Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Christchurch Central, New Zealand - Updated 2023

airbnb Christchurch Central
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New Zealand is a country that is endowed with rich natural landscapes whose beauty will never cease to take everyone’s breath away and yes, that includes you. At least once in your life, you need to visit New Zealand to enjoy the beauty. If you are planning to visit New Zealand in the near future, do not forget to include Christchurch Central. As one of the best places to visit in New Zealand, the English heritage city of Christchurch offers many things to see and do. Marvel at the beauty of nature by visiting the Christchurch Botanical Gardens, which add to the beauty of Christchurch. Here, you can take a stroll among the lush plants and diverse fauna. The botanical garden also boasts an interesting collection of sculptures. Then, you should also visit the Sumner Beach. The beach with pristine sands is the best place to soak and swim, especially when it is hot during summer. While on the beach, make sure that you notice the popular landmark the Shag Rock. Finally, enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of the Riccarton Market and choose among a variety of goods sold in the market, from clothing items and second hand items to fresh food and vegetables. Note that the market is open on Sundays only. Keep reading to find the 15 best Airbnbs in Christchurch Central, Christchurch, New Zealand.

1. A private studio (from USD 60)

If you’re looking for the best Christchurch accommodation, Airbnb has the perfect option for you. Whether you are traveling alone or with a partner, this private studio may be the one you are looking for. Enjoy the ultimate vacation by staying at this property that offers a bedroom for two people. This contemporary studio also offers amenities such as a kitchen, Playstation 3, a large screen TV and unlimited wireless internet to keep you entertained. Many attractions are all within walking distance, such as the Christchurch Botanical Gardens and the Canterbury Museum. You will also be close to shops and many dining options.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
676 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were lots of thoughtful touches that made it comfortable and inviting
couple of notes:- excellent linen is used on the bed
the bed was very comfortable and the room had everything we needed
the room was amazing with some of the facilities
very clean and tidy
clean and nice
clean and comfortable room
very clean and neat
its very clean and comfortable
cynthia is a nice host
host is very friendly and nice
host was quick to communicate and provided clear instructions
such a kind host
communications were quick and responsive
easy walking distance to everything
the location is great
nice location just a quick walk to the city center
great place walking distance to the city
the location was great too being a short walk away from everything we needed
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2. An executive suite (from USD 85)

Enjoy a most pleasant stay at this modern executive suite that can accommodate two people. As a guest, you are granted complete privacy as you can enjoy your own spacious bedroom that comes with a super comfortable king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom. You will also enjoy other facilities such as essentials and wireless internet. The house is within a short walk to the Christchurch Botanical Gardens, the North Hagley Park, the South Hagley Park and several other points of interest.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
292 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked great
nice touches like the underfloor heating and towel heater on when i arrived
the bathroom was super modern and the furniture style was very aesthetically pleasing
the room is lovely with a beautiful bath
great comfortable bed in a large light room
beautiful clean and spacious room
the room was clean and spacious
good and clean environment
everything was clean and the bed was comfortable
bathroom clean and spacious too with superb bathroom facilities
georgie is a great host
good value and she is a fantastic host with great tips of the hospitality surrounds
i didn’t meet the hosts but everything was super easy
almost without exception airbnb hosts are outstandingly responsible and honest
georgie gave really detailed and helpful info on check-in procedure as well as nearby eateries
great location for museums and central city sites
really great location close to airport and walkable distance from downtown
great location and nice studio
great accommodation in a central location
great location quiet and comfortable
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3. A stylish studio (from USD 87)

