The Ultimate List of Airbnb Alicante Rentals

The Ultimate List of Airbnb Alicante Rentals

We have canceled a number of trips in the past year, and one that I cannot wait to reschedule is some time in Alicante. I first visited the port city on Spain’s Costa Blanca in 2019. Traveling solo, I booked an Airbnb Alicante apartment and spent three nights enjoying the sun, sea and sights. I checked off all the best things to do in Alicante and couldn’t wait to return with Mike and revisit the incredible town.

During my first visit, I got to know Alicante well – exploring a place on your own is always more intimate and you pay attention to the intricacies of a city. The narrow and winding streets of Alicante’s Old Quarter, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, oozes charm. Its historic City Center was one of my favorite areas to see, as well as the adjacent Mercat District.

I spent a lot of time on Playa del Postiguet, had my fill of tapas and climbed Castle Santa Barbara. While in Alicante, I made the most of my visit and was excited to go back with Mike. We’ll get there eventually, and we can at least share our trip planning research in the meantime.

In this post we’ve delivered our collection of the best Airbnb Alicante rentals. We found great penthouse condos with views of the Mediterranean and spacious group apartments overlooking the Mercado Central. They’re all listed below with all the information you need to find the perfect place to stay in Alicante.

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Here is our list of the 17 best Airbnbs in Alicante. These properties include massive apartments in the center that can fit your whole family, romantic apartments in the Old Quarter and spacious condos with Mediterranean views. Whatever kind of beach holiday you crave, there’s an Airbnb in Alicante for you and it’s on this remarkable list.

All of these listings have plenty of dates ready for booking (at the time of publishing this post). We also made efforts to include properties from super hosts with multiple recent reviews.

We really love all of these properties and think you will too. Many are in hot spots of the city where it’s tough to find a hotel. We looked for homes that had ocean views, castle views and outdoor space and DON’T WORRY… we only included listings with A/C.

If you’re actively planning your trip and just want a quick top 5 list, here’s a rundown of the best Alicante Airbnb properties. Each one links to a booking page for more information and is reviewed in more detail if you keep scrolling:

  1. Most Romantic Alicante Airbnb for Couples: Charming Home with Terrace in Old Town Alicante
  2. Best Alicante Airbnb for a Family: Central and Stylish Apartment in the Heart of Alicante
  3. Best Airbnb in Alicante for a Group Trip or Family Reunion: Spread Out and Relax in the Centre by the Sea
  4. Perfect Alicante Airbnb for Ocean Views: Alicante Sea View & Downtown Comfort
  5. Best Alicante Airbnb for Castle Views: Castle View Penthouse

1. CHARMING HOME WITH A TERRACE IN OLD TOWN ALICANTE

MOST ROMANTIC ALICANTE AIRBNB FOR A COUPLE

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4.98 (56 Reviews)
4.91/5

RECENT REVIEW: “First time in Airbnb and very impressed with Ana’s place. Welcoming host who allowed us to check in much earlier than the advertised time. Lovely loft apartment, spotlessly clean in the old town close to multiple restaurants and bars, Ana gave recommendations for eating out and the couple of restaurants we used were perfect. The rooftop terrace complete with sunbeds offers the sun all day and a magical view of the castle at night. Ana a super host who organised us an early morning taxi and ensured we get away safely. Thanks”

WHY WE LOVE IT

There’s nothing more romantic than sitting outside with your love and sipping a cold drink in the evening as the city lights up – unless of course you also have a view of a castle! This location is everything and the incredible wrap-around terrace with sun beds is the biggest selling point. Aside from that this Alicante Airbnb is in a great location for reaching the city’s nightlife, beach and attractions – but you don’t even need to leave the house… SOLD!

2. CENTRAL AND STYLISH APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF ALICANTE

BEST ALICANTE AIRBNB FOR A FAMILY

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4.96 (75 Reviews)
4.96/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Marco & Anita Are good hosts, the apartment is in a fantastic location. Easy to access once found after the first time with lots of local bars, restaurant’s, shops. There was the added bonus of parking on site (underground) which was really helpful with the young children we have.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This flat is perfect for a family since there’s room to spread out but still cook, dine and relax together. Not that you’ll need a lot of time inside when you’re in Alicante, but it’s nice to have a clean and stylish home-base with room for everyone. This location is great because it’s close enough to dining and cafes but separated from the nightlife by a two blocks. It’s also close to the beach, marina and mere steps from Explanada Promenade.

