Bern, Switzerland’s small capital city, offers a relaxing atmosphere filled with medieval streets, flowing fountains, beautiful gardens, and, of course, the crystal clear waters of the Aare River. There is plenty of nature surrounding the city, including the exciting trails of Gurten Mountain, where you can enjoy panoramic views and plenty of outdoor activities. Located in the center of the country, just a one-hour train ride away from the Alps and Zurich, Bern also makes a great home base for exploring Switzerland. Cycle through rolling green hills, climb the famous Zytglogge Clock Tower, or stroll along one of the longest shopping promenades in Europe.
However you choose to spend your time in this compact capital city, make the most of your trip with a stay in one of the rentals on this comprehensive list of the best Airbnbs in Bern. You can be sure that each of the following rentals is of the highest quality, as they all come equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi and are hosted by experienced superhosts – hosts with a proven track record of providing outstanding hospitality. Most of these Airbnbs are also registered with the Bern Tourism Office, which means that you will receive a complimentary Bern Ticket that allows for free public transportation for the duration of your stay.
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Designer Studio in Breitenrain
Set on the fourth floor of an early 20th-century townhouse, this updated Airbnb in Bern offers a clean, comfortable, and stylish stay for solo travelers and couples.
A unique combination of mid-century and modern furnishings makes for a fashionable interior, which is furnished with a queen-size bed and a small dining table. There is also a well-equipped kitchen in a separate room as well as a private full bathroom, and additional amenities include a TV, in-building laundry facilities, and baby gear for guests traveling with children. The hosts also own a yoga and pilates studio located one street away, and guests are welcome to sign up for a free class.
The Breitenrain District is a trendy neighborhood located just a 10-minute walk away from the city center. There are several bars, shops, and restaurants in the area, and the closest tram stop is just down the road.
Unique Flat in the Center of Town
Historic details and modern amenities combine in this first-floor apartment rental in Bern, suitable for up to five guests.
The apartment features one bedroom with one queen-size bed, and the comfy sofa bed in the living room opens up to offer three separate single beds. Your hosts will also provide a toddler bed and a crib upon request. The charming interior is decorated in a typical Bernese fashion and boasts cozy wood ceilings and interesting antiques. The spacious living room also offers big bright windows, a Smart TV, and a convenient desk space, and the apartment comes with an eat-in full kitchen. There is also a very clean full bathroom with a shower stall, which along with the kitchen, can be accessed across the stairwell from the living room and is completely private.
Surrounded by the highlights of the city, this central Airbnb makes a convenient home base for exploring the medieval city center as well as the entire region via the several nearby public transportation stops.
Cute and Cozy Apartment in the Center
If you’re interested in the above Bern Airbnb but it is not available for your dates, check out this stylish one-bedroom apartment in the same historic building.
Furnished with a queen-size bed and a sofa bed, the rental is best suited for solo travelers, couples, and small groups of up to four guests. The light-filled living room features a charming selection of décor, vintage carpets, an antique heating oven, and a small desk situated against a large wall of windows. If you’re planning to cook your own meals, there is also a full kitchen with a great range of modern appliances and supplies, and the building is surrounded by wonderful bakeries and farmers markets. The apartment also comes with a modern full bathroom equipped with pastel green tiles and a relaxing soaking tub, and the comfy bed is topped with a luxurious memory foam mattress.
Occupying the perfect position in the city center, the apartment building is ideally located for guests hoping to explore the city’s most popular attractions by foot. The famous medieval tower, Zytglogge, is just around the corner, and the waterfront Bear Park is only a 10-minute stroll away.
Spacious and Central Flat
Yet another fantastic Airbnb in the center, this one-bedroom apartment makes the ultimate home away from home.
Furnished with one double bed and one sofa, the spacious bedroom features a full wall of windows, a large wardrobe for storing your luggage, and a gorgeous ornamental ceiling. Across the way, you’ll find a large living area furnished with another three-person sofa bed, a circular dining table, and a desk. The living room is also charming and bright and offers a 49-inch Smart TV and a stylish white leather arm chair. The addition of a private full kitchen and a private full bathroom means that your stay will include all of the comforts of home. Pets are allowed in the apartment, and your hosts will provide a wide range of baby gear and children’s items upon request.
The apartment’s large windows look onto the Bern Minster, a beautiful Gothic-style cathedral within walking distance of the flat. Just outside the front door, you’ll find a bustling biweekly farmers market offering fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses.
Private Oasis Near Old Town
Set in a historic house built in 1876 and surrounded by peaceful gardens and lovely greenery, this apartment is one of the best Bern Airbnbs for a relaxing getaway in the city center.
