10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Shanghai, China

Richard Dean
Richard Dean 
Contributing Writer
| 4 min read

Seemingly gigantic in size, Shanghai has rich culture and traditions, and is also the biggest city and global business hub in China. Aside from the famous Disneyland, Shanghai is the home to many historical and cultural tourist attractions like the well-known Yu Garden and Jade Buddha Temple. Shanghai is an intense city in all aspects, from endless sights, to sounds, to smells, to stories–this city rewards the curious traveler all the way. Meanwhile, Shanghai lifestyle will excite you with different experiences such as tai-chi, martial arts, opera, and unique cuisines. It’s now time to immerse yourself with Chinese culture. Check out the best Airbnbs in Shanghai, China!

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 19, 2024.

1. Luxurious apartment with a lovely garden

There’s nothing more you could ask for at this luxurious apartment with a lovely garden. Stylish and minimalist in every corner, this rental is equipped with modern convenience to keep you upbeat, from a king-sized bed to the well-equipped kitchen and bathroom. It has a wide doorway to the home’s entrance with a well-lit path that welcomes you, while the living room has a colorful ambiance and very stylish furniture. The location is also convenient–just walking distance to a lot of dining areas as well as the subway.

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Shanghai, China
4.24 km (2.7 mi) from Tianzifang
409 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and air conditioners
generally a very enjoyable stay - a well-equipped spacious apartment with a large greenhouse like area and a patio
very clean cozy and thoughtfully decorated
the apartment its clean and well kept
the apartment is perfect well-decorated spacious stylish comfortable clean and tidy
the host is very nice
one is very kind host i was supported everytimes
the host provided us a good direction & easily check in instructions
the owner is very friendly helpful and provided us with many useful information
everything is great the host also allows us to drop by the baggage before actually checking in
location is quite good within 5 mins walk to metro lots of great restaurants near by
great location to get your foods within 5 to 10 mins walk
amazing apartment i ever met before so close to metro
location is quite ok to people who like experience life in routine neighborhood in sha
the place was wonderful to stay at
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2. Huge and luxurious accommodation

The decor and interior of this awesome accommodation were inspired by Shanghai’s rich culture and tradition. In every corner, you’ll find Chinese-inspired style. Overall, this loft is contemporary, full of charm, and equipped with updated comforts and convenience, from the fully-equipped kitchen to the cozy living area, to a comfortable bathroom and an adorable bedroom with a queen-sized bed. Adding to its beauty is the patio, which is the best spot for relaxation and enjoying your morning coffee or tea.

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Shanghai, China
1.38 km (0.9 mi) from Tianzifang
407 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice amenities in the toilet
the apartment is perfectly proportioned and has everything you need
beautiful downtown apartment in the quiet historical french concession
bed is really firm (gf didn't like it) but i enjoyed it
but; cheap clean cosy
coco's place was very clean and lovely just like the pictures
house was very clean when i arrived and coco was very responsive to my messages
the host is nice and helpful
the host is nice and helpful
the host is really nice to welcome me even made wrong reservation
frank the host was really responsive and nice
coco is a friendly host
the location is excellent and close to public transport
very good location to experience shanghainese real life
safe and quiet location
the house is in a very good location in shanghai
house is located close to the street easy to find
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3. Fantastic Shikumen-style home with everything you need

This beautiful house is newly renovated in a Shikumen style–a combination design of Western and Asian culture. It features a wide, elegant living room with a TV, a sofa, and a mini table. The vibrancy of the color white in the living room is soft, and you will be relaxed as soon as you sit down on the sofa. It has modern amenities which can make your stay comfortable and convenient, from a well-equipped kitchen to dining room. The bedroom is cozy and equipped with a double bed and pillow top mattresses. Its windows are just right for you to wake up in the morning with a little sunlight on your face.

