Oaxaca City is a hidden gem filled with colorful colonial architecture and excellent street food, with the added bonus that it is visited by fewer tourists than other places in Mexico. There is plenty to see here, including fascinating museums like the Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca and the Oaxaca Museum of Contemporary Art. Visitors can also embark on day trips to incredible cultural sites like the Archaeological Zone of Monte Albán or the stone mosaics at the Mitla ruins.
Planning a trip can be stressful, especially when you are trying to find and book top-notch accommodation. We at Road Affair understand the struggle, which is why we have carefully crafted a list of the best Airbnbs in Oaxaca City. All of the rentals listed below are hosted by Airbnbs superhosts, and some even boast Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a track record of providing outstanding hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an elite program that showcases exemplary homes that have been in-person verified for quality.
Contemporary Condo With a Rooftop Terrace
This gorgeous two-bedroom vacation apartment for rent in Oaxaca City is perfect for families or groups of up to four guests.
This Airbnb Plus features contemporary furnishings with elegant and modern finishes. In the full kitchen, guests will find everything they need to prepare a meal, including spices and cooking oils. The living room has a large sectional sofa, perfect for settling in for a family movie night.
There is a plush queen-size bed in the master bedroom, as well as a built-in closet and a work desk. In the second bedroom, there are two single beds and room-darkening shades. Both bathrooms feature walk-in showers. This apartment is also well equipped for long stays as it includes a washer and dryer.
Guests can enjoy their morning coffee on the rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city. At night, the terrace lights up with dazzling fairy lights, offering the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine after a long day.
This Oaxaca City Airbnb is located in the city center, just one block away from the Oaxaca Textile Museum and the Oaxaca Cathedral. There are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance, and Oaxaca International Airport is roughly 25 minutes away by car.
Luxury Loft for Two
If you are looking to rent an apartment in Oaxaca City that offers hotel-like amenities, then look no further than superhost Maria’s beautiful loft.
This incredibly well-appointed home features high ceilings and luxury finishes in a modern setting. The loft is located above Maria’s shop and comes with access to a yoga studio and a patio. In the bedroom, guests can unwind on the comfortable king-size bed and stream their favorite shows and movies on the Smart TV. There is also a walk-in closet and a full-length mirror. There is a gorgeous glass walk-in shower in the bathroom, along with a hair dryer and complimentary soaps and shampoos.
The full kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials and features a set of French doors that opens to a Juliet balcony. Guests can enjoy their morning cup of coffee from the espresso machine at the four-person dining table.
This Airbnb is located in the center, just a short walk from the Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzmán and the tourist walking street Macedonio Alcala. Guests have access to free street parking.
Cozy Apartment Near Mercado de la Merced
This cozy short-term apartment rental in Oaxaca City is perfect for couples or solo travelers.
The apartment features a mixture of industrial and boho furnishings, complete with a lovely little garden. In the living room, guests can enjoy a meal at the extendable two-person dining table and watch the morning news on the TV with their breakfast. Beside the sliding door to the garden, there is a quaint reading area with a colorful Papasan chair. Guests will find locally handcrafted utensils in the full kitchen and a Papasan chair and table.
The bedroom has a comfortable double bed and a built-in closet with plenty of storage space for luggage and clothes. There is also a walkout to the garden and room-darkening shades. After a day of touring the city, guests can return for a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s walk-in shower. Superhosts Anahi and Francesco have also stocked the bathroom with shampoos, shower gels, and a hair dryer.
This Oaxaca City Airbnb is located on the edge of the city center, close to the Mercado de la Merced, where visitors can browse the market for traditional clothing and food. Guests have access to free street parking.
Family-Friendly Home With Parking
If you are on the hunt for a spacious and family-friendly Airbnb in Oaxaca City, then superhost Mario has the rental for you.
Inside, the home features high ceilings and traditional décor, creating an authentic Mexican space. In the living room, guests can unwind on the pullout couch and enjoy a glass of wine or read a book. There is also a large dedicated workspace with a desk and bench for those planning on working remotely while on holiday. The full kitchen is equipped with all the essentials for preparing a meal, including a stove, oven, and microwave. A set of stairs leads to the loft, where there is a lovely formal dining area with a six-person table, perfect for family dinners.
After a day of adventuring, guests can cuddle up in the bedroom’s king-size bed and access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV. The bathroom features a spacious walk-in shower and a well-lit vanity.
Mario has done an excellent job of filling the home with family-friendly amenities, like a crib, a baby monitor, safety gates, toys, and children’s books.
The home is located in the city center, close to the Mercado 20 de Noviembre. Guests have access to free parking on the premises.
Stunning Studio With a Rooftop Balcony
This bright studio apartment in the city center is perfect for solo travelers or couples.
The home features an incredible rooftop balcony with stunning panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. Guests can enjoy an afternoon cocktail under the shade umbrella while enjoying the warm Mexican air.
Inside, the studio is fitted with contemporary furnishings and has plenty of natural light. In the bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed, room-darkening shades, and a wardrobe with plenty of storage space. There is no TV in the home, but guests can use the free Wi-Fi to stream shows and movies on their personal devices.
