Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Manchester City Center, England - Updated 2021

airbnb Manchester City Centre, United Kingdom
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Manchester is known as one of the cultural cities in England, there is a throbbing downtown area in the city center that offers something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve scoured the best vacation rentals to serve your needs in terms of space and locality, so before you book be sure to read this list and make sure that you select the best property. Remember that each quarter of Manchester city center offers something different so be sure to do your research and decide which area best suits you! Keep reading to find out about the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Manchester City Center.

1. Central duplex with roof terrace (from USD 64)

The term “duplex” is apt to describe this large property. Let’s start off our tour standing in the center of the 30 foot by 30 foot (9mX9m) shared lounge area which includes both a relaxing and seating area. This modern building in an excellent central location, literally a stone’s throw from all the city’s main entertainment zones and amenities, offers you a large private bedroom on the 9th floor of a complex building.

Being so high up, you won’t feel like you are lacking outdoor space as there is a fantastic roof terrace with views out to the horizon. It is the perfect place to enjoy the free breakfast that is included in the price of the property. You could also stroll around the quadrangle courtyard.

There is fiber optic high-speed wifi throughout the whole building and also free parking is available in the parking area underneath the property, but in order to sort out a permit this must be requested at the point of booking - don’t forget!

City centre duplex. Roof Terrace.
Manchester, United Kingdom
548 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
mark is a most excellent host and he makes a killer cup of coffee and a lovely light breakfast
mark like myself is a fellow man united fan
gorgeous duplex apartment with outdoor space and a wonderful charismatic host
the space is great very convenient bathroom and lovely roof terrace
the apartment is great and had a lovely sun deck
Cleanliness:
very clean with everything you needed
the room is tidy and clean
the bedroom and bathroom are clean and tidy
the bedroom and bathroom were both remarkably clean comfortable which made the stay even better
fantastic place to stay very clean and brilliant location
Host:
the host was lovely and very helpful
mark is the best host he made us feel at home the moment we arrived
such a wonderful host with enthusiasm hospitality and superb sense of humor
a great host thats very welcoming and friendly
amazing stay wonderful host would highly recommend
Location:
in a great location
easy to access and within walking distance of major landmarks
good stay very convenient location near the train station and supermarkets
the location is excellent and only a short walk from the centre of the city
mark's place is conveniently located near to a plethora of places of interest within manchester city centre
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2. Five minutes from Arena (from USD 121)

Nestled in the bohemian lands of the Northern Quarter of Manchester’s City Centre means that you’ll have plenty to see and explore right from your doorstep.

This one-bedroomed rental has a homely feel to it that you’ll find welcoming after a busy day walking the streets of Manchester, or if you are going to see a show at the Arena this section of town is only a 5-minute walk away.

*Best Location* you just found your temporary home
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
164 reviews Superhost
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was clean and had everything needed including tea and coffee
the layout of furniture was comfortable and we felt quite at home
photos don't do michael's apartment justice
a nice apartment when you want to check out the exciting northern quarter in manchester
Cleanliness:
very clean and modern
the place was very clean and spacious
the apartment was very clean and tidy
the flat was immaculately clean and well appointed
the flat is clean and comfortable
Host:
excellent accomodations and very firendly host
helpful host would recommend mike
great host quick responses no hassle
this place and host were both awesome
lovely hosts who was waiting for us on arrival
Location:
michael's location is absolutely perfect
awesome location in northern quarter
wonderful location and wonderful experience
mikes place is centrally located fantastic location
michael’s apartment is in a great location
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3. En suite city center room (from USD 95)

Located in the heart of Manchester in Spinningfields, this rental offers a comfortable room with a queen bed and a private bathroom. You also have access to the living room and the kitchen where you can prepare meals. Breakfast is served to guests during their stay here. Free Wi-Fi access in this Airbnb vacation home ensures you can find nearby places of interest with ease. Its convenient location also helps with the exploration of the city.

