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The 8 best Airbnbs in Vancouver

Embrace the breathtaking views of a mountain-smothered skyline by staying at one of these ridiculously cool Airbnbs in Vancouver

Alex Floyd-Douglass
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Camila Karalyte
Alex Floyd-Douglass

Home to maple syrup, ice hockey, and many moose, Canada is one heck of a place – not forgetting the insane landscapes and friendly locals. If you’re after a city full of culture, diversity, and a thriving creative scene, Vancouver is a must-visit. See the likes of Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, or Gastown (the epitome of on-trend and indie) and immerse yourself deep into the soul of the urban yet historic city. For a break that is one-of-a-kind and unique from day to night, stay in one of these epic Airbnbs in Vancouver.

Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Vancouver's best Airbnbs

The houseboat in North Vancouver
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1. The houseboat in North Vancouver

If you can’t decide whether to stay in the city or close to the water, this houseboat in North Vancouver is a great choice for the indecisive. Based near the city but situated on the water, you’ll have the best of both worlds – as well as being surrounded by glorious mountains. The property is suitable for five guests and has easy access to the city – alternatively, take a walk to the surrounding areas where you’ll find an art gallery and the Q market. There’s even a sea bus that takes you downtown so you can explore the city at your own pace. Take your morning coffee on the balcony and admire the ocean view. Bliss.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps five guests.
Mood? Float away with me...
Budget range? A great price for what's on offer.

The industrial loft in Gastown
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2. The industrial loft in Gastown

This ultra-cool and trendy industrial loft is situated in the super hip area of Gastown. Nestled right in between popular bars, restaurants, and boutiques, this Vancouver Airbnb is ideal for anyone who wants something a little livelier for their visit. The property sleeps two guests and features original brick walls, 14-foot-high ceilings, and iron beams – bringing an industrial vibe. The property comes fully furnished with everything you could need for your stay, including a luxurious king-sized bed, a smart TV, and in-suite laundry – making this place ideal for longer stays.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Open-brick walls and low light vibes.
Budget range? A well-priced treat.

The heritage loft in Olympic Village
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3. The heritage loft in Olympic Village

Built in 1908, this heritage loft is full of history and situated in a prime location to all of Vancouver’s finest sights – like the craft breweries and Olympic Village. With a full view of the city, the loft feels like it’s sat up in the tree tops and offers mountain views – while providing you with all the privacy you need. This Vancouver Airbnb is roomy enough for two people and has its own kitchenette, outdoor deck, and tub/shower in the bathroom, plus there’s plenty of stuff to do and places to explore right on the doorstep of the property. Avant-garde restaurants and antique shops are just two blocks away on Main & Broadway, and breweries are scattered around – otherwise known as the 'Brewery District'. There's also a TV and Wi-Fi to help you wind down after a busy day of exploring.

Rooms? Three. Sleeps five guests.
Mood? A trip down heritage lane. 
Budget range? Super affordable but with a 6-night minimum. 

The beach sanctuary in Kitsilano
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4. The beach sanctuary in Kitsilano

A serene and private duplex, this beachfront sanctuary sits in a quiet neighbourhood and has been curated to provide a snug and personal ambiance. This Airbnb comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms (a queen-sized bed and a double) where you'll wake up to an abundance of light filtering through the skylights. The property features a balcony with ocean views and a sit/stand desk with a monitor – in case you need to deal with some emails while you’re away. A wood fireplace takes centre stage in the dining room and the kitchen is fully equipped for you to cook your own meals – if you don’t fancy heading to one of the many local restaurants nearby.

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Boho haven. 
Budget range? Spenny but divine.

The eclectic loft in Yaletown
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5. The eclectic loft in Yaletown

Located in downtown Vancouver, this open-plan loft has a funky interior with all the touches you’ll need for a relaxing stay. This modern Airbnb has a fully-equipped kitchen, a cozy lounge with a smart TV, and a private balcony with a heater and seating offering gorgeous views of the city. It’s set within walking distance of popular neighbourhoods with high-end boutiques, restaurants, and bars. The Seawall – the 'world's longest uninterrupted waterfront path' – is only a five-minute drive away, ideal for long walks at sunset.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Open-plan living.
Budget range? On the pricier side, but great.

The central apartment in Vancouver
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6. The central apartment in Vancouver

Oozing with coolness, this super hip central apartment is in a great position to all the best areas of Vancouver – easy walking distance away from Olympic Village, the Seawall, and several trendy craft breweries. This one-bedroom apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the city and coastal mountains, as well as a lining of trees around the property offering treehouse vibes. This gorgeous Vancouver Airbnb also has the usual home necessities like a washer/dryer, shower/bath, and a kitchen stocked with all the essentials. Kick back in front of the fireplace while the glow of the sunset seeps through and enjoy the free Wi-Fi and TV for a chilled-out evening.

Rooms? One. Sleeps three guests.
Mood? Industrial chic.
Budget range? Well worth it.

The lakeside cottage in East Vancouver
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7. The lakeside cottage in East Vancouver

If you’re after a more tranquil stay, this lakeside cottage is peaceful and nestled beside Trout Lake, East Vancouver. Public transport can be reached easily from this location and the idyllic park setting will promise a quiet stay. It sleeps two to four guests comfortably, and there’s a gourmet kitchen for you to play Masterchef. With the high-speed Wi-Fi and 33" flat-screen TV, you’ll be able to unwind with ease. Outside of the property, take a leisurely stroll around Trout Lake. And if you’re here on the weekend, explore Vancouver’s Farmers Market on Saturday morning – just steps away from this awesome Airbnb. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Lakeside bliss.
Budget range? Affordable, but with a seven-night stay minimum.

The garden suite in Central Lonsdale
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8. The garden suite in Central Lonsdale

Situated in North Vancouver, this cozy garden suite offers a peaceful and private stay close to many amenities and has excellent public transport connections. There are three bedrooms – ideal for up to four guests – and a hot tub, hammock, gas fire pit, and BBQ to help bring you outdoors into the jungle-like garden. If you want to hide away indoors, the living room is kitted out with a projector (and Netflix), and a bunch of games, offering a night of family-friendly fun with the kids. The kitchen has everything you should need and there’s a bathroom with a shower – although we don’t recommend washing in the hot tub. 

Rooms? Three. Sleeps three guests.
Mood? Tropical energy.
Budget range? Very affordable.


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