Airbnb Host Awards 2023

Airbnb is celebrating Aotearoa’s most welcoming, creative and thoughtful Hosts.

Explore the winners and finalists of the 2023 Host Awards, who go above and beyond for their guests.

Host of the Year

David & Christina, Rotorua, NZ

David and Christina treat their guests with a mix of personal touches and welcoming experiences, creating an environment that puts guest's comfort at the forefront. Located in Rotorua, The Cabin was architecturally designed as a retreat to recharge in a little piece of paradise.
Explore The Cabin
Host of the Year Finalists

Best Design Stay

Luxury Glamping Tent, Waitomo, NZ
Hosted by Emily

Experience the luxury of sleeping under canvas in the Pōhutukawa tent, an impeccably designed glamping tent that blends luxury and nature on the hilltops of Waitomo.
Explore the Pōhutukawa Tent
Best Design Stay Finalists

Best Unique Stay

Raglan LoveBus, Raglan, NZ
Hosted by Guillaume and Tara

Experience off-the-grid living in this converted romantic house bus, set in a field on 35 acres, overlooking the beautiful West Coast of Raglan.
Explore Raglan LoveBus
Best Unique Stay Finalists

Best Nature Stay

Kawakawa Hut, Taupo, NZ
Hosted by Chanel

Built from repurposed materials and tucked neatly between rolling hills, Kawakawa Hut is the perfect off-the-grid countryside getaway.
Explore Kawakawa Hut
Best Nature Stay Finalists

Best New Host

Viv, Arrowtown, NZ

South Island host Viv prides herself on offering guests a beautiful and memorable stay at her private guest suite, located in the idyllic Arrowtown.
Explore Viv's Guest Suite
Best New Host Finalists

Best Room Host

Joanna, Auckland, NZ

Joanna provides a room in her light and bright Freeman Bay home, offering a local and authentic inner city experience for guests.
Explore Joanna's Room
Best Room Host Finalists
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