Ever wondered where you can find a mix of colonial architecture, Chinese temples, and world-class casinos? Macau is the answer to your question! It boasts a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre with gorgeous Portuguese style churches & Chinese Street Bar-BQ’s at very turn. On the flip side, you’ve got world-class casinos that rival any in Las Vegas! By 2020, Macau is expected to be the richest place in the world, so travelling here can set you back quite a bit.
In that case, maybe it’s best to overlook resorts like the Venetian and set your sights a bit more realistic. A great way to save money and still experience a degree of comfort (and dare we say luxury) is by checking out Airbnbs in Macau. Whether you want a Portuguese style apartment, a modern apartment with a sea view, or a homestay with a friendly local, there are rentals in Macau for you.
In this post, we’ll take a look at the 15 best Airbnbs in Macau. We’ve taken into account a range of different budgets, travel styles. So, there should be something there for you! Ready? Let’s take a closer look at some of the coolest Macau Airbnbs!
Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Macau
Cool Portuguese Style Studio
- > $$
- > 4 Guests
- > Central location
- > Laptop friendly workspace
Small room near tourist spots
- > $
- > 2 Guests
- > Flexible check-in
- > Kind and hospitable hosts
Central Senado Square Apartment
- > $$
- > 6 Guests
- > Fully equipped kitchen
- > Two king beds
Colourful Apartment near St Paul’s
- > $$
- > 4 Guests
- > Free Parking
- > Child-friendly décor
Minimalist Apartment with sea view
- > $$$$
- > 10 Guests
- > Amenity
- > Feature
Looking for other types of accommodation? Check out our guide to Where to Stay in Macau!
Why Stay in an Airbnb?
- Local Experience: Having a local as a host means you can find out all the best places to visit and things to do that are off the beaten tourist track. That doesn’t just go for Macau, but for all travel destinations in the China.
- Unique Properties: As well as standard apartments and private rooms, this list alone includes boats, an Italian style palazzo, and even a windmill!
- Privacy: Another great filter – choose an entire place to ensure you won’t be disturbed during your trip.
- Affordability: Airbnbs are considerably cheaper than an equivalent hotel – and you won’t have any hidden charges from the minibar either! Airbnbs are possibly the best option for backpackers in China that need to keep the costs low.
- Airbnb Experiences: Choosing Airbnb isn’t just about where to stay – it’s about enjoying the area like a local with curated tours, too!
Custom-designed BY the Broke Backpacker FOR broke backpacking, the Active Roots Security Belt will keep your valuables safe no matter where you go.
It looks exactly like a normal belt except for a SECRET interior pocket perfectly designed to hide a wad of cash or a passport copy. Never get caught with your pants down again! (Unless you want to.)Check on Amazon
The Top 15 Airbnbs in Macau
Overall Best Value Airbnb in Macau | Cool Portuguese Style Studio
Let’s kick off with one of the best all-around Macau Airbnbs. It’s in a central location close to the main attractions in Macau. So, you can be at Senado Square, the St Paul Church and Ruins, and the Macau – Hong Kong ferry terminal all within ten minutes. But rather than talk about what’s outside the apartment, let’s look at what’s in it!
You’ve got a fully equipped kitchen which even comes with a rice cooker. There’s a bunk bed too – so it’s a great option if you’re travelling with small children. The azulejo tiles in the kitchen are a lovely touch too!
Best Budget Airbnb in Macau | Cosy and Quiet Central Room
It can be tricky finding somewhere to stay in Macau on a budget. Tricky, but not impossible. Let us present you with this awesome cosy and quiet room in the centre of town. It’s nothing flashy, but it’s comfortable, clean, and you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep here. If you’ve been travelling for a long time and need to clean your clothes, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll be able to use a washing machine here.
There’s no kitchen, but with the money you’ve saved, you can try eating out at a number of places nearby. After all, the apartment boasts a superb location!
Budget Tip: Dorms in Macau start from $10USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!
