The Most Unique Bogota Airbnb

Bogota is an incredible city, but so vast that it can get overwhelming. Add to that the fact that it’s located at 2644 meters above sea level (that’s 8675 feet!) in the Andes, being the third-highest capital city in the world, and you will quickly realize it’s breathtaking – quite literally. The Colombian capital has loads to offer in terms of attractions and things to do, but picking a good place to stay – both in terms of location and actual services – is key to actually enjoy the city.

The good news is that there is a good range of accommodation options in the city – in fact, so many that picking where to stay can be quite a daunting task. A Bogota Airbnb may well be the perfect solution.

If you know where to look, you can score a place that is comfortable, full of character, cheaper than most hotels and great value for money (you can have an entire apartment to yourself!) and safe, which is quite important in a city where safety has been a concern in the past, though thankfully not as much now.

What’s more, your Airbnb host will be a great source of reliable, local information, sharing tips on lesser known places to visit (because trust me, there is much more to see in Bogota than the gorgeous Candelaria), restaurants and more.

Have I convinced you? Great! Are you unsure where to start your search? Don’t worry! In this post, I will help help you find a perfect Airbnb in Bogota! Let me start by giving a brief outline of the best neighborhoods in the city, and by then selecting the best Bogota Airbnb.

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A Quick Introduction To Bogota’s Best Areas To Stay

Bogota is a sprawling city made up of numerous different neighborhoods, each of them with their own individual characteristic. Some of them are even named for their most famous attributes. I’ve selected the best of these countless districts to give you a good idea of where to look for the best Airbnb in Bogota for you.

ZONA ROSA  – This T-shaped neighborhood is the city’s most fashionable. Set in Bogota’s north, Zona Rosa is criss-crossed with cobblestoned pedestrianized streets making it easy to explore. Here’s where you’ll find the best nightlife spots, some fantastic upscale restaurants, and arguably the city’s best shopping opportunities. Think expensive cocktails and the latest works from Colombian fashion designers. Want to dance the night away? Try La Villa and Maroma Nightclub Bogota. But for something more casual, The Pub is fun for a drink or two.

LA CANDELARIA – For most visitors to Bogota, La Candelaria, Bogota’s 17th century historic center, is where they’ll head first. This is the old colonial heart of the Colombian capital, spotted with historic landmarks and restored Spanish colonial architecture. A handful of universities also call this area home, giving the neighborhood a youthful yet intellectual atmosphere. Its cobblestoned streets, cafes, galleries and museums make it a charming, interesting place to explore. 

USAQUEN – Similarly to La Candelaria, Usaquen is a picturesque part of the city, but with a twist. As well as its attractive historic architecture and colonial-style church, there’s a whole host of trendy eateries throughout, including French bistros and Asian fusion joints. Combined with its village-esque atmosphere, many food stalls and Sunday flea market, it’s a good budget option for foodies and those looking for a more local place to stay in Bogota.

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CHAPINERO – Chapinero is an upmarket mountainside neighborhood that makes up for its out-of-centre location with gleaming malls, great shopping, and pretty residential streets. Situated within this affluent barrio is Zona G, the so-called “Gourmet District.” There’s a good reason for the name, since these few blocks are strewn with an array of fine dining and cutting-edge eateries. As well as its gastronomic scene, Chapinero is well known for its LGBTQ+ scene, with numerous bars and nightlife spots catering to the community.

TEUSAQUILLO – This district may not be as visibly historic or as attractive as other Bogota neighborhoods, but with its location just north of the centre of the city, it’s a good option if you’ve got a few days to spare in the Colombian capital. It’s also a popular spot for nature lovers, as it’s in Teusaquillo that you’ll find the city’s largest green space – the Simon Bolivar Metropolitan Park. This sprawling park features a boating pond and numerous trails to stroll, as well as a children’s play park. It’s a surprisingly artsy district, and is the historic home to German, Jewish, Lebanese and Turkish immigrants to the city.

CENTRO INTERNACIONAL – This barrio is Bogota’s CBD. It’s a banking and financial hub where you’ll find skyscrapers, modern shopping malls and plenty of conveniences. It’s a good place to stay in Bogota for business travelers, especially since it’s so well connected to the rest of the city by public transport. Centro Internacional can be a little seedy and frantic at night, but during the day, it’s fine to explore its bargain shops and cultural institutions, such as the nearby National Museum of Colombia.

