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The 8 best Airbnbs in Berlin

Need somewhere to rest your head in Berlin? We've found the best Airbnbs in the city

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

Over the past decade, Berlin has become an increasingly attractive place to visit. Sure, this artsy city has long been a fascinating place to visit, but these days it's absolutely packed with fun things to do, from big-name attractions to the more indie-friendly venues. It's also, lest we forget, got some world-class restaurants and an infamous nightlife scene – all of which makes finding somewhere to get a bit of shut-eye all the more important, but don't even think about booking a hotel.

We're here to tell you that Airbnb is the way to go, especially if you want to experience the capital like a local. With city apartments of all shapes and sizes available, the most tricky bit will be picking your perfect place. To help you get started, we've pulled together our top picks of Berlin's best Airbnbs. Bitte schön.

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Berlin’s best Airbnbs

The contemporary apartment near Alexanderplatz
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1. The contemporary apartment near Alexanderplatz

if you're looking for a central spot near downtown Berlin, this two-bed Airbnb Plus apartment is the one for you. From the plush king-size beds to the fully equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs, this stunning apartment has it all. The bathroom offers a shower-over-bath and clean design, while the living space leads out onto a wooden terrace complete with a gas bbq and outdoor seating for unwinding after exploring the city. The best part? It's super economical for a week's stay – leaving more in the bank for living your best Berlin life.

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

Looking for a quirky Airbnb in Berlin? Look no further. This traditional houseboat on Berlin's Spree gives you central living – without the need to be based inside an apartment block. This awesome houseboat offers accommodation – albeit questionable – for up to four guests. Built back in 1925, this water-based home has been modernised to roll with the times – while retaining a healthy dose of its original charm. There's also a fully equipped kitchen, infrared heaters for cooler nights, a BBQ when it's time to grill some bratwurst and a private terrace for stargazing. Enjoy.

The ultra-luxe penthouse near Berline Innenstadt
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3. The ultra-luxe penthouse near Berline Innenstadt

Berlin prides itself on being a rather edgy, rough-and-ready city, but there’s the odd place that bucks the trend, like this super-swanky high-end penthouse. It’s done out with opulent contemporary decor and has a vast lounge space but – and this is a big but – the real jewel in the crown is its rooftop hot tub. Wunderbar!

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

There's one keyword to sell this Mitte apartment: parquet. Just look at that beautiful finish! Ok, so parquet isn't everyone's cup of tea, but the fact that this three-bed (that sleeps eight) is also flooded with light, brimming with character and situated within easy reach of Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Brandenburg Gate and many a museum, ought to win you over. Plus, children aged 12 and under can stay free of charge.

The huge loft space in Kreuzberg
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5. The huge loft space in Kreuzberg

The epitome of German cool, this open-plan loft apartment is in Kreuzberg, an area steeped in punk history and filled with all-night bars and clubs. It’s pretty spacious too, sleeping up to six people – so it’s one to consider if you and your pals want to experience Berlin’s world-famous party scene.

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

This studio Airbnb is a good one for families: it’s spacious and has a communal garden at the back. There are also excellent transport links nearby, which will take you straight to the hive of attractions that is Alexanderplatz. But even better, the place is affordable, so you can holiday with a little extra pocket change. Result. 

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

Sandwiched between Mitte and Prenzlauer, this light-filled apartment is pleasingly close to Kastanienallee, a bustling street of lovely cafes, restaurants and shops. The apartment itself is contemporary and surprisingly spacious. Our favourite feature is the balcony, where we could imagine drinking our morning coffee while watching the world go by.

The modern apartment in a historic building in Scheunenviertel
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8. The modern apartment in a historic building in Scheunenviertel

This one-bed apartment boasts a smart, contemporary interior but it’s actually sat within one of the oldest buildings in the Mitte district: one that dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. A good one if you fancy staying somewhere with a bit of old-school Teutonic beauty.

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  • 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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