22 amazing and cheap Airbnb accommodations in Asia

If you’re traveling in Asia, chances are you’ll end up in one of the many Airbnb accommodations in Asia sooner or later. But there are so many listings on the website… Where to start? We’ve gathered 22 awesome accommodations all over South East Asia! Besides being totally unique, most of these places to sleep will cost you below $50 a night, so you can spend your well-earned money on the awesome activities in SE Asia.

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Nature in Bali

Forget all those over-the-top luxury (and expensive!) Airbnb’s in Bali. These cute little nature houses are all you need for a romantic getaway! Spending the night here will cost you $45 a night. You would probably never have guessed this place is only 6 minutes away from the center of popular Ubud.

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia – check

Nature house in Ubud - Airbnb in Bali

Living in a mushroom in Chiang Mai

Have you ever wanted to spend a couple of nights in a mushroom? In Chiang Mai, in Northern Thailand, you can! This place is built to enjoy being one with nature and as a retreat from the hectic city life. All the buildings are eco-friendly and there’s an organic garden too! A night in a mushroom will cost you $39.

Chiang Mai, Thailand – check

Living in a mushroom in Chiang Mai Airbnb

A traditional Philippine house with a modern twist

Do you want to learn more about Philippine farm life? A stay in this traditional Philippine Kubo will surely be exactly what you’re looking for. The Kubo is upgraded to modern standards and costs $37 a night. You can walk around on the farm or just enjoy the peace and quiet.

Angat, Philippines – check

Traditional philipino house modern airbnb

A tiny house experience in Yogyakarta

I am fascinated by tiny houses and people selling everything to live in such a small space. We might even end up doing it once… If you’re also drawn towards the tiny house movements, this cute little Airbnb in Yogyakarta is perfect to find out if the lifestyle suits you. You can spend a night in this tiny house for $22 a night.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia – check

Airbnb tiny house Yogyakarta

A tree tent on the beach

Can you see yourself sleeping between the trees? If you don’t need much luxury and you just want to spend a night or two on the beach, consider this cool place to sleep on El Nido. A night in this tree tent will set you back $39, but in return, you’ll get an unforgettable experience in the beautiful Philipines!

El Nido, the Philippines – check

Tree tent El Nido Airbnb

Relaxed getaway in Thailand

If you really need to escape the hectic life in Thailand, this Airbnb location is exactly where you need to go. The super friendly hosts will make sure you’ll have a perfect stay in the middle of the ricefields in Northern Thailand. The whole experience will leave you feeling revitalized. A night here costs $29.

San Kamphaeng, Thailand – check

Farmstay Chiang Mai Airbnb

Minimalist & stylish place in Vietnam

This minimalist Airbnb listing in the South of Vietnam is perfect for some me-time or to spend a romantic weekend as a couple. The beach is close, but you can also just relax on the patio and enjoy a book. A night at this place will cost you $38.

Thành phố Phan Thiết, Vietnam – check

Relax in vietnam airbnb

Little cabin in a treetop

If you’re afraid of heights, this cute Airbnb location in Asia might not be the one for you. However, if you enjoy spending the night in awesome places and would love to be up in a tree for a night, this cabin might be your dream accommodation. And priced at just $16 a night, it certainly doesn’t break the bank. Don’t expect much luxury though!

Mae Chan, Thailand – check

A night in the treetops - Thailand Airbnb

Pool with a view in Indonesia

If you’re looking for peace and quiet and spectacular views in Nusa Lembongan, this resort is just what you need. Wake up with a gorgeous sunrise over the pool, enjoy a walk in the area or some of the delicious food in the restaurant. Staying in this relaxing resort is $42 a night, including breakfast.

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia – check

Pool with a view Indonesia airbnb

Sleeping in a treehouse in Bangkok

Who knew you could sleep in a treehouse in a quiet area in the middle of bustling Bangkok? Well, you can! For $36 a night you can experience what it’s like to sleep high in the trees in one of Asia’s biggest cities.

