12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cologne, Germany - Updated 2024

Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza 
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As one of Germany’s largest and most populous cities, Cologne is a bustling modern metropolis with various things to do. At the same time, it is also known as a cultural hub, being home to numerous historical sites and centers for art. Some of the city’s must-see spots include the stunning Cologne Cathedral, an iconic work of gothic architecture, and Museum Ludwig, where you can find a rich collection of works by the legendary artist, Pablo Picasso.

Ready for your next trip to Cologne? Whether you’re planning to travel solo, as a couple, or with family, we can help you find your ideal home base in this fascinating city. Read on to discover the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Cologne, Germany.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 29, 2024.

1. Lovely apartment with a balcony (from USD 107)

The apartment has a balcony, ideal for sipping a cup of coffee while admiring the city’s views. The property has a 42-inch TV with regular cable, so you can catch up on your favorite shows while relaxing. Wi-Fi is also provided, making keeping in touch with family and friends simple.

Relax in the bathtub and refresh yourself after a day of exploring the city. Off-premises parking is provided for a fee, allowing you to explore the city without worrying about finding a place to park. Luggage dropoff is available for your convenience if you need to drop off your luggage before or after check-in.

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Köln, NRW, Germany
621 meters (0.4 ft) from Cologne Cathedral
235 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the studio is nicely decorated and has plenty of amenities in the kitchen area
very clean and tidy
very clean flat that’s nicely appointed
very clean appartment in the very heart of cologne
the location of the airbnb couldn’t be better and was very clean too we’d definitely stay here again
clean & charming little studio in a great central location
simone was a fantastic host
host is very responsive
i appreciated the host's quick responses before and throughout my stay
check in was easy explained well by the host
the studio is as marketed in the pictures and she is very responsive during the stay
the location is perfect - easy walking distance to all the major tourist spots
super nice location and really cute place to stay
a lovely apartment in a great central location
easy to walk to everything around the city
great location would definitely stay here again
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2. Charming flat near the Cologne Ring (from USD 130)

You will love this property’s prime location, as it is within walking distance of the Cologne Ring, making it convenient to explore the city’s attractions. The apartment features a 32-inch HDTV with access to Netflix and standard cable for some indoor entertainment. With reliable Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace, you can effortlessly stay connected with work even while you’re away on your trip.

The flat is designed to provide the utmost comfort to its guests, regardless of the season, as it comes equipped with air conditioning, portable fans, and central heating. The property permits extended stays, making it a desirable choice for individuals seeking long-term accommodation within the city.

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Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1.47 km (1.0 mi) from Cologne Cathedral
31 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the place itself is great super clean nicely decorated and feels very homey
the apartment is clean modern and warm and has everything you might need for you stay
new bathroom and kitchen and super well equipped and clean
claudi was a very nice and helpful host
claudia is a genuinely nice attentive and helpful host and communication with her was easy and fast
she will do whatever it takes to be perfectly accommodating
great location not least because it is very close to the train station
it is located in a beautiful neighborhood quiet but lively at the same time
) and a 15-20 minute walk from the rhine so is very nicely situated
very quiet street yet just around the corner from a very cool and hip area
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3. Spotlessly clean abode near train station (from USD 46)

Traveling to Cologne on a solo adventure? This spotlessly clean abode awaits, with everything you’ll need for a completely private and hassle-free stay!

Open strictly to individual guests, this studio apartment is located on the third floor and is accessible through a private entrance. You can sleep soundly on the single bed, fitted with fresh linen, and unwind by watching your favorite shows. Free Wi-Fi is also available to keep you connected during your stay.

The apartment is located within walking distance of the nearest train station, making it a great home base if you wish to explore Cologne. Shops, restaurants, and even the Rhine are also easy to walk to. While for just 30 minutes, you can get to the famed Cologne Cathedral from this Airbnb.

