The Most Remote Airbnbs in the World

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While there’s something to be said for famous cities like Rome, Paris, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur, if you’d rather spend your days gazing at spectacular scenery without battling tourist crowds, you might want to consider planning a trip around one of these remote Airbnbs.

Skylodge Adventure Suites - Urubamba, Peru
Dining room at Skylodge Adventure Suites

Skylodge Adventure Suites - Urubamba, Peru

Talk about remote, to get to this Airbnb you’ll have to hike a trail via ziplines or climb about 1,100 feet of rock face in Peru’s Sacred Valley of Cuzco. One of the world’s ultimate adventures, the Skylodge Adventure Suites offers accommodation in a transparent hanging bedroom with a stunning 300-degree view of the valley. Packages include breakfast and gourmet dinner with wine as well as transport from Cuzco and professional bilingual guides. Book well in advance as there are just three exclusive capsule suites, all of which include four beds, a dining area and bathroom.

Robinson Crusoe/Brother Island - El Nido, Philippines
Brother/Robin Crusoe Island, Philippines

Robinson Crusoe/Brother Island - El Nido, Philippines

There are more than 7,500 islands in the Philippines, and Brother Island, also known as Robinson Crusoe Island, offers the chance to stay on your very own. While the house itself is fairly simple, the total package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, pickup and drop-off from the airport, snorkeling gear and kayak rental, a coffee and tea bar, and beautiful beaches at your disposal. Beach massages, alcoholic beverages, island-hopping tours, a DJ, and photoshoot are all optional.

Eco Bamboo Home Hideout - Bali, Indonesia
Hideout Bali, Eco Bamboo Home

Eco Bamboo Home Hideout - Bali, Indonesia

Enjoy a unique and secluded eco stay, nestled in the mountains of Gunung Agung volcano, far from the chaos of the city on Bali. Made out of bamboo, it’s surrounded by nature, set along the riverside among lush rice fields. You’ll be right in the middle of Balinese village life for an authentic experience with easy access to scenic hikes. Ideal for adventurers and romance-seeking couples, it accommdates two and includes a welcome basket with seasonal fruits. The kitchen is stocked with Balinese coffee, tea, sugar, salt, and spices. The Hideout Bistro is onsite; breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included and can be delivered to your door.

Himalaya Retreat - Manali, India
Himalaya Retreat, Manali , Himachal Pradesh, India

Himalaya Retreat - Manali, India

Getting to this unique Airbnb in the Himalayas of India is an adventure itself, requiring a 50-minute walk up a steep mountain path, through apple orchards and past waterfalls. Once there you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking beauty at nearly 6,600 feet high while snow-capped mountains soar above, reaching heights of over 13,000 feet. Your hosts can provide you with information about the area and arrange for porters to carry up your luggage. While there are no roads, there is a village that can be reached on foot in 20 minutes, with hot spring baths and ancient temples.

Fossar Cabin - Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland
Fossar Cabin, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland

Fossar Cabin - Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland

Fossar Cabin sits along the banks of a river with a number of small waterfalls, surrounded by lava that once flowed from the Eldgjá chasm during a 10th-century volcanic eruption. It offers a peaceful escape and gorgeous views, along with the chance to watch the lambs play in May and June. While you could just enjoy walks through the farmland, the cozy cabin makes a good base for glacier tours in Skaftafell National Park, or visits to the popular glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón.

Unique AirShip with Highland Views - Drimnin, Scotland
Unique and Secluded Airship, Scottish Highlands

Unique AirShip with Highland Views - Drimnin, Scotland

If you want remote and unique, the secluded AirShip is located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands providing views of the Sound of Mull and the Isle of Mull from its “dragonfly” windows. An insulated aluminum pod, it’s a destination in of itself, reached via a long drive through the mountains and moors at what’s literally the end of the road. It includes a kitchen for cooking up your own meals, a spacious bathroom and a comfortable bed, accommodating up to two guests.

House with a Panoramic View of Saksun - Faroe Islands
House with panoramic view of Saksun, Faroe Islands

House with a Panoramic View of Saksun - Faroe Islands

This Airbnb seems as if it’s something out of a storybook. Built from driftwood in 1869, it’s tucked away in a peaceful valley and overlooks a beach,  fjord and fields, that makes it seem worlds away from the hustle and bustle of modern life with the only sounds coming from the birds and the waterfall that cascades right next to it. Enjoy soaking in the outdoor wood-fired hot tub and immersing yourself in total tranquility.

Log Cottage Surrounded by Nature - Fljótsdalshérað, Iceland
Log cottage surrounded by unspoiled nature, Fljótsdalshérað, Iceland

Log Cottage Surrounded by Nature - Fljótsdalshérað, Iceland

This one-bedroom log cottage for two sits among unspoiled nature in remote East Iceland, a sparsely populated area ideal for walks where you’re unlikely to see anyone else. It offers magnificent mountains views set on a farm with horses, providing total silence among the spectacular scenery. Made entirely of timber, the cottage has a large veranda, separate bedroom with two beds, a bathroom with a shower, living room and small kitchen with all the essentials. Free Wi-Fi is included too.

Yurt in the Wilds of Mongolia - Khushuut, Mongolia
Yurt in the Wilds of Mongolia

Yurt in the Wilds of Mongolia - Khushuut, Mongolia

Located inside Tavan Bogd National Park, surrounded by the breathtaking Alti Mountains, this yurt offers a fascinating glimpse of life in the wilds of Mongolia. The “yurt” is a traditional Kazakh ger, complete with handmade, embroidered Kazakh decorations that cover the ceiling and walls. It’s heated with a traditional wood-burning stove that can also be used for cooking, and nearby are eagle hunters, waterfalls and lakes. The welcoming family will fill you in on all the many activities available as well as everything you need to know to get there, including drivers and necessary permits.

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