Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Basel, Switzerland - Updated 2021

airbnb in basel

Nestled in the northwestern side of Switzerland, on the Rhine River, Basel is a charming city that is known for its booming pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Other than that, it is a cultural hub with a vibrant art scene. Lots of museums, galleries, theatres, and opera houses are scattered around Basel, awaiting eager tourists. More so, this city boasts remarkable architecture–centuries-old structures can be found in its town centers, including a Gothic cathedral, called Basel Minster, that’s been standing since the 12th century. Families will also have lots of fun in the captivating Zoo Basel - the largest and oldest zoo in Switzerland. If you are planning to spend a holiday on this side of the country, here is a list of the top Airbnbs in Basel, Switzerland. Browse below.

1. Cozy and minimalist flat (from USD 65)

Excited about an upcoming vacation in the captivating city of Basel anytime soon? If so, make your escapade a more delightful one by booking this fantastic Airbnb, located in the heart of the city and close to local shops, charming cafes, and interesting landmarks. It showcases a simple yet cozy, rustic interior design with a vibrant atmosphere. Four guests are welcome in this Airbnb. It is equipped with a single bedroom with two beds, a private bathroom, a small kitchen, a table setting, and a laptop-friendly workspace.

Cozy B&B, Austrasse , in the heart of Basel City
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
115 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the combination of air conditioning during the day and open skylights at night made sleeping very comfortable
she also provided breakfast and coffee which was a lovely touch
the bathroom is a good size and beds were very comfortable
charming quiet and comfortable
the cleanliness of the place was excellent
great flat super clean and well furnished
also it was very clean
the rooms were very clean and had everything we needed
the apartment is really well equipped and was spotlessly clean
giuseppe was a perfect host
the host was very kind
antonietta was a great host
the hosts were very kind and helpful
our host was very nice and friendly
the location was an easy 15 minute walk to the train station
very nice central location in basel
this location was a good value for the money
good location and really pretty place
the location was perfect for us
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2. Chic vacation rental with a garden (from USD 80)

If your main destination in Basel is Spalentor or Basel University, this chic Airbnb is perfect for you. Aside from those, it is also within close proximity to Basel Zoo, wonderful local shops, dining spots, and recreational areas. The place has a charming interior with gorgeous hardwood flooring and expansive windows that let lots of natural light into the house. Housing one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a private bathroom, this Airbnb is ideal for couples on a romantic getaway or best buds on an escapade. WiFi is accessible to guests. On top of those, it has a beautiful garden where you can unwind or bask in the warmth of the morning sun.

Cosy studio near Spalentor and University
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
104 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 0 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable accommodation with very good amenities and a modern bathroom
strong wifi and just blocks from the university
i particularly liked the kettle and kitchen utensils
perfect place to sleep and shower on a meeting-filled trip to basel
the beds were so comfortable and the nespresso machine so appreciated
very clean and spacious studio
the place is very clean and cozy
it was very clean and very comfortable
a very clean and easy place to stay
the studio is very clean and bright
leonardo was very kind and he made us feel at home
the hosts are really kind
host is very helpful and prompt with responses
very nice host and very nice studio
host was very responsive and helpful
good location to all public transport
cozy little apartment in an ideal location
however location is really excellent for the city
wonderful place quiet and close to public transport
location is perfect for the town centre and christmas markets only a short walk away
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3. Bright basement haven with a private bathroom (from USD 59)

This tastefully furnished studio-type Airbnb rental is perfect for tourists on the go, as it is located close to the city’s must-visit attractions. It is bright, simple, and boasts a bunch of homey amenities that will make your indoor days as much a delight as your outdoor adventure. It features a relaxing queen-size bed adjacent to a laptop-friendly workspace. WiFi is also available for guests’ entertainment. The private bathroom is located in the hallway and it has basic essentials available to guests. Coffee-making equipment is also present in the unit so you can start your days with a warm cup of coffee or tea.

M81 | Bright basement studio w/ private bathroom
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
162 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the desk and chairs were helpful and also the bedside table lamp
the room has access to a lovely little patio and the room has coffee and tea making facilities
very quiet and peaceful room and lots of natural light despite the fact that it’s in a basement
adorable apartment with a hip touch
very quiet and calming room
clean and quiet studio
clean feels very private and was very quiet
felix's place was very clean and comfortable
it was pretty clean and stylish
the studio is bright clean and a small terrace is available
felix was a great host
felix was an amazing host and incredibly responsive to each of my questions
felix is an excellent host
felix is a great host super friendly and informative but not too pushy
he was incredibly responsive to questions and requests especially during my stay
a beautiful location and comfortable stay
location is great as well very close to public transportation and just a few stations from city center
the location of the apartment is great
location is ideal for taking a walk on the river or accessing the center
felix's apartment is located in a beautiful area in walkable distance from the city center
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4. Beautiful three-bedroom flat close to the tram station (from USD 58)

Looking for a spacious accommodation that can fit a medium-size group of guests? You might want to take a look at this elegant three-bedroom flat that can sleep up to five guests. It has one-and-a-half bathrooms for guests’ convenience. Additionally, food preparation is made exciting as this rental has a fabulous kitchen and a sophisticated dining area. To top it all off, it is located a few steps away from the tramway station, supermarkets, and a majestic public park.

