The city of Cardiff is snuggled on the coast of Southern Wales. It’s one of the youngest capital cities in Europe with many natural and cultural attractions.

There’s something for everyone in Cardiff. Experience the local 11th century Cardiff Castle, or the rich culture of the Wales Millennium Centre, showcasing massive bands, comedians and world-renowned theatre shows. The Cardiff Museum is a must-see amongst some of the best European museums.

Whether you’re new to Cardiff or a returning visitor, finding the perfect place to stay can be challenging. With so much to do and see, we’ve put together a list of the best Airbnbs and neighborhoods, to help you find your perfect home away from home.

Top 5 Neighborhoods for Cardiff Airbnb

If you’re only planning to visit one part of Cardiff, the city centre has the most to see. But if you have the opportunity to see more places there are so many other beautiful parts of Cardiff to visit.

So whether you are couch surfing Europe or looking to stay in luxury, your accommodation options are waiting.

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City Center – First Time in Cardiff

If you only have time to visit one part of Cardiff, we recommend the City centre. Which is located just south of Cardiff University.

While you’re here we suggest visiting the Museum of Cardiff, and take a stroll down the streets. Here you can visit hundreds of lovely stores or watch the spectacular street performers. If you’re looking for some nightlife activity, Clwb Ifor Bach nightclub is a must-see in the City Center area.

Riverside – On a budget

For those making the most of a budget, Riverside should be the first option. Riverside suburb is located on the west bank of the River Taff.

Here accommodation is affordable while still beautiful and spacious. This area is also just a 5-10 minutes walk to the center of the city.

Newton – Nightlife

Leaving the kids at home? Why not come and experience the Newton nightlife the way the Welsh do.

Newton is found on the corner of the city center. There is a beautiful national park called Exmoor, we highly recommend visiting for a romantic picnic amongst the purple flower fields..It’s part of the entertainment area and flooded with first-time visitors looking to boogie the night away.

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Cardiff Bay – Coolest Place To Stay

Find the best Cardiff Bay houses here. The Bay is full of activities. It has enough eateries, culture, and boat trips to keep you busy all day. While you’re here we recommend touring the seat of Welsh Democracy, walking the Cardiff Bay Barrage, and visiting the Pierhead.

Atlantic Wharf – For families

Families will fit in comfortably in this area. It’s position makes it easy to travel, with the kids, between towns and homes with lovely family friendly accommodation. Atlantic Wharf is found surrounding the Bute East Dock, between Newton and Butetown.

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Quick Picks for Places to Stay in Cardiff Bay

Holiday apartments Cardiff Bay – New York Living in Cardiff Bay

Riverside House – Townhouse close to City Centre

Adventurous Airbnb Cardiff – Lodge on a lake

Luxurious Cardiff Mansion – City Center Mansion

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New York Living in Cardiff Bay with Car Parking

Location: Cardiff Bay

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: No

If you’re looking for holiday apartments in Cardiff Bay, this beautiful Airbnb is perfect. The apartment shows off original oak floors under an open plan living area. The home has a rustic, 8-seater dining table which is perfect for entertaining in your home away from home. The bathrooms are decorated with stunning mosaic tiles and modern finishes. Close by are many restaurants and pubs to experience the local cuisine and atmosphere.

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Lodge on a Lake

Location: Cefn Mably, Cardiff

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: Yes

This cabin on the lake is perfect for the adventurous type who’s looking to experience nature nearby the city centre. This cosy cabin space is situated 15 minutes from Cardiff Bay. The majestic home is placed right on the water’s edge of a local lake. There is a deck with outdoor furniture as well as a hot tub to soak in. This space sits right on the edge of a secluded lake. And offers guests the opportunity to wake up to breath-taking views overlooking the gorgeous relaxing water. It’s also the perfect spot for fishing, bike riding, adventuring, sightseeing and shopping.

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Luxurious Warehouse Apartment in Central Cardiff

Location: Butetown

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: Yes

This spectacular, done-up, warehouse apartment is also located within walking distance of the city center. This Airbnb rental consists of an open plan living area, 1 bedroom with a king-size bed, a stylish bathroom and a private balcony.

While the apartment is private, the lobby on the 6th floor has a roof terrace available to all guests. From here you are able to look down on the beautiful city of Cardiff with all it’s life and movement.

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Stunning New 1 Bed Flat in the heart of Cardiff

Location: Butetown

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: No

Perfect for couples or solo travelers, this quaint yet modern apartment offers a lovely kitchenette and open-plan combined living and dining space. The bathroom is decorated with a monochromatic interior and sleek finishes.

The bedroom is spacious and has a private balcony overlooking the hustle and bustle of the city. The Building has a  floor above that is a communal terrace to meet new people and enjoy a game of table tennis. Cardiff’s Bluetown area offers lots of activities and is only a 2-minute walk away from the city center.

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Townhouse, 5 Minute walk from City

Location: Riverside

Number of Guests: 7

Superhost: Yes

This townhouse resides in an original building of Cardiff, filled with history. The Airbnb has been redone in sleek and bespoke finishes for you to enjoy.

