13 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Reading, United Kingdom - Updated 2021

airbnb Reading, Great Britain
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Reading is a large town in Berkshire, England that is mostly known for its music festival, the Reading Festival. The Thames and Kennet Rivers meet in this city. In medieval times, the confluence of the two rivers made Reading a bustling trading post. You can learn about the city’s long and rich history by heading to the Reading Museum or visiting its ancient buildings. Additionally, you can stroll through the riverside and pop into one of the many shops, cafes, and restaurants that are concentrated in the area. If you are planning a trip to Reading, then check out our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Reading, United Kingdom and book a room today.

1. Riverside home in quiet central area (from USD 38)

Do you like both the hustle and bustle of the city and the tranquility and peace of the countryside? You can find both in this riverside home. It is located right by the river, and the windows and glass doors in the simply decorated house allow you to have a clear view of the water. The neighborhood is quiet even though you are still in the center of the city. Many of the city’s top attractions are within walking distance. There is also a nearby train station that you can use to travel to peripheral parts of the city.

Priv bathroom in quiet central area
Reading, England, United Kingdom
195 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i especially loved the view from the living room
would be better if the room door is lockable
the room the location the amenities are unbeatable value
the apartment was better than expected in terms of convenience and cleanliness
ben is a lovely host and the view from his living room along is worth the stay
Cleanliness:
clean and comfortable home
super great place to stay very clean quiet and relaxing
the bedroom and bathroom were clean ample sized and comfortable
the bathroom was always clean and the room is perfect for a couple
the house is very nice and clean
Host:
the combination result in a most enjoyable space and host
ben was a great host
ben is a wonderful host
ben is a wonderful host makes you feel at home
ben was a great host
Location:
really good location only a few minutes walk from the train station right on the river
a perfect location - a few minutes walk from the train station and supermarket
a great location for work as the train station is a 5 mins walk
very good location near the reading station and a beautiful home right by the thames
fabulous location right by the thames and in easy walking distance of reading town centre
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2. Private room and private bathroom/shower (from USD 43)

This minimalist apartment is virtually all white. It is conveniently located about 10 to 15 minutes away from train stations, making navigating the city quite simple. Popular attractions such as the Oracle Shopping Center, a large shopping mall; and Bill’s Restaurant, a popular restaurant known for its breakfast food, are only a few minutes away. There will be no shortage of activities for you to do in this accommodation.

Private room & private bathroom/shower
Reading, United Kingdom
159 reviews
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is also very nice with complete cutlery and utensils
very nice bathroom all to yourself :)
) there's a comfortable l-shaped sofa in the kitchen/sitting room
big room with an excellent private bathroom
room and bathroom are great and the flat is really calm and lovely
Cleanliness:
clean and safe and quiet
very clean quiet and cozy flat
jf's place was spotlessly clean and very quiet
the appartment is very clean and comfortable communication with jf was very easy
the room was clean and bright
Host:
great host as well
jef was an amazing host
jf is a great host
host has been friendly and helpful
jf is a great host
Location:
good location very close to the centre
university campus pretty much within walking distance as well
the location was good also
the location is perfect a short walk to the center and to the university
perfect location for work the next day in central reading
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3. Delightful and cozy Shepherds' Hut (from USD 90)

The hut is simply charming. The garden in front of the small house is filled with lush bushes and vibrant flowers. There is also a patio table outdoors so that you can admire the green scenery. Inside, the house is well lit and airy. The mostly white decor with hints of pale yellow and pink makes the hut a cheerful place to be. Every morning guests are offered a hearty full English breakfast to fuel them for their adventures in the city. With the city center just about five minutes’ drive from the house, you can spend less time traveling to attractions and more time making new memories.

