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Best Honolulu Airbnbs

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The best Airbnbs in Honolulu, by travel blogger What The Fab

Sharing the best Airbnbs in Honolulu, in case you’re traveling to Oahu, Hawaii anytime soon! Btw, if you are, I’m super jealous.

Honolulu is, of course, the most popular place to stay on Oahu. This is where you’ll find the famous Waikiki Beach, as well as cool hikes just a few minutes from the city, too. Food trucks, restaurants, bars…this place has it all.

There are so many cool rental units—I can’t recommend staying at an Airbnb Honolulu edition enough.

To help you find the best one for you, I’ve searched for the cream of the crop when it comes to Honolulu Airbnbs.

There are cute studios, insane penthouses, and lux apartments in view of the beach. You’re bound to find something in my guide!

*All images belong to the Airbnb owners

Best Honolulu Airbnbs

1. Heart of Waikiki Condo

Set within walking distance of Waikiki Beach, this stylish, modern, condo-style apartment is one of my favorite Honolulu Airbnbs!

There’s a fully equipped kitchen available, so you can whip up a healthy breakfast for you and the squad before you set out for your day. Diamond Head hike, anyone?

Enjoy the entire rental unit with free parking and air conditioning. There are also 3 queen beds throughout the space with one private room.

It’s one of the best vacation rentals in the city, with tons of great reviews. It feels very urban, but it’s super close to the beach.

Up to 8 guests // 1 bedroom // 3beds // 1 bath. Prices from $1257 per night. Check pricing and dates here.

2. Newly Renovated Studio in Center of Waikiki

When it comes to a Waikiki private studio…dang, it doesn’t get much better than this place! For a studio, you get to enjoy a full kitchen for those nights you want to eat in.

It’s super cozy, with nice pops of color, cute decor, and even its very own little balcony, where you can chill with a cup of coffee in the morning. Compact, yes, but chic—it’s the perfect place to stay for a couple. Or maybe you’re rocking up to Honolulu solo. It can actually sleep up to three guests, which is pretty handy.

Either way, this place has everything you’re going to need. One bedroom, smart design, plenty of natural light…there’s even a shared pool in the complex. One of my fav Airbnb rentals here.

Up to 3 guests // 1 bedroom // 1 beds // 1 bath. Prices from $45 per night. Check pricing and dates here.

3. Islander’s Ocean View Studio

Looking for an ocean view studio in Honolulu? Then def think about booking this place. It is super, super cute!

The decor here is so fun. Pastel pinks, powder blues, black and white tiles, a cool balcony with ocean views and a bench-style table (perfect for breakfast or a couple of glasses of wine), and stylish furnishings.

And, of course, that ocean view! Everything here feels very homey.

There are a bunch of food trucks nearby as well, so you’ll have delicious eats just steps away. Definitely make time to explore downtown Honolulu.

Up to 2 guests // 1 bedroom // 1 beds // 1 bath. Prices from $99 per night. Check pricing and dates here.

4. Little Paradise Studio

There’s a real beachy vibe to this place, and you have to love the location of this spot since it’s in the heart of Waikiki.

The per-night price is pretty affordable, too. It comes complete with a small kitchen to make some food and a nicely sized outdoor terrace.

It gets even more affordable when you consider that you and three of your friends can stay here!

Up to 4 guests // 1 bedroom // 3 beds // 1 bath. Prices from $80 per night. Check pricing and dates here.

5. Highrise Studio with Incredible Views

The views at this place are amazing. The studio overlooks the ocean and Diamond Head.

You’re also conveniently located in the center of everything like the Ala Moana mall, beaches, restaurants, and so much more.

There’s only 1 bed and 1 bath, so this studio would be the most ideal for a couple or solo trip.

Everything is so clean and cozy here, you won’t regret booking your stay here.

Up to 2 guests // Studio // 1 bed // 1 bath. Prices from $29 per night. Check pricing and dates here.

6. Studio Close to Waikiki Beach

The smart decor of this newly renovated studio with a view in Waikiki is cool. You’ll feel like you’re staying somewhere that’s pretty upscale.

Centrally located, one of the best things about this Airbnb in Honolulu is the fact that it’s just 5 minutes to the beach—5 minutes! That means you basically roll out of bed and hit the sun, sea, and sand straight away.

Wherever you’ve just flown in from, you’ll be happy to chill in this comfortable studio for a minute before you start exploring.

Up to 2 guests // 1 bedroom // 1 beds // 1 bath. Prices from $85 per night. Check pricing and dates here.

7. Espacio Waikiki Penthouse

I know, I know, the price tag on this one is insane! But, hey, the best Airbnbs in Honolulu don’t come for free!!

However, if you do really want to treat yourself and your family (or friends), then this place is surely it. Want a bath? Well, how about two—and a hot tub on the spacious balcony with ocean views to boot!

Easily one of the poshest Honolulu Airbnbs on the market, this place is literally a penthouse. Like what Airbnb have you ever seen that includes butler service, daily use of an actual Mercedes-Benz GLC300, and tons of other perks??

Seriously, though, you will need some spare cash.

Up to 6 guests // 2 bedroom // 2 beds // 2.5 bath. Prices from $7,629 per night. Check pricing and dates here.

8. Condo in Waikiki

This place is another pricey Airbnb rental in Honolulu. But again, it’s totally worth it.

The decor is decidedly polished: think marble countertops, super comfy beds, an en-suite bathroom—all topped off with incredible views of the ocean.

Probably one of the fanciest places you could stay on Hawaii Island, the location is killer too, with the beach just a 10-minute stroll away.

Up to 6 guests // 2 bedroom // 3 beds // 2.5 bath. Prices from $1,500 per night. Check pricing and dates here.


Aren’t these Honolulu Airbnbs just beautiful? I’m not sure if I prefer the cute pastel color places or the total luxury (expensive!) places the best. Jk, total luxury it is (if money was no object).

Whatever you decide to go for, go ahead and tag me in your Insta Stories (I’m @wtfab) and show me what I’m missing!

Heading to Hawaii? Be sure to explore more of my Hawaii travel guides here.

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What to Do in Kauai: Kauai Travel Guide

FAQs

What’s the best time of year to visit Oahu?

Shoulder season that’s not in the peak of summer are the best times to visit Oahu (April/May and September/October usually has great weather, fewer crowds, and lower airfare rates.

How long should I spend on Oahu?

Plan to spend at least five days in Oahu, and definitely venture outside of Waikiki to get the full experience.

What is Waikiki Beach famous for?

Waikiki is known for its beach breaks and waves, making it a popular surf spot.

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