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The best of Airbnb Leeds

21 May 2015
The best of Airbnb Leeds
Fancy staying overnight in Leeds but are finding the accommodation a bit generic? Want a sprawling city view while you sip your morning coffee? Airbnb lets you rent out more than just a pokey room for your city break, and we’ve picked the best riverside city apartments that let you pretend that the penthouse is yours…for a night or two…

According to Airbnb, visitor rates have increased by a whopping 306% which means more opportunities to stay somewhere other than a hotel for the night. 35 million people worldwide have used Airbnb across 190 different countries (apparently you can even stay in any one of 2,800 treehouses!) Although none of these treehouses are situated in Leeds, you can stay in one of these swish apartments with incredible city views.

Leeds Dock

Airbnb Leeds Dock

Exuding luxury this apartment, situated in the trendy Leeds Dock areas is all about its incredible private terrace, which has sofas, sun loungers, outdoor table and a BBQ. We recommend you save your booking till summer where with the help of some cocktails you can easily pretend you’re in Ibiza. The apartment has one king size bed but can sleep up to four on the roomie sofas. Leeds Dock is a vibrant up and coming part of Leeds with plenty of amenities, restaurants and cafes nearby. If you want to get into town, journey in unusual style by taking a free water taxi along the canal!

Best for: a romantic luxury getaway in the city For more info and booking visit airbnb

Wharf Approach

Airbnb Wharf Approach

At the other end of the canal (and a water taxi ride away) is the apartment at Wharf Approach with modern décor and a spacious feel. This has an even larger terrace to use on those balmy evenings and breathtaking views of the city and the wider countryside. The apartment is located just 10 minutes from the city centre and only 5 minutes from Leeds train station if you’re here to explore the wider area. With two double rooms there is enough space for four people, or five including a sofa you can really sink into.

Best for: a fun weekend with friends For more info and booking visit airbnb

Millennium Square

Airbnb Millennium Square

Be at the heart of Leeds in this penthouse apartment overlooking Millennium Square. If people- watching is your thing, the panoramic windows allow you a private yet wonderful view of the city’s iconic square and its daily hustle and bustle. The balcony runs the whole length of the property so on a warmer evening you can enjoy the views in the fresh air, with the best seat in the house for any events on in the square. You won't need any form of transport with this apartment as the city is on your doorstep.

Best for: people watching For more info and booking visit airbnb

Emma is a Freelance Writer for Leeds Living. She has a degree in English literature from the University of Leeds and specialises in writing cultural editorials.