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Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
2.43 km (1.6 mi) from Cologne Cathedral
334 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is also wonderful with a neat balcony
there's no living room but the bedroom is large enough for sleeping working and relaxing at daytime
overall a clean and comfortable space
clean quiet a perfect size
sigrid’s place was spotlessly clean and very comfortable to stay in
the studio was so clean and cozy
very clean and spacious which i was very happy about
sigrid is a very nice host
sigrid is an amazing host
the hosts are very nice welcoming and helpful
the flat is lovely and comfortable and the hosts are shining with hospitality
great place and awesome hosts
ideal location since it’s close enough to the center yet in a separate vibrate neighborhood
great location opposite a nice park
the place is really cute comfortable and well located
great place to stay--away from the busy-ness of center city but close to transportation and shopping
great little apartment in a very nice location everything was perfect
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4. Studio for two in Belgian Quarter (from USD 139)

Located within the Belgian Quarter, one of Cologne’s coolest and most vibrant neighborhoods, this studio apartment would be the perfect home base for young urban adventurers.

With a private bedroom and bath, the apartment can accommodate couples and guests traveling solo. This vacation rental in Cologne also has an open kitchen and dining area, with basic utensils available to help guests prepare and enjoy simple home-cooked meals.

For entertainment, guests can enjoy the available streaming services on the large, flatscreen TV and stay online with free Wi-Fi access. The apartment is also located close to some of the hippest spots in the Belgian Quarter, including a number of restaurants, shops, and bars.

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Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1.48 km (1.0 mi) from Cologne Cathedral
913 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was great shower was great
terrific apartment expect gemütlichkeit this apartment was perfect - fabulous location good amenities and very charming
comfy bed great shower amazing patio quiet but close to city center and coffee provided
the apartment was clean and had the basic amenities that we needed
the apt is certainly in a hip and happening place in cologne access to the apt was easy
clean and easy to check in
it was clean and easy to check in
the studio was clean and ready for us right on time
the apartment was great it was very clean and quiet and convenient to transit for my activities in cologne
ly was very communicative and i appreciate her clean place
lee is a lovely host
lee was very kind and quickly responded
the neighborhood was great the host was very responsive and the check-in was flawless
ly was communicative and helpful
fantastic space clean great location and the host is wonderful will definitely be back
cute place in a fantastic location
perfect location and very cozy
the neighbourhood is fun and central
nice place located about a 20 minute walk away from the dom
walkable to all attractions
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5. Artsy studio near Aachener Weiher (from USD 56)

Fitted with brand-new amenities and tastefully decorated with quirky, stylish pieces, this studio apartment in Cologne, Germany, offers both style and comfort.

The double bed ensures restful sleep for you and a loved one. Wi-Fi and a large TV are available for entertainment. There is also a private bath, complete with hygiene essentials, a hairdryer, and extra towels to help you freshen up. You can also prepare simple meals in the kitchenette - which even comes with a stove, oven, and a mini-fridge.

Located near Aachener Weiher pond, you can easily head to this popular spot from the studio and enjoy a barbecue with loved ones or spend a lovely day soaking in the sun.

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Innenstadt, NRW, Germany
1.97 km (1.3 mi) from Cologne Cathedral
486 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sandro's apartment was the perfect place to stay for a couple of nights in cologne
very nice apartment it was a very great experience living there :)
clean and a nice neighborhood
this appartment is very clean stylish and comfortable
lovely location and great clean space
very good location and clean apartment
good experience sandro gives quick responses to any questions we have very helpful
sandro is a great host & was very responsive to all of our question
the location is great very close to stylisch "belgische viertel" & very central to all of cologne
great apartment directly next to tram station
perfect facilities and quite close to the center of city
wonderful place to stay cosy appartment in best location
nevertheless that didn't take away from the place as a whole & i would definitely stay here again
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6. Spacious family home with garden

This beautiful family home is also among the most spacious on the list. With two bedrooms - one with a king-size bed and another with two single beds - and a private bath, the home has enough space for a group or family of up to six to stay comfortably.

The home also features a well-equipped kitchen, where you and your loved ones can prepare delicious meals. You can also gather and enjoy a barbecue in the garden, or go for a short walk and check out the nearby cafe, bakery, and pizzeria. A park and a large playground are also within walking distance of the home, perfect for a lovely day out with the kids.

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Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
10.1 km (6.3 mi) from Cologne Cathedral
21 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

7. Designer loft with excellent location

Located just minutes from the subway, city center, and the nearest airport, this designer loft is perfect for travelers that are flying in and feeling eager to explore Cologne.