This home features 4 bedrooms – one of which has a luxurious freestanding tub in the middle of the room. The Living room has an 8-seater dining table perfect which is perfect for hosting guests.

The kitchen comes fully equipped with a high-end gas stove and clean, white decorative features. To top off this beautiful home, guests have secure parking and the city center is only a 5-minute walk away.

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Unbelievable 3 Bedroom Home Next to Station

Location: City Centre

Number of Guests: 6

Superhost: No

This quirky, modern home is made up of 3 bedrooms and sleeps, 6 guests. If you’re lucky enough to snag this gem, you’ll be staying in one of the only residential houses built in the city center.

This luxury home comes with free parking and is only a step away from hundreds of shops, eateries, bars and activities. It’s spacious design and unique, and its convenient location makes it perfect for families or those who don’t want to commute into the city.

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Fully Equipped City Apartment

Location: Butetown

Number of Guests: 6

Superhost: No

This Airbnb peers down on the traditional buildings of Wales. superb views can be seen from the private balcony of this commodious, bespoke apartment. There is a small kitchenette off an open plan living-dining area. The bathrooms are stunning with luxurious black tiling and modern finishes.

The living area showcases a large table that is great for family meals but also can be used as a communal workspace with your colleagues if you’re visiting on business

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Bungalow for 4

Location: Whitchurch

Number of Guests: 4

Superhost: Yes

This absolutely gorgeous bungalow has been recently renovated to include modern touches. All throughout the home you can see skylights on the roof, giving this Airbnb a warm and bright atmosphere. Guests have access to the private garden, the home is situated and outdoor dining.

Just 5 minutes away by foot, is the Whitchurch commons, perfect for a picnic or yoga session in the park. The Bungalow is close to great and popular restaurants, like Fino lounge cafe and Santiago’s Tapas Bar.

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Traditional Home with Resident Parking

Location: Adamsdown

Number of Guests: 6

Superhost: No

This redone traditional seaside home is just a 10 minutes stroll from the city center. It also comes with a parking permit if you chose to rent a car.

The Airbnb is located near the university and the student life buzz fills the surrounding area. The house has all its original flooring but has been renovated with modern finishes and a funky beach house interior. This home comes with a private garden and is perfect for families.

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Stunning Large Luxury House Near Cardiff

Location: Lower Penarth

Number of Guests: 11

Superhost: Yes

This is our favorite home for families and friends in Cardiff. This modern Airbnb is spacious enough for the kids to run around and to entertain friends. There is also a gym and games room to keep the adults entertained. It’s equipped with a TV, a foosball table and many activities.

There are 5 beautiful bedrooms and the home sleeps, 11 guests. Cardiff City Centre is a quick 10-minute train trip away. After a beautiful  5 minutes walk, you’ll arrive at a beautiful pier and with an abundance of restaurants.

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Robyn’s Nest By StayBC

Location: City Centre

Number of Guests: 10

Superhost: No

This high-ceilinged Airbnb comes with a comfortable and spacious living-dining area. The kitchen counter has 6 seats and looks over to the large lounging area.

In the next room is another lounging area separated by beautiful large barn doors. With so much space, this Airbnb is wonderful for entertaining large groups of friends and family. The home is located within the City Center, giving guests quick and easy access to a variety of restaurants, bars, sight-seeing and other activities.

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Beautiful, Central, Victorian House with Garden

Location: Pontcanna

Number of Guests: 8

Superhost: Yes

This traditional Victorian home is full of unusual characters. It has cute cottage-esque decorations all around the house, giving you something to smile about around every corner. The large Airbnb sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

The home comes with its original amenities including a fireplace, private garden and real wood finishes. The accommodation is located in Pontcanna, in the Victorian Square conservation area just a brief 5 minute walk away from the bustling city

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City Centre Mansion Sleeping 20+

Location: City Centre

Number of Guests: 16

Superhost: Yes

The Cardiff House is also situated in the City Centre. This iconic building was built in the 1890s and holds a rich history. In 1913 the mansion was bought and turned into accommodation for tourists. Staying in this Airbnb ensures you an experience like no other, perfect for large groups looking for a luxurious getaway surrounded by culture.

The Cardiff House shows off a British, noble interior and Cardiff traditional pieces of furniture. All the rooms have every inch decorated as exquisite items that you can spend all day browsing through. The mansion offers the old town atmosphere and staying here makes you feel like royalty.

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Final Thoughts on Airbnb Homes & Flats in Cardiff

Cardiff attracts many visitors due to its rich history and natural beauty. Choose from a visit to the Cardiff Castle to cultural performances at the Cardiff Millenium Theater. Or you can peruse the hundreds of classy restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions.

Whether you’re planning on visiting just the city center or wanting to make your way through the countryside, your perfect Airbnb is waiting for you. Bring your family and friends and come and enjoy what Wale’s capital city of Cardiff has to offer.