Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Dunedin, New Zealand - Updated 2024

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This small hilly city of New Zealand perched on South Island was established by the Presbyterian Scottish and walking its streets reveals this beautiful heritage. Its size makes it easy to navigate and admire the 19th-century structures and explore exciting art galleries, museums, the famous Baldwin Street, and more. This place is also known for its dramatic and recreational outdoors, with its clifftop landscapes and rugged beaches. Whether you are here for the adventure or a quiet getaway, there are many accommodations to suit your preferences. You will find waterfront abodes, family-oriented apartments, cottages, and romantic studios to choose from. Read on to make the best choice from these best Airbnbs in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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 February 06, 2024.

1. Tranquil and romantic studio (from USD 68)

If you desire a tranquil vacation spot with your romantic partner, don’t look past this cozy studio, set some minutes’ stroll to St. Kilda Beach. This apartment comes with modern home amenities and you will be given a daily continental breakfast to help you start your day. Unwind on the cozy lounge area with a smart TV or under the private, tree-shaded backyard. The bathroom comes with a bathtub and hot water, while the kitchen is equipped with upscale cooking equipment and necessary cooking ingredients. You will also enjoy free parking and WiFi.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
2.85 km (1.8 mi) from Dunedin Railways
1032 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place with good room heater for the cold nights
loved the electric blankets on the bed too
great to have good internet a full fridge and some breakfast provided
big screen tv as well thank you vickie
the room was far better than we expected
super clean and private
very clean with great modern decorating
lovely clean tidy stylish space
a very nice very clean place
it was very clean beautiful and cosy
vickie is a great host
vickie is a great host too
thx vickie she’s very nice host
we had the best stay thank you so much to the lovely host x
great place to stay in dunedin i highly recommend vickie as a host
close to many of the great attractions near dunedin
great cosy spot close to the beach
great location and really well presented place
very nice place in a good location
nice apartment in a quiet area and near to town
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2. Cozy cottage amidst wooded areas (from USD 52)

With Dunedin’s dramatic landscape, staying in the city might not be enough for avid adventurers and this cozy cabin in Kaikorai Valley is designed to bridge the gap. You will enjoy the comfort of home with a smart TV, a comfy sofa, a private bathroom with hot water, and even a kitchenette for your dining needs. The cottage is set on an elevation with heartwarming views of the wooded areas and you can also get in touch with what you see via hiking. The abode also comes with laundry amenities and free WiFi and the welcoming host can help you carry your baggage up the stairs.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
2.93 km (1.9 mi) from Dunedin Railways
869 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely cabin with beautiful views and extremely comfortable bed
the valley views were great and the room was very comfortable
comfy bed sparkling clean amenities and a perfect little kitchenette (microwave kettle and fridge)
bed is extremely comfortable and warm
the space is also extremely comfortable and perfect for a couple
very clean private and well situated cabin
super clean and cozy with all you could need
the room is sparkling clean and it feels very homey
very clean good amenities great communication and very accomodating
clean lovely rural views
hahahost did send an informative message about access
roger and his wife judy were amazing hosts
roger and judy are very hospitality and friendly
roger and shirley were so kind and helpful
roger is very friendly and helpful
super convenient cosy cabin close to dunedin
great location if you have a vehicle and intend to explore
close to tunnel beach which is a good visit
it's better to park at hocken street
nice and quiet location with some lovely surroundings
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3. Comfortable home for a large group (from USD 95)

If you are vacationing with a large group of 8 or up to 16, then look no further than this abundant, upscale abode that’s situated in a peaceful suburb and just a short walk away from Saint Clair beaches. Enjoy some entertaining moments in the lounge area with a large TV, games, and books, and you can try your cooking skills in a fully equipped kitchen. The bathrooms’ showers come with continuous hot water and there is a high-speed WiFi for your comfort. Also, laundry amenities are available for your convenience. The first floor can accommodate eight guests, but in case of a larger group, the upper level can be rented together–however, in both cases, rest assured your privacy is guaranteed.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
3.06 km (1.9 mi) from Dunedin Railways
582 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i am also love the fresh coffee machine with full equips in the kitchen
you may not get 2 bathrooms or the promised rooms
beds were comfortable for our group of seven even the mattresses in the livingroom
the place is really clean and warm the kitchen utensils were complete as well
overall we had a comfortable stay
very clean and tidy
very clean and convenient house with clean lining/towels
clean warm and homely
great and clean facilities
good accommodation and clean big space
john was an excellent host
nice accommodation and friendly host
nice accommodation and friendly host
host's mother is warm and helpful showing us great hospitality
john was very kind in making our stay memorable
the location is ideal and convenient
john’s house is good location close to centre of dunedin
this was a nice place to stay really close to town
as malaysian we love your place so much
great spacious lounge 2 bedrooms good kitchen and dining and great central location
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4. Beautiful studio with panoramic vistas

