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.
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
Top guest reviewswell organised and cheerful room with everything we neededit even included a simple breakfast and some sweets and drinksnice clean and spacious apartment with necessary amenities providedthe apartment was very cozy and the beds and blankets were very comfortablethe apartment is well equipped and the welcome treats and breakfast supplies were a really nice touchvery clean & tidy and comfortableexcellent small apartment clean and simplethe place was very clean and homeythe place was clean and had thoughtful touchesvery comfortable clean well-appointed studio
Host:the host was super kind and accommodatingsabine is a wonderful hosthost is very helpful and catered to requestssabine was a wonderful hostsabine was a great hostRead more reviewsthe location is super convenient and very close to the city centergreat house with great locationthe neighborhood is safe and has easy access to the bus line to towngreat location for touring cyclists passing through this beautiful regioneverything was neat and tidy and the location is great for exploring heidelberg
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 SchlossblickHeidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Top guest reviewsthe bed is a fold out couch but was still very comfortablenice and tidy very fast wifion top of that it was lovely comfortable with great furnishings and lots of lightbig room good sofa bedwe were also allowed to use the kitchen and bathroom which was clean and had all necessary suppliesit has a very clean german vibesmall cozy and very clean flatthe room is quite and clean in a lovely areai had a very nice stay there big room clean bathroom all very goodkatrin's place was indeed spacious and clean
Host:the host is friendly and easygoingthe hosts are so friendly that willing to help me anytimeflipflop was a nice host very accomodatingflipflop is a kind hostthank you for hosting usRead more reviewsvery good location to downtownthe location is idealthe location of this room is absolutely idealthe location is good for travelers near hauptstrassethe location is very good close to the heidelberg castle
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 houseHeidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Top guest reviewsshower tower shampoo conditions hair dryer washing machine and dryer etc everything is well preparedthe room was exactly as described and perfect for our needsthe room is big with a comfortable sofa bedi loved the bed the quietness and the privacy of the roomon my last day they prepared a very nice good-bye breakfastit's clean and cozythe room is very clean and comfortablequite stay and clean ambiencethe place was cleanvery neat and clean
Host:very nice host and placekatherina was a great welcoming friendly hostthe hosts were accommodating and greatvery nice host and we talk like friendskaterina was very helpful and niceRead more reviewsgreat location- close to the train stationa very beautiful place near public transportation and with a hospitable familyeasy access to home using bus/teamsif you drive a car katerina's house is near super highway supermarket and easy to parkvery friendly host easy access to the city center and train station
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 houseHeidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Top guest reviewsour family of five fit comfortably in her apartment and all amenities were accounted for in the placethe apartment is very spacious with stylish furniture ideally combining function and aestheticsthe sofa bed is very comfortable and big and can actually take an extra person toosuse was a super host great spacious apartment with all the amenities as statedthe tv was easy to useclean and well equippedit was incredibly clean and nicely decoratedit was very clean and in top shapethe place it very clean and comfortablelovely apartment very clean and spacious
Host:suse was a wonderful hostsuse was an excellent and very helpful hosti don’t think hosts can get any better than susesuse is a lovely host and being a heidelberger has lots of advice and guidancesuse is a fantastic host she was easy to communicate with and gave excellent directionsRead more reviewsvery close to the station and easy walking distancelocation excellent only 10min walk to centrelocation is excellent being 5 minutes walking distance from the main train stationthe location is greatlocation was perfect both close to the train station and within a short walk to old town
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 CenterHeidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Top guest reviewsno breakfast but yes electric fanthe sofa-bed could have been more comfortabletheir arrangements were perfect during we lived in the apartment that let us felt very comfortableand certainly big space in the room with enough space to take breakfast etcnice place with beautiful roomthe room is big and clean* comfortable and clean roomthe bathroom and toilet are cleanthe room was very clean and the bed was comfortablethe room is big clean and has everything you need
Host:the host was good and helpfulthe hosts are kind and welcomingthe hosts are helpful and friendlygreat hosts enjoyed staying with themas the great hosts they were very eager to help us in any ways they canRead more reviewsthe location is amazinggreat location within walking distance of the castle and train stationvery nice perfect location just steps away from the main rail station and near two bus stationswell located regarding both train station and old townthe place is wonderfully located walking distance from the main central station as well as bus & tram stops
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 HeidelbergHeidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Top guest reviewsa fan would be a huge bonusnoise 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 comfortablethe room is clean and as describedthe room is cosy clean and quitevery friendly and quick communication -- space is clean warm and close to public transportthe house is very clean and in very good shapecornelia is a very nice host ;) the room is small but very clean and cozy
Host:the host is very welcoming and sociablecornelia is a very nice hostfrom my experience she is very kind and easy-going personcornelia is very kind and always attentivecornelia is a wonderful host who makes you feel comfortable from the very beginningRead more reviewsit is located in a nice neighborhood close to the metro stationthe location is perfect a couple minutes' walk from the tramway stationlocation is a one more advantage tram station in 2min highly recommendfast feedback nice place and close to city centeri recommend someone who wishes to spend time quiet and peaceful to rent this room
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
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 locationMannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Top guest reviewsnice apartment nice small balcony nice neighborhoodthis is a very nice one room studio-type apartment with a small kitchenette100% recommend zsannett and her apartments just as described and easy communicationit's a great studio apt with lots of light and a good locationhad a very comfortable stayroom 's super clean and comfortthe room was clean with plenty of lightingthe apartment is clean and sufficient for a short stayclean cosy great locationthe room is good and clean
Host:the host was very friendlygreat contact with the hostzsanett was a wonderful hostperfect place and perfect hostgreat place and perfect hostRead more reviewseasy to walk or catch a bus to the main train stationvery nice and central located apartmentnice appartment close to everythingvery good location and nice roombest possible location in mannheim downtown it was a good summer for me
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 JugendstilvillaHeidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Top guest reviewsthe photos of the apartment were accurate and actually doesn't do the apartment justicebed was comfortable and space was nicely furnishedhighly recommend this beautiful one bedroom apartment with large outdoor patiothe place with its private patio garden for guests is very comfortable well appointed and tastefully decoratedthe apartment was really great - just as describedeverything clean and attractivevery clean and comfortablethe apartment was clean and cosythe apartment was spotlessly clean modern and comfortablegreat place quiet clean and cute
Host:corrina was a lovely host warm and welcomingwonderful hosts and placethey were super hosts who were extremely helpfulwolfgang is so friendly and helpfulgreat hosts that were very accommodating and helpfulRead more reviewsexcellent location within walking distance to the old citythe location was perfect - close to the university the old city center hiking in the woodsthere is a shop near by and a beautiful park 30 seconds awayconveniently located just steps from the neckar river and easy walk to the old cityperfect spot everything is within walking distance
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
Top guest reviewsthe wifi was super fasti love the kitchen and the big balconyhauptbahnhof is just 200m away and a great supermarket just below the apartmentbeds were very comfortablethe apartment is equipped with all you need for a great stay in heidelbergit is modern clean and quietspacious and very cleanmartin's place was clean and quietbeautiful space and very cleanthe apartment is nicer than the pictures suggest clean and comfortable for two
Host:martin was an amazing hostmartin was a lovely hostmartin is a great hostmartin was also a great hostmartin is a great hostRead more reviewsperfect location close to main station and bus&tram stationgreat location central to the city with easy access to public transportationwe really enjoyed the location as it's within walking distance to main attractionsnice appartement really close to the train stationvery central free parking and close to a supermarket
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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