Buzzing with life day and night, Switzerland’s high-end financial center is an exciting tourist destination with no shortage of fun activities. Zurich is packed with museums, monuments, and art galleries and is well-known for its designer shops and lavish dining opportunities. The shimmering waters of the Limmat River run through the city and offer beautiful waterfront cityscapes that can be viewed from several vantage points around Old Town. Unlike many popular urban bodies of water, the river is crystal clear and perfect for taking a dip in the warmer months.
Read on for a list of the best Airbnbs in Zurich. To ensure that you have a top-rated stay, all of the following Airbnbs are presided over by superhosts and some even boast Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a proven history of providing exceptional hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive program that highlights exemplary homes verified by in-person inspection. All of these Airbnbs also offer high-speed Wi-Fi, making them well suited to all of your indoor entertainment and remote work needs.
Downtown Penthouse Apartment
First up is a luxurious two-story penthouse apartment rental in Zurich that is perfect for couples, families, and larger groups of friends.
The tranquil interior is decorated with soft blue and gray tones and boasts designer furnishings and clean white finishes. Up to seven guests can stay in the apartment, which features a top-floor master bedroom with a king-size bed and a single bed as well as two smaller guest bedrooms furnished with double beds. The master bedroom also boasts a wall-mounted TV, a connected bathroom, and a large wardrobe for storing your luggage. There is a second full bathroom for the guest bedrooms with a walk-in shower, a separate soaking tub, and a washer and dryer. Also on the main floor, you’ll find a spacious living area with large slanted windows and a sectional sofa, as well as a modern full kitchen, a large dining table, and a convenient half bath.
Located in a lively neighborhood near the main train station, the apartment offers easy access to several great shops and restaurants as well as a popular movie theater.
Sunny and Stylish Getaway
This gorgeous studio apartment is brilliantly decorated and comes with a private outdoor terrace surrounded by greenery.
Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the cozy space is furnished with a king-size bed, a small sofa, a desk, and a two-person dining table. Simple nature-themed décor and high quality furnishings give the apartment a luxurious feel, and the entire space is livened by a wall of glass leading onto the terrace. The apartment also comes with a modern full kitchen and a very spacious full bathroom with a vessel sink and a walk-in shower. Additional features include a traditional wood fireplace and a TV conveniently placed on a rolling stand so that it can be viewed from either the bed or the couch.
This lovely Zurich Airbnb is set next to a forest on the outskirts of the city, perfect for guests interested in a peaceful getaway. Although the setting is secluded and filled with nature, the city center is still just 20 minutes away.
Beautifully Appointed Central Studio
For an equally cozy studio closer to the city center, consider a stay in this clean and modern vacation apartment for rent in Zurich.
Simple but efficient, the interior is well decorated with cool blue accents and furnished with a comfy king-size bed and a built-in desk space, which is set against a black accent wall with the TV. There is also a small dining table and a practical kitchenette as well as a private full bathroom. The bed conveniently lifts up to reveal plenty of extra storage space, and the building comes with an elevator and a laundry room.
Outdoor amenities include a shared social rooftop appointed with picnic tables, umbrellas, tropical plants, and a grill.
Set in a trendy neighborhood near several shops and restaurants, this apartment is a great choice for solo travelers and couples looking to stay in the center of town.
Bright Studio in the City Center
Another perfect choice for a centrally located studio is this cozy Airbnb in Zurich set on the top floor of a four-story building.
With an ideal position and a large wall of windows, the gorgeous apartment offers stunning city views that can be enjoyed while you rest in the comfy queen-size bed. Next to the bed, you’ll find a large breakfast table, which doubles as a convenient desk space. There is one full bathroom in the apartment featuring a clean stall shower, and guests can enjoy access to a practical kitchenette, equipped with a full range of cooking supplies, an electric stove, and a minifridge. The building also offers a convenient elevator, and long-term stays are welcome with an additional discount.
Located just 300 meters away from the main station and 15 minutes away from the airport, this central apartment is as conveniently located as you could hope for.
Gorgeous Waterfront Apartment
Overlooking the lovely Limmat River, this perfectly positioned apartment is undoubtedly one of the best Airbnbs in Zurich.
Large windows flood the studio space with brilliant natural lights and provide picture-perfect water views. Furnished with a king-size bed and a stylish white sofa positioned in front of a TV, the apartment can comfortably accommodate one or two guests. With a partially separate dining area, the apartment is impressively spacious for a studio rental. There is also a large and private full bathroom and a well-appointed full kitchen in a cozy nook around the corner. Long-term stays are welcome, and the rental includes a convenient luggage drop-off service.