Perfect Short Term Rental for Digital Nomads | Sea View Room in Residential Area
Travelling to Macau with your laptop? Think about the most important things that you need to work. Wifi and a laptop-friendly workspace are key. This place has that. Also important is a safe area, so that you can pop out to cafes if you’re feeling a change of scenery. This has that too. One thing you don’t need, but is a very nice thing to have, is a sea view from a huge window!
Work in front of this and it might just inspire you to write something amazing… or send a particularly complimentary email!
Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travellers | Room with Incredible Sea View
The default when travelling solo is to go to a hostel to keep costs down and meet new people. However, we understand that hostels aren’t for everyone. Happily, we’ve found an awesome alternative with this Macau apartment. The studio is in a great apartment if you do want to meet people – there’s a bar just 3 minutes away! But if you decide to stay in, you’re assured a comfy stay. Toiletries, slippers, and Wi-Fi are all included. And there’s that awesome view of the sea which we could stare at for hours!
Best Airbnb in Macau for Nightlife | Studio City Cotai Macau
Cotai is where you’ll find some of the hottest nightlife in Macau. So, let’s check out one of the best Macau Airbnbs in that neighbourhood. This room in studio city offers a film theme, and you truly will feel like a Hollywood star, both in the apartment and at the nearby casinos! There’s plenty here to keep you entertained, or to console yourself if you don’t get the result you wanted at the casino. Enjoy a soak in the hot tub, or pump some iron in the gym. Afterwards, kick back in your room and enjoy a series on the flat-screen TV!
Best Short Term Rental for Couples | Central Senado Square Apartment
Okay, so it sounds like a 6 bedroom might be a bit of overkill if you’re travelling as a couple. However, this combines an awesome location, with a choice of two king beds, and it’s easily affordable if you’re travelling with your other half. Want to head out in the evening? No problem. This awesome Macau apartment is within walking distance of all the coolest landmarks – including St Paul’s Church, the Macau Museum, and the Old Fortress.
It’s right by Senado Square – a lovely spot for a romantic meal or a cocktail!
Best Homestay in Macau | Small Room near Tourist Spots
A Macau homestay is a great way to save some cash and get to know the area through the eyes of a local. So, let’s have a closer look at this room in the centre. Although check-in is usually between 1 pm and 3 pm, you can self-check-in, giving you the flexibility to arrive whenever you like! This cheap, clean, and cosy place is perfect if you’re on a budget – and you’re able to use the kitchen too. Don’t forget your camera – the surrounding area is stunning. Especially at night!
Runner up Homestay in Macau | Guest Room to Mercado Patane
There are some great homestays in Macau, so we didn’t just want to leave you with one choice. Close to the Mercado Patane (pick up some awesome local produce), this is a great location for sightseeing. Your friendly husband and wife hosts are happy for you to use their kitchen and living room, and they might be able to give you some recommendations for the best things to see and do nearby! There are two bedrooms, so this is a great idea if you’re staying with a friend but you want your own space for a night or two in your Macau itinerary.
Amazing Luxury Airbnb in Macau | Nautical Inspired Loft with Sea View
Just look at that mural of the Greek islands… It’s a tough choice if you’d rather wake up next to that or the awesome sea views from this Macau Airbnb. The nautical theme is present throughout the whole place! Travelling with your own car? You’ll be pleased to know this place has free parking too. Another of the best things about this apartment? That price is a little misleading. Yes, it’s expensive at first glance, but remember you can split this with up to seven of your nearest and dearest. So, it’s actually quite cheap!
Over the Top Luxury Airbnb in Macau | Minimalist Apartment with Sea View
Looking for a Macau Airbnb with the Wow Factor? We might have just found that for you! You’ve got a huge terrace with views of the sea, which seem to go on forever! Once you’ve tired of looking at the sea, head downstairs. There are a whole load of facilities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. These include a restaurant with lots of authentic local food and a place where you can get a massage!
Best Airbnb in Macau for Families | Colourful Apartment near St Paul’s
This colourful apartment is equipped for families of all ages. However, the cartoony bedspreads and decor will especially appeal to younger travellers! That’s not all that’s great about this place though. The location is fabulous – no long walks to get to where you’re going. This Macau apartment is right next to St Paul’s Arch! There’s free parking, which is great if you have your own transport. There’s also Wi-Fi, so everyone can connect to their devices!
