The 12 Best Airbnbs In Cuenca, Ecuador

December 18, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Cuenca, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Cuenca and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 avocado tree garden at the heart of the city!

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

Looking for a cozy apartment for the family in Cuenca, Ecuador? Look no further. Located in the centre of town and providing a stable wifi connection, a laundry room and even a laptop-friendly workspace as amenities, as well as enough space for 4, this is a place you won't forget.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“looking for a great place to have a cup of coffee in the garden, yet be at 10 minutes walk to the city center where everything takes place? this is your spot! A very comfortable and totally new space with a high-quality design with spacious and integrated spaces for our guests. It is located in a residential neighbourhood and it has all kinds of services within a 10 minutes walk!”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Babysitter recommendations | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen | Microwave

Guest Reviews

“This suite is perfect for a couple. The kitchen is functional & bed is comfy. Very close to grocery store & historic district/town square.” – Grant
“Such an amazing space that my Fiancé and I shared in our trip to Cuenca. Stylish mini house with every thing we needed, in walking distance to downtown and all attractions. Great hospitality from Esteban and his father even waited outside to pick us up and show us the place.” – Tasha
“This cozy casita is excellent value. It has everything you need for your stay in Cuenca plus it’s stylishly designed and in an excellent location. The owners are wonderfully kind and hospitable.” – Gwen
“Mario was an attentive and kind host! We enjoyed our stay in his stylish pad, which had everything we needed. He was quick to respond to all of our inquiries and he provided maps and assistance with location of stores and restaurants near by.” – Vana
“Mario and his family were great hosts. They were very kind and helpful throughout our stay. The place is fabulous and thoughtfully designed.” – Todd

#2 Exclusive Location, Central Cuenca

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

This is the ideal fit for a businessperson in town to close a deal who travels with a group of co-workers. With a modern and stylish decore and near the center of town, a group of 6 people will find everything they need to spend a week or a month in style.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Modern apartment located close to city center, safe and comfortable, offers walking access to historical city center, and tourist places, river (Río Tomebamba), park (Parque de la Madre), El Barranco, El Puente Roto, La Escalinata, nightlife, public transport, Malls, Cinema. You’ll love my place because of the location, the ambiance, and the people. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“This is a comfortable, tastefully decorated apartment in a great location. It was clean with all the amenities we needed. We loved having a blender to make fruit smoothies.” – Christine
“Fernando’s condo is the perfect location for exploring historical Cuenca, located a few minutes walk to very doable steps leading up from the river. We were two women sharing the condo and felt very comfortable and safe in the building…” – Sharon
“Fernando's apartment is an awesome place to stay for a vacation in Cuenca. The description of this listing is very accurate. The apartment has everything you need to feel right at home after coming back from a day of exploring this wonderful city.” – Laurie
“Fernandos place is an excellent choice for your stay in Cuenca. The actual apartment is very spacious with 3 separate bedrooms and 3 separate bathrooms. It also has a washer and dryer for clothes!” – Jose
“Loved this place. It’s even nicer than what the pics show. Fernando was a great communicator and was there to meet us when we arrived.” – Alejandro

#3 Villa Rita Suite 3 Cuenca-Ecuador

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $95 per night, airbnb.com

Super bright interiors with whitewashed walls, white furniture and a white kitchen, all of it illuminated with lots of natural light coming from the wall-to-wall and floor to ceiling panoramic windows. This is a place that will let you meditate in a peaceful environment accompanied by your partner and another couple. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better place to stay than this Airbnb.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Located on the fourth floor of a building that combines modernity, minimalism and brick, is this apartment with windows that go from floor to ceiling and frame the view of the banks of the Yanuncay River, in such a way that it is part of that space. Thus begins the experience of relaxation and comfort that you will find in every detail of the decoration and that immerses you from the beginning in the unforgettable experience of exploring the treasures that the city of Cuenca keeps.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Iron | Hot water | Crib | Paid parking off premises | Single level home | Kitchen | Coffee maker | Stove | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“This place was perfect! It is located overlooking one of Cuenca’s rivers and provides such a refreshing environment. The space itself is beautiful and super modern. It is about a 25-30 minute walk to downtown but there is still plenty to see right around the apartment.” – Jenna
“Guido's place was perfect for our long stay! Well situated, with a nice view on the review, the apartment has great amenities. Moreover, Guido was very responsive and helpful. He even offered us regular cleaning of the entire apartment. Do not hesitate! Thank you Guido!” – Fabrice
“This is an awesome place!! Guido and Bane were fantastic guests. The building is located in a residential area, a 10 mi. drive (or a 30 min. walk) from the old town. If that is not a problem for you, then I would strongly recommend this place.” – Arnaldo
“We couldn't have asked for a better host than Guido! He met us in front of the building when we arrived, walked us through to the apartment and gave us tips and instructions before he left. The location of the apartment was perfect…” – Sibriena
“Awesome place to stay, highly recommended!!! This place is beautiful. Guido was very polite and nice!” – Daniel

