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The 10 Coolest Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Ximending, Taipei

Anne Marie
Published Aug 16, 2017

For travelers who are seeking an exciting area with endless shopping, an abundance of entertainment options, and more lights than Times Square, Ximending is the perfect destination. This neighborhood located in the Wanhua district of Taipei, Taiwan has over 6,000 vendors and many theaters and cinemas. The neighborhood is mostly a pedestrian zone, so be sure to find a vacation rental that is within steps of the neighborhood to get the best experience!

1. Luxury rental in the heart of Ximending (from 81 USD)

Located a one-minute walk from the Ximen MRT station, you can’t get much closer to the center of all the excitement Ximending has to offer. Its proximity to the sights means you can spend less time commuting and more time exploring. It is close to many shops and restaurants, as well as being near the National Taiwan Museum and Taipei Cinema Park. This bright and modern studio apartment is more than big enough to sleep up to four guests on its two double beds, which are fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets.

Luxury rental in the heart of Ximending

Price: from 81 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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2. A bit of the Mediterranean in Ximending (from 45 USD)

As its name implies, Mediterranean Sea makes guests feel like they are sleeping in a hotel by the sea. This one bedroom apartment is trimmed in decorations and bedding of a lovely turquoise blue, and it is bright and sunny. Right downstairs is the vibrant Ximending neighborhood, with the MRT station steps from the front door. It’s also close to the main train station which brings you to the rest of Taiwan.

A bit of the Mediterranean in Ximending

Price: from 45 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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3. An affordable option close to the iconic Red House (from 50 USD)

Another affordable option is this one-bedroom apartment which sleeps up to three guests. This modern looking spot has interesting touches to its white interior like a bamboo wall and floral throw pillows. The host has thought to provide everything visitors need, like toiletries, a hot water dispenser, excellent WiFi, and even a portable WiFi device so you can access the internet while you are exploring the streets of Ximending. It is located right in the center of the neighborhood, close to public transportation, shops, and food options. It is also walkable to several of Ximending’s historical landmarks.

An affordable option close to the iconic Red House

Price: from 50 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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4. A colorful one-bedroom apartment close to Cinema Street (from 55 USD)

This one-bedroom apartment is trimmed in a manner that will delight any traveler. The colorful bedroom contains wall decals of some of the most exciting places in the world, like the leaning tower of Pisa and the Eiffel Tower. The host has also set out unique little knick knacks that make the place feel like home. She is pleasant and easy to communicate with and always willing to meet any guest’s needs. The apartment is located an eight-minute walk from the subway station.

A colorful one-bedroom apartment close to Cinema Street

Price: from 55 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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5. Beautiful apartment near Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (from 94 USD)

Visitors are sure to fall in love with this apartment from the moment they see it. It features dark blue walls which contrast delightfully with the bright yellow armchairs in the living room. There are also beautiful art prints and indoor plants around the apartment, giving it more character than your average hotel room. The apartment sleeps three guests in one double and one twin bed, which are each lofted and reachable by stairs that even have a handrail. It is three minutes from the MRT station and close to many nearby stores, some of which are open all day and night.

Beautiful apartment near Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Price: from 94 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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6. A home above the skyline (from 111 USD)

A breathtaking view of Taipei sets this rental apart from all others. In one of the bedrooms, you’ll find floor to ceiling windows on two sides of the room, making you feel as if you are suspended above the skyline. Take in the unique architecture of the city and the rolling mountains beyond it. You can even spot the famous Red House theater from this vantage point.

A home above the skyline

Price: from 111 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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7. A Chinese-inspired abode (from 101 USD)

This spacious and bright one bedroom apartment has beautiful Chinese-inspired decor. There are dramatic silk fans and ink paintings on the walls. In the kitchen, you will find a short table with floor cushion seats so guests can eat in the traditional style. The furniture can all be reconfigured and replaced with mattresses to sleep up to seven people in four beds. The main bedroom is in a lofted sleeping area, which is reachable by a staircase with a handrail.

A Chinese-inspired abode

Price: from 101 USD

Number of Guests: 7

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8. An accommodation for the free-spirited traveler (from 81 USD)

The rooms feature a funky, eclectic decor, comprised of brick walls, murals, and pops of bright color. Look for the unique touches like furry throw pillows and white antlers on the wall. It is a studio apartment, with all of the beds and kitchen in one room. However, even though there are three beds which sleep up to six guests, it appears that there is more than enough room for everyone. The host provides some thoughtful services like exchanging foreign currency with advance notice, free luggage storage, and airport service for an extra fee.

An accommodation for the free-spirited traveler

Price: from 81 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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9. A sweet spot in Ximending (from 107 USD)

The first thing you’ll notice about Sky Tower is the theme of M&M candy. There are M&M gumball dispensers, statues of the M&M characters, and inflatable M&Ms in the lofted second bedroom. If you love candy, needless to say, this place is for you. However, the host has arranged everything so it looks eclectically classy, not cluttered or childlike. Aside from this sweet decor, Sky Tower serves as an excellent home base for a visit to Ximending.

A sweet spot in Ximending

Price: from 107 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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10. A super sleeping accommodation (from 84 USD)

This accommodation is another themed Airbnb that is perfect for anyone who loves superheroes. Find decor in the theme of Captain America, Spiderman, and the like around the apartment, which consists of a bedroom downstairs and a lofted sleeping area. Be sure to bring your own towels, toothbrushes, and other personal hygiene items to this apartment. The location of Mr. Kimchi’s House is right in the heart of Ximending, with shopping and restaurants within steps.

A super sleeping accommodation

Price: from 84 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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Sleep tight in Ximending

Ximending’s eclectic character is reflected in the range of Airbnb rentals to choose from. Whether you wish for a themed apartment, something sophisticated and chic, or a cozy spot that will suit your basic needs, there are many rentals that will suit your travel style.

Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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