A dynamic mix of show-stopping nightlife, a vibrant art scene, mouth-watering cuisine and must-see historic sights, Berlin has long been drawing visitors to Germany. While the city is flush with luxury hotels and affordable hostels, its best Airbnbs offer a home away from home in the heart of the German capital. Here’s our pick of the best Airbnbs in Berlin.
Cosy Prenzlauer Berg studio
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This studio in Prenzlauerberg has a chic, minimalist interior | Courtesy of Ze / Airbnb
This cosy, renovated studio in the central neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg is perfect for couples on a mini-break in Berlin. The compact but pristine apartment comes with two bikes for guests’ convenience and is located just a short ride from the popular Mauerpark (famed for its popular flea market), as well as the Berliner Unterwelten Museum – a subterranean museum exploring the city’s underground history. An ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, this apartment offers a chic, minimalist interior yet retains a warm atmosphere.
This Kreuzberg loft sleeps up to six people | Courtesy of Martina & Charlotte (MaCha) / Airbnb
Located in the capital’s creative hub, Kreuzberg, this spacious loft is fit for a rockstar and their mini-entourage. Sleeping up to six people and equipped with a cosy kitchen, dining area and bathroom, it’s the perfect pad for a larger group of friends who want to be located near Berlin’s coolest bars.
Enjoy a central location close to Boxhagener Platz and Volkspark Friedrichshain | Courtesy of Dietrich / Airbnb
Located between Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain, this quirky loft boasts a warm, welcoming interior that combines period features with modern flair: photographs by contemporary Berlin photographers adorn the exposed brickwork walls, while the bathroom and ample kitchen space are equipped with all mod-cons. Perfect for up to four travellers, this one-bedroom apartment offers guests a central location close to Boxhagener Platz and Volkspark Friedrichshain.
This Kreuzberg apartment includes a spacious lounge area | Courtesy of Martina and Charlotte (MaCha) / Airbnb
Located in the artsy, vibrant Kreuzberg neighbourhood, this modern loft is perfect for groups of up to six guests. Complete with a large lounge area, this apartment is just moments away from the vibrant nightlife around Kottbusser Tor and the tranquility of Prinzessinnengärten.
The Neukölln Artist Loft has relaxed dining area and an airy open-plan feel | Courtesy of Phil / Airbnb
A design-lover’s dream flat, this renovated two-bed loft is conveniently located in one of Berlin’s trendiest neighbourhoods, Neukölln. The chic, bright space offers a generous kitchen area, a modern bathroom, relaxed dining area and a cosy balcony to look over the bustling, leafy streets below.
This centrally located apartment sleeps up to four guests | Courtesy of Arzu and Tom / Airbnb
Centrally located on the border of Mitte and Wedding, this quaint, stylish flat comfortably houses up to four guests. With two good-sized bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and elegant floor-to-ceiling bookcases packed with reading inspiration, this apartment offers a cosy escape, close to Berlin’s must-visit attractions.
Be lulled by the sound of the water with a stay on a Berlin houseboat | Courtesy of Martin / Airbnb
Why stay by the water when you can stay on it? The perfect pad for anyone wanting to feel fully at one with the city during their break in Berlin, this adorable houseboat is located on the tranquil Rummelsburger lake, just off the River Spree. Small but perfectly formed, this tiny home – sleeping up to two people – makes up for in charm what it lacks in space.
Bright and airy, this loft is a short walk from Tiergarten | Courtesy of Hans / Airbnb
This two-bedroom split-level loft comfortably sleeps four guests. With floor-to-ceiling windows, this apartment promises a bright, airy oasis just off the bustling Kurfürstendamm – one of Berlin’s prime shopping destinations. Just a short walk from restaurants, trendy bars and Tiergarten – Berlin’s largest and most well-known public park – this conveniently located flat comes equipped with a vintage vinyl record player and a Nespresso machine.
Film fans will love the characterful, cinema-centric design of this Airbnb | Courtesy of Frank / Airbnb
This quirky guest room is the ideal spot for cinephiles. Located in the legendary Berlin Kino Museum (cinema museum), the room is adorned with a characterful, cinema-centric design, complete with a double bed, small closet and plush, velvet couches. While the amenities are limited, as the space offers a shared bathroom and lacks a kitchen area, this is more than made up for by the truly unique experience of a sleepover in a museum.