The spacious one-bedroom rental is completely private and separate from the hosts’ home upstairs. Up to four guests can sleep comfortably in the apartment, which is furnished with a king-size bed and a sofa bed. The well-decorated living room also offers an antique dining table and a well-stocked bookcase, and the full kitchen features a pink breakfast table and breakfast items and complimentary treats. Two large windows and a lovely paper chandelier illuminate the massive bedroom, which also comes with a white vanity table that can double as a desk. There is a sparkling clean full bathroom stocked with high-end toiletries, and guests have private access to a large open-air patio. Very unique for a centrally located rental, the generous outdoor space comes with a picnic table, a lounge space, and a Zen garden equipped with a koi pond, a hot tub, and a sauna house. For an additional fee, guests can enjoy exclusive access to the outdoor spa, and additional amenities include laundry facilities and a fun ping pong table.
The neighborhood is quiet yet central, and this convenient Bern Airbnb is just a two-minute walk away from the glistening turquoise waters of the Aare River, which offers fantastic boating and swimming opportunities. Old Town can also be reached by a short six-minute stroll.
Large Suburban Flat
For a large rental in a quiet and convenient suburb, check out this three-bedroom apartment in Kehrsatz.
Few vacation rentals in Bern offer the space and quiet of this beautiful private abode. The space is appointed with one full bathroom and one half bathroom, and the bedrooms offer a queen-size bed, a double bed, and a single bed. The spacious and light-filled living room makes the perfect place to relax and offers a large TV, comfy leather seating, and a small library. There is also a modern full kitchen appointed with shiny new appliances and a glass dining table, and the rental comes with a private patio that offers stunning countryside views. Guests can also enjoy free laundry facilities and parking on the premises, and the complimentary baby gear and children’s toys makes this a great choice for families.
Kehrsatz is a scenic nature-filled neighborhood just a 20-minute bike ride away from the center of Bern. In front of the home, you’ll find a beautiful wooded area with an outdoor grill and several quiet roads and trails. Aare River is also just a five-minute walk away as is a friendly farm that sells local produce.
Top-Floor Apartment With a Private Roof Terrace
This elegant attic apartment offers a sleek and stylish interior and panoramic views of the nearby city and the distant mountains.
Neutral-colored furnishings, contemporary hanging lights, and exposed brick accents set the tone in the open-plan living room, which features a cozy sitting area with a TV, a wooden dining table, and a high-end full kitchen with muted blue cabinetry. The apartment can sleep up to four people with one queen-size bed in a private bedroom and another in the lofted sleeping area, which can be reached by a spiral staircase in the living room. There is also a large full bathroom with a separate shower and soaking tub, and guests have access to an in-unit washer and dryer and a free in-house gym. Children and pets are welcome in the apartment, and with a convenient desk space in the sleeping loft, this rental is a great choice for anyone looking to get some work done on their trip.
Step onto the private rooftop patio to enjoy a meal or just relax and marvel at the incredible views. Located in the Mattenhof Quarter, this convenient Bern Airbnb is surrounded by cafés and restaurants, and the city center can be reached by a five-minute tram ride.
Spacious and Versatile Apartment Near Old Town
Enjoy a relaxing getaway within walking distance of the city center with this clean and comfortable Airbnb in Bern.
Between the two bedrooms, there is space for up to six people to sleep in the apartment. There are two double beds and two single beds available, and the double beds can conveniently be arranged as singles upon request. The larger of the two bedrooms also functions as a living room and is equipped with a white leather sofa, a Smart TV, and a desk. Two large wardrobes are available for storing your luggage, and the rental also comes with a private full bathroom and a large eat-in kitchen with updated appliances and a wooden dining table. Guests have access to a ground-floor patio, and additional amenities include laundry facilities and baby gear.
Nestled on the edge of the forest in a quiet residential area, the rental is only five minutes away from Bear Park and the historic attractions of Old Town.
Unique Studio in the Heart of Wankdorf City
Rent an apartment in Bern that offers a fully updated and customizable stay with this modern studio apartment.
The rental is fitted with an impressive selection of high-tech amenities, and you can even unlock the door from your smartphone. Fitted with a moveable queen-size bed, a digital workstation, and a wall-mounted Smart TV, the space has everything you need for a restful stay. There is also a spacious wardrobe wall to store your belongings as well as a private full bathroom and full kitchen. In the building, you’ll find another kitchen available for communal use as well as a shared rec room, a study lounge, and a fully furnished patio decorated with string lights. Pets are allowed in the apartment, and there are laundry facilities available in the building. Whether you’re looking forward to spending time in the lounge and mingling with other guests or you prefer a completely private stay, this is certainly one of the best Airbnbs in Bern for solo travelers and couples.
Wankdorf City is filled with office buildings, cafés, and restaurants, making this a great choice for business travelers. Right around the corner there is also a tram stop from which you can ride to the city center in just 10 minutes.
Comfy Old Town Apartment
Situated on the fourth floor of a historic Old Town apartment building, this modern rental unit promises a comfortable and convenient stay.
