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The 10 best Airbnbs in Cardiff

Fancy exploring the Welsh capital? Here are our top picks of the best Airbnbs in Cardiff

Alex Floyd-Douglass
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Camila Karalyte
Alex Floyd-Douglass

If you're craving history, culture and somewhere to splash your cash, Cardiff should be on top of your list. Surrounded by miles of green Welsh countryside and sitting along the coast, the city is the perfect location for a host of personalities – although we wouldn't recommend trying to catch a tan on the pebbly shore.

From soaking up the rich history of the castle and exploring the museums to wandering through the arcades and building your record repertoire from 'the oldest record shop on Earth', you definitely won't be short of things to do in Cardiff

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Best Cardiff Airbnbs

1. The modern loft in Grangetown

Embrace the city life with this newly refurbished loft apartment, bringing a piece of the street into this cosy space with exposed brick. Perfect for a trip for two who want to venture out into the bustling Cardiff streets. Furnished with all the modern amenities you’ll ever need, it will be your new home away from home – who could resist leaving the king-size bed?

2. The quirky flat in Roath

Embrace the fun of Cardiff in this quirky old Victorian flat, recently given a new lease of life with its bright and funky decor. Cool vibes only, you’ll be unable to resist a selfie in front of the teal walls or pink bathroom tiles. Relax in the bath with a glass of red or pop on a record before sinking into the sofa – you’ll be far from stressed in this place. After enjoying a morning cuppa in the courtyard, take a leisurely 25-minute stroll into the city centre or explore the adorable town of Roath, less than a 10-minute walk away. 


3. The beautiful apartment in the city centre

Ideally located within minutes of Cardiff train station and bus routes, this modern apartment offers a spacious haven for couples, families or friends. Take a break for some fresh air on the Juliette balcony or marvel at the city’s skyline on the shared rooftop terrace. If you don’t fancy bracing for the cold Welsh weather, the apartment comes with fast Wi-Fi and a TV with Netflix, so you can binge-watch your favourite shows from someone else’s sofa. 

4. The super sleek apartment in Cardiff city centre

This Airbnb in Cardiff is an ultra-sleek and stylish apartment in the heart of the city. Enjoy the free parking and kitchen facilities when making this your home on your well-deserved break and explore what Cardiff has to offer right on your doorstep. If you don’t want to cut your trip short, the apartment is equipped with everything you’ll need for a longer stay – ideal for a change of scenery while remote working.


5. The unique loft in the city centre

Add a little character to your Cardiff trip in this Airbnb loft, featuring original exposed roof beams. With the stadium and Cardiff Castle right around the corner, you won’t be short of things to do. If you’re more of the shopping type, this property is located only a five-minute walk away from the shopping centre and Victorian arcades – the best place for shopping at high-street brands and independent stores. This is the inner-city location bursting with homely, country vibes.

6. The indie apartment in the city centre

Want to experience the buzz of big city life? This indie apartment in the centre of Cardiff boasts a thriving nightlife scene – perfect for party animals. With a double bedroom as well as a twin, you can gather your best pals for a weekend of fun and nurse your hangover at a local Spoons – or walk it off while sightseeing. The property brings the nightlife off the streets and into the rooms, with music-inspired decor and a vibrant colour scheme.


7. The detached coach house near the city centre

If you tend to stray away from the norm, this detached coach house might be right up your street. Close to all of Cardiff’s staples, you’ll get to experience the city in its prime. Enjoy a lie-in nestled in the memory foam mattresses before heading off to explore the city. Or set yourself up on the sofa for a chilled evening of Netflix after dining out at one of the many restaurants nearby.

8. The quiet retreat in Pontcanna

Enjoy a peaceful stay while exploring Cardiff in this quiet retreat close to the heart of the city. Conveniently located near the railway station making it a top spot for sightseeing; explore the stadium, castle, parks and the plethora of bars surrounding the flat. Or if you want to kick back and relax,  the garden and homely atmosphere make it super easy to do so.


9. The lodge on the lake in Cefn Mably

Unwind and recharge with this lake lodge situated 15 minutes away from the centre of Cardiff. Enjoy your breakfast overlooking the lake, or sip a glass of bubbly in the hot tub while the sun sets. Ideal for a romantic trip or if you want some solo time away from your hectic schedule. Explore the beauty of the Welsh countryside before heading into the city centre for a spot of shopping and a few bevs using the bus route close by.

10. The private bedroom and snug in Roath

Looking for a no-frills budget-friendly stay? Capture the sights and seek the adventures of Cardiff from this private room located within walking distance from the city centre. The bedroom has access to a private snug, providing extra space for relaxing or home working. Just around the corner, you’ll find independent bakeries and a variety of restaurants. Added bonus: there’s a family cat called 'Mango' offering plenty of love and attention.


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