Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe - Updated 2021

airbnb Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Drive through the wide tree-lined boulevards and admire the charming colonial architecture in Western Zimbabwe. Bulawayo, the country’s second city, is filled with many sights to explore. This attractive city has an old-world charm that will mesmerize you to stay for a night or two before heading towards the massive Matobo National Park. Visit the fifteenth-century ruins of Khami while traveling to Hwange National Park for great safaris. Select your perfect transitional vacation home in the area by browsing through our top Airbnb vacation rentals in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, offering personal hospitality that is worth experiencing.

1. Tranquil getaway in private cottage (from USD 65)

Set in a sensational garden, this house has every comfort to create a comfortable base in Bulawayo. Stay in a house that is completely equipped to offer you a nice living room with comfortable seating area and large screen tv with satellite. Relax in the dramatic sun deck and enjoy your evening privately. Sleep in a rustic king size bed and bathe in a bathroom that gives the feeling of the outdoors. Make your meals in the fully fitted kitchen and serve them in the attached dining area. The home is on a small hill area known locally as “kopje”, with large granite boulders, aloes and indigenous flora dotting the neighbourhood. Nearby attractions are the Bulawayo Railway Museum, Rhodes Bulawayo Sanctuary, Khami Ruins, Tshabalala National Park and a short drive away from the enormous Matobo National Park.

Tranquil getaway in private guesthouse
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
133 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is very roomy; comfortable and has all of the amenities necessary for a family to operate
the wifi was excellent for netflix and xfinity streaming
we had wifi satellite tv a fireplace comfortable beds and sofas
amenities were top class with everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay
even though temperature was in 90's f the cottage was entirely cool and comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything was exceptionally clean and neat
the house was absolutely spotless with the most amazing decor
beautiful setting relaxing spotless and well equipped
we had a wonderful time space is very therapeutic clean and comfortable
clean really well equipped lovely decor and wonderful hosts
Host:
the hosts are fantastic
gracious host wonderful welcome useful advice
what a great host dez was
janelle and desmond were indeed the perfect hosts
janelle and des were very helpful and gracious hosts
Location:
the location is easy to get to
desmomd and janelle's place is a real gem in a beautiful area of bulawayo "city of kings"
we have cherished memories for life - the place is a hidden jewel
this accomodation was just a bit out of city making it easy to access and quiet
in safe and quiet neighbourhood
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2. Bulawayo's best spot (from USD 37)

Stay in this clean, bright and spacious apartment located in Bulawayo and close to the town. This is a recommended property for anyone visiting Bulawayo. This Airbnb property offers a charming guest room with a double bed, while an extra person can sleep on the couch in the living room. You will love this place for its clean, bright spaces throughout the house. This place has an open yard with a swimming pool that you can use. Nearby places to this accommodation include the Bulawayo Train Station and the Kumalo Aerodrome. One can visit the Railway Museum and the Bulawayo Golf Club near the area.

Bulawayo's best spot.
Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe
132 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice outside area with table and two chairs
great space with comfy bed and lovely courtyard for eating/cooking outside
a comfortable place with lovely garden comfortable beds and not far out of the city
nice living room area with 2 couches kitchen with all appliances and utensils you will need
we had a comfortable stay at adam's place
Cleanliness:
clean neat and tidy spot
this place exceeded my expectations very clean perfect location and a beautiful garden
the cottage is beautifully decorated clean and spacious and we loved the little patio outside
really nice place to stay and great hospitality room is very clean and decently
Host:
lovely tranquil home with great hosts
the staff was always there to help at all times
the staff were very friendly and helpful
luvly place and friendly staff
the dogs were awesome & the on site staff exceptional
Location:
great location with this cute cottage
great cozy place and location
great place in a great location
this place is very comfortable and very close to everything
location was good wish we had stayed a bit longer
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3. WG guest villas (from USD 70)

Consider staying in this charming home. This place is close to most of the businesses and university in the city. Offering great value for money, this place offers three large bedrooms with double beds in each and a bathroom. Take your pick from the different themed rooms like the leopard, zebra and the larger red and black honeymoon suite. The bathroom features a bathtub, shower, sink and toilet. You can make use of the kitchen and other amenities during your stay. You get a choice of shopping centres within a five-minute drive from this place to buy the things that you need. This property is ideal for business travellers due to the proximity to the business district.

