Known as the city where Germany’s shortest river flows, Paderborn is a major district in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. It is home to the 1,000-year-old University of Paderborn, making it one of the country’s most picturesque and historic university cities. With its wealth of narrow streets and half-timbered houses, Paderborn owes a lot of its charm to the well-preserved remnants of its past.
Paderborn’s rich and turbulent history stems from the days of Charlemagne and the Saxons. Today, this city of more than 145,000 residents is a bustling IT hub with many tech companies’ headquarters in the area. As time passes, Paderborn proves itself as one of those cities where development doesn’t hinder cultural preservation.
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in vestiges of Germany’s rich olden days, check out this beautiful city of contrasts and these great accommodations within it.
The Heinz Nixdorf Museum is one of Paderborn’s most well-known computing museums. Located near it is this simple, one-bedroom apartment that even comes with a garden. The property is situated in a peaceful area, just outside the city center and there are even bicycles available for guests to truly enjoy the calm surroundings.
Up to three guests can enjoy the kitchenette, two beds, and free parking on the premises.
2 Zi -Wohnung in ruhiger Lage 50qm
Although it can be fun to get lost in an unfamiliar place, having your own vehicle when traveling can be a very rewarding experience. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, this top-notch townhouse also has a car, motorcycle, e-bike, and bicycle for rent. Of course, there is free parking on the premises.
Guests can enjoy its well-lit and spacious interiors, indoor fireplace, two bathrooms, and kitchen. Up to two people can make use of the double bed and floor mattress. It also has its own garden and, if you feel like exploring, the city center is only a few minutes away.
stadtnah 2, ruhig, Garten Komfort mit Stil & mobil
Despite being a city of history and technology, there are a lot of unique and artistic places in Paderborn. This quirky apartment is located just behind the cathedral and very close to the city center. If you feel like heading out for some souvenir hunting, the main shopping street is only a few steps away. The stops for buses going to the university and the main station are also located nearby, so it won’t be much of a hassle if you’re in the mood for a quick road trip.
Although the apartment is situated in an old building, its interiors are bright and artistically decorated. Up to two guests can make use of the large sofa bed, shared bathroom, and shared kitchen. Pubs and restaurants are also within walking distance if cooking isn’t really your forte.
Helles Zimmer in sehr zentral gelegenem Appartment
Situated in a peaceful yet accessible area, this apartment retains the charm of its days as an old farmhouse. This simple yet sweet one-bedroom apartment is near public transport, the city center, and Bielefeld University, so it isn’t much of a hassle to stroll around. Up to two guests can make use of one bed, a mini kitchen, laundry facilities, and free parking on the premises.
One of the most charming aspects of this property is its cottage garden, a breath of fresh air for any accommodation. Guests can also rent bicycles, just in case exploring on two feet isn’t enough.
Apartment Near university and cityBielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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
Bright and spacious, this apartment is great for no-fuss travelers who don’t mind staying somewhere compact. Located in Ükernviertel, Paderborn’s old town district, the apartment is near the train station, bus station and university. The room has an open floor plan and guests can make use of the bed, private bathroom, refrigerator, and washer.
There are many dining establishments, markets and pubs nearby, so even though the kitchen is inaccessible to guests, there are still a lot of options available. It’s also located on a quiet street, so you can be assured that you’re going to get that sought-after peace and quiet.
Zentral, ruhig, eigenes BadPaderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Top guest reviewsthe room is very quiet and has enough room to relax and unwindroom is sparkling clean with all necessary amenitiesit is a comfortable and lovely room which locates in an centre area of paderbornbeautiful warm and romantic roomthe room was also warm and cozy despite the cold weather would definitely recommendthe room is cleanvery good place to stay the room is very cozy and clean exactly as describedthe space is really good the room is clean and tidy and barbara was really kind and helpfulbrilliant great hospitality large nice and clean room in the heart of paderbornthe room is as she describes it everything is very clean
Host:she is very kind and the best hostbarbara is a wonderful hostthe owner was kind friendly and helpfulshe is friendly and highly cooperativeand barbara is very nice hostRead more reviewsfriendly and helpful hostess very good location of the apartmentcozy place a little small perfect locationthe flat has a cozy room very nice locationi wish i could spend more time in this placethe room was fantastic and in a great part of town - close to shops and nightlife
Situated in a quiet residential area, this spacious yet cozy property is only a few minutes away from the city center and train station. Aside from two single beds, guests are also provided with a small kitchenette, stove, oven, refrigerator, and laundry facilities. There is also a bakery and small grocery store nearby, so if you’re not in the mood to cook, you can always take a stroll around the village and grab a quick bite.
