Looking for the best VRBO’s & Airbnbs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the ultimate steel city getaway?  Recognized for its sports teams, steel bridges and vibrant neighborhoods, Pittsburgh is a great city to spend a long weekend exploring.

Located in Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is an old steel mining town rich in history and character.  Known as the City of Bridges, Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, which is more than any other city in the world…yes even Venice or Amsterdam.

Picking the perfect Airbnb Pittsburgh Vacation Rental can be a challenge as there are over 90 different neighborhoods to choose from.  I’ll go over the best areas of Pittsburgh to stay depending on what you are traveling to the steel city for.  I’ll also list the top Pittsburgh attractions of each area which will help you decide on the best Pittsburgh Airbnb vacation rental.

We’ll get into the specifics soon but first, are you in a hurry?  If you are trying to book a room tonight or don’t have time to read the whole article, below I listed a quick list of the best Airbnbs in Pittsburgh for easy booking.

Best Airbnbs in Pittsburgh, Pa

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Below I have listed the top 5 Pittsburgh Airbnbs and the reason it made the list.  This should make choosing your stay epic and seamless.

Whether you are on a steel city getaway, enjoying a weekend full of sports or on a family vacation, there’s an Airbnb in Pittsburgh for everyone.


Many of the properties listed in this post are on multiple booking sites including VRBO, Airbnb & Booking.  I linked through the site with cheapest price because it feels damn good to save a little money! 

Best Neighborhoods to stay in Pittsburgh

Best Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh to Stay

I grew up just outside of Pittsburgh and spent my weekends exploring the ins and outs of this stunning city.  Although there are many neighborhoods suitable to stay, these are the top 5 areas of Pittsburgh that I recommend to stay –  Downtown, Mount Washington, the Strip District, North Shore and Squirrel Hill.

Stay in Downtown Pittsburgh if you like skyscrapers and being in the heart of the city.  There are a mix of steakhouses and trendy restaurants.  Market Square is a great place to wander and explore.  Perfect for the history buffs and if you are in town to attend specific events.

Things to do in Downtown Pittsburgh:

  • Cycle around at Point State Park.
  • Check out the exhibits on local history at Fort Pitt Museum.
  • Explore Market Square.
  • Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the business district surrounded by sky scrapers.
  • Catch a hockey game at the Penguins Arena.

Mount Washington is a charming area known for its panoramic city views.  Stay here for upscale seafood and Italian restaurants along Grandview Avenue’s Restaurant Row.  The Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines are iconic Pittsburgh staples and a must experience for anyones first time to the city.

Things to do on Mount Washington:

  • Ride the Monongahela or Duquesne Incline.
  • Gawk at the views from Grandview Overlook.
  • Enjoy the trails at Emerald View Park.
  • Wine and dine with a view.

Stay in the Strip District if you are traveling on a budget and want to be in one of the trendiest neighborhoods.  The Strip District is an oasis for food lovers, offering low prices and an astounding variety of produce stands, international grocers, meat and fish markets plus independent vendors.  Along with boutique shops, retailers, and some of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh with a broad range of international cuisines.

Things to do in the Strip District:

  • Catch live music at the Pittsburgh Winery.
  • Shop for produce on Penn Ave.
  • St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, one of the city’s oldest and most iconic churches.
  • Heinz History Center
  • Eat at as many chef driven restaurants as you can.

If you are in town for a football or baseball game, then stay on the North Shore.  This area is home to Heinz Field and PNC Park.  Here there are lots of lively sports bars, brewpubs and steakhouses.  This is a great area to stay for families and sports enthusiasts.

Things to do on the North Shore:

  • Watch the Pirates play at PNC Park.
  • Check out the Andy Warhol Museum.
  • The Carnegie Science Center is fun for the whole family.
  • Catch a Steelers game at Heinz Field.
  • Visit Randyland, the city’s most colorful building.
  • Rivers Casino.

