10 Best Affordable Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Queenstown, New Zealand - Updated 2023

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Queenstown is a beautiful resort town in Otago that sits on the shores of South Island’s Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand. With beautiful beaches and temperate tropical climate, the town is popular for its adventure sports, including bungee jumping, jet-skiing, paragliding and jet-boating. It is an extremely photogenic town and you will want to bring a camera with you when you visit. However, if you worried about hotel costs exceeding your budget for a vacation in Queenstown, worry not! To save you from the hassle, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best affordable Airbnbs under 68 USD in Queenstown, New Zealand.

1. Artistic home (from USD 64)

Enjoy your visit to Queenstown by staying in this beautiful artistic and aesthetically appealing home. This funky home comes with a fabulous view of the lake and mountains, and is very close to the airport and town centre. It has one bedroom and can accommodate up to two people. It offers all the amenities you could need for a comfortable and luxurious stay, including a bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen to prepare your own food, a hot tub, WiFi, and other essentials.

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
365 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning view beautiful room
especially the toilet view haha
nice homely room with a beautiful view over the lake
room has a marvelous view
the room is quaint and has fantastic views of the lake and mountains
and the room was very charming clean and warm
the room was clean and the bed was comfortable
hosts very nice people
the hosts are great
nice host and great room
the hosts are warm friendly and knowledgeable
and wonderful host as well
it’s close to the bus station so it’s easy to get into queenstown
excellent viewing room close to the airport and town center
good location and nice people great breakfast
i loved that it was in a neighbourhood away from city center
noel's house is ideally situated for a short few minutes journey either by car or bus into queenstown
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2. Private room with a balcony (from USD 93)

Stay in this cozy private room with two single beds, a television, and a balcony with a beautiful lake view. It also has a shared bathroom, free WiFi, coffee and tea, free parking, and a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
371 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in townhouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room had a private balcony and great views of the mountain
nice room with great view of lake
spacious room with really great lake view from the private balcony
absolutely beautiful house with a lovely room and a stunning view
our room had everything we needed - my partner was particularly impressed with the strong wifi connection
exceptionally clean premises
very clean and comfortable
everything was very clean and neat
place is very clean and tidy
the rooms are clean and comfy
graham was an amazing host and made us feel very at home
graham and his wife were exceptional hosts who made us feel very welcome
graham and his wife were exceptional hosts who made us feel very welcome
graham was a fantastic host
graham is the perfect host
super close to town
the location is perfect
location is great only a short drive to town
perfect located about 3 km from queenstown centre (30 minutes walk or 10 minutes bus ride)
great place (one of our favorites)- location is ideal and super convenient to everything
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3. Beach-themed private room (from USD 115)

This gorgeous beach-themed private room is sure to win your heart in an instant. Stay in this luxurious room that is very close to the lake, plus offers breathtaking views. As for amenities, it offers free breakfast, laundry, parking, and WiFi. It also features a lovely indoor fireplace, along with air conditioning and central heating, a laptop-friendly workspace, and all the essentials you can find in any hotel, such as fresh linens, towels, soaps, and bedsheets. It also has a well-equipped kitchen in case you want to make those midnight meals for yourself.

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
259 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful view and wonderful breakfast
the bed was amazing and the view was great
the view from our room was great too
our room was fantastic the views were outstanding and the breakfasts were unbelievable
my parents loved the electrical blanket perfect view nice breakfast
her house is very clean and the room is tidy and comfortable
the room was tidy and the shared bathroom clean
peggy’s very nice and the house is clean and cozy feels like home
it is a clean and stylish place nearby queenstown city centre
breakfast is excellent clean and confortable
she is a lovely host
she has been an awesome host
she is a wonderful host who is friendly reliable and generous
peggy was a friendly host
peggy was a perfect host
good location for skiing
the location is perfect
handy location and good value
really good location only a 5 minute drive to queenstown cbd
the place is calm and close to city center
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4. Tiny cabin with mountain view (from USD 61)

Enjoy a stay in this cozy and quiet little cabin that’s perfect for couples, because of the privacy it offers. It has an outdoor deck, where you can relax and soak in the mountain views. It comes with free WiFi, central heating, hot water, free parking near the premises, a fairly equipped kitchen with a microwave, fridge and coffee maker, and all the other essentials you will need to make your stay comfortable, such as fresh linen, soaps and shampoos, towels, and toilet paper.

