and immerse yourself in American history? Boston is the perfect place to visit this fall. We've rounded up Airbnbs around Boston, throughout the city's unique and eclectic neighborhoods. From Beacon Hill to Coolidge Corner, we've got you covered — plus, we offer some insights on the must-dos for every tourist who visits Bean Town.

1. A Cozy Apartment in Beacon Hill

If you want to stay in picturesque Beacon Hill and be surrounded by history, this is the place for you. It’s located near most of the popular tourist attractions like the Public Garden and the Boston Common, as well as the Esplanade and the Charles River — not to mention all the amazing restaurants and bars that surround this Airbnb. This cozy one-bedroom apartment is perfect for a couple looking for a Boston getaway and you’ll feel at home the second you step inside. Rates from $97 per night with a one-night minimum stay.

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2. A Taste of Modern in Bean Town

Located near Northeastern University, this comfy abode is centrally located and easily walkable to a lot of Boston’s best pitstops. The apartment has been updated recently and has the perfect breakfast nook for a family of four, a couple, or even a solo traveler. It’s within walking distance of Fenway Park and there’s so much shopping and eating on the way, you won’t have the chance to stop in at all the places you wish you could. Rates from $80 per night with one-night minimum stay.

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3. Stylish Studio Perfect for a Couple

Located in Coolidge Corner, the birthplace of JFK, this studio is surrounded by modern architecture mixed with history at every corner. It’s located near the train so it’s easily accessible to all of Boston’s best hoods. The apartment, as well as the building it’s in, have been updated recently — and is the perfect blend of historical and contemporary. This studio is great for a couple traveling together or a solo business traveler. Rates from $85 per night with a two-night minimum stay.

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4. Grand Studio in Downtown Boston

Shopaholics beware, this studio is in the middle of a major shopping district. If you want to be in the middle of all the action, this is your place. This downtown grand studio is great for a deluxe visit to the city: It’s spacious, beautifully decorated, with a modern and sleek kitchen — all the elements for an exceptional stay. Rates from $210 per night with a two-night minimum stay.

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5. Bright One-Bedroom in South End

Located in one of Boston’s most beautiful neighborhoods, this one-bedroom apartment in South End is so homey you might not want to stray too far from the neighborhood. The artsy condo is decorated with mid-century decor, has an open-concept kitchen and a gym and pool in the building. Not to mention, the condo has a personal outdoor deck. Rates from $166 per night with a two-night minimum stay.

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6. South End Duplex Loft 

This two-bedroom duplex, also in Boston’s eclectic South End, is near plenty of boutiques, chef-driven restaurants and the weekly SoWa Market — a perfect stop for leisure and business travelers. Nestled in between the South End and Back Bay Area, you'll enjoy the privacy and the convenience of being close to Boston’s restaurant row. So if you're looking to get a taste of the local restaurants and cuisines, this might be the perfect place. Rates from $297 per night with a two-night minimum stay required.

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7. Charming Leather District Apartment

Nestled in the cusp of the Leather District, bustling Chinatown and the Theater District’s entertainment hub, this two-bedroom apartment offers countless opportunities to fully immerse yourself in Boston city life. With two bedrooms, this listing accommodates five guests comfortably and features amenities like a spacious living space, a fully-equipped kitchen and a dedicated workspace. Rates from $380 per night with a three-night minimum stay required.

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8. Upscale three-floor Penthouse Loft

Marvel at skyline views of the city from this Downtown penthouse. This three-bedroom abode offers upscale living with a downtown lively experience. Inside, you'll find a fully equipped apartment that includes a gaming system, a chef's kitchen and a large roof deck with an impressive view of the city. As if that's not enough, the location is within walking distance of the best downtown attractions, restaurants and shops. This penthouse accommodates eight guests across three bedrooms. Rates from $500 per night; minimum-night stay varies.

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Maximize Your Purchase

There are plenty of ways to maximize your stay with points and miles. If you’ve never used Airbnb before, sign up through TPG to get $40 off your first booking — and the gravy train doesn’t stop there. Book through the Delta portal and earn 1 SkyMile for every dollar spent on your stay, and make sure to charge the purchase to a travel rewards card to rack up extra points. Using a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred will get you 2x points on all travel purchases while the Chase Sapphire Reserve will get you 3x points on an Airbnb stay. When you combine the two, you’re effectively double-dipping with your points earning.

Prices are accurate as of publication date but are subject to change. All photos courtesy of Airbnb; featured image by Nick Burwell / Getty Images.

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  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023