Germany’s second-largest metropolis and its biggest port, Hamburg is also one of the country’s most vibrant cities and has a maritime spirit that pervades the entire area.
Short-stay rentals are an increasingly popular option, especially for families and those people on a limited budget. Apart from its obvious advantages, it allows visitors to stay in areas that hotels often shy away from, giving visitors a better idea of what life is like for locals. Needless to say, Airbnb have numerous options in Hamburg, however, there are a number of other short-term rental companies offering a comparable selection of apartments and services. Here are our tip three picks.
For holiday or business rentals from one day to two weeks, we would recommend booking.com. The Dutch giant is one of the largest holiday rental sites in the world, and offers all types of accommodation in Hamburg from studios in Wandsbeck at €60 per night to 4-bedroom apartments for €200 per night in Atlona-Altstadt. Whatever the desired accommodation, booking.com have multiple search filters allowing users to choose an apartment according to their needs and features hundreds of reviews with authentic feedback. On top of that, if you find your chosen accommodation cheaper on another platform, booking.com promises to pay back the difference.
There are plenty of accommodation platforms operating in the short-term market and the mid to long-term rental market sector is no different. Founded in 2015, Homelike specifically targets business travellers and foreigners working abroad. Apart from the standard services offered by most accommodation platforms, Homelike, who are committed to guest’s well-being, encourage landlords to commit to keeping their apartment empty for a minimum of 24-hours between bookings with no activity other than cleaning and sanitising. At the time of publication, Homelike had 119 apartments on their books with prices kicking off at just over €1,600 for a monthly rent in a small (19m2) close to the city centre to €7,000 euros for a swanky, 3-bedroom apartment by the river Elbe.
Inspired by a trip to San Francisco, Coliving.com was set up to create a community living concept to enable like-minded people to live, work, and play together. Emphasis is placed on design and comfort with all secondary costs and utilities covered by one bill. The sign-up procedure is straightforward with the main aim being to match co-inhabitants in accordance to their interests and hobbies. The quantity of people living in the shared accommodation can vary greatly. In Hamburg, for example, you can rent one of 225 studios in a modernist building in the heart of the Phoenix neighbourhood. Prices started at €680 per month.