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#4 River Casa

2 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

Take your partner to this beautiful apartment located in the heart of old Cuenca and enjoy cozy spaces, WiFi, a fully stocked kitchen and everything you need to keep your clothes and other belongings clean. If there was ever a neat and stylish place to call home away from home, it's this one!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Our apartment is located in a brand new building located in the heart of Cuenca’s Old Town known as El Centro. It is the perfect location for anyone visiting Cuenca. The apartment is within easy walking to shops and markets and the many museums, churches, restaurants, artisans, parks and more. You will find our apartment bright and airy and very private and secure.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Iron | Hot water | Ethernet connection | Kitchen | Baking sheet | Refrigerator

Guest Reviews

“This place was fabulous! Everything was brand new, spotlessly clean and the location was perfect. We stayed for 9 days and could not have been happier.” – Liz
“Our stay in Cuenca started out perfectly. The modern apartment had everything we needed, including thoughtful startup items such as cookies, wine and fruit. The space was sparkling clean, and our host met us at the door and gave us the lay of the land.” – Deborah
“Beautiful space in the perfect location. Quiet, despite being right in the middle of the city on one side, and the river on the other. Easy, convenient check-in and check-out.” – Robert
“Jack and Michele’s apartment was a great place from which to explore Cuenca! It was close to everything, and they gave us all kinds of great tips on restaurants and other things. to know.” – Lauren
“One of the best Airbnbs I have stayed at in Ecuador. The Hosts: Would like to start off by saying that Jack and Michelle were some of the most kind and accommodating hosts I have had.” – Stephen

#5 In the best sector of Cuenca

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

If you're concerned about the safety of your family when travelling to Cuenca as a foreign tourist, then make sure to choose this stunning and high-end apartment. It has space enough co comfortably accommodate a family of 6, and it's located in one of the safest neighbourhoods in Cuenca. Besides that, it is also jam-packed with amenities like wifi, an open kitchen and hot water, among many others.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Furnished apartment just 30 meters from the trails of the Yanuncay River and El Paraíso Park, perfect for relaxing and playing sports, is this beautiful apartment where natural light enters both the bedrooms and the social area. Excellent location, in a very safe area, is the three-story building where in each there is only one unit per floor. A living room that has a 42 “TV with Youtube and Netflix, also has a home theater.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen | Refrigerator | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“Excellent option !! Very comfortable, complete apartment. Everything impeccable. And Christian very kind and attentive !!” – Viviana
“Christian's place is beautiful, spacious and location is great. The neighborhood is very quiet. My family and I enjoyed our stay here.” – Raquel
“The apartment is located in a very quiet place, near the river and a very nice trail to walk in the morning. Nearby is a bakery that is perfect for breakfast. The layout of the rooms is very good, and everything was spotlessly clean.” – Genesis
“Warm, cozy and very useful accommodation you will feel at home.” – Wércy
“I have used airbnb other times and I have been able to appreciate suites in different places but I can attest that this apartment was spectacular, the service, the cleanliness, the security, the amenities exceeded my expectations. The experience was unmatched.” – Maria

#6 Luxury Penthouse in Beautiful Historic ‘El Centro'

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

Right in the heart of the city, this luxurious apartment can be your to enjoy with other 4 other guests. Wi-Fi, a gorgeous kitchen and a laptop-friendly workspace are only some of the amenities you won't want to miss, but it offers so much more. Don't miss the chance to find out exactly what by booking today.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Penthouse living at its finest on Gran Columbia – Cuenca's thriving main street! * Just one block from Parque Calderon, the heartbeat of the city* Easy access via the new Tranvia (scheduled completion March 2019)* Modern building with elevator access* Fully furnished, modern appliances, including in unit washer/dryer* Wi-Fi Internet is provided (speed is 5 megs sufficient for email, video calls, and streaming video)* Trash pickup three times per week (M. W. F) from lobby of building.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Elevator | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware | Oven