SANTA FE – Santa Fe makes up part of Bogota’s traditional Downtown district. The many museums and galleries located here make it buzzing with tourists and visitors to the city. Meanwhile, skyscrapers and financial institutions spill into the area from neighboring Centro Internacional. But it’s not all about urban development – there’s  a rural portion of this neighborhood in the Eastern Hills where you’ll find Montserrate, the landmark mountain that dominates Bogota’s skyline. This is a great place to stay in Bogota for culture and nature alike.

Other neighborhoods in Bogota

There are some other areas where you can find some great Airbnbs in Bogota. One of these is La Macarena (not the famous song), which is a boho, hipster district situated close to Plaza del Toros. It’s home to art galleries and the Moorish style Santamaria Bullring, a concert venue, and is well connected to get around the city.

Parque De La 93, in the north of the city, is an affluent district set within the larger barrio of El Chico. This family-friendly area is also well equipped with high-end shopping, nightlife, and a good selection of restaurants.

Also in the north, Avenida Chile (aka Calle 72) is arguably Bogota’s most sophisticated area, once home to some of the city’s richest inhabitants. Though remnants of the English and Swiss-style homes can still be seen, it’s now home to skyscrapers and high-end hotels.

Now that you’ve got all these amazing neighborhoods to think about, it’s time to check out the best Bogota Airbnb. All the properties I mention are listed on Airbnb, some are listed both on Airbnb and Booking.com. In that case, I have included a link to Booking.com as it is my choice for accommodation bookings.

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The Most Unique Bogota Airbnb

If you are accustomed to Airbnb, you will know that there are all sorts of places you can rent, which can be roughly summed up like this:

ENTIRE APARTMENT – These are the most common Airbnbs in Bogota. You may find a studio apartment which is good for a solo traveler or a couple, or a larger place that can fit a family or a small group of friend.

PRIVATE ROOM – Private rooms in a house or apartment aren’t that common in Bogota, but they are available. If you like the idea of staying in a place where you can communicate with your host in person and on a regular basis, and practice your Spanish language skills, a homestay may be a good idea.

BOUTIQUE HOTEL OR HOSTELS – Not so common on Airbnb, actually, but still available. 

My personal preference when it comes to Airbnbs – anywhere in the world – is that of a full apartment or a private room in house, with the host. Since the capital of Colombia is a very affordable city, for the purpose of this post I have decided to select some unique, beautiful entire apartments and Airbnbs in Bogota.

Modern City Suite

LOCATION – Zona Rosa

SLEEPS – 2

SUPERHOST – Yes

This chic apartment in Zona Rosa is an ideal option for a place to stay in Bogota for couples. There’s enough room for two guests to sleep in its one well-appointed bedroom, and with one bathroom, it’s situated in a luxury apartment block. The suite itself is decorated with minimalist design, complete with modern artwork and neutral colors. Staying in this building also gives you access to its onsite gym and swimming pool for that extra luxurious feeling.

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Beautiful Loft in a Design Apartment Building

LOCATION – Zona G

SLEEPS – 2

SUPERHOST – Yes

Located within Zona G, with plenty of eateries on the doorstep, this stylish Airbnb will really make you feel at home in the city. It’s a loft that’s decorated in a bohemian, vintage style. Its white-washed walls and exposed bricks giving it a cool, urban atmosphere. Inspired by Havana style, there are high ceilings, Cuban artwork and rich wood finishings providing a romantic feeling to this cool Bogota Airbnb. It also comes with a balcony that looks out onto the lush external gardens.

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The House in the Air

LOCATION – La Candelaria

SLEEPS – 2

SUPERHOST – Yes

Easily one of the coolest Bogota Airbnb, you’ll be charmed by the vintage-style interiors that characterize this apartment. Inside, there are terracotta tiled floors, houseplants dotted around and wooden furnishings. There’s even a terrace that comes complete with a hammock where you can kick back and enjoy the city views.

This is a perfect place for couples to stay in Bogota and is set in the heart of La Candelaria for a top location in the city. Even so, it’s quiet enough to enjoy some tranquility. The bonus is that pets are allowed too!

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Luxury Apartment with Terrace

LOCATION – Parque 93

SLEEPS – 5

SUPERHOST – Yes

This posh, high-end apartment next to Parque 93 is an ultra-modern option for those looking for some luxury during their stay in Bogota. With enough room for five guests to sleep comfortably across the apartment’s two bedrooms, and with two bathrooms, it’s a good choice for a group of friends or a family. It’s decorated with natural, earthy tones for a calming atmosphere.

On sunny days, guests can enjoy relaxing on the 1,000 square foot terrace, and utilize the full kitchen for preparing a feast (even though there are restaurants right on the doorstep).