One of the most stylish places to stay in Christchurch, NZ, this chic studio is ideal for a couple’s getaway or a solo traveler. Feel at home as you stay in this stylish studio that is decorated in such a way to give you that relaxed and warm atmosphere you can find in your own house. The studio is equipped with a king-sized bed along with facilities such as a bathroom, a microwave and a mini fridge. Staying at this studio means you can literally walk to all major attractions that are mentioned in the previous listings.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
460 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice cozy place with all the amenities
the apt is beautifully decorated with all the amenities that i needed
the room was a perfect space for two people
the apartment is bigger then it looks in the photos and stylishly furnished - would definitely recommend
we had such comfortable nights there
very clean and secure
place is very clean and well maintained
very clean well set up and comfortable apartment
stylish comfortable and clean apartment
spotlessly clean and the decor super cute
fantastic host with amazing service
the check in process was super easy and the hosts are very communicative
fantastic hosts willing to provide guidance and assist as needed
hosts are thoughtful and very responsive
great hosts friendly and quick to communicate with
great location right in the city center walking distance to everything
the best location in christchurch
cute place in a really great central location
perfect location and very convenient
great location and very comfortable bed
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4. A delightful apartment (from USD 109)

As one of the best short-term rentals in Christchurch, you are sure to have an enjoyable stay at this delightful apartment that comes with two comfortable beds and can accommodate three people. As a guest, you are granted access to the entire apartment and its facilities, such as wireless internet and an equipped kitchen. The whole city is literally on your doorstep. Everything can be reached by a short and pleasant stroll.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
382 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a very stylish apartment with plenty of natural light
it was very comfortable and the bedding was lovely
we vey much enjoyed staying in their light and airy apartment
the entire apartment was exactly as in the pictures and felt totally comfortable and safe
we had an amazing stay at this apartment
clean and well furnished
place was sparkling clean and stylishly designed
room was clean and fully equipped
zeenie and sarah’s place was great it was super clean and comfortable
well equipped and spotlessly clean
the hosts were excellent communicators
the hosts are nice and responsive
hosts are easy to communicate with
the hosts were also easy to contact and were very accommodating
the hosts were super helpful when i wanted to extend my booking and were great to communicate with
the location is fantastic
great location right in the city center walking distance to everything
cute apartment in a nice and convenient location
many central christchurch sites of interest are within easy walking distance
fantastic location and gorgeous apartment
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5. A home away from home (from USD 41)

Enjoy a relaxed staycation in this apartment that provides you that feeling of a home away from home. You will rest comfortably in a spacious bedroom that features a queen sized bed, a private bathroom as well as tea and coffee maker with a mini fridge and other amenities. The apartment is within close proximity to all attractions and entertainment. You should check out a popular bar in the Ridges Hotel nearby called the Bloody Mary’s. People enjoy visiting the bar to have some fun.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
518 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
heated bathroom floor tiles were amazing in cooler weather
feels like hotel with great touch comfortable linen and super complete amenities
also best wifi connection i've had so far in traveling new zealand
room was true to the photos
neat and tidy place with all the amenities you will need and very comfortable for two
very clean and fresh bed linen and towels
a lovely clean central apartment
it’s clean tidy and comfortable apartment
very clean private good communication very walkable location
and the room is clean and tight
karen was attentive and responsive when needed
karen was a superb host respond promptly to messages and very helpful
this unit was clean well equipped and responses from the host were quick
very nice host the room is comfortable and clean
karen was very responsive and i highly recommend this listing to anyone visiting christchurch
the location was truly very central
great location close to the city
great location handy to the city
super location every thing you need within walking distance
great place and close to town
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6. Heritage cottage for four

Welcome to Harper Cottage, a beautiful heritage home constructed in 1880. The exterior of the home is one of the loveliest you will see of its kind. The interior has a different feel to it. It has a modern design and a mix of contemporary and classic furnishings and features.

Two well-appointed bedrooms provide enough sleeping space for a group of four. The bathroom is bright and sunny. You will love the huge kitchen that comes complete with a center counter and everything you need to prepare a small feast. You get to dip in the outdoor hot tub, as well. Wi-Fi and on-site parking come free.