Private 4room flat, Heart of Basel, flex. cancel.
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
188 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fans were very helpful during the night with the extremely hot temperatures
lots of good information on basel was on the table including city passes for trams
gabriel’s apartment is in a fantastic location for all amenities and attractions in basel
big and comfortable flat very clean good heating good wifi
the apartment was very comfortable for our stay
very clean and cozy flat to stay
comfortable and clean place
the place is super convenient and nicely cleaned / furnished
it was clean well organized and there was plenty of space
it’s very clean and cozy and designed well as well
host was very responsive and helpful
perfect conditions and easy to get in touch with our host
gabriel was a fantastic host - very fast with responses and checking we had settled in ok
gabriel is a wonderful host - very responsive with great travel tips
gabriel was very helpful and had a quick response to messages
great location as you can walk downtown
place and location were perfect
a great location -- right on the bus route from the airport and the tram route
location is perfect for basel
easy walk to the old city
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5. Modern flat close to the Rhine (from USD 107)

Modern, bright, and cozy are three words that best describe this Airbnb. It has a home away from home vibes that past guests love, and it has all the amenities of a regular home. It houses a single bedroom and a total of two beds that are ideal for a small group of three guests. A balcony is situated next to the bedroom, where you can watch the hustle and bustle of the area from above. Additional guest access includes one-and-a-half baths, a cozy living space with a flat-screen TV, a brand-new, fully equipped kitchen, and a functional sound system.

Modern 2 room flat 30 sec. to Rhine
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
251 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely and spacious apartment with an amazing view from the balcony
we found the sofa and bed very comfortable
martin's apartment is well equipped and spacious with a nice deck off the main bedroom overlooking lovely trees
this is a great apartment comfortable with all the amenities
the checking in instructions were easy to follow the water is hot and the wifi excellent
flat clean and quiet
super clean and spacious
clean and well laid out
this apartment is very clean and comfortable
clean fantastic room we love here
martin was a super host
martin is a very helpful host and easily contactable
martin was really responsive as well
in the top of that martin is so great host
gracious and very nice host and nice place would recommend to friends
the location is really well located
great location within walking distance from old town
great location on near the river
the location is very good
beautiful apartment very close to the river
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6. Downtown home for couples on a budget (from USD 64)

For tourists who like city walks and sightseeing, this downtown Airbnb is a good catch. It showcases a charming, shabby chic interior design that makes it a cozy haven awaiting you after hours of exploring the city and indulging in its offerings. The walls are mostly white and it has stunning hardwood flooring and lots of windows that let natural light permeate the place. Ideal for couples on a budget, this vacation rental is affordable and it houses a comfy sleeping area with a wardrobe and a bathroom.

★ Downtown★ 24h Check-In ★ 15 min to Airport
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
216 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 0 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great touches (wifi printer chargers)
apartment looks like in pictures read description shower and kitchen are in the same space as bed
alan was very quick to respond to messages check-in via lockbox was easy and wifi was quite fast
the bed is extremely comfortable
despite being a little bit small very nice room to enjoy visiting basel
room was clean and comfy
it was clean and exactly as it was described
everything was very clean and comfortable check in was easy
the place is clean and enough for two people
the place was nice and clean
the hosts were really helpful
the hosts were welcoming and communicative
the hosts are extremely responsive
hosts are very welcoming and easy to communicate with
allan is very kind and provides an outstanding service
close to a few major trams in the area so pretty accessible from the metro
apartment is in great location with everything you need in walking distance
great little spot that’s close to basel university
great little place centrally located and particularly handy for the university hospital
i highly recommend this location
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7. Captivating two-story house (from USD 92)

If you prefer house-like Airbnbs over condo-type vacation rentals, this one might pique your interest. It is a beautiful two-story rustic home with a gorgeous garden where you can enjoy your mornings drinking coffee, admiring nature, and getting some vitamin D. Housing a single bedroom, a private bathroom, a spacious living area with two sofa beds and a coffee table, a complete kitchen, and lovely dining table, this little nest is ideal for up to four guests.

