Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Altstadt, Heidelberg, Germany - Updated 2024

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Heidelberg is located in Baden-Wurttemberg and by the river Necker. It is a charming, historical place that is also modern and trendy. A great holiday destination for everyone - historical sights, trails and wildlife, peaceful ambience, restaurants, shops all around, and cafes. A great starting point for a tour of Germany. Surely, you don’t want to miss out going to the Market Square- witches and heretics were burned at the stake here. For bird’s-eye views, why not climb the 208 stairs to the top of the tower of Heidelberg’s famous church- the Heiliggeistkirche. Be awed as you have the best views of the Neckar River and the Altstadt rooftop at Schloss Heidelberg. Check out the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals in Altstadt, Heidelberg, Germany and be ready to explore and have the best time!

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 15, 2024.

1. Loft in the heart of Heidelberg (from USD 108)

This loft is a spacious house in the midst of nature of history. With two queen-size beds and a queen-size sofa bed, this place can comfortably accommodate up to six people. Cosy, clean, and fully-equipped, this magnificent home can be the perfect base for your dream holiday in this beautiful city. It is wonderfully located just 5 minutes’ walk to the university square and also a mere 5 minutes’ walk to the famous Heidelberg Castle. Truly exciting! With a charcoal grill in a nice and large terrace, free parking in a garage, underfloor heating for the colder months, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with a bathtub, W-LAN, huge TV with cable, and an 8-foot professional grade pool table - on top of all the basic necessities, who wouldn’t love staying here?

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
686 meters (0.5 ft) from Heidelberg Palace
531 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 6 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fan in the loft bedroom
coffee and treats to make our stay very comfortable
pool table was fun and quite sleeping
well equipped kitchen beautiful views comfortable beds big bathroom with all amentities
we enjoyed our breakfast at the outdoor balcony
the house was clean and comfortable
the shower is awesome and he had clean towels
perfect place to live in with my family it has everything we need and is clean tidy and spacious
this is a great place to stay comfy clean and a fun place to stay
the home itself is extremely clean well stocked and full of nice touch for a comfortable stay
the host is warm and kind
volker himself is the perfect host
this host is very responsive and helpful
we were greeted by the owner's son who was especially polite friendly & helpful
great host and lived up to expectations
superb location and beautiful place
very central and nice place
excellent location loved it
great location within walking distance of the castle and the center of town
a great location an only minutes to altowne heidelberg
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2. Apartment in a nice, old building with castle view

This is a cosy room in a clean and homey apartment right in the centre of historic Heidelberg. Necessary amenities like heating, hot water, wifi, and basic toiletries are available, as well as cable tv and a hairdryer. Very conveniently located just 2 minutes away from the market square and 5 minutes away from the Necker river, this place is perfect for leisurely strolls. Even the castle is close enough to walk to; the footpath leading to the castle is just a stone’s throw away. Restaurants and shops are just a walking distance as well. This is a clean, spacious room in a prime location.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
354 meters (0.3 ft) from Heidelberg Palace
207 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is a fold out couch but was still very comfortable
nice and tidy very fast wifi
on top of that it was lovely comfortable with great furnishings and lots of light
big room good sofa bed
we were also allowed to use the kitchen and bathroom which was clean and had all necessary supplies
it has a very clean german vibe
small cozy and very clean flat
the room is quite and clean in a lovely area
i had a very nice stay there big room clean bathroom all very good
katrin's place was indeed spacious and clean
the host is friendly and easygoing
the hosts are so friendly that willing to help me anytime
flipflop was a nice host very accomodating
flipflop is a kind host
thank you for hosting us
very good location to downtown
the location is ideal
the location of this room is absolutely ideal
the location is good for travelers near hauptstrasse
the location is very good close to the heidelberg castle
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3. Spacious loft in central Heidelburg (from USD 108)

