As one of Germany’s largest and most populous cities, Cologne is a bustling modern metropolis. 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.
1. Spotlessly clean abode near train station
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 you can get to the famed Cologne Cathedral in 30 minutes.
Nett wohnen in der Kölner SüdstadtCologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanySuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the room is also wonderful with a neat balconythere's no living room but the bedroom is large enough for sleeping working and relaxing at daytime
Cleanliness:overall a clean and comfortable spaceclean quiet a perfect sizesigrid’s place was spotlessly clean and very comfortable to stay inthe studio was so clean and cozyvery clean and spacious which i was very happy about
Host:sigrid is a very nice hostsigrid is an amazing hostthe hosts are very nice welcoming and helpfulthe flat is lovely and comfortable and the hosts are shining with hospitalitygreat place and awesome hostsRead more reviews
Location:ideal location since it’s close enough to the center yet in a separate vibrate neighborhoodgreat location opposite a nice parkthe place is really cute comfortable and well locatedgreat place to stay--away from the busy-ness of center city but close to transportation and shoppinggreat little apartment in a very nice location everything was perfect
2. Bright and cozy apartment near park
For your next solo adventure or romantic getaway, this bright apartment 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.
Apartment, central, calm, cosyCologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanySuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the wifi worked really wellthe place is much better in person than the pictures and the sleeping area was extremely comfortablethe apartment is well equipped with a kitchenette good sized bathroom and a comfy loft bedthe shower is hot and powerful and perfect for refreshing yourself in the morningsthe apartment was comfortable and had everything we needed
Cleanliness:the flat is clean and comfortableit was very clean and the shower water pressure was amazingapartment was nice and cleana very nice apartment very cleanthe space is a little worn but clean
Host:thomas was a great "hostthomas was a great hostthomas was a great hostthomas was so helpful to us in sending me wonderful directions to his home and being very availablewe enjoyed our stay and the host was very quick and nice with respondingRead more reviews
Location:great location - 10 minutes from the main railroad station and the cathedraleasy walk to trainwhat a great location thomas’ place was immaculate centrally located and absolutely adorablelovely walk to old town and cathedralit's walking distance from everything and it's easy to find a straight shot from central station
3. Studio for two in Belgian Quarter
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. The apartment also has an open kitchen and dining area, with basic utensils available to help guests prepare and enjoy simple homecooked 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.
Bright Studio at Top Location #BELGIANQUARTERCologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Amenities & Room:wifi was great shower was greatterrific apartment expect gemütlichkeit this apartment was perfect - fabulous location good amenities and very charmingcomfy bed great shower amazing patio quiet but close to city center and coffee providedthe apartment was clean and had the basic amenities that we neededthe apt is certainly in a hip and happening place in cologne access to the apt was easy
Cleanliness:clean and easy to check init was clean and easy to check inthe studio was clean and ready for us right on timethe apartment was great it was very clean and quiet and convenient to transit for my activities in colognely was very communicative and i appreciate her clean place
Host:lee is a lovely hostlee was very kind and quickly respondedthe neighborhood was great the host was very responsive and the check-in was flawlessly was communicative and helpfulfantastic space clean great location and the host is wonderful will definitely be backRead more reviews
Location:cute place in a fantastic locationperfect location and very cozythe neighbourhood is fun and centralnice place located about a 20 minute walk away from the domwalkable to all attractions
4. Artsy studio near Aachener Weiher
Fitted with brand new amenities and tastefully decorated with quirky, stylish pieces, this studio apartment 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.
Belgisches Viertel- Direkt am Aachener WeiherInnenstadt, NRW, GermanySuperhost
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Amenities & Room:sandro's apartment was the perfect place to stay for a couple of nights in colognevery nice apartment it was a very great experience living there :)
Cleanliness:clean and a nice neighborhoodthis appartment is very clean stylish and comfortablelovely location and great clean spacevery good location and clean apartment
Host:good experience sandro gives quick responses to any questions we have very helpfulsandro is a great host & was very responsive to all of our questionRead more reviews
Location:the location is great very close to stylisch "belgische viertel" & very central to all of colognegreat apartment directly next to tram stationperfect facilities and quite close to the center of citywonderful place to stay cosy appartment in best locationnevertheless that didn't take away from the place as a whole & i would definitely stay here again
5. 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.