DOUBLE ROOM+ENSUITE IN CITY CENTRE W/ FREE PARKING
261 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in condominium (condo) 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a kitchen where you are free to help yourself to tea and coffee
such a comfortable bed and excellent ensuite
the bedding is expensive and incredibly comfortable and the ensuite bathroom is so convenient
excellent bed bedroom ensuite in classy apartment in classy restoration of classic 3-story building
brian was very pleasant and accomodating he opened up his kitchen to me for breakfast
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and well-prepared
the place was spotless clean
we arrived to a clean and funky looking apartment
bedroom and bathroom were very clean and comfortable
the room is absolutely clean and fancy
Host:
hosts are both so welcoming and friendly
he is a superb host and will make you feel completely at home
great stay lovely host
brian was a great host he was friendly and easy-going
brian is a wonderful host and his place is awesome
Location:
amazing central location but still quiet
the location is fantastic walking distance from everywhere
easy walking distance from manchester oxford train station
great location for exploring manchester
fabulous location for exploring manchester
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4. Stylish duplex apartment (from USD 123)

This amazing apartment in the heart of Manchester has large windows, bringing in ample natural light. The upper floor of this rental has two bedrooms. The lower floor has an open-plan living room cum dining area, a bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen. Wi-Fi, iron, TV, and hairdryer are some other amenities available for guests at this stylish and charming Airbnb vacation rental in Manchester. As it is located in the city center, it is close to many eateries and shops, perfect for travelers.

Stylish and spacious duplex apartment!
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
103 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the facilities and amenities were great and it’s cosy and safe
not too noisy and very comfortable
sleeps 2 couples comfortably in 2 double rooms (living room sofa is not a suitable extra bed)
excellent location good wifi hot showers
great stay - apartment was as described and very good location
Cleanliness:
very clean and quite
very clean and tidy
the place itself was clean and nicely decorated
place was clean much roomier than we expected and check in and communication was very straightforward
central place clean and comfortable
Host:
jade and her team were super responsive when contacted and keen to help
contact was great too super helpful
jade was very responsive and easy to deal with
close to everything jade was an excellent host and responded very quickly when needed
Location:
the location is in a great central location
good location in the heart of chinatown
nice place in central manchester
great stay easy walking distance to centre
excellent location (walking distance to the convention center public transportation supermarkets restaurants)
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5. Luxury apartment

This entire property rental is perfect for a family holiday or a group of friends that wants to explore the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, just 3 minutes’ walk from the train station. Not only is this location and property in excellent condition but the hosts also welcome longer term stays - perfect for those of you who have more time flexibility.

Sleeping arrangements include one double bedroom with rain-shower ensuite, another double bedroom and then a double-sized sofa bed, so in total the property can comfortably fit up to six guests.

Moving into the bright lounge, where the sofa bed is set, you’ll probably first notice the luxurious leather armchair and flatscreen television that comes with Netflix and LoveFilm. The kitchen is of ample size and well-equipped with a small dining bench.

It is worth noting that wifi is available throughout the property but that it must be requested, so we would recommend mentioning this to the hosts at the point of booking. There is free parking available on the weekends, but it is worth checking ahead, otherwise, the nearby Dale Street carpark can be utilized for £12 a day (24 hours).

Luxury apartment in heart of the Northern Quarter
Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
153 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
somehow manages to be both sleek and cozy highly recommended
towels and fresh linen were provided and also amenities like shampoo shower gel toilet paper etc
the apartment was lovely - very comfortable and as the photos
a gorgeous apartment and richard is incredibly helpful
richard couldn't have been kinder and seemed to have thought of everything a great and very comfortable flat
Cleanliness:
very clean and stylish
lovely clean & contemporary apartment
very clean and comfortable space
communication and check in was easy and the apartment was clean and exactly as advertised
great apartment very clean spacious
Host:
richard was a great host
lovely flat great stay fantastic host
richard was a great host too
host was kind and suggested different places to go to etc
richard was great host quick to respond
Location:
great location for city centre life
great location walking distance to everything
location was perfect very central 3 min walk from manchester picadilly station
richard's apartment is situated in an excellent central location which is a short walk away from picadilly station
the location of richard's apartment was ideal as we were coming into piccadilly station
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6. King-sized bedroom

This king-sized bedroom in the hosts’ two bedroomed apartment is in a quiet residential street which is still very central; it is like the best of both worlds! The property is stylishly decorated and is up to hotel grade with a comfortable bed, neutral colorings and plenty of room. The lounge/dining area is long and narrow but there is plenty of room to relax and unwind in whilst cooking up a feast in the modern and well-equipped kitchen.