Guest Reviews

“We stayed at Maricris’ apartment for 4 weeks in February. It is an amazing apartment! It is well located in Cuenca and walking distance to everything needed.” – Debra
“This Airbnb is perfection in all senses. You will not want to leave. The views are to die for, and the apartment has everything you could ever want.” – Megan
“We arrived with high expectations but Maricris definitely exceeded them. The penthouse is beautiful, in a great location, and very comfortable. We wouldn't hesitate to book this Airbnb again.” – Angie
“The location is perfect in the center of the Historic District and one block from Parque Calderon. Nearly every restaurant or other place we wanted to visit was within a ten minute walk. The penthouse is furnished beautifully and with every amenity you might need.” – Dave
“What an incredible place! It is a beautiful apartment located in the center of town. Both the host and manager were wonderful, responsive and accommodating.” – Victoria

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#7 cute and quiet apartment

7 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $30 per night, airbnb.com

Many people prefer to stay a bit further away from big city centres because of the noise, the husle and bustle and also because of safety concerns. If you're like that, but also want to be within easy access to the myriad shops, reaturants and cafes downtown Cuenca has to offer, you should definitely consider booking this big and nice apartment, whether it's for a family or a group of friends.s

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Located on the first floor, 10 minutes from the city center away from the noise. Easy access. Parents bedroom private complete bathroom. Double bedroom complete shared bathroom.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Mario was quick to respond to my questions before booking. E was very hospitable and welcoming, check-in was a breeze. The apartment is exactly as described, very, very clean.” – Priscilla
“Great host & great location! Highly recommend” – Diana
“Friendly neighborhood. Beautiful home with furniture and close to the central city. Bus that takes you to the city stops right across the street” – Sonia
“Perfect and safe house (not in the centre). Mario and his brother was superhelpful, gave us useful tips and everything was very pleasant. Just watch out the adress – it is not the one in the confirmation email.” – Tereza
“Mario was very welcoming and helpful with check-in and any other requests.” – Christian

#8 Gorgeous Suite in One of the Safest Neighborhoods

4 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

This gourgeouscozy studio apartment can be the place for your family in your trip to Cuenca, with wifi, kitchen and hot water as amenities, this is the perfect place to live and reconnect with your family.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Gorgeous two bed suite in one of the safest and tranquil neighborhoods in Cuenca. The suite has great lighting and is fitted with all amenities for a great short or extended stay. It is conveniently located within walking distance to many restaurants, cafes, shops, and nightlife on Remigio Crespo Avenue. The Historic Center (Centro Histórico), which boasts numerous restaurants, quaint cafe's, bakeries, banks and small food stores, is a short 15 minute walk or a 5 minute cab ride away.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Fireplace guards | Free street parking | Paid parking on premises | Kitchen | Refrigerator | Dishwasher

Guest Reviews

“EXCELLENT EVERYTHING!! They made us feel at home!! Amazing hospitality !!!” – Mayra
“The suite area is very quiet, it is 5 by car from the historic center of Cuenca, it is a very homely independent suite the complete apartment, with kitchen areas, dining room, bathroom, rooms, closet, it has everything, I would return without hesitation.” – Shannon

#9 Charming apartment in the center of the city !!

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $30 per night, airbnb.com

With wifi, a kitchen and a laptop-friendly workspace, this place has the perfect balance for those looking to visit Cuenca for leisure while still keeping in touch with work. With enough space for three guests, this is the place to stay for solo travelers, couples or small families.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Hosted in the heart of the city, easy access to the most important tourist spots, it will be a pleasure to receive you and give you the best tips to get to know the cityHosted in the heart of the city, easy access to the most important tourist spots, it will be a pleasure to receive and give you the best tips to get to know the city”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Iron | Hot water | Paid parking off premises | Kitchen | Oven

Guest Reviews

“Amazing Airbnb! Gorgeous apartment in a great location of Cuenca. Perfect for 2-3 nights.” – Katie
“Beautiful and large apartment in a colonial building in the middle of town. Great restaurant next door (Café Austria). Close to everything.” – Lisanne
“There has never.. and I mean never been a greater more concerned host for our safety and security and well being. I am now out of Ecuador and back in California thanks to my Airbnb host…” – Raymundo
“This apartment is comfortable, fascinatingly historic, and technologically up to date. I loved the natural light in every room. I highly recommend this really cool place in the center of a really cool city!” – Lee
“It's well located for enjoying the life around the historic district and Parque Calderón. The Spanish language school Yanapuma is right next door so that was a plus. Lots of nice restaurants, cafés, bank cash machines, and markets in the area.” – Paul

