The 17 Best Philadelphia Airbnb Rentals to Book Today

The 17 Best Philadelphia Airbnb Rentals to Book Today

Philadelphia is our hometown, so excuse the bias, but it’s the best city in America. If you visit Philadelphia you will find out why it’s the most historical city in the country with the best food, coolest bars, and most impressive art. It’s also a city of neighborhoods with a unique and distinct character. This makes booking a Philadelphia Airbnb in the thick of a local neighborhood the ideal way to see the City of Brotherly Love (and Sisterly Affection).

We have experienced booking properties on Airbnb in Philadelphia for years. Before 2017, when we moved to Denmark, we helped friends and family find places to stay when they would visit us. We book Philadelphia Airbnb properties for ourselves twice a year when we visit our old friends in the city. Our home in Philadelphia is actually rented long term on Airbnb, which is why we have to find our own short term rental when we visit.  

This is why we decided to create a guide to the best Airbnb Philadelphia homes. We know it can be difficult to find an ideal place to stay if you don’t know the city. It’s also a pain to scroll through listing after listing and reset filters until you find what you need.

Our guide shows you side by side comparisons of 17 of the best homes in the city. We picked properties in a cross-section of Philly across a range of sizes and budgets. 

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Here is our list of the 17 best Airbnbs in Philadelphia. These properties include townhouses, apartments, and duplex homes. You will find 3 bedroom properties that are perfect for a single-family and massive rentals for a group trip or family reunion.

All of these listings were available for instant booking (at the time of publishing this post). We also made efforts to include properties from super hosts with multiple recent reviews.

We really love all of these homes and think you will too. Many are in hot spots of the city where it’s tough to find a hotel. We even managed to find homes with truly rare features like roof deck hot tubs (listings 8 and 11), parking spaces included (listings 7 and 12) and even a converted church (listing 16)! 

If you’re actively planning your trip and just want a quick top 5 list, here’s a rundown of the best Philadelphia Airbnb properties. Each one links to a booking page for more information and is reviewed in more detail if you keep scrolling:

  1. Best Group Trip Airbnb in Philadelphia: Luxury Townhome with Private Roof Deck
  2. Best Philadelphia Airbnb for Overall Value: Central and Spacious with Garden and City View
  3. Best Airbnb in Philadelphia for a Family Reunion: Spectacular Townhouse with Rooftop Deck
  4. Perfect Philadelphia Airbnb for One or Two Couples: Luxe 2 BR + 2 BA En Suite
  5. Best Luxury Airbnb in Philadelphia: Stunning Elegance in Rittenhouse

1. Luxury Townhome with Private Roof Deck

BEST GROUP TRIP HOUSE AIRBNB IN PHILADELPHIA

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4.91 (35 Reviews)
4.91/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This space was so adoring and beautiful, I promise the pictures definitely don’t do enough justice. So many surprise touches and finishes. If this doesn’t make you want to move to Philly I don’t know what will. I will surely be back for a longer stay next time.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This house is ideal for a group of friends – it has five beds and is located in one of the cutest neighborhoods, Hawthorne. This puts you in the middle of everything – restaurants, public transit, bars. It’s also got a fabulous roof deck for predrinks and you’ll have the perfect group trip in this property.

2. Central and Spacious with Garden and City View

BEST VALUED AIRBNB IN PHILADELPHIA

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4.97 (192 Reviews)
4.97/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Toni and Rich have a great place – very clean, prime location in the city, plenty of space, and all the amenities you’d need. They were very communicative and accommodating. I’d happily book again if I were staying in the area.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This home is in Hawthorne again, so the neighborhood has everything – you’ll love it. The property itself – you will love it too! It’s on three floors with a large common area for living space to spread out. The outdoor space is incredible with two large, shared decks that overlook the cool murals of Philadelphia Magic Gardens. The private balcony off the top-floor suite has incredible views of the center city skyline.

