Airbnb is a company that originated in San Francisco, California in 2008 and completely changed the way we rent accommodation by directly connecting tourists and travelers with homeowners from all over the world.
One spectacular thing about Airbnb is that in contrast with other rental services people have obtained access to unique home rentals such as treehouses, igloos, bungalows, castles, domes, caves, floating homes, tiny houses, windmills, lighthouses, trains, huts, dugouts and all kinds of peculiar housings which give more than just accommodation. They give experience.
Because Airbnb gave people what they really wanted, its popularity soared and now the company operates in 191 counties, in 81,000 cities, has over 5 million lodging listings, facilitated over 300 million check-ins and generated $2.6 billion of income in 2017.
Airbnb offers rentals for all types of adventurers and for all types of budgets. And while there are many articles around the web which describe luxurious Airbnb rentals which only rich people can afford, in this article we are choosing an alternative angle and looking at 25 unforgettable Airbnb around the world which cost less than $100. You'll be surprised to know that you can rent a villa for as little as $22 a day, or enjoy the modern city panorama from the infinity pool for only $40 a day.
From romantic cabanas to haunted houses, from remote cottages to stone villas, and from offbeat igloos to crystal domes - we will uncover the most incredible, yet affordable Airbnb from all around the world so that you don't have to pay a fortune to live in luxury.
25 $22, Luxury Villa Virginia, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
I doubt that you have ever seen a villa cheaper than this one. You should pay $22 if you want to rent in now, or $40 if you decide to celebrate the New Year there. But take into consideration that it is suitable for 6 guests. Let's make some calculations. Say, you decide to go there with your family for a week for the New Year. It will cost you $280 (without Airbnb commission), or $6.6 a day per person.
But you should book it far in advance because now, the closest period you can book is May 2019. With a price like this, I can easily understand the hype.
24 $30, Suíte da Pedra, Ilhabela, Brazil
The next impressive Airbnb in the list is located in Ilhabela, Brazil. It's not the whole house, but a private room. Nevertheless, it's still worth our attention because its owner is a super host and it's a one-of-a-kind place. In addition to the outstanding view that you get by sitting outside, you will also get a unique interior, because you'll sleep on a queen bed which stands on a natural stone.
This Airbnb is located in walking distance to three beautiful beaches and you can expect all the assistance you need from a friendly host.
23 $35, Myrtos Cottages, Kefalonia, Greece
If you have always dreamed about visiting the blue-turquoise beach of Myrtos in Kefalonia, Greece, then I doubt that you can find a better and more reasonably priced place than Myrtos Cottages.
Myrtos Cottages is a building with 8 apartments. Each apartment has a balcony that offers breathtaking views to remember for a lifetime. It's located in the middle of the island, which makes it a perfect spot to discover all of its beauties.
Another cool thing about it is that you can access organic vegetables in the nearby garden for free!
22 $40, Family Suite With Sky Lounge Swimming Pool, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Do you want to see the Kuala Lumpur city panorama and swim in the pool at the same time? These family suites were built to make it happen!
By swimming in this infinity pool you can take a look at the famous Twin Tower, an architectural wonder which is strongly associated with the city. In addition to the swimming pool, you will also get the opportunity to walk in the beautiful green landscape area on the 5th floor and lobby area and go to the relaxing lounge zone.
I doubt that there's a better place to stay in Kuala Lumpur.
21 $48, Romantic Cabana With View, Armenia, Colombo
This private bamboo cabana is located in the Andean mountains of Colombia. It's an excellent place to commune with nature, listen to the songs of the birds, relax and restore the inner balance. Cabana is situated on a small organic farm where flowers, aloe vera, trees, and tropical fruits are grown.
Being there you can take a road through the bamboo forest to reach a small waterfall and a mountain stream. Since the cabana is located in a coffee region you can take a lot of coffee region tours. Heaven on Earth.
20 $45, The Manor Guest Bedroom, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
There should be at least one haunted mansion on the list. Manor Guest Bedroom in Minnesota, United States is both cozy and creepy at the same time. But that's what makes it attractive for so many people from all over the world. Actually, it looks creepy only at night. During the day it creates an impression of a sophisticated and elegant dwelling. Although you won't get the whole house, a separate room, you can expect a warm welcome from the hosts whose hospitality was appreciated by numerous guests.
19 $58, Luxurious Stone Villa, Crete
I don't know how a stone villa can cost so little, but that's the case with this masterpiece located on Crete island. Firstly, it served as a home for the family who built it, later it was used as a place to store agricultural products and in 2007 it became available for rent on Airbnb. It's an excellent place for couples with two children and it has everything that is necessary for an unforgettable vacation.
The stone villa is located close to the Kissamos bay, famous Falasarna beach and the lagoon of Balos.
18 $64, Cliffside Waterfront Retreat, Sta. Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
I consider the places where water and mountains meet as one of the most powerful and beautiful spots on Earth. And you can get this mix if you decide to choose this outstanding Airbnb in Guatemala. This house has a panoramic view, so you can sit in a dining room and look at 3 volcanoes and a lake. The area where this cliffside retreat is situated is full of spots where you can relax and simply enjoy life.
A perfect place for groups of friends, families, and couples.
17 $65, Thatched Cottage, Borée, France
Enjoy the lush greenery and silent whispers of Mother Nature, with no neighbors to bother you. This romantic retreat in Borée, France has a lot to offer you.
You can admire the majestic look of the Alps across the Rhône valley, pay a visit to Saint-Front, Issarlès and Saint-Martial lakes and go to Mont Mézenc which is the highest peak in Haute-Loire and Ardèche.
You can also practice horse riding, climbing, skiing, hiking, cycling, paragliding and, archery depending on the time of the year and your desires.