Delightful and Cosy Shepherds Hut
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
138 reviews
Private room in shepherd's hut 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very strong wifi connection also a bonus would recommend 100%
we were spoilt for choice with a wonderful spread of breakfast
a different experience comfy cosy with great views and a lovely breakfast
breakfast is wonderful in particular the view out of the window of the fields and wildlife
the hut itself is luxurious: fitted with a lovely shower room and with pretty and practical furnishings
Cleanliness:
it was clean and we were welcomed with homemade biscuits and fresh milk for our tea
a peaceful beautiful & clean environment plus wonderful host
it was beautifully decorated clean private peaceful and restful to stay in
clean peaceful friendly and breakfast to die for
the shepherds hut is cosy and clean very comfortable
Host:
our host made us feel very welcome
great hosts and superb breakfasts
sue was the perfect host and a lovely woman
sue and bob are absolutely amazing hosts with brilliant hospitality they really do make you feel at home
sue is a wonderful and attentive host
Location:
very rural but close to many places of interest
there are also great walks close by
location is ideal for getting down to kinswear and further afield
all you may need in that wonderful location
her garden is a joy and the location is wonderful
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4. Light contemporary room (from USD 49)

This modern room is extremely stylish with its white, dark brown, and gray color palette. It is about a five-minute walk from the city center. You will be able to amble along the riverside. Sample delicious foods, and visit some of the city’s top attractions.

Light Contemporary room in off street/rd apartment
Reading, England, United Kingdom
105 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as the room didn’t have a fan or air conditioning it can get rather warm during the day
the bed was amazing with a memory foam mattress that ensured a full night's uninterrupted sleep
a very comfortable bed and lovely room
the room is comfortable and the apartment is modern and has everything you need
the bathroom is perfect as well
Cleanliness:
very clean and quite
very clean and comfortable
really nice and clean flat
very nice and clean flat
the place was spotlessly clean
Host:
john was a great host
john was a very good host
the host is kind and easy going
john was friendly and honest
john has been a wonderful host
Location:
great location as well
excellent location and very safe
what a great place perfect location within walking distance to the train station
a lovely and cosy place the location is walking distance to town
location is really good 3 min to university 7 to center of the city
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5. Large cozy room with separate access, near town (from USD 57)

This accommodation is about seven minutes’ walk from the Reading Railway Station. You can take a train to head to the city center and generally travel throughout the city. If you prefer to walk, or would like to get more exercise, you can walk to the city center in about 20 minutes. Though it is close to Reading’s center, the room is far enough to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The house itself is cute, with several potted plants right outside, and a color scheme that paired pale, mint green with classic, neutral colors.

Large, cosy room with separate access, near town.
Reading, United Kingdom
161 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great place to stay with private entrance and toilet/sink
they welcomed us nicely and even helped us take our heavy baggage to the room
a very friendly welcome and a comfortable room with extra facilities
nice room with own entrance
second time i’ve stayed - and once again warm welcome and a cosy room with great breakfast v good
Cleanliness:
a spotless clean house in a quiet area
the accommodation was clean & inviting
it’s quite clean and privacy
thank you catherine - a very comfortable and clean room
the place is very clean
Host:
host is really kind
host and family very helpful in welcoming us into their home
very helpful hosts
welcoming and helpful hosts top notch
nice and very friendly host and hostess
Location:
close to reading with easy access by bus train or even walking
good location not too far from the centre
it is a fantastic location 20 min walk from town
there is a bus station close to the house and can take you to reading town centre easily
a lovely stylish room in a great location
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6. Double room in a friendly household (from USD 28)

This rental is just a few minutes away from the Thames River. On nice days, you can walk along the riverside, feed the ducks on the river, visit the city’s most popular attractions, or even discover hidden gems. The house has a flower theme, with each room having different flower print furniture or art. If you would like to see real flowers, you can head to the nearest flower vase in the house or the garden outside the house.

Double room in a friendly household. Home away!
Reading, England, United Kingdom
177 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was comfortable it had good wifi parking easy good shower
best not to have high hopes for a comfortable warm well presented stay then you won't be disappointed
the bed is extremely comfortable and nice bathroom too with a great shower
we had a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
spacious and clean room
good place room clean and comfortable bed
the accommodation is clean and safe having its own lock
the room was spacious and very clean
the room is clean and spacious and the bed is really so comfy
Host:
she was very friendly
tarie is a friendly host
very accomodating host would recommend
lovely host and i would definitely stay over again
tarie was a good host and communicator
Location:
great location close to both the river and central reading
great location for reading town centre
really well located place close to the oracle
great value and great location
very friendly household good value and close to bus links into town
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7. Simple-value single bed in a serene bungalow (from USD 24)

Minimalists will love this no-frills, clutter-free room. It is located in Prospect Park, which is a quiet suburb of Reading, so you will not have to deal with the crowds and commotion of the city when you get back to your room at the end of the day. The city center, however, is only two miles away from the accommodation, and there is always a train that goes into town.

Simple Value Single bed in a serene bungalow
Reading, England, United Kingdom
71 reviews
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
manmeet's house was warm the single bedroom was comfortable and accurate to the description
tea/coffee making facilities would be an added bonus but overall it was a nice experience
very quiet and comfortable room with good local access to shops a sports centre and public transport links
easily accessible and made for a comfortable stay
nice and warm comfy bed
Cleanliness:
nice clean and quiet room
clean comfy super quiet
his place was clean and comfortable
house is nice warm and clean highly recommended
bathroom was clean and always had hot water
Host:
manmeet was a wonderful host
manmeet is a very friendly host
manmeet is a very friendly host
and manmeet is a great host
friendly host who offered a help yourself breakfast
Location:
quiet value for money and close to shops etc
for travel east of reading likely better to be more central
very nice comfortable and warm (website hidden by airbnb) quite location
great place to stay
great place for a short stay in reading
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8. Luxury apartment in a central location (from USD 102)

Featuring an all-white interior, with only touches of yellow, brown, and gray, this Airbnb vacation rental offers the comfort of modern living to its guests. The spacious bedroom is stylish and contains a flat-screen television and a king-size bed that can accommodate up to two guests. If you have additional guests with you, there is a sofa bed in the open-plan living space that can sleep another two people. Also, on that same space, you’ll find the seating area, dining set-up, and the fully functional kitchen, which is complete with all the usual cookware and utensils. Additionally, the property comes with a luxurious spa bathroom with a bathtub for those keen on having a relaxing staycation.

Luxury Central Apartment Reading Parking 4 guests
Reading, England, United Kingdom
208 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sofa bed was surprising comfortable
fully fitted kitchen with everything you need and a lovely communal room
comfortable kingsize bed and a flat screen tv both the bedroom and living area
the place has a gorgeous bathroom and beds were very comfy
however after staying at sinead’s stunning apartment we wouldn’t ever book a hotel again
Cleanliness:
lovely place clean and comfy
great place great communication and very clean fully recommend staying here
the flat was very clean
clean tidy comfy quiet & great value for money
everything was sparkling clean
Host:
awesome host and great place
great host very easy to cumincate
and sinaed was kind enough to accomodate early check in
sinead herself is a lovely host she is helpful and has quick responses via message or phone call
i highly recommend this host and place
Location:
sineads place is central to reading and a good walking distance from the station
perfect location for our visit to reading university
nice place with convinient location
the location is easily accessible and in a great location
great modern apartment located 2 mins drive/5mins walk from the oracle shopping centre
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9. Stylish house for four (from USD 97)

Located at the heart of Reading town center, with the Oracle and high street right at your doorsteps, this Airbnb vacation rental aims to make everything easy for you, starting from its convenient location up to providing a comfortable place to stay. The apartment contains one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area, which all can accommodate up to four guests. It also comes with a spacious open-floor-plan, complete with a stylish sitting area, fully functional kitchen, and a lovely dining set-up. Another great feature of this house is that it’s well-equipped with modern conveniences, including a flat-screen television with Netflix access and free high-speed internet for those who need to get some work done.

Tulip Apartment, Super Central - by Hostly
Reading, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi worked really well throughout the flat
having netflix is a treat and the living room/ kitchen is comfy and spacious
great apartment done to a high standard
Cleanliness:
great amenities a really clean and really stylish place
Host:
they were really helpful
the hosts are great helpful and reply almost instantly
also the host is really nice and friendly
communication with hosts easy with quick responses
hosts were so helpful when we had a few problems and really hospitable really love apartment and ideal location
Location:
easy walking to anything
lovely newly decorated apartment in a very central location in reading
nice well-appointed space in a great location right in the heart of reading
perfect for shops and train station
highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a central reading apartment
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10. Quiet private room close to Reading

This house is located in a quiet neighborhood just outside of Reading. Its location makes it ideal for visiting multiple cities in England since there are nearby bus stops that lead to the center of Reading. The city’s main transport station, where you can find trains to London and other cities, is only 15 minutes away from the house. After exploring several cities, you will enjoy returning to your homey accommodation.

Quiet private room close to Reading
Reading, United Kingdom
141 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is very comfortable and a good size to fit us and all our suitcases
the room was extremely comfortable
i had a great sleep and the breakfast was just fantastic
sallie does a great breakfast spread too thanks for a great stay
the room is a good size with space to work and a very comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
the room is very comfortable and the house is clean and well maintained
the room is big clean and with all the comforts
the room was everything i expected and needed: clean tidy and comfortable
it was great to be welcomed with a big smile enriching conversation and a beautiful clean house
the room was big and clean and the house is big and has a beautiful garden
Host:
sallie is a great host
sallies was an excellent host as always
sallie is a great host
a lovely host house and bedroom
a kind wonderful host highly recommended to stay at sally's home
Location:
it’s a great location being 10 mins away in a taxi
a beautiful location very quiet and restful
tidy room with a great location
there is a nice shopping centre nearby and frequent access to the city by bus
location is very nice convenient for getting to caversham and town centre
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11. Large double bedroom with parking

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, this large double bedroom rental with parking will suit your needs. The room is stylish with its use of hardwood and neutral tones, yet not distracting. It also includes a desk where business travelers can work. The popular Oracle Shopping center, bus stops, and train stations are in proximity to the accommodation.

Large Double Bedroom with parking
117 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

12. Cozy double room with smart TV and WiFi

The black and white color scheme in this double room makes it look crisp and contemporary. Though the room is simple, it has all the necessities and amenities needed for a good accommodation: smart TV, WiFi, good heating system, etc. It is only about one mile away from the city center. To reach the place, you can either walk or take the buses and trains that pass through the area.

Cosy small double room. Free visitor car parking.
Reading, Berskshire, United Kingdom
54 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
karine is super friendly and the room is very nice with an amazingly comfy bed
the room was comfortable
Cleanliness:
apartment is clean tidy in quiet neighbourhood
very clean tidy comfy and welcoming
just what i needed a clean comfortable room
clean house nice room and really nice part of town
Host:
karina and alan were great hosts
karine is a fantastic host
the hosts were lovely and friendly
lovely host family and good room
excellent accommodation and friendly host
Location:
fantastic location for reading town centre
location is great as well
location is good for the area
nice room nice location nice family
the room was great and location is a very easy walk into reading
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13. Chic little accommodation, close to Reading town center

This tastefully furnished apartment is a fantastic choice for couples in Reading, England, as it is a romantic getaway. It is located conveniently to Reading town center, where most of the best restaurants and shops are. This vacation rental is a lovely little haven and has a chic bedroom, a charming private bathroom, a functional kitchen, and a cute dining space for two. Plus, basic essentials are provided to guests, from fresh linens to towels and toiletries.

Summit house - opposite Reading train station
Reading, England, United Kingdom
96 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well equipped extremely comfortable bed - could not fault anything
we felt very comfortable in this apartment and may return next year
a modern stylish flat - very comfortable too
will definitely stay at moriah’s apartment again and would highly recommend
Cleanliness:
very clean and organised space
very clean and modern
a spotless and comfortable apartment
extremely clean apartment nicely decorated
spotlessly clean and excellent communication from the host
Host:
the host and team we very helpful and made the whole experience positive
lovely stylish flat quick responses from the host and very clean felt at home immediately
maria was also very helpful
Location:
great location very near reading train station
great location in right next to the station
great central location highly recommend
a perfect flat close to the train station and downtown reading
this is a perfect location for the station
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Fulfill your travel goals

What is on your travel “To Do” list for Reading? Do you want to shop till you drop at the Oracle Shopping Center or simply relax and feed the birds by the Thames River? Make sure the accommodation you select allows you to fulfill your main travel objectives as well as your budget and style!

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Hannah took her first international trip at one month old and has been traveling ever since. She loves being immersed in different cultures, trying new foods, meeting new people, and sharing her...Read more

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