3. Spectacular Townhouse With Rooftop Deck

BEST PHILADELPHIA AIRBNB FOR A FRIEND OR FAMILY REUNION

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4.85 (141 Reviews)
4.85/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This place was just as pictured. I couldn’t believe everything we got for the price. This is a huge place and can easily accommodate a larger group. The host is very respectful, attentive, and responsive. I will definitely book again. The only downside is the parking issue, but all else is so great it really doesn’t matter.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

Just looking at the pictures and you can tell this home is gorgeous – it’s even an Airbnb Plus. There are many little touches that make this property luxurious while still being a large property that sleeps 14 people (that’s really hard to find in center city Philadelphia). It’s in a good area of the city that’s close to everything! Parking can be tricky, but you won’t need to drive anywhere.

4. Luxe 2 BR + 2 BA En Suite

BEST AIRBNB PHILADELPHIA FOR A COUPLE OR TWO COUPLES

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4.83 (371 Reviews)
4.83/5

RECENT REVIEW: “The place was amazing; it completely exceeded my expectations. I’d book again in a heartbeat! I recommend it to anyone traveling to Philly; walking distance from the most delicious restaurants and bars. It’s a total catch!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

Rittenhouse is Philadelphia’s premier neighborhood and this apartment is right in the mix of it! Some of the best restaurants in the city are at your doorstep and there are plenty of things to do in the area. The interior is well decorated and it’s perfect for a couple, a single-family or even two couples on a getaway.

5. Stunning Elegance in Rittenhouse

BEST LUXURY AIRBNB IN PHILADELPHIA

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4.83 (115 Reviews)
4.83/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This is a spacious home that is beautiful and very functional. We found it to be a place that allowed us to experience classic architecture of the past while enjoying modern conveniences. The owner provided real flowers on the dining table! The beds are very comfortable and there is more than enough furniture and storage for clothes. The kitchen is well appointed and just a delight with its retro lights. The home was very clean too! We were able to easily walk to very nice restaurants and shops so the location is great. In all we would definitely return and highly recommend it!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

Again, the Rittenhouse neighborhood is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods on the east coast and you get to live there from this gorgeous Philadelphia Airbnb. The property oozes with luxury and comfortably fits 10 guests throughout 5 rooms. There are so many elegant touches that you’ll feel like royalty.

6. Modern, Chefs Kitchen, Roofdeck & Spa Bathrooms

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4.87 (39 Reviews)
4.87/5

RECENT REVIEW: “We brought in the New Year here. Couldn’t have picked a better place. The house was very spacious and the pictures don’t do it justice. Beautiful space for 10-12 people. Sean also responded very quickly (usually within minutes). Highly recommend!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

You’ll love staying in Grad hospital which is walkable or a $5 uber ride to everything in the city. The gorgeous views from the roof deck are just as incredible as the soaking tub in the bathroom. The upgrades in this home make it truly one-of-a-kind and it still fits a large group comfortably.

7. Center City Deluxe New 2 Bedroom + 2 Parking Spots

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4.96 (308 Reviews)
4.96/5

RECENT REVIEW: “If you want to explore South Street, look no further! Robert’s place is spacious and clean and he really cares about his guests. We had a nice time exploring the restaurant scene and enjoying coffee on the balcony. The parking spot was a huge bonus also, since parking in Philadelphia can be expensive and tricky. We hope to come back!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

Located on South Street, this property is in the mix of everything you want in center city. It’s also got room to fit a large group with futons and an air mattress for overflow guests. Best of all, this Philadelphia Airbnb has two parking spots (that’s almost unheard of). Even if you never move your car it’s nice to have free parking, especially when you can walk from this home to everywhere in Midtown, Hawthorne, Bella Vista, and Old City. 

8. EXQUISITE Townhome w/ Hot Tub, Movie Theater, Parking and more!

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4.53 (19 Reviews)
4.5/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Scott was amazing and so was his home. The house is beautiful and very spacious. Scott was very responsive with any request or question. Will definitely book again. It is A LOT of steps, be prepared for the walking up and down the steps.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This home looks like it was ripped from a magazine – true luxury and design upgrades all over. The spacious common area has tons of space and natural light with three large bedrooms. The roof deck with a hot tub is something truly special in the city that you can’t find anywhere else (trust me, we looked). There’s also an in-house movie theatre – SERIOUSLY! If this home is available, grab your travel crew and make a booking here!

