Airbnb Madrid – 12 Top Vacation Rentals in the City Centre

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 tapas and an array of incredible sights to see, it steals the hearts of many of its visitors.

The Madrid Airbnbs 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 travellers and a good bunch of friends. They’re also all in close proximity to must-see excursions that’ll create a one of 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 Airbnb vacation rental for a small group of friends: Top floor apartment with balcony and great views

Top Airbnb for a summer vacation in Madrid: Studio city centre: Atocha-Delicias

Best romantic rental for couples: Studio centre: live-in Atocha

Best Airbnb in Madrid for extended stays: Plaza Mayor Attic

Top Airbnb in the city centre: Central apartment close to Plaza Mayor

12 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. Studio centre: live-in Atocha

Price: $$

Best suited to: A couple or two friends looking to explore the city

Neighbourhood: Atocha

Biggest draw: Its central location and exceptionally beautiful interior design

If you’re looking to stay in the historic city centre, then look no further! Although this studio is situated in an old neighbourhood, the building is completely new, with the interior showing off bright and cosy features.

The best part about staying here is its prime location. Right opposite the Reina Sofia museum, you’ll be in a town that’s known for its street life and bohemian environment. You’ll also be within walking distance to terraces for dining and drinking, museums and theatres.

Even though the studio is situated in a busy neighbourhood, the soundproof windows keep everything quiet and private. Your apartment features a super comfortable bed, a beautiful kitchen for home cooking and a spacious living room. What more could you ask for?

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2. Top floor apartment with balcony and great views

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couples or a small group of friends

Neighbourhood: Sol area

Biggest draw: Private balcony for soaking up the sun and views

In the centre of Madrid, you come across a vast amount of historical buildings. This penthouse has been newly remodelled in an 18th-century building, showing off the historical side of Madrid. It’s also one of the best summer rentals in Madrid.

The apartment is fully-furnished, with roomy living spaces, a sunroom as well as a balcony and a double bed. If you plan on travelling with a small group of friends, the couch can sleep an extra two people. And with the large kitchen, you can cook up a Spanish feast to enjoy together after taking a cooking class.

With AC to keep you cool indoors, don’t get too tempted to spend all your time in the apartment. Venture just 15 minutes (walk) to some of the towns biggest tourist attractions, such as Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor and Gran Vía Street.

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3. Plaza Mayor attic

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Couple looking for a private and intimate stay

Neighbourhood: Centro

Biggest draw: Rooftop balcony with lounging area

This beautiful apartment, with a terrace overlooking Calle Segovia, is absolutely perfect for a couples stay in Madrid. With a fully-equipped kitchen, refrigerator and washing machine, living room and comfortable sofa, it’ll be like a home away from home. Except more luxurious and exciting.

Start every morning with a coffee from the Nespresso machine to prepare for days of adventuring around together. For moments spent at home, make use of the Bluetooth speaker for entertainment, and the rain shower to end off a busy day.

Although it has a good kitchen, it can’t hurt to splurge on the occasional dinner. With many restaurants and taverns in the area, you can enjoy a gastro experience or feast on tasty tapas.

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4. Studio city centre: Atocha-Delicias

Price: $$

Best suited to: Two friends embarking on an adventure together

Neighbourhood: Atocha

Biggest draw: Beautiful views right from your bed

Part of a successful friends trip away involves staying in a great location for exploring the city you’re visiting. But it also involves booking a stay in a place that’s spacious and comfortable for you both.

This airy and bright space features a private bathroom, a cooking space, dining tables and flat-screen TV. Making it a perfect place to use as a base for your adventures. There are two separate beds to enjoy a good nights rest. And with AC and heating, you can book a stay here no matter the season.

You also don’t even have to think twice about transport by staying here. You’ll be right next to Atocha Station, as well as Reina Sofia Museum and Retiro Park.

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5.   Bright, lovely and perfect apartment

Price: $$

Best suited to: Couples or small families staying an extended time in Madrid

Neighbourhood: Madrid city centre

Biggest draw: An exceptionally beautiful place with a gorgeous terrace

With air conditioning and a terrace to enjoy the breeze of summer, this apartment is an ideal option for any period of the year.

There are two gorgeous terraces for you to lounge outside and soak up the views. One faces the lively streets, which is fantastic for people-watching, while the other looks over the historical building tops.

The comfortable, open space is perfect for long stays. Prepare home-cooked meals and enjoy them out on the terrace, or pop open a bottle of Spanish wine to enjoy by the TV.

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6. White and wood apartment

Price: $

Best suited to: A family looking to enjoy the comforts of come, but in luxury

Neighbourhood: La Latina

Biggest draw: Two large bedrooms and an incredibly beautiful, spacious interior

Although this is an apartment, the size and design make it feel as homely and large as a house. With an open living space, couch, entertainment area and large kitchen, and gorgeous en-suite, it easily accommodates families or a group of friends.