Surrounded by waterfront restaurants, bars, and plenty of shops, this convenient apartment rental is right in the center of the action.
Charming Two-Bedroom Old Town Apartment
If you’re looking for a top-notch vacation rental in Zurich with a bit more space for a larger group, check out this spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment.
Nestled on the fourth-floor of a historic building right on the edge of Old Town, this lovely flat can accommodate up to six guests. Each of the bedrooms is spacious, bright, and furnished with a comfy king-size bed. The larger of the two also offers a convenient desk space, and the sofa bed in the living room can sleep an additional two people. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the apartment make it bright and airy, and there is a ton of extra open space to set down your belongings and spread out. Also equipped with a wooden dining table and a TV, the common areas are the perfect place to hang out as a group. The apartment was recently renovated to include shiny new finishes, a full kitchen with modern appliances, modern bathroom facilities, and even an in-unit washer and dryer.
The neighborhood is tranquil and charming, and this convenient Zurich Airbnb is only five minutes away from Old Town attractions and the Limmat River. The Kunsthaus Art Museum is also right next door as are a few shops, restaurants, and bus stops.
Private Studio With a Shared Roof Terrace
For a clean and comfortable accommodation suitable for one or two guests, this beautiful studio Airbnb in Zurich can’t be beat.
The bright white interior is illuminated by a large wall of windows overlooking the city. With a comfy queen-size bed, a large desk, and a convenient selection of kitchen supplies, the apartment is stocked with everything you need for a comfortable stay. There is also a TV and a spacious and clean private full bathroom, and the building offers laundry facilities and the convenient option of self check-in. Take the elevator up to the top floor to access the spacious roof terrace, which offers some of the best views in the area.
Located in a lively neighborhood surrounded by shops and restaurants, the apartment is only a few minutes away from Old Town, central attractions, and Letzigrund Stadium.
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Efficient Studio Near the Forest
Rent an apartment in Zurich that offers all of the comforts of home at an affordable rate with this cozy studio.
With its own entrance and a full bathroom, the apartment is very peaceful and private. Perfect for solo travelers and digital nomads, the studio is furnished with one comfy single bed and a convenient desk space great for getting some work done. There is also a wall-mounted TV and a kitchenette with all of the cooking essentials, including a sink, an electric cooktop, a microwave, and a full selection of dishes, utensils, and cooking supplies. A glass door next to the desk offers immediate access to a nature-filled terrace with a patio table and an umbrella. Feel free to leave the door open and let the fresh air and natural light flow through the apartment, or pull down the privacy shades and catch up on some sleep. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a parking space.
Guests can walk just five minutes to the surrounding forest or the nearby sports ground, and the bus station is only two minutes away. The neighborhood is safe, friendly, and well connected, and the city center can easily be reached in just 15 minutes.
Large Attic Apartment
Suited to large groups of up to eight guests, this one-of-a-kind apartment rental is situated on the top floor of a beautiful and homey residential building.
Exposed wooden beams, wood-planked ceilings, and a cozy indoor fireplace make the space warm and inviting. Furnished with five different comfy beds, the two-bedroom, one-bedroom rental is spacious and perfectly suited to big families and groups of friends. In the living area, you’ll find a very comfy sectional sofa and a long dining table as well as a wall-mounted TV.
Guests also have access to a lovely garden terrace furnished with an outdoor sofa and a patio table. There is a separate full kitchen with wooden cabinetry, and the hosts will provide plenty of cribs, toys, cots, and other baby gear for guests traveling with children. Additional amenities include an in-building elevator and a washer and dryer.
Located just five minutes away from the city center, this unique Zurich Airbnb will save you from long drives and time-consuming commutes. There is also a large park right behind the home, and there are plenty of cafés, bakeries, bars, and restaurants in the neighborhood.
Stylish Flat in a Historic Building
This newly renovated short-term rental in Zurich offers a desirable combination of modern amenities and historic accents.
Originally built in the 1890s, the historic two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment features large windows, decorative antique furnishings, and two comfy king-size beds. There is also a large glass dining table and an extra daybed in the spacious living room, and the separate full kitchen is equipped with modern appliances and a breakfast table. Additional amenities include a TV, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer. The apartment is not recommended for guests with accessibility needs as it is set on the fourth floor and the building does not offer an elevator.