It can’t get more romantic than in this cute studio, set on a quiet area with incredible views of the St. Clair beach. The home lies in a garden setting where you can hear the sweet songs of morning birds. It has a cozy lounge with a smart TV and Netflix access. Enjoy your homemade food with the fully equipped kitchen, which also comes with complimentary milk, coffee, and tea. Other facilities include a heat pump, free street parking, and WiFi.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
4.71 km (3.0 mi) from Dunedin Railways
680 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a stunning view from the living room
awesome comfortable place with wonderful view
great place amazing views stylish and comfortable
great location beautiful views of beach brand new apartment with very tasteful furnishings
fantastic studio apartment with a great view
super clean living space and bathroom
her studio is clean and cozy
very clean and welcoming studio to spend a night in
clean moderm and with beautiful view
the studio is very spacious clean and cozy
she was very hospitable and kind
lisa is a great host who quickly responded to my questions
lisa was an amazing host her studio was easily our favourite airbnb stay
on top of all that lisa is a wonderful host
lisa is really friendly and polite
wonderful studio in a great location - 10 minute walk to st
the close proximity to st clair beach and restaurants was a highlight
the location is perfect; minutes away from beautiful cafes and restaurants on the beach front
loved our stay at lisa's place
the studio was beautiful clean and in a great location - just a short walk to the beach
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5. Conveniently located, well-equipped flat (from USD 61)

If you want to stay close to the city, and not too far from the countryside for some leisurely strolls, then consider this cozy studio. It is a few steps away from dining options and also features essential amenities to make you feel at home. Enjoy your preferred shows and movies with the smart TV with Netflix or take a nap on the hammock in the relaxing backyard. The private bathroom comes with toiletries and hot water and there is also a kitchenette for use. Extras include free WiFi and street parking.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
2.15 km (1.4 mi) from Dunedin Railways
597 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
added bonus were the washing machine clothes iron and ironing board
the room is v comfy and situated closely to the dunedin city good cafes for breakfast and supermarkets
i well equipped and beautifully furnished apartment with kitchenette and large bathroom
very warm and cozy in the winter and perfect for a short stay in the city
louise's place is lovely clean and well equipped with all essentials inc snacks light breakfast
immaculately clean and tidy
sparkling clean and very comfortable
room was also clean tidy and spacious
clean and spacious stay in duneline
extremely clean and a beautiful hostess
louise is a wonderful host
great host and kind
louise was most welcoming and warm host
louise was a thoughtful and friendly host
host is friendly and hospitable
great location above dinedin city
beauitiful unit it great location
private amongst a cute garden and a great location close to central dunedin
the location is excellent and easy to get around by car with nice restaurants close by
such a nice neighbourhood of dunedin
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6. Cozy family home on the steepest street in the world (from USD 89)

Spend your vacation in a world attraction - yes, on the extreme end of Baldwin Street, the steepest on earth with a gradient of 42 degrees. It is a tranquil area, some minutes’ drive away from the city, and it features every amenity to make you feel at home, including a relaxing, open deck. The beautiful wall art are appealing and the two-bedroom apartment also comes with kid-friendly facilities, laundry amenities, and even a well-appointed kitchen to test your cooking skills. Unwind in the lounge area with a smart TV or on the outdoor recliner, soaking in the beautiful sunshine. Other features include high-speed WiFi, air conditioning, and parking.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
3.58 km (2.3 mi) from Dunedin Railways
911 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sweet wee cottage quickly becomes cosy and warm once you get the heaters pumping
very spacious a well equipped kitchen comfy bed washing machine & dryer are just some of its features
the beds were very comfortable and the heating was excellent which is important in dunedin
comfortable living area with all cooking equipment that you would require
i like the fully equipped kitchen it was a breeze to cook meals for my family
spotlessly clean and very comfortable house
beautifully clean quirky and comfortable
very clean and great water pressure
it was lovely and clean too
a lovely clean and tidy place with easy checkin
elenor is a fantastic host
a great host
hosts were great to communicate with
in addition elenor is super efficient and friendly she responds immediately and also assisted with my other queries
elenor's place is very cosy and family-friendly :)
great location highly recommended
easy access to citycenter by bus or by feet
the location is close to the botanical gardens and really easy driving access to the city
easy check in and great location
the location is excellent - walking distance to the grocery and the botanical garden
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7. Updated, rustic home close to the city's center