This beautiful, spacious, clean, and homey house is surrounded by nature and can comfortably accommodate up to six people. It is just a 5 minutes’ walk to the university square and merely 5 minutes’ walk to the well-known Heidelberg Castle as well. There is a spacious terrace that has a nice charcoal grill free to use. Also included are high-speed wifi, towels and linens, free parking in the garage, heating, hot water, kitchen. For those with young ones, there is a travel crib, a high chair, and some children’s books and toys. This lovely loft is perfect for families or a group of friends who want some wholesome fun and exploring.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
686 meters (0.5 ft) from Heidelberg Palace
488 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
volker's loft was absolutely amazing it was the perfect cozy spot with beautiful views and just minutes from everything
clean & comfortable with a lovely terrace and fantastic view over the neckar valley
the balcony is perfect for a cozy breakfast in the morning sun
and you get a workout when you climb up the stairs to the apartment which has great views
the downstairs bed was a little uncomfortable but both upstairs were good
cosy clean and very comfortable bed
sparkling clean very peaceful relaxing
the place was really nice and clean
the flat was clean and comfortable - exactly what we were expecting
very clean and roomy even with five of us there
the host was an absolute pleasure
he is the perfect host
further the owner was very welcoming
volker responded quickly to questions and is an excellent host
overall a great host and lovely for someone to receive us personally and also show us around the place
great location quiet place quick walk to downtown
perfect location and very cosy
great location for exploring the city
it’s a charming place located within walking distance to the castle and central tourist area
the location is perfect and near to the old castle of heidelberg and not far from downtown
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4. Charming single room (from USD 39)

This is a truly charming room with ample space. With one double bed and one single bed, this room can accommodate a maximum of three people with no problem. The room and apartment are cosy, cheery, and clean. Located right in the middle of the Altstadt, the apartment is just across the Marstallstrasse bus stop - which is extremely convenient. Major tourist attractions like the castle, the old bridge, and the river are all just minutes away. Restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops are all nearby as well. The bathroom and kitchen are both shared and fully-equipped. A mini fridge is available inside the room. A comfy workspace, wifi, heating, and extra pillows, linens, and blankets are available.

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Heidelberg, BW, Germany
729 meters (0.5 ft) from Heidelberg Palace
321 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 1 Guest 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
small bedroom with a shared toilet heater is working fine
the bed was comfy and room was even better than it looked in the photos
the small fridge and the bottle of water are a very comfortable add-on
room is nice and quiet
the room and bathroom were clean and got fresh clean towels
clean friendly and very cozy
the places was really nice and very clean and tidy
mariana's apartment is sparkling clean and charming
clean room and perfect location
mariana was a good host
mariana is a wonderful host
mariana is an excellent host
mariana is a wonderful host with extraordinary hospitality
mariana was an amazing host for me in heidelberg
the location is amazing
the best location just beside center
the location is great it’s at the central of old city
great location would stay again
very good location quiet environment and friendly hostess
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5. Lovely apartment in the old town with a terrace (from USD 231)

This is a spacious and homey three-storey apartment with a beautiful second-floor terrace that boasts a magnificent view of the city and famous landmarks like the castle and the Philosophers’ Walk. It is a prime location for a starting point to explore the historical city of Heidelberg and peruse the sights, sounds, tastes, and German culture. With a cafe next door, restaurants and shops nearby, you can just take a short walk back home to recharge when you feel tired. This apartment offers all the basic amenities needed including wifi, babysitter recommendations, a dryer, and a fully-equipped kitchen. It is perfect for families (with children all over the age of six), a small group of friends or business travellers.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
572 meters (0.4 ft) from Heidelberg Palace
212 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 4 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was also a great benefit to have free wifi
we were able to use her parking spot and all appliances/wifi worked beautifully
this apartment has an interesting three-storey arrangement with lovely roof-top views throughout especially on the top-floor balcony
very nice apartment with lots of room
the one bathroom is accessible only through the master bedroom which was not a problem for us
the bathrooms were clean and adequate
the apartment was immaculate clean and had everything that we needed
it's clean communication with the host is perfect
so much to see and do everywhere we turned the apartment was clean and well furnished
very clean with excellent renovations en suite three bathrooms
she was a super host and responded to our questions very quickly
quick and easy communications with hosts
lilliana was a courteous host who communicated with us in a reliable and helpful manner
uli and marcus were excellent hosts
the host was very helpful and always there for us when we needed something or had a question
the location is perfect
the location is perfect and is close to everything including the castle
nice appartments in a very central location close to everything
overall the location is very central but still quiet and the house is very pretty
the location is perfect for enjoying shopping restaurants philosophers walk and the the castle
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6. Apartment located in the old town (from USD 77)

