Albuquerque seldom pops up on must-visit travel lists as much as Santa Fe does, but the biggest city in New Mexico is a seriously dreamy destination. Albuquerque is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation, creating a unique blend of cultures that makes it a special travel destination. Year-round mild, dry weather with an abundance of sunshine, makes for an array of phenomenal outdoor activities.
No matter what time of year you’ll visit, you are sure to find an event or festival to attend. The Hot Air Balloon Fiesta draws the most attendees, but there are vibrant events held throughout the year. The Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Spectacular, and the world’s largest pow-wow bring thousands of visitors to Albuquerque annually.
Thanks to its popularity with visitors, you’ll also find that the city of Albuquerque is full of fun and unique Airbnbs! From colorful casitas to mid-century Adobe homes, you’re sure to find a beautiful Airbnb that will really be the highlight of your trip. And to make your vacation planning easier we’ve hand selected 12 of the best Airbnbs in Albuquerque. Enjoy!
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Top 10 Things To Do in Albuquerque
- See one of Albuquerque’s most historic districts. Nob Hill is a neighborhood that’s home to fine art, quirky shops, taqueria’s and restaurants, and live theater venues.
- For excellent views of the Sandia Mountains, take a ride on the cable cars on the Sandia Peak Tramway. On the top of Sandia Peak, you’ll find lots of hiking trails and several restaurants that offer dinner with spectacular views.
- See the Rio Grande Valley while enjoying a spectacular hot air balloon ride, a popular activity when visiting the city.
- To make the entire family happy, visit the ABQ BioPark, a massive park that has an aquarium, a botanic garden, a zoo, and Tingley Beach.
- Visit Albuquerque’s Downtown Grower’s Market and the Rail Yards Market for fresh goods, live music, children’s craft areas, and pop-up art installations.
- Roam the cobblestone streets of Old Town Albuquerque to shop, browse art galleries, watch street performers, and grab a bite to eat. This plaza is also home to Albuquerque’s oldest building, San Felipe de Neri Church.
- Explore the Petroglyph National Monument to see thousands of prehistoric rock art images.
- Discover the 19 Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The museum and cultural center hosts community activities, including Native American dances held nearly every weekend.
- For an offbeat activity, drive down the Musical Highway. On this section of the highway, the alert strips have been designed to sound like the “America the Beautiful” song when driving over them if you go a certain speed.
- Check out Explora for interactive activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Part science center and part children’s museum, it’s a fun afternoon for people of all ages.
Why Stay in an Airbnb in Albuquerque
There are plenty of advantages to staying in an Airbnb rather than booking a hostel or hotel. The most obvious reason is that you’ll get more value for your money. Airbnbs are cheaper than a hotel, many are more cost-effective than your average hotel or motel room. This is especially true if you’re looking for a vacation rental in Albuquerque for a large group. The more people you can split the cost with, the more extra cash you have for activities during your vacation.
Many Airbnbs also offer more amenities like pools and hot tubs to enjoy during your trip. Plus, the Airbnbs in Albuquerque come with loads of character and southwestern charm. You’ll find an array of different homes from traditional adobe homes to houses used in the filming of popular TV shows.
12 Incredible Airbnbs in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Best Albuquerque Airbnbs for Couples and Solo Travelers
If you are looking for tranquility during your Albuquerque vacation, look no further! This minimalist-decorated house feels modern and fresh and is spacious enough to accommodate 1 to 2 people. Highlights include a serene koi pond and a beautiful private pool to enjoy. There are also plenty of relaxing areas to enjoy outdoors, including a picnic table area and a poolside seating area that’s perfect for entertaining.
Throughout the home, you’ll find original art, sculptures, and vintage upcycled signs used in the interior design. The home was built in the 1950s and renovated with contemporary furnishings and decor. A guest favorite is the living room area which includes a fireplace and a custom-built floor to ceiling bookshelf.
The bedroom has a very comfortable queen-sized bed. If you need more space, there’s also a sofa that converts into a bed and you can rent the Airstream outside for an additional fee.
The house is located in Ridgecrest, a beautiful neighborhood very close to Nob Hill where you will find all sorts of restaurants, shops, and bars. The neighborhood is also just 5 to 10 minutes from downtown Albuquerque.
This spacious 1-bedroom Albuquerque home is a perfect respite after a day of hiking and sightseeing. This renovated home was newly remodeled into a bohemian-decorated space offering lots of room, pool access, and a cute patio out front. There is also a yoga area with ample space and two yoga mats for you to borrow. The yoga room also has a rounded adobe fireplace, board games, and lots of comfy nooks for curling up with your favorite book.
The real highlight of this Albuquerque Airbnb is the large common area like the living room which is decked out in modern gold-accented furniture and a 55” Smart TV. In the new designer bathroom guests will enjoy the deep soaking tub, new fixtures, and updated tile. The bedroom comes with a queen-sized memory foam bed and features ceiling fans and an evaporative cooler to keep you nice and cool.
