Cologne is one of Germany’s most popular tourist destinations, and the city offers a wide range of amazing Airbnbs across the city. From creative artist studios in Cologne’s south to luxury villas in the fanciest districts, we’ve compiled a list of the city’s coolest Airbnbs.
This stylish loft is real bargain situated in the leafy part of Cologne Riehl. Several parks, the botanical gardens and the Rhine meadows are just around the corner from here, and a quick underground ride takes you to Cologne’s central station. The 130-square-metre top-floor apartment encompasses two bedrooms, a spacious living room, a fully fitted designer kitchen, two bathrooms and a balcony. You can book yourself in for only €52 per night.
Location is everything. This modern loft is tucked away in the quiet courtyard of the Alte Molkerei complex but within walking distance of Ehrenfeld’s trendy bars, cafés and restaurants. High ceilings and exposed brick walls remember the days of the old dairy factory and add an industrial touch to the otherwise modern interior. The large space sleeps up to six people for €496 per night – and you can bring your furry friends, too.
Lindenthal is one of Cologne’s poshest postcodes. Backed onto the lush Stadtgarten park, the quiet roads of the fashionable quarter are lined with villas and townhouses – and you can rent one of them for your next stay in the city. Spread across several floors, this high-end Airbnb offers air conditioning, plush sofas, marble bathrooms, views of the ornate garden and enough room for seven to nine people. Given the location and the features, the price of €349 per night seems more than reasonable.
The area around Chlodwigplatz in Cologne’s south is a hub for young professionals and families who love the area for its vicinity to the riverfront, the countless bars, cafés and restaurants that populate the sidewalks and the somewhat chilled-out vibe. The wood-panelled walls, plants and modern artworks of this one-bedroom Airbnb give off a beachy flair, just like the next-door café Sabor ‘ermoso that will provide you with excellent coffee and breakfast if you want to eat out. You can’t go wrong with renting this place for €79 per night.
More than 200 stellar reviews say it all – this waterfront apartment works its charm with high-end décor and panoramic views of the river and the Rheinauhafen marina. The area was redeveloped a few years ago, and since then the old factory buildings have been converted into fancy lofts. Several boutiques, gyms and yoga studios, bars and restaurants line the Rhine boulevard just outside, and a quick tram ride takes you to the city centre and the Südstadt quarter. The loft sleeps two people and at €79 per night is a great value.