Gesamtes Haus mit Garten zu vermietenKöln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
6. 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.
Bright Designer Loft | 10min City | 5min TradeFairSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the apartment is beautiful identical to the photos very comfortable and spacious even for a family of 4we really fell in love with jonas apartment
Cleanliness:very clean and stylish placethe apartment was clean and cozyvery well equipped and clean apartmentthe apartment is very clean and full of all the comforts for a great staythe appartment was clean and beautifully decorated
Host:jonas is a very nice hostjonas is a great hostthe owner jonas is very helpful and prompt in replyingjonas replays so quickly and was very friendlyjonas has a very nice appartment and is extremely helpfulRead more reviews
Location:nice apartment close to public transportation and restaurantssuch a lovely appartment close by the city centeralso close to the mall grocery stores and pretty much anything else you would need during your staygreat apartment in a good location friendly owners good price super
7. 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.
Ganz neu und Top-PreisKöln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Cleanliness:modern and spotlessly clean apartmenteverything was clean and nicesmall but clean and it has everythingthe appartment is clean functional and the communication with alexander was smoothvery clean and modern apartment just like in the pictures
Host:alex was a great host with quick responses and check-in was very easyalso very good host and pleasant in communicationsalex is the perfect host highly recommendedalex was always very responsive and helpful with tips and recommendationswhat more needs to be said? alex was a great communicator and provided helpful local adviceRead more reviews
Location:there are cute restaurants and cafes located nearby and you don’t have to walk far for public transportationlovely place and close to many thingsthe apartment is really nice and the location is greatwe thought the location was brilliant to where we wanted to go and things we wanted to seethe check in was really convenient and the location ideal
8. 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.
Old town top ApartmentSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:excellent little apartment in an amazing location very quiet even on the weekend amazingly comfortable bed great kitchen amenitiesthe details in the apartment are amazing
Cleanliness:apartment was clean and comfortablequiet clean and well stockedclean relatively quiet and the kitchen was well stockedloe's place was cozy and clean and he kept in touch with us well up until our arrivalgreat place nice and clean excellent location
Host:host is very responsive and helpfulloe is a great host and very responsiveRead more reviews
Location:we liked the location alotthe location was amazinggreat location and super cozygreat location so near the cathedral and river walkgreat location right in the heart of cologne
9. 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.
Attic flat, centrally located in calm environmentKöln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanySuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the room was really nice well decorated with balconythe apartment is beautifully furnished and has great amenitiesthe room is neat and has all amenities you need including cereal and milk to make breakbeatvery well organized and neat apartment with amazing amenitiesthe kitchen had everything i needed to cook he lefted some things for me like coffee milk cereals
Cleanliness:the flat was spotlessly cleanvery clean modern and well situatedit is a very beautiful clean and well-located apartmentvery nice and clean appartment in the neighbourhood you want to stay during a weekend trip to cologneperfect location and lovely clean home definitely recommend
Host:christoph was an extremely helpful and welcoming hostthe hosts are extremely genuine and friendly and accommodatingchristoph is a wonderful host -- very friendly and helpfulalso friendly and flexible hostschristoph is great guy and very attentive hostRead more reviews
Location:location is safe and walkablegreat apartment in good locationamazing apartment in a great locationexcellent location and lovely spacethe location is perfect for exploring the city
10. 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.
Originell eingerichtete Wohnung, lichtdurchflutet und mit SonnenterrasseKöln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanySuperhost
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Amenities & Room:it has all of the advantages one expects over a hotel room - more space amenitieswould happily recommend the apartment to anyone visiting cologne
Cleanliness:very clean and tidysparkling clean and exceptionally well appointedclean relaxing and stylishvery nice stay clean perfect locationthe apartment was spacious and very clean
Host:the owner is super responsivegil was a very thoughtful hostgil was a fabulous host and his property was perfecthe is very helpful and replies fast to any questionshe is really great host he thought eveything that you need in the flatRead more reviews
Location:nice apartment close to the fairgreat location with city centre in walking distanceeasy to find and close to the stationwonderful apartment in a great locationgood location nice walk into centre
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!
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