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
273 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi and amenities were easy to use
the views are spectacular and the shower was great and hot
great views and a wonderful shower
and it was such a nice touch arriving to the place an the heater was on
it was magical we also enjoyed the heater (which worked great) and the comfortable bed
lovely clean and tidy cabin
everything was very clean
it was clean and tidy
it was clean and very comfortable
the accommodation was clean tidy and warm
owners are lovely also
host is super friendly
hosts were friendly and responsive
erwan & myrna are lovely hosts warm and approchable hosts
erwan and myrna were very responsive and welcoming
great location for queenstown
i particularly liked the location and privacy
functional unit in a great location
a good location and a quick bus ride to the centre of queenstown
perfect little cabin with great location
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5. A sunny abode with an outdoor area (from USD 72)

This beautiful room is hosted for you by a well-travelled local Kiwi couple and their adorable cat. Stay in a private room with a luxurious indoor fireplace that offers a lovely view with a large deck area, lounge and a private outdoor area to relax in. They also offer free parking, a fully-equipped kitchen, free WiFi, cable TV, and all the other essentials you need for a comfortable stay, such as fresh linen, home appliances like an iron and hairdryer, towels, soaps and shampoos, and extra pillows and blankets as needed.

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
255 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had breakfast with the most wonderful views using the terrace upstairs
small cosy room nice views
lovely house and room with an amazing view over the mountains
5 stars the deck has a great view and the room is very clean
really cosy place with nice views from the lounge room
very clean and comfy bed
nice clean and convenient place
honor mathieson’s place was very clean and lovely
comfortable clean and modern room and bathroom
honor's place is clean comfortable and quiet
lovely hosts lovely spot
she was the best host that i had ever met
thoughtful and responsive hosts who are happy to share their travel advice with you
rhe host is wonderful and warm hearted
friendly and helpful hosts that are easy to get along with
this is an amazing location for wueenstown
location wise v convinient stone throw distance from town
great location not far from the town
it’s located in a safe and quite neighbourhood area
fantastic location and accommodations in a quiet neighborhood of queenstown
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6. A lovely home amidst nature (from USD 58)

Lyn and Ross host you in this handsome home that has free breakfast, a queen size bed with electric blankets, and a bathroom with a shower and tub that has underfloor heating. There is also free parking. The home is located beside a lovely green meadow and pond, where you can take a walk when it’s sunny outside. A portacot and highchair are also available for your convenience, and also two bikes if you need.

Lake Hayes Estate, Otago, New Zealand
324 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
perfect place to stay love the big bathroom and heater floors
appreciated the extra touches such as coffee breakfast and even a packet of chocolate biscuits
the room is just by the pond great scenic views of the mountains
we also love the heated flooring in the bathroom and toilet
the beds were super comfortable
sparkling clean and beautiful scenery
everything was very clean and spacious
everything was clean and tidy
absolutely amazing and clean property
strongly recommend the accommodation that is very clean and cosy
great hosts and lovely accommodation
lyn and ross were very lovely host
lyn was a lovely host
host was supper nice and helpful
lyn’s a wonderful host with excellent hospitality and local tips
location in a quiet safe neighbourhood just 15mins easy drive to queenstown centre
close to arrowtown and also hayes lake for a good walk or bike ride
beautiful location and nice to have breakfast in the room
the neighbourhood is nice and quiet and close to lake hayes which we recommend for a walk around
the place is easy to park close to the front door
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7. Beautiful home close to hiking trails

This one-bedroom accommodation is hosted by Jason and Brent who are reputed for a sparkling clean place. This place has a self check-in, and is tucked away in Sunshine Bay, and is close to walking and hiking tracks. This place is great for couples, however, it is not family-friendly as the hosts do not allow children. The hosts have two adorable cats that you can play with. It comes with WiFi, cable TV, a lovely indoor fireplace, heating, a laptop-friendly workspace, free parking, and all the essentials you will need for a luxurious stay here.

