Vibrant, historic, and energetic, Madrid is alive with amazing landmarks, shopping hubs, as well as mom and pop shops just waiting to be explored! The Spanish city attracts millions of tourists for a reason. If you’re planning a Madrid getaway soon, we highly recommend renting a small apartment via Airbnb as opposed to booking a standard hotel room.
Booking via Airbnb is not only affordable; you can live like a local and get an authentic taste of Madrid! Even better, most rentals in Madrid are centrally located so you’re right in the middle of the action. Here are our top 10 favorite rentals to check out in Madrid:
Gran Via Small Apartment
This one-bedroom small apartment is located in Gran Via, just a stone’s throw away from Puerta del Sol and Callao subway. It is situated in a historic, 19th-century building and has been renovated from top to bottom! We love the rustic vibe of the flat with its all-white interiors and wood accents.
The 40 square meter apartment is divided into four rooms, a bedroom with double bed, a lounge area and kitchen, and a bathroom with a dresser. The flat also comes with two balconies in case you’d like to check out the sights while resting. Rent this fabulous apartment for only 64 bucks a night here.
La Casa de Luna
If you’re going on vacation with a large group of peeps, perhaps your friends or family members, here’s a massive house that you can book on Airbnb, the Casa de Luna. Located centrally in Gran Via, this tastefully furnished home offers 5 bedrooms and is large enough to accommodate 14 guests! The avant-garde interiors and beautiful natural accents make this fabulous crib look and feel cozy.
The Casa De Luna is a 180 square meters home that comes with a massive living room + 2 balconies, a master’s bedroom with a separate dressing area and storage as well as a bathroom with spa bath and hydro massage shower. The house also comes with a guest toilet with 2 entrances, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a sizable dining room. The La Casa de Luna is a little pricey at $384 but it’s a massive house with all the extras, perfect when vacationing with friends. Book it here!
If you want to stay close to the action, check out this centrally located flat. This 3-bedroom small apartment is located in the heart of Madrid, just a few minutes away from popular tourist hubs like the Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Oriente. The flat is also close to the Atocha station in case you’re planning to do your sightseeing and shopping in other parts of the city.
The flat comes with two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and 4 beds. It can accommodate up to six guests so it’s a sizable apartment. Rent this downtown apartment for only $577 a night here.
Loft and Terrace Studio
This gorgeous loft is located in the energetic Gran Via and is just a few minutes’ walk away from local attractions. The stunning all-white interiors and gold accents make this loft a chic and sleek accommodation, perfect for the style conscious!
The loft comes with 1 bedroom, a bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. It’s quite a sizable studio that can accommodate up to 3 guests. One of the most defining features of the small apartment is the massive terrace out back where you can take in the local sights and chill. Rent this fabulous small apartment here for only $102!
This centrally located studio apartment is anything but plain. How the apartment is set up is quite unusual but that only enhances its kitschy, unique charms! Situated in the Palacio neighborhood, this simple yet beautiful studio apartment is just a few minutes’ walk from local attractions including the Plaza de la Paja, Las Vistillas, and the Plaza de Oriente! It’s just steps away from museums, cafes, bars, and restos too!
This cozy studio is located on a top floor with an elevator for your convenience. The studio is comprised of 1 bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchenette, and a modest seating area. Book this flat for only 53 bucks a night here.
Barrio de las Letras Flat
Want to try out the local cuisine? This studio apartment is for you! Situated in the trendy Huertas neighborhood, this fabulous flat is just a few minutes away from the hottest restos in Madrid. It’s a little small but it’s centrally located so if you’re after convenience, this is worth checking out.
The apartment boasts of sleek white and neutral interiors with pops of color, definitely a place for the style-conscious! The flat comes with all the essentials including a bed, bathroom, and a modest seating area. Rent this modern flat for only 50 bucks a night here!
Yet another stylish and affordable small apartment in Madrid that’s perfect for couples! This one is located in the heart of Malasaña, which is 5 minutes away from the famed Gran Via and Puerta del Sol. The 38 square meters studio sits in a hip neighborhood and the interiors reflect just that! You’ll love the bright, modern rooms and the gorgeous pops of color!
The flat comes with a bedroom, a bathroom, and a small seating area. It has a dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, and lots of storage space! The best part? The affordable price and the long list of rave reviews! Book this stylish flat for only $69 here.
Plaza de Lavapiés Small Apartment
If you’re planning to do a lot of sightseeing, admiring artworks or shopping, try booking this centrally located flat! Located in the heart of Plaza de Lavapiés, this 1 bedroom apartment is a great choice for vacationing couples! It’s completely new so the interiors are bright and modern.
The flat is located in a historic building, which is quite the contrast to the contemporary flat. It comes with a sizable living room, a small dining room, a sleek kitchen, and a bathroom. The flat also boasts of 2 balconies where you can chill out and people watch when you’re not exploring the city. Reserve this small apartment for only $88 a night here.
Gran Vía Loft
Something for those who love all things artsy and quirky! This contemporary flat is located in the Gran Via area, near the Fuencarral neighborhood. It’s just a few minutes away from all the local sights and attractions such as the Royal Palace, the Opera house, the Rastro! Museums and local cafes are also everywhere so you can literally explore local attractions on foot.
The apartment is tastefully furnished with modern decors and it’s pretty darn stylish! It boasts of a cozy bedroom, a sizable living room, a dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. There’s also a small library so you can catch up on your reading in the lounging area or in the balcony for a bit of fresh air! The apartment is big enough to accommodate up to 6 guests. Book this loft for only $92 here.
Plaza de Lavapiés Small Apartment
Rounding up our list of the best rentals in Madrid is this Bohemian 2-bedroom small apartment! Located in the multicultural city center of Plaza de Lavapiés, this flat offers a relaxed, cozy ambiance + stylish furnishings. The flat is just a few minutes away from museums, restos, and local attractions. It is also commuter-friendly with 3 different subway stations nearby!
The 46 square meters flat sits in a quiet courtyard for a relaxed stay. It boasts of two spacious bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. The flat can accommodate up to 4 guests! Have this small apartment reserved right now for only 77 bucks a night here.