Airbnb Madrid, Spain | 13 Best City Centre Vacation Rentals

July 28, 2022

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Madrid is one of the most visited cities in the whole of Europe. And for good reason, of course. With an endless supply of sangrias, mouth-watering Spanish food and tapas, and an array of incredible sights to see, it steals the hearts of many of its visitors.

If you’re looking for an Airbnb, Madrid has plenty. These listed here incorporate all the magic of the city. You’ll find a selection of apartments in historical buildings that capture the history of Spain, as well as a couple of unique stays that you won’t find elsewhere.

You can find the perfect space for couples, families, solo travelers, and a good bunch of friends. They’re also all in close proximity to must-see excursions that’ll create a one-of-a-kind vacation.

Quicklinks – Top Madrid Airbnbs

If you already have an idea of what you’re looking for or don’t have much time for reading, below you’ll find the top Airbnb in Spain, Madrid.

Best Madrid Vacation Homes for a Small Group of Friends: Luxury Apt. Central Madrid. Barrio Letras, Steps to Museums, Plazas, and GranVia

Best Romantic Rental for Couples: Oriente Palace Apartments

Best Luxury Vacation Rentals in Madrid: Blush Rose

Top Apartment in the City Centre: MADRID-SOL-GATE PLAZA MAYOR,

13 Best Airbnbs in Madrid Spain

Finding an Airbnb in Madrid is easy, given how beautiful every nook and cranny of the city is. Many of the rentals are in fantastic locations, showing off traditional Spanish design and stunning living spaces.

1. Center of Madrid. Barrio Letras, Walk to Museums, Plazas and GranVia

Price: $

Best suited to: No-fuss traveler

Neighborhood: Huertas

Biggest draw: Near many cultural landmarks

Fairly priced apartment? Check. Central location? Check. Modern furnishings? Check.

As you can see, this simple vacation rental in Madrid has everything you need for a pleasant stay without the large price tag. The brick-faced space can sleep up to three guests and has a bedroom, kitchen, and living room that flows from one room to the other.

Relax after a long day on the spacious king-sized bed or enjoy the free wifi, broad art book collection, or flatscreen TV. However, if adventure is what you’re looking for, you’re in luck. This apartment is in the heart of the capital and near many hidden gems.

Walk the lengths of the street that never sleeps– Gran Via Street. It is less than a mile away and has many plazas, street performers, and buzzing nightlife. Or, visit Lavapies for a historical walk of the city, exploring old buildings and eateries.

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What guests say: “Super location and totally comfortable. It was a perfect home away from home.” – Gerard S.

2. Apartment near Plaza Mayor, free wifi, air condition.

Price: $

Best suited to: Bargain hunter

Neighborhood: Barrio de La Latina

Biggest draw: Excellent location and price

A visit to the capital city doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. This low-cost apartment proves just that.

This large apartment on the fourth floor of a 19th-century building is everything a bargain hunter would want and more. While smaller than other apartments, it still offers a kitchenette, living and dining room, and a balcony.

Up to four guests can stay here. And, to save space in this compact apartment, beds fold open to save space. The best part? Pets are welcome, so don’t be afraid to bring the whole crew with you for your stay.

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What guests say: “José Miguel was an excellent host. This VRBO is on the fourth floor of a beautiful apartment building, and the street has several amazing restaurants. We loved our stay, especially for the price. Definitely recommend booking this!” – Nathan G.

3. MADRID-SOL-GATE PLAZA MAYOR, New Apartment, Comodo, modern design.

Price: $$

Best suited to: Group of friends

Neighborhood: Sol

Biggest draw: Modern and colorful

This apartment is a perfect recharge place for a group of up to six friends who want to explore the city. Within walking distance to many landmarks, cafes, shops, and most of downtown, you’ll never be bored.

Besides a comfortable location, this apartment also allows comfort within its walls. The space is big with three beds, two bathrooms, a deck, patio, living room, and kitchen. It is also fully equipped with everything you need in the kitchen, Smart TV, fiber optic wifi, and soundproof windows.

If you’re hoping to learn more about Spain’s art and culture, take a walk to Prado Museum, and the Reina Sofia museum is just a few miles away. Or, learn more about its wine culture by sipping through these Madrid wine tours. Either way, you’re bound for a fun lesson.

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What guests say: “Beautiful apartment, within a very short walk to major attractions, restaurants and Metro. Very comfortable beds, air conditioning, and super host. Angel was very attentive, responsive and made us feel at home. I hope to stay here when I return to Madrid. I highly recommend this apartment when visiting Madrid.” – Nelson M.

4. Luxury Apt. Central Madrid. Barrio Letras, Steps to Museums, Plazas and GranVia

Price: $$

Best suited to: Small family or friends

Neighborhood: Huertas

Biggest draw: Central location

Situated in Madrid’s Historical Centre, this apartment building may look old, but inside, it is newly renovated and extremely modern. It still has the original facade and brings out the charm of yesteryear while still balancing today’s modernity.