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Cozy Flat Close to Main Attractions in Bogotá

LOCATION – Zona Rosa

SLEEPS – 5

SUPERHOST – Yes

Located in Palermo, close to Zona T (i.e. Zona Rosa), this top Bogota Airbnb is a great place to stay to be within striking distance of all the city’s best attractions. Nearby, you’ll find restaurants, galleries and shops to explore and enjoy during your time in the city. Comfortable and stylish, returning to this fashionable apartment after a long day of sightseeing is like returning home. It’s also a great budget-friendly option for any travelers to Bogota looking to save money!

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Chic City View Apartment

LOCATION – Zona Rosa

SLEEPS – 4

SUPERHOST – Yes

Centrally located close to Zona Rosa, nearby there is a huge selection of cafes, restaurants and bars right on the doorstep itself. Even though there’s a full kitchen, chances are you’ll be dining out and enjoying the food scene in the neighborhood. The apartment itself, which can sleep four guests in two bedrooms, is situated in a high-end apartment block, complete with access to a gym and a swimming pool. But one of the best things about this cool Airbnb in Bogota are its amazing views of the city.

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Beautiful Loft with Garden

LOCATION – Zona G

SLEEPS – 2

SUPERHOST – Yes

If you’re looking for a stylish place, this loft is one of the best Airbnbs in Bogota and the perfect place for you. Located inside a newly built apartment block, the flat is modern with interiors decorated in neutral tones with sparkling gold accents and stylish furniture. It’s a cleverly designed studio which actually opens up onto its very own private garden area. This loft is perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring Bogota, or for a morning coffee before you head out.

The bonus is the location. This apartment is actually situated in the heart of the Gourmet Zone – Zona G – with all the restaurants, bistros and eateries you could ever wish for.

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High-End Home in Top Location

LOCATION – Zona T

SLEEPS – 4

SUPERHOST – Yes

This unique, one-of-a-kind apartment was designed by an acclaimed architect, so you can expect something truly special at this cool Bogota Airbnb. Think eye-catching design and fashionable furnishings throughout.

There’s enough room for four guests to stay here, with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the ambience of the apartment. You’ll even have your very own lush garden terrace, completely surrounded by greenery. The location, close to Zona T in an affluent neighborhood, is also great, just a few minutes’ walk to parks, restaurants and other conveniences.

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Chic Modern Apartment

LOCATION – Chapinero

SLEEPS – 4

SUPERHOST – Yes

This apartment is situated in the middle of Bogota’s Gourmet Zone – Zona G, within Chapinero. In fact, there are shops, cafes, bistros, steakhouses and breweries less than a minute’s walk from the doorstep. The apartment itself is spacious, with added details for comfort such as a rain shower, TV complete with Netflix, a fully-equipped kitchen and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Up to four people can stay in this swish two-bedroom apartment, making it great for a small group of friends or family.

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Compact Apartment near Historic Center

LOCATION – Zona Rosa

SLEEPS – 3

SUPERHOST – Yes

An affordable option, this nicely decorated Bogota Airbnb also has a great location in the heart of the city in Zona Rosa. It’s well situated for exploring the city, so it’s a good choice for those who are in the Colombian capital for just a few days. The apartment is clean and well-maintained, with one bedroom, a full kitchen and well-furnished bathroom.

But most impressive of all is the fact that this Airbnb is set in the tallest building in Colombia – accordingly, the views are incredible!

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Cozy and Comfortable Studio Apartment

LOCATION – Chapinero

SLEEPS – 2

SUPERHOST – Yes

A comfortable, cozy and altogether beautiful apartment, this Airbnb is located in the upmarket Chapinero neighborhood close to restaurants and shops. With public transport options right in front of the building, getting around the city is a breeze. This is a modern studio apartment which has been fashionably decorated.

One of the best parts of staying here, however, is the view of the city from the balcony. Another perk of this property is the access you’ll get to the shared rooftop terrace and onsite gym.

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Stylish City Apartment

LOCATION – Zona Rosa

SLEEPS – 4

SUPERHOST – Yes

With enough room to sleep four guests across its two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this apartment is a visual feast. It’s spacious and is filled with vintage touches, such as parquet flooring and mid-century modern furniture, combined with modern art for one of the coolest Airbnbs in Bogota.

The super speedy Wi-Fi is a bonus, especially for those who will be remotely working while in town. Location-wise, from here it’s easy to walk to the Zona Rosa. There are numerous eateries in the area, including some Michelin-starred restaurants.

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