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Top 11 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Updated 2020

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Looking to travel to Ethiopia? Addis Ababa is the destination to go. The capital and largest city of the country, Addis Ababa is flavored richly with culture and its people. A harmonious mix of the commercial and history, the city presents leisure and entertainment activities to you without compromising on the feel of things. Hosting a spectrum of things to do – from shopping in Africa’s biggest open-air market at Mercato to understanding history at the National Archaeological Museum of Ethiopia – Addis Ababa is just a whirlwind of the local culture and life. Stroll through the City Center at Meskel Square or grab a coffee at Tomocca Coffee. Travel to the city for an endless fun. Meanwhile, look into our list of the top 11 Airbnb vacation rentals in Addis Ababa to help ease the planning for your trip.

1. Cozy and huge house (from USD 15)

Rooms are well-appointed and kept clean. The large windows also allow for good air circulation, sunlight, and a refreshing and comfortable space to be in. The house hosts eight bedrooms and four shared bedrooms, providing more than enough room for its guests. If coming in threes, guests will have the option of sleeping in the three single bedrooms – one for each – or opt for four big double beds. Breakfast is also provided. The hosts are cordial and friendly. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood, and the environment is peaceful and tranquil. Guests will have access to their lovely private room and the convenience of a shared bathroom, kitchen, and lounge.

Family Cozy Bed & Breakfast
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
63 reviews
Room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gideon and the lovely woman who prepared breakfast were both so sweet
Cleanliness:
rooms are spacious and clean
Host:
very friendly host and staff
the staff was very helpful and i could practice my amharic with them
but the staff was very friendly and i enjoyed the room and the shared kitchen
all the staffs here are nice and friendly and helpful
it was an amazing experience and the host is super nice and helpful
Location:
the location is great as well
michael's guesthouse is the best place you can find to stay in addis
location is also great at the main road
nice location and friendly host
bolé where most of the good bars and nightclubs are situated is right around the corner
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2. Keba guest house (from USD 25)

This Keba guest house is a wonderful choice for a traveler who is keen to explore the area. From the start of your vacation to the end, this accommodation not only provides you with rest and comfort in its space but also complements your stay with convenience and advice on how best to explore the area. Guests will be delighted that a free airport pickup is provided as well as basic amenities including complimentary WiFi, and daily housekeeping and laundry service within the compound. There are also tour services available featuring half or full day options. Sites of attraction include the famed National Museum of Ethiopia and Shola Market.

Keba Guesthouse Room free airport pick-up & WiFi
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
27 reviews
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was quite nice and the hot water was spontaneous although the wifi was a bit slow
the rooms were neat simple with very comfortable beds
Cleanliness:
simple clean and affordable place to stay
food was good and the space was clean
reasonable prices clean accommodation plus airport pickup and drop made for a perfect one night stopover for me
Host:
the staff was very hospitable and helpful
the staff is very welcoming and friendly
the room and the staff were very pleasant
very friendly and good hosts
adequate for what i paid also the host and his family is so so kind and hospitable
Location:
location is good restaurants and transport nearby
for our first time in addis keba house was a safe and convenient location for us
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3. Stay with Fekat Circus (from USD 12)

You can tick this one off your bucket list for sure. After all, how many of us will have the chance to stay with a local circus? While this accommodation is clearly not the most glamorous, it gives you a peek into the happenings and flavors of a circus. There will be one room available that usually houses volunteers or friends of the circus performers. Hosting a bunk bed that can accommodate two guests, the room is comfortable and kept clean. The group of young circus artists is part of Fekat Circus inside a charming 60-year-old house.

