10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Hamilton, New Zealand - Updated 2024

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Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth most populous city. Set on the banks of the Waikato River, it boasts a vibrant metropolitan scene with a lot of green spaces. One of its most famous attractions is Hamilton Gardens, which showcases lush greenery. If you are a history buff or want to learn more about the local culture, head to Waikato Museum. Meanwhile, families with kids will appreciate spending a day at Hamilton Zoo. You may also have picnics and enjoy the fresh air by Lake Rotoroa. Discover where you can stay when you visit by checking out the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Hamilton, New Zealand, below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. Charming tiny home with complimentary on-site parking (from USD 83)

Are you looking for a place you can call home in Hamilton? This charming tiny home is perfect for you. Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, it guarantees you a peaceful stay. Complimentary on-site parking is provided, so worry not if you wish to bring a car.

While there is no formal kitchen, a microwave and mini-fridge are available. You can bring home takeouts and just reheat them. The host offers breakfast every morning so that you can stay comfortably.

Stayed at this property?
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
1.97 km (1.3 mi) from Hamilton Gardens
183 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place exactly as the photos very comfy bed lovely touches
amazing water pressure and nice breakfast included
breakfast provisions of 2 cereals milk toast butter jam & awesome orange juice tea & coffee
most adorable tiny house everything was perfect well stocked facilities comfy amenities close to town and the lake
clean comfortable and welcoming
very clean and has everything you need
gina is an extremely responsive host
lovely attention to details with great comms from the owner
wonderful place gina is so friendly and helpful
the tiny house was exactly how it looked in the photographs and gina was an excellent host
helpful host had the heating on for our late at night arrival
great spot close to town
great set up great location
lovely place good location and have already recommended to others
so long as you can manage steep narrow stairs this is an awesome place to stay
great place for a couple and a little bit different in a good way
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2. Airy cottage with a pergola (from USD 76)

Are you planning a quick romantic getaway in Hamilton? Consider staying in this airy cottage. Despite its location in a peaceful neighborhood, it is only a short walk from the central business district (CBD). If you have no plans of going out, you can spend the entire day chilling in the pergola. The kitchen is at your disposal, but you can always walk to nearby restaurants if you are too lazy to cook.

Moreover, complimentary parking is available on the premises.

Stayed at this property?
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
2.92 km (1.9 mi) from Hamilton Gardens
365 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable unit with a good range of amenities for my small family and i to enjoy our stay
basic kitchen nice bathroom and lovely little outside deck
super clean and cozy
great communication and very clean and tidy
neat and clean
place was clean quiet and private
excellent place to stay clean and comfortable
highly recommend maria is a super host
nice place to stay and a great host highly recommended
excellent host and place to stay :)
gorgeous little cottage great host - highly recommend
awesome little place and well looked after it’s very accommodating
handy location and down a nice street
great restaurant one minute walk away
great place to stay close distance to shops and city centre
great location and everything was easy to find
nicely located close to the cbd and the river paths
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3. Cozy home with a fully equipped kitchen (from USD 80)

This cozy home is suitable for those seeking budget-friendly accommodations in the city. It features a driveway and garage with one parking space each, so you can keep your car safe. You may do your laundry anytime with the washing machine provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare home-cooked meals. This property also has a dedicated workspace for those who are in Hamilton for business.

Stayed at this property?
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
2.04 km (1.3 mi) from Hamilton Gardens
169 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of space and very comfortable
very clean property comfortable bed and couch for relaxing
lovely and warm at zero degree didn't even need the heaters
full kitchen was great & the bathroom was modern and spacious with a fabulous bath
so clean and tidy
extremely clean and had everything we needed
lovely clean comfortable sunny warm place to stay
easy check in beautiful clean unit & would stay again
house was beautifully clean
sarna was a most wonderful host
great hosts and they make your stay comfortable
super helpful host property is as described
sarna is a great host- excellent communication with her from the time of booking to checkout
good location and close to town
location is very good
fantastic location for the hamilton gardens
awesome location would highly recommend
absolutely gorgeous place great location
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4. Apartment with a dedicated workspace (from USD 62)

Providing 44 sq m (473.61 sq. ft.) of living space, this apartment is tailored for families. It sits on the ground floor of the host’s two-story home, but you have private entry. The furnished patio is an excellent spot for enjoying your morning coffee and reading the newspaper. If you wish to bring a car to get here, you will appreciate the complimentary on-site parking. This rental also features a dedicated workspace.

