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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Heidelberg, Germany - Updated 2020

airbnb Heidelberg, Germany
Chia Han Keong
Chia Han Keong
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It may not be among the first places that travelers think about when they want to explore Germany, but the city of Heidelberg really should be. Home to the country’s oldest university, Heidelberg was spared from air bombings during the Second World War, thus managing to retain much of its centuries-old charm, with narrow streets, baroque-style buildings and medieval castles.

Situated along Neckar River, a tributary to the mighty Rhine River, the city is about an hour’s drive south of the Frankfurt International Airport and is a great choice for a few days’ stay before you continue towards major German cities like Berlin up north or Munich down south. Here are 10 of the best Airbnb vacation rental spots available.

1. Apartment near the Neckar riverbank (from USD 45)

The scenic Neckar River is the lifeblood of Heidelberg. Its banks are where you can find its 632-year-old university, the ruins of its 800-year-old castle and quaint attractions, such as the Philosophers’ Walk, where professors used to walk and discuss academic matters while taking in the attractive river views.

This gorgeous apartment for two, tastefully decorated with warm lighting, has its own kitchenette and bathroom and is located near the riverbank. It is a 10-minute bus ride to the heart of the city and, if you are a hiking enthusiast, it is a short walk to the city’s forest, where there are trails to explore the region.

Guest apartment "A place for two"
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
319 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well organised and cheerful room with everything we needed
it even included a simple breakfast and some sweets and drinks
nice clean and spacious apartment with necessary amenities provided
the apartment was very cozy and the beds and blankets were very comfortable
the apartment is well equipped and the welcome treats and breakfast supplies were a really nice touch
Cleanliness:
very clean & tidy and comfortable
excellent small apartment clean and simple
the place was very clean and homey
the place was clean and had thoughtful touches
very comfortable clean well-appointed studio
Host:
the host was super kind and accommodating
sabine is a wonderful host
host is very helpful and catered to requests
sabine was a wonderful host
sabine was a great host
Location:
the location is super convenient and very close to the city center
great house with great location
the neighborhood is safe and has easy access to the bus line to town
great location for touring cyclists passing through this beautiful region
everything was neat and tidy and the location is great for exploring heidelberg
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2. Centrally-located room in old city center (from USD 41)

Set against the backdrop of a deep green forest, the romantic ruins of the Heidelberg Castle majestically overlook the old city center and the Neckar River. Partially restored at the turn of the 20th century, this city icon offers great views of the surroundings and you can go on guided tours to explore the castle in detail.

This guestroom for two is situated in the old city center, close to the foot of the castle hill, making it a superb option to explore the area. Bars and restaurants are all around and don’t forget to visit the beautiful market square in front of the Gothic Church of the Holy Spirit.

Schöner Altbau mit Schlossblick
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
207 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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. Homely guestroom near the river (from USD 53)

This homely guestroom lies on the opposite riverbank of the Heidelberg University, along a row of terrace houses, and has one queen-size bed with shared bathroom. The tram station is nearby and it is a five-minute ride to the main train station and 15 minutes to the old city center. But really, with such pretty scenery along the river, why not take a long, leisurely stroll along the bank to get to the old city attractions? We are certain that there will be excellent selfie spots along the way.

Nice room in a row house
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
218 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
shower tower shampoo conditions hair dryer washing machine and dryer etc everything is well prepared
the room was exactly as described and perfect for our needs
the room is big with a comfortable sofa bed
i loved the bed the quietness and the privacy of the room
on my last day they prepared a very nice good-bye breakfast
Cleanliness:
it's clean and cozy
the room is very clean and comfortable
quite stay and clean ambience
the place was clean
very neat and clean
Host:
very nice host and place
katherina was a great welcoming friendly host
the hosts were accommodating and great
very nice host and we talk like friends
katerina was very helpful and nice
Location:
great location- close to the train station
a very beautiful place near public transportation and with a hospitable family
easy access to home using bus/teams
if you drive a car katerina's house is near super highway supermarket and easy to park
very friendly host easy access to the city center and train station
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4. Charming apartment in old house (from USD 101)

Old meets new – this is a bright and modern apartment located in a 115-year-old, Wilhelminian-era building. Best of all, it is situated right in the dead center of the city, close to practically everything notable. Able to host up to five guests, this apartment has all the necessary amenities, even an espresso machine and audio equipment if you want some music in the room.