The loft’s private bedroom allows guests to rest and recharge, with a spacious king-size bed. Though the loft is best for one to two guests, another two can sleep comfortably on the sofa bed in the lounge area. Guests can also freshen up in the private bath and enjoy a great start to the day by whipping up some coffee and a fresh meal in the kitchen.

Besides the numerous transport options, guests can also find cafés, restaurants, a shopping center, and even a cinema within walking distance of the loft.

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3.49 km (2.2 mi) from Cologne Cathedral
118 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is beautiful identical to the photos very comfortable and spacious even for a family of 4
we really fell in love with jonas apartment
very clean and stylish place
the apartment was clean and cozy
very well equipped and clean apartment
the apartment is very clean and full of all the comforts for a great stay
the appartment was clean and beautifully decorated
jonas is a very nice host
jonas is a great host
the owner jonas is very helpful and prompt in replying
jonas replays so quickly and was very friendly
jonas has a very nice appartment and is extremely helpful
nice apartment close to public transportation and restaurants
such a lovely appartment close by the city center
also close to the mall grocery stores and pretty much anything else you would need during your stay
great apartment in a good location friendly owners good price super
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8. Newly renovated apartment for two

Couples and solo travelers will find rest at this single-bedroom apartment in Cologne. Bright and recently renovated, the apartment feels brand new and provides a relaxing, hassle-free stay.

The private bedroom is tastefully decorated and features a TV as well as a spacious king-size bed. Meanwhile, the private bath comes complete with a hairdryer and hygiene essentials, to keep guests feeling fresh.

Located on a quiet street in the heart of the city, you can be close to all the action while still enjoying a peaceful stay. The apartment is actually just 1.8 km (1.2 mi) from Cologne Cathedral, making it easy to visit one of Cologne’s most popular spots.

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Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1.57 km (1.0 mi) from Cologne Cathedral
378 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
modern and spotlessly clean apartment
everything was clean and nice
small but clean and it has everything
the appartment is clean functional and the communication with alexander was smooth
very clean and modern apartment just like in the pictures
alex was a great host with quick responses and check-in was very easy
also very good host and pleasant in communications
alex is the perfect host highly recommended
alex was always very responsive and helpful with tips and recommendations
what more needs to be said? alex was a great communicator and provided helpful local advice
there are cute restaurants and cafes located nearby and you don’t have to walk far for public transportation
lovely place and close to many things
the apartment is really nice and the location is great
we thought the location was brilliant to where we wanted to go and things we wanted to see
the check in was really convenient and the location ideal
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9. Minimalist studio in the old town

WIth white walls and monochromatic furnishings, the apartment boasts a refreshing minimalist design. At the same time, it is well-equipped with comforts to make you feel right at home.

You and a loved one can sleep well in the private bedroom, which even features a fireplace to keep you warm. If you’ll be traveling with your baby in tow, a crib is available for your little one. You can also whip up some fresh meals in the fully-equipped kitchen and lounge by the living area after exploring the city. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the unit, to keep you connected during your stay.

Located in the old town, there’s plenty for you to explore nearby. The Cologne Philharmonic Hall, the famed shopping mile, and a number of restaurants and cafes are all within walking distance of the studio.

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317 meters (0.2 ft) from Cologne Cathedral
383 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent little apartment in an amazing location very quiet even on the weekend amazingly comfortable bed great kitchen amenities
the details in the apartment are amazing
apartment was clean and comfortable
quiet clean and well stocked
clean relatively quiet and the kitchen was well stocked
loe's place was cozy and clean and he kept in touch with us well up until our arrival
great place nice and clean excellent location
host is very responsive and helpful
loe is a great host and very responsive
we liked the location alot
the location was amazing
great location and super cozy
great location so near the cathedral and river walk
great location right in the heart of cologne
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10. Attic apartment in downtown Cologne

This cozy, charming attic apartment is ideal for guests looking for a quiet and private stay in Cologne. With a comfy double bed, a spotlessly clean private bath, and even a little nook for lounging, the space is ideal for couples and solo travelers.

The studio is well-equipped, including a full kitchen to help prepare fresh meals and a washing machine, so guests can even do their own laundry, Guests will have no trouble making video calls or streaming, either, as fast Wi-Fi is available here.

