Madrid has so many accommodation options that it can sometimes be difficult to choose where to stay. We take a look at some of the city’s coolest Airbnb rentals, from cosy apartments ideal for a romantic city break to spacious lofts that are ideal for when you’re travelling in a big group.
This modern apartment is in a great location near the central Puerta del Sol and features colourful artworks and furnishings as well as a double bedroom and a mezzanine bedroom with twin beds. Huge windows give the space plenty of light while an American-style kitchen is ideal for when you want to rustle up a meal at home using delicious local produce. The apartment is equipped with air conditioning, so if you visit during the baking summer months, you can relax and sleep in a refreshingly cool atmosphere. Wi-Fi helps you stay connected so that you can update your friends and family about your travels.
This cute penthouse apartment is stylishly furnished and has perfectly mixed the modern with the vintage; original features include wooden ceiling beams and a small balcony complete with table and chairs – a lovely place for breakfast or an evening glass of vino. The apartment has a good-sized double bedroom and is in an excellent location, less than a minute away from the Plaza Mayor, Madrid’s main square. Air conditioning will keep you cool in summer and Wi-Fi means you can always stay connected.
This spacious apartment sleeps six people and is located in the heart of Malasaña, one of Madrid’s coolest neighbourhoods and home to vintage shops, hip bars, cafés and restaurants. Sleeping options include a double room, a room with twin beds and a sofa bed. The decor is modern and preserves several original features such as exposed brickwork and wooden beams. Wi-Fi and air conditioning are included, but make sure you pack light, as there is no lift access to the apartment.
If you’re travelling in a group and want to stay in one of the most historic areas of Madrid, then this apartment is definitely for you. Located right above the world’s oldest restaurant, El Sobrino de Botin, the spacious apartment has wooden beams, an intriguing carved wooden dining table and chairs and views out onto Cuchilleros Street, one of the prettiest and most bustling streets in downtown Madrid.
This beautiful apartment is set on Plaza de la Paja, one of Madrid’s loveliest squares, right in the heart of La Latina. It’s a place where locals love to hang out and a couple of minutes from some of the city’s best tapas bars. The apartment has two bedrooms and several sofa beds, so room enough for up to 10 people. The decor is clean and minimalist with wooden floors, beams and shutters.
This magical apartment is located on three levels of a tower in the cool, multicultural neighbourhood of Lavapiés. The tower itself is part of the Piquer Galleries, a courtyard surrounded by 60 shops, most of which sell antiques. The unique space has huge windows giving guests incredible panoramic views over the city. The apartment is close to the famous Rastro Sunday market as well as a host of bars and restaurants. The city’s famous galleries are about a 15-minute walk away. One of the best parts of the apartment is its wraparound terrace that gives visitors 360-degree views of Madrid.
This lovely apartment right on Gran Vía, Madrid’s famous shopping street, sleeps four people and has a wonderful nautical-themed terrace, the ideal place to chill out after a day of sightseeing. There is a double bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room, as well as air conditioning and Wi-Fi. A coffee machine and pods are a welcome extra addition.
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