Fun Stay at the Circus
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
79 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is basic but we were very comfortable and it was as accurately described
Cleanliness:
the place is very clean and a overall nice location
the dormitory style room is clean and rustic it is good value and excellent location
the room is comfortable and cozy and clean
basic but charming place to stay - it’s clean & the people are v friendly & eager to help
a very nice clean and cozy place everyone was very welcoming and kind
Host:
everyone was super helpful
great hosts and very friendly open-minded young ppl
the staff si friendly and you can feel an amazing sense of hopefulness and happiness from the morning
staying at fekat circus is one of the kind experience
had such a great time watching the performers train and everyone was so friendly and accommodating
Location:
location is very good - the place is in the center of the town
nice place friendly and central oasis in addis
we enjoyed our stay at fekat circus the hospitable atmosphere and the great location
fekat circus is a place full of nice and interesting people
it's a very nice place right inside the city with friendly people
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4. Hotel Lobelia (from USD 44)

This wonderful hotel is located near the airport among other amenities. Ideal for couples or traveling families, guests will never tire of the dining, nightlife, and family-friendly options that are available in the area. There is also a full-fledged restaurant within the compound and a cozy bar. No matter if you want to work out or relax the day away, there is a gym and spa available for your preference. Guests will not only be pampered by the service but also by the 24-hour service delivered with thought and care. The rooms are well-appointed and feature comfortable beds and high ceilings. Other amenities including complimentary WiFi are also available for use.

Hotel Lobelia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
30 reviews
Room in boutique hotel 34 Beds 31 Bedrooms 31 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
mattresses and breakfast need improvement
more comfortable than we expected except some wifi issues- but overall a nice place
room amenities are great but a shower-cap would be a great add
internet is slow like any other facility in the country but generally i had a very good time
it’s a standard b&b with an okay breakfast and a comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
the hotel is very clean
the rooms are great very clean and has everything you need
Host:
lovely and helpful staff
the staff & management are lovely and very accommodating
staff are very friendly and always ready to help
the staff were very helpful and so polite
the staff is helpful with directions and tips on moving around
Location:
good location very close to the cultural center restaurant
extremely close to the airport which was great
the location is very central so you can find amazing food and other places within walking distance
excellent location close to a wide variety of restaurants; nightclubs and a stone throw from the airport
airport shuttle was terrific and had advantage of being very close to airport
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5. L-shaped room near African Union HQ (from USD 13)

Warmly furnished with an excellent location, this cozy home is located not far from the African Union headquarters. Guests will appreciate the quiet and peaceful neighborhood of the residence as they enjoy the tranquility of the accommodation and its surroundings. Fashioned in an L-shape interior, the house boasts of comfortable living spaces and well-appointed rooms. Guests will enjoy the use of the communal kitchen, living room, a private working space, and their own toilet. The bedroom is decked with a king-sized bed while there is also the option of a single bed available in the common areas. Other amenities include complimentary WiFi.

Lebu #Room 1
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
25 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
in a city where wifi is scarce the great connection at the house is a big plus
the paris room was comfortable
micheal his house assistant our room and private bath all were very special
Cleanliness:
this home is clean and beautiful
his place is clean with a great interior and a homely feel
the private room and bathroom available is very spacious and clean
Host:
he was so accommodating and helpful by giving us tips
the hosts were personable and easy going
micky was a great host humble joyful and caring
it a nice experience the host are very accommodating and eager to help you navigate your way around
he was especially kind and cool
Location:
michael's place is in a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of city life
i had a great stay at michael's place
the best thing with michael's place are the people living there
a perfect home away from home great host clean house secure neighbourhood and very close to shops and restaurant
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6. Deluxe room with free airport pickup (from USD 85)

This room is filled with simple grandeur – from its warm glazed furnishings to its elegantly ornate interiors. Guests will be delighted to have their own balcony and a private bathroom. Rooms are well-appointed and luxuriously carpeted for every guest’s enjoyment. The balcony overlooks the city and is a place to take in the fresh air of Addis. Guests will also enjoy access to the communal areas including the lobby and compound. There is even a small restaurant that serves coffee that is exclusive to guests of the bed and breakfast. The cordial host will be available on the property at all times and will not hesitate to deliver advice and help. In fact, the host provides tour services and day trips in the area, so ask away for travel recommendations.

