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!
In a Hurry? Here’s Where to Stay in Macau for One Night
- Senado Square is in walking distance!
- The Ruins are unmissable
- If you’re feeling lucky, hit the Casino’s!
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Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Macau
|Cool Portuguese Style Studio||VIEW ON AIRBNB|
|Small room near tourist spots||VIEW ON AIRBNB|
|Central Senado Square Apartment||VIEW ON AIRBNB|
|Colourful Apartment near St Paul’s||VIEW ON AIRBNB|
|Minimalist Apartment with sea view||VIEW ON AIRBNB|
Why Stay in an Airbnb?
Whether you’re staying in a private apartment or shared house, visitors can get in touch with their hosts through the Airbnb mobile app. Use the chat for fast and efficient communication. Any questions about your trip, what to do or where to go – your host can help.
Lots of Airbnbs provide city or neighbourhood guides with helpful suggestions for things to do in your destination – like a favourite coffee shop or unique (or cheap) pubs and restaurants. Some even include transit information, directions to amenities like grocery stores or gas stations and the availability of public transport. This is a great way for travellers to find the best local spots as hosts usually include what they’ve come to love about their city from years of living there!
Save some time by booking with Airbnb rather than spending years on Google to find out what’s around you.
Basic backpacker or fancy business person? Airbnb aims to create a cosy escape for EVERY type of traveller! No matter your budget, you’ll find something within your price range, from an entire home to a room in a shared house. There are over six million unique places to choose from.
Some places only charge per night and not per person. This usually works out a lot cheaper for big groups like families or if you are travelling with friends. Just split the bill at the end and everyone benefits!
Even the smaller rentals sometimes have more than one bedroom or a pull-out couch. Remember to request extra linen whenever you want to make use of that and your host will provide you with everything you need. To make sure your place is exactly what you’re looking for, you can also filter the rentals for amenities like kitchen, TV, Wifi and much more.
Are Airbnb reviews legit? Airbnb wants every guest to be safe so they created a world-class review system where tenants are encouraged to be honest about their experience because it stays invisible until the reviewing period has locked.
Guests are given the power to tell the truth and “make or break” the place they stayed at since the platform forbids the owner to change or remove the review. Every comment you can read on Airbnb is based on finished stays and experiences. Plus, some hosts often depend on the money they earn renting their property and one bad experience from any guest would devastate their income. It might be a bleak perspective, but hey, that’s something of a guarantee you’ll be cared for!
Airbnb also has a 24/7 emergency line with someone ready to assist you. In the worst case, Airbnb will provide a driver or make sure you find a safe place. If you choose this booking platform, you will always be in good hands, without any doubt.
The Top 15 Airbnbs in Macau
Overall Best Value Airbnb in Macau – Cool Portuguese Style Studio
- 4 Guests
- Central location
- Laptop friendly workspace
Let’s kick off with one of the best all-round 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
- 2 Guests
- Great location
- Washing machine
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!
Perfect Short Term Rental for Digital Nomads – Sea View Room in Residential Area
- 2 Guests
- Wifi and desk
- Quiet and safe neighbourhood
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
- 2 Guests
- Great location
- Awesome views
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
- 4 Guests
- Hot Tub
- Swimming pool and gym
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
- 6 Guests
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Two king beds
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
- 2 Guests
- Flexible check-in
- Kind and hospitable hosts
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
- 3 Guests
- Great location
- Access to communal areas
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
- 8 Guests
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
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
- 10 Guests
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
- 4 Guests
- Free Parking
- Child-friendly decor
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
- 8 Guests
- Rooftop terrace
- BBQ facilities
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
- 5 Guests
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Quiet and tranquil
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
- 4 Guests
- Fast Wi-Fi
- Complimentary Toiletries
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
- 4 Guests
- Equipped kitchen
- Access to whole apartment
Last but not least, let’s check out this cool Old Macau Airbnb. An inspiration 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
Our Broke Backpacker editors have put together a shortlist of their Airbnb essentials, which you can find here
1. Active Roots Toiletry Bag: To prevent the loss of your toothpaste in the depths of your bag, you should get a hold of the Active Roots Toiletry Bag. With large compartments, see-through and enclosed sections, you can have all of your stuff in the right spot, easy to find and accessible at all times.
2. TRTL Travel Pillow: I don’t have anything to make long-haul flights or bus rides any shorter. But…. The TRTL Travel Pillow will give your neck and head so much support that you’ll actually be able to get some proper rest. The ergonomic design, with its adjustable interior support, is absolutely unique and was scientifically engineered to keep you comfy and safe. Including a step-by-step guide and a waterproof bag, you’ll never travel without this pillow again.
3. Active Roots Water Bottle: Most Airbnbs provide potable (drinkable) water. Have a bottle to fill up so you can take that water on your rambles instead of buying disposable plastic bottles. The Active Roots Water Bottle is great for travellers who are aware of plastic pollution and want to reduce their single-use plastic consumption – no need to buy drinks from the supermarket anymore. The stainless-steel material will keep your drinks cold or hot for up to 24 hours. Stay hydrated throughout your entire holiday with this cool bottle!
4. Universal Travel Adapter: Don’t land in a new country without the right adapter to charge your devices. This can be a logistical nightmare as your phone runs out of juice but you still need to plot a course to your rental. This universal travel adapter covers 150 countries, and you’ll always be able to charge your phone (and 4 more devices simultaneously), no matter where you are in the world.
5. Carbon Monoxide Detector: Most U.S. and E.U. homes ill have a CM detector but most countries don’t require homes (and by extension, Airbnbs) to have one. By getting this portable CM monitor, you can holiday without a worry. The device will send out a visual and audible alarm if carbon monoxide is above normal levels – before you could be harmed. Waterproof and long-lasting, the tiny machine is a one-time purchase that you won’t regret.
6. Packing Cubes: Packing your suitcase (and unpacking it and packing it all over again) can be an organizational challenge. Packing cubes help quite a ton with that struggle. Move them between your suitcase and your Airbnb wardrobe without really having to unpack and keeping your clothes in the same orientation the whole time – basically, less hassle, more organization and fewer wrinkles.
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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!
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