Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Invercargill, New Zealand - Updated 2024

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Are you ready for the wilderness? New Zealand has a richly deserved reputation for its stunning scenery. Invercargill, the country’s most southern city, is ideal for those who wish to find interesting things to do in the midst of nature. The spectacular scenery of the Fiordland National Park lies to the west, tempting fans of the great outdoors with its beautiful inlets, striking islands, and serene isolation. The city is also within easy reach of a host of hiking routes and trails, but it’s also popular for its sports facilities, stadium, and racecourse. And fans of man-made beauty need not feel left out either. Its museums will appeal to culture vultures, while Bill Richardson Transport World is bound to cast its spell on petrolheads who adore a dash of chrome and asphalt. For comfy accommodation, continue reading to find out about the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Invercargill, New Zealand.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 17, 2024.

1. Elegant accommodation with an equipped kitchen (from USD 80)

Located in the suburb of Gladstone, this two-bedroom Airbnb accommodation in Invercargill makes for a relaxing stay. It is only a stone’s throw away from popular places such as Queens Park and the supermarket of New World Windsor. The interiors of this white-walled rental are tastefully designed with classy furniture and elegant decor. Air conditioning and heaters promise a comfy stay all year round. Guests will also have a well-appointed kitchen at their disposal for preparing meals when hunger strikes.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
2.72 km (1.7 mi) from Bill Richardson Transport World
158 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fast wifi full kitchen super spacious sun room washer/dryer…
immaculate inside new furnishings throughout spacious rooms and super comfy beds
the bungalow is fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay comfortable
great cozy place to stay
Cleanliness:
clean and warm unit
it was clean tidy and very spacious
the house is very clean warm and well appointed
absolutely clean quite and had everything that you need
super comfortable and clean
Host:
stephen was a great host and very approachable
host's very friendly and prompt responses to any questions or communication
stephen was most helpful assisting us with check in
a great host awesome house very warm roomy everything you need
Location:
the location is a 5 minute walk to queens botanical gardens and is located in a very neat neighbourhood
great location nice and quite
nice quiet location
easy walk into town with supermarket close by
short walk to the beautiful queens gardens
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2. Cosy bed and breakfast for two in Hargest (from USD 61)

You will find this cosy rental near the riverside in Invercargill’s suburb, Hargest. Steps away from the Waihopai River, this Airbnb is a perfect choice for a pair of lovebirds on a romantic getaway in New Zealand. A comfy bed ensures a good night’s sleep after a tiring day of sightseeing. A crib is also provided for infants. The rental is furnished with an internet connection and a workspace that lets you go about a smooth day of remote work if needed.

A complimentary breakfast of cereals and milk can be savoured every morning of your stay here. Frozen meals and fresh dinners can be ordered for an additional cost. You can also make a light meal in the kitchen that has a microwave, kettle, and toaster.

Free car parking facilities are available on the premises for guests visiting in their own vehicles.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
2.21 km (1.4 mi) from Bill Richardson Transport World
40 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great sized bathroom and the bedroom/living space was functional comfy and bright
large bathroom with lovely soft towels spares in the bathroom cabinet and ample toiletpaper
a super clean quiet comfortable little spot with a view over the neighborhood
well priced and the addition of breakfast was awesome
Cleanliness:
very comfortable and clean accomodation
great wee spot very clean
beautiful apartment easy to use and very clean
Host:
the hosts are very friendly and hospitality
nick was very kind to drop me at the airport
great hosts the space was perfect felt at home
friendly hosts who asked how was our stay and briefly had small conversations with us
fantastic stay - lovely hosts and home thank you
Location:
breakfast of toast and cereal was great good location on way to bluff for stuart island
clear messages from hannah and the area was very quiet/private
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3. Stylish 1-bedroom property for up to 3 guests (from USD 80)