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#10 La Colina Lodging Apartment 1

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $30 per night, airbnb.com

Take yourself and 5 other guests to this wonderful property with an amazing view of Cuenca, with wifi, heating and a full kitchen where you'll be able to cook fresh finds from the local farmers' market. White walls with black-painted beams and dark-stained wooden floors give the space its unique character while all the amenities make it feel just like home.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Very spacious and comfortable apartment with a finish and design in contemporary apartments. Very nice space with green areas and gardens is to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view that we have in the apartments together with all the comforts of the interior of the same and complemented with a restaurant…”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Iron | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Great place to stay if your in Cuenca as a tourist. This place sits on the hills and has a great view of the city. Taxis available just outside that take you right to the centre of Cuenca.” – Joe
“Kindness, cordiality, first class attention! Excellent location and perfect view of the city, close to tourist places, bars and restaurants. Exquisite food and desserts !!!” – Yanich
“The view is spectacular, the facilities are comfortable and as are the photographs, the hosts are very friendly and helpful, they are outstanding and respond quickly !! We will surely return on our next trip to Cuenca !!” – Carlos
“Very cozy place, very clean and with an incredible view, 100% recommended.” – Marco
“A place with a spectacular view of the city of Cuenca, very neat. I recommend it.” – Pedro

#11 Complete house In The Best Location

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $60 per night, airbnb.com

A big apartment with warm wooden interiors, plush beds and even a pool table is waiting for you and a group of the guys looking for a home base to explore Cuenca's nightlife. It's located in one of the most exclusive places in Cuenca, it also boasts a hot tub, a full kitchen and wifi so you can all keep your Instagram fee updated.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Located in one of the most exclusive and safe areas of the city; Near downtown and places of entertainment and restaurants with an extrordinary gastronomy. Our place is designed to offer you a unique stay. Comfortable rooms, bathroom and kitchen, living room, pool table, Jacuzzi, big terrace, grill.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Iron | Hot water | High chair | Hot tub | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Apartment is beautiful, in a perfect location with an amazing view. Except for the fact that there are cockroaches everywhere.” – Jennifer
“Good location for base in Cuenca. We liked being close to (a 10 minute walk) to the old town and close to supermarkets. The apartment is well-stocked and had everything we needed.” – Sally
“Every thing was just perfect Nestor very helpfull, place better then my expectations,” – Vaal
“Great location, great host. We contacted him at last minute for a reservation and he changed his plans to accommodate us. Having spent 5 weeks in Ecuador it was nice to have hot water on demand!” – Geoff
“This place was quite amazing, and saying this having seen quite some Airbnb's the pictures honestly don't do the place justice as it looks and feels much better then we expected.” – Peter

#12 Bambu Sierra Stunning Bambu Apartment 102

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $30 per night, airbnb.com

Bamboo is a noble construction material that is used in many cultures around the world, giving spaces a Zen vibe that's hard to ignore. This beautiful 1-bedroom apartment is no exception, and it's an experience you won't want to miss. Perfect for families of 4 it's the place you are looking for for your next trip to Cuenca.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Modern apartment specifically designed to be your home in Cuenca. It has all amenities, fully furnished and equipped. Built with eco-materials, such as bamboo and handicraft materials from the region, it is a sample of Contemporary Ecological Architecture. The property has gardens and outdoor areas, a small urban orchard, barbecue, and a panoramic view of the city from a very cozy terrace, we are in a quiet neighborhood at the urban area of the city.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Dryer | Washer | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Essentials | Iron | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Single level home

Guest Reviews

“Nice, clean, private, modern space to stay in Cuenca. Quiet neighborhood with some amenities a 5 minute walk down a hill. The apartment is on a hill – up a fairly steep street that is rough at the top.” – Jane
“Valeria is a gracious host. Her units are very (Website hidden by Airbnb) flicks is available. It's a quieter neighbourhood about a $2 taxi ride from downtown and $5 from the airport.” – Dennis
“I had an amazing experience my host was very helpful. The area is nice and the staff and cheap. There is a nice park to workout and every store is near. I loved the design of them home and it’s probably one of the nicest home in Cuenca” – Luis
“Valeria could not have been more helpful and friendly during our stay and responded quickly to all our requests. The place is very clean and we totally recommend for a long or short stay.” – Jo
“Valeria is a very responsive host and was super helpful in the stay. She provides great local recommendations, and has all of her information for the stay well organized. She made the stay very pleasant and easy!” – Brianda

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