Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Paderborn, Germany - Updated 2024

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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.

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 14, 2024.

1. Small apartment near the museum

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.

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478 meters (0.3 ft) from Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
16 reviews  
Private room 2 Beds 3 Guests

2. Townhouse in a quiet cul-de-sac near the city center

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.

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2.83 km (1.8 mi) from Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
6 reviews  
Private room 2 Beds 2 Guests

3. Quirky apartment with a central location

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.

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1.71 km (1.1 mi) from Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

4. Farmhouse in a quiet area near the city center (from USD 38)

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.

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Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
37.41 km (23.3 mi) from Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
472 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i would have loved to stay longer i didn't quite realize i was actually renting an entire apartment
the kitchen is small but well equipped and the bedroom is comfortable
everything was clean and perfect
very clean and everythin available you need
nice clean place to stay
clean fresh and heartful
spacious and very clean
owner is friendly and flexible
the hosts were truly caring and nice
perfect hosts that we would highly recommend
hosts are really helpful and kind
the owners are a very nice hospitable couple
the appartement is located in a great place
it's a very pretty and well equipped apartment in a nice location
perfect value for money and it is just 15min walk from bielefeld center
it is in town but feels like countryside because of its very quiet surrounding
beautiful location warm welcome beautiful room with careful details and super practical facilities just perfect
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5. Centrally located apartment on a peaceful street

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.

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Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1.83 km (1.2 mi) from Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
237 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is very quiet and has enough room to relax and unwind
room is sparkling clean with all necessary amenities
it is a comfortable and lovely room which locates in an centre area of paderborn
beautiful warm and romantic room
the room was also warm and cozy despite the cold weather would definitely recommend
the room is clean
very good place to stay the room is very cozy and clean exactly as described
the space is really good the room is clean and tidy and barbara was really kind and helpful
brilliant great hospitality large nice and clean room in the heart of paderborn
the room is as she describes it everything is very clean
she is very kind and the best host
barbara is a wonderful host
the owner was kind friendly and helpful
she is friendly and highly cooperative
and barbara is very nice host
friendly and helpful hostess very good location of the apartment
cozy place a little small perfect location
the flat has a cozy room very nice location
i wish i could spend more time in this place
the room was fantastic and in a great part of town - close to shops and nightlife
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6. Cozy house in a quiet residential area (from USD 25)

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.

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Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
6.37 km (4.0 mi) from Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
219 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
thank you birgit for hosting us
very good place to stay
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7. Charming lakeside bungalow

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.

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Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
3.48 km (2.2 mi) from Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
59 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 4 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
especially happy with high speed internet wifi available
this is a super clean holiday flat which superseded expectations
again excellent cleanliness and friendly hosts
very nice clean place and nice people
the rooms and all areas of the accomodation were extremely clean
great hosts great place very helpful and clean
host was very nice and provided us with everything we could possibly need
very nice and helpful hosts
david and his family and very friendly
awesome host polite warm and very welcoming
david’s family is very kind and helpful
a fantastic place in a great location
amazing place to stay really comfort me
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8. Stunning 18th century villa (from USD 121)

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.

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Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
2.24 km (1.4 mi) from Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
138 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
spacious clean appartement in historic building
the apartment was clean comfortable and well-appointed
clean spacious in a great location
very clean beautiful appointed with a kitchen that has all you need for a great stay
fantastic apartments and wonderful hosts
chauntelle is a very good host
this was very helpful
excellent location and equipment
lovely apt in walking distance to the city
great place to stay very center in downtown
excellent apartment super location clean stylish super cute
the unit is close to town centre - good spot to explore paderborn
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9. Modern duplex apartment near the arena and city center

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.

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Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1.11 km (0.7 mi) from Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
82 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
super modern and clean place
great place very clean and comfortable
beautiful and clean with all we need perfect
clean and beautiful it was perfect :)
the flat itself was spacious and clean and you're provided with towels and bedding
claudia was a very nice and helpful host
the communication with the host was easy
perfect place but location is not so convenient
the place looks much better in real life amazing location very close to everything
beautifully stylish apartment close to transport and town
the area where the apartment is located is a nice and friendly place
i would recommend that claudia's place sleeps 2/3 people not 4 people
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10. Sleek apartment above a bakery (from USD 96)

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.

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Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
2.52 km (1.6 mi) from Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
49 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
fantastic place very clean and beautiful decorated
a lovely flat very clean and modern
clean beautiful place with all facilities needed for a comfortable stay
great host and great flat
perfect for us as close to park and cycle paths
good location to access paderborn sergej is a great host
a perfect place to stay with everything you can think of
very quiet and beautiful flat
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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.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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