Best Airbnb in Macau for a Group of Friends | Rooftop Terrace Apartment with BBQ
Three oversized bedrooms with space for up to 8 people? That sounds like a perfect apartment in Macau to share with your best mates! There may not be a kitchen, but that’s not an issue when you find out that there are BBQ facilities on the rooftop terrace! Enjoy a few beers and your favourite foods with your best mates looking out over the city skyline. Sounds alright, huh?! If all that doesn’t persuade you, because you can split this awesome apartment 8 ways, it’s not even that expensive!
Best Airbnb in Macau Island | Light and Colourful Apartment
Most of the Airbnbs on our list are in Macau Island. And that’s because it’s the coolest part of the town – especially if you want to enjoy the historical UNESCO city centre! We’ve got just a couple more to show you before we leave you to book your trip. This cool, modern apartment has space for up to 5 guests and you can enjoy your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen, or head out to numerous nearby restaurants and bars!
Another Great Apartment in Macau Island | Simple Snail House
Our last apartment in Macau Island, the Simple Snail House is the sort of place that you choose Airbnb over a hotel or a hostel for. It’s unique, it’s got plenty of character but there’s substance behind that style too! Fast Wi-Fi means it’s good for business travellers, digital nomads, or those who simply just want to download a film or a podcast! The complimentary toiletries will have you feeling fresh in no time after a day tramping around and seeing all the sites too!
Top Value Airbnb in Old Macau | Inspirational Artistic Flat
Last but not least, let’s check out this cool Old Macau Airbnb. An inspiring artistic flat, it’s another unique and unusual place to stay in Macau! It’s close to one of the prettiest squares in town – Tap Seac Square. You’ll be able to find a number of places to eat, drink, and be merry nearby! Because it’s an artist’s studio, the host will be here during the day. However, you’ve got the place all to yourself at night!
What to Pack for your Macau Airbnb
Pants, socks, underwear, soap?! Take it from us, packing for a hostel stay is not always quite as straightforward as it seems. Working out what to bring and what to leave at home is an art we have perfected over many years.
Check out our definitive Airbnb Packing list for our top packing tips!
FAQ about Airbnbs in Macau
Here’s what people usually ask us when they look for vacation homes in Macau.
Final Thoughts on Macau Airbnbs
So, that concludes our list of the best Airbnbs in Macau. We hope you’ve found something that matches your style, budget, and personality. Not to mention the size of your group too!
As you can see, there’s an awful lot of choice. But rest assured that the best and coolest short-term rentals in Macau made our final cut. Whether you want a Macau homestay with a friendly local, a sweet apartment close to all the tourist attractions, or a spot to party the night away in Cotai, it’s all on our list.
We don’t blame you if you’re still not sure where to stay. If that’s the case, go for the top all-rounder. Our favourite Macau Airbnb is the Cool Portuguese Style Studio, as it combines style, comfort, location, and value into one neat package!
Now, all that’s left is for us to wish you an incredible vacation in Macau. We hope you have a great time!
And don’t forget to take out Travel Insurance for your trip! I have been using World Nomads for some time now and made a few claims over the years. They’re easy to use, professional and relatively affordable. They may also let you buy or extend a policy once you’ve started your trip and are already abroad which is super handy.
If there’s one insurance company I trust, it’s World Nomads. To find out why I use World Nomads, check out my World Nomads Insurance review.
Getting an estimate from World Nomads is simple – just click the button or image below, fill out the necessary info, and you’re on your way!
Find out how YOU can support the site.
We work hard to put out the best backpacker resources on the web for free! It’s all about helping out our tribe of awesome backpacker readers (that’s you!). Please visit the link to find out how you can help keep the site going 🙂
For the sake of transparency, some of the links in our content are affiliate links. This means that if you book your accommodation, buy a piece of gear, or sort your insurance through our link, we earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. We only link to stuff that members of the Broke Backpacker team has actually used and never endorse products or services that are not up to scratch. Thanks for your support!