Planning a trip to Melbourne and looking for the best Airbnb’s in different parts of the city!? Well, look no further, because I’ve definitely got ya covered!  This Airbnb Melbourne guide will go over different neighborhoods, various budgets, and most importantly – beautiful apartment rentals for the ultimate experience down under!  

The Australian city of Melbourne held the mantle of “World’s Most Liveable City” for a record number of years. And if you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit this global destination, you’ll have no questions as to why!

Melbourne is a cultural melting pot with distinctly different neighborhood aesthetics, reminiscent of eternal favourites London and Paris. A widespread metropolis that is ever-expanding as more and more people lay roots here, Melbourne has something for everyone.

Best Airbnb Rentals in Melbourne


Visitors love Melbourne, and finding somewhere to stay is easy with AirBNB.

Whether you’re looking for a hipster pad in the uber cool inner-north suburbs, seaside digs in the south-east or an ultra-modern apartment smack bang in the heart of the city, my top 20 Melbourne AirBNB’s are an excellent base for your next city trip.

TRAVEL HACK | If you or someone you’re traveling with hasn’t signed up for Airbnb before, all you have to do is create a new account and receive up to $79 AUD off your first night!  That’s a huge money-saver, and can help you stay in one of the fancier places on this list!!

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Top 20 Airbnb’s in Melbourne

Please note – The photos in this article do not coincide with the Airbnb’s, and are instead just a selection of my favorite photos I’ve taken while traveling around Melbourne & the glorious Great Ocean Road.  To view the photos of the apartment rentals available, please click on the links and view them on Airbnb’s website!

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1) Cosy Condo with Huge Private Terrace in the Arts Precinct

Location: Southbank

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/30210734

Price: $160+ AUD per night

Located on luxe Southbank in the heart of Melbourne, this apartment is not only attractive, clean and centrally located, but it also has the added perk of a private terrace to take a breather from the pace of city life.

Visitor review: “For a Melbourne city visit this is a brilliant apartment. The apartment is delightful and the outdoor space is as big as the apartment which makes it an oasis of calm and retreat. The location is exceptionally close to NGV, gardens, city etc. The apartment is sparkling clean and well equipped. Host is very responsive and lovely to deal with. Highly recommended.” – Heather

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2) Stylish Central Terrace with Natural Wood Fire

Location: Fitzroy North

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: No

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/5807793?

Price: $220+ AUD per night

Fitzroy North has made major lists of the world’s trendiest neighbourhoods, and has thankfully retained many of its original terrace houses the inner city is famous for. This home is serene, spotless and a beautiful blend of natural and rustic touches.

Visitor review: “Naomi’s house was immaculate, well equipped and so stylish with a fun (small) courtyard, which opened up onto to more space (and lovely neighbours!) Naomi was very responsive and super thoughtful, both in the lead up and during our stay. An amazing home in great location. Surprisingly quiet street for being so close to everything. Really enjoyed our stay!” – Alison

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3) Modern bright pad with huge terrace in Brunswick

Location: Brunswick

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/31161303?location=Brunswick%2C%20Victoria&adults=1&check_in=2019-06-20&check_out=2019-06-21&guests=1&source_impression_id=p3_1557804354_XrhCZkZbhBrha7t7

Price: $90+ AUD per night

Brunswick is another achingly hipster suburb of Melbourne’s inner-north, well-known for its nightlife, thrift shopping and urban cool crowd. This apartment is comfortable and clean with a huge outside terrace – a rare find in a neighbourhood where space is limited!

Visitor review: “This apartment was in a great location with everything you need at your doorstep. The apartment was really clean and very modern. The apartment has everything you need and the courtyard is huge. Sarah was a great host, we will definitely be back again!”


4) The Prahran Chocolate Factory! + Car park!

Location: Prahran

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/5620625

Price: $120+ AUD per night

Traditional high ceilings, tons of natural light, polished timber floorboards and a mixture of brick and neutral interiors make this apartment a great spot to stay – it’s even available for commercial photo shoots! Located in Prahran, off famous Chapel Street, everything you need is on your doorstep.