571 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good amenities and wifi
it is very comfortable and has good amenities
the cottage had everything needed for the stay and was very cozy and comfortable
the cottage was lovely and cosy with a great fireplace in the living room to keep us warm
a perfect place for 2 couples like us with two queen beds
a lovely cottage clean and tidy
adorable cottage clean beautiful touches inside we loved it
beds were comfortable place was clean heating worked well
the house is clean and welcoming and well insulated with sufficient heating
wonderful house clean and great amenities
great host and charming warm house
jane provided great local recommendations and was responsive
highly recommend as a friendly and responsive host
cute place & nice host
jane was also so friendly and responsive
great house in strategic location
the location was also great
walkable to all the main attractions in town
we were pleased with location and every detail
great location close to cbd and shops around the corner
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7. Apartment with modern design (from USD 85)

This apartment is located within the owner’s house. However, the place is self-contained and the owners do not have direct access to it. If privacy in a homey vacation spot is what you are looking for, you have come to the right place. Good for four, the apartment has a bedroom and a spacious bathroom where you can move around easily. The kitchen comes complete with the best appliances you can buy.

With white as the dominant color, the design of the apartment has a bright and airy feel to it. You will not go wrong in choosing this stunning place for your next vacation to Christchurch.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
623 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good cooking facilities and wifi
the upper space comprised of a fully functional kitchen and a huge bedroom with an attached toilet
extra touches like robes the beautiful breakfast supplies were amazing
not only she helped to do the laundry she also helped to fold them nicely
oh not forgetting the bed is super nice too
gina's place was very clean and comfortable
the place was super clean and spacious
gina place is really clean and spacious
relaxing clean sunny space with deliciously comfortable beds and wonderfully clean crisp linen
very nice clean & cosy apartment in a quiet neighborhood
gina was a wonderful host
gina is the perfect host
gina is a charming host
gina is the most wonderful host
they are excellent hosts
really nice neighbourhood & 10 minute drive to airport
good location near city center and short drive to everywhere
good location to walk in the city center
great location great extras such as pool and breakfast
it is in a great location close to the city
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8. Chic second floor apartment or two in Central City Christchurch (from USD 53)

Guests of two can comfortably book a few nights or so at Gary’ tasteful and chic flat in the hear of Christchurch and just near the main attractions like Victoria Street, cafes and bars. The flat is located on the second floor and is pretty accessible with grade A amenities and a lux interior intact. Guests can enjoy a comfortable night’s rest on a high-quality queen bed, with a space inviting to light. Amenities include WIfi access, TV, fully functioning bathroom with essentials and hot water. Those who drove up can park freely on the street. Visit Central Cty Christchurch and make the smart and convenient choice of staying at a great homestay over another hotel.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
733 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we also loved that the apartment had a microwave and kettle for making coffee in the morning
the apartment was quiet and had lovely garden views
small space but bright and comfortable
did get very hot in the sun so the fan came in handy
we had a warm and comfortable stay
was clean and tidy
extremely clean and functional
the apartment was very clean & tidy
clean quiet and well kept
nice and clean bathroom
excellent host who responded instanly
fab apartment garry is a great host
thx for hosting us
easy walking distance to downtown
ideal place in central christchurch
amazing location central to everything
great location in christchurch walking distance to all attractions
great location and nice apartment
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9. Chic two-bedroom townhouse with garden patio in the heart of Christchurch