Up to seven guests can stay in the pet-friendly apartment, which offers one full bathroom and one bedroom with a king-size bed and a daybed that converts into a queen-size bed. Three additional people can sleep on the large sofa bed in the living room. Although the apartment is set right in the heart of the city center, the bedroom faces an inner courtyard and is very quiet. The living room also offers a 65-inch TV, soundproof windows, and a large dining table, and the sitting area is connected to a well-equipped full kitchen. Since the building features a 16th-century heritage-protected stairwell, there is no elevator available, and this apartment is not recommended for guests with accessibility concerns.
Destinations within walking distance of this central rental apartment in Bern include the main train station, the Parliament Building, the Aare River, and the botanical gardens.
Vintage-Style Apartment in Old Town
Situated in the same historic apartment building, this central Bern Airbnb is another great option for groups with up to seven guests.
Guests enter the apartment through a long hallway decorated with vintage wall art. The second-floor rental offers one full bathroom and one spacious bedroom furnished with a queen-size bed and a single sofa bed. There is also a large sofa bed in the living room that can sleep four additional guests. The living room is big and bright with a large TV and grand windows that face the historic streets of Bern, and the connected full kitchen boasts modern appliances, unique hanging lights, and a six-person dining table. This apartment is also a great choice for anyone traveling with children or pets, and additional amenities include a dishwasher and a washer and dryer.
If you’re looking to stay in a safe and walkable neighborhood where you can explore the city’s major sights by foot, you can’t go wrong with this historic apartment building.
Modern Apartment With an Idyllic Location
Nestled between the Parliament Building and the famous Marzilibad Swimming Pool, this spacious ground-floor apartment is surrounded by nature and is close to several major points of interest.
Furnished with one luxurious king-size bed, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental is ideal for solo travelers and couples. Large glass doors and grand windows look onto the lovely greenery surrounding the apartment, and the color of the bedroom lights can even be changed to fit your mood. There are several cozy sitting areas around the apartment, and the small kitchenette is equipped with a full range of dishes and a high-end Italian espresso machine. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, free parking on the premises, and baby gear upon request.
This perfectly positioned Airbnb in Bern is only five minutes away from the train station and the Aare River, and the rental offers direct access to a lovely garden overlooking the Parliament Building.
Light-Filled Apartment Near the River
For a comfy and convenient rental suited for slightly larger groups, book your stay with this bright two-bedroom vacation apartment for rent in Bern.
Each of the bedrooms is furnished with a double bed, and the larger of the two also offers a convenient desk and a sofa bed for one, making the space suited for up to five guests. Large windows in every room illuminate the apartment and overlook a lovely garden. There is also a modern full bathroom and a spacious full kitchen with a wooden dining table, full-size appliances, and an espresso machine. Outdoor space includes a small and peaceful garden and a shared front yard, and your stay offers the convenient options of luggage dropoff and self check-in.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find an Airbnb with a better location than this top-rated rental. Located in the center of the Breitenrain Neighborhood, the apartment is just a five-minute walk away from the Aare River and the Botanical Gardens. There are also several great bars just 10 minutes away, and the city center can be reached in 15 minutes.
Central Two-Floor Apartment
Another fantastic short-term rental in Bern with a central location and space for larger groups, this two-bedroom apartment encompasses the third and fourth floor of a historic Old Town building.
On the lower floor, you’ll find a bright and spacious living area that boasts a sophisticated design, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a large sectional sofa that converts into four single beds. The living area is set in a large open room with a dining area, which is appointed with a golden chandelier and a formal eight-person table. The full kitchen is also on the lower floor and comes with another small breakfast table and a full selection of updated appliances. Guests can travel to the upper floor to access the modern full bathroom and the two bedrooms, which are furnished with a total of three queen-size beds.
The Zytglogge Clock Tower is just steps away from the apartment and can even be viewed right from your window, and there are several fine restaurants, shops, and nightlife venues in the immediate vicinity.
Attic Apartment With a Roof Terrace
Wrapping up our list is a top-floor Airbnb in Bern offering a private rooftop terrace and space for up to five guests.
The interior is appointed with sleek new finishes and wooden furnishings and offers large common areas and a private bathroom. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed, a small sleeping area at the top of a staircase with a single bed, and a cozy living area with a red sofa bed in front of a large TV. The living area also offers a large dining table and a lengthy breakfast bar, and the full kitchen is equipped with shiny white cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. The private terrace features outdoor lights, a large outdoor sofa for lounging, and a lovely patio set and grill for enjoying meals in the fresh air. Pets are allowed in the apartment, and additional amenities include a dishwasher and a washer and dryer.
Located in a pedestrian area in the heart of the city, this beautiful apartment is within walking distance of the most popular sights, bustling bars, and the gorgeous Aare River.
There you have them, the best Airbnb rentals in Bern. Whether you’re staying for a few days or several weeks, you’re sure to enjoy your time in this underrated Swiss city.
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