The host, who works in an office next door, has also offered recommendations on the best eateries, bakeries and recreation spots around the neighborhood.

Charming flat in original old house
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
200 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our family of five fit comfortably in her apartment and all amenities were accounted for in the place
the apartment is very spacious with stylish furniture ideally combining function and aesthetics
the sofa bed is very comfortable and big and can actually take an extra person too
suse was a super host great spacious apartment with all the amenities as stated
the tv was easy to use
Cleanliness:
clean and well equipped
it was incredibly clean and nicely decorated
it was very clean and in top shape
the place it very clean and comfortable
lovely apartment very clean and spacious
Host:
suse was a wonderful host
suse was an excellent and very helpful host
i don’t think hosts can get any better than suse
suse is a lovely host and being a heidelberger has lots of advice and guidance
suse is a fantastic host she was easy to communicate with and gave excellent directions
Location:
very close to the station and easy walking distance
location excellent only 10min walk to centre
location is excellent being 5 minutes walking distance from the main train station
the location is great
location was perfect both close to the train station and within a short walk to old town
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5. Convenient guestroom in central location (from USD 43)

Travelers of the bookish sort will adore this guestroom, which has a big shelf of books for you to peruse. Don’t worry, there is ample space in the room for two and a double bed, coffee table with chairs and a wardrobe. The hosts are kind enough to provide a map of the neighborhood, which is centrally located and just minutes away from the main train station.

Just a couple of drawbacks: you will have to climb about 60 steps to the guestroom and you will hear the trams trundle by right outside the building.

Heidelberg close to Historic Center
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
193 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no breakfast but yes electric fan
the sofa-bed could have been more comfortable
their arrangements were perfect during we lived in the apartment that let us felt very comfortable
and certainly big space in the room with enough space to take breakfast etc
nice place with beautiful room
Cleanliness:
the room is big and clean
* comfortable and clean room
the bathroom and toilet are clean
the room was very clean and the bed was comfortable
the room is big clean and has everything you need
Host:
the host was good and helpful
the hosts are kind and welcoming
the hosts are helpful and friendly
great hosts enjoyed staying with them
as the great hosts they were very eager to help us in any ways they can
Location:
the location is amazing
great location within walking distance of the castle and train station
very nice perfect location just steps away from the main rail station and near two bus stations
well located regarding both train station and old town
the place is wonderfully located walking distance from the main central station as well as bus & tram stops
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6. Small but quirky accommodation

This is a tiny guestroom. You’ll need to climb up a ladder to reach the single bed, which is installed into the room’s roof. But don’t let the small size deter you, this is nevertheless a clean and comfortable accommodation on the northern edge of the city. You will share the apartment with the host, her family and their lovely pet cat Lummel. It takes about a 10-minute tram ride to the city center, or you can rent a bicycle for 10 EUR per day, which should be ideal to explore the small city.

Small and unique in Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
106 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a fan would be a huge bonus
noise levels were acceptable wifi was fine if you found the „sweet spot“
if you are fit enough to climb the ladder to the bed this is a good place to stay
"second-floor" bed is really comfortable
Cleanliness:
the room is clean and as described
the room is cosy clean and quite
very friendly and quick communication -- space is clean warm and close to public transport
the house is very clean and in very good shape
cornelia is a very nice host ;) the room is small but very clean and cozy
Host:
the host is very welcoming and sociable
cornelia is a very nice host
from my experience she is very kind and easy-going person
cornelia is very kind and always attentive
cornelia is a wonderful host who makes you feel comfortable from the very beginning
Location:
it is located in a nice neighborhood close to the metro station
the location is perfect a couple minutes' walk from the tramway station
location is a one more advantage tram station in 2min highly recommend
fast feedback nice place and close to city center
i recommend someone who wishes to spend time quiet and peaceful to rent this room
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7. Room for three in southernmost neighborhood

Most of Heidelberg’s attractions lie in the old city center along the Neckar River but, like most German cities, they can be easily reached from any neighborhood via public transportation. This double bedroom for three with private bathroom is located in the southern district of Rohrbach, which is about a 15-minute tram ride from the city’s attractions.

There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and convenience shops around the tram station, making this a splendid option to stay for a few days. Bonus: you’ll also have the company of the host’s family and two cats.

