Bielefeld is the most populous city in the Regierungsbezirk Detmold region of Germany. There are a total of seven universities here, with over 35,000 students. Besides the people, there is also incredibly beautiful nature to be found here, in the form of the Teutoburg Forest, which offers panoramic views of the city.
Bielefeld also has a bit of an interesting history due to an internet conspiracy that circulated during the early 90s that claimed that the city didn’t actually exist and was just an illusion. Although the city is very much alive and well, this conspiracy has since been incorporating into a variety of marketing campaigns and the local residents now embrace the joke!
There is plenty to do and see here to keep you busy for a few days and so you’ll need an equally great place to stay. Check out our top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Bielefeld, Germany, so you can see the beauty of the city with your own eyes!
This quaint cottage apartment features white-washed walls and a small but well-furnished kitchen area, which is perfect for 1 or 2 people. A separate entrance area means that there is an added sense of privacy so that you can spend your time happily relaxing.
At just 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the station and university, this a perfectly quiet residential spot to stay. We also love the fact that bicycles can be rented from the host for a small deposit.
Apartment Near university and citySuperhost
Top guest reviewsi would have loved to stay longer i didn't quite realize i was actually renting an entire apartmentthe kitchen is small but well equipped and the bedroom is comfortableeverything was clean and perfectvery clean and everythin available you neednice clean place to stayclean fresh and heartfulspacious and very clean
Host:owner is friendly and flexiblethe hosts were truly caring and niceperfect hosts that we would highly recommendhosts are really helpful and kindthe owners are a very nice hospitable coupleRead more reviewsthe appartement is located in a great placeit's a very pretty and well equipped apartment in a nice locationperfect value for money and it is just 15min walk from bielefeld centerit is in town but feels like countryside because of its very quiet surroundingbeautiful location warm welcome beautiful room with careful details and super practical facilities just perfect
On the edge of the Teutoburg Forest, this double bedroom with an en-suite is the perfect spot for hikers, whilst public transport to the main, local amenities such as bars, a cinema and restaurants takes just 11 minutes.
The room itself may be small but the common areas, which can be used during your stay, make up for it. It is also worth noting that the host primarily works from home and offers a hearty breakfast in the morning for guests.
Ein kleines Reich für Sie allein...Superhost
Top guest reviewsgreat recently renovated bathroom as wellthe bathroom even bettereach morning i got a delicious breakfast it is a great place to stay in bielefeldreally clean quiet place to staymanuela's place is wonderful clean and quiet the bathroom is beautifulthe room was great very clean quiet confortable and nicely decoratedthe place was very nice and cleani can really recommend manuelas apartment it is suitable for couples or family trips clean and cosy
Host:very helpful kind and welcoming hostit was a fantastic accommodation the hosts were so friendly they even cooked a mashed eggs for usmanuela was a perfect host even coming down the road to guide me when i was lostmanuela and her family were very friendly hostsgreat big room to stay with a very nice host this is a must stay a+++++Read more reviewsperfect location perfect hosts perfect room
This private apartment suits up to two guests and offers a quiet location with a few local amenities on its doorstep, such as a bakery and market. The town centre is 1 km (0.6 miles) away, but if you wish to cook at home, there is a fully equipped kitchen on site.
The room itself is elegant and clean with wooden flooring throughout. Please note that there is no WIFI in the apartment, but they are pet-friendly!
Schöne Maisonette Wohnung in AltstadtnäheBielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Top guest reviewsour stay at jan-fabian's place was comfortable and without any problemsnice and clean appartment as describedclean bright is in a quiet placethe apartment was clean and offered all what one needsthe house was clean and the position was greatthis is a very clean place very comfortable near down town
Host:fabian was an excellent hostRead more reviewsgood location walking distance to the city centrenice place near to the centreit is located in a quiet area but also has good transportation servicesit is calm though and close to the centerthis place is a very good option for staying in bielefeld
Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood between the university and the city centre, this two-storey apartment offers a bright bedroom and on the first floor is the common space. There is a lovely little garden and terrace area in which to enjoy breakfast and there is free parking available on site.
Großes, helles Zimmer - zentral!Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Top guest reviewsthe room is well furnished with good heating and wi-fi signalthis room is a double-room so quite spacious and much better than it looks from pictures in airbnbchocolate on the bed and tea on the table gives a nice welcoming atmospherereimund offers a warm and friendly house with excellent facilities - highly recommendedthe room was great and very comfortableit was clean and convenientthe room is clean and quiet and the bed is cozythe room / bathroom were very clean and well furnishedthe rooms were cosy clean and equipped with all the necessary
Host:reimund was an amazing hostreimund is a friendly and kind hostreimund is kind helpful and organized hostreimunds guesthouse is just lovely and he is a great hostthe host was well a great host we watched soccer together and chatted about various topics of mutual interestRead more reviewsthe location is also goodvery good room and locationso this place is nicely locatedif i come back to bielefeld i will definitely choose this placethe house is very cozy and the neighborhood very nice and quiet
This elegant apartment was renovated in late 2015 and is in a quiet residential area, just a 15-minute walk to the Teutoburger Wald. The nearest transport option is just five minutes away and so it is in a fantastic location to explore the local bakery, pubs and town amenities.
