10 Harry Potter-Themed Airbnbs You Can Actually Stay In
Admit it: No matter how old you are, a part of you will always wish you had received a letter of acceptance inviting you to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Witchcraft. Fortunately, some Airbnb owners have turned their vacation homes into fully immersive Harry Potter-themed experiences.
From magical settings to wizarding activities, renters around the world provide the coolest places to stay for the ultimate Potter fan (known as Potterheads). Take a look at some of the options below and plan a trip for yourself or the whole family – no brooms or floo powder required!
Updated by Alex Renee, November 10, 2021: Although JK Rowling has completed the beloved children’s saga, Harry Potter has captured the heats of many around the world. The fandom has even made its way into travel, with Airbnb hosts and hotels decorating rooms suited to die-hard Potterheads! We’ve updated this list to include up-to-date information on these stays, while adding new ones accommodations to the list. Whether you’re a fan of Harry Potter of Fantastic Beasts, travelers can relive the series by staying in these wonderful accommodations!
9 Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Fan Dormitory (Salem, Massachusetts, US)
What better way to spend a witchcraft vacation than by visiting the location of the Salem witch trials? Choose among the School Dormitory. The owner will not only provide you with plenty of suggestions for Salem haunts to explore, but also provide you with a good English breakfast in Mrs Weasley’s breakfast nook!
You will spot many familiar creatures in the Fantastic Beasts Room and have the option of sleeping in Harry’s or Ron’s bed in the school dorm room. (You can only enter the school dorm room if you provide the password to the Pink Lady portrait, of course.)
8 West Bow Flat (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
Any true Potterhead knows Edinburgh, Scotland is a must visit, given that this is where JK Rowling was inspired to write the Harry Potter series! Not only is this apartment near Edinburgh Castle, it actually resides on West Bow — Rowling’s inspiration for Diagon Alley!
For $ 126 a night, you and up to three other guests can stay where the magic began. The living room is covered with a portrait wallpaper, reminiscent of the walls of endless moving paintings at Hogwarts. Complete with a library of antique books and an otherworldly chandelier, this Airbnb will transport you to the magical world Rowling has created just around the corner.
7 House of Wizards (Kissimmee, Florida, United States)
If you are planning a trip to visit the Harry Potter Theme Park at Universal Studios Orlando, this wizard’s house is only ten miles away. This impressive Magical Mansion is available with a swimming pool and games room, it’s definitely worth the price!
The dining room has floating candles and you can choose the themed room that matches your favorite Hogwarts house. With five equally majestic, luxurious and perfectly magical bedrooms, it will be hard to decide which of the nine beds you want to sleep in!
6 The Common Room (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
Travelers who have been sorted out in Gryffindor (and who are also heading to Victoria, BC) should book a few nights in the common room. Designed after the Gryffindor common room, this Airbnb is every Harry Potter fan’s dream!
This condo is adorned with a decorative rug, faux fireplace, and adorned with a mix of Harry Potter memorabilia, making visitors feel like they’re hanging out at Hogwarts. You might even spot a popular house elf in the kitchen (be sure to give him a sock to free him from his master)!
5 Harry Potter Fan’s Dream (Chickamauga, Georgia, USA)
Every corner of this house in Chickamauga is Harry Potter themed, and if you look closely enough, you’ll find some hidden magical surprises! With the den designed to resemble the cozy Gryffindor common room and the beds designed to resemble the beds you would see in your typical Hogwarts dormitory, you will feel completely transported to the magical world of a Hogwarts student.
There are plenty of games planned for you and your guests, as well as plenty of magical trinkets and knickknacks for you to observe! Up to four people can enjoy this magical experience for $ 86 per night.
4 A magical world of wizards and witches (Tagaytay, Philippines)
The owner of this condo in the Philippines really went all out, importing warner Bros. merchandise. and Universal Studios to make sure guests have plenty of awesome photo ops. You can sit in a three-broom cabin to eat or wash your hands in a sink built into a model of the Hogwarts Express.
With plenty of Harry Potter trinkets, a swimming pool, and all the movies already loaded on the 43 ”Smart TV, this condo aims to be fan-friendly while being upscale.
3 Magical Potter Apartment (Prague, Czech Republic)
Want to go to Prague?
This comfortable apartment which can host up to 13 dedicated Potterheads! The owners have ensured that every option is fully furnished in the most magical way. With super cool Harry Potter themed murals and modern, fresh furniture, these are the perfect places to stay to enjoy all that Prague has to offer in wizarding style.
2 Blackburn Academy Of The Magical Arts (Springville, Utah, USA)
This large house is not just a place to stay—it’s a wizarding school! The owners of the property actually offer feasts and magic lessons, as if you were a real student at Hogwarts. The property is 129 years old, so it has a historic feel to it.
Discover the many classrooms, the Grand Parlor and the plant conservatory. A place where role-playing is raised to a 10, this place is a journey in itself. Their official website has tons of information about the activities and experiences they offer.
1 Residence of Magical Wizards (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
Another place in Edinburgh, except this time right in the middle of Edinburgh city center. With wallpaper of books and a dementor hanging over the front room, this apartment is 100% inspired by Harry Potter.
Indulge in all the books and movies while sipping a Harry Potter themed mug, and when you get excited you have some of Edinburgh’s most historic areas right outside your door. You and a guest can sleep in a modern bedroom with a double bed.
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