Stay in Squirrel Hill to be close to Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham University.  The area is filled with indie clothing boutique shops, bookstores and pizza joints.  Think museums, college campuses parks and international cuisine.

Things to do in Squirrel Hill:

  • Enjoy Thai, Indian, Turkish, you name it.  Home to the cities largest international cuisine scene.
  • Stroll around Schenely & Frick Parks
  • Go shopping.
  • Carnegie Museum of Art.

Top Pittsburgh Airbnbs & VRBO’s

Pittsburgh Pa bridges and buildings

Healthy Living on the Strip

  • Location:  Strip District
  • Price:  $134 per night
  • Sleeps: 4 people
  • Highlights: Close to public transportation, Free gym pass

If you don’t mind an early wake up call and want to be in the middle of the action, opt for a stay at the Healthy Living on the Strip.  This stay sits right above a world-class functional fitness center and comes with a free 3-day pass. (Warning classes start early and can be heard but all the better if you’re joining in on the fun!)

This is a one-bedroom furnished with all you would need to make your stay in Pittsburgh comfortable including a fully equipped kitchen and a washer and dryer.  Start your day with a HIIT workout (one of the best ways to stay in shape while you travel) so you can eat anything and everything that the Strip District has to offer.  Located close to public transportation, this is the perfect stay for a couple or health enthusiasts.

Rooftop Luxury

  • Location:  North Shore
  • Price:  $510 per night
  • Sleeps: 8 people
  • Highlights: 2 Rooftop decks, Luxury for a good price.

If you are looking to ball out when visiting the Steel City, then you’ll enjoy Rooftop Luxury.  Designed with the entertainer lifestyle in mind, this luxurious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath has 3 large outdoor spaces, a fire pit and even garage parking.

The layout is elegantly decorated with high-end finishes, with stunning lighting & custom smart home features throughout the home.  Along with those thoughtful touches, there are 3 large picturesque windows in the dining room and two in the living room offering fantastic views.

Enjoy a gourmet kitchen, 2 rooftop decks and a side yard (with kitchen) and even a Peloton bike for a quick workout.  The price is a steal for the luxury that comes with this Pittsburgh vacation rental, your expectations will met and then some.

Paris of Appalachia

  • Location:  North Shore
  • Price:  $199 per night
  • Sleeps: 4 people
  • Highlights: Walk to Heinz Field, Free parking

Paris of Appalachia is a spacious two bedroom flat is located in one of Pittsburgh’s most architecturally rich and historic neighborhoods.  The light and airy space is tastefully decorated with tall ceilings that really opens the place up.

Built in the 1870s, the apartment is part of a historic row house district.  Many of the original floor beams, as well as exposed brick, were preserved during the renovation which only adds to its charm.

The apartment is centrally located in an eclectic and fun little neighborhood within walking distance to a bus line, light-rail lines and a city-sponsored bike rental station.  A free guest parking permit is also included in the stay which comes in handy if you are in town for a Steeler game as the stay is within a short walking distance of Heinz Field.

South Side Slopes

  • Location:  South Side
  • Price:  $414 per night
  • Sleeps: 11 people
  • Highlights: Hot tub, Views

South Side Slopes is a stunning one of a kind home overlooking the entire city.   Located in a great neighborhood close to shopping, restaurants, universities and all that Pittsburgh has to offer.

The four bedroom, three bath home has lots of space perfect for large groups.  The outdoor area is perfect for entertaining friends and family.  I’m talking BBQing on the back deck, watching the city lights from the hot tub or just admiring the city.  Sunrises will hit a little different from the master suite balcony on the third story.

Skyline View

  • Location:  Mount Washington
  • Price:  $383 per night
  • Sleeps: 8 people
  • Highlights:  Views of Mount Washington, Location.

