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The best Airbnb Philadelphia rentals you should check out

Rent one of these Airbnb Philadelphia pads to experience the City of Brotherly Love like a true local

Ella Doyle
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Allie Volpe
Ella Doyle

Philly isn't just a place for insanely good cheesesteaks and rich history. Well, those are some of the good parts. But what could better than completing your stay with a perfect Airbnb? Well, we've weeded through all the options to present you the coolest rentals in town—paying particular attention to the spots that offer a unique, local experience that you’d never get in a Center City hotel. Choosing an Airbnb Philadelphia pad puts you in the heart of our neighborhoods, but still close enough to access all the best Philadelphia attractions. Plus, in many cases, you’ll spend a lot less than you would at a regular hotel, which means you’ll have more cash to spend on dinner at one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia or the best bars in Philadelphia.

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20 Airbnb Philadelphia homes you can rent

Studio flat in a wine cellar
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1. Studio flat in a wine cellar

Tucked away on an incredibly Instagrammable cobbled street, you’ll find this magical place, which feels a bit like a home that belongs to a witch, or a character in a story book. Tall arches frame cozy double beds (and there’s Netflix on the TV, don’t worry), and its finished with homely gothic interiors. When you leave, there’s a ton of great coffee shops just outside. Don’t miss this one, folks. 

City view apartment in Fairmont
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2. City view apartment in Fairmont

Looking out over the picturesque neighborhood of Fairmont, this exposed-brick apartment is found at the top of the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel - and you can nab some seriously good views of the Philly skyline. And though you might never want to leave, make sure you check out the surrounding area for some fantastic museums and galleries. It’s also great for families, as there’s a ton of green space just around the corner. 

Historic firehouse apartment in the Old City
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3. Historic firehouse apartment in the Old City

Just a stone’s throw from the historic Lokal Hotel, this old firehouse is in a lovely area, extremely close to a ton of historic and cultural spots. But the interiors are really something to shout about, with a private rustic garden and cute cubby holes inside. The walls are all exposed brick, and the garden is hung with string lights and complete with none other than a wicker egg chair. What could be better?

Huge home in Midtown Village
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4. Huge home in Midtown Village

Got a gang of eight? This is the place to get cozy. Right in the center of Midtown Village, soak up the sights and sounds of the city center while keeping warm in one of the three bedrooms. But what makes this house special is its large tile mural, made by famous Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar. The best part? There’s a hot tub, so you can have your morning coffee out on the patio and then have a soak. 

Historic home in Queen Village
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5. Historic home in Queen Village

Get the ultimate historic Philadelphia experience in Queen Village, just south of Old City. With hardwood floors and exposed brick throughout and decorative fireplaces give the place a super-charming old-world feel. The kitchen’s been updated, but still has a brick floor. The three bedrooms feature one bed each and plenty of closet space. Walk east to the waterfront or west to the Italian Market.

Cozy and colorful studio in Fitler Square
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6. Cozy and colorful studio in Fitler Square

Right on the border of Devil’s Pocket and Fitler Square, this bright-hued studio offers all the necessities (think: queen bed, private bathroom, WI-FI) and some unexpected perks such as a 49-inch flat-screen TV with Netflix. Street parking is limited to two hours, so strap on your walking shoes and venture over the South Street Bridge into University City, or up to Rittenhouse Square.

Rockstar mansion in the Old City
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7. Rockstar mansion in the Old City

This place is really something, not only because its in Philly’s most popular tourist area, but because its decked out with some seriously quirky additions. Winding staircases lead to a terrace made into a tiki bar; chairs around the table feature outstretched hands; huge multicolored chandeliers fall from the ceilings. This sleeps eight, so if you’re off on a group trip, this is the place. 

Huge loft in Fishtown
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8. Huge loft in Fishtown

If you’re here to party (just a little), we’ve got the place for you. This huge industrial loft has enough beds for 15 people, and it’s slap bang in the middle of a seriously trendy neighborhood. Placed in the middle of Fishtown and Kensington, this flat has it all going on, with cool bars and restaurants right around the corner. Plus it features ping pong, a projector, a stage and darts. Oh, and in case you were wondering, bachelorette parties are permitted. 

Minimalistic loft in Olde Kensington
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9. Minimalistic loft in Olde Kensington

Modern industrial decor and an open floor plan provide an uber-cool vibe to this converted textile factory loft in the Fishtown/Kensington area. Minimalistic furniture and design give it a clean feel, and the large windows bring in lots of light and great views. Each of the two bedrooms have a queen-size bed.

Stylish digs with a barbecue grill in Francisville
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10. Stylish digs with a barbecue grill in Francisville

Not far from Temple University, this multi-level apartment is outfitted with super-stylish decor (like a cow-print rug and barn door-inspired headboard). The main floor features the master suite with a king-sized bed and kitchen. The lower level’s got a queen bed, a single bed and two full sofa beds. Walk just a few blocks south and you’ll hit Fairmount Avenue and the nearby Eastern State Penitentiary.

Space for a crew in Passyunk Square
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11. Space for a crew in Passyunk Square

Grab a hoagie at Cosmi’s Deli, which is right around the corner from this three-bedroom, two-full-bath South Philly house. The three bedrooms feature full-sized beds and there’s an extra full-sized air mattress on site. The main sitting room is open and bright while the back lounging area is cozy and intimate. Eat your way down East Passyunk and end your night drinking yourself into a stupor at the P.O.P.E. Hey, you’re close enought to walk home.

Rustic loft near Northern Liberties
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12. Rustic loft near Northern Liberties

Stay at this oh-so-chic apartment near the Northern Liberties and you’ll be in a prime location for all the fun to be had. Here, you’re just a mile walk from downtown, and a little further from Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall. It’s the perfect place to soak up all the history and culture Philly has to offer, with a load of great restaurants around too. This sleeps four, so is great for families. 

Converted church for six
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13. Converted church for six

If you’re looking for a totally unique stay, check out this converted church on the boundary between Manayunk and Roxborough. The outside is strikingly beautiful, but the inside is even better, with many of its original characteristics kept in tact (including high arches and stained glass windows). There’s also a private garden, surrounded by high turrets, which is decked out with a table and chairs for al fresco dining, and a separate terrace. 

Homely pad in Society Hill
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14. Homely pad in Society Hill

This cute little home in Society Hill will make all your Philly main character dreams come true. Nestled between lines of trees, quiet parks and historical homes, you’re just 10 minutes from the glorious sights Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall, but the area feels quiet and separate. The interiors are cozy but trendy, with funky art stuck up on the walls, and even a tiny popcorn machine. 

Authentic South Philly pad
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15. Authentic South Philly pad

Get a dose of life as a local in this Wharton-area home (just south of the bustling East Passyunk restaurant district). Enjoy quiet nights in this cozy two-bedroom, which has a queen-sized bed in one room, a king-sized, pull-out sofa in the other and the couch in the main living area pulls out into a queen bed. This one’s got a real homey feel, perfect for a place to crash after a game at the nearby stadiums or filling your belly with gooey Philly cheesesteak from Pat’s or Geno’s.

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