The Coolest Airbnbs in Cardiff, Wales

Visitors to Cardiff have a great choice of properties from Airbnb
Visitors to Cardiff have a great choice of properties from Airbnb | Courtesy of Nia / Airbnb
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21 October 2020

With great restaurants, bars, gigs and tourist attractions, the capital city of Wales definitely deserves a spot on your must-visit list. At the heart of Cool Cymru, visitors to Cardiff have a great choice of properties from Airbnb, from loft apartments and quirky contemporary houses, to cosy rooms with a view. Whether you choose the vibrant city or somewhere a little quieter, here is our guide to Cardiff’s coolest Airbnbs.

Luxury loft apartment near the city centre

Apartment, Short-term Rental
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Courtesy of Caroline / Airbnb

Just 15 minutes from the city centre, this luxurious loft apartment is located in Canton. Forming part of a converted pub dating back to 1898, this sympathetically renovated apartment sleeps four, two in the funky mezzanine bedroom and two on the sofa bed. Great for a weekend break, there is also wifi and the promise of yummy croissants for breakfast.

About this place:

Stylish, Modern, Great Location, City

Funky urban jungle

Apartment, Short-term Rental
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Courtesy of David / Airbnb

Bright colours dominate this Victorian townhouse which has been used in various TV and film productions. This vibrant room sleeps two, offers quirky decor and is just a 15-minute walk from the city centre. The owners are trained baristas and usually on hand to knock up your favourite coffee. Egyptian cotton sheets and furniture from around the world add to the atmosphere of this unique Airbnb.

About this place:

Traditional, Stylish, Great Location, City

Boutique-style double bedrooms

Apartment, Short-term Rental
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Courtesy of Stuart / Airbnb

Just 1.8mi (3km) north of the city (with excellent transport links), this boutique room is located within a contemporary, detached family bungalow. With soft muted shades, it’s perfect for relaxing after a day enjoying the city sites. A continental breakfast is included, as is transport into the city (when possible) from the owners.

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  • The Studio, Bute Park

    Guesthouse, Short-term Rental
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    Courtesy of Fiona / Airbnb

    Hidden away in the city’s Bute Park, in a former farm building once owned by the Marquess of Bute (who renovated Cardiff Castle in the 1870s), is this lovely little gem of an apartment for two. Half a mile from the buzz of the city, this peaceful spot is extremely laid back without being isolated.

    About this place:

    Stylish, Traditional, Cosy, Great Location

    Victorian charm meets modern style in Pontcanna

    Guesthouse, Short-term Rental
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    Courtesy of Rich&Lauren / Airbnb | Courtesy of Rich&Lauren / Airbnb

    Renowned for its weekend farmers’ market, Pontcanna is an up-and-coming district with great restaurants and a cool vibe. With three double bedrooms and one single, plus high-end finishes and appliances (including a traditional Aga cooker), you’ll enjoy Cardiff’s answer to Notting Hill to the full. With a log fire in winter and well-equipped garden for summer evenings, this chic pad is perfect for a holiday with friends.

    Luxury spacious accommodation

    Guesthouse, Short-term Rental
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    Courtesy of Nia / Airbnb

    This luxurious, stylish house accommodates up to five guests in three bedrooms, and makes an excellent base from which to enjoy Cardiff and the surrounding area. Having the whole house to yourself is a real bonus, as is this spot’s location just a short taxi ride from the city. Expect boutique-style decor, quirky touches, leather sofas and traditional features, as well as rooms ideal for children.

    These recommendations were updated on October 21, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.