The open-plan apartment is in the middle of the city’s commotion and the sun’s rays. Luckily, the air-conditioning allows you to people-watch on the two balconies in the sun without the sweltering summer heat. The luxury flat is spacious and can comfortably host up to four guests in its bedroom, living area, and kitchen.

If you plan on staying for a longer period of time, the apartment offers complimentary cleaning services free of charge. There are also laundry services like a washer and dryer available too. This might come in handy as there are so many places to see within walking distance like Puerta del Sol, Prado Museum, and so much more.

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What guests say: “The apartment was just as it appeared in the pictures and reviews. Gorete was a terrific host! As some of the reviews mentioned, it can get a little noisy at night but cities can be loud and this wasn’t a big issue for us. We loved the location and appreciated the king sized bed and spotless apartment!” – Betsy F.

5. Oriente Palace Apartments

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couples

Neighborhood: Centro

Biggest draw: Classically decorated rooms

If you’re hoping for a regal treatment for only a fraction of the price, this Airbnb in Madrid’s Centro is the perfect place to receive the royal treatment. Adorned with intricate patterns, gold embellishments, and chandeliers, these two-person apartments are great value for money.

Each unit has original designs while still incorporating antique Victorian-style furniture and fixtures. Apartments have fully equipped kitchens with dining tables, kitchenware, and private bathrooms.

Oriente Palace Apartments are also centrally located and sit just across from the Oriente Square and the Royal Palace of Madrid. While many cafes are nearby, you won’t have to worry about leaving the aparthotel as breakfast is included. Fill up on coffee, churros, and toast before making your way down the Madrid landmarks just across the street.

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What guests say: “Really lovely spacious apartment. Amazing location, great base to walk around the city and close to Metro if preferred. Super clean and everyone working there was very friendly and helpful.” – Christine

6. Morar Apartments Malasaña

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Art-lovers

Neighborhood: Centro

Biggest draw: Colorful murals

For many art-lovers, Madrid is a dream location to visit. And, on your search for the best Airbnb in Spain, Madrid, you might be pleasantly surprised to find this colorful aparthotel not too far from many more museums and galleries.

Bedrooms are simple and contemporary. When you venture into the living spaces, the colorful art pieces really start to pop. Each apartment has a unique mural on its open plan living space and kitchen wall. And with the fully equipped kitchen on one side and the dining table and TV on the other, this vibrant mural is always centered to brighten up your stay.

There are a few theaters within walking distance to draw inspiration from. But, if you’re more of a night owl, you’ll enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Gran Via street, and the alluring aromas of San Miguel Market still open until 1 am.

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What guests say: “Modern, clean and cosy in a central location! Staff friendly and helpful, we just loved!” – Francielle

7. Smartrental Collection Gran Vía Centric

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Big Families

Neighborhood:  Centro

Biggest draw: Retro decor

Centro remains one of the best Airbnb Madrid neighborhoods and is also the home of this retro-chic apartment. Expect to see lots of yellows, blues, and curved line designs to cheer up your stay.

While the apartment’s living spaces are muted with clean lines, dark hues, and geometric shapes, the rooms are a bright juxtaposition. This splash of color offers a beautiful mix of modernity and a vintage style that make you feel part of the art.

While beautifully designed, it is still very functional with a kitchenette, living room, balcony, and private bathroom. Kids are welcome with high chairs, free cots, and babysitting services available.

The apartment’s restaurant, Ella Sky Bar, offers a range of dishes from local Spanish dishes to European and international menu items. There are many attractions reachable by foot, but if you’re hoping to venture a bit further, Callao Metro Station is a stone’s throw away.

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What guests say: “Nice apartment in the center of Madrid. Close to public transportation. Room was clean, kitchen provided all the basic things. View was great, especially on the terrace.” –  Julien

8. Apartosuites Jardines de Sabatini

Price: $$$

Best suited to: The stylish traveler

Neighborhood: Moncloa-Aravaca

Biggest draw: Beautiful views

If you’re looking for Madrid short-term rentals that feel like a hotel, be prepared for your stylish stay at Apartosuites Jardines de Sabatini. Suites are elegant with a pop of color and patterned pizzaz.

If you’re expecting a boring sleep area, think again. Each private bedroom has a colorful theme and accompanying mural. The living areas are open, with a small kitchenette at the center of it all. Enjoy free wifi accompanied by an LCD TV in the living space and bedroom.

The aparthotel is just across from Madrid’s Royal Palace and the Sabatini Gardens, which provide stunning backdrops to your terrace views. Of course, there are many other places to explore around your hotel, and the Principe Pío Station is just a few minutes away and it broadens your exploration capabilities.

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What guests say: “An excellent location, extremely convenient; close to all attractions and in front of main bus routes. Friendly and welcoming staff” – Bahaa

9. 1851: Exceptional 19th century studio in Madrid

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Rustic interior design fans

Neighborhood: Centro

Biggest draw: 19th-century building with rustic decor

This apartment’s decor alone might put it up there as one of the best Airbnbs in Spain’s capital city. The beautiful rustic look is all thanks to the 19th-century building this apartment is housed in.

