If you’re looking for a unique Airbnb Belfast has plenty (many of which go toe-to-toe with the best hotels in Belfast!).
Airbnbs in Belfast City are the perfect base for exploring with shopping, museums, botanical gardens and great restaurants within easy reach.
In the guide below, you’ll find the funkiest Airbnbs Belfast has to offer along with a mix of great apartments to explore the city from.
The most unique Airbnbs Belfast has to offer
Belfast is home to many a weird and wonderful place to stay. In the guide below, you’ll discover Airbnbs in Belfast that fall into the unique and unusual category.
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1. A barge at Titanic (Harland Berth)
Here’s one vessel that won’t be sinking any time soon! This bijou restored houseboat is moored in the marina in the heart of Belfast City.
Ideal for 4 guests, it has a spacious sitting area with squishy sofas but you’ll probably want to hang out with drinks on the furnished deck. Enjoy the city lights and water view – it’s magic after dark!
There’s a compact double bedroom with queen bed, bunk room for 2, a well-organised kitchen and a “proper” bathroom with shower and loo.
There’s even a laundry ashore. Best of all you’re as close as it gets to bars, shops and attractions.
2. Another barge at Titanic (Wolff Berth)
Another floating gem, this renovated houseboat Airbnb in Belfast Marina, adjacent to the Titanic Centre and minutes from city centre bars, restaurants and a local Spar for necessities.
Relax on the cushioned deck seats surrounded by plants, stunning waterfront views and the bright city lights after dark. Enjoy a good night’s sleep – there’s a double bedroom, bunk room and a full bathroom with a “proper” toilet and shower.
The sitting room is perfect for chilling out and checking your emails on the corner sofa before rustling up breakfast in the compact kitchenette before heading out for the day.
3. The Belfast boat house (right by the sea)
Perfect for visitors yearning for sea views, this restored boathouse is steps from the beach and the “briny”.
Filled with nautical ephemera, this former Coastguard Boathouse is on Belfast Lough, Whiteabbey, 10 minutes from city centre attractions, shops and nightlife.
There’s a sitting room with sofa bed, bedroom and modern bathroom with shower in this cosy cottage which is steeped in seafaring history.
After a sound night’s sleep look forward to breakfast in the fully equipped eat-in kitchen while enjoying views across the bay to Cavehill and the Titanic Quarter.
4. Luxury apartment with marina views (one of the best Airbnbs in Belfast City Centre)
Located in the buzzy Titanic Quarter, this luxury apartment sleeps four and is a handy 1km from Titanic Belfast and the SS Nomadic.
It comes with parking (not a given with many of the Airbnbs Belfast has to offer!) and has a fully kitted out kitchen where you can cook up a storm.
There’s also a big, comfy sitting room area and huge, floor to ceiling windows where you can soak up some gorgeous marina views.
5. Belfast Hot Tub House
Ohhh we really like the look of this Belfast Airbnb. Splash out on this newly renovated townhouse with its own trendy bar and 6-seater hot tub.
You even get a complimentary bottle of bubbly on arrival! Relax on the sectional sofa in front of the fireplace (non-working) and watch TV before heading upstairs to find two double bedrooms.
There’s a modern grey gloss kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine and a pristine bathroom with shower. Extra surprises include Netflix, Bluetooth speaker and a classic arcade games machine with 600 retro games.
More Belfast Airbnbs and self-catering apartments with outstanding reviews
Now that we have our favourites out of the way, it’s time to see what other apartments and Airbnbs in Belfast City Centre are on offer.
Below, you’ll find a mix of places that’ll suit couples and big groups, each of which has great reviews online at the time of typing.
1. Luxury 2 Bedroom Apartment in Prime City Location
So, going off the photos above, this place doesn’t look like much, but but what you can’t see from the photos is 1, the mighty river view and 2, the 100+ 9.7/10 review score from those that have stayed here.
This place sleeps four and is located a short 1km from the SSE Arena. It has a 24-hour reception, free parking and a fully decked out kitchen.
It’s also a shot spin from some of the best restaurants in Belfast, if you don’t fancy cooking. This place will suit a small group or a family of 3.
2. Cordia Serviced Apartments
We couldn’t find many pet friendly Airbnbs in Belfast City Centre, but we did find this serviced apartment with incredible reviews and where pets are welcome (additonal £20).
Located a 15-minute walk from the Botanic Gardens, you can choose from a one, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
Each place comes with a big aul living room, a dining area, a fully equipped for those that want to self-cater and a balcony.
Unlike many Belfast Airbnbs, these apartments come with a reception area and housekeeping, for those staying for a few nights.
3. 5* luxury new development
Next up is an apartment that could go toe-to-toe with some of the 5 star hotels in Belfast, and that’s not a statement I’d make lightly!
This is a brand new development that’s around a 10-minute walk to Ormeau Park and a 15-minute walk to St George’s Market and it’s perfect for those in search of a more refined Airbnbs Belfast has to offer.
It sleeps 4 and it boasts a spacious living area with ample seating and excellent views. The rooms are big and comfy and each is finely decorated.
4. Pottinger’s Quay apartments
There are few Airbnbs in Belfast that can compete with this next property, where size, style and views combine to make a gorgeous home from home.
There are two apartment types here: a superior apartment (sleeps 10) and a deluxe apartment (sleeps 8), each of which is perfect for a group trip to the city.
Each apartment comes with a patio with river views (see above) and a fully equipped kitchen. They’re also a short spin for many of the best pubs in Belfast.
5. Wellington Park Boutique Apartments (one of our favourite Airbnbs in Belfast City Centre)
You’ll find Wellington Park Boutique Apartments located a 10-minute walk from the Botanic Gardens and a short distance from many of the best things to do in Belfast.
There are several different options available here, depending on how many you’re travelling with, and there’s everything from a penthouse to a one-bed on offer.
Each apartment comes with a fitted-out kitchen, a comfortable dining area and everything else you need for a self-catering weekend away.
Airbnb Belfast: FAQs before you book
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what is the most unique Airbnb Belfast has to offer to which is the fanciest.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the most unique Airbnbs in Belfast?
Although some of the luxury Airbnbs in Belfast mentioned above are nice and unique, it’s hard to beat the barges located by Titanic.
What is the best Airbnb Belfast has to offer for groups?
Pottinger’s Quay is great for groups, with apartments that sleep between 8 and 10 people on offer. The price is also reasonable when split between that number of people.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.