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The 11 best Airbnbs in Bristol for a stay in one of the UK’s top cities

Get lost in Bristol, from its fantastic arts scene to its world-class restaurants, awesome architecture and brilliantly independent spirit.

Written by
Ella Doyle
Rosemary Waugh
Alex Floyd-Douglass

Looking for a weekend trip away? There’s no better place for mooching charity shops, dipping into galleries and tucking into a pie at the pub than the bustling city of Bristol. Creative types are drawn to the city for its eclectic cultural scene, but you’ll stay for its cracking boozers, parks and food spots (both the cheap and cheerful, and the high-end). 

So get your culture fix at the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Bristol Museum (or branch out and take a day trip to the Wookey Hole in Somerset), and then indulge in hearty falafel, seafood at the harbour, or cocktails in a bookshop. The best news? Bristol has also got some ace Airbnbs, and we’ve picked the very best for you. 

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts, and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best Bristol Airbnbs

The green dream in Bristol City
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1. The green dream in Bristol City

You can’t go wrong with this apartment’s dark green interiors, but it will also entice you in with an en-suite bathroom, 50-inch telly and a dogs-very-much-allowed policy. It’s also sat in the middle of a bunch of quirky cafes, restaurants and boutiques in the heart of Clifton, as well as, if you fancy it, the Bristol Zoo. 

Don’t miss: The Clifton Suspension Bridge, which is only a stone’s throw away. 

The hidden gem near St Werburghs
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2. The hidden gem near St Werburghs

Immersed yourself in Bristol's electric energy and looking for even more originality? This award-winning Airbnb might just do the trick. Nestled between the gorgeous St Werburghs neighbourhood and vibey Easton, this property brings you the best of both worlds. From the open-plan living spaces to the plant-lined rooftop, this property will ensure your weekend getaway is everything you want it to be – and then some. Time to pop a bottle? We think so.

Don’t miss: Take an evening stroll to the Plough Inn in Easton – an eclectic pub filled to the brim with friendly locals and fire tacos, all thanks to the epic resident Gourmet Warriors

The garden flat with a hot tub in Clifton
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3. The garden flat with a hot tub in Clifton

Apparently, these Clifton apartments are modelled on The Great Gatsby. So if the 1920s is your thing, then give it a try. But even if you’re more of an early 2000s kind of person, the garden space, fancy patio and outdoor jacuzzi should have you sold. Each apartment sleeps two, or four if you want the sofa bed out. 

Don’t miss: Clifton village suburb. Just a ten-minute walk away, it’s got winding Georgian streets filled with all the boutiques and cafés you need. 

The country cottage in the outskirts of Bristol
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4. The country cottage in the outskirts of Bristol

Ok, ok, being in the centre of Bristol is cool n’ all, but where’s the spot for when you want to go totally off-grid, I hear you ask? How about this private barn in the Chew Valley countryside, where you can hop on a train and get to the centre of Bristol (or indeed Bath) in 10 minutes? Well, it's here. You’re slap-bang in the middle of the rural countryside, where you can sip on a glass of wine in your own cosy cottage. 

Don’t miss: A long walk along country roads into Bristol, especially if you’ve got a dog. 

The vault in Queen Square
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5. The vault in Queen Square

One of the best semi-kept secrets of Bristol is its hidden maze of tunnels, basements and caves (yes, caves). This splendid renovation in the city centre has turned one of the stunning curved vaults (other venues have done similarly to make gorgeous bars and restaurants) into an enviable little apartment. This is hipster chic – a Bristolian speciality - done right. All that stunning architecture and exposed brickwork is pretty much left to speak for itself with a minimalistic collection of reclaimed and contemporary furnishings filling the space. Extra points for the low-level sexy lighting design.

Don’t miss: You’re just a few streets across from the brilliantly restored Bristol Old Vic, one of the country’s best-rated theatres outside of the capital.

The converted church in Clifton
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6. The converted church in Clifton

Ever wanted to sleepover in a church before? Well, now’s your chance. For a one-of-a-kind experience, have a stay in this former church, which has been converted into a one-bedroom house. But it didn’t leave its church past behind in the re-build - the interiors still keep many of its original features, with exposed beams and floor-to-ceiling church windows. From the outside you can’t even tell it’s not still in use as a church. 

Don’t miss: A weekend walk to Ashton Court Estate, to take in the rolling hills, wooded trails and wildlife. 

The Hygge barn with a spiralling staircase in Bishopston
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7. The Hygge barn with a spiralling staircase in Bishopston

Looking for something special? This little barn is refurbished from its use in the nineteenth century when it was a coach house, home to the local Bishopston milkman and his horse and cart. But it’s kept every inch of its barnyard charm, with a tiny patio space, cute window seat, and mezzanine level bedroom reached only via a spiralling staircase. 

Don’t miss: Dipping into each and every shop on the nearby Gloucester Road, including Spanish deli Colmado, plant shop Wild Leaf and fashion spot Fox + Feather. 

The rustic lodge cabin near Bristol City
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8. The rustic lodge cabin near Bristol City

If you’re looking for luxury, look no further than this private lodge cabin, with an outside deck, jacuzzi, and front patio area with outdoor sofas, a dining table and a BBQ. Situated in Hambrook, this is perfect for a romantic retreat, for whether you want to explore the local countryside or head into the city centre for the evening. It’s also well located for if you want to pop to Bath for the day. 

Don’t miss: A long walk along the Common, ending with a Sunday lunch at the White Lion. 

The bright studio overlooking the river in Bristol West
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9. The bright studio overlooking the river in Bristol West

This studio is part of a Grade II-listed Edwardian building and looks out over the river, just outside of Bristol’s city centre. Due to its location, you’ll likely hear the sounds of Bristol’s lively nightlife scene just outside, but the flat itself is clean and cosy. As it’s harbourside facing, you get some great views of the boats at Bristol harbour.

Don’t miss: St Nick’s Market round the corner, a historic market in Bristol with 60 independent retailers, selling everything from jewellery and vinyl to sausage and mash. 

The stylish flat in the central Bristol
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10. The stylish flat in the central Bristol

Slap bang in the middle of the harbourside and the main quarter, you’re right where you want to be at this apartment. And as the city centre and old city are on your doorstep, you can stroll through Bristol to your heart’s content and sample the fantastic food on offer. It also comes with a work area, ‘goodie pack’, cosy sofa area and that all-important coffee machine. 

Don’t miss: Have a picnic at Castle Park round the corner, which was previously the site of Bristol Castle, before it was destroyed in 1650. 

The rooftop penthouse with city views in Clifton
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11. The rooftop penthouse with city views in Clifton

Tucked away on a leafy street in Clifton, this two-bedroom penthouse features a huge roof terrace, decked out with a table and chairs and a hammock, offering up incredible views of the city. Just round the corner from the Clifton Triangle and Cotham hill, this is perfect for a group of mates who want to enjoy a beer on the roof in the evenings before hitting the town. 

Don’t miss: A cocktail at speakeasy bar Hyde & Co, just off the Clifton Triangle, which is known for having a secret room hidden behind a bookcase. Read Time Out's review here


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