Christchurch is a rather quaint yet busy part of New Zealand with a great community and an evolving nightlife and cuisine. Staying close to all that is a great move for those who are traveling to Christchurch for the first time. A chic Scandinavian inspired townhouse awaits you at Martin’s place which is conveniently in the CBD with main attractions like New Regent Street just close by foot. The townhouse is beautifully decorated and accented with tropical touches pleasing to the eye. It can accommodate up to five guests with two queen bedrooms and a sofabed in the living room. The kitchen is spacious with ample counter space and a clean countertop for basic meal prep and cooking. Guests who wish to stay outside for breakfast can do so in the charming garden patio. Amenities include Wifi, air conditioning, heating, free parking, and luggage drop off among others.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
272 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
was a lovely modern place which would be comfortable for any length of stay
we really loved the location and updated furnishings kitchen etc
the space was comfortable and met our needs
nice place with comfortable beds & enough room for all
martin's apartment was an absolutely terrific space and martin was an absolutely terrific host
really clean perfect spot
cleanliness of linen should be improved
very clean and handy to everything
very stylish clean and comfy
the space was *spotlessly* clean and thoughtfully and tastefully furnished
martin was a great host
martin is a great host
martin is a great host
great hosts - highly recommended
marty is a very nice host
the location is fantastic
amazing location so close to everything
the location is great
great location and quiet place
really good location and facilities
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10. Pet-friendly accommodation for a solo traveler (from USD 38)

If you are a solo traveler on a holiday in Christchurch, then book a stay at this lovely accommodation in a wooden villa. The host of this Airbnb offers a well-appointed bedroom and a full bathroom in his beautiful 110-year-old home. The room has a comfortable bed, a desk and a chair, and a chest of drawers. A lovely breakfast is available every day. This pet-friendly rental also offers access to a lounge and kitchen. A bus stop with buses to the city is just 100 meters (0.06 mi) away from this vacation rental.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
511 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent room at a fantastic price has all the necessary amenities and is very clean
we had great conversations over a lovely breakfast about all kind of topics
peter is definitely the icing on the cake of this lovely comfortable airbnb stay in christchurch
warm clean room and amenities waiting for me
the room is cosy and quiet great breakfast
the house is clean and warm
good communication and his house is spotless
place is nice clean & lovely
it is a clean and very cosy place to stay
the room is very comfortable and clean
peter is a great host :)
peter is a wonderful host
peter is a great host
peter is an amazing host
peter is an amazing host
nicely renovated charming house located a good walk from the city center but convenient bus close
perfect location for visiting christchurch
great location if you are on foot
easy to go to the center by bus or by car in few minutes
the place is quiet away from the city center but easily accessible by bus
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11. A spacious apartment

This spacious apartment features a bedroom and a bathroom for two people. You can sit back and relax in the living space that is equipped with a comfortable couch and TV. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the private courtyard near the living space, which can also be used to have a barbecue at night. The kitchen is fully equipped and you can also use the wireless internet for free. Whatever it is you need, it can be found easily down the street: eateries, shops, casinos and more. You don’t need to worry about attractions as they are all outside your door.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
281 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great touch having electric blankets for the bed
fantastic apartment perfectly placed in a great city we loved the calm interior of the place
very well equipped spotlessly clean excellent wifi stylish and comfortable
breakfast food and beverages were generous
clean and nicely furnish apartment
very clean and well-equipped
very clean well maintained and most comfortable
the place was exceptionally clean
it is modern clean and well equipped
jane is a wonderful host who helped us in our queries
the host was wonderful and even allowed us to push back check out time on late notice
check in is easy with helpful instructions
we loved our stay marilyn is well organized and very responsive
perfect location in chch city
perfect location walking distance to town
nice location near to botanic garden and within walking distance to several restaurant
the location is brilliant every place of interest is within walking distance
great location for exploring christchurch
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12. A grand apartment

If you choose to book this grand apartment, you will be staying in an old government building. This grand apartment is perfect for those traveling with some travel buddies or lovely family members as it can accommodate six people. The apartment is equipped with three bedrooms and three bathrooms and will spoil you with modern facilities such as a swimming pool, sauna and spa, a gym, a fully equipped kitchen and more. The apartment is very close to many attractions. You will reach the Canterbury Museum and the Christchurch Botanical Gardens in no time.

