Whatever your reasons for visiting the Paris of the East, you’ll want to be sure that you’re staying in top quality accommodation. We want the same for you, so we have carefully compiled a list of the best Airbnbs in Shanghai. All of the homes listed below are hosted by Airbnb Superhosts and have Airbnb Plus status to ensure you’re getting the best of the best. For those new to Airbnb, superhosts are property owners with a track record of providing outstanding hospitality to their guests, and Airbnb Plus is an elite programme that highlights exceptional homes that have been personally vetted for quality.
Rustic retreat near Zhabei Park
First up on our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Shanghai is this beautiful one-bedroom home, which is perfect for couples or solo travellers.
Inside, the home features a boho country theme with handmade custom furniture and wood accents. In the living room, guests can relax on the sofa with a cup of tea and a book. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with sleek black stainless steel appliances and complimentary condiments.
The bedroom features a comfortable queen-size memory foam mattress and a large wardrobe. Guests can curl up in bed and stream their favourite movies and shows on the Smart TV. The bathroom has a lovely walk-in shower and complimentary toiletries. Superhost Yan also provides a cot, children’s dishes, toys and books for those travelling with young children.
This Shanghai Airbnb is located in the Jing’an district. Both subway lines 1 and 2 are about a 15-minute walk away, and there are many bus stops nearby. Yu Garden is a 15-minute drive away, and Shanghai Pudong International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.
Shikumen House for Two
This stunning accommodation in Shanghai is perfect for couples or business travellers looking for a modern and spacious home.
The interior features a contemporary theme with traditional Asian and European artwork. In the loft-style bedroom, guests can snuggle into the queen-size bed with a pillow-top mattress for a good night’s sleep. The bathroom has a washer and dryer, a luxurious walk-in rain shower and a well-lit vanity.
Guests can relax on the sofa in the living room and watch their favourite streaming channels on the Smart TV or listen to music on the sound system. The fully fitted kitchen has a gas oven and hob and plenty of counter space for preparing meals. There is a large wardrobe in the foyer for storing luggage, coats and shoes.
This beautiful Shanghai Airbnb is a five-minute walk from the IAPM Shopping Mall, which has access to several subway lines. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby, and the former residence of Sun Yat-Sen is a 20-minute walk away.
Bright and airy flat with terrace
If you are looking for a long-term rental in Shanghai, check out this stunning apartment near the Jing’An Temple.
This Shanghai Airbnb is about a 10-minute walk from the temple, Jing’An Park and the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. There are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby and a grocery store a few doors away. Guests have access to paid parking outside the property.
Inside, the property boasts a contemporary modern theme with high ceilings and large windows allowing for plenty of natural light. In the living room, guests can relax on the sofa and watch TV or enjoy a good book with a glass of wine. The kitchenette is well equipped with a cooker, fridge and cooking utensils. Guests can enjoy their morning coffee around the four-seater dining table or on the terrace.
Upstairs, the loft-style bedroom features a comfortable king-size bed. After a day exploring the nearby attractions, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the walk-in rain shower. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer in the bathroom.
Cozy loft near IAPM shopping mall
This chic Shanghai apartment rental is perfect for two friends or a family visiting the city.
The apartment is filled with lush, vibrant plants, funky designs and colourful furnishings, creating a fun and relaxing space. In the living room, guests can curl up with a book on the velvet green lounge chair or curl up on the sofa and watch TV. The fully equipped kitchen has a toaster, microwave, cooking spices and other essentials.
Upstairs there is a loft area with two beds: one with a king-size mattress and one with a queen-size mattress. There are underfloor heating throughout the apartment and a washing machine and tumble dryer in the bathroom. Superhost Alice has also made the property family friendly by providing a baby bath, children’s dishes, toys and books.
This stunning rental is a 10-minute walk from the former residence of Sun Yat-Sen and a five-minute walk from the IAPM shopping centre and subway stops. There are many restaurants within walking distance and a grocery store just down the street.
Chic studio near the Jade Buddha Temple
If you are looking for a relaxing and stylish rental in Shanghai, then Superhost Ct. is the place for you.
Inside, the apartment has a boho-contemporary theme with sandy beige decor and lots of windows. In the living area, guests can relax on the sofa with a glass of wine, read a book or plan the next day’s adventures. There is also a plush queen-size bed and room-darkening blinds to ensure a good night’s sleep. Guests also have access to a washer and dryer in the laundry room. The bathroom features gold accents and a walk-in shower.
The fully-equipped kitchen is cosy but well-equipped with an oven, stove, sink and more. Guests can relax on floor cushions on the geometric rug while enjoying a meal or their morning coffee.
This beautiful property is a 10-minute drive from the Jade Buddha Temple and less than a 20-minute walk from the Jing’An Temple and the Shanghai Natural History Museum. Shanghai Pudong International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.