WG Guest Villas
Bulawayo, Matebeleland, Zimbabwe
32 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 3 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great host beautifully designed rooms great wifi and great breakfast
Cleanliness:
the bedroom was very clean and the bed was very comfortable
the bathroom and shower was very clean
the bedroom was cleaned every day and new fresh bedlinen was provided
home is comfortable and generally clean
the rooms were imaculate and clean the host was very friendly
Host:
pilani the host was friendly
wonderful accommodation and great host
nomalanga is a lovely host and was very helpful
noma is a great host who is always there to assist
beautiful comfortable home and great host
Location:
gorgeous garden nice neighborhood and very close to town
a lovely home central and close to most of the business cbd nust and airport
great value for money for such a place and location
location is quiet easy to get directions from gps
good place check in was seamless
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4. Limerick Lodge, Bulawayo (from USD 36)

Stay in this private cottage near the hillside in Bulawayo. You are greeted by the cool swimming pool when you reach the entrance of this cottage. This stone-walled cottage offers a parking area. Get welcomed in this cosy place that offers two bedrooms. The main bedroom features a double bed in the open loft area, while the second bedroom features two single beds. The kitchen is separated from the main bedroom with double doors and provides a cosy nook to have a quick breakfast or a cup of coffee. The bathroom in this property features a shower, sink and toilet. You can enjoy barbecues in the backyard that also features a path leading into a three-acre native garden with fantastic birdlife to behold. A nearby place to visit is the Mabukuwene Nature Reserve.

Limerick Lodge, Hillside, Bulawayo
9 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire bed and breakfast 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
clean and quiet it feels like a refuge
Host:
she did mention that her hosts were lovely and very friendly and polite
enjoyed getting to kniw our hosts and look forward to staying there again
Location:
good place l loved it and it's in a great location close to the shops and recreational places
john was very helpful in providing us with good suggestions for dining out close by
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5. Duncan Road (from USD 60)

Consider the thought of staying in a classic suburban Bulawayo house. This house features embellishment from Oregon pine timber floor, high pressed ceilings, in the quiet and flourishing suburb of Bulawayo. The main bedroom has a four poster double bed and has an en-suite that looks luxurious. The other bedroom features a double bed and an additional single bed. This place features wireless internet throughout the property and provides a kitchen with the essentials. The Museum of Natural History of Bulawayo, Bulawayo Herbal Gardens and Centenary Park are near this place.

Duncan Road
5 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 8 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
needs great work to be done on kitchen furniture
Cleanliness:
good for a night if you are passing by and you look for an affordable clean place
Location:
location is good and secure
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6. Ursula's rose garden no. 2 (from USD 20)

Consider staying in this charming guesthouse in Bulawayo surrounded by the fragrant rose garden. A nice place to bring the family with kids. You will get the option of staying in a studio that features a seating area, two single beds for sleeping, a fully equipped kitchen complete with dining area and a full bathroom. The house is set amidst a lush green garden with beautiful roses and other plants that make a beautiful surrounding. This place is opposite Hillside Shopping Centre which features a café, a pizzeria and supermarkets for buying essential supplies and meals.

Ursula's Rose Garden #2
Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe
81 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the reception was warm amenities very comfortable surroundings beautiful and price very reasonable
her accommodation is very comfortable indeed well equipped and has the added benefit of her charming gardens
ensure 3 beds to sleep 3 are as description
Cleanliness:
very clean and neat
clean comfortable and excellent value
super clean and ursula goes out of her way to make u feel at home
the room was very tidy and beautiful
Host:
the host was amazing and very pleasant
they are just a good host
the hosts are kind hearted and helpful
nice touches and staff
everything we needed the host and her husband spencer where helpful
Location:
it’s a beautiful place amazing location
the place is very nice and close to the best shopping area
ursula's rose garden is definitely a place to stay by in bulawayo
good location good value and great host
the property itself is in a good location
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7. Africa Sun Homestay (from USD 20)

Stay in this Zimbabwean home, close to the Ascot Shopping Centre. You will love this place for the spacious garden and the bright and airy room. Take a dip in the swimming pool and enjoy the property. Stay in a single bedroom that features two single beds, a bathroom and a separate toilet. You can cook your own food in the kitchen or get the help of the family to cook for you at a reasonable price. You can pick a nice place to sit in the large garden and have your personal time without anybody disturbing you.