The room itself is spacious and bright with whitewashed walls and wooden furniture. We particularly love the second-floor terrace of this property - it’s so cute!
Schöne 90m2-Wohnung in Uni-Nähe
Top guest reviewsvery nice apartment with everything what you need (internet parking) furniture very very nicethe space was beautiful and definitely large enough for myself and my fiancé to be comfortablethe apartment has a lot of space it is very comfortable and cleanwe definitely recommend the apartment and we would love to come againtotally recommend this apartment i was there for a week and had a great timevery clean and beautifulthe flat is clean spacious and beautifully decoratedthe apartment is very nice very well decorated very clean and convenientlovely spacious and clean apartment in a quiet areachristians place is so clean and classy and great value too
Host:lovely place and charming hoststhe relationship with the owner was greatchristian was an extremely communicative and helpful hosti only have kind words for the hosthis mom margrit was the greatest host i've ever seenRead more reviewsthe location is excellentthe location is perfect for the city centre and the universitygood links to bielefeld train stationthis is a little corner of paradisewonderful peaceful apt in a great child friendly location
This basic site is unique for our listings in that you need to bring your own bedding with you. There is also no shower on site, you’ll need to visit the local swimming pool to shower. But, what you will get is a fantastic location with the train station located just a few minutes walk away and overall a cheap, ‘pay-for-what-you-get’ option with a nice host. If you are looking for just a bed and a toilet for a night or two, this might be good for you.
Zentrales Zimmer nähe HBF und InnenstadtBielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Top guest reviewsminimalistic equipment: sofa to sleep and toilets and that's pretty much "it"
Host:very easy going and flexible hostvery responsible (and 'responsive') hostmore friendly and comfortable atmosphere to stayRead more reviewsan especially good feature is that it's minutes away from train station by footit's the good economical solution close to all transportsvery reasonable stay; good location quiet enough and quite secluded for quite budget pricenice place to stay for a budget price
This option offers a common living room space as your accommodation. The room has a sofa bed and you’ll have access to the kitchen and bathroom, as well as the extensive TV options, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. The location is central and so has great access to restaurants and bars, whilst there is a supermarket just 10 minutes’ walk away.
Central based, modern, affordable!Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Top guest reviewsthe room was perfect with all amenitiesgood location walking distance railwaystation lots of information good wi-fi and even netflixthe room was very comfortable and we would definitely repeatclean and practical spacious sofabedvery nice and cleanvery nice and clean room with smart tv :)jamal is super friendly the apartment is very beautiful tight and very cleanthe bathroom is very clean and in the kitchen i found everything i needed
Host:friendly host who was very responsivehost was friendly and helpful :)nice host and a great accomodationgood host and everyting you needjamal is a perfect host and the room which is offered by jamal is very niceRead more reviewsreally comfortable accommodation close to the tram and just a 20min walk from the main stationlocation is good 15 minutes away walking to central station and some supermarkets 10 mins awaygood location and hassle free stayclean close to the main railway station peaceful stayeasy access to down town and an easy walk to the clinic
This stylish apartment is split over two storeys and offers a private entrance which is separate and behind the main building. There is space for four guests to enjoy this whole apartment, with a double bed and a sofa bed in the common area. There is no parking on the premises but there is a multi-storey parking lot within walking distance, which offers excellent rates.
Charming and stylish apartment - City of Bielefeld
This is a peaceful and cosy guestroom in an old building, which is located on the same floor as the host and her son but has private access. It is worth noting that in order to gain access to the kitchen and shower room you will need to enter the hosts’ apartment area, however, there is a guest toilet in the hallway. It is possible to walk to the city centre in 15 minutes and there are two parks nearby for you to enjoy.
Lauschiges Zimmer in Bielefeld West
Located directly on the popular Siegfriedplatz, the station is just a five-minute walk whilst the university is 10 minutes on foot. Due to its location, there are a plethora of bars and restaurants on your doorstep, but, if you choose to eat in, the well-equipped kitchen will set you up nicely.
The bedroom is an open space with a bed and seating area, so there is plenty of space. The host also has Netflix so, after a busy day, you can sit back, put your feet up and relax.
Wohnung im Herzen Bielefelds/Universitätsnah
Spoilt for choice
We’ve covered a bit of everything in this list, from private apartments to beds in shared common spaces. We’re sure that there will be something here that is ideal for your stay in Bielefeld. Remember to check all of the details before booking to make sure your pick has all of the amenities you’re looking for! Be sure to comment below if you’ve booked one of these options for your Bielefeld trip!
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