This 19th-century, retro-style abode is designed to give your group of five upscale comforts. It is just a few steps away from the heart of the town. The two-bedroom, first-floor home features an open-plan floor with a fully equipped kitchen with pantry items, a comfy lounge area with a large smart TV and Blu-ray player, and a dining area, perfect for socializing. The outdoors is dedicated to your recreation with the relaxing shared garden with swing chairs and a patio. Other enjoyable facilities here include free WiFi, games, kid’s toys, laundry amenities, and hot water and toiletries in the private bathroom.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
1.42 km (0.9 mi) from Dunedin Railways
447 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is very comfortable and really nice furniture
the apartment was really spacious and beautiful as seen in the photos and the kitchen was well equipped
cool and quirky apartment huge living and bedroom spaces could comfortably sleep 7 people
while a bit dated the interior is fun and comfortable
clean stocked kitchen with everything you need (coffee maker pots pan spices etc
super clean and tidy space
everything was clean and thoughtful
very clean and well presented
great place very clean and spacious
large rooms clean and cosy
very friendly host gives good recommendations
she was super attentive to our requirements and extremely quick at responding
first is hospitality the hosts were wonderful and always go the extra step
elenor was easy to deal with and very accommodating for our super late arrival
i wish the host can do better on the cleaning
awesome location an easy 15 min walk to the octagon
great place with a central location to explore dunedin
location of her place was close by to the city and easily accessible
great place in a great location
great location and very accessible to the city
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8. Conveniently located, family-oriented apartment

Are you coming to this beautiful city with the kids? If yes, check out this incredible two-bedroom apartment, a few minutes’ walk away from the restaurants and shops, and offering you everything you require to feel at home. The two-level, recently remodeled home features a fenced backyard where your kids can play around. Kick back on the comfy sofa of the spacious living room and enjoy some of your favorite shows and movies with the smart IPTV or enjoy some cooking adventures in the fully equipped kitchen. Other amenities include laundry amenities, WiFi, parking, and kid-friendly features.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
2.65 km (1.7 mi) from Dunedin Railways
437 reviews  
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
chie is very reposnsive to messages and the wi-fi is also excellent and fast
the heater is very powerful during the winter
comfy bed and spacious living/kitchen area with plenty of natural light
it was very comfortable with space for 4 people to sleep and relax in
the beds were very comfortable and we slept really well
chie kept the house very clean
very clean quiet area
we have a wonderful night at chie’s stay very clean and comfortable stay
great stay at chie's place the house was sparkling clean and cozy
awesome host big clean and lovely house
the host is thoughtful
the host is very kind and friendly
chie is a wonderful host
the host also responsive when we try to contact them
the host chie she is so great and always give very fast response when you need her support
good location and quiet
great location - close to city and tourist attractions
great location and minutes drive away to food and town
this place is wonderful and very close to supermarket
there is parking at the house and the location is excellent
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9. Leisure-oriented, waterfront abode

A relaxing vacation awaits you in this lovely two-bedroom abode located on the Otago Peninsula with heartwarming vistas from all directions. The home is airy with lots of natural light streaming from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Both bedrooms are fitted with queen-size beds and windows award views of the harbour. You will like the tasteful decorations of the lounge area, featuring a smart TV with Netflix, as well as a gas heater for optimal comfort. Wake up to a healthy continental breakfast. Plus, what better way to spice up the evening than unwinding in the deck and having a barbecue? Extras include free WiFi and parking.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
2.95 km (1.9 mi) from Dunedin Railways
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice comfortable appartement with a stunning view
a great apartment with stunning views over dunedin and the water
the view from the room was superb
beautiful views comfortable and warm place
the bathroom was lovely with underfloor heating
clean and beautiful environment
very clean and spacious apartment
it was clean and cosy
very very clean and organised
clean and warm would stay again
the host was a fantastic communicator
joanna was a great host
joanna is a great host
thank you for hosting us joanna cheers
joanna was a very friendly and excellent helpful host
beautiful location and a very neat house
great location to explore otago peninsula
amazing property in a good location
ideal location to explore dunedin and the peninsular
we really liked joanna’s place
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10. Luxury vintage studio

If the fact that this beautifully decorated studio is more than 100 years old makes it less attractive to you, you’ll surely change your mind when you experience the luxury it offers. It’s set amidst beautiful plants and the interior features gorgeous artworks - even an authentic mural wall painting for some fantastic aesthetic effects. The spacious apartment also comes with a smart TV, an en-suite bathroom with toiletries, and a heat pump to keep you warm during those cold nights. There is also a well-appointed kitchen for your dining needs and shared amenities for use.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
1.74 km (1.1 mi) from Dunedin Railways
366 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a light-filled charming studio apartment in a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood
the fully equipped kitchen is a big plus and the local milk and coffee supplied was very delicious
tv with digital and super fast easy connecting wifi
the modern bathroom renovation - perfect
we had an enjoyable and a very comfortable stay
very beautiful and clean place
lovely place clean and warm
well equipped and spotlessly clean
super clean and really comfortable linen and many lovely touches
the place is sparkling clean and really stylish
excellent facilities kind hosts
the hosts were very quick to communicate and very gracious
ginny was really helpful
ginny is a great host and it was effortless communicating with her
ginny is an excellent host and the apartment is just great
lovely eclectic studio in a beautiful location
the location is easy to find
a great location for mercy hospital
great place and perfect location
good location and a beautiful home
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A good time awaits you in Dunedin

Your vacation in this glamorous city is bound to be interesting. From the recreational outdoors, exciting attractions, tranquility, and much more, you will surely remember the moments. And with these best Airbnbs in Dunedin, New Zealand, nothing is stopping you.

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