King bed + bathroom next to Manchester Piccadilly
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
120 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy bed great shower great decor alistair was really helpful and communicated everything clearly
it was really nice to live on a private room in manchester so everything was jus perfect
Cleanliness:
everything was really clean and tidy
the room was clean and tidy
spotless accommodation with fab xmas touches
third the place is clean and nice
it's clean and he is super friendly
Host:
charles was a great host he was always available to give us all the needed support
charles is a very thoughtful host who went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was unforgettable
charles is a very nice host who is very helpful before our arrival
the host is a lovely guy and the room was extra comfy
charles was a very helpful host
Location:
the location is perfect
great location very close to the train station and walking distance to the town center
great apartment located so close to the city centre
great location in the best area
the location is great just piccadilly station is just around the corner
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7. Newly renovated studio in the city center

This bright city center apartment is a stone’s throw away from Piccadilly Station. From here, you can reach the airport and any other part of Manchester; China Town and Northern Quarter can be easily reached from here. This studio has a double bed, a kitchen cum dining area, and a clean bathroom. The availability of a Smart TV with Netflix and Now TV will keep you entertained if you are a homebody and like spending some quality time indoors.

Newly renovated studio 5min from Piccadilly stn
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Location:
fantastic location in the heart of manchester next to chinatown and the central train station
great location perfect accommodation for a weekend trip
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8. Stylish loft apartment

We fell a little bit in love with the stylish and modern yet warming decor of this property; the pinewood colored furnishings perfectly match the range of greenery inside making this a relaxing spot for your vacation.

The building was originally a 19th-century warehouse but was converted in the late 1990’s and then has also received a further refurbish. Everyone involved has done their best to keep a number of original features from the double-height ceilings to the exposed oak beams and iron pillars throughout the property.

This one bedroom rental is perfect for couples who want a stylish central location with plenty of space and charm. Nestled into the core of Manchester City Centre between Chinatown and Canal Street means that you can enjoy plenty of romantic date nights in the local bars, restaurants and entertainment facilities.

Loft Apartment
197 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed

9. Modern ensuite room in a penthouse

Want to stay in a luxurious penthouse with all the mod-cons, including a DJ deck and an inbuilt surround system? Well then, like magic, your wish is our command. This penthouse rental is primarily decorated in white, making the room naturally bright and spacious. The creative design features in this property really make the best use of space, we particularly like the box-feature shelving and exposed white brickwork.

The double-sized ceiling also gives a spacious ambiance, whilst the plants and greenery in the common areas give the property a cozy feeling so that it doesn’t get too cold. Each rental is for a private double-bedroom in this warehouse, so be sure to contact the host before booking to ensure that the rental meets your requirements. We love the workstation in each room, this warehouse space really does get your creativity flowing.

Modern Ensuite Room- Penthouse (City Centre)
87 reviews
Private room 1 Bed

10. Long-term vacation rental

Finally on our list, something a bit different, this time offering a long-term vacation rental. Although a central location, this property is still quiet and we love the balcony which overlooks a traffic-free square; its the perfect place to enjoy breakfast or a cup of tea. I’m sure we could be tempted to a glass of wine on the balcony in the evening. There is parking on site but it is not free for guests, a small charge applies. This apartment is only available for long-term rental with Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

City Centre 2 bedroom 2 bathroom
25 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds

11. An apartment with history

If you are looking for beautiful accommodations, an excellent location and a slice of history then this might be the perfect vacation rental for you. Originally built in 1877, this property is now a Grade 2 listed building and features a number of original elements from the metal decor and architecture.

This two bedroom location offers a king-sized bedroom and a double-bedroom making it the perfect size for up to four guests. The host is also perfectly informed to help you make the best of your time in Manchester. Known on Airbnb as a “gem” this certainly means that you should give this property a once over.

City Centre Heritage Apartment - Piccadilly
Manchester, United Kingdom
177 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

12. One-bedroom historical apartment

This one-bedroom apartment right on Piccadilly is surprisingly quiet for such a central location. The apartment has excellent facilities including full wifi and there is a two-night minimum stay for all guests. The apartment is within easy access for exploring the surrounding areas, as it is just a short three-minute walk to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.

This comfortable apartment was actually built in 1877 and is a listed Grade 2 building with beautiful original features such as original wood beams and stone detailing.

City Centre Heritage Pad - Northern Quarter
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
100 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

13. An apartment in the city center with a balcony

Taste a slice of luxury in the heart of metropolitan Manchester by booking this apartment that promises comfort and warmth through all the facilities and modernities offered. There are two bedrooms available, each features an ultra comfortable mattress with crisp linen. The bathroom comes with fluffy towels to make you feel fresh after a long relaxing bath. The open-plan living area features a 3D Samsung TV with 3D glasses and a collection of 3D movies to keep you entertained. The kitchen is equipped with necessary appliances and stocked with basic cooking essentials you will need when you whip up your gourmet meals. Then, there is a spacious balcony on which you can enjoy the sweeping views of the city.

