The Great Wall, the charm of traditional hutong housing, an explosive live music scene, and some of the most interesting and wonderful street food in the world, Beijing is a destination for travelers looking for that unique China experience. It’s also home to the Forbidden City, an architectural masterpiece and inevitable bucket list item for many travelers. A place with a distinctive atmosphere, it’s a diverse metropolis and if you’re looking for a more authentic stay check out our selection of the best Beijing Airbnb rentals.

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For solo travelers: This king room at the Iris House Hotel

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This is one of the best Beijing Airbnb rentals if you are visiting Bejing alone. Solo travelers will appreciate the hostel-like atmosphere at this boutique hotel in Beijing’s second ring road. The rooms are meticulously clean, modern, and aesthetically minimalist, with views overlooking a peaceful courtyard that guests are welcome to enjoy. It’s a solid bang for your buck if you have high standards but aren’t splitting costs with travel companions, though the shared kitchen and living room also provide plenty of opportunities to link up with others.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $87 per night

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For couples: This pretty pink loft in Baizi Bay

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Loved-up travelers will fit right in at this Valentine-y loft in Baizi Bay. Beyond draws like the well-equipped kitchen, cozy bed with Antarctic quilt and feather down pillows, and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city from a high vantage point, the apartment comes with a movie-theater-style screen and projector for the ultimate date night experience. When you’re not snuggled up at home, couples might enjoy touring nearby Gaobeidian, a traditional tea house and classical furniture street, and the Happy Valley amusement park, which not only has rides but also themed areas like Atlantis and Shangri-La and a shopping area. For everything else, the area is well-connected via various means of public transport.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $80 per night

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For families: This funky apartment near the business district

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This stylish three-bedroom homestay in a central yet residential area of Beijing has to be one of the coolest Airbnbs in the city. With room for nine guests, it’s a great choice for groups or families with older kids. Not only are attractions like the Beijing International Sculpture Park nearby, but guests also have access to anything they might need for an optimally comfortable stay right around the corner, from shops and restaurants to a major metro stop. There’s even parking if you’re planning a family road trip, and a 24-hour concierge for everything else.

Nine guests, three bedrooms
Price: $89 per night

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For digital nomads: This modern apartment in Sanlitun

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This is one of the best Beijing Airbnb rentals for digital nomads. The one-bedroom suite in Beijing’s buzziest nightlife district is ideal for work-hard-play-hard types. Available for both long- and short-term stays, the unit is outfitted with high-speed internet and smart-home controls to accommodate remote workers, as well as in-building amenities like a gym, laundry room, library, snack shop, shared kitchen, and communal spaces to work or socialize. Best of all? The on-site concierge organizes events throughout the year to help guests connect with one another and find the best spots in the area to eat, shop, and party.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $165 per night

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For first-timers: This centrally located hutong hotel

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Location is everything when you’re exploring a new city. This boutique hotel room is a stone’s throw from many of Beijing’s top attractions, including the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The property itself is quiet, tucked away on a traditional residential alleyway, or hutong, while the bustling Wangfujing shopping street and Sanlitun drinking district are a short bike ride away. No guarantees you’ll make it out of the neighborhood, though, given its density of delectable local restaurants. The roast duck shops, in particular, are a must.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $118 per night

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For partygoers: This spacious condo in Sanlitun

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As diverse as it is chaotic, Sanlitun is the somewhat notorious bar street of Beijing. Host to numerous establishments pumping out Chinese rap music and the odd Celine Dion classic, it’s a lively scene, to say the least. Party people paradise, if you’re looking for budget boozing during your tour, set your internal GPS for Sanlitun and you won’t be disappointed. This large and beautiful Airbnb hosts up to 11 guests across five bedrooms. With an English-speaking host to smooth out any questions, your Beijing travel experience will be supersized with this big ol’ property. Just don’t blame us when you have a hangover from hell.

11 guests, five bedrooms
Price: $461 per night

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For foodies: This traditional siheyuan duplex

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Siheyuan, traditional dwellings dotting the labyrinthine alleys of Beijing hutongs, are residences steeped in history. Coming with a beautiful courtyard, this property mixes old and new, and does it with flair. The nearby Wangfujing street food market is an essential Beijing experience. Buzzing with both travelers and locals, the food-on-sticks fare comes in the form of everything deep-fried and barbecued: snake, squid, scorpion, rat, various intestinal innards, and for the more prosaic among us, the odd skewer of chicken.

Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $99 per night

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