A great option for a couple or small family, this one-bedroom house can sleep up to three guests. It has won fulsome praise from previous guests. It scored top marks across the board, earning itself such plaudits as “fabulous,” “superb,” and “amazing” from impressed visitors. The property itself boasts of a pleasant decor, includes a full kitchen, satellite TV, and even a private patio. What’s more, it is within easy walking distance of the local park and shops, so there’ll be plenty to do when you venture out.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
1.69 km (1.1 mi) from Bill Richardson Transport World
455 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
awesome breakfast provided coffee machine available too
all the furnishings are lovely and comfortable
the cottage was extremely clean and comfortable and the amenities provided were so handy
the bed was very comfortable and the lounge/courtyard were also very good for relaxing
the electric blankets on the bed kept us nice and warm
Cleanliness:
brilliantly clean comfortable and convenient
clean stylish and comfortable accommodation
the apartment is clean and luminous
spotless sophisticated and very comfortable
a beautiful place that is stylish clean and uncluttered
Host:
jenny was an amazing host
jenny knows how to host with excellence
jenny is definitely a super host
jenny is a superb host: helpful generous and considerate
jenny is very friendly and quick to respond to any questions
Location:
grocery stores and delicious fish shop just walking distance from the property
great location and very quiet
the location was perfect and close to everything you would need
also a great location
great place with everything you need close to town
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4. Cosy room for two guests 20 minutes from Stadium Southland (from USD 28)

This private room is one of the most affordable properties on this list, thanks to its use of airbeds. The room can sleep up to two guests. It should appeal to sports or music fans on a budget as it is just 20 minutes away from the ILT Stadium Southland. Breakfast is provided. Home comforts include a TV, WiFi, and access to the host’s kitchen. What’s more, there’s free on-site parking, so those who plan on using their own transport to get around will have no problem getting to and from the site. Former guests were very impressed by the rental’s value for money and the warm welcome from the host.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
988 meters (0.7 ft) from Bill Richardson Transport World
439 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable room with good heater
the room is large and the (air) bed is very comfortable
our room was quiet spacious and the air bed was comfortable
the air mattress was surprisingly comfortable and overall it was an awesome stay
the room is nice and comfortable the bed has electric blankets and heater
Cleanliness:
cleanliness can be improve
the room is clean and warm
spacious and clean room for a reasonable price
our room was amazing - spotless clean very bright and so cozy
the room was spacious clean and comfortable
Host:
lovely host and cosy home
so kind and nice host
lovely place and lovely host
lovely room with lovely host
she is such a good host
Location:
the location is great too
it is close to public transport shops and attractions
location is great for going to bluff or invercargill
friendly host the location is good and its very near to new world supermarket
unns place is ideally located for visiting invercargill and southland
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5. Private room for 2 (from USD 35)

Just minutes away from shops, restaurants, and the local swimming pool, this private room is a good choice for a solo traveler or couple who hope to be well-placed during their stay and at a reasonable price. It is also within easy reach of the South Institute of Technology. It comes with WiFi (between 8 am and 10 pm) and a laptop-friendly workspace should your trip be for study rather than for pleasure. Past guests were so pleased with their stay that some have revisited on multiple occasions. The rental also scored top marks for location and value for money.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
1.47 km (1.0 mi) from Bill Richardson Transport World
136 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in villa 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked great thank you :)
the room is quite good but there was a strong odour
the bedroom was large with a very comfortable bed and the house easy to find
would recommend everyone to stay by them if there is still a room left
the room i had was very spacious and the bed very comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and perfect for a short stay
the bed was clean and comfortable
the room was clean and spacious
the room is tidy and clean as well
lovely clean cotton sheets on a comfortable bed
Host:
good host with baby and arranged our request smoothly
the hosts are kind and helpful
host is very friendly and the moment i entered i felt great hospitality
the hosts were very nice and helpful
a very kind host-family
Location:
the location is super central and really close to supermarkets gas stations burgerking
great location near countdown and caltex
this is located in a very convenient location for almost everything but really quiet and comfortable
great central location opposite to queens park which is a must to walk around
very accomodating family at a great location
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6. Private rooms in a beautiful house with breakfast included (from USD 44)

