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The 9 best Airbnbs in Berlin from two-person apartments to group villas

Looking for somewhere to rest your head in Berlin? We’ve rounded up the best Airbnbs in Berlin to make your vacation planning that little bit easier.

Written by
Matt Breen
Danielle Goldstein
Rosemary Waugh
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Alys Lloyd

Berlin’s come a long way in the last decade, transforming into a buzzing hotspot packed with cool stuff to do. Sure, this artsy city has long been a fascinating place, but these days it's the perfect mix of history and modern vibes, from its pivotal World War II and Cold War past to its now booming food scene and wild nightlife.

When you’re ready to catch some Z’s, forget the hotels and dive into Airbnb options that’ll make you feel like a true local Berliner. They’ve got everything from cozy nooks to spacious pads - seriously, picking just one might be the hardest part. 

To help you plan your perfect stay, we've rounded up the cream of the crop, the best Airbnb rentals in Berlin. So whether you’re planning a winter trip to the Christmas markets or a summer road trip through Germany, you’ll want to incorporate these stunning properties into your trip. Bitte schön!


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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts, and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The best Airbnbs in Berlin

The tiny garden townhouse in Prenzlauer Berg
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1. The tiny garden townhouse in Prenzlauer Berg

Built in the 1930s, this tiny townhouse in a leafy enclave of Prenzlauer Berg in central Berlin has been recently refurbished to create a cosy hideaway in the city full of historic touches that lie side-by-side modern design features. Inside you’ll find arched brick ceilings, industrial-syle steel spiral staircases and beautiful curved windows with views out onto the streets below. There’s also a private garden to relax in in the summer months and you’re right next to central Berlin’s famous sights.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps up to three guests.
The mood? A compact hideaway in a leafy enclave of central Berlin. 
Location perks? Minutes away from central Berlin. 
Budget range? A decent price for the location.

The cozy houseboat on the Spree
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2. The cozy houseboat on the Spree

Looking for a quirky Airbnb in Berlin? This traditional houseboat on the Spree River is your answer. It’s central living with a twist - no high-rise apartment blocks here. This cool houseboat fits up to four guests, and though it’s been around since 1925, it’s been updated for today's crowd while keeping its old-school charm intact. You’ve got all the good stuff: a full kitchen, heaters for those chilly nights, a BBQ for grillin’, and a private terrace for stargazing. Trust us, it’s a vibe.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps up to four guests.
The mood? A floating haven with all the necessary creature comforts including a spacious living room with a cosy modern fireplace.
Location perks? What better way to experience Berlin’s history than on a sailboat anchored on the Spree? Perfect for short stays.
Budget range? A moderately-priced unique stay.

The contemporary apartment near Alexanderplatz
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3. The contemporary apartment near Alexanderplatz

If you want a prime spot close to downtown Berlin, this two-bedroom Airbnb apartment nails it. With cushy king-size beds and a fully equipped kitchen, this place ticks all the boxes. The bathroom rocks a shower-over-bath and sleek design, while the living space spills onto a wooden terrace with a gas BBQ and outdoor seating, ideal for kicking back after city jaunts. The best part? It's pretty affordable for a week's stay, meaning more bucks to splurge while you soak up all that Berlin magic.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps up to six guests. 
The mood? Contemporary chic.
Location perks? Alexanderplatz and the Eastside Gallery are a quick 10-minute walk away. Plus, the tram stop is close by, making it super easy to zip around the city and explore.
Budget range? Not too bad. Book early to grab an early bird discount.
Tip Out Tip: Wanna catch a movie? There's a cool historic theater close by, as well as an outdoor cinema with English screenings. Take your pick.

The light and airy apartment in Mitte
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4. The light and airy apartment in Mitte

Parquet lovers, this Mitte apartment's got your dream floors. But even if wood finishes aren't your jam, this three-bed getaway (with room for eight) is a sun-soaked, character-filled gem. Flooded with natural light, this home boasts spacious rooms, lofty ceilings, and sizable windows that add a touch of elegance to the entire apartment. After a day exploring everything the city has to offer, return to this Airbnb, whip up a delightful meal in the fully-equipped kitchen, and gather around the large dining table for a cozy get-together with your crew.

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps up to eight guests.
The mood? Light, bright, and airy.
Location perks? You're within easy reach of the main train station and key landmarks like the government quarter, the picturesque ‘Unter den Linden’ boulevard, the iconic Brandenburg Gate, and Museum Island.
Budget range? A good option for large groups and kids under 12 stay for free.

The well-connected studio in Prenzlauer Berg
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5. The well-connected studio in Prenzlauer Berg

For families seeking a cozy Airbnb, this spacious studio is a fantastic pick, especially with its communal garden out back. You've got a snug queen-sized bed, a chic convertible couch for extra snoozers, and a roomy wardrobe to stow away all your vacation gear. In the kitchen, find everything you need—from an oven and stovetop to a microwave and toaster—plus, a French press for that perfect morning brew. While there's no TV here, the host generously offers their Netflix account, so bring your laptop for some movie nights. And the best part? It’s budget-friendly, leaving you with extra cash to splurge during your holiday. Win-win!