Thanks to the washer provided, you may do your laundry when you run out of clean clothes.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
6.29 km (4.0 mi) from Hamilton Gardens
219 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable bed and lounge furniture and well-designed kitchen and bathroom
a clean and quiet place to stay
clean and tidy warm and cosy
the accomodation was clean and comfortable
easy communication easy checkin and nice clean facilities
clean and perfect for 2 adults and 2 kids
lovely hosts annette was very helpful
the hosts were very friendly respectful accommodating and very quick to respond with any questions
hosts are really responsive and so helpful
annette was always quick to respond to our questions and very helpful
fantastic accommodation with great hosts 5 stars
good location & value for money
great location fabulously comfortable beds quiet location could not fault it in any way
cute cosy place very convenient & right next to shops & city centre
easy check-in & perfect location for what we were looking for
a great place to stay
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5. Chic apartment with a tiny deck (from USD 77)

This chic apartment is ideal for couples visiting the city for a few days. It only has 30 sq m (323 sq. ft.) of living space but has all the comforts of home. In the kitchenette, you will find the basic essentials to prepare light meals.

After a tiring day, you can chill on the tiny deck. You may also unwind in the cozy living room. This property is insulated and double-glazed, ensuring you can stay warm during winter.

Stayed at this property?
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
4.58 km (2.9 mi) from Hamilton Gardens
892 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire place 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it feels cozy modern and private as well as is comfortable with a touch of luxury
amazing shower comfy bed relaxing view out to the bush
great apartment beautifully decorated loved the view of the gully from the living room
the hideaway is so well done and comfortable with everything you need for a little getaway
very clean and warm
everything was clean and tidy
really clean and tidy and a comfy bed
the space is beautiful clean and has everything you need
beautiful place lovely and clean will stay here again in a heartbeat
the hosts were great too :)
the hosts were really accommodating and friendly
helpful hosts nice vibe
great value and the hosts were really nice
jeff was an awesome host
the location is excellent for those wanting to explore hamilton
great central spot with an off the grid feel
such a cute nice place definitely recommend to anyone
great place to stay handy location to te rapa and nice place to stay
what a gem this is a wonderfully comfortable and unique place
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6. Lovely studio apartment with a kitchenette (from USD 71)

If you are visiting Hamilton on a budget, this lovely studio apartment is an excellent choice for you. It is part of a townhouse, and the host lives upstairs. Nonetheless, you can expect complete privacy throughout your stay.

No formal kitchen is available, but the kitchenette is good enough to prepare light meals. Do not worry if you plan to pack lightly because a washer is available so that you may do your laundry anytime.

Stayed at this property?
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
3.99 km (2.5 mi) from Hamilton Gardens
962 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a nice touch with cereals for breakfast and a selection of tea and coffee
nice bathroom and separate lounge
very homely and the tv room was very relaxing-very nice
very clean and tidy
clean and tidy very welcoming
the space is clean well presented and super cosy
everything was lovely and clean and maureen was very welcoming
the unit was very clean and comfortable and i would not hesitate to stay there again
the host was absolutely awesome
lovely place super amazing host and lots of little lovely touches
very communicative and kind host
maureen was a great host
maureen was a wonderful host and we enjoyed our stay
great location and close to cbd
good location central to everything and easy to find
a lovely central spot with everything you need
great location with an amazing space
good excellent location will visit again in future
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7. Home with a fully fenced backyard (from USD 93)

This home sits in a quiet neighborhood 2 km (1.24 mi) away from the city center. It features a fully fenced backyard where you can hang out and enjoy the blue skies. Should you run out of clean clothes, you can always use the washer and dryer provided on the property.

