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13 Coolest Airbnbs in Albuquerque

Perhaps best known these days for its huge annual hot air balloon festival and the epic TV show, Breaking Bad, Albuquerque is an under-the-radar destination that’s becoming increasingly popular among travelers. This is a fun and affordable small city to attend a local festival, shop around Old Town, eat green chile on essentially anything, learn a lot about arts and culture. To truly immerse yourself in the ABQ experience, consider staying at a local Airbnb owned by a top-rated host. Here are some of the coolest Airbnbs to browse when you’re looking for Albuquerque accommodations.

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Beautiful Downtown Albuquerque Casita

Here’s a lovely casita near the city center so that you can bike to the local breweries and take a walk along the Rio Grande. Many other attractions, including the BioPark and aquarium, are within walking distance too. With this casita, you’ll get a full kitchen, smart TV, Wi-Fi, private garage parking, bathroom with shower, and small private patio. You’ll access the property with a keypad at the back of the house. It sleeps two guests comfortably and has a double-size bed and a couch for sleeping. The Airbnb host is responsive and can provide local suggestions of things to do in the area.

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Cheerful North Valley Cottage Hideaway

This cottage is private and peaceful in the heart of ABQ. It’s six miles from Balloon Fiesta Park if you’re coming for the annual hot air balloon festival and also close to Old Town, museums, and a charming antique mall. The Rio Grande River is also in the area, making this a tree-lined oasis where you can even walk to an open space to see migrating birds. The cottage is on a half-acre of property and has its own private patio. Inside, you’ll find a fridge, Keurig, complimentary beverages, and microwave. Guests also have free Wi-Fi and TV streaming services here. The bedroom has a king-size bed, and parking is available in the driveway.

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Private Home, Historic Old Town

If you have up to five guests, consider staying in this private home in the Old Town ABQ area. The house has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is within walking distance to restaurants and museums. You’re about five to 10 minutes from the interstates here. The neighborhood is historic and charming, free parking is available, and pets are welcome for an extra cleaning fee.

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Cozy Getaway in the Heart of Downtown Albuquerque

Casitas are popular throughout New Mexico, including this one that’s available for rent in downtown Albuquerque. It’s a guesthouse for two people that has new appliances, laundry machines, private parking, and a small private patio. When you stay here, you’ll be close to downtown, the zoo, and hiking and biking trails by the river. Prepare meals in the kitchen and stay comfortable with both A/C and heat in this small, yet comfortable space. For sleeping, there’s a queen-size bed inside. The outside area has a fire pit and hammock to enjoy, and private parking is right behind the casita.

Dreamy Airstream Digs in the Heart of Nob Hill Sunset at Dreamy Airstream Digs in the Heart of Nob Hill
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Dreamy Airstream Digs in the Heart of Nob Hill

For a unique stay in ABQ and to experience the Nob Hill area, consider this awesome Airstream for two to four people. It’s a 1987 era, 34-foot Airstream that’s been remodeled and is parked in the host’s driveway. It’s a private space for guests and very well-appointed and iconic. Adventurous types love staying here because of the quirky atmosphere. There’s a queen-size bed in the main sleeping area and a dining room table that converts into a bed for extra sleeping space. Stay here for a memorable trip and to be close to Nob Hill’s vibrant shopping and nightlife.

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Copper Horse Airbnb

Two guests staying in Albuquerque can book a private room in this comfy home with a spacious backyard and front porch. It has a central location and also good access to hiking and biking trails. It’s a clean and safe room with a double-size bed, couch, chair, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, and TV. Guests can also use the main house’s kitchen to prepare meals if they like. This is a pet-friendly rental, so bring your pup!

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Clean, Charming, and Convenient Townhouse

For up to five guests visiting Albuquerque, here’s a townhouse with two bedrooms and two baths for your stay. It’s nestled in a private cul-de-sac and has vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, and wood-burning fireplaces. There’s a full kitchen here and a small patio, so if you plan to stay for a while, you’ll definitely be comfortable. From here, you can walk to tennis courts, restaurants, a park, and a brewery. The neighborhood is close to the highway for convenience, yet quiet and peaceful at the same time.

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Tiny Zia House with Bikes

The tiny Zia house is great for a solo travelers or couples and has a private gated entrance. The tiny house features a studio room, shower, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, space heater, and small kitchenette. You can borrow a bike and head over to the rail yards, farmers’ market, bosque trail, zoo, or downtown. It’s a great spot to be near breweries and the historic Barelas Coffee House. Just be advised that the space is quite small, so come here for a true tiny house experience!

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Downtown Bedsit Guesthouse

You’ll stay in a detached guest cottage when you book this Albuquerque Airbnb that is in walking distance to Old Town, the Natural History Museum, theaters, and other local attractions. It’s on a quiet street with ample free street parking and also has a backyard and patio with a grill to use. There’s a small kitchenette here with a fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster oven, and other features but no sink. The bedroom here has a double-size bed, and other amenities provided include Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a dedicated workspace. Book this Airbnb to be in an old-fashioned neighborhood that’s diverse, eclectic, and comfortable.

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Downstairs Apartment at Yucca Flats

You can rent this apartment through Airbnb for your stay in Albuquerque and enjoy a private space with a full kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. It’s 15 minutes to downtown and five minutes to I-40 from here. The Pat Hurley neighborhood that the home is in is located north of Central and full of interesting character. The house is decorated with local artwork and one of the apartments in a tri-plex. There’s actually an art gallery in the back of the property, which you can view by coordinating with the host. Up to four people can stay here and be comfortable. The rental includes a dedicated workspace, Wi-Fi, and free parking.

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1950's Shultz Trailer

For a truly unique stay in Albuquerque, consider booking this 1950s trailer that can accommodate up to four guests. There are two beds and 1.5 baths inside, and you’ll have the whole camper to yourself. Barbara’s husband recently restored this beautiful camper, which is just steps away from the main house. Guests can use the pool and hot tub on the two-acre property here and see Ed Haddaway’s sculpture studio.

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Secret Glamping Site

This great glamping site is affordable and located on over one acre of property, boasting a pool and hot tub access. Relax in a hammock or around the campfire, or you can hang out on the porch. The glamping tent has electricity to plug in your phone or laptop. Guests here can use the shower in the main home that’s just steps away. Come here for a creative and community vibe with a very welcoming and hospitable host.

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Historic Charm: 114-Year-Old Bakery Building

This Airbnb is housed in a former bakery building that was built in 1906 and has been transformed into three modern apartments. It’s in Barelas, the oldest neighborhood in ABQ, and just a half-mile from Central Avenue and the downtown attractions. Make sure to stop at the famous Barelas Coffee House when you stay in this quiet neighborhood. The rental space is cozy with tall ceilings and historic touches. It’s kid-friendly and dog-friendly, so bring your little ones. There’s a queen-size bed in the bedroom here and also Wi-Fi, free parking, a kitchen, and a dedicated workspace. The host lives a few blocks away in case you need anything.

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