As one of the largest cities in Germany (and the biggest in Hesse), Frankfurt has a huge range of things to do and places to explore. The charming Römerberg square, for instance, in the medieval old town, or the gothic 'cathedral' (in truth a church despite the name), which looms over the River Main. And, of course, no jaunt around Frankfurt would be complete without eating at one of its gorgeous restaurants or tracking down an apple wine tavern, after which you'll probably need somewhere comfy to rest your head. Where better than one of the city's best Airbnbs? We've rounded up a whole bunch of them in central Frankfurt to help you find one that fits your stay perfectly, be that a romantic gettaway, pals on tour, or a family vay-cay.
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Frankfurt's best Airbnbs
Outstanding industrial design
A spacious three-bed/three-bath industrial loft that sleeps up to eight. The floors are vogueish polished concrete, separated into lounging, dining and cooking areas by wooden platforms. It's all very architecture magazine, so if you're a stickler for style you'll feel right at home here.
Artfully stylish apartment
Split over two levels, this classy one-bed provides the perfect romantic bolthole. For starters, the TV comes with Amazon Prime and Netflix subscriptions, so if you did want to stay in one night you can carry on with whatever box-set you're obsessed with. The exposed brick contrasting with the crisp white walls and personal pieces of art add to the comfort of your stay.
A residence right on the river
Situated right beside the Main, this apartment offers stunning views across the river. It's a neat two-bed (doubles in both rooms) with a comfy lounge, a well-equipped kitchen and sun room. The host even leaves little chocolates for you like in a hotel for that added personal touch.
Splendid self-contained studio
This lovely little studio is located between Frankfurt's zoo and the river. It'd suit two guests max, seeing as everything is in the same room (except the bathroom, naturally), but it's decorated in a homely way and also has a balcony on which to take in the views.
Room with a view (over the old town)
This one-bed is tiny and the kitchen is in a cupboard, but it's so well located that it'd make a great base for anyone who wants to spend most of their time out exploring. And while you are in the flat, you can always relax on the balcony, gazing upon the old town with a cuppa.
Mid-century modern comforts
Someone furnished this place with love. There's a very clear mid-century modern vibe running through the flat, with parquet flooring, low lighting, rattan flourishes and the obligatory sunburst mirror. It also has all the necessary bits to make your stay effortless – like a washing machine, full-size oven/hob, and free wifi.
Parking and a pool in the centre
This is a rare treat. Situated right in the centre, this light-filled one-bed is in an apartment block that has a parking garage and pool. Both of which you are free to use throughout your stay. Plus, from the balcony you can see right across the old town to the skyscrapers beyond.
Penthouse in the Zeil
If shopping is your bag, you're going to want to get down to the Zeil. You'll also find this two-bed there, in prime position to reach the markets, stores and eateries. The flat itself is very neat and hotel-like, decked out in calming neutral tones, with all the necessary facilities.
Good for big groups
If there's a large group of you travelling together, you can all fit into this sprawling four-bed, which sleeps up to 16. This does mean bunking up with others, depending on numbers, as most rooms have two beds in, but it'll work out as an absolute bargain. There's a large, open plan kitchen/lounge to socialise in and two bathrooms.
Sweeping sights of the skyline
The best bit about this open-plan studio is the massive floor-to-ceiling window that sweeps across one side of the apartment. This opens up to connect the inside with the equally large terrace that offers lovely views across the city.
This studio has the sort of boho chic vibe that wouldn't feel out of place in a Manhattan loft. Except it's a fraction of the cost and is in the East End of Frankfurt. It would suit a couple or a couple of close friends, as there's only one bed, but you'll be pleased to know that both the bathroom and kitchen are in separate rooms. There's also a TV and free wifi.
An arty space with a garden
Imagine the kind of place a handful of art students might stay – a converted warehouse perhaps, with eclectic decor – and you've got a good idea of this Airbnb. It's incredibly roomy, with three bedrooms, a large kitchen/diner and the added bonus of a barbecue in the leafy yard.
Located in a swanky block, with an elegant entrance hall, this cosy studio flat provides everything you might need in one space. Bed? Check. Telly? Check. Hob, kettle, table and chairs? Check, check, check! Sure, it's intimate, but if you're with someone you're close to that'll only add to the charm.