9. Four Bedroom Rittenhouse Townhome With Outdoor Space

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4.80 (15 Reviews)
4.8/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This apartment was even better than the photos! It was very clean and spacious, perfect for a get together with friends. We appreciated how easy it was to check-in/out. The location was great and we were able to walk to nice restaurants. The area felt very safe.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

Once again, staying in Rittenhouse is a huge draw. It’s the most prestigious and safe area of Philly. It’s also rare to find a townhouse rental in the area, so scoop this one up if you find it available for your trip. It’s got plenty of space for a small group or family with three bedrooms in one of the most desired neighborhoods with a modern home – book it now!

10. IN THE HEART OF CENTER CITY! LARGE BI-LEVEL 3 BR 2 BA

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4.50 (16 Reviews)
4.5/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Brittani’s place was extremely clean and very tastefully decorated. Everything we needed was there. The beds and bedding were very comfortable. We were in walking distance to lots of great shopping and restaurants. We would definitely stay again!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

If you want an inexpensive group house in the middle of center city – this is it! The neighborhood is amazing, Mike used to live there, and it’s the best place to stay if you want to enjoy nightlife and tour during the day. You won’t have to walk anywhere, but keep in mind that parking is tough in this area.

11. OLD CITY GEM! GATED Parking + Roof Deck, Sleeps 9!

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4.78 (185 Reviews)
4.78/5

RECENT REVIEW: “The house was clean and the beds were so comfortable! The location could not have been more perfect for siteseeing and shopping.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

Finding a large home in Old City that can comfortably fit a big family or group is tough – so take our word and book this one. Bonus: it’s the second property on our list that has a roof deck with a hot tub in the middle of the city. That all and being near the history and nightlife of Old City makes this a perfect home to book.

12. Trinity Home in Center City with Free Parking!

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4.94 (36 Reviews)
4.9/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Maria and Jeff’s home is beautiful, and the perfect city escape. Their house is spotless, uncluttered, and every detail considered. We stayed here with our three teenage boys and there was more than enough room for all of us. I highly recommend this place 10/10!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

We love history and historic homes, so this home is incredible. A trinity home is unique to Philadelphia and they date back centuries – basically, it’s a 3-4 level home with one super long single room on each level and a narrow staircase in the center winding up each floor. The furniture is hoisted to each upper level through a hatch on every floor. They’re rather unique to Philly, so finding one you can rent on Airbnb is super rare. This one is modern with all the charm of a historic home and in the very middle of Center City Philadelphia. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw this property so you just have to see it for yourself.

13. One Bedroom Gem in Midtown/Gayborhood Nightlife Area

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4.71 (17 Reviews)
4.71/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Great location for a weekend of fun, very close to bars and restaurants so beware of the noise levels, if you don’t mind that, this is your place.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This place is perfectly located for a weekend getaway for a small group. of friends or even a couple. It has a queen, a double, and a sofa bed – so it has room for a group to sleep but it priced for a single traveler. Compared to the cost of a hotel room in this neighborhood – this rental is a STEAL! You’re right in the thick of the best street in Philly for restaurants and near all the Center City nightlife.

14. Two Bedroom Gem at Convention Center & Reading Terminal

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4.87 (70 Reviews)
4.8/5

RECENT REVIEW: “A great apartment in a great location. Easily walk to favorite places in the city, especially to Reading Terminal for breakfast. The place was very clean and had good amenities. The views of the city at night were awesome.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This is one of the most popular areas for tourists to stay, but they pay a lot more than this rate for a hotel room. The value here is unreal and so are the skyline views. Everything is modern and recently renovated and it’s perfect for a single-family, four friends or two couples.

15. One Bedroom Center City Apartment Near the Kimmel Center

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4.81 (70 Reviews)
4.8/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Had a great stay in a great neighborhood. Check was easy and the apartment was super cute. Right in the middle of everything we wanted. Easy access to all the best local sights. And a paid parking lot right near. Great value!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This apartment is cute and cozy – perfect for a couple’s getaway or a solo trip to Philly. The neighborhood can’t be beaten. Mike used to live a few blocks away and we love returning to the area when we’re in town. There’s also a great balcony off the kitchen, perfect for morning coffee or a nightcap.

