Checking In: 22 Jaw-Dropping & Iconic Airbnbs In Europe

Planning on visiting the Old Continent this autumn? Good. I’ve got a few suggestions for you! Holiday apartments are a great way to save money on accommodation and to experience cities like a local – this curated, handpicked selection of dreamy airbnbs in Europe will help you do just that.

Happy travels!

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The Absolute Dreamiest
And Prettiest Airbnbs in Europe

Trullo house, Apulia, Italy
$165 per night

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Experience life in a typical Apulian dry stone hut, easily recognisable with their traditional conical roof, which are endemic to the Puglian region of Italy. Most of these houses date as far back as the early 19th century; they were built as temporary field shelters for agricultural labourers involved in the development of the wine growing industry. In terms of location, the hut is just 20 kilometres from the sea and historic Putignano.

Houseboat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
$150 per night

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Talk about ticking something iconic off your bucket list: located in Amsterdam‘s old west, this modern and tastefully decorated houseboat with direct walking access to the historic centre.

Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland, United Kingdom
$55 per night

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Bookworms of the world, rejoice: this amazing Airbnb features not only a flat but most importantly the first ever bookshop holiday/residency experience at The Open Book, a charming bookshop in the heart of Scotland‘s National Book Town, Wigtown. Meet fellow book lovers and learn everything there is to know about Scottish literature with the help of friendly locals.

Sognefjord, Norway
$150 per night

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This old thing? Just a fabulous cabin by one of Norway’s most famous fjords. Perfect for hikers and boat enthusiasts – as for me, I will just enjoy a chilled glass of white wine on that lovely waterfront terrace, thank you very much.

Akureyri, Iceland
$149 per night

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Experience this ultra-modern, bold villas in the tranquil village of Akureyri in Northern Iceland, with nature at your doorstep. This is an excellent option year round, as you can both enjoy the midnight sun in the summertime as well as the aurora borealis in the wintertime – as you know, Iceland is always a good idea.

Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark
$191 per night

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Denmark is the world capital of design and has been for quite a few decades now, ever since it grandfathered the trend we now recognise as “mid-century modern”. This impeccably furnished apartment in trendy Nørrebro is like a blast from the past!

Oia, Santorini, Greece
$195 per night

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I’ve said it repeatedly: whatever you do in Santorini, spend the night. Even though the island is gorgeous at any time of the day, it can be hard to navigate its narrow cobblestone streets in the daytime with the thousands of tourists on a day cruise. The island is much quieter, and therefore much more enjoyable, in the evening. This traditional cave house, with unobstructed views of the caldera, is a great option.

Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy
$128 per night

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Quite possibly the best balcony in Italy! The apartment is small but frankly this is not the main selling point here, as the romantic terrace overlooks the village of Corniglia in Italy’s legendary Cinque Terre.

Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
$203 per night

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Perhaps the most recognisable Airbnbs in Europe! Spend the night in the world-famous cubic houses of Rotterdam, which, I promise, are actually not crooked at all. The decor is quite lovely and the location, right beside the train station, makes it an ideal base to explore not only Rotterdam but all of Holland.

Aberporth, Wales, United Kingdom
$136 per night

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For something a little different, book a stay in this converted railway carriage on the very edge of Cardigan Bay in Wales, home to Europe’s largest bottle-nose dolphin colony. The perfect pick if you’re either into trains or marine wildlife! There is a direct footpath to the dramatic, to the heritage coastline.

Athenry, Galway, Ireland
$150 per night

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Experience life in a 200-year old restored church just a few minutes from lively Galway, on the scenic western coast of Ireland. Although the church is equipped with every modern amenity, it’s also kept many of its original features – definitely an unforgettable, unique adventure!

Tuoro sul Trasimeno, Umbria, Italy
$120 per night

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Nestled in the heart of picturesque Umbria – an area of outstanding natural beauty according to the Italian government – is this old stable tower with splendid views of Lake Trasimeno. A quirky and historic stay, to say the least!

London, England, United Kingdom
$278 per night

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If you can’t afford to stay at the lavish St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, this mini-apartment is the next best thing. It’s located at the tip-top of St Pancras Station’s gothic revival clock tower, one of London‘s most celebrated structures; it dates back to 1868 and was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott himself.

Paris, France
$278 per night

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Could this be one of the most epic Airbnbs in Europe? Absolutely, considering it’s also one of the world’s 40 most popular listings. The houseboat is docked on the River Seine just a few minutes walk from Champs-de-Mars and the Eiffel Tower.

Lidingö, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden
$140 per night

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The writer in me constantly fantasises about booking a self-imposed retreat at this idyllic and cozy little house in the Swedish countryside. It’s far enough to feel isolated and yet it’s a quick ferry ride to central Stockholm. Can I just move in already?

La Trinité-sur-Mer, Brittany, France
$112 per night

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Experience la campagne française in this adorable stone cottage just five minutes from the harbour in Britanny, the French capital of crêpes, striped sweaters and sailing holidays.

Dubrovnik, Croatia
$104 per night

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Waking up to this view every morning probably doesn’t suck, especially considering how close it is to the Croatian coast and Dubrovnik’s Old Town – minus the hefty nightly rate.

Bush, Cornwall, United Kingdom
$127 per night

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Unique stay in a scarlet-coloured, gypsy-styled Romany caravan located on a vast 5-acre estate in western Cornwall, nearby picturesque fishing villages of Boscastle and Clovelly. It’s every bit as delightful as it sounds.

Pellegrue, Aquitaine, France
$193 per night

Airbnbs in Europe Bordeaux vineyards

Live the life of a wealthy winemaker in this renovated ancient farmhouse surrounded by lush vineyards in the world-famous Bordeaux wine district. There are no neighbours nearby so it’s really just you, the beautiful countryside, and unlimited supplies of award-winning wines. I’m SO in.

Almuñécar, Costa del Sol, Andalusia, Spain
$67 per night

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It’s no wonder so many Brits and Germans choose to spend their winters on Costa del Sol: with year-round sunshine and a stunning coastline, it really is hard to say no. This seafront apartment close to Almunecar has the perfect terrace to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets at a very sweet price point.

Cumbria, United Kingdom
$260 per night

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Definitely one of the quirkiest Airbnbs in Europe – who hasn’t dreamed of living in a medieval English castle at least once in their life? The vast Northern England 15-acre estate comprises 15 grand rooms, each featuring everything we imagine a castle has, including Tudor panelling, stained glass, Gothic windows and even turrets.

Montaimont, Rhone-Alpes, France
$191 per night

Airbnbs in Europe French Alps

Whether you’re in it for the ski or the après-ski, this beautiful luxury chalet in the French Alps (just a few kilometres from a ski resort) features an unusually high cathedral ceiling as well as a wood-burning fireplace – the perfect backdrop for a well-deserved cheese fondue. When in Rome, right?

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7 Comments on Checking In: 22 Jaw-Dropping & Iconic Airbnbs In Europe

  1. Stephanie Craig
    September 21, 2016 at 9:03 am (1 year ago)

    Love these! I tend to use AirBnB for budget accomodations, so I don’t get the same stunning view adn quality. I think I need to splurge sometime soon for a few nights!

    Reply
  2. Rachel
    October 9, 2016 at 10:12 pm (12 months ago)

    I haven’t tried Airbnb out yet, but these places look pretty fab! Will have to keep them in mind when planning next year’s travels!

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    • Marie-Eve
      November 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm (11 months ago)

      They are pretty amazing indeed!

      Reply
  3. David Maxwell
    January 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm (8 months ago)

    Lovely blog Marie-Eve, while I am a regular traveler I have never used AirBNB; perhaps I should. Lived for 3 months in a trullo in Puglia, 14 months across from the inner harbor of Dubrovnik, 3 months above Vernazza in a small town called Muro and am currently living in Costa Rica, down in OSA peninsula. Many of the places you list are also favorites of mine. Congrats on a well curated selection.

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  4. Victoria
    June 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm (4 months ago)

    We stayed at the one listed here in Oia Santorini and it was amazing! So quiet and beautiful views!

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    • Marie-Eve
      August 15, 2017 at 3:05 pm (1 month ago)

      How amazing it must have been!

      Reply

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