3. SPREAD OUT AND RELAX IN THE CENTRE BY THE SEA

BEST AIRBNB IN ALICANTE FOR A GROUP TRIP OR FAMILY REUNION

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4.80 (69 Reviews)
4.91/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This is our second visit ! We absolutely love everything about this apartment. Cleanliness, central location, a smart apartment with everything you could ever need. Definitely worth a visit.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

I love the marina area and this home is steps from there and the sea while still remaining in the centre near all the action of Alicante. It’s just the perfect location for a SIX bedroom home (you can’t find that in the centre). This is the ultimate Airbnb in Alicante for a group trip.

4. ALICANTE SEA VIEW & DOWNTOWN COMFORT

PERFECT ALICANTE AIRBNB WITH OCEAN VIEWS

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4.93 (71 Reviews)
4.91/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Perfect! Everything was absolutely great – the apartment is located super close to the sea with a stunning view. Shops and Restaurants and the Beach directly near. Miguel is a very nice and perfect host! The communication was very easy and fast and super helpful. The apartment is fully equipped, even beach utensils and towels – super! Thanks again for a perfect stay in the wonderful apartment – we will come back!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

LOCATION, LOCATION LOCATION!!! This apartment is perfectly located with stunning views of the Mediterranean and hey – the inside is pretty nice too! This apartment is well-furnished and super clean with plenty of room to spread out and with FIVE bedrooms, you can host a large family or group and not feel on top of each other. 

5. LOVELY CASTLE VIEW PENTHOUSE

BEST ALICANTE AIRBNB WITH CASTLE VIEWS

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4.91 (35 Reviews)
4.91/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This is a fantastic place. The view from the rooftop terrace is terrific. Everything is new and there are nice touches like good towels, nice shampoo, conditioner, and soap, and coffee in the kitchen. The location can’t be beat–the beach is right across the street and the castle is right straight up the hill.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This is another Airbnb Alicante apartment that is gorgeous on the inside and in a great location in the city. El Postiguet Beach is steps away and you can walk straight to the castle from this apartment. The living space is open, modern and recently renovated which will keep you living in luxury by the beach!

6. MODERN BOUTIQUE APARTMENT ABOVE CATHEDRAL PLAZA

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4.67 (21 Reviews)
4.66/5

RECENT REVIEW: “It’s a Perfect place to stay! Far better then we expected. Within the appartement everything was clean and the communication was very fast. For me it was worth al the 5 stars”

WHY WE LOVE IT

If you’re visiting the city for a festival and need an Alicante Airbnb with views over the parade route, look no more! This place is on the top floor of an apartment building with a lift/elevator and it’s directly on Plaza del Abad Penalva next to the cathedral. Location is once again perfect with a short walk to the beach and all attractions ON the festival parade route.

7. SUPER CHARMING OLD TOWN APARTMENT

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4.85 (104 Reviews)
4.85/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Beautiful apartment in a prime location, walking distance from the beach, old town, the castle, and so many other things. Host is very responsive and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

The Old Town of Alicante is so great and picturesque that you might as well stay there! This shabby chic apartment is very authentic and has so many cute touches that you’ll feel right at home! It’s cozy and cut for one or two couples but spacious enough for a small group or single family.

8. OPEN, SPACIOUS FLAT WITH VIEWS OF THE BEACH

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4.96 (71 Reviews)
4.96/5

RECENT REVIEW: “This apartment is wonderful. It’s even bigger than it looks in the pictures and the views of the water/beach are lovely. The apartment was clean and Alejandro was always quick to reply. I hope to stay here again next time I’m in Alicante!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This is another apartment with incredible views that’s right on the beach! That’s fantastic enough, but when you’re inside of the huge space you’ll be blown away by the super clean, modern and stylish apartment with an open layout that will fit your whole group or family!