Deluxe room free airport pickup
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
24 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi worked good and the room was very big
nice room with a view of bole in eastern addis
the room is spacious for the amount you pay; excellent value
the meals were just amazing the rooms were quiet and sparkling clean the wifi was strong
the room was comfortable and a good size
Cleanliness:
oh and my sheets were not clean but they immediately changed them and apologized
wonderful hospitality very clean and spacious room
Host:
they were nice and friendly
chala and the staff are very kind and friendly
chala and simon were great hosts
a comfortable guesthouse with a very helpful flexible and welcoming host chala
chala was so kind and helpful
Location:
location is great you can walk everywhere
also easy access to all main roads and close to the airport
for me this great comfy place was the perfect location as it was close to everything
great spot in a central location near bole and convenient short taxi ride to meskal sq and downtown
good location and great hospitality
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7. Home in the wonderful Summit area

This house is located in the wonderful Summit area, one of the best residential areas in Addis. This accommodation delights you not only with its excellent location but also its service and interiors. It is easily accessible, being just a 26-minute drive from the airport and with the taxi stop and the metro station just a short walking distance away. In addition, there are many convenience stores providing basic amenities that could be found in the vicinity. Guests who are staying in the accommodation for more than five days will be delighted with the free airport pick-up service. The host family is friendly and helpful and keen to help make your stay in their home a pleasant one.

Your home away from home in Addis Ababa
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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8. Apartment in Kazanchis

Colors of bright orange and deep red warm the house with its furnishing and interior. The blue of the curtains are refreshing and welcome you into the embrace of the home away from yours. With an excellent location in the center of the city of the Kazanchis area, the accommodation is easily accessible and close to many attractions. These include Radisson blue, Intercontinental, Jupiter, and Hilton Hotels. In addition, the airport is only a convenient 10-minute drive away while shops and restaurants are aplenty and just around the corner. The apartment is situated in a safe neighborhood, and guests can even do their laundry for free once a week.

Bright room in kazanchis Self Catering apartment
33 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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9. Modern city apartment

Set strategically in the heart of Addis Ababa, this cozy apartment with a modern decor can accommodate up to six persons at a time. There are three furnished bedrooms and three bathrooms with modern fittings for your convenience. Located on an office building’s eighth floor, the property is secured and offers a stunning aerial view of the city. Feel free to cook in a well-appointed kitchen and come in your own car as the host arranges for private parking space. Other facilities include a TV and a dryer.

Modern City Appartment
Addis Ababa, Shewa, Ethiopia
16 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

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10. House near city center

This simple and warm house makes for an idyllic stay. Guests will have access to their own private room and a bathroom with a bathtub. There is also a working space for guests to lounge or work in. The house includes a total of three bedrooms, a kitchen, and living room that is accessible to all guests. The accommodation is in a prime location, easily accessible via public transportation, and near many amenities including shops and banks. It’s just 15 minutes from the center of town, making this a popular option for guests who are keen to stay close to the convenience and energy of the city center.

Rooms/Room available in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
9 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom

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11. Athina Guesthouse

Located just five minutes from Bole international airport, this accommodation is adjacent to Kadisco General Hospital and Lead Bar. Guests will find themselves in an enclave of activity with aisles of restaurants and entertainment joints in its vicinity. Inside the guesthouse are well-appointed rooms that come with comfortable beds and balconies that grant scenic views of the surroundings. Private bathrooms include bathtubs, toiletries, and a hot shower. Transportation is provided to and from the airport. Breakfast is available at an extra cost.

Athina Guesthouse Private Room & Sahred Bathroom
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
13 reviews
Private room in serviced apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice clean hotel fast wifi helpful friendly staff
nice room and great shower best one we had since our stay in ethiopia
the place is new the room big and the bed comfortable
Cleanliness:
room was clean and bed was comfortable
the room itself is very new had a spacious bathroom and clean towels were provided
a hot shower is available and the room and bathroom are clean
Host:
staff is very friendly and helpful
great place but most of all: great staff offering excellent service; highly recommended
ermias is so kind we are waiting for the next time at his place
Location:
in that case it was a good stay great location and nice bed
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Reimagine your travel experience by re-experiencing the joys of traveling first hand in a country so wonderful. Complete your enjoyment of your trip to this amazing African country by staying in one of the superb Airbnb rentals listed above.

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