74 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 6 Guests

13. A pleasant room

This next accommodation is a pleasant room in an apartment that is equipped with everything you need during your stay. You will have a good night sleep in a French style bedroom that comes with a double bed, a large wardrobe and other basic amenities. Feel free to use the kitchen and access the wireless internet. Breakfast will be served daily so there is no need to rush in the morning, you can really enjoy your stay here.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
102 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

14. A charming cabin

This charming wooden cabin is for those who are looking to enjoy warmth during their stay. The cabin comes with one comfortable bedroom and one shared bathroom, making it suitable for solo travelers or couples. The kitchen and wireless internet along with some other standard facilities are all yours. You do not need public transportation to get you to the city’s attractions. While staying here, make sure to visit Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Cathedral, which is one of the best famous buildings in New Zealand.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
155 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
julia is great stayed with her twice both enjoyable and comfortable
julia is a lovely friendly person with a hilarious cat a nice comfortable warm bed
the room was perfect and comfortable
julia’s place is so cosy and quaint the room stays lovely and warm and the bed is incredibly comfortable
a very nice place to stay when in christchurch cozy homely
the house is nice clean and tidy
room is very clean with nice little touches
the bathroom and shower is very clean
it is very clean and julia super friendly
we had a great time here the space was very clean with lovely thoughtful touches
a great host
she was very helpful and welcoming and was happy to give advice
thank you super host
and julia is an awesome host that makes us feel like at home
julia is an awesome host and could always offer help when needed
nice spot close to town
great location and walking distance to the city centre
very comfortable and great location
julia's place is perfectly located in the heart of christchurch
close to the heart of the city it's a quiet location and perfect for what we needed
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15. A modern apartment

Providing one spacious bedroom and one modern bathroom, this apartment is ideal for couples and solo adventurers. The apartment is equipped with all modernities to make you feel comfortable. You can have access to the kitchen and wireless internet as well as other facilities in the apartment. Take a pleasant stroll in the neighborhood that features a myriad of attractions, such as the Canterbury Museum and the Christchurch Botanical Gardens, and all kinds of entertainment.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
333 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lot of facilities and thoughtful touches like a variety of teas ironing board hair dryer etc
the apartment is a very comfortable space with all amenities
the little book exchange in the living room is a lovely touch too
the shower can be a bit temperamental but otherwise we had a most comfortable stay
the washing machine was great and there were some breakfast items
very clean and comfy
clean and nicely decorated place
sean and tosca were very easy to communicate with and their place was very clean
sean’s home is clean cozy quiet and we found all we need in the apartment
clean neat tidy and had everything we needed
the host is very kind
great hosts highly recommend
the hosts also provided lots of little touches to make our stay easy and comfortable
the hosts' instructions for self check in were very clear
the apartment has a nice ambiance and the hosts prompt in replying to questions
the location is fantastic walking distance to the city
great location for a city break
the location is very convenient - walking distance to all the major points of interest
great location - just a stroll away from the botanic garden
perfect location everything required within walking distance
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Have the best vacation in Christchurch Central!

As one of the top rated destinations in New Zealand, Christchurch is definitely a must visit in the country. Visit Christchurch, especially the Christchurch Central area, for a couple of days to have the best vacation you will always cherish. And during your trip, choose to stay at one of these 15 best Airbnbs in Christchurch Central, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Frequently asked questions about Top Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Christchurch Central, New Zealand

1. Which is the best pet-friendly Airbnb in Christchurch?

Very few Airbnbs in Christchurch are pet-friendly. If you are traveling to this beautiful city with your furry friend, you might want to book this pet-friendly accommodation for a solo traveler.

2. Which is the best Airbnb with a spa in Christchurch?

Not many Airbnbs in Christchurch have a spa. But if you are keen on staying at a property that offers access to one, then we recommend booking this grand apartment in an old government building.

3. Which Airbnbs in Christchurch are good for families?

A few Airbnbs in Christchurch are good for families. If you are travelling with children or extended family, then you could consider staying at this grand apartment in an old government building or this stylish studio.

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