Separates Zimmer - Küchenzeile - eigenes BadPaderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Top guest reviews
Host:thank you birgit for hosting usRead more reviewsvery good place to stay
Aside from historical structures, Paderborn also has lakes and sandy beaches, like the ones in this apartment’s immediate vicinity. This two-bedroom bungalow, located in a quiet area, is near the bus station, train station, and airport. It is also near the university and bakery, perfect for casual afternoon strolls and obligatory pastry-tasting.
Up to five guests can make use of three single beds, one sofa bed, a shared bathroom, and a kitchen with induction cookers. The apartment also has skylights, which lovers of the cosmos will truly appreciate. If you’re in the mood for a quick jog amidst nature, there is a forest only a few steps away.
Gemütliches Apartment mit MiniküchePaderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Top guest reviewsespecially happy with high speed internet wifi availablethis is a super clean holiday flat which superseded expectationsagain excellent cleanliness and friendly hostsvery nice clean place and nice peoplethe rooms and all areas of the accomodation were extremely cleangreat hosts great place very helpful and clean
Host:host was very nice and provided us with everything we could possibly needvery nice and helpful hostsdavid and his family and very friendlyawesome host polite warm and very welcomingdavid’s family is very kind and helpfulRead more reviewsa fantastic place in a great locationamazing place to stay really comfort me
Sometimes, the best way to experience a place is to go all out with the accommodation. So, if you want to truly feel like royalty, check out the exquisite Villa Busdorf. Built during the 18th century on the site of a medieval fortress, this heritage villa looks like it came straight out of a period drama. Its vast gardens are surrounded by a thick hedge and there is a flowing stream that beckons guests to stroll across the bridges with a parasol in hand.
Despite its facade, the villa’s apartments all have modern interiors. Up to two guests can make use of a queen-size bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, a private bathroom, and laundry facilities. For those bringing vehicles, the villa is near two car parks. The local produce market is also open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, so be sure to get up early to explore the tastes of Paderborn.
:: Designer City Apartment ::Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Top guest reviewsspacious clean appartement in historic buildingthe apartment was clean comfortable and well-appointedclean spacious in a great locationvery clean beautiful appointed with a kitchen that has all you need for a great stay
Host:fantastic apartments and wonderful hostschauntelle is a very good hostthis was very helpfulRead more reviewsexcellent location and equipmentlovely apt in walking distance to the citygreat place to stay very center in downtownexcellent apartment super location clean stylish super cutethe unit is close to town centre - good spot to explore paderborn
Sleek and modern, this duplex apartment is great for those with vehicles, constantly on the go. It is located near the motorway and city center and guests can enjoy free parking on the premises, as well. It is also near the Finke furniture store and Benteler Arena, so you don’t have to go far if ever you feel like catching a game.
Up to four guests can enjoy the double bed, sofa bed, laundry facilities, fully equipped kitchen, and balcony. Those with accessibility issues may also appreciate the fact that the property has its own elevator.
Maisonette Wohnung, Neubau, modern, hell, 83m²Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Top guest reviewssuper modern and clean placegreat place very clean and comfortablebeautiful and clean with all we need perfectclean and beautiful it was perfect :)the flat itself was spacious and clean and you're provided with towels and bedding
Host:claudia was a very nice and helpful hostthe communication with the host was easyRead more reviewsperfect place but location is not so convenientthe place looks much better in real life amazing location very close to everythingbeautifully stylish apartment close to transport and townthe area where the apartment is located is a nice and friendly placei would recommend that claudia's place sleeps 2/3 people not 4 people
Living above a bakery seems like the stuff of romantic movies, but this sleek apartment can make it a reality. Situated in a quiet environment, this one-bedroom apartment has clean, modern interiors, complete with a double bed and floor mattress. Up to two guests can enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, and free parking on the premises.
If you’re in the mood to explore the many other delights of Paderborn and beyond, public transport can be accessed a few steps away.
1 room business flat over bakeryPaderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Top guest reviewsfantastic place very clean and beautiful decorateda lovely flat very clean and modernclean beautiful place with all facilities needed for a comfortable stay
Host:great host and great flatRead more reviewsperfect for us as close to park and cycle pathsgood location to access paderborn sergej is a great hosta perfect place to stay with everything you can think ofvery quiet and beautiful flat
Discover the delightful contrasts of Paderborn
Paderborn is a city where technology and history converge, without overwhelming the other. Enhance your stay by experiencing various aspects of its personality, from its culture to its accommodation. From elegant villas to cozy houses, Paderborn always has something to offer its visitors.
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