The Best Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals in Berlin, Germany
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From trendy, graffiti-splashed Kreuzberg to museum-packed Mitte, Berlin is all about its neighbourhoods. Book into an airbnb-style pad in the German capital and explore the bars, restaurants and shops that most tourists miss. So, roll out the currywurst (sausage) and get ready to live like a Berliner at one of these holiday apartments, bookable with Culture Trip.
Pet-friendly apartments at an affordable price
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Set in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, to the west of Berlin near the popular zoo, this neighbourhood is a hot spot for shopping. You’ll have plenty of space to store your holiday spoils in these apartments, which sleep from two to seven people in up to three bedrooms. Decor is understated and classic with white-washed walls and colourful bedspreads, and there are full kitchens and – in some cases – balconies.
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If you’re trying to do as much as possible over a short stay, this central, Mitte-based one-bedroom apartment, which sleeps up to four people, will do the trick. It’s close to Berlin’s historic sights, museums and Brandenburg Gate and Alte Schonhauser is surrounded by restaurants if you don’t fancy cooking. For those who do want to cater, there’s a hob, microwave and a compact dining area.
Bright spacious unit for 12 guests
This place channels the energy of Berlin’s street art with bold colour schemes: think walls in purple and green, vibrant orange kitchen, and sofa in black and red. Sleeping 12 people across four bedrooms, this centrally-located apartment near Alexanderplatz, will suit large groups. It will also suit families as there are cribs, a highchair and an outdoor area with picnic and barbecue.
Chic industrial-style suites in a central location
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Minimalist mavens will love these studio and one-bedroom apartments, sleeping three to six people. Exposed, concrete walls, sleek metallic furniture and statement light fixtures are modern-day Berlin. The building is attached to a shopping centre so you can easily pick up bits and bobs and it’s within easy reach of Berlin’s top museums and monuments. Rooms open on to a greenhouse-like shared space, so if you’re travelling with friends make sure they book the apartment next door.
Sleek designer flats with balconies
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North of headliner sights such as the Reichstag building and Brandenburg Gate, the vibe here is akin to a trendy five-star hotel. The balconied flats, which range from studios up to three bedrooms (and sleep from two to six), are slickly designed, with bookshelves and reading lamps above the beds, statement light fixtures and complimentary bathroom toiletries. They also have modern kitchens with full-size fridges.
Monochrome three bed apartment in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
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This apartment is only a 13-minute walk from the opulent palace complex of Schloss Charlottenburg, so you can visit the landscaped grounds and gilded interiors as many times as you like. The apartment itself offers guests plenty of space with three art-splashed bedrooms, which sleep up to nine people, a lounge and dedicated dining area.
Modern apartments in a period building
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For a taste of old Berlin, book into these studio and two-bedroom apartments, complete with glittering chandeliers, panelled doors and wooden floors. That’s not to say they’re stuffy. Sleeping two to eight people, funky accents such as bright pink chairs and artsy prints make it feel on point for one of Europe’s coolest cities. The DDR Museum and culture-packed Museum Island are less than 20 minutes’ walk away, making it a good choice for families with older children.
Cosy apartments with bunk beds
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The city’s hipster Kreuzberg district draws visitors to its top-notch coffee shops, Turkish eateries and hidden bars. With loads to experience on your doorstep, you probably won’t be thinking too much about your digs as long as they’re functional and clean. These one-bedroom apartments maximise space by sleeping up to six people on blonde-wood bunk beds. Bathrooms and kitchens which are shared provide a sociable vibe, perfect for younger travellers with friends in tow.
Stylish, quirky loft in Friedrichshain
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 exposed brick 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.
Bright maisonette in Charlottenburg
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 centres. 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.
Alice Dundon contributed additional reporting to this article.
These recommendations were updated on April 21, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.