There’s also a large kitchen that’s a mix of new and vintage, with granite countertops, a skylight, new refrigerators, and a vintage stove with double ovens. Guests rave about the seasonal outdoor pool that is shared with the other duplex.
This Airbnb is minutes from everything, including hiking trails, Nob Hill, Old Town, and has easy access to the major highways. It’s also close to Wyoming Boulevard for those that want to use public transportation.
You’ll be immediately charmed by this traditional adobe home in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. In addition to its gorgeous exterior, the casita is elegantly furnished with many Southwestern touches that will make you feel right at home in Albuquerque.
This 1-bedroom home provides stunning mountain views from every window. The living room area has a fold-out queen bed, a fireplace, and a comfy loveseat. It’s decorated with lots of warm tones and southwestern details which pairs nicely with the exposed wood beams.
The kitchenette has a mini-fridge, a conventional toaster oven, an electric skillet, and a microwave that’s perfect for warming up leftovers or preparing small meals. The cute backyard features a kiva fireplace, lounge chairs, and a relaxing hot tub.
Casita Feng Shui is conveniently located near great hiking and mountain biking trails, the Sandia Peak Tramway, casinos, and lots of great golf courses.
You’ll love the warm and inviting atmosphere of this adorable boho-chic casita. Soak away your stress in the bathtub, admire the striking beauty of the surrounding mountains, and cozy up around the fire pit on the outdoor patio on cool nights.
Decorated in a bohemian style, this Airbnb is the perfect place to rest and relax. Located in an enchanting neighborhood just south of the University of New Mexico’s main campus, it’s close to a grocery store and many popular restaurants. The area provides quick access to the airport, downtown, Nob Hill, Old Town, and the major highways.
It may be small and snug, but this Alburquerque Airbnb has everything to meet your needs, including a fully-equipped kitchen with all the amenities. The living room is decorated in neutral tones throughout, with new wood flooring, and a plush sofa for nights in front of the fireplace. The bedroom features a queen-sized bed, a small desk area to work from, and lots of storage space to make yourself at home.
This is a phenomenon Airbnb for a couple or solo traveler, especially at such an affordable rate.
Best Albuquerque Airbnbs for Small Groups and Families
This Albuquerque Airbnb looks unassuming from the outside, but the second you enter the front door you’ll discover an elegant Mid-Century home that’s full of character. With an artsy and modern southwest ambiance and 3 spacious bedrooms, this home is great for a family.
There are kid-friendly features like a travel crib and high chair and kids will love the outdoor playground equipment found in the lovely backyard. It’s also close to multiple parks and lots of tiny free libraries.
The open-concept common areas are a guest favorite. Gather around the large circular brick and copper fireplace or play the baby grand piano. A well-stocked kitchen features granite and stainless steel accents. The backyard patio is great for dining al fresco or playing the many board games available.
This Airbnb is situated between the vibrant Nob Hill neighborhood and the University of New Mexico. We recommend walking to Altura Park for a visit to the playground, tennis courts, and greenery. Shopping and restaurants are also found just a few blocks away.
You’ll definitely want to check out this 3-bedroom southwestern style home, which includes a detached casita. This funky Airbnb features a roomy backyard, a private hot tub, and a luxurious sauna to unwind after a long day of being on the move. Plus the fire pit, festive string lights, hammocks, and covered patio with a dining table will make you want to enjoy meals at home.
The home has been newly remodeled and restored. You’ll find brand new titles and beautifully redone wood flooring throughout the home. The kitchen is large and well-equipped and the spacious living room boasts a large sectional couch and a flat-screen tv.
You’ll find 3 comfortable bedrooms, making this home perfect for a small group or a small family. The small game room with a foosball table will keep adults and kids entertained during your stay.
This Albuquerque rental is located in the heart of uptown, which has access to many new restaurants, breweries, shopping malls, and easy access to I-40. It is located about 10 minutes from downtown.
It’s not too often you’ll find such a high-quality Airbnb at such an affordable price, but Casa Mia is exactly that! This newly-remodeled home is decorated with retro-inspired pieces and furniture and fits up to 8 guests. And Casa Mia is located near both I-25 and Balloon Fiesta Park – ideal if you’re visiting Albuquerque for the famous hot air balloon festival.
There’s a large kitchen with all the modern gadgets you’ll need to prepare your own meals. One of the 3 bedrooms is perfect for kids and includes a bunk bed, while the other 2 bedrooms are comfortable and decorated with mid-century modern furniture. The home is tied together nicely, each room has a blue accent wall and there’s a black and white title that creates a seamless look throughout the entire home.
The backyard features a patio with outdoor lounge furniture and a propane BBQ grill, as well as unobstructed views of the mountains. Casa Mia is in a quiet part of town close to many boutiques, stores, and restaurants.
Looking to experience the authentic culture of New Mexico? Then look no further than this fun Southwestern-style casita! This colorful Albuquerque Airbnb has been completely renovated to depict a typical New Mexican adobe home – with clay-like walls, rustic wood floors, and exposed wood-beam ceilings.