The kitchenette is well equipped with a stove, oven, fridge, and coffee maker. Guests can enjoy their meals at the two-person dining table. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and is stocked with complimentary shampoo.
This gorgeous Airbnb in Oaxaca City is located just a short walk from Plaza de la Danza. There are plenty of restaurants and supermarkets within walking distance, and Oaxaca International Airport is roughly 30 minutes away by car.
City Center Flat With Parking
This centrally located vacation rental in Oaxaca City is ideally located only a block and a half from the Mercado de la Merced.
Guests can easily walk to attractions from the home. The Andador Turístico, a colorful, traffic-free street, and the Oaxaca Textile Museum are about a 10-minute walk from the flat, while Zócalo Oaxaca is about a 15-minute walk away. Guests have access to free on-site parking and a communal backyard with a playground and patio tables. There is also outdoor gym equipment.
Inside, the home features gorgeous soft wooden accents and traditional décor. In the bedroom, guests can relax in the double bed with a memory foam mattress and watch a movie on the TV. There is also a fan and room-darkening shades. The kitchenette is well equipped and includes a blender, toaster, stove, microwave, panini maker, and more. Superhost Alejandro also stocks the kitchen with cooking oils and spices. The bathroom space has been converted into a wet room and has an open walk-in shower area.
Lila Downs’ Luxury Flat
This incredible Airbnb in Oaxaca City is owned by famous American-Mexican singer and songwriter Lila Downs.
Inside, the home features a modern-traditional motif with lush tropical plants throughout. In the bedroom, guests can relax on the king-size bed with a memory foam mattress and stream their favorite shows on the 50-inch Smart TV. There is also a spacious built-in closet for storing luggage and clothing. The bathroom boasts a luxurious walk-in rain shower.
In the living room, there is a couch and a dedicated workspace with a desk, a Bose sound system, and a comfortable office chair. All of the cooking essentials can be found in the full kitchen, including chef’s knives, a toaster, and a blender. Guests can enjoy their meals at the two-person, high-top dining table. The apartment is also equipped with a washer and dryer.
Outside, there is a spacious private yard filled with tropical plants. Guests can enjoy an afternoon siesta in the hammock or relax in the Acapulco chair with a cold beer.
This Oaxaca Airbnb is located in the Faldas del Fortin neighborhood, about a 15-minute walk from the city center. The area has a local feel, and there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance.
Penthouse With Parking
One look inside this gorgeous penthouse apartment, and you’ll quickly see why it hits our list as one of the best Airbnb rentals in Oaxaca City.
Inside, this Airbnb Plus boasts a modern motif with a flare of traditional colors and patterns, creating an authentic and upscale feel. In the living area, guests can unwind on lounge chairs and enjoy a morning cup of coffee or read a good book. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, plenty of counter space, and a spacious dining table.
After a day of adventuring, guests can tuck into the plush queen-size bed in the bedroom for a good night’s sleep. There is also a ton of built-in storage space and a small library of books to peruse. In the bathroom, there is a walk-in shower with a built-in shower bench.
Perhaps the best part of this rental is the incredibly spacious balcony filled with beautiful plants. Guests can read a book while lounging on the hammock or enjoy a margarita on the patio furniture. The panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains are incredible, too.
The apartment is located just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Guests have access to free on-site parking.
Central Studio With a Meditation Room
Consider renting this stunning studio if you are looking for a Oaxaca City Airbnb with a more traditional Mexican feel.
The apartment is located in the city center, less than a five-minute walk from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Oaxaca and the Textile Museum of Oaxaca. There are plenty of top-rated restaurants nearby, and the Benito Juárez Market is within walking distance.
Inside, the home has a traditional Mexican-Spanish motif. In the bedroom, there is a queen-size bed with a beautifully handcrafted wooden headboard. There is also a TV and a desk, perfect for those planning on working remotely while on holiday. Behind the bedroom, there is a small platform that leads to the meditation room, where there are meditation pillows and a skylight. The bathroom features a spacious walk-in shower and a hair dryer.
In the kitchenette, all the cooking basics can be found, such as a stove, minifridge, and toaster. There is a quaint reading area in the hallway with a library of books and a bench where guests can relax with their morning coffee.
Studio Near Conzatti Garden
This cozy Airbnb in Oaxaca City is ideally located close to central parks, attractions, and nightlife.
The home is located on the north side of the city center, one block away from Conzatti Gardens and less than a 10-minute walk from El Llano Park and the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca. The historic walking street of Macedonio Alcalá is just a short walk away, and Oaxaca International Airport is only 30 minutes away by car. Guests have access to free street parking.
Inside, the studio features a contemporary motif with colorful accents and lush plants throughout. The kitchenette is equipped with a toaster oven, blender, fridge, induction stove, and coffee maker. Guests can enjoy their breakfast at the two-person dining table. In the bedroom area, there is a comfortable queen-size bed, room-darkening shades, and a Smart TV with access to streaming services. After a day of touring the sites, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s walk-in shower. Superhost Abraham has also stocked the bathroom with complimentary shower gel, shampoo, and a hair dryer.