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Shanghai, China
1.48 km (1.0 mi) from Tianzifang
277 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a modern kitchen a washer and a dryer a great bed and so on
the space felt homey and comfortable the furniture high quality and the tea delicious
the room was adorned with beautiful decorations and had a very homely touch
a/c works well and overall a good experience
i loved the style and decor and the bed was extra comfortable
the apartment was very clean and spacious
the house is clean and well maintained
the place is clean bed comfortable
the bathroom is clean and equipped with dryer and washer which keeps your everyday outfits fresh and clean
the apartment is super clean and cozy
david is a great host
david and fiona were the greatest hosts
host is very helpful and make everything easy
david + fiona were amazing hosts
great hosts who go above and beyond
the location is quite good
excellent location with easy metro access
the location was great and it takes only five minutes to the metro station
this place has perfect location in french consession
location is excellent convenient stores cafes restaurants and metro all reachable in 10 mins
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4. Comfortable rental with necessities

If you’re on a honeymoon or are lovers simply wanting to explore the beauty of Shanghai, then this accommodation is what you are looking for. All the comforts are offered here from the living room to the bedroom, to the well-equipped kitchen complete with espresso machine. This rental is situated in a populated part of the city, but don’t worry, your relaxation and peacefulness will not be jeopardized. The bedroom is comfortably equipped with a king-sized bed and en suite bathroom.

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Shanghai, China
2.61 km (1.7 mi) from Tianzifang
331 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioner works very well and this helps a lot during the cold days
the apt isn't that big as we thought but it's well designed very cozy and clean
place is spacious for a studio clean wifi working bed comfortable even a nice working table
room was great tasty decotation and super convenient location especially 1930's historical building apsolutely worthy
the bed is a little hard(not actual mattress) that we couldn’t sleep very well
clean and beautiful
the apartment is clean and comfortable
a clean and neat place
comfortable clean organized
room is very clean and comfortable
faye was a great host
she was very responsive and very accommodating to our requests
faye was helpful and quick to reply
faye gave us excellent recommendations and was a responsive host
the hosts are so kind and thoughtful
excellent location classic shanghai lane house
the location is amazing
great location in shanghai
the location was excellent
great location and cozy room
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5. Stylish unit with projector for movie

This gorgeous apartment is everything you could wish for–from furniture and fixtures to interior design, everything is stylish. It is full of lights and offers useful equipment, from HD screen to mini-fridge to hair dryer and more. It brings convenience too, as it is close to the metro station. Stores can be found right downstairs as well. Entertainment facilities like a projector for watching movies are also available.

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Shanghai, China
4.26 km (2.7 mi) from Tianzifang
181 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s a very lovely place love the room design very stylish and heartwarming downstairs have a convenience store- lawson
highly recommend the place - stylish new and comfortable interior design
tidy clean and comfortable
the room is also nicely decorated and very clean
the apartment is a bit old but the room was clean
very very nice place very clean easy communicate wish to stay longer my 5 stars
the place is really clean for its popularity and the access is secured
the owner is very nice and friendly
she is very responsive and friendly
is a super host she is really helpful and her response is always very fast
this place is great and the host is very helpful
the host is nice though she replies quickly and kind
clear and detailed check in location instruction
the location is great near to the city center and the bund
we really love the location it's close to shopping centres public transport and restaurants
wonderful place to stay close to the metro station
the space was clean and stylish and is located a short walk from the subway station
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6. Artistic accommodation close to Disney

Situated near the train that directly goes to Disney, this upscale bungalow-type rental has a fusion of Western and Asian style and is equipped with modern-day comforts. The wide area of the living room can be also converted to a tatami room, filled with artistic stuff. The retro-styled theme dining room has huge windows for you to enjoy the light of Shanghai. The kitchen is well-equipped with an oven and induction cooker, while the bedroom is enticing with a soft bed and top mattresses.

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Shanghai, China
1.16 km (0.8 mi) from Tianzifang
432 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
sunny is a helpful host with rapid response which helped us about the electricity issue
very cute place well decorated and central
great apartment in a perfect location
the location is so good that you can go anywhere by bike
this is a nice place near to everything~
convenient location with access to cute cafés and restaurants lovely
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7. Minimalist condominium with a well-equipped kitchen

For people who are minimalist, this condominium is right for you! The elegant white theme of this rental will surely get you mesmerized and relaxed just by looking at it–all white pervades in every corner. The living room, which is immaculate and has a comfy sofa, has a wide projector screen for you to enjoy a movie after your busy day. The kitchen has cooking utensils for food preparation, while the bedroom is cozy and large, equipped with a double-bed.