16. The Deacon - A Place to Gather - 8 Bedroom Castle

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4.73 (15 Reviews)
4.7/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Amazing place to gather, celebrate, spend quality time with friends and family. Everett’s place is magnificent yet very modern and cozy! We had a large group of people all coming from NYC to celebrate my partner’s 30th birthday party. Most of our friends were coming at different times commuting by car, bus or train. Everett graciously let us do a super early check in to accommodate everyone. By the time our friends arrived, we had refreshments, drinks, and appetizers served. Myself and all our guests have agreed that by far, the Deacon was the best AirBnb we ever had (and we rented quite a few with this group). We cannot thank the hosts of this amazing place enough , and we hope and look forward to book it again! It’s worth the price, but even more the mood! Thank you again for your hospitality!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

Just look how incredible this property is! It’s a former church that’s been converted into an 8 bedroom castle with event space. You could hold an event with 150 people and host at least 16 people with you. For a family reunion, birthday party gathering, or even a wedding – this place is phenomenal.

17. Duplex in City Center Oozing With Character

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4.73 (15 Reviews)
4.7/5

RECENT REVIEW: “I LOVED this apartment!! I stayed here for two weeks and loved everything about it. Michael was a GREAT host and was incredibly responsive. The apartment looks EXACTLY like it did in the photos (something I find rare on Airbnb!). It was modern, shabby-chic and super warm. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher and a huge living room with a large couch. One of the bedrooms has a tv and a patio off the bedroom. The apartment is in a great part of Philly and is super close to the bustle of the city, but is on a super cute residential street so it’s a great mix of city & neighborhood. There are tons of restaurants and stores. The apartment does have some steep stairs, so you’ll get a good calf workout when going up and down the stairs 🙂 I can’t say enough good things about Michael and this place!! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Philly!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

The decor is great, there’s plenty of space and the neighborhood is wonderful. We also love the cool outdoor space and the trendy, fun vibe of this duplex.

Ready to Book an Airbnb in Philadelphia?

If you’re still reading at this point, I assume you’re ready to book a Philadelphia Airbnb. Keep in mind a few tips:

  1. We did our best to give you prices that were available at publishing – however many properties have dynamic pricing throughout the year and additional fees. Keep that in mind and check their final charges on Airbnb with your travel dates.
  2. The closer to Center City you book a property, the more difficult parking will be. If you don’t want the added expense of a parking garage or worse, tickets, consider arriving by train, bus or air.
  3. Uber and Lyft are available in Philadelphia, so using rideshare platforms makes it easy to stay anywhere in the city and get around town to the sites you want to see. 
  4. Check-in and check-out may be remote for these properties. If so, you will be emailed a keycode to enter the property. Be sure to confirm this with the owner in advance because you will likely never meet them.
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Share This List of Airbnb Philadelphia Rentals

Maybe you’re like me and need to send a few listings to your closest friend or sibling to get their buy in before making the final booking. To help you, I created a collection on Airbnb that makes it easier to share these awesome properties.

All of the properties are saved in the list below. Now you can share the link with your travel crew and make a choice together.

>> 17 Best Airbnbs in the Philadelphia <<<

Final Thoughts on an Airbnb in Philadelphia

Philadelphia one of the best cities on the east coast. It’s an ideal meeting point for friends from New York, the Lehigh Valley, Baltimore, Washington DC, and all points in between.

There are so many reasons to visit Philadelphia like sporting events, concerts museums, the food scene, nightlife – the list is endless. Girls trips, guys trips, romantic getaways, family reunions; there’s no event where Philadelphia isn’t the perfect backdrop.

We hope our list of Philadelphia Airbnb rentals helps you in your travel journey. Please let us know what you think of the city and if you book one of these incredible properties.

If you’re a new host or want us to feature your Philadelphia Airbnb property, contact us and we can add you to our growing list of must-visit properties in Philly.

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Derek Hartman

Derek Hartman is an American expat from Philadelphia, currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark. His blog, Robe Trotting focuses on travel, expatriation and lifestyle topics.

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