Located within a beautiful house, this private rental in Invercargill is one of three available within the property–raising the possibility of booking multiple rooms should you plan on traveling as part of a group of up to six people (availability allowing and by arrangement). Breakfasts are available. Guests can also make use of the kitchen facilities. However, the presence of tantalizing restaurants just five minutes away on foot is sure to prove too tempting for culinary fans. Other amenities include a TV, WiFi, laundry access, and free on-site parking. Fans of the outdoors will also find much to enjoy–the property is just 10 minutes from Queen’s Park Gardens on foot, and guests can also make use of the host’s two mountain bikes and a further couple of road bikes, should they wish.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
2.71 km (1.7 mi) from Bill Richardson Transport World
182 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bathroom and kitchen facilities were fantastic including an amazing array of breakfast options
bed bathroom breakfast all exceeded my expectations and represent excellent value for money
it has all you need: a super equipped kitchen a breathtaking bathroom and a heated room
having our own lounge and heaps of space was great the beds were ultra comfy and super warm
the wonderful house offered plenty of space and i had a bathroom to myself
Cleanliness:
clean warm and comfortable
clean and well equipped bathroom
everything was spotlessly clean
nicola's place was beautiful and very clean
nicola’s place is amazing sparkling clean spacious room and bathroom
Host:
friendly and helpful hosts
lovely home and fantastic hosts
friendly helpful host
nicola & john were lovely hosts
she was very helpful and attentive and sweet
Location:
central location but quite as well
in a very good location
very conveniently located in a gorgeous street
great location near the city center
beautiful house in a central location
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7. Bright and breezy haven in Hargest (from USD 21)

Solo travelers or couples looking for a charming private double room at a low price will be impressed with this pet-friendly rental in Invercargill. Not only is it situated within the peaceful Invercargill neighborhood of Hargest, but it is also only 10 minutes by car from all other parts of this small city–including Stadium Southland and other local attractions and shops. It is also conveniently situated near a riverside walk that will appeal to walkers and cyclists alike. Amenities include air conditioning, cable TV, kitchen access, and WiFi access. There’s also free on-site parking, which will come in useful for reaching the rest of the city and exploring the wider area.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
2.45 km (1.6 mi) from Bill Richardson Transport World
80 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a very comfortable stay over at her house
a lovely comfortable and new room to relax in
the room was beautiful and well equipped
Cleanliness:
the house was very clean and modern
cosy and clean comes with a lovely dog would definitely recommend
fantastic place to stay very clean and comfy
overall clean well maintained property
fantastic place to stay clean nicely decorated and comfy
Host:
everyone i met in invercargill and the wider area were attentive knowledgeable and helpful too
mason green is a wonderfully loving and hospitable host
nice room with everything you could need good value for money and quick responses from host
gemma is always so helpful when never we txt her she reply straight away
nice clean room with everything you need good value for money and quick helpful responses from host
Location:
a morden room with good location
great quiet place to stay and very close to invercargill city
not walking distance from town but good if you have a little car to get about in
enough space a really comfortable bed and very good location
gemma s place is easy to find tucked away in a nice and quiet area
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8. Well-placed house for up to 7 guests

Great for a large family or group of friends, this spacious three-bedroom house in Invercargill can sleep up to seven guests. It also comes with a wide array of amenities to make you feel right at home. They include the ultra high-definition Smart TV, the well-equipped kitchen, or the games console for a little family multiplayer fun. Other home comforts include the WiFi access–should you wish to look up local attractions on the net during your stay–and laundry facilities. The house enjoys glowing reviews from previous visitors, who gave it full marks for cleanliness and its position just five minutes from the racecourse on foot and 100 meters (300 feet) from a supermarket and takeaway.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
870 meters (0.6 ft) from Bill Richardson Transport World
135 reviews  
Entire house 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
warm modern and cosy and good wifi
there is a nice tv and ps system for guests
also live the living room big curved screen tv and comfortable sofa gave us a good entertainment time
great wifi network comfortable beds and loads of towels etc
both said it was extremely tidy and a comfortable place to say
Cleanliness:
clean and well stocked
sparkly clean with everything we needed
it was super clean and very comfortable
the place was very clean and comfortable
clean organized and well-stocked place
Host:
larissa was an amazing host and made us feel so comfortable
larissa is most definitely a super host
thank you for hosting us larissa cheers
and the host is very kind & friendly
larissa is a very nice host warmed the room up before we came
Location:
is located pretty close by
great place and location
this house is in a great location
the location is also very near the city centre with quaint and beautiful neighborhood
spacious house in safe suburban neighbourhood
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9. Comfortable sunny home for 1 or 2 guests

This private room is another vacation rental that is likely to appeal to couples or solo adventurers. It is well-placed for roads into the city and comes with a glowing reputation. Despite just being a private bedroom, it comes with a range of amenities–from WiFi and TV to laundry and kitchen access. There’s also free on-site parking. Previous visitors were mightily impressed, praising the cleanliness, value for money, and location of this rental. It’s also located in a peaceful neighborhood, close to parkland and popular walks.

