Even though I book flights months in advance, I have a habit of waiting until the last-minute for accommodations. And although it sometimes backfires, for the most part, booking Airbnb a few weeks before a trip works for me. I’ve found that searching two to three weeks ahead of time is great for finding last-minute listings, hidden gems, and rare finds. So two weeks before my trip to Toronto, I found a chic Toronto Airbnb private room for $75 USD a night (cleaning and service fees included).
After scoping out the photos and reading over 100 rave reviews, I knew that finding a better place to stay would be tough. Too bad Chris and Gogo’s private room in Toronto’s Entertainment District wasn’t ready yet. I would have totally stayed with friends!
Nevertheless, since I can’t stop raving about my Toronto Airbnb experience, I had to share.
Designed by my host, this stylish condo had a minimalist design. It was clean and spacious. It included two bedrooms which were exclusively rented out to Airbnb guests.
Toronto Airbnb Bedroom
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My private room was simple yet cozy. It included a comfortable queen bed, a nightstand, and a desk. The closet was spacious and had plenty of hangers.
I had a key to lock my door but the room did not have a safe for valuables.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, I enjoyed gorgeous views of Toronto’s skyline from my bed. The view was even more spectacular at night!
This private room is perfect for couples, friends, and solo travelers. And since I barely interacted with my roommate (in the other room), I felt like I had the entire place to myself.
The shared bathroom was clean and had a deep tub. Despite having a roommate, I did not have any trouble accessing the bathroom throughout my stay.
Essentials like towels, toothpaste, and soap were available.
Not having floor mats to prevent water from spilling on the floor was the only downside.
The condo had a large kitchen.
With white decor and floor-to-ceiling windows, the kitchen was bright and airy. The small succulents also added a nice touch of greenery.
Instant coffee and tea were complimentary. The electric kettle was easy to use but I wished I had access to a coffee maker.
From the balcony, I enjoyed the beautiful views of Downtown Toronto.
Located in a luxurious 23-storey condominium in Yorkville, this Airbnb is close to gourmet restaurants and shopping areas. Known for Victorian homes and high-end shopping districts, Yorkville is eclectic.
Only 35 minutes away from Toronto Pearson International Airport, getting to this Airbnb was easy with Uber. If you’re landing at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, it’s only 20-minutes away.
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It took me 45 minutes to walk to Downtown Toronto (Union Station). But along the way, there were plenty of things to see. This included colorful street art in Church-Wellesley Village, the Flatiron building and a giant dog fountain at Berczy Park.
I also recommend taking a stroll through Allan Gardens Conservatory.
Although I didn’t get to meet my host, she was extremely responsive. Within minutes of sending her a message, she answered all of my questions. She explained the check-in process and generously offered a small discount when my room wasn’t ready for check-in.
For $75 USD a night, this Airbnb offered an incredible value.
By staying here, I experienced life as a Torontonian. And even though the Airbnb was a bit away from Downtown Toronto, I was within walking distance to everything that I needed.
If you’re looking for a Toronto Airbnb with a great value, I’d recommend staying here!
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How much did my trip to Toronto cost? Next, I cover it all on my weekend in Toronto spending guide!
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Danielle Desir is a financially savvy traveler, 4x author, and podcaster. She paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27, and has traveled to 27 countries. She refuses to let her financial responsibilities hold her back from living life on her terms. Listen to The Thought Card Podcast here which has over 80,000 podcast downloads.