Face it: no matter how old you are, a part of you will always wish you could have received an acceptance letter inviting you to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Fortunately, some Airbnb owners have been transforming their vacation homes into fully immersive, Harry Potter-themed experiences.
From magical decor to wizard activities, lodgers worldwide are providing the most excellent places to stay for the ultimate Potter fan (known as Potterheads). Take a look at just some of the options below and plan a trip for just you or the entire family-no brooms or Floo Powder required!
Updated by Gabriel Kirellos, January 29th, 2022: Despite JK Rowling finishing the beloved children's saga, Harry Potter has captured the hearts of many people worldwide. The fandom has even made its way in travel, with Airbnb hosts and hotels decorating rooms suited for diehard Potterheads! We've updated this list to include up-to-date information on these stays while adding some new accommodations to the list. Whether you're a fan of Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts, travelers can relive the series by staying at these beautiful accommodations!
11 Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts Fan Dorm (Salem, Massachusetts, USA)
What better way to have a witchy vacation than traveling to the location of the Salem Witch Trials? Choose from the School Dorm Room. The owner will not only provide you with plenty of suggestions of Salem haunts to check out, but also provide you a proper English breakfast in Mrs. Weasley's Breakfast Nook!
You'll spot plenty of familiar creatures in the Fantastic Beasts room and have the option of sleeping in either Harry or Ron's bed in the School Dorm room. (You can only enter the School Dorm room if you tell the Pink Lady portrait the password, of course.)
10 West Bow Flat (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
Any true Potterhead knows Edinburgh, Scotland is a must-visit, considering it is where J.K. 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 right where the magic started. The living room is covered in a wallpaper of portraits, reminiscent of the walls of endless moving paintings at Hogwarts. Complete with a bookshelf of antique books and an otherworldly chandelier, this Airbnb will transport you to the magical universe Rowling created just around the corner.
9 Wizarding Home (Kissimmee, Florida, USA)
If you're planning a trip to visit the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios Orlando, this wizard home is only ten miles away. This impressive Magical Manor is available with a pool and a game room, that's certainly worth the price!
The dining room is complete with floating candles, and you are welcome to choose the themed bedroom that corresponds with your favorite Hogwarts House. With five bedrooms all equally regal, luxurious, and perfectly magical, it'll be hard to decide which of the nine beds you'll want to sleep in!
8 The Common Room (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
Travelers sorted to Gryffindor (and also happen to be heading to British Columbia's Victoria) should book a couple of nights in The Common Room. Designed after the Gryffindor Common Room, this Airbnb is every Harry Potter fan's dream!
This condo is decked out with a decorative rug and a faux fireplace and adorned with a melange of Harry Potter memorabilia, making visitors feel like they're hanging out at Hogwarts. You may even spot a popular house elf in the kitchen (make sure you give him a sock to free him of his master)!
7 Harry Potter Fan's Dream (Chickamauga, Georgia, USA)
Every nook and cranny of this home in Chickamauga is Harry Potter-themed, and if you look closely enough, you'll find some hidden magical surprises! With the den styled to look just like the cozy Gryffindor standard room and the beds styled to look like the beds you would see in your typical Hogwarts dorm, you will feel wholly transported into the magical world of a Hogwarts student.
There are plenty of games provided for you and your guests and lots of magical trinkets and knick-knacks to observe! Up to four guests can have this magical experience for $86 per night.
6 A Magical World of Wizards & Witches (Tagaytay, Philippines)
The owner of this condo in the Philippines indeed went all-out, importing merchandise from Warner Bros. and Universal Studios to make sure guests have plenty of fantastic photo ops. You can sit in a Three Broomsticks booth to eat or wash your hands in a sink built into a model of the Hogwarts Express.
With plenty of Harry Potter knick-knacks, a pool, and all of the movies already loaded up on the 43" Smart TV, this condo aims to be fan-friendly while also high-end.
5 Magical Potter Apartment (Prague, Czech Republic)
Feel like heading to Prague?
This cozy apartment can host up to 13 dedicated Potterheads! The owners have ensured that each option is fully furnished in the most magical ways. With super cool Harry Potter-themed wall art and modern, fresh furniture, these are the perfect places to stay to take in all Prague has to offer in wizard style.
4 Blackburn Academy Of The Magical Arts (Springville, Utah, USA)
This large home is not just a place to stay—it's a wizarding school! The property owners provide feasts and magical classes, just as if you were an actual student at Hogwarts. The property is 129 years old, so it has a historical feel.
Check out the many classrooms, Grand Parlour, and plant conservatory. A place where roleplaying is taken to a 10 is a trip in itself. Their official website has tons of information on the activities and experiences they provide.
3 Magical Wizarding Residence (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
Another Edinburgh location, except this time set smack-dab in Edinburgh City Centre. With a wallpaper of books and a dementor looming over the front room, this apartment is 100% inspired by Harry Potter.
Indulge in all of the books and movies while you sip from a Harry Potter-themed mug, and when you get antsy, you have some of the most historic parts of Edinburgh right outside your door. You and a guest can sleep in a modern bedroom with a double bed.
2 Wizards Way by Loma Homes ( Florida, USA)
Wizards Way in Florida, USA, is a Harry Potter-themed house consisting of eight bedrooms. The house is a magical wonderland located at Champion's Gate. People who like Wizarding Home in Kissimmee, Florida, will even love Wizards Way more. The latter is the epitome of fantasy and luxury and sleeps up to 16 guests. They can enjoy the special effects, wizard-themed bedrooms, gorgeous carved beds, ambient sounds, and custom mood lighting. Furthermore, Wizards Way features a Great Hall dining room, an open living room, and a fully fitted gourmet kitchen.
1 Harry Potter-Themed Room ( Colmar, France)
Potterheads will enjoy a trip to Eastern France to stay in this iconic Harry Potter-themed Airbnb in Colmar. The room features two four-poster beds and a Hogwarts-medieval style bathroom. Visitors to the iconic town in France must include wine tasting in this Alsatian countryside, provided they're adult witches or wizards. The Harry Potter-themed room can sleep up to 4 guests, and the price starts at $113 per night.