Standing out as one of the hippest cities in Europe, Berlin’s fusion of grunge and glamour is a siren’s call for travelers. Whether you’re flying in to tick-off museums or for the legendary nightlife, top on your agenda is deciding where to stay in Berlin. Perfect for first-timers, Mitte is the historic heart of the city. Meanwhile, outlying neighborhoods such as Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain give you a flavor of what it’s like to call the German capital home. Run your eyes over our pick of the coolest lofts and trendiest Airbnb Berlin, Germany, vacation rentals.
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A wild card for anyone seeking a night out of the city limits, this pet-friendly Berlin Airbnb houseboat is moored on a small islet on the River Spree. The structure consists of a studio with a basic kitchenette and bathroom. Out on the floating deck, comfy couches alongside a fire pit and a private hot tub mark the lounge. The host provides a pedal boat to ferry you to and from the riverbank and paddle boards are available on request.
Mitte is the bustling center of Berlin, with a vibrant mix of old and new architecture. It’s known for its historic sites, including Unter den Linden boulevard and Museum Island, as well as modern shopping streets like Friedrichstrasse. Airbnb rentals in Mitte are plentiful, ranging from classic apartments to luxurious penthouses.
One of the best Airbnb rentals in Berlin for larger groups, this listing applies to two sister apartments each with its own kitchen and lounge. Both are New Yorker-styled with exposed brickwork, piping, and custom-made design elements. The hosts are poised to arrange such services as tours, groceries, and arrival champagne. A fantastic option for two families or couples traveling together.
This light-filled Berlin Airbnb loft is a five-minute walk to Alexanderplatz and Museum Island. The contemporary home is appointed with chic upholstery, funky portrait art, and a fully-equipped kitchen. But, best of all is the private roof terrace. This verdant patio is teeming with greenery and capitalizes on the view over central Berlin.
Centrally located and impeccably decorated, this 5-star Airbnb Berlin penthouse with a sauna gives you a taste of luxury living. Each of the swanky three bedrooms comes with its own deluxe bathroom complete with a soaking tub. Internal living quarters consist of an open-complex kitchen, lounge, bar, and dining area. An expansive roof terrace overlooking Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral, and City Palace adds further sparkle.
Six guests, three bedrooms Price: $2,240 per night
Kreuzberg is a vibrant and eclectic district in Berlin, full of unique and authentic Airbnb rentals. It’s known for its nightlife and its diverse population which reflects its history. A popular destination for tourists, Kreuzberg is also home to many students and a thriving art scene.
You’ll feel right at home in this colorful Kreuzberg Airbnb overlooking the Spree Canal. The property is spread over two bedrooms with the lounge providing additional sleeping space. One bathroom is fitted with a tub while the second comes with a power shower. Lively works of art and snug fabrics accent the house and make it the ideal base for long evenings setting the world to rights.
This dreamy Kreuzberg loft is one of the most Instagrammable Berlin Airbnbs. The apartment has been lovingly curated as a modern oasis without sacrificing its heritage charms. Luxury touches include the wood burner in the lounge and the clawfoot bath on the roof terrace, which in turn grants epic views across Berlin Mitte. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a photo shoot.
This Airbnb is located in the trendy neighborhood of Kreuzberg, an ideal location for first-time visitors to Berlin. The Airbnb itself is a modern three-bedroom apartment with all necessary amenities and plenty of natural light coming through its large windows. It’s within walking distance of the water as well as plenty of restaurants and shops. Nightlife is vibrant here — this is Berlin, after all — so be excited about the vibrancy of the neighborhood surrounding this unit. Plus, it’s great for groups.
Neukölln is a district in Berlin that has quickly become popular for its unique mix of cultures, restaurants, and nightlife. It is sometimes referred to as Berlin’s Brooklyn or the “hippest district” of the city. Airbnb properties are widely available in Neukölln, giving visitors access to some of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods. Airbnb hosts in Neukölln are friendly and knowledgeable about the local area, making sure visitors have an enjoyable stay in this vibrant part of the city.
Spacious and elegant three-bedroom in hip Neukölln
Convenient for the vintage bars and buzzing bars of Berlin’s up-and-coming Neukölln neighborhood, this airy rental property is well-suited to a couple or small group. Occupying an 1890s building, the renovated apartment enjoys high ceilings and natural light. Sleeping arrangements span a king room with a mezzanine and a pull-out in the lounge while a raised dining and relaxing platform in the custom-made kitchen is ideal for sociable evenings.
Eight guests, three bedrooms Price: $275 per night
This Airbnb is located in the lively neighborhood of Neukölln, where you can explore the diversity of Berlin culture. The unit is a spacious apartment with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a balcony. It’s perfect for larger groups of up to 10 (hello, reunion!) All necessary amenities are included so that you can make yourself at home. Plus, there’s plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy.
Write a paragraph about Friedrichshain, BerlinFriedrichshain is a thriving district in Berlin that offers an abundance of Airbnb options. Located east of the city center, it has become home to many young creatives and start-ups.
Whimsical and homely, this serene F’Hain studio home features a bespoke siesta nook where you can nap, read, or kick back with a glass of wine and a movie. The bed is cordoned off to create a sense of space while preparing morning coffee in the scarlet kitchen will put a spring in your step. Book this Friedrichshain apartment during the summer months to benefit from the terrace.
Two guests, one bedroom (studio) Price: $205 per night
This pet-friendly Airbnb in Berlin is an awesome pick for families – under 16s stay for free! Even better, the swing in the lounge will provide endless hours of entertainment for all ages. The kitchen is meticulously stocked and will delight traveling chefs while bibliophiles will be in their element in the book-filled lounge.
Styled with timeless sophistication, this historic loft enjoys high ceilings, oak floors, and French double doors. Vintage furnishings and original artworks adorn the property and add nostalgic glamour. A gigantic salon marks the heart of the apartment and comes with a piano and room to lay down a yoga mat or shake your hips around to a retro playlist. The bathroom is fitted with a luxurious free-standing tub.
Tucked away down a peaceful bicycle-only street, this F’Hain Airbnb is steps away from the neighborhood’s best restaurants and bars. High-quality designer furniture includes box spring beds and wooden moveables while artwork by local artists adorns the walls. With lightning-speed Wi-Fi and designated workspaces, this contemporary apartment is curated with remote workers and digital nomads in mind.
Seven guests, three bedrooms Price: $405 per night