Great art galleries, the Rhine river promenade and exclusive shopping boutiques are what draw the crowds to Düsseldorf. Visitors can choose from a variety of accommodation options, including some pretty cool Airbnbs ranging from top-floor lofts to quirky studios and houseboats. Have a look at our picks of the coolest Airbnbs in Düsseldorf.
Bilk is up there with Düsseldorf’s coolest neighbourhoods, and this Airbnb is right at the centre of things. The student district boasts tons of restaurants, cafés and nightclubs but is also home to some of Düsseldorf’s main sights, including the Kunstsammlung. The 50-square-metre apartment sleeps three people and is located in the backyard of the host’s home. Fully equipped with all essentials and with a separate entrance and private garden, the airy flat gives you the privacy you need. At € 75 a night, this place is a great value.
Yesim’s light-flooded apartment is downright stunning. Situated on the second floor of a residential complex in Dusseldorf’s Hafen district, the open-plan flat is only a few underground stops away from the shopping district. Sleeping three guests, the modern flat is available for € 115 a night and encompasses one bedroom, a squeaky clean bathroom and a spacious living room with a cushy sofa, dining table and an adjoining balcony.
Oberkassel ranks among Düsseldorf’s poshest postcodes. A stone’s throw away from the quiet Rhine waterfront and only a few tram stops away from the buzzing city centre and the main sights, the flat offers the best of both worlds. The tastefully decorated apartment features hardwood flooring throughout, top-quality furniture and all modern-day amenities, including high-speed Wi-Fi. Up to three guests can rent the 110-square-metre apartment for € 150 per night.
This stunning city centre flat was just newly decorated to a high standard in May 2016, and across one bedroom and a large living room with sofa bed it sleeps up to four people. Located just across the river from Düsseldorf’s city centre and a ten-minute drive from the Düsseldorf trade fair grounds, the sleek apartment is an excellent base whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure. One night costs € 193.
Situated on the top floor of a 1910 residential building, this beautifully refurbished loft boasts high ceilings, top-notch appliances and modern furnishings. Across two stories, the 140-square-metre apartment – available at € 280 per night – sleeps two people in the downstairs bedroom. The top floor encompasses the kitchen and a glass-fronted living room that opens onto a massive roof terrace with views of the area. Shops, cafés and restaurants are at the doorstep, and a tram station outside takes you to the city centre.
It hardly gets much cooler than staying on your own private houseboat in Düsseldorf’s Media Harbour. The 50-square-metre boat is sectioned into two bedrooms furnished with one double bed and a bunk bed, a bathroom and a spacious living area with kitchen and a fireplace. With terraces in the front, the rear and on the top, this exclusive Airbnb leaves you spoilt for choice on where to spend the sunny hours of the day. The houseboat is available for € 135.
This cosy ‘apartment of light and ideas’ has been decorated with a Leipzig student flat in mind, resulting in an eclectic mix of mint-painted walls, flea market furniture, oriental rugs and quirky décor. The 50-square-metre flat includes a bedroom, bathroom, fully outfitted kitchen and a comfy living room and can be booked for two people at € 55 a night.