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Shanghai, China
3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Tianzifang
38 reviews  
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

8. Great apartment close to everything

The highlight of this apartment is the balcony where you can enjoy your everyday coffee while viewing the busy streets of Shanghai. This cozy apartment has the vibrancy of wooden and local artifacts which give you the opportunity to have a glimpse of the rich Shanghai culture. It has everything covered from a queen-sized bed to a well-facilitated kitchen. The location is great, close to the station and Yongjia Road. You will also be close to a lot of restaurants and bars from the apartment.

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Shanghai, China
1.5 km (1.0 mi) from Tianzifang
362 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
place was exactly as described - nice and cozy
it's completely safe and the apartment is such a joy it's almost ridiculous to even mention this
the room was cosy and tidy everything was just as good as i thought
the place was very clean and i was able to sleep in peace
clean and cozy home in a great neighbourhood
the place is cosy and clean
the room is sparkling clean and smells very nice
that flat is as described and was very clean
lovely stylish home and host was great with advice
the best hospitality i ever had from airbnb’s host
great place and great host
great host with quick responses and accommodating check in and check out timing
vivienne was a fantastic host
the location was good
cute little apartment in a fantastic location
location was super close to metro and city centre
the location was great and convenient
fantastic location within walking distance to places in ffc
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9. Elegant loft-style apartment in Wuyuan Road

This elegant loft-style accommodation in Wuyuan Road is a great base to explore the beauty of the town. With its black-and-white theme, modern amenities, and style, this is a actually good deal. The living room is spacious and cozy and equipped with a smart TV. The kitchen is well-equipped. Talk about relaxation–come and enjoy the coziness of the bedroom, which can make you fall asleep immediately.

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Shanghai, China
2.47 km (1.6 mi) from Tianzifang
249 reviews  
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattress is so comfortable
the room is comfortable with complete appliances
the decor of the apartment was nice and the amenities were as-described
it’s a lovely apartment with with a nice interior design
the bed was comfortable and facilities were complete
great little apartment clean and accurately described
about her place it's really clean and cozy
the room was very cozy and clean
the host is kind and helpful
jennifer is a really nice host
a very cozy and convenient space the host was communicative and kind and attentive to our needs
great value price nice host and wonderful trip experience
jennifer is a great host
the location is amazing
very cute and cozy place
jennifer's place is very close to the metro station which makes going to and from major attraction easy
also easy to find and close to the subway station
nice and cute place to stay
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10. Adorable loft-style suite with swing

Contemporary and classy from the entrance to the outside, elegance is what this loft-style suite is all about. In totality, the style of the entire home is modern class, complemented by a wide scenery at the front yard. The first thing you would notice is its adorable living room that has a wide area equipped with TV and a large sofa. The kitchen is immaculate and fully-stocked, while the bedroom is cozy and has a double-bed and floor mattresses. One of its highlights is the front yard with a lovely swing.

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Shanghai, China
609 meters (0.4 ft) from Tianzifang
281 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
although kong's place is super comfortable light sleepers may find it a challenge even with earplugs
cute place per chinese apartments in a lot of places really functional and efficient use of space
the apartment is in a french colonized neighborhood which is beautiful and cozy
the room is very clean and comfy
overall was ok cleanliness can be improve
the house is well renovated with lots of soft finishing and very clean
the house isn’t perfectly equipped (no cups for drinking no towel to dry dishes
i want to praise the bathroom amenities which are very clean and comfortable
she was a superb host
host is very easy to communicate
shuyang and tongdan are 2 sweet and friendly landladies
shuyang is a fantastic host i've been renting her apartments for 3 times already
great host great place super nice location and i love the tea ready there haha
great location in a renovated 1930's lane house
and the location is great
the apartment has a great location situated near all the major attractions
great place and amazing location would definitely book again
there is a metro nearby which made it easy to travel about the city
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Your home away from home in Shanghai

With rich culture and tradition, and of course, unique and tasty delicacies, going to Shanghai is really worth it. From Disneyland to temples to martial arts and everything in between, explore Shanghai freely. Make these best Airbnbs in accommodations your home away from home on your next visit to Shanghai.

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