Haus am Rhein in quiet backyard
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
146 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was great as last time comfortable great location super quiet super chill (it was 27°c outside)
comfortable beds and blankets
clean convenient and special
very clean lots of space
the place was very clean and surprisingly large for a good price
great location and very clean funky place
it’s cozy spacious and clean
the apartment is great and the hosts were super efficient and easy to deal with
good location near the river
location is near the river and you can have a nice walk alongside the river side
quite easy to park near
wonderful spacious flat in a great location
nicole's place is located in a quiet neighborhood and is very nicely furnished
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8. Stunning Airbnb close to Stücki Shopping Center (from USD 108)

Make your Basel holiday even more memorable by staying in this fabulous flat. Perfect for couples on a getaway, this spacious accommodation is fully equipped with a bright bedroom with a cloud-like queen-size bed, a sparklingly clean bathroom, a kitchen where you can whip up your culinary specialties, a chic dining area, and a lovely balcony with outdoor seating. To top it all off, this Airbnb is within a short walking distance to Badischer Bahnhof, Basel Exhibition, and Stücki Shopping Center.

Le Bijou a Balé
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
92 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kai has a really nice apartment looks quite new and modern
we had a very good stay at kai's apartment
my stay in kai’s apartment was great
very clean and stylish flat
very neat clean and modern
it was clean stylish spacious and organized
the apt smells nice looks clean and feels cozy
his apartment is nice very clean and cosy
kai is a perfect host
kai is a great host
kai was a great host
kai is also a very helpful host that he help me a lots of information
thanks kai for being a super host :-)
walking to the old city across the river takes about 40 minutes; a nice and pleasant walk
the apartment is located in a friendly neighbourhood with plenty of parking space for those travelling by car
the baselcards that are provided give free public transport (including the airport bus) and 50% off the museums
very comfy bed good shower bus every 10 mins good & strong coffee
kai’s place was perfect for our weekend away
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9. Centrally located, tranquil apartment (from USD 64)

Another exceptional Airbnb that is located in the central part of the city is this lovely apartment. Guests will be enjoying the entire haven to themselves, as well as its convenient amenities. It has all the comforts of a regular home, housing a contemporary bedroom, a spacious living room, a bathroom with a bathtub, and a little balcony where you can enjoy the views in the area. Additionally, guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area for four.

Tranquil apartment - centrally located
164 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
petra had also arranged for a fan as the temperatures in basel were soaring during my stay
in fact we moved those chairs inside to sit in because they were more comfortable
i especially appreciated the complimentary coffee big bathtub and full kitchen
it is spacious and comfortable with a nice balcony
the apartment has plenty of space and quite comfortable
you have towels and sheets very clean
clean and in a quiet area
it was clean and the bed was very comfortable
the apartment is clean and good
apartment was nice and clean
nice little appartment and very kind host
petra was a great host
petra was a very good host and replied with any questions i had very quickly
petra is a very welcoming host
petra was a great host very responsive and willing to help us out
great place close to the rhine river and university of basel
the apartment is very well located with all the major attractions close-by
great little apartment close to everything you need in basel
the location was perfect for our visits
this apartment was in a great location very quiet neighborhood but within walking distance to major attractions and museums
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10. Exceptional loft for 11 guests with rooftop pool access

Experience city living in this loft accommodation with high-end amenities. This Airbnb vacation rental has a total of five charming and comfortable bedrooms with expansive windows where they can people-watch. It has two-and-a-half baths with bathtubs that guests have private access to. Additionally, it has a full kitchen with a bar, a spacious dining table, and a modern living space with couch seating. Plus, guests can have all the fun in the rooftop pool, where they can swim to their hearts’ content and marvel at the panoramic picturesque city views.

City Loft 6 Room | Rooftop View Pool
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
371 reviews
Entire loft 6 Beds 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was excellent with a good signal
amazing rooftop with a pool and an evening more excitong view over basel
great patio and pool
roof top pool is a big asset with fabulous views of basel
amazing apartment with big rooms and good furniture
the apartment was just as described spacious clean and the pool is sensational
perfect very well organized clean & tidy with everything in place you need
lawrence's place was large clean comfortable modern and well - located
the place was very clean and tidy and stylishly finished
host was incredibly responsive
host was super accommodating with post booking requests and information
he was a great host and i recommend the place
lawrence was very helpful responsive to our questions and concerns
the host was amazing and the house is just purely perfect
great location and spacious place
fantastic location close to the train station and town center
very easy to walk to everything
wonderful place in a wonderful location
awesome place and perfect location
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Fall in love with Basel

Basel is a gorgeous city in Switzerland with a captivating quintessential charm. It has lots of iconic centuries-old architecture and a vibrant art scene that complements its rich culture. Lots of museums, remarkable landmarks, local shops, and cafes are scattered around the city that tourists should not miss. If you have a ticket to Basel anytime soon, you might as well book accommodation ahead of time. Use this list of top Airbnbs in the city as your guide.

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