Luxury 2 Bedroom City Centre Apartment w/ balcony
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
50 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is excellent
modern apartment with excellent amenities
i would highly recommend the apartment it’s very comfortable and has a great view overlooking the canals
super easy check-in great views and comfy beds
very secure lovely rooms and amenities
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean and welcoming
it's comfortable clean and well managed
check in was smooth the place was stylish and clean and the beds were comfy
the place was as described modern feel spacious and clean
very clean and plenty of space great instructions on the place and things to do in the area
Host:
the hosts were super organised and efficient in responding to all queries
matt is so kind and lovely and he always gave us help in time
this is a fantastic place with fantastic hosts
great hosts communicated very well would definitely visit again
they also provided helpful tips on the place and things to do in manchester
Location:
excellent location in manchester city centre
great location within walking distance of the cbd and so close to cafes and restaurants
excellent apartment in a great location
location is perfect for exploring the city
it’s located very close to the mainline and tram and getting around is easy
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14. Warehouse conversion

This luxurious and unique spacious warehouse conversion is in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Manchester City Centre. The property is the home of the hosts but they have prepared a beautifully decorated king-sized bedroom which feels like a boutique hotel.

We love a few features about this property; first, the time and effort that the owners have put in, from the art-deco style tiling to the large artwork throughout the property. Secondly, the view, which takes in the canal and surrounding areas.

You’ll also have access to the comfortable shared kitchen, bathroom and lounge area where a light breakfast is prepared for you each morning. Due to the excellent location, all of the main tourist attractions are within walking distance, whilst the airport is just 17 minutes away.

Perfect city centre warehouse conversion
Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
305 reviews
Private room in loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room and amenities are excellent
the apartment was totally amazing with all amenities included
rooms looks better than the photos showing
homely touches great shower and delicious coffee be morning
check in was friendly and easy there were even little chocolates in our room when we arrived
Cleanliness:
the place is really nice clean and tidy
russell’s place is beautiful clean and cosy
clean and well designed flat in city center
communication was flawless the apartment exceptionally clean and well put together would highly recommend and stay again
a wonderful cosy and impeccably clean place
Host:
lovely apartment and super kind host
very nice host with a very confortable accommodation
russell and paul are simply the best hosts
they were so welcoming and kind and the space was fantastic
these guys are absolutely outstanding hosts with the totally awesome home
Location:
it was conveniently located to piccadilly station and in walking distance to everywhere of interest
perfect location with picadilly station and picadilly gardens both 1/2 minutes away walking distance
in a great location
great location close to station and city centre
the location is excellent a 5 minutes walk from manchester piccadilly station
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15. A spacious three-bedroom apartment

Nestled in the heart of Manchester with great access to transportation links, this three-bedroom apartment makes an excellent accommodation for six people. A large living area is a perfect spot for you to enjoy your morning coffee while keeping up with the news on the TV. The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils and appliances you need to cook up some tasty meals. Unwind in the bathtub in the family bathroom. Or, couples could use the convenient en-suite bathroom.

Huge Luxury 3 Bed Apt, Near Theatres & Deansgate!
Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
50 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
high quality apartment with great standard of finish
apartment was clean and comfortable and felt more like a hotel stay with all the amenities provided
we had a very luxurious stay in this gorgeous well maintained apartment in manchester city centre
Cleanliness:
clean throughout with modern decoration
great apartment - super clean and as advertised
this flat is clean spacious and modern
could have done with a better clean
place was super clean
Host:
people were so helpful it was lovely
we very appreciated the host for this 4 days' staying
very stylish and spacious apartment with helpful hosts
this was super helpful and much appreciated
they were great so helpful and the place was beautiful
Location:
great location as it was close to the city and train station
great location and stylish apartment very comfy
good location thanks for hosting
great location and very spacious apartment
a great flat with a good central location
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The beating heart of Manchester

Any of these locations will mean that you are literally in the beating heart of Manchester’s city center. Everything, you could need is at your doorstep and these properties are all fantastic, making this the ideal formula for a perfect holiday. We’d recommend visiting the John Rylands Library, one of the world’s finest collections of rare books. If you’re a football fan then you can’t miss the Old Trafford stadium, or perhaps you like theatre and the arts in which case we’d recommend The Lowry Theatre and then stroll along to the Whitworth Art Gallery for some fine art viewing. Sounds perfect!

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