This modern, bright, and spacious apartment is newly renovated and is located in Heidelberg’s main street. There is a small but cosy balcony perfect for unwinding with a cup of coffee or a book. The kitchen is complete and functional. Shopping, sightseeing, and eating are the top three reasons to visit this historically beautiful city. All necessary amenities are provided including wifi, coffee machine, and linens, This apartment is a wonderful home base or starting point for strolling around the city and experiencing the way of life of the locals.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
847 meters (0.6 ft) from Heidelberg Palace
177 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
spacious well appointed apartment well heated for winter
the apartment was well equipped and comes with good wifi
the kitchen is beautiful and fully stocked with anything you may need
the little apartment fit my needs perfectly
it is quiet in the apartment windows open we were warmly greeted by jacqueline
everything is clean and functional
the flat was clean quaint and beautiful
the apartment was clean and as described
clean comfortable and well supplied
the apartment is quiet and clean
the host was very accommodating and friendly
philip was responsive to all our questions and was a welcoming host
the hosts were very helpful and accommodating
philip was very helpful and quick to respond to our questions
philip is a great host: very helpfull and nice
the location is amazing
the location was just perfect
excellent location in heidelberger altstadt
tons of shopping and great restaurants close by
perfect location for staying in heidelberg right in the middle of old town
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7. Apartment close to the university square (from USD 103)

This apartment offers a great view, ample space, and a very homey feel. It is located just minutes away from the university square and the footpath leads up to the Heidelberg Castle. How convenient! The perfect place to go strolling and sight-seeing around this beautiful and historical town. Also, it is great if you intend to visit and experience the Christmas Market. With one double bed, one single bed, and a comfy sofa bed, a maximum of four people can be comfortably accommodated. Included are all basic necessary amenities (with a fully-equipped kitchen) plus a dryer, heating, an iron, TV, and wifi. You can’t go wrong with this charming abode!

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
316 meters (0.2 ft) from Heidelberg Palace
372 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was great
couch was amazing (wish i had one) made into a great double bed
the apartment is clean highspeed internet and everything functional
flat was great to stay in had a separate room with bathroom then a great open/living room
erika’s apartment had the perfect location and right amenities for us during our visit to the heildelberg christmas market
very clean and comfortable
apartment spotlessly clean and wonderfully quiet
clean convenient and well furnished
it was very clean and comfortable
the apartment was clean and tidy
and the hosts were wonderful
the host is very nice response your questions in time
the owner is very nice and helpful
very friendly and helpful host
erika is a perfect host
the location is fantastic
super close to everything
great location in the heidelberg altstadt
place was perfectly located right in the heart of heidelberg
wow this is totally the best location ever
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8. Luxurious apartment in historic center (from USD 152)

