Beautiful Airbnbs That Will Make Serious Readers Jump With Joy


If you find reading a book to be a journey through the text, you might just love travelling to these places. Libraries, author residences, writers’ retreats, and a literal castle; these Airbnbs have got you bibliophiles sorted.

Rooms Close To Ruskin Bond, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

These suites housed within a 100-year-old house in a quiet corner of Mussoorie are a wonderful option for those looking for an actual room with a view {shout-out to Mr. Bond}. The hill-station house is located in a historic part of the valley, and is a very short distance away from what was the Charleville Hotel where Rudyard Kipling and Queen Mary stayed. Plus, it always helps that you can be near Ruskin Bond.

Price: INR 3,228 per night

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Charles Dickens’ Workspace, London, UK

If you’ve grown up with David Copperfield and Oliver Twist, you should surely check this one out on your next trip to London. This pretty, one-bedroom place in the heart of the city will not only be your stepping stone to London’s history and culture, but also a glimpse into the life of one of England’s most famous writers.

Price: INR 9,074 per night

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John Steinbeck’s Writer’s Studio, Pacific Grove, California

Situated on the scenic Pacific Grove in California, this lovely blue cottage comes with a private outdoor area, a fully-stocked kitchen and a rich literary history. And despite being Steinbeck’s studio in the early 1940s, the space accommodates so much more than mice and men {see what we did there?}

Price: INR 12,814 per night

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Aldous Huxley And DH Lawrence Studios, San Cristobal, New Mexico

These log cabins in the rustic environment of an organic goji berry farm are perfect for those seeking time away from the chaos of the city. Encounter a brave new world {doing it again} without television in the Aldous Huxley cabin, or kick back in one of the rooms where Lawrence stayed. And if hiking and fishing wears you out, Taos Ski Valley is just a short drive away.

Price: INR 6,857 per night

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Francisco De Quevedo’s Building, Madrid, Spain

This lovely two-bedroom apartment building housed Francisco de Quevedo; an iconic Spanish writer of the Spanish Baroque period. If that isn’t impressive enough, the entrance is close to the tomb of Miguel de Cervantes of Don Quixote fame. With other major tourist spots just a walk away, this should be on your list of apartments to consider when in Madrid.

Price: INR 4,295 per night

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The Library Room, Miami, Florida

This is for all those who dream of being surrounded by books the whole time; this place can fulfil your wish quite literally. Stay in the middle of a personal library {don’t worry, it also has Wi-Fi and TV} in this family home close to downtown Miami. Plus, perks of staying with locals include having genuine information about where to go and what to do in the city.

Price: INR 3,463 per night

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The Library House In The Redwoods, Soquel, California

Here’s one for the writers. The Library House on the Wellstone Center is for the reclusive writer looking to shut out the world for a few days and pour out her/his heart on to paper {there’s no electricity so let’s rule out that laptop for once}. Take a walk among the redwood trails to cure that writer’s block, or participate in their open mic sessions to boost your confidence; this is a no-frills place ideal for the storyteller in you.

Price: INR 6,580 per night

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Home Of Hamlet, Helsingør, Denmark

You may recognise this as Elsinore from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but the Kronborg Castle offers more than just a literary setting. If you wish to sleep in the King’s Tower, feast on oyster emulsion, and be entertained by The Royal Danish Ballet, this can be one of the greatest experiences you can have {even the listing is penned by ‘Hamlet’ himself}. So, to book a spot or not to book? We say, go for it.

Price: On request

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