Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Shillong, India - Updated 2024

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Shillong is in northeastern India and is the capital of the Meghalaya state. It is mainly known for its natural wonders. Since the 1800s, the city became known for its grassy rolling hills and was once referred to as the “Scotland of the East”. Shillong is also home to Lady Hydari Park, which is both a zoo and a manicured garden. You can also visit the lovely and clean Ward’s Lake and Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, where visitors can learn about the history and culture of the area’s indigenous people, or take your kids to Thrills Fun Park. Shillong is also endowed with several roaring waterfalls. What is on your must-see list for your Shillong trip? It’s best to plan because there are so many things to do! Have you found an accommodation that fits your style and needs and will allow you to experience everything that you would like? If not, check out this list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Shillong for some suggestions!

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 14, 2024.

1. My Annex Home

Have a relaxing stay in this lovely home located 4.83 kilometers (3 miles) away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. It is close to a river and waterfall and offers a soothing mountain view. You will find a local shopping center in the vicinity and the host can arrange transportation for you to get around if needed. Parking is free on the premises.

The house is heated to keep you warm and toasty and comes with a fully equipped kitchen so you can prepare your favorite recipes. You are welcome to bring your furry friends here.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
5.38 km (3.4 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
165 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a small living room which is nice as well with sofa
we were impressed with the provision of basic utensils and necessities provided in the kitchen
kitchen has basic sets like pan chapati roller other stuffs to make tea/coffee
its a good clean place
the house was clean 2
the toilet is outside and is clean too
it s also maintained very clean
the place is quite safe clean and a decent one
the hosts were nice
emdorini is undoubtedly a great host
the host is exceptionally helpful
emdorini was really really helpful throughout the trip
great host very polite and helpful throughout my stay
it is a good place away from the main city
a nice break from the busy streets
i will surely recommend others for this place in shillong at such a affordable price
a good place for family as a well
stayed at emdor ini's place during the last week of november on my meghalaya trip along with my friend
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2. Brio Villa Homestay (from USD 72)

Stay comfortably with your family in this spacious and charming villa situated in a peaceful neighborhood that comes with free onsite parking. Local shops are just a short walk away. The property features a balcony for relaxation.

You can prepare culinary delights in the well-stocked kitchen where you will find breakfast items. Superfast WiFi will allow you to work remotely, stream movies, and keep in touch with your loved ones. The house also contains a television for indoor entertainment and a bathtub for you to soak in a relaxing bubble bath.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
5.85 km (3.7 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
108 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms had a nice decor were spic and span
the place was exactly as advertised and kept very clean
the owner is really very helpful and respects privacy
wanda is extremely helpful as a host
they introduced us to their friendly dog who lives in their backyard just below our living space
wonderful place to stay in shillong
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3. Roilang Homestay

A homelike experience awaits you at this lovely guesthouse located in a tranquil neighborhood close to numerous local shops. The host can help you in planning an itinerary through which you can explore the undiscovered gems of Meghalaya and the Khasi ethnic community’s traditions and cultures.

The whole place is heated for your comfort and you will find a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast supplies and other essential ingredients. Moreover, there is WiFi and cable TV available to keep you updated and entertained.

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Shillong , Meghalaya, India
7.43 km (4.7 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
161 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
the house itself is very clean and cosy
the accomodation was sparkling clean and very well maintained
the property was very clean especially the linen n blankets
neat clean local tour help
the place was very clean and every facility was available
the host was very helpful and kind
n host is really wonderful caring n her hospitality is awesome
friendly hosts who are eager to offer help and are knowledgeable about the surrounding areas
the amazing hospitality and friendliness by the hosts adds the cherry on cake
mrs kharkongor is a fantastic host
great central location and very easy to reach
please choose this place without thinking twice
we felt like we went to visit our close friends
the apartment is kept really well and is situated at a very good location
the place is situated in a nice location and the space is just lovely
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4. Me La Ai BnB (from USD 72)

Have a memorable getaway at this spacious house located just five minutes from the city center. Boasting a mountain view, it is serene and far from the hubbub of urban life. Some of the finest restaurants and cafes are just a short distance from the property.

Prepare gastronomic delights in the well-appointed kitchen and enjoy dining in the landscaped garden. WiFi and a dedicated workspace come in handy for digital nomads. Cable TV, hair dryer, portable heater, and iron are other amenities provided.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
7.88 km (4.9 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
68 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
joy is definitely a super host
it's just perfect in real it's more vibrant than the pictures amazing host
absolutely loved the location which is a bit secluded offering a calm experience away from the hustling city
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5. Quiet hideaway with a valley view (from USD 26)

Relax and unwind in this comfortable apartment on the third floor, close to the forest dotted with pine trees. It boasts a gorgeous view and is situated right next to IIM Shillong. You can conveniently park your vehicle for free on the premises.