Bangkok, Thailand – check

Tree house Bangkok Thailand Airbnb

Into the Balinese jungle

Who says Bali is too crowded? That’s definitely not what you’ll experience when you visit this Airbnb in the middle of the Balinese jungle. And still, the popular spots are just minutes away. For $40 you can call this beautiful place yours for a night.

Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia – check

Airbnb home in the Balinese jungle

Escape from Jakarta

From the inside, this Airbnb may look like nothing special. The outside, however, is a whole different story. For $40 you can experience a night in a lovely Balinese inspired bungalow on Java. A perfect place to escape the concrete jungle that is Jakarta.

Cisarua, Indonesia – check

Airbnb in Azië java indonesië

Off the beaten track in Vietnam

You’ll pretty much be the only tourist around this remote Airbnb in northern Vietnam. Here, it’s not about the house you’ll sleep in, it’s about the whole experience. Live the local life on this farm for $25 a night.

Y Tý, Vietnam – check

Live like a local in north vietnam airbnb

Sunsets from a safari tent

Is there a better way to enjoy a beautiful sunset than from your private safari tent on a Philippine beach? Probably not! This little piece of heaven can be yours for a night for $39. Not into camping? No worries, these ‘tents’ are more like luxury cabins 😉

Santa Fe, Philippines – check

Slapen in een safari tent Filipijnen

Between the rice fields in Lombok

Don’t you just love those beautiful rice fields in Asia? At this Airbnb on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, there are rice fields as far as the eye can see. Spend a night at the gorgeous and unique farmhouse for just $25. We have a trip to Lombok coming up and a stay in this awesome Airbnb is definitely on our itinerary!

Lombok, Indonesia – check

Unieke airbnb Lombok Indonesië rijstvelden

Live the local Lao life

These eco bungalows in a small village about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Luang Prabang were built by students, helping the local community earn a sustainable income. There are two bungalows with their own amenities, both suitable for two persons for $35 a night. Perfect for a family getaway to the countryside or a romantic trip.

Louangphabang, Laos – check

Airbnb luang prabang laos eco-bungalow

The treehouse with the best view

If you’re able to book this treehouse on Nusa Penida you’re in luck! This Airbnb listing on a jaw-dropping location is usually booked months ahead and it’s not difficult to see why. It costs $40 to stay here for a night. The hut itself is very basic, but hey, it’s about that view, right?

Nusa Penida, Indonesia – check

Treehouse in Nusa Penida geweldige locatie airbnb

A night in paradise

Those who don’t need much luxury and just want to relax on a beautiful and peaceful beach, need to look no further. This Airbnb listing on the island of Koh Rong in Cambodia is all you want. For 30 USD a night you can roll straight out off your bed into the ocean.

Koh Rong, Cambodia – check

Koh rong cambodja airbnb

A private Philippine island!

Ok, so this awesome Airbnb in Asia definitely isn’t what I’d call cheap. But wow, it is cool! For a whopping $548 a night you can get a whole island close to El Nido in the Philippines including breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a pick-up and drop-off. The accommodation on the island fits up to 16 people, so it’s perfect for a family outing or a night with friends. Do check out their options, sometimes there are discounts up to 50%!

El Nido, Philippines – check

Airbnb in Azië prive eiland el nido filippijnen

In between the ricefields of Northern Thailand

On the way to Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai you’ll find this small Airbnb accommodation in Wiang Kalong. For just $18 a night you can sleep here. Besides that, you’ll also get breakfast ánd dinner! All that in the middle of those gorgeous Asian ricefields.

Wiang Kalong, Thailand – check

Airbnb accommodation asia thailand

Go back in time at Cat Ba Island

These houses may look like they have been abandoned for years, they sure aren’t! These ancient houses on Cat Ba island in Vietnam might be the coolest Airbnb accommodation on this list. Sleeping here for a night will set you back $34, but you’ll get breakfast as well. There are lots of hiking options on the island.

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam – check

Ancient house airbnb in Vietnam cat ba island

Which Airbnb places are on your wishlist? Do you have any good tips for us?

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