The Skyline View is a brand new custom home with stunning city views.  This Pittsburgh vacation rental is located minutes from Shiloh Street on Mount Washington which is central to all that Pittsburgh has to offer including both the Monongahela and Duquesne inclines.

The 4-level home has a modern kitchen and family room with soaring ceilings and two master bedroom suites with private baths.  Plus the on site parking is a huge benefit especially in this city.  Enjoy your morning coffee as you plan the days adventures on the front deck which offers epic city views.

This stay is perfect for large groups or families as it can sleep up to 8 people.  It also is well suited for couples, or business travelers.  Stay here for the best of both worlds, an urban city getaway, and a quiet retreat.

More Standout Airbnbs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A Pittsburgh bridge

University Dweller

  • Location:  Squirrel Hill
  • Price:  $82 per night
  • Sleeps: 4 people
  • Highlights: Price, Close to Universities 

The University Dweller is a great Pittsburgh Airbnb to stay at if you are traveling to the ‘burgh’ to be close to some of its Universities.  Pitt, CMU, and the hospitals are within a 20 minute walk.

The one bedroom, one bath stay can accommodate up to 4 people.  Clean, comfortable and cozy.  Close to shopping, dining, and several coffee shops.

Grandview on Mount Washington

  • Location:  Mount Washington
  • Price:  $225 per night
  • Sleeps: 4 people
  • Highlights:  Panoramic views overlooking the city.

Grandview on Mount Washington is one of the best Airbnbs in Pittsburgh if you are traveling with another person or couple that wants their own room for privacy.  The charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath victorian house has been completely remodeled.

This has one of the best locations in the City of Pittsburgh, in the center of Grandview Avenue.  Staying here has its perks like panoramic city views form the living room and the master bedroom.  Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck as you watch the sunset overlooking the city.  You won’t be disappointed with this Pittsburgh vacation rental.

Eclectic Stay in Cultural District

  • Location:  Downtown
  • Price:  $181 per night
  • Sleeps: 4 people
  • Highlights: Location, Price.

The Eclectic Stay in Cultural’s District has everything you need to enjoy a stay in Pittsburgh.  This Pittsburgh Airbnb is found inside a historic building which only adds to its allure.  The walls in the bedroom do not go all the way to the ceiling which attributes to the lofty vibes.

Only one block from the Benedum Center & Heinz Hall performing arts, the stay is located in a vibrant, downtown neighborhood close theaters, art galleries and cultural landmarks.  Plus PNC Park is only a 10-minute walk across the bridge and the convention center is 3 minutes away.  This is perfect for solo adventurists or couples.

Urban Views

  • Location:  Mount Washington
  • Price:  $180 per night
  • Sleeps: 4 people
  • Highlights: Backyard patio, Views

If you are looking for a Pittsburgh Airbnb that is walkable to Pittsburgh’s stadiums but still on Mount Washington then opt for a stay at Urban Views.  This cozy, mid century inspired home comes with a fully stocked kitchen, two comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living space arranged for entertaining.

This home is perfect for a small group or family looking for a house close to all the city has to offer.  Relax on the backyard patio, taking in the sights from Mount Washington after an eventful day of exploring the ‘burgh’.

Squirrel Hill Beauty

  • Location:  Squirrel Hill South
  • Price:  $149 per night
  • Sleeps: 5 people
  • Highlights: Walking distance to CMU

This Squirrel Hill Beauty is a fantastic way to experience the Squirrel Hill ambience.  This beautiful mid century modern home is cozy and inviting.  Located in a fun, eclectic neighborhood next to CMU just uphill from Murray Ave, there are plenty of walking routes and parking on the street.

The Pittsburgh Vrbo is themed with art and decor that highlights the beauty of the city.  Enjoy the views out the south windows and deck and the back yard is perfect if you are traveling with your pet.

Those are the best Airbnbs in Pittsburgh for the ultimate Steel City getaway.  Do you have any favorite Pittsburgh vacation rentals?  Meet me in the comments!

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