"Africa Sun Homestay"
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
59 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is perfect for no frills budget conscious travelers
wifi was very good and the overall experience was great
the garden was big and relaxing and the wifi worked very well
the room is spacious with nice little touches (tea sugar kettle etc
the facilities are clean and have all you need: towels coffee and tea kettle mosquito net extra blankets etc
Cleanliness:
the place was clean though
the room was clean and comfortable
very friendly welcome clean and quiet room
“the apartment was clean lookable we enjoyed taking pictures there
shower is amazing and everything is really clean
Host:
queenie was most welcoming and helpful
he is a good host friendly person with great support
sebastian was an amazing host
quite place and friendly hosts
sebastian and the staff are wonderful we spend so great time there like home
Location:
very secure place in a very quite neighbourhood
however it was a quick and easy mini-bus ride into town during the day
the atmosphere of house was quiet and peaceful
would definitely recommend sebastian's place for your stay in bulawayo
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8. A cottage within a rose garden (from USD 20)

If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay in Bulawayo, then you’ll surely love this studio-type Airbnb vacation rental located just across Hillside Shopping Center. The cottage is in the midst of a flower garden, which is perfect for people who want to spend some time with nature. Apart from the one double bed and sofa bed that can accommodate up to two guests, the house also includes a kitchenette, a dining area, and a flat-screen TV for entertainment. Additionally, you’ll find a private seating area, just outside your door, where you can have your morning coffee or just lounge while reading a book.

Ursula's Rose Garden Cottage
Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe
146 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire chalet 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice place with decent facilities and tea making faciities
this made for a much more comfortable experience especially when there were power cuts in the city
neat simple and comfortable cottage
ursula was really helpful and made my stay very comfortable
this time i stayed at the 2nd cottage - which has nicer bathroom/shower than the first
Cleanliness:
a clean and cozy place
beautiful surroundings & very clean cottage
the place is clean and the surroundings are quiet as well
very clean accommodation with great amenities
it was sparkling clean and had everything you need to have a nice stay
Host:
we enjoyed the great hospitality and friendliness of our host
very friendly & helpful host
she is such a great host
great host and certainly value for money
she went above the normal demands of a host to make sure that we were comfortable
Location:
absolutely amazing place including location and proximity to shops
great place to stay and location excellent
great location easy to find near shops etc
beautiful location and very close to several shops and eateries
ursula's place is ideally located in a safe and quiet neighbourhood
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9. Beautiful cottage with swimming pool (from USD 50)

Are you in the search for a comfy accommodation for your small group, one that will suit your tight budget? If so, you’ll never regret booking this one-bedroom cottage that can sleep up to four guests. The Airbnb vacation rental has a rustic design and has everything you’ll need during your stay, including a functional kitchen with bar seating, bright living area, and dining set-up. But apart from your rented space, the guests can also use the garden with barbecue facilities and a swimming pool, where you lounge, bond, and have fun with friends or family.

Peacock cottage
65 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if you opt for the delicious breakfast the coffee isreally good
it is a very spacious cottage with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay
the cottage we stayed in was very spacious and comfortable
gorgeous quaint rustic cottages - warm comfy beds hot showers
the teas and water in the room was much appreciated
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and the swimming pool was very nice for the kids
the lodge is peacefulll clean and well fitted
the apartment is clean and the kitchen has everything needed
samantha's cottage was great clean and perfect for what we needed
prompt response great service and clean and well kept ammennities
Host:
amazing host amazing place amazing staff
samantha was a great host
samantha is a great host who really makes you feel at home
samantha is a great host
samantha is a lovely host was of great help throughout our stay
Location:
beautiful location lovely accommodation so close to everything
great location if you are looking for quietness and peace
easy access to main road shops and it’s a secure a very property
interesting place with fantastic swimming pool for hot days
a great place to stay
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10. Mafiri's studio apartment (from USD 50)

Stay in this newly refurbished studio apartment in Bulawayo offering a loft bedroom. Enter the bright living room that is connected to a fully fitted modern kitchen where you can make your own meals. The bedroom upstairs on the loft has great natural light and features a double bed along with a huge built-in closet space. The bathroom features a separate bathtub and an enclosed shower with sink and toilet. This apartment is close to the city center and is near the Kumalo airport. One can also visit the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe and the Ascot Race Course.