The rental also has a fully functional kitchen, making it easy for you to cook your own meals. Nevertheless, you do not have to worry about breakfast because it is provided by the host.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
4.67 km (2.9 mi) from Hamilton Gardens
143 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so cozy tucked away down picturesque tree-lined street
comfortable place central and with all the amenities you need - good value for money
very clean got everything you need in the pantry and kitchen and the internet is awesomely fast
this property has everything we need and the beds were so comfortable
spotless clean with everything we needed
very homely and clean
very clean and comfortable with everything that you might need
the house was clean and tidy upon arrival
house clean and tidy with plenty of space
jude was very kind & easy to contact
it was nice and cosy and the host was very helpful
amazing house jude made the house very accommodating and homely
host is very friendly with great communication
the host has thought of all the little details that people might need when on holidays
so close to central area yet feels like a world away
a lovely little house in a very central location
great location with ease of access to central hamilton and the expressway
comfortable warm property very close to town
close to everything totally love the older style homes
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8. Stylish guesthouse surrounded by gardens (from USD 52)

This stylish guesthouse is ideal for solo travelers or couples. It sits amid lush gardens, so you can enjoy the serene environment and free your mind from worries. For guests with cars, on-site parking is provided at no additional cost. The common area has a dedicated workspace, so you can easily go about your business if you are in Hamilton for work.

This property has no formal kitchen, but a microwave, toaster, and kettle are provided.

Stayed at this property?
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
3.41 km (2.2 mi) from Hamilton Gardens
657 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
in the room it is so relaxing and beautiful
a wonderfully warm cozy stay for the night
it was clean and just as described
the studio is very clean and comfortable
fantastic- clean warm central location
so clean it was like the first time anyone set foot in side it
the place is cosy warm clean and a joy to stay in
the hosts are kind and very accommodating
bridget and nick were wonderful hosts
hosts very friendly and accommodating
super friendly and accommodating host
amazing entertaining and funny host
we had a wonderful comfortable and well located stay in hamilton
wonderful hosts & ideal facilities & location for business or leisure
bridget and nicolas’ place never disappoints such a beautiful garden stunning studio and cute little animals
awesome place to stay loved all the details put into this cute cottage
has everything you need in a good location and great hosts
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9. Condo unit with a garage

Whether you are in Hamilton for work or leisure, this condo unit can make you feel welcome and at home. It has a well-equipped kitchen, so preparing meals would not be a problem.

Thanks to the one-car garage, you need not worry about parking if you want to bring a car. Feel free to use the washer whenever you need to wash your clothes. The host provides board games, books, and toys for kids.

Stayed at this property?
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
1.81 km (1.2 mi) from Hamilton Gardens
38 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great value 2 bedroom apartment has everything you need
condo was clean and comfortable
the place is cozy and clean :)
very nice place clean and quiet ( even in a busy road )
responsive host clean house can hear bit of traffic but able to sleep well
our employees stayed here and the property was in a great location and very clean and tidy
excellent comms from the owner
really nice place and good host
very kind and welcoming host and a nice cosy house
the host is friendly and always available when we communicate online
checking in and out was super easy and communication from the host was excellent
this was a great location for us
loved everything great location
a warm cosy and secure flat which is very close to the hospital
was central to all the tourist attractions and great off street parking
location was perfect for us especially while we didn't have a car
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10. Modern guesthouse with a shared swimming pool (from USD 77)

This modern guesthouse provides budget-friendly accommodations in Hamilton. It sits below the host’s family home, but you have complete privacy throughout your stay. Whenever you need to relieve stress, head over to the shared swimming pool and have a relaxing swim. You may also unwind in the yard.

Cooking facilities are not available, but you can always reheat food or make toast using the microwave and toaster provided. Furthermore, this property offers complimentary parking on the premises.

Stayed at this property?
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
7.47 km (4.7 mi) from Hamilton Gardens
155 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view comfy bed funky decor
comfortable and warm and definitely spacious
great spot loads of space comfy bed and cool stylings
beautifully decorated great place to sleep bedroom is large and looks out over the pool bed is comfortable
clean and tastefully decorated throughout
100% would recommend and stay again clean quiet and thoughtful decor
very easy check-in clean and nice place
very clean nice place easy check in - highly recommended
such a lovely spot very spacious stylish and clean
the hosts were wonderful
i love that the host just let you be
comfy bed great comma with owner and an overall great stay
hosts are great and easy to communicate with
an amazing place to stay lovely hosts as well
this place was ideal for our family of three
a lovely area of hamilton - safe attractive and well located
perfect space location and hosts
in a very nice neighborhood and street
great place to stay if your visiting hamilton and a a surprising hidden oasis in the middle of suburbia
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Appreciate Hamilton’s green spaces

Hamilton is a thriving metropolis with plenty of green spaces that balance out the hustle and bustle of city living. Do not forget to check out these best Airbnb vacation rentals in Hamilton, New Zealand, to assure a great stay.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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