The apartment also boasts an excellent location, right in downtown Cologne and just minutes from shops, restaurants, and even nightlife. Do note that the apartment is located on the fifth floor of the building and is only accessible through the stairs.

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Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1.57 km (1.0 mi) from Cologne Cathedral
234 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was really nice well decorated with balcony
the apartment is beautifully furnished and has great amenities
the room is neat and has all amenities you need including cereal and milk to make breakbeat
very well organized and neat apartment with amazing amenities
the kitchen had everything i needed to cook he lefted some things for me like coffee milk cereals
the flat was spotlessly clean
very clean modern and well situated
it is a very beautiful clean and well-located apartment
very nice and clean appartment in the neighbourhood you want to stay during a weekend trip to cologne
perfect location and lovely clean home definitely recommend
christoph was an extremely helpful and welcoming host
the hosts are extremely genuine and friendly and accommodating
christoph is a wonderful host -- very friendly and helpful
also friendly and flexible hosts
christoph is great guy and very attentive host
location is safe and walkable
great apartment in good location
amazing apartment in a great location
excellent location and lovely space
the location is perfect for exploring the city
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11. High-quality apartment with sun terrace

Noted for its unique industrial design style, top-notch amenities, and excellent host, this apartment offers an exceptional stay in Cologne.

The private bedroom can sleep two guests, with a plush king-size bed, mood lighting, and. Another two can sleep comfortably on the sofa bed in the lounge area, which also comes with a large TV for entertainment. Fast and reliable Wi-Fi is also available.

Guests can prepare their favorite meals in the full kitchen, which even comes with a convection oven! Right next to the dining area, the terrace provides plenty of sunlight and a gorgeous view of the city and the nearby cathedral.

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Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1.54 km (1.0 mi) from Cologne Cathedral
150 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has all of the advantages one expects over a hotel room - more space amenities
would happily recommend the apartment to anyone visiting cologne
very clean and tidy
sparkling clean and exceptionally well appointed
clean relaxing and stylish
very nice stay clean perfect location
the apartment was spacious and very clean
the owner is super responsive
gil was a very thoughtful host
gil was a fabulous host and his property was perfect
he is very helpful and replies fast to any questions
he is really great host he thought eveything that you need in the flat
nice apartment close to the fair
great location with city centre in walking distance
easy to find and close to the station
wonderful apartment in a great location
good location nice walk into centre
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12. Bright and cozy apartment near park

For your next solo adventure or romantic getaway, this bright Airbnb apartment near the city center of Cologne would make a cozy home away from home. Located on the ground floor of a beautiful Gründerzeit-house, the apartment is quiet and easily accessible. It is also right next to the garden, where you can relax and get some fresh air.

The apartment has a loft-style sleeping area, with a queen-size bed to accommodate you and your partner. You can prepare and enjoy fresh meals in the kitchen and dining nook, and watch TV together on the couch. The apartment has free Wi-Fi access, as well.

On sunny days, you can also enjoy a pleasant day at the park or go for a stroll by the river Rhine, both just a short walk from the apartment.

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Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
953 meters (0.6 ft) from Cologne Cathedral
416 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi worked really well
the place is much better in person than the pictures and the sleeping area was extremely comfortable
the apartment is well equipped with a kitchenette good sized bathroom and a comfy loft bed
the shower is hot and powerful and perfect for refreshing yourself in the mornings
the apartment was comfortable and had everything we needed
the flat is clean and comfortable
it was very clean and the shower water pressure was amazing
apartment was nice and clean
a very nice apartment very clean
the space is a little worn but clean
thomas was a great "host
thomas was a great host
thomas was a great host
thomas was so helpful to us in sending me wonderful directions to his home and being very available
we enjoyed our stay and the host was very quick and nice with responding
great location - 10 minutes from the main railroad station and the cathedral
easy walk to train
what a great location thomas’ place was immaculate centrally located and absolutely adorable
lovely walk to old town and cathedral
it's walking distance from everything and it's easy to find a straight shot from central station
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Find your ideal space in Cologne

Cologne is a dynamic city that is rich in history and culture, making it a real treat to discover for any adventurer. Be sure to check out these top-notch accommodations in Cologne to help you find your ideal space and make the most out of your next visit to this exciting destination! Long-term rentals are also available if you are planning to stay for an extended period.

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