You’ll get a true Albuquerque experience during your stay at the stylish 2-bedroom guest house. Many original aspects of the adobe home have been preserved, like the cast iron potbelly wood-burning stove found in the living room.
This colorful Airbnb holds its historic southwest charm with its wood beam ceilings and adobe walls but also has modern amenities like air-conditioning and fast WiFi. The home includes a lovely little garden and a private deck area for guests to enjoy.
You’ll have access to two bicycles to explore the neighboring Central Avenue/Route 66 area, and it’s just a short ride to Old Town.
Best Albuquerque Airbnbs for Large Groups and Events
If you want to spend some quality time with your family or friends, this gorgeous 5-bedroom ranch house is an ideal abode for you. It’s situated in a tranquil valley near Sandia Mountain and can sleep up to 18 people!
The outside is perfect for entertaining and features a hot tub, a fire pit, and a pool. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, which is perfect for dining or grilling outside. Cooks will appreciate the fully-equipped fully furnished kitchen, with beautiful stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. This large home also provides 3.5 bathrooms, making morning and bedtime routines a breeze.
The family suite has a master bathroom with a large Roman-style soaking tub, a sauna area, and a California king-sized bed. Attached you’ll find a lounge area with 3 single day-beds. For kids, there are 2 bedrooms with triple bunk beds and even a game room with an air hockey table and a ping pong table!
There are many hiking and biking trails just a few minutes from the house and it’s within walking distance to a cinema and grocery stores. Plus you’ll be close to the I-40 Freeway and just 10 minutes from Nob Hill, Downtown, and Old Town Albuquerque.
Enjoy the ambiance of a 5-star hotel at this vacation rental in Albuquerque. This luxury craftsman-style home has 4 bedrooms withspace for up to 12 guests. Each detail and amenity in this home was carefully selected to create an exceptionally high-end retreat.
Airbnb guests have access to the heated pool, above-ground hot tub, wraparound deck with multiple sitting areas, sun deck with lounge chaises, and gas fire pit. You’ll want to spend all your time in the covered patio area, which comes complete with a cornhole game and a mini cabana seating area.
Indoors you’ll find over 2,560 square feet of luxury, with comforts like a sleek fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a wine refrigerator, and a deluxe cocktail and wet bar.
The master bedroom feels like a suite in a resort, with a king-sized bed, flat-screen Smart TV, private patio access, walk-in closet, and in-room coffee station. The master en-suite bathroom has a lavish freestanding bathtub, dual walk-in shower with multiple shower heads, and dual sink vanity.
Located in the idyllic Los Ranchos neighborhood, this Airbnb is perfect for a family or friend group looking for a secure community for a home-away-from-home. And it’s conveniently located only 7 miles from the shops and restaurants found in Old Town.
Experience authentic New Mexican hospitality and culture at these 2 separate adobe townhomes that are side-by-side. When you book both El Altos and The Plaza, the combined properties can host up to 16 people. Both homes are equipped with full kitchens, giant TV’s in every bedroom and living room, as well as Amazon Alexa personal assistants throughout.
These Albuquerque Airbnbs were fully renovated in 2019 with new floors, furniture, and electronics so they feel brand new.
Both homes are decorated in an urban southwest theme and boast 7 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. The kitchens come completely stocked with all the necessary essentials for your cooking needs. The charming private fenced courtyards offer an ideal space for outdoor dining, relaxing, or entertaining with patio furniture and plenty of shade. You will also have access to the seasonal community pool located directly through the backyard.
Located in a quiet residential community in Albuquerque, you’ll have convenient access to a wide selection of outstanding restaurants, cafes, and shops. The home is quite close to Arroyo del Oso Park and countess of other outdoor activities, cultural sites, and sightseeing attractions.
This custom 4-bedroom/3-bathroom Albuquerque home was used in the filming of the hit TV show Breaking Bad. It’s a stylish place to stay, regardless if you are a fan of the show! The home includes a Breaking Bad package, which contains mock props like hazmat suits and uniforms for your enjoyment, as well as a self-tour guidebook about the show and episodes.
The 2-story home provides over 3,600 square feet. The common spaces include 2 living rooms with comfortable seating and an inviting gas fireplace to curl up next to. The upstairs loft area has a pool table, a 55 inch TV, and 2 couches that also fold out as beds. Kids will enjoy the playroom with a play kitchen set, toys, and children’s books as well as the kid’s room with bunk beds and the outdoor sandbox.
The backyard is just as inviting and offers incredible views of the Sandia Mountains. The backyard features a large bar, a gas grill, an outdoor lounge area, and a gas fire pit. It’s located in the northwest area of Albuquerque with many shops and restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive. This unique Airbnb will make for a memorable stay during your Albuquerque adventure.
That’s it – 12 of the best Airbnbs in Albuquerque! Do you have a favorite vacation rental in Albuquerque? Let us know in the comments below.
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