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2.86 km (1.8 mi) from Bill Richardson Transport World
138 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. Private double bedroom in Morton Villa

Not only does this private room come with a fantastic reputation among former guests, it also boasts of a very affordable price, meaning solo travelers or couples looking for a base that protects the wallet without scrimping on the accommodation will be very happy. Well placed for local eateries, cultural hotspots and parks, it also comes with a range of amenities. These include a TV, WiFi internet, and breakfast. Those who enjoy conjuring up their own culinary treats will also get access to the host’s kitchen. However, with so many restaurants close by, you’ll likely be giving them a whirl instead.

Stayed at this property?
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
1.34 km (0.9 mi) from Bill Richardson Transport World
275 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

11. bedroom house in Racecourse Road for up to 8 guests

Another property which scored highly among former guests, this two-bedroom property is ideal for a family and can actually accommodate up to eight people if needed. It is also located within easy reach of Invercargill’s popular sports facilities, including the stadium and racecourse. The stylish property also comes with a range of amenities to make your stay a true home-away-from-home experience. It also includes a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and a conservatory with a tranquil green garden where you can unwind. There’s also outdoor table space for those who wish to relax with good company in the open air. Previous guests were suitably impressed, giving it top marks across the board.

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2.81 km (1.8 mi) from Bill Richardson Transport World
222 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a few spaces to mingle around - huge living room backyard and open air bbq area
it has a lovely courtyard in the front and a cozy sunroom out back
a wonderful spacious clean home with a comfortable beds quiet neighbourhood with lovely views and a lovely garden
bathroom laundry and kitchen are well equipped with ample supplies we even got shampoo and conditioner highly recommended
amazing place stylish space modern kitchen
Cleanliness:
its clean and modern
clean spacious and light
a lovely spacious clean home
great super clean and classy place
it was clean and tidy
Host:
great service from hosts
the hosts were fantastic to deal with
an amazing space with a great host
great value for money friendly host - highly recommended
the host has added many nice touches for guest such toiletries
Location:
a true trifecta location
central and easy to get to
location is good only a few minutes from the supermarket
super comfy spacious and great location
house is in a good location and it's very big and modern
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12. Independent warm sunny space with double and twin bedrooms

Families may wish to consider this very affordable two-bedroom guest suite, which can sleep up to four people. Aside from its low-low price, this rental has received very warm write-ups from previous guests who gave it top marks across the board, praising its private vibe, its location just a few minutes from the city center by car, and position within easy reach of a supermarket and takeaways. The property itself comes with a balcony and kitchenette facilities–should you prefer to dine-in rather than fork out for takeaway food. You’ll also be able to come and go as you please, thanks to the private entrance. Amenities also include a TV and WiFi.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
1000 meters (0.7 ft) from Bill Richardson Transport World
508 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the heater is very good - great in the winter
entire place is clean and provide heater electric blanket those
i was late arriving and was nice to arrive to the heater on and a warm cosy room
comfortable beds and warm room
both rooms were well presented lovely and sunny and had everything we needed in the mini kitchen
Cleanliness:
clean and so well organized
clean warm comfortable great for our little dog
nice proberty with very clean rooms
everything was spotlessly clean and facilities were great
it was clean comfortable and tranquil
Host:
shirley is a great host
host was great to
shirley is a beautiful host
shirley was a great host and made us feel welcome
excellent accommodations and delightful host
Location:
great location as well
lovely place located near a central road in invercargill
great location place was really warm
the space is very cozy located in a quiet & safe area and is relatively close to food options
shirley provides a warm and cosy place to chill out but close enough for easy access to downtown attractions
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The South Island is waiting

Invercargill is the perfect hub from which to launch your South Island adventure. There are plenty of tip-top accommodation options ranging from Bookabach holiday homes to Airbnbs that you can choose from while making your holiday plans.

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