9. SIMPLE OLD TOWN APARTMENT WITH CASTLE VIEWS

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4.79 (190 Reviews)
4.79/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Wonderful location in the center of the city, easy communication with hosts, and a large comfortable apartment with everything we needed!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

The location of this apartment cannot be beat and while it’s simply decorated – the castle views and proximity to the beach are all you need. Any apartment in the Old Quarter of Alicante is a fine pick, but with so many glowing reviews, this one is a perfect choice.

10. PORT AND BEACH VIEWS IN OCEANFRONT APARTMENT

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4.92 (131 Reviews)
4.92/5

RECENT REVIEW: “A great home in a great location. Beautiful views of the beach and ocean. Pilar was very helpful and communicative. She let us check in early and out late, which really let us make the most of our Alicante stay. Thank you!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

The views from the floor to ceiling windows and balcony of this gorgeous apartment had us ready to pack our bags as soon as we saw it! This place is a total gem – there’s no way I’d book two Alicante hotel rooms over this THREE bedroom Airbnb that’s half the cost. 

11. CENTRAL PENTHOUSE WITH THE BEST SEA VIEWS IN ALICANTE

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4.94 (83 Reviews)
4.94/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Christina and Eduardo have been amazing hosts, incredibly helpful and the location cannot be beat in Alicante, minutes from the tram stop, beach, main streets great places to eat and the old parts of the city. I hope the next time we are in Alicante, we can stay here.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

Any time you can stay in a penthouse, life is good – especially if it’s as gorgeous as this one! The views are magnificent and the location is superb with a short walk to the beach, marina, mercado and nightlife. The flat is modern and stylish but still super cozy and the views are stunning!

12. FIVE-STAR GEM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MERCADO DISTRICT

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5.0 (141 Reviews)
4.96/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Alejandro’s apartment is absolutely wonderful and Alejandro is a superb host! He communicated very quickly and made sure we had absolutely everything we needed or could want. He communicated with us several times during our stay to make sure everything was good and to ask if we had any questions. His apartment is bright, cheerful, and CLEAN. He provided a lot of amenities, coffee, tea, some items in the refrigerator, as well as a few welcome snacks. Wow!! The apartment is well located about 10 minutes walking from the train station and about 15-20 minutes to the beach. There’s restaurants all around, supermarkets close-by, it’s close to the Central Market, and the street is quiet. I would ABSOLUTELY stay at this apartment again!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

At some point in your Alicante stay you will be in the Mercado – so why not sleep there! We always love to get a place where we’ll end the night (whether it’s dinner or drinks) so you have a short trip home. This apartment is the perfect location for that and you’re still a short walk to the beach, castle, parks, marina and everything in town. The apartment is super clean and well-decorated and the host is said to be among the best in Alicante!

13. A SEA OF PALM TREES AT YOUR FEET IN FRONT OF THE MARINA

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4.91 (129 Reviews)
4.91/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Absolutely outstanding location and what an incredible view! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and definitely recommend to others. Smooth check in, all of the amenities you could need, and such beautiful fixtures and pieces throughout truly made this feel like home! Pilar was extremely responsive and helpful with recommendations and how to get to and from the train station. Highly recommend – you won’t want to leave!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

The balcony overlooking the marina and Esplanade promenade is UNREAL! Imagine having your morning coffee there or even better – a pre-dinner drink. The interior is full of natural light and the decor is cute and cozy! Best of all the promenade is right in front of the building to put you anywhere in the city within 5 minutes.

14. LUXURY PENTHOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MERCADO DISTRICT

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5.0 (26 Reviews)
5/5

RECENT REVIEW: “The stay at Jose‘s apartment was awesome! The apartment is located at the main street and just 5 min away from the beach. The design was exactly what we love. Jose was very friendly and wrote back very fast! Literally everything was on point. We will definitely come back!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

This place is the perfect! It’s in a lovely building with gorgeous views from the balcony, lots of natural light and a great part of Alicante. The interior is brand new with sleek and modern decor. This is the Alicante Airbnb we will book when we finally get back to the city!