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
178 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a lovely patio to drink coffee in the mornings and breakfast was offered to us
was really nice to wake up and have breakfast items and coffee that was a special treat
rooms were very clean bed blankets wi-fi and heating and other things we needed were all good
this is a very comfortable accommodation nestled in a residential area with spectacular lake and mountain views
there were fresh flowers everywhere slippers for the guests and breakfast was laid out for us every morning
very clean and cozy place
a very very clean and tidy house
the room was very clean and comfortable
nice clean flat quiet place
very clean stylish and private space
jason & brent were excellent hosts
cheers for the stay fellow airbnb host
they were very kind
brent’s home is lovely and he is a great host
our hosts know queenstown well and had great suggestions
a car at this location is highly recommended
lovely house close to the lake located in sunshine bay just outside of queenstown
also very close to great hiking locations
very comfortable place and great location
great location to explore queenstown and surrounding areas
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8. Comfortable home with a garden

Have this home all to yourself for your stay in Queenstown! It has one bedroom and can sleep up to two guests. It has a well-equipped kitchen with a barbecue, WiFi, Cable TV, a washer and dryer for your laundry, central heating, fresh linens, and a laptop-friendly workspace; plus there is an adorable Labrador who is very friendly. There is also a charming little garden, where you can relax and enjoy your morning cup of tea or coffee.

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
109 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

9. Cozy unit with lake view

This lovely private room and en-suite boast beautiful lake views from its balcony. It is close to the airport and shopping centre. It has an outdoor seating area where you can relax, and a spacious park where you can take a stroll; plus it is outfitted with all the necessary amenities, including kettles, toaster, microwave and mini-fridge.

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
366 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view and sunsets are great from the room
great view and nice comfy bed
the view of the room is magnificent
daniel did provide a fan which helped improve air flow
bed was comfy and the view was great
nice tidy and clean also warm
the place was sparkling clean
the apartment is clean and cosy
place was so beautiful as seen on the pictures and very clean
everything was so clean there was complimentary shampoo and conditioner as well as a relaxing body wash
host is very helpful :)
host was excellent and very supportive
daniel is an amazing host and is really quick in responding to queries
helpful and friendly host who kindly provided us with extra blanket
many have superhost status and remarkably responsive
outstanding location for the price
close to airport and good shopping
located close to the airport in a very lovely neighbourhood by the lake
that aside the location is great
that aside the location is great
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10. Perfect for couples or small family

This beautiful room is perfect if you are traveling to Queenstown on a romantic getaway, but it can also be good if you’re travelling alone or with family. It is located in a very quiet nature reserve, close to the waterfront. The private room comes with a king size bed that can be split into two single beds, coffee and tea making facilities, fresh milk, free WiFi and TV. Other amenities include central heating, free parking, a small fridge, and fresh linens.

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
118 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the netflix tv and self-service tea/coffee/meal station were an added bonus
very clean and the wifi was also perfect
gorgeous modern room and bathroom
the beds are soft netflix is available which makes the stay worthwhile
we had a comfortable stay here with julianna
very clean and modern
quite and super clean place
modern clean and tidy
quite new and clean as well
very clean place comfortable bed
the host is nice and helpful
tip: follow instructions given the host rather than trusting (hidden by airbnb)
very easy to find and host was quick to respond
lovely place near queenstown the host is very nice and she was here to welcome us
juliana is a great host the accommodation is in line with expectations
great walk to bob's cove nearby
and in a nice scenic location
lovely location in a new subdivision surrounded by mountains and bush
beautiful location near bob's cove with a short drive to the lake shore
thanks for the lovely stay beautiful house and great location
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The charming resort town

Queenstown has always been a tourist-friendly destination. Travelers find this resort town charming because of its scenic mountain and lake views. It is also the birthplace of commercial bungee jumping. What’s not to like? If you are the kind of person who enjoys adventure sports of any kind, you will especially have a blast here. In addition, friendly local kiwis and year-round activities for tourists make this a welcoming place no matter when you visit. Definitely put this little town on your travel bucket-list, and you won’t regret it!

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