16 $65, Treehouse Canopy Room, Florida, USA
This list wouldn't be complete without a treehouse. Located in Florida, United States, this spectacular construction is bound to attract those who still dream about living in a tree hideout which no one can reach. A private canopy room that you can get will make your dreams come true.
One spectacular thing about this treehouse is that it's located only 15 minutes from the airport and can be called a true urban oasis. It has a permaculture farm and you can request honey, eggs, and veggies from the hosts. Lovely, isn't it?
15 $68, Rustic Tiny Home, Portland, United States
This little and very cozy rustic house is waiting for you in Portland, United States. It's has a superb location because it will take you only 10-20 minutes to get to the beautiful nearby park, various dining, yoga and coffee spots, and shopping district. Although all the places and outlets that you will require for the comfortable life are located not far away from this tiny house, its location still allows to call it a relaxing retreat.
Being away from home won't be a painful experience if you're living in a comfortable house like this.
14 $70, Cave With Garden, Sacromonte, Spain
I have already mentioned a luxurious stone villa in Crete and now I want to draw your attention to another spectacular cave home is Sacromonte, Spain. It can fit up to five guests (having two double rooms and one single) and it has a lush garden with a terrace facing the Alhambra. It's a cozy place for winter and a fresh place for summer. For those who don't like cold at all, there are several heaters which guests can use.
Being only 20 minutes away from the city center and 15 minutes away from Albaicin neighborhood, where one can find shops are restaurants, this cave dwelling is a perfect hideout for those who seek peace but don't want to go too far from civilization.
13 $75, Terrace Overlooking the River, Bosa, Italy
Bosa is a beautiful commune and town in Oristano province located on Sardinia island (Italy). The two banks of the commune are separated by the Temo River and the town has been maintaining a population of about 8,000 people for quite a while.
Its colorful houses remind of the other Italian city called Murano and its beautiful locations is a great reason to visit this small town. If you decide to do so, make sure to rent this house overlooking the river. In addition to the stellar terrace that you see on the photo, this house has a lot of tiny artistic details which only enhance the desire to stay there.
12 $76, Igloo by the Sea, Trinity Beach, Queensland, Australia
We've already looked at marvelous villas, romantic cabanas, modern family suits with infinity pools overlooking the city, stone villas, remote cottages, haunted manors, tiny houses, and treehouses. It's time to include an igloo by the sea on the list.
This stylish house is bound to make your stay in Australia a unique and unforgettable experience. It's located near the tranquil seaside community of Trinity Beach. If beautiful beaches located in walking distance aren't enough, they have added a pool at your front door. How can we refuse it?
11 $77, Lava Flow House, Pahoa, Hawaii, USA
People rarely go on vacation to see the flowing lava, but when they do, they rent this house in Pahoa (Hawaii), USA. However, flowing lava is not the only thing that you can see here, because this location is simply mind-boggling. You will see the ocean from your bed, wake up at the feet of Pele, gaze at the sunrise, spend unforgettable moments on the beaches with dark sand and completely go off the grid. Go to the original Airbnb page to see the awe-inspiring beauty of this place.
Should be in your bucket list for sure.
10 $78, Jungle View, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Not including Bali rentals on the list would be a great omission. I have included 2, and the first one is this stellar jungle view villa in Ubud. This villa was already included in many lists and looking at its beauty and elegance you can easily understand why.
Some people say that Ubud is too touristic and should be avoided. Well, I think this hideout will hide you from everyone. Imagine waking up at 6 AM to dive into your own private pool in the middle of the jungle to listen to the beautiful morning songs of the birds. Life in the material world doesn't get any better than this.
9 $79, Modernist House with Private Beach, Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil
This stellar modernist house with access to the garden and private beaches can fit up to 8 people and has a panoramic sea view. It's fully enclosed, located in a beautiful natural park and supervised by a gardener and caretaker. You can swim, walk, relax, enjoy the garden, use the wooden boat, go surfing or windsurfing or just look at the waves.
It is remarkable, that this rental is located on a one day drive from the highest and most beautiful waterfall in Latin America - Iguacu Falls. If you consider renting this house, note that $79 is a price per person and not for the whole house.
8 $79, Amethyst Crystal Dome, Ubud, Indonesia
The second Bali rental on this list is an otherworldly amethyst crystal dome. Just like the jungle view villa, that I have mentioned previously, this architectural wonder is also located in Ubud. There's almost no difference in price between the two, however, they will give you a completely different experience because this dome is out of this world.
It's interior, exterior, lighting, nearby territories...everything is filled with the love of its creator. This impressive dome will be an excellent option for eco-tourists, nature lovers and spiritually advanced people.
7 $81, Trullo Edera, Cisternino, Italy
Peace, tranquility, and heaven. These are the words that come to my mind when I look at this splendid house located near the little town of Cisternino, Italy. Being a perfect place for nature lovers, it has an outstanding view and offers plenty of options to spend your time. You can go to nearby beaches, walk across the country streets, read the book in the shade of an olive tree or simply sit in the beautiful yard of this home.
There are also a lot of interesting sights nearby that you can visit: the zoo-safari of Fasano, caves of Castellana, the excavations of Egnazia, Castel del Monte with Frederick's castle and the baroque cities of Martina Franca and Lecce are just some of them.
6 $85, Charming Cottage with Tropical Garden, Biscayne Park, Florida, USA
Tropical garden, private pool, total privacy, super hosts and only 15 minutes to get to the beach. These are the things that you can expect by renting this charming cottage in Florida, USA.
Hosts advise having a car because the public transport is slow and may spoil your vacation a little bit. There's a parking space for guests and a private space on the backyard with chairs, table, and umbrella.
Go ahead and rent this house if you want to see the owners who speak English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.