Modernes Doppelzimmer mit Bad
364 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 3 Guests

8. Apartment in prime location in Mannheim

For business travelers to the commercial hub of Mannheim along the Rhine River, Heidelberg is a great choice for a weekend getaway, being just a 30-minute drive away. This newly-renovated and pet-friendly apartment with a lovely balcony is located in a prime residential area in Mannheim, a 10-minute walk to the main train station, which has regular services to Heidelberg. It is also close to many of Mannheim’s city attractions and business conference locations, as well as eateries and shops.

1 bedroom apt. in prime location
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
308 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice apartment nice small balcony nice neighborhood
this is a very nice one room studio-type apartment with a small kitchenette
100% recommend zsannett and her apartments just as described and easy communication
it's a great studio apt with lots of light and a good location
had a very comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
room 's super clean and comfort
the room was clean with plenty of lighting
the apartment is clean and sufficient for a short stay
clean cosy great location
the room is good and clean
Host:
the host was very friendly
great contact with the host
zsanett was a wonderful host
perfect place and perfect host
great place and perfect host
Location:
easy to walk or catch a bus to the main train station
very nice and central located apartment
nice appartment close to everything
very good location and nice room
best possible location in mannheim downtown it was a good summer for me
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9. Studio apartment in great location

For those craving a super-convenient accommodation close to every attraction, look no further than this studio apartment, right in the middle of Heidelberg. Just one street away from the north bank of the Neckar River, this two-room apartment is located on the ground floor of an art-nouveau-style building and has an enchanting courtyard garden for you to relax in.

It is flanked by the Heidelberg University in the west and the Philosophers’ Walk in the east. Cross the bridge to the other side of the river and the old city center and castle are right around the corner. A fantastic rental choice for your sightseeing convenience.

Gartenwohnung in Jugendstilvilla
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
323 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the photos of the apartment were accurate and actually doesn't do the apartment justice
bed was comfortable and space was nicely furnished
highly recommend this beautiful one bedroom apartment with large outdoor patio
the place with its private patio garden for guests is very comfortable well appointed and tastefully decorated
the apartment was really great - just as described
Cleanliness:
everything clean and attractive
very clean and comfortable
the apartment was clean and cosy
the apartment was spotlessly clean modern and comfortable
great place quiet clean and cute
Host:
corrina was a lovely host warm and welcoming
wonderful hosts and place
they were super hosts who were extremely helpful
wolfgang is so friendly and helpful
great hosts that were very accommodating and helpful
Location:
excellent location within walking distance to the old city
the location was perfect - close to the university the old city center hiking in the woods
there is a shop near by and a beautiful park 30 seconds away
conveniently located just steps from the neckar river and easy walk to the old city
perfect spot everything is within walking distance
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10. Cozy apartment near main train station

For those who prefer accommodation near the main train station, this cozy apartment for four is an ideal choice. Situated in the Weststadt district, right next to the station, it has all the necessary amenities for a fuss-free stay and also has a spacious, sun-drenched balcony overlooking some beautiful old buildings.

A big supermarket is right around the corner and free underground parking is available on the premises. The host has also kindly provided a guidebook with details on all the city’s attractions and highlights.

cozy apartment, free parking, close to train st.
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
267 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was super fast
i love the kitchen and the big balcony
hauptbahnhof is just 200m away and a great supermarket just below the apartment
beds were very comfortable
the apartment is equipped with all you need for a great stay in heidelberg
Cleanliness:
it is modern clean and quiet
spacious and very clean
martin's place was clean and quiet
beautiful space and very clean
the apartment is nicer than the pictures suggest clean and comfortable for two
Host:
martin was an amazing host
martin was a lovely host
martin is a great host
martin was also a great host
martin is a great host
Location:
perfect location close to main station and bus&tram station
great location central to the city with easy access to public transportation
we really enjoyed the location as it's within walking distance to main attractions
nice appartement really close to the train station
very central free parking and close to a supermarket
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Historic city with modern accommodations

Heidelberg is a city with plenty of historical charms, such as the castle ruins and the venerable university. Despite that, the Airbnb accommodation options are modern, clean and convenient, giving you a comfortable base to return to after leisurely exploring the gorgeous town along the scenic river. This makes Heidelberg a fantastic stopover in your exploration of Germany.

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Han Keong is a former sports journalist in Singapore whose lifelong passions are travel and music.

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