Rooms? Studio apartment. Sleeps up to four guests.
The mood? A compact gem.
Location perks? Enjoy a stay in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg district, known for its thriving café and art gallery culture.
Budget range? Super affordable.

The bright and sunny one-bed near Kastanienallee
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6. The bright and sunny one-bed near Kastanienallee

Right in the heart of Mitte and Prenzlauer, this bright apartment is a stone's throw from Kastanienallee - a vibrant street teeming with charming cafes, restaurants, and shops. Step inside, and you’ll find a contemporary, surprisingly spacious layout with a generously sized bedroom and a sleek open-plan kitchen. The kitchen is newly furnished, boasting modern appliances like a dishwasher, a 4-burner hob, and a combo oven/microwave, plus a bunch of other handy gadgets. There’s even a wireless Sonos sound system where you can cue up your favorite tunes and create the perfect vacation soundtrack. And let's not forget the highlight - an inviting balcony where you can spend a relaxing morning sipping coffee while soaking in the city's energy.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps up to three guests.
The mood? A cool mix of contemporary, retro style and recycled design.
Location perks? You’re just six minutes away from the underground Senefelder Platz. Hop on the U2 line and travel through the center of the city, stopping at popular spots like Potsdamer Platz, and Stadtmitte (the stop for Check Point Charlie).
Budget range? This one won’t break the bank.

A modern studio apartment in Schöneberg
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7. A modern studio apartment in Schöneberg

Tucked away in Berlin's lively Schöneberg district, this newly renovated building offers freshly renovated, super comfy rooms. Think of it as a hybrid between a hotel and an Airbnb - you get the hotel perks with the privacy of an Airbnb (thank you, contactless check-in). Expect a big, cozy king-size bed with a cool bathroom and a super fancy rain shower. Oh, and if your trip leans more towards work than play, they’ve even got a handy work area or desk right there in your room. It really is the best of both worlds.

Rooms? Studio apartment. Sleeps up to two guests.
The mood? Sleek and modern.
Location perks? Enjoy a comfortable stay in Schöneberg, a historically LGBTQ+ district in the central-western part of Berlin known for its lively and eclectic atmosphere, wide tree-lined avenues, and diverse architecture. 
Budget range? A reasonably priced stay, perfect for couples.
Time Out Tip: Fair warning, the bathroom and bedroom are completely open-plan in this property, so there’s limited privacy. Don’t worry, the toilet is in a separate room.

The castle apartment just outside of Berlin
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8. The castle apartment just outside of Berlin

Looking for a peaceful getaway away from the city’s hustle and bustle? Look no further than the charming Little Castle of Lanke. This historical gem, restored by Eduard Knoblauch, maintains its traditional charm while boasting modern renovations. Inside, you’ll find a spacious living area, cozy bedrooms, and a fully-equipped Baulthaup kitchen (all complete with toasty heated floors, of course). Beyond the castle's walls, you’ll enjoy tonnes of outdoor adventures, including four serene lakes and an array of cycling trails. You won’t have the entire castle, but you will have the left wing to yourself which we think is more than enough space. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps up to two guests.
The mood? Pretty luxurious- it’s a castle after all.
Location perks? You’re about an hour away from the center of Berlin via train or, if you’ve hired a car, you can drive to the city in about 45 minutes. 
Budget range? Surprisingly, not too expensive.

The trendy loft apartment in Kreuzberg
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9. The trendy loft apartment in Kreuzberg

In the heart of lively Kreuzberg, this chic loft (housed in a former jam factory) is perfect for those looking for a unique stay. Enjoy stunning views of Berlin’s skyline, with glimpses of the famed East Side Gallery and the iconic Oberbaum Bridge, all from the property’s expansive balconies. Inside, you’ll find a sprawling living area with a snug seating spot overlooking the waterfront, an open-plan stainless steel kitchen adjoining a dining area, and a nifty personal gym setup, perfect for fitness fanatics who want to keep up their routine during their stay.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps up to four guests.
The mood? Super eclectic. There’s even an indoor swing. Pretty cool, right?
Location perks? Enjoy original cafes, bars, restaurants, and amazing nightlife right on your doorstep. 
Budget range? Pretty pricey.

Check out the best attractions in Berlin

  • Attractions

While the most compelling historic sites are concentrated in Mitte, the city’s physical centre, don’t forget Berlin’s beloved Kieze (often translated as ‘neighbourhood’, the Kiez is actually a smaller cluster of residential streets) – made up of attractions in their own right. Read on for our pick of the best. 


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