Colorful Studio Near the Zócalo
This bright and colorful Oaxaca City Airbnb is perfect for solo travelers or couples looking to stay in the center of the city within walking distance to main attractions.
Inside, the home features colorful traditional décor and double-sided windows so that guests can sleep well in the city center without hearing the city noise. In the bedroom area, there is a comfortable queen-size and a built-in closet with plenty of storage for suitcases and clothes. The bathroom features a beautiful intricate tile design and a well-lit vanity, perfect for getting ready for a night on the town.
There is plenty of counter space for cooking in the kitchenette, as well as a stove, blender, and toaster oven. Guests can enjoy their morning cup of coffee and breakfast at the two-person dining table.
This studio is located a short walk from Zócalo Oaxaca and the Basilica of Our Lady of Solitude. There are plenty of top-rated restaurants and bars nearby, and Oaxaca International Airport is roughly 30 minutes away by car. Guests have access to free on-site parking.
This home in the Santa María del Marquesado neighborhood of Oaxaca is perfect for families or groups of up to four looking for a rental that they can bring their furry friends to.
The house features a modern motif with sleek black furnishings and industrial-style finishes that create an upscale and relaxing space. In the master bedroom, there is a plush queen-size bed and a clothes rack. The second bedroom has two single beds and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. The other bathroom also has a spacious walk-in shower.
In the living room, guests can unwind on the couch or lounge chair and snuggle in for a movie night. There is also a dedicated workspace with a desk and chair, perfect for those looking to get some work done while on holiday. The full kitchen features rustic wood cabinets and has plenty of counter space for preparing meals. Guests can gather around the four-person dining table for a family-style dinner.
Outside, there is a lovely terrace with plenty of privacy and patio chairs. Pets can safely roam in the backyard as the space has tall walls surrounding it. Guests have access to secure parking on the property.
Two-Bedroom Apartment With Parking
This is one of the best Oaxaca City Airbnbs if you are traveling with a group of up to six and want to stay in the city center.
The home features a chic boho-inspired motif with colorful artwork and wooden furnishings. In the master bedroom, there is a plush king-size bed where guests can unwind after a long day of touring the city. There are two queen-size beds and room-darkening shades in the second bedroom. The bathroom is fitted with bright blue tiles and boasts a spacious glass walk-in shower.
Guests can relax on the sofa bed or Papasan chair in the living room and access their favorite streaming channels on the Smart TV. The full kitchen comes well stocked with all the essentials, including complimentary tea and coffee. In the hallway, superhost Brian supplies water bottles on the table so guests can grab them to go when they head out to explore the city.
The home is located right across the street from Conzatti Gardens in the city center. Macedonio Alcalá street is only a block away, and there are tons of restaurants and bars nearby. Guests have access to free parking on the premises and free street parking.
Loft Retreat in a Garden Oasis
Stroll through a magical garden of lush plants and colorful artwork to find this hidden gem in the San Felipe neighborhood.
The home features classic Mexican architecture with winding staircases and traditional furnishings. In the kitchenette, guests will find all the basics for preparing a meal, including a stove, microwave, and toaster. The living room has two beautiful rocking chairs and a pullout couch.
After a long day of touring the city, guests can return for a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s walk-in shower. The loft-style bedroom has a queen-size bed and plenty of storage space in the wardrobes.
The best part of this enchanting home is quite possibly the rooftop terrace. Guests can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding rolling hills. The gardens are nothing short of spectacular and feature plenty of tropical plants, an old outdoor kitchen, oddities like wagons, and even an old railway track with a rustic sleeper train. Guests can spend their days wandering the paths and discovering new areas of the garden or relaxing on the hammock and reading.
This rental is about a 25-minute drive from the city center and a 35-minute drive from Oaxaca International Airport. There are also hiking and mountain biking trails nearby.
Industrial Loft in City Center
This Oaxaca Airbnb is ideally located within walking distance to the city’s top attractions and is perfect for families or couples.
Inside, the home has an industrial motif with modern fittings, high windows, and an open floor plan. In the living room, guests can unwind on the sofa bed and access their favorite streaming channels on the 65-inch Smart TV or listen to music on the Bluetooth sound system. There is tons of counter space in the full kitchen, as well as a Nespresso coffee maker and a four-person high-top dining table.
In the bathroom, there is another door that leads to a wet room that features a spacious walk-in rain shower. Superhost Nef also stocks the bathroom with complimentary shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner. The bedroom boasts a comfortable king-size bed, a clothes rack, and a small library of books.
This five-star-rated rental is located a few blocks from the Oaxaca Textile Museum and the Oaxaca Cathedral. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby, and the Mercado de la Merced is less than a 10-minute walk away. Guests have access to free street parking.
There you have them, the best Airbnbs in Oaxaca City, Mexico! Whether you are traveling solo, as a family, or with a partner, you can’t go wrong with any one of these rentals. Regardless of which one you choose, we know you will have a fantastic time in this vibrant city. Just remember to pack sunscreen!