The apartment features two bedrooms, with double beds, as well as a couch if extra space should be needed. Use the apartment to relax and get lost in a good book. Try your hand at Spanish cooking, entertain new friends or simply watch a great movie.

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7. Cave apartment in Puerta del Sol

Price: $

Best suited to: Friends or small families (with older kids) looking for a unique and affordable stay

Neighbourhood: Puerta del Sol

Biggest draw: The fact that you’ll be staying in a peculiar cave

If you’re travelling with kids, chances are you’re looking to book a stay that excites them as much as you. Why not book a unique and unusual stay in this cave?

There are steep stairs leading to the cave, so it’s not advisable to book this is you have younger kids. You’ll have the privacy of the entire cave house to enjoy, which is fitted with two double beds. The house has been well-reviewed for being extremely clean and fitted with everything you’d need.

When you’re not relaxing in the cave, go exploring! As you’ll be in a great location in close proximity to restaurants, museums and the Royal Palace of Madrid. All of which can be comfortably walked to.

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8. Room with a view of the centre of Madrid

Price: $

Best suited to: Couple who plans on being out and about

Neighbourhood: Madrid City Centre

Biggest draw: It’s situated on a lively street and features windows overlooking the action

By booking a stay here, you’ll be guaranteed a cosy, clean and comfortable room. But keep in mind, you’ll only be booking a room and not an entire apartment. So many of the amenities are basic, but the local hosts are friendly and helpful. It’s the perfect base for an exciting day out in Madrid.

With its prime location, in a family-friendly environment in the heart of Madrid, you can enjoy the city’s top attractions. As well as insanely good restaurants and tapas bars. Before you start your day of exploration, be sure to enjoy the complimentary breakfast!

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9. Studio centre: Reina Sofia – Atocha

Price: $$

Best suited to: Two friends on a vacation

Neighbourhood: Reina Sofia

Biggest draw: An affordable stay in a beautiful apartment featuring all the essentials

Have fun in this bright, laid-back and fully-kitted studio in the lively neighbourhood, Reina Sofia. Being right in the heart of the city, you’ll have easy access to some of the trendiest restaurants and bars.

Your newly built apartment has high-speed internet and a smart TV – once your day has ended, unwind with a classic movie or stream some vibey music. The induction stove allows you to cook up a storm, with meals that can be enjoyed at the two-seater dining table.

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10. Central apartment close to Plaza Mayor

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Couples on a romantic getaway

Neighbourhood: Centro

Biggest draw: Window views overlooking the streets below

Embark on a couples getaway in one of the most romantic cities in the world. The apartment you’ll be staying in is like a little home away from home, offering a modern design and a spacious living plan.

With a comfortable double bed, windows overlooking the bustling streets and fantastic living amenities, you’ll have an easy-breezy stay. Treat yourself with Nespresso each morning, washing machines inside the studio and an awesome living room to kick back in.

While spending time in this stunning apartment is a must, you’ll be happy to know that as soon as you leave the place, restaurants and bars await you. Dining will be superb, but as will sightseeing and exploring the historical streets.

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11. New stunning design flat next to Museo del Prado

Price: $$$

Best suited to: Families staying an extended time in Madrid

Neighbourhood: Barrio de la Letras

Biggest draw: The large open spaces and beautiful design

You and your family will be delighted to spend a couple of nights in this spacious and warm flat. The interior design is enough reason to book a stay here, but it’s so much more than a pretty face.

Ideally located in the heart of Madrid, each morning you can enjoy complimentary breakfast and house cleaning – making mornings an easy start. It’s completely equipped for your liking, with large ceiling to create more space, two marble bathrooms, two balconies facing the street, and an open and bright living room.

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12. Luxury apartment in Madrid centre

Price: $$$

Best suited to: A group of friends

Neighbourhood: Puerta del Sol

Biggest draw: One of the top vacation rentals in Madrid for friends

One of the best things about Airbnb is that you can splurge on a luxury rental with a group of friends, and split the costs. Overall it’ll be a relatively affordable stay. This luxury apartment is the perfect balance of elegance, modern living and home comforts.

With an island-style kitchen table and open plan kitchen, share stories of your travels together and enjoy a well-cooked meal. Lounge on the couch, take hour-long baths in the luxury bath or talk late into the night with homemade Sangrias.

Set off on a new adventure each morning to discover parts of the city, with views from the apartment already enticing your excitement.

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Last Thoughts on Airbnb Madrid: Vacation Rentals

This vibrant city holds so much history, entertainment and beauty. With the Airbnb rentals often showing off the lively city, you’ll be treated to fantastic views both inside and outside of your place.

Be sure to include this skip-the-line Prado Museum tour in your vacation to explore the thousands of drawings, paintings and sculptures.

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