Mafiri's Loft Apartment
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
29 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
such a wonderful place very modern loft style studio with kitchen all you need amenities
Cleanliness:
extremely clean and cozy
Host:
however didn't meet host but they were responsive and helpful
ground staff are super helpful and available 24 / 7
instead while check in their nice caretaker with his wife made my stay unforgettable
its a great place to stay it's kind like a mini hotel where you are treated like royal
Location:
yvonne's place was very comfortable and we'll suited to our needs
this is the place to stay when you have visited bulawayo everything about the place is just excellent
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11. A hillside paradise with a lovely garden (from USD 200)

Stay in leisure at this charming hillside home when vacationing in Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe. It features a lovely living area, a dining room, a well-equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and a charming garden/backyard. You can also find modern amenities here, such as air conditioning, a dryer, washer, television, Wi-Fi, an iron, and family-friendly features, for a comfortable stay. Experience the tranquility of this serene area of Africa. Go for a refreshing stroll in the natural environment outdoors.

Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe
19 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 3 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
fantastic airbnb sparkling clean and stylish with homely touches
lovely home very clean and tidy
wani`s place is clean and fresh offers a perfect resting place
a fantastic clean location with exceptional hospitality
a truly stylish home very comfortable & spotless
Host:
good housekeepers/caretakers who were very attentive
great hosting with excellent service delivery from the helping staff
lovely home and great hosts also the house keeper is an amazing soul
house helpers were friendly and helpful
great value for money the staff are very friendly and keep the place clean
Location:
the location was very accurate nice quiet suburb close to town and shops
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12. Cosy and comfortable cottage

Stay in this cosy, bright and comfortable cottage in Bulawayo. This Airbnb property offers a living room with an entertainment centre and a comfortable couch to relax. You get the fully fitted kitchen with refrigerator, combi oven, microwave and kettle. Relax in the double bedroom that features a comfortable mattress and the convenience of a mosquito net at night to get a good and uninterrupted sleep. This place is a two-minute walk to the Hillside Shopping Centre, restaurants, café and post office. It offers a good base to visit the Victoria falls, Matopos National Park, Hwange National Parks and the Zimbabwe Ruins.

Cozy, comfortable,bright and central cottage.
Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe
5 reviews
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Host:
mervin was a friendly host and we greatly appreciated the lemons and pawpaws from the trees
priscilla was flexible when we changed our booking and incredibly helpful throughout
Location:
great place well worth staying at if you are in bulawayo
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13. The Bulawayo Club

Consider the opportunity of staying in The Bulawayo Club which is in the heart of Bulawayo. The Bulawayo Club gives the vibe of a distinguished gentlemen’s club offering accommodation and dining apart, from the plethora of other amenities like a historic library, restaurant, bar and a snooker room. This nineteenth-century building offers fifteen rooms to choose from that range from standard and premium rooms to executive suites with single and double occupancy featuring non-allergen pillows and duvets. Stay in style and pamper yourself in this graceful boutique hotel. Arrange for guided tours of the city and plan day trips to the Matopos National Park and other places of interest in Bulawayo. The Club is in the Bulawayo’s business district and offers convenience for site seeing, shopping, dining and entertainment.

The Bulawayo Club
Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe
3 reviews
Room in boutique hotel 29 Beds 15 Bedrooms 15 Bathrooms

A myriad accommodation options in Bulawayo

Being Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo’s colonial past houses the country’s numerous examples of early Victorian buildings. With many museums, art galleries, restaurants and cafés bearing the colonial influences, tourists can explore this city through the help of Airbnb owners and managers who are glad to offer tips in learning more about this city. This article contains various accommodation option from grandeur to plain basic. Whatever your style and budget, you are sure to find a rare accommodation that will open the doors to a whole new adventure.

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