Nestled in a safe and central neighborhood, the apartment is only five minutes away from the Swiss National Museum and the scenic park Platzspitz. Take a short stroll across the river and pay a visit to Old Town attractions, the famous shopping street of Bahnhofstrasse, and bustling nightlife venues.
Bright Room With Brand-New Furnishings
Another cozy studio Airbnb in Zurich ideal for solo travelers and couples, this private room is set in a spacious 4.5-room apartment.
Furnished with a comfy queen-size bed, a large wardrobe, and a spacious two-person desk, the room is very pleasant and bright and can comfortably accommodate two guests. The rental also comes with access to a large furnished balcony, a shared full kitchen, and a shared full bathroom. Feel free to enjoy a meal in the beautifully appointed dining room or just relax and enjoy the views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The apartment is shared only with the hosts of the Airbnb, as this private room is the only room available to rent in the home.
Located in a well-connected neighborhood just a 10-minute walk away from the city center, this convenient Airbnb is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and shops.
Eclectic Garden Apartment
With luxurious amenities and an artistic interior offering high-end furnishings and opulent finishes, this is hands down one of the best Zurich Airbnbs in a quiet residential area.
Brilliant splashes of color, antique furniture, and vintage décor combine in this unique artist’s flat. Full walls of glass in both the bedroom and the living room lead onto your private terrace, which is furnished with an outdoor sectional sofa and a patio table and is completely surrounded by lush gardens and green vines. The spacious and elegant bedroom is furnished with a comfy queen-size bed, and the entire apartment boasts luxurious heated floors. There is also a large living area with a back leather sectional sofa and a TV as well as a connected dining area and a separate full kitchen with brand-new appliances and an extra breakfast table. The full bathroom is appointed with a rain-style walk-in shower, a separate soaking tub, and a heated towel rack, and the apartment also comes with a convenient half bath and a separate laundry room.
The neighborhood is safe and convenient with a few local shops and a tram station right in front of the home that will take you to downtown Zurich in just 20 minutes.
Exclusive Downtown Apartment With a Terrace
Recently refurbished, this modern two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment offers an elegant interior and a large private terrace.
The focal point of the home is the bright and spacious living room, which is characterized by a stunning chandelier framed by an intricate ceiling medallion. From here, guests can exit through the glass doors onto the private patio, which is furnished with a large dining table and two relaxing sun beds. The master bedroom is furnished with one double bed and one sofa bed, and the guest bedroom features two single beds, making the space suitable for up to five guests. With a desk in the master bedroom and another in the living room, the apartment offers plenty of space to catch up on some work. There is also a large formal dining room with a crystal ceiling light and a large kitchen with modern appliances and an extra breakfast table.
Set in a safe and charming neighborhood in the city center, this peaceful Zurich Airbnb overlooks a park and is surrounded by bars, restaurants, shops, and bakeries.
Ground-Floor Apartment Near Bullingerhof Park
This premium rental apartment in Zurich is a great choice for large families and can accommodate up to eight guests.
The interior is clean and cozy with simple city-themed artwork, wood-planked ceilings, and fun splashes of color. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is furnished with one king-size bed, two single beds, and two living room sofa beds. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area and a full-size refrigerator stocked with complimentary treats. The bathroom is equipped with a relaxing soaking tub, a double-sink vanity, complimentary toiletries, plush towels, bathrobes, and slippers. Extra beds and baby cots can be provided for children, and there are laundry facilities in the basement that are easily accessible by the building’s elevator.
Guests also have access to a backyard garden, where you can enjoy a picnic or just relax in the sun. The tram station is very close by, making it easy to catch a ride to the city center in just a few minutes.
Stunning Apartment in a Century-Old Mansion
Closing out our list is a uniquely styled Airbnb in Zurich with sweeping views of the city and distant hillsides.
The spacious living room features fun chalkboard walls, black leather seating, and a wooden dining table. The room also comes with a large TV and direct access to a furnished patio, and around the corner you’ll find a spacious eat-in kitchen with emerald green cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, and an extra desk. Ideal for groups of up to six guests, the three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom rental is furnished with two queen-size beds and two single beds. There is another desk in the master bedroom, a separate laundry room, and a full bathroom with a heated towel rack and a luxurious walk-in shower.
Located in an urban residential area, the rental is within walking distance of the Limmat River and a few gorgeous vineyards. There is also a tram stop right in front of the apartment that takes you directly to the center of Zurich in under 10 minutes.
Whatever draws you to this vibrant urban destination, be sure to book an extravagant stay in one of the best Airbnb rentals in Zurich.