This beautiful, elegant, and spacious apartment is in a restored 19th century home. Just a block away from Altstadt, this apartment can comfortably house up to six people. Aside from its beauty, the classy apartment has all the basic amenities plus four hot plates, wifi, dishwasher, Nescafe coffee machine, and cable TV. Conveniently located just a block away from the Altstadt, and two blocks from the Bergbahn, you can easily head to the famous Heidelberg castle. Beautiful sights, attractions, restaurants, shops, and cafes surround the apartment.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
341 meters (0.3 ft) from Heidelberg Palace
238 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
one kid in bedroom other on sofa bed which was great
very nice amenities towels kitchen equipment and all this right in the center of the famous old town
two great sized bedrooms and a large living room which could easily serve as a third sleeping place
the apt is spacious bright and nicely furnished
the apartment was spacious very clean and all the furnishings were brand new
exceptionally clean comfortable and functional
the apartment was very clean and cute
the apartment was perfectly clean and well equipped
the apartment is clean comfortable and spacious with everything you need
it is very very clean comfortable and beds/down comforters for all beds are cozy
the host was very friendly helpful and uncomplicated
friendly host and would definitely recommend a stay here
fabian was an excellent host
fabian is a great host
fabian was an amazing host- he was very flexible and welcoming with us throughout our stay
best location and value
great location near the bergbahn and castle and close to the hauptstrasse
the location was absolutely wonderful
loved the location and the space
super location right in the old town a few minutes walk from the castle
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9. Nice room in the heart of the old city

This small but cosy room is right smack in the centre of the magical town of Heidelberg. It has its own sink/wash area inside the room and a clean, shared bathroom. This place accepts children and pets and even provides a crib and toys that can be used free of charge. Aside from the normal necessities and amenities provided, there are also great family-friendly features like babysitter recommendations, children’s books, children’s dinnerware and outlet covers for safety. Located right in the Altstadt, the old bridge is just a 2-minute walk away and the castle is nearby as well. Restaurants, cafe, and shops are all just minutes away on foot.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
630 meters (0.4 ft) from Heidelberg Palace
305 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great room and marlene was super nice too
the room was perfect for my needs
we had a nice stay at marlene's room
small room but in a cozy and charming way the space is artsy and fun to be in
the room itself has everything you need for a comfortable stay
super clean and homey
a clean cozy room in heidelberg sightseeing area
the room is nice and clean and great for a short stay
her place was very quirky and interesting and our space was clean and welcoming
both the bathroom and the separate guest toilet were clean
she was was very friendly and helpful
very nice and helpful host
hosts lovely but didn't say a lot
host marlene is friendly and helpful
the host is very warmhearted and easy to communicate
amazing location you're literally steps from downtown
therefore the location was really great
perfect location in the heart of heidelberg
location made easy access to everywhere
excellent location for exploring and interesting old house
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10. Quiet apartment in Heidelberg

A quaint, charming apartment in the heart of Heidelberg. Can easily accommodate two people with the possible addition of up to two children. Located in the centre of this historical town, this is perfect for couples, long-staying guests, and solo travellers. The famous Heidelberg Castle and the Necker river are both just a few minutes walking distance. The apartment is bright, clean, and comfortable. There’s TV and wifi for your convenience and relaxation. The kitchen is fully-equipped and there are fresh linen and towels provided. The apartment’s windows boast a magnificent view of the hills and a lot of natural light.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1.02 km (0.7 mi) from Heidelberg Palace
172 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the kitchen window is wonderful
we enjoyed the high vaulted ceilings and views of green from both the kitchen and bedroom
the furnishings are comfortable and there is ample storage space
the apartment is spacious and has wonderful big windows for fresh air and cross-ventilation
it is comfortable spacious and has a light and airy feeling
everything was very clean
very clean and well equipped
the apartment was sparkling clean and had everything we required
the place was quite nice very clean but quite small
the flat itself was very clean and well-equipped
our hosts were amazing
host was friendly and spoke english fluently
they were very responsive on all fronts and just great people
gilberte was a wonderful host
the hosts were more than accommodating and are really lovely wonderful people
amazing location and charming apartment
great location right in the middle of old town heidelberg
bus stations nearby to take you to the train station easily
good location in the old town
charming house and close to everything
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Heidelberg - a piece of history in the modern Germany

Heidelberg is a mix of contrasts - historical and modern, charming and brusque, yet peaceful and exciting at the same time. Heidelberg will surely amaze a wide array of people. A perfect holiday to explore, be around nature, shop, dine, and learn more about the city’s vast history.

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