Visitor review: “The Chocolate Factory is an amazing Airbnb and we would highly recommend! Raphaela greeted us on arrival and was such a vibrant and welcoming presence. The space is amazing, has plenty of room and everything we needed. Such a good spot to base a long weekend away and to enjoy a cheese board and some wine in between daytime activities and dinner. We couldn’t have asked for a better location – a tram straight into the city, walking distance to Chapel St shopping and the trendy bars and restaurants of Windsor.” – Molly

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5) Luxury Mansion Loft by the Beach

Location: St Kilda

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: No

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/2292052

Price: $130+ AUD per night

Seaside St Kilda is renowned for its chilled out, hippy vibe, and this cool loft – a converted Victorian mansion – is gorgeously decked out in modern rustic decor. It’s also right opposite St Kilda Beach!

Visitor review: “The loft is great, very private and comfortable. Provisions were outstanding, everything you need provided. Very good spot to stay in to enjoy St KIlda!” – Carl


6)  ★FUNKY DESIGNER APT★ Balcony | City Views | 1BD

Location: Melbourne

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: No

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/1233605?location=Melbourne%2C%20Victoria&adults=2&check_in=2019-06-13&check_out=2019-06-16&source_impression_id=p3_1557783531_WocjG%2B%2B437hyYSfb&guests=1

Price: $150+ AUD per night

Situate yourself right in the heart of Melbourne in this neat, bright apartment that has its own roomy balcony. Perfect for city skyline views or an al fresco twilight meal after a long day of exploring the city.

Visitor review: “Leyla’s apartment was a terrific place for an overnight business trip – comfortable, funky, impeccably clean, right in the heart of the city. I hope to stay here again.” – Paul

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7) Sunny Warehouse Studio with NYC Vibe near Swan Street

Location: Richmond

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/21611210

Price: $100+ AUD per night

Converting old warehouses into stunning designer lofts is big business in Melbourne, and nowhere more so than classically cool Richmond. Roomy and highly rated, this apartment is located mere minutes into the city and has trains and trams on your doorstep.

Visitor review: “The place was sparkling clean and had absolutely everything we needed for a week’s stay. Wayne was extremely prompt at responding and very easy to communicate with. I used to live in a neighbouring apartment block so may be bias, but this location is unbeatable!! Would highly recommend and definitely stay again.” – Kat

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8) Adorable Chalet Tucked Away in Bohemian St Kilda

Location: St Kilda

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/1127751

Price: $130+ AUD per night

This little chalet apartment is so cute, so comfy and so close to everything St Kilda has to offer. If space to unwind on your travels is what you’re after, you’ll love its relaxing and tranquil garden.

Visitor review: “Vicki’s place was the cutest little hidden gem. She was such a lovely host and the cottage was quiet, homely and thoughtfully presented. Even though it was a stone’s throw from bustling St Kilda, it was so quiet.” – Laura

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9) Morrissey [The Smith]

Location: Collingwood

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/28939797

Price: $120+ AUD per night

Escape the noise of vibrant Collingwood in this modern, classic apartment. Located right on Smith St, the beating heart of this hip suburb, you’ll love its accessibility, chilled atmosphere and large terrace.

Visitor review: “Cecilia’s apartment is beautiful with all the modern facilities & was super clean. The location is absolutely amazing! A coles & liquorland right downstairs plus all of the bars/cafes/restaurants right at your doorstep. We would definitely stay here again, thanks again for making our time in Melbourne so great.” – Brooke

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10) Penthouse Apartment with Panoramic Views

Location: Melbourne CBD

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/14698274?

Price: $280+ AUD per night

Upgrade to the penthouse and spend your time in Melbourne in exclusive surrounds. Right in the centre of the city, with a view of the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay, this apartment has tons of space, as well as a huge balcony for unbeatable views.

Visitor review: “Amazing view of Melbourne city! Prime location with easy access to both trams and trains. Close to lots of cafes, bars, restaurants and a short walking distance to crown casino. Host was amazing with quick responses, even met us upon arrival and showed us to the penthouse. Not to mention the