Wellington is the compact capital city of New Zealand famous for its beaches, craft beer, culture, and variety of outdoor activities. In the city, you find attractions like Te Papa Tongerewa Museum, an interactive museum, Oriental Bay Beach, art galleries, the City to Sea Walk, and others. For a major urban city, there are many outdoor activities to do in Wellington including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, and more. Airbnbs offer the opportunity to lodge in a private residence during your stay. They provide the benefit of a cheaper price coupled with proximity to a local host who will always be available to provide you with all the information you need during your stay. We have identified the options available to you and here is a list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Wellington New Zealand.
This self-contained studio is nestled on top Mt. Victoria with views of the city and Wellington Harbor. The space is cozy and modern and it is furnished with a comfortable bed, a closet for your clothes, a TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and internet. You will have an ensuite bathroom, with a toilet and shower, and a mini kitchen. The studio is within walking distance of the city and there is a bus stop close by.
On top of Mt Victoria, Wellington Brand New StudioWellington, New Zealand, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsnot only is the bed super comfy but the views are absolutely amazing as wellamazing view comfy bed and a great showerthe view is stunning and this studio is cozy and warmbeautiful little bedroom/bathroom with an amazing view and less than 10 mins to city centerthe view from the apartment is stellar and we could not have asked for a better placevery clean studio flatvery clean and peacefulvery clean and comfortablevery clean and nice placeit was very clean and neat
Host:our hosts were very responsivevery helpful hosts who ensured our stay was enjoyablepaul was extremely helpful and responsiveRead more reviewsgood location on the top of mtgreat place to stay close to city 30 min walk or bus 100m awayamazing location near the beautiful mount victoria viewpointit's also within walking distance of restaurants including a delicious thai placepaul and karen’s studio apartment located high above the city of wellington is a great place to stay
In the quiet suburb of Wadestown is a beautiful three-bedroom villa with all the comforts of home. You will share the home with your host Allie and her partner who are easy-going and friendly people. The room you will be staying in contains a queen-sized bed, a wardrobe, and a guidebook on places to visit in the city, while complimentary WiFi is provided. In the home, you can use the kitchen, the dining room, the bathroom, toilet, and the utility room. Allie’s place has a driveway so there is no need to worry about parking on the street and Wadestown is just 10 minutes’ drive to the city center.
Home away from home. Easy access to ferry & town.Wellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsexcellent room with lots of amenitiesgreat amenities lovely outdoors area an very comfy bedthis was a pretty cottage and the room comfortableallie & mya’s place is super cute with a very comfortable bed and a portable heater (if needed )great stay with allie big space and really comfy bed :)the only issue was cleanliness - the place was tidy but we felt it needed a deep cleanvery nice and clean allie gave us tips on how to get around toonice and quiet home very clean and friendly hoststhe house was cosy and cleanvery nice cosyvhouse comfortable bed and clean bathroom
Host:allie was a great hostthe host was welcoming and friendlyshe was helpful and quick to replyallie and mya are amazing hosts were super accommodating of our travel schedule and made us feel at homeallie is nice and kindRead more reviewsthe location ist just greatthe location is very good has some shops very closeall in all good locationgreat place to stay and convenient location for taking the ferrygreat place to stay and perfect location to the city
You will find Chris’s place in Island Bay, Wellington and it is just a five-minute walk to the beach. The apartment is comfortable and very big. You will have your own kitchen equipped with every amenity you need and a clean bathroom. There is a comfy bed, a TV with a Netflix subscription, and a refrigerator. Chris is a beekeeper, but you really shouldn’t fear the bees because they are gentle bees. There is also the advantage of home-made honey. There is a supermarket in the neighborhood and there is also a bus stop nearby.
The Beekeeper's DenWellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewscomfortable bed and great local amenitiesbest bed i've slept in at any air bnbthe bed was super comfy & the room was nice and warm with the heater onthe rubik's cube next to the bed promises late nights and bitter sweet nerve-wracking battles of excitement vsfelt super comfortable in their space thanks so mucha very clean and cosy placegreat place clean and comfortablevery clean and spacious living space to stay inthis is a delightful space exceptionally clean quiet and spaciousthe house is tidy and clean
Host:chris is a wonderful hostthe place is a delight to stay at and the host is very helpfulchris is a lovely host and his bees are super friendly the honey is delicious toobest stay the host has a lovely house with self-contained cabin behind his living areawe didn't meet our host but that didn't matter as you can access the unit following clear instructionsRead more reviewsgreat location and accommodationeasy location before flying out from wellington airportgood location and nice bedgreat location - easy access to the studiolocation is fantastic short drive to town
Nicki’s place is right in the heart of Wellington and it’s just a few blocks away to many of major attractions the city as to offer. The room you will be staying in is furnished with a queen-sized bed and a closet, and next to the bedroom is your bathroom. Nicki gives full access to her kitchen, laundry, the living room, and the balcony from which you can enjoy views of Wellington’s waterfront. Nicki will provide you tips on places to visit and how to get there. There is a bus stop very close to the apartment building.
Water front view | Te Papa & Cuba Street - 2 minsWellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsnicki was friendly and helpful she also provided breakfast foods and tea/coffee which was greatvery comfortable space with a nice balcony comfy bed and your own bathroomnicki's apartment is perfect for anyone staying for a conference at te papa museumgreat location nice firm bed all the amenities you need with a great hostnicki has a beautiful apartment in the center of wellingtonsuper clean and modernclean and tidy and spacious roomboth are clean and brightcomfortable clean and modern facilitiesthe house was clean and tidy
Host:lovely apartment and a great hostnicki was an amazing hostnicki was a perfect host making us feel completely at homenicki has been a lovely hostnicki is an amazing hostRead more reviewsa great handy central locationclose to major attractions and only a few minutes walk to catch airport shuttle busa cute and welcoming apartment in a great locationcheck in was easy and location is very idealplace is very central and walking distance to most of the major attractions which really helped
Cushla and Richard are an architect-and-artist combo so it’s no surprise that the tiny house they built for guests is architecturally stunning. The space is built with timber and is wrapped with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the beautiful city below. It is equipped with a comfortable queen bed, a sofa, a bookshelf, a hot tub, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and internet. You will have your private paradise with a green lawn to yourself during your stay. Cushla and Richard’s home is set apart from the guest house to ensure you have complete privacy. The location is not far from the city center and there is a bus stop close by.
Studio Seventy FourWellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsincredibly cozy and the views are just amazingthis place really has it all- a stunning view stylish design and incredibly comfy bedthe place is very stylish and comfortable and the view is incredible thank youthe sleeping quarters were more than comfortable and the entirety of the suite was stylish and cleangreat location great views great attention to detail and design and so comfortablethe studio is immaculately clean and well-designedthe place was spotlessly clean and the garden (and outside bath) was lovelya stunning little retreat perched above wellington - well appointed clean and incredibly stylishbeautiful house amazing views :) very clean and cosy
Host:thank you so much to the wonderful hostssheer perfection wonderfully attentive hostshosts are super kind and easy goingbeautiful spot lovely hosts couldn’t have asked for morecushla was a lovely host and provided me with some tips of what to do in the cityRead more reviewseasy by bus to wellington city centrethis place is beautiful and in a great locationdespite being close to the city it’s a great place to feel a world awayideal location to potter into brooklyn or head into the citygreat location and amazing hosts
Elizabeth’s place is a newly built apartment overlooking the Cook Strait that you will have all to yourself. The space can accommodate up to four people and it contains the main bedroom and a bunk room. This apartment is a great place to stay. There is an open-plan living room with a well-stocked kitchen and a hot water tub placed in just the right place for you to enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Cook Strait. The master bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed and the whole apartment is designed with absolute attention to detail. The beach is close by and the location is not far from the airport. This is the place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city center during your visit.
Stunning Sea View ApartmentWellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewscozy warm and the view is amazingthis is a great apartment with an absolutely stunning viewamazing view and cozy stylish spacethe furnishings are stylish and comfortable including the bedsthe apartment is stunning with such a unique view that highlights the best of nz’s beauty
Host:she was very responsiveshe is a gorgeous host and we enjoyed our staying pretty much ;-) highly recommend itthe host stopped by to make sure that i had everything i needed - it was perfectincredibly friendly and helpful hostselizabeth is a great host who made sure we were looked after in every wayRead more reviewsat a five star location sits this gorgeous spaceso close to the airport with lovely local cafes not too far awaywe would definitely recommend this location for anyone looking for more than just a place to sleepcheck in and out was so easy and the location perfectclose enough to the downtown area but far enough to enjoy some peace and quiet
In Left Bank/Cuba Street, you will find Olly’s stylish apartment right in the center of Wellington. You will have the entire apartment to yourself and the bedroom is insulated and furnished with a comfortable bed to ensure a good night’s sleep. The apartment has all the amenities you will need while restaurants, bars, and coffee shops are just downstairs.
Ti Kouka ApartmentWellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe bed and couch were very comfortabletastefully decorated incredibly comfortable bed all amenities providedolly’s apartment has all the amenities that you need and he was great with communication the whole waycheck-in was super easy with clear instructions wifi worked really well everything was cleanthe bed was super comfy toothe apartment was very clean and comfortablevery clean place with easy check in processvery clean and i'd definitely stay here againthe place was clean with a neat interiorwe were impressed by the cleanliness and the beauty of the apartment
Host:olly was very responsive and helpfulolly is a seasoned host a good communicator and made the quick business trip painlessthe place was nicely styled clean and olly was a very helpful hostall the travel books were very helpfullovely place and great location speedy communication with host tooRead more reviewssuper location right in the middle of everythingwonderful location in the heart of wellingtongreat location in the heart of wellingtongreat central location in a cosy apartmentfantastic location and a funky place
This guesthouse studio is furnished with a queen bed, tea- and coffee-making facilities, plates and bowls, a TV, a fridge, and there is an en-suite bathroom. It is across the garden from the main house where your hosts are staying. The neighborhood is safe and family-friendly and you are just a five minutes’ walk from the beach. There are also restaurants and a convenience store nearby. There is a bus stop where a bus service starts at 6am and runs till 11pm.
Little White Beach Cabin - 1min beach, 12mins cityWellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsthe place itself has amenities that exceeded our expectations including an electric blanket and some lovely breakfast thingscozy quiet and peaceful place in a beautiful localitythe outside guest room is quiet and comfortabledelicious breakfast food and a little bottle of bubbly waiting in the fridgeonce again a very comfortable stay with jovery cleanclean and well appointedclean neat and tidyvery clean warm and invitinggreat clean and comfortable little place
Host:great hospitality kind and caringawsome stay lovely hostsfriendly and helpful hostsnice friendly peoplevery reliable friendly and professional hostRead more reviewsclose to the beautiful coastconvenient location and great place to visiteasy walk to the beach or the island bay shopping centregreat location and easy to get aroundexcellent location and close to amenities
Lily’s house is within walking distance to the airport, right next to a bus stop, and a few minutes’ walk to grocery stores, making it the perfect place to stay during your visit. You will be staying in a spacious room furnished with a comfortable bed and heated blankets. Lily is always ready to help you out to the best of her ability and she is an encyclopedia of information on things to do during your stay.
Private room near city with a fantastic viewWellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsnice room warm and had a heaterroom was spacious and clean and amenities were greatour room was more spacious than photos suggested and cleanclean and neat bedroom with a view a very comfortable staythe room is big and the bed is cosy and comfortable since lily has prepared a electric blanketvery clean and tidyeverything clean and a comfy bedeverything was really cleanclean and tidy nice place to staycleanliness is spot on and an amazing shower pressure in bathroom
Host:lily was a great hostreally helpful host as wellhosts made sure we were comfortablehost was helpful and informative re public transportand thank you for the great hostRead more reviewsvery good location - close to airportlocation was super handy as bus stops are 2 minutes awaygreat location and not too far to any placethe location is good for touristsgreat location well connected to airport and city centre
This is a two-story modern townhouse that is within walking distance to the airport. Guests will stay in an airy bedroom furnished with a comfy bed, a wardrobe, and a toilet just next door. There is also a bathroom with a heated towel rail and a hairdryer. You will have use of the kitchen which is equipped with ovens, a smoothie blender, a toaster, an electric jug, and other appliances. The location is close to a bus stop and Harbor Park is just a 10-minute walk from the residence.
Comfortable room, close to transport and amenitiesWellington, New Zealand
Top guest reviewsgreat room with two beds and a large closettoilets are clean and sufficient amenities is provided for the stayerthe room was warm and had a very comfortable bedthe room is great bed is comfortable with sufficient bedding for a cold winter nightwonderful spot for a second stay quiet warm and comfortableroom was clean and comfortableclean organised and comfy roomgreat tidy clean homly homeher house was clean and well kepteverything was clean and maryanne is very nice
Host:maryann was a lovely host and made me feel very welcomereally friendly and welcoming hostshe was very helpful with everythingmaryanne is a very friendly host and she will responded to your questionsmaryanne is a very welcoming and hospitable hostRead more reviewsgreat location in a quiet neighborhoodconveniently located just a few minutes away from the airport maryanne's place was perfectgreat place close to the airport and the city centergreat value nice and close to the airportmaryanne has a comfortable quiet room close within walking distance from the wellington airport
Make the best of your stay in Wellington
Lonely Planet magazine named Wellington “the coolest little capital in the world” and it’s very easy to see why. This small compact city has beautiful gardens, a lake, caves, Colonial architecture, mountains, museums, beaches, and more. During your visit, be sure to enjoy yourself to the fullest and use any of the properties listed above as your base.
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