Whip up delicious meals in the well-appointed kitchen. Stay connected to the world, cyber commute, or catch up on your favorite shows via free WiFi. A pleasant bonus is the fire pit on the patio, so if it gets chilly in the evening, this is the right place to be.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
8.61 km (5.4 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
159 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 5 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place is awesome kitchen is stuffed with all the amenities we needed
the rooms are very clean and all useful amenities are in kitchen
we had a good and comfortable stay at lam's place
the place - is quaint clean and cozy
it is so clean and tidy
the room was clean and comfortable
it was super clean
value for money clean and spacious place
lam is an awesome host
lam is an excellent host
and a very good host
lam is a wonderful host
host is just a call away and very responsible
we also really liked the location a quiet neighborhood at a short distance from the main city centres
very cute and charming place with shops near by
great location with close proximity to the forest and city spots
the location is good with a convenience store and bakery very close by
it's a nice place at a good location
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6. Russet (from USD 19)

If you are the type of traveler who dislikes tourist traps and crowds, consider staying in this Russet accommodation. It is ideal for people who would like to uncover hidden gems in the city and avoid areas that are overly touristic. The private room is about three kilometers (1.86 miles) from the city center and is surrounded by traditional communities that are usually not frequented by tourists. The room itself is simple and colorful, and some of the amenities include wireless internet, breakfast, access to the kitchen, and cable television.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
8.69 km (5.4 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
146 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is as described and we also appreciate the well stocked kitchenette
~ a small kitchen was like the icing on the cake
the kitchen was very well stocked with some maggi rice sugar milk tea bags etc
the room is spacious with a nice yard in front
it had two comfortable beds and a sofa that can be doubled as another bed
very clean and nice place
very clean and nicely decorated place
the bathroom was very clean
bathroom was nice and clean
the place was super clean and very well maintained
host is brilliant with everything
annie is very helpful and great host
the host is very courteous and helpful
) anne is an amazing host who does everything to make her guests feel at home
anne was an amazing host to us
location is easy to locate
the place is located away from the hustle and bustle of shillong but still very easily accessible
it was easy to spot the location
we felt like stayed in close friends home
it's a nice cozy place pretty close to all the major eateries/attractions within shillong
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7. Kynjai Homestay (from USD 18)

Kynjai Homestay has a wooden theme, with most of the furniture either made of wood or a shade of brown. The rooms in the house have massive French windows which provide a view of Shillong’s famous grassy hills. Guests are given a complimentary breakfast each morning, and they can choose between a continental breakfast or an Indian one. The house is in a peaceful residential area but it is only about two kilometers (1.24 miles) from downtown Shillong.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
8.11 km (5.1 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
125 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
complimentary breakfast hotwater wifi
great place to stay comfortable and a nice view
the view from the room is amazing as we had booked top floor
it had all the basic amenities and the room was sparkling clean
jied’s very cool sister arranged for a full naga meal to be delivered to our room for dinner
this place was clean and neat
very neat and clean place
the room was clean and proper
clean and good value of money
the place is clean and neatly maintained
dajied is an amazing host
dajied is a brilliant host
dajied is super host
dajied was a great host
dajied is a great host
great place located near a big park
this is a really cute place
a little away from the central areas but it’s worth it
the location of this building is nice
it's located in a quaint calm residential area
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8. A perfect getaway (from USD 32)

This homestay is located 5km (3.1 miles) from the city center and is nestled among nature. Each room is spacious, sparkling clean, and has an en-suite bathroom with basic toiletries included. There’s also a complimentary breakfast provided and the dining room is available for lunches or dinners. Other amenities include WiFi, a TV (not in the rooms but in the living room), free parking on the premises, and a kitchen for guests to whip up their own meals.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
8.41 km (5.3 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
47 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 4 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the locality is on the outskirts of shillong with excellent views from our room and terrace
our room was on the top most floor adjacent to the terrace and hence we enjoyed it more
relatively big rooms good food ( they had dinner once)
lovely clean and comfortable rooms
it’s good and clean place
rooms are very spacious and clean
neat and clean place with cooperative staff
it has a lovely terrace and the rooms are spacious and clean
the staff is really great
excellent and helpful staff
the staff were very courteous and helpful specially banjop
lovely place great staff and good experience
the staff is super friendly and very accommodating
orange home stay is located at a place which is truly away from the crowded shillong city
good location near to quite a few sight seeing locations as well as short cut to cherrapunji
orange is a wonderful place to stay especially if you are travelling with your family
great place outside the main city for travellers looking to base out of shillong
little noisy neighbourhood but else the stay is good
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9. Highwinds (from USD 48)