15. CUTE STUDIO IN CENTRE OF ALICANTE

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5.0 (26 Reviews)
5/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Beautiful apartment located in the heart of Alicante. The location is perfect, near grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and the train station. The beach is only a 15 minute walk away. The space is very clean and had everything I needed to enjoy my stay. Check in and out was super easy and Angel y Nuria were always available if needed. My only regret is that I did not stay longer!”

WHY WE LOVE IT

For an active couple or solo traveler, this place is perfect! It’s a cozy and cute studio in a central location with modern touches and stylish decor. The mountain views are epic and the room gets lots of natural light! This place is possibly the best value on our list and for someone who wants comfortable lodging but fuss – this is studio perfect!

16. 1800's PENTHOUSE WITH MODERN CHARM

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5.0 (26 Reviews)
5/5

RECENT REVIEW: “I had a very comfortable and very pleasant stay! The host is perfect, the apartment very modernly furnished and with high standards of quality and comfort, it is very spacious and very comfortable. The small rooftop terraces allow for sunbathing or a nice place to have a drink or get away from it all. The location is ideal, central to everything and within walking distance of trendy areas, the fortress, the port, the beaches. I will come back to Alicante and to this house.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

We love history and apartments with a bit of old charm, and this penthouse in a building built in 1880 is oozing charm. It’s well-appointed interior is modern and classy and the biggest draw is the bi-level deck and patio. I can imagine a lot of sunbathing and evening drinks on the outdoor space in the middle of the city!

17. DESIGNER APARTMENT IN HISTORIC CENTER OF ALICANTE

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5.0 (26 Reviews)
5/5

RECENT REVIEW: “Excellent place that feels like home. Great location within easy walking distance of beach, port, shops, surrounded by restaurants and bars. Spotless clean, stylish and comfortable, full of nice details. I hope to be back.”

WHY WE LOVE IT

The decor of this apartment is exquisite and it’s got a castle view in the center of Alicante. Beyond that it’s spacious and welcoming – perfect for a couple who is visiting Alicante, especially for an extended stay. All the comforts of home in a beautiful area of historic Alicante. 

Ready to Book an Airbnb in Alicante?

If you’re still reading at this point, I assume you’re ready to book an Alicante Airbnb. Keep in mind a few tips:

  1. Many properties have dynamic pricing throughout the year and additional fees. Keep that in mind and check their final charges on Airbnb with your travel dates. We gave you the base rate, but many prices are much higher in peak travel months.
  2. Parking in Alicante can be difficult, especially in the Old Town and Centre. Consider arriving by train, bus or air and taking public transport, tram or a taxi into town. You won’t drive much once in Alicante.
  3. Have some cash on you when you arrive. A key deposit or local tax is sometimes only payable in Euro.
  4. Check-in and check-out may be remote or limited to certain hours. Be sure to confirm the process with your host. The more you communicate in advance (with the potential aid of translations through Airbnb) the better off you will be.
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Share This List of Airbnb Alicante Holiday Rentals

Maybe you’re like me and need to send a few listings to your travel friends or family to get their opinion before making the final booking decision. To help you, I created a page with this collection of perfect Alicante Airbnbs. 

All of the properties are saved in a list via the link below accessible from one click.

>> 17 Best Airbnbs in Alicante <<<

Final Thoughts on an Airbnb in Alicante

Alicante is one of the coolest cities in Spain. It’s an ideal destination, especially for anyone flying in from the UK or Northern Europe where discount air carriers can give you a cheap holiday.

There are so many reasons to visit Alicante like history, festivals, museums, the food scene, and nightlife. Girls trips, guys trips, romantic getaways, family reunions; there’s no event where Alicante isn’t a perfect backdrop.

We hope our list of Alicante Airbnb rentals helps you in your travel journey. Please let us know what you think of the city and if you book one of these incredible properties.

Need More Help?

If you can’t find the perfect Airbnb from our list, we’re happy to do a custom search for you! Just let us know through the form on this page and tell us about your trip. Let us know the number of guests, rooms, location and dates you’re looking for and we’ll come up with some great options.

If you’re a new host or want us to feature your Alicante Airbnb property, contact us and we can add you to our growing list of must-visit properties in Alicante.

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Derek Hartman is an American expat from Philadelphia, currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark. His blog, Robe Trotting focuses on travel, expatriation and lifestyle topics.

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