With its exposed brick walls and roof beams on full display, this rustic one-bedroom apartment may look old, but it has everything you need. Its modern fixtures include free wifi, coffee machines, cable TV, a fully functioning kitchen, and a fully equipped bathroom.

It is in the dead center of Madrid’s city center and close to many wonderful theaters, plazas, and metro stations. The balcony offers great views of it all from above. If you’re visiting on cold winter nights, it’s best to snuggle up by the fireplace playing board games or listening to the sounds of the city below.

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What guests say: “Fantastic experience. Our hosts were so gracious and kind to us. They even surprised me with a cake for my 50th and invited us into their home on our last evening. These are our favorite vacation memories on our travels. The apartment is lovely and the mattress was soooo good.” – Jeffery

 10. Plaza de España Skyline

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Guests that want to live close to the city but not in the city center

Neighborhood: Moncloa-Aravaca

Biggest draw: Skyline views

Plaza de España Skyline is just close enough to enjoy everything in the city but far enough not to be trapped in the hustle and bustle of the city life and noise. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or a group of friends, this apartment has all the top amenities for you.

Each unit has a natural and simplistic design, with lots of sun beaming through the big windows and plants scattered throughout. You’ll have a big private kitchen with an oven, fridge, coffee machine, washing machine, and six-person dining table.

Bedrooms follow suit with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Parque del Oeste or Plaza España. Just like at a hotel, bathrooms are stocked with fresh towels, toiletries, and hair dryers.

This apartment is close to many museums, parks, and plazas in Madrid, like the Plaza de Oriente. This means just a walk outside offers a world of sights, smells, and tastes as an introduction to the Madrid lifestyle.

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What guests say: “The location is top notch and the staff is very friendly and cordial. Special mention to Ana for making it a beautiful stay for us.” – Vivek

11. Blush Rose

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Glamourous pet owner

Neighborhood: Almagro

Biggest draw: Its exclusivity

Step inside this Airbnb in Madrid city center to be transported to a land of stylish modernity mixed with eclectic tradition.

Blush Rose is in the Almagro district and clearly draws inspiration from it. This district is well-known for its art galleries, museums, statues, and upscale dining experiences. With this apartment’s sixties-inspired decor pieces, splashes of rose gold, and plant accents, you’ll feel part of a carefully curated art project yourself.

While the apartment shares its space, your bedroom is behind frosted glass to give you privacy without closing off the space. The large windows also allow an ample amount of sunlight to stream through and rooftop views to be seen from all angles.

There are a few great things about this apartment, but two that stand out above the rest are that it is pet friendly and has rain showers. Personally, both things are essential for a stress-free day in the capital.

While you’re here, try your hand at a cooking class to get your skills up to scratch with these amazing restauranteurs in the district.

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12. The Lucky Sage

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couple

Neighborhood: Justica

Biggest draw: Homely atmosphere

The highly sought-after Chance Encounter might be the answer. That is if you can get a reservation. This beautiful place is usually booked months in advance, so grab your reservation when you can. You won’t be sorry.

The Lucky Sage draws an expert balance between rustic and finished, modern versus old. The walls in this bright apartment building are stark white with areas of exposed brick. The walls are adorned with simplistic works of art and industrial-type stairs leading to the upstairs bedroom.

The decor is kept simple with hues of white, black, and tones of brown throughout the rooms of this big unit. There are two bedrooms split between the main bedroom and a communal sleeping area. Guests share the one bathroom, but any inconvenience this might bring is quickly forgotten once you step into its walk-in rain shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped, but that might not be necessary to use it. You’ll be so close to cafes, restaurants, and shops selling the best Spanish foods you can find.

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13. Chance Encounter

Price: $$

Best suited to: Gym bunnies

Neighborhood: Centro

Biggest draw: Glamorous chic design

Looking for a pop of color in your luxury vacation rental? Chance Encounter not only offers a pop of color inside your apartment but also all around as it’s just a short walk from Madrid’s party street and many local celebrations.

This elegant apartment oozes style with its high ceilings, an expert mix of patterns, and floor-to-ceiling French doors. There are four balconies to soak up the sun from every angle of the city. Bedrooms are kept simple, while bathrooms have double sinks, backlit mirrors, and huge showers. The kitchen is kept simple with a dishwasher, pod coffee machine, and daily fridge fills at a fee.

With central heating and air conditioning, both you and your pet will relax comfortably inside regardless of the season. However, if you’re hoping to burn off some energy, head downstairs to the shared gym and spa to release some tension. Or, walk around the city with your pet to the many sights and parks nearby.

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Last Thoughts on Airbnb Madrid: Vacation Rentals

This vibrant city holds so much history, entertainment, and beauty. Airbnb rentals often show off the lively city. Whether you’re a budget traveler or a straight-up baller, you’ll be treated to fantastic views both inside and outside of your place.

Be sure to include Madrid’s top attractions like this Prado Museum Tour in your vacation to explore the thousands of drawings, paintings, and sculptures.

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