Highwinds is a vast house with generously-sized bedrooms. The rooms are sunny, airy, and tastefully decorated with neutral, earth tones. Some of the amenities include WiFi, an indoor fireplace, heating, breakfast, a washer, and a dryer. Highwinds is in a quiet residential area; it is in the Laitumkhrah neighborhood near Pine Mount School.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
6.7 km (4.2 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
4 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
staff is friendly and very helpful
nice ambience central location and friendly staff
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10. Meica: Private room in a house

Meica is a private room in a house that is a reasonable distance away from Shillong city center. It is about 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) away from the downtown area and about six kilometers (3.72 miles) away from the hospital. This means that guests can avoid the noise of the city center, but they are still close enough to visit some of Shillong’s most popular attractions and nightlife.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
9.27 km (5.8 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
15 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room was nice and tidy
a beautiful and clean place
the room is clean and cozy and more than enough for our purposes
thank you for the best hospitality given by your caretakers
hosts and staff were nice and friendly
the hosts and staff are wonderful; hospitable and helpful without being intrusive
the host is extremely hospitable they'll be there at your help 24x7
extremely pleasant and caring hosts
to start with the location of this place is really good
it's a peaceful secluded place within the city near the golf club
nice location near the golf course and away from the hustle bustle of police bazaar area4
if you're planning on booking this place then you should definitely do so without a second thought
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11. Vacation rental in Upper Shillong

This vacation home is best suited for groups or families. It is spacious and has a rustic and earthy vibe due to the use of wood floors, panels, and beams. Outside the house, there is a lovely garden with a variety of plants and flowers. There is also an open veranda which is perfect for watching the sun rise and set. The house is in a quiet area far from the city center, making it perfect for a serene nature retreat.

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4.43 km (2.8 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
19 reviews  
Entire house 3 Beds 6 Guests

12. Peachtree Homestay

Peachtree Homestay sleeps up to 14 people, making it ideal for large families and groups. The exterior of the house is multicolored and combines different textures such as brick, stone, and wood. The interior of the house is spacious and almost as colorful and bright as the outside of the house. There are several large windows in the house, allowing sunshine in and also enabling guests to have a great view of the landscape. Some of the amenities in the house include a kitchen, wireless internet, cable television, and breakfast served each morning at no extra cost.

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8.86 km (5.6 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
4 reviews  
Entire house 8 Beds 14 Guests

13. Shaurya Apartments and Homestay

The Shaurya Apartments and Homestay is a simple, yet elegant housing for people who like their travel accommodation to feel like an actual home. The house is large, can house large groups and families, and is incredibly private. It is in the Laitumkhrah District of the city which is known for its resorts and multitude of eateries. Some of the amenities offered to guests include a fully-equipped kitchen, wireless internet, and complimentary breakfast.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
8.82 km (5.5 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
8 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

14. Sunbeam 3 homestay

Sunbeam 3 is one of three rooms in a house. It normally accommodates one person but guests can request a larger bed that fits two people. The house is colorful both inside and out. The exterior is appropriately yellow and orange, like the sun. The interior has bursts of several colors ranging from yellow to aqua to purple. Sunbeam has a common kitchen to be used by all guests. Guests can purchase groceries at one of the convenience stores, and fresh food markets that are within walking distance. Those who do not feel like cooking can walk to a nearby cafe or restaurant.

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
5.71 km (3.6 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
18 reviews  
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
the room/restroom was nice and clean
ravi is an awesome host
good host of course
ravi was an excellent host and gave great advice and tips for traveling around shillong
small but good room with good host
he was kind enough to help me out with my local as well as onward travel from shillong
the location is easily accessible by cab and is about 3km from the main police bazaar
its a nice cozy place in shillong
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15. The Areca Room (from USD 54)

Check-in to this homestay found in a quiet and peaceful residential area. This Airbnb offers a comfortable stay, providing a TV, heating, hot water for showers and even a laundry service. This room is en-suite with two twin beds, comfortably fitting up to two guests. If you’re driving into Shillong, you’ll be pleased to know that car parking is available as well as accommodation for your driver. The homestay includes a complimentary breakfast and dinner is also available, which you can order from their menu (vegetarian-friendly).

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Shillong, Meghalaya, India
10.57 km (6.6 mi) from Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya
Wifi Available
Private room in bungalow 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Shillong is for every traveler

Shillong has both a busy city center filled with hotels and secluded, less frequented sites. This makes it a wonderful place for all types of travelers. Whether you like to hit up all the top tourist destinations or stay in a remote, serene area, you will find something you enjoy in Shilong; your trip is bound to be exciting!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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