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10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Wellington, New Zealand

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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.

1. Modern studio apartment with views of Wellington Harbor (from USD 61)

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 Studio
Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand
520 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
not only is the bed super comfy but the views are absolutely amazing as well
amazing view comfy bed and a great shower
the view is stunning and this studio is cozy and warm
beautiful little bedroom/bathroom with an amazing view and less than 10 mins to city center
the view from the apartment is stellar and we could not have asked for a better place
Cleanliness:
very clean studio flat
very clean and peaceful
very clean and comfortable
very clean and nice place
it was very clean and neat
Host:
our hosts were very responsive
very helpful hosts who ensured our stay was enjoyable
paul was extremely helpful and responsive
Location:
good location on the top of mt
great place to stay close to city 30 min walk or bus 100m away
amazing location near the beautiful mount victoria viewpoint
it's also within walking distance of restaurants including a delicious thai place
paul and karen’s studio apartment located high above the city of wellington is a great place to stay
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2. Comfortable room in a private villa in Wadestown (from USD 31)

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
434 reviews
Private room in villa 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent room with lots of amenities
great amenities lovely outdoors area an very comfy bed
this was a pretty cottage and the room comfortable
allie & 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 :)
Cleanliness:
the only issue was cleanliness - the place was tidy but we felt it needed a deep clean
very nice and clean allie gave us tips on how to get around too
nice and quiet home very clean and friendly hosts
the house was cosy and clean
very nice cosyvhouse comfortable bed and clean bathroom
Host:
allie was a great host
the host was welcoming and friendly
she was helpful and quick to reply
allie and mya are amazing hosts were super accommodating of our travel schedule and made us feel at home
allie is nice and kind
Location:
the location ist just great
the location is very good has some shops very close
all in all good location
great place to stay and convenient location for taking the ferry
great place to stay and perfect location to the city
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3. Beach-side self-contained studio (from USD 61)

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 Den
Wellington, New Zealand
366 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and great local amenities
best bed i've slept in at any air bnb
the bed was super comfy & the room was nice and warm with the heater on
the rubik's cube next to the bed promises late nights and bitter sweet nerve-wracking battles of excitement vs
felt super comfortable in their space thanks so much
Cleanliness:
a very clean and cosy place
great place clean and comfortable
very clean and spacious living space to stay in
this is a delightful space exceptionally clean quiet and spacious
the house is tidy and clean
Host:
chris is a wonderful host
the place is a delight to stay at and the host is very helpful
chris is a lovely host and his bees are super friendly the honey is delicious too
best stay the host has a lovely house with self-contained cabin behind his living area
we didn't meet our host but that didn't matter as you can access the unit following clear instructions
Location:
great location and accommodation
easy location before flying out from wellington airport
good location and nice bed
great location - easy access to the studio
location is fantastic short drive to town
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4. Cozy room in a private apartment in Wellington's Central Business District (from USD 64)

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 mins
Wellington, New Zealand
344 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nicki was friendly and helpful she also provided breakfast foods and tea/coffee which was great
very comfortable space with a nice balcony comfy bed and your own bathroom
nicki's apartment is perfect for anyone staying for a conference at te papa museum
great location nice firm bed all the amenities you need with a great host
nicki has a beautiful apartment in the center of wellington
Cleanliness:
super clean and modern
clean and tidy and spacious room
both are clean and bright
comfortable clean and modern facilities
the house was clean and tidy
Host:
lovely apartment and a great host
nicki was an amazing host
nicki was a perfect host making us feel completely at home
nicki has been a lovely host
nicki is an amazing host
Location:
a great handy central location
close to major attractions and only a few minutes walk to catch airport shuttle bus
a cute and welcoming apartment in a great location
check in was easy and location is very ideal
place is very central and walking distance to most of the major attractions which really helped
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5. Hilltop studio with stunning views of Wellington (from USD 152)

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 Four
Wellington, New Zealand
302 reviews
Tiny house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
incredibly cozy and the views are just amazing
this place really has it all- a stunning view stylish design and incredibly comfy bed
the place is very stylish and comfortable and the view is incredible thank you
the sleeping quarters were more than comfortable and the entirety of the suite was stylish and clean
great location great views great attention to detail and design and so comfortable
Cleanliness:
the studio is immaculately clean and well-designed
the place was spotlessly clean and the garden (and outside bath) was lovely
a stunning little retreat perched above wellington - well appointed clean and incredibly stylish
beautiful house amazing views :) very clean and cosy
Host:
thank you so much to the wonderful hosts
sheer perfection wonderfully attentive hosts
hosts are super kind and easy going
beautiful spot lovely hosts couldn’t have asked for more
cushla was a lovely host and provided me with some tips of what to do in the city
Location:
easy by bus to wellington city centre
this place is beautiful and in a great location
despite being close to the city it’s a great place to feel a world away
ideal location to potter into brooklyn or head into the city
great location and amazing hosts
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6. Room in a modern townhouse with proximity to the airport (from USD 27)

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 amenities
Wellington, New Zealand
100 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great room with two beds and a large closet
toilets are clean and sufficient amenities is provided for the stayer
the room was warm and had a very comfortable bed
the room is great bed is comfortable with sufficient bedding for a cold winter night
wonderful spot for a second stay quiet warm and comfortable
Cleanliness:
room was clean and comfortable
clean organised and comfy room
great tidy clean homly home
her house was clean and well kept
everything was clean and maryanne is very nice
Host:
maryann was a lovely host and made me feel very welcome
really friendly and welcoming host
she was very helpful with everything
maryanne is a very friendly host and she will responded to your questions
maryanne is a very welcoming and hospitable host
Location:
great location in a quiet neighborhood
conveniently located just a few minutes away from the airport maryanne's place was perfect
great place close to the airport and the city center
great value nice and close to the airport
maryanne has a comfortable quiet room close within walking distance from the wellington airport
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7. Beautiful apartment with stunning sea views (from USD 149)

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 Apartment
Wellington, New Zealand
255 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy warm and the view is amazing
this is a great apartment with an absolutely stunning view
amazing view and cozy stylish space
the furnishings are stylish and comfortable including the beds
the apartment is stunning with such a unique view that highlights the best of nz’s beauty
Host:
she was very responsive
she is a gorgeous host and we enjoyed our staying pretty much ;-) highly recommend it
the host stopped by to make sure that i had everything i needed - it was perfect
incredibly friendly and helpful hosts
elizabeth is a great host who made sure we were looked after in every way
Location:
at a five star location sits this gorgeous space
so close to the airport with lovely local cafes not too far away
we would definitely recommend this location for anyone looking for more than just a place to sleep
check in and out was so easy and the location perfect
close enough to the downtown area but far enough to enjoy some peace and quiet
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8. Stylish flat in Central Wellington (from USD 72)

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 Apartment
Wellington, New Zealand
357 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and couch were very comfortable
tastefully decorated incredibly comfortable bed all amenities provided
olly’s apartment has all the amenities that you need and he was great with communication the whole way
check-in was super easy with clear instructions wifi worked really well everything was clean
the bed was super comfy too
Cleanliness:
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
very clean place with easy check in process
very clean and i'd definitely stay here again
the place was clean with a neat interior
we were impressed by the cleanliness and the beauty of the apartment
Host:
olly was very responsive and helpful
olly is a seasoned host a good communicator and made the quick business trip painless
the place was nicely styled clean and olly was a very helpful host
all the travel books were very helpful
lovely place and great location speedy communication with host too
Location:
super location right in the middle of everything
wonderful location in the heart of wellington
great location in the heart of wellington
great central location in a cosy apartment
fantastic location and a funky place
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9. Private room in Kilbirnie near the airport (from USD 31)

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 view
Wellington, New Zealand
133 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice room warm and had a heater
room was spacious and clean and amenities were great
our room was more spacious than photos suggested and clean
clean and neat bedroom with a view a very comfortable stay
the room is big and the bed is cosy and comfortable since lily has prepared a electric blanket
Cleanliness:
very clean and tidy
everything clean and a comfy bed
everything was really clean
clean and tidy nice place to stay
cleanliness is spot on and an amazing shower pressure in bathroom
Host:
lily was a great host
really helpful host as well
hosts made sure we were comfortable
host was helpful and informative re public transport
and thank you for the great host
Location:
very good location - close to airport
location was super handy as bus stops are 2 minutes away
great location and not too far to any place
the location is good for tourists
great location well connected to airport and city centre
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10. Beach-side studio in a private garden (from USD 50)

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 city
Wellington, New Zealand
195 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place itself has amenities that exceeded our expectations including an electric blanket and some lovely breakfast things
cozy quiet and peaceful place in a beautiful locality
the outside guest room is quiet and comfortable
delicious breakfast food and a little bottle of bubbly waiting in the fridge
once again a very comfortable stay with jo
Cleanliness:
very clean
clean and well appointed
clean neat and tidy
very clean warm and inviting
great clean and comfortable little place
Host:
great hospitality kind and caring
awsome stay lovely hosts
friendly and helpful hosts
nice friendly people
very reliable friendly and professional host
Location:
close to the beautiful coast
convenient location and great place to visit
easy walk to the beach or the island bay shopping centre
great location and easy to get around
excellent location and close to amenities
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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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Joseph is a freelance writer who also practices as a lawyer. He is a lawyer by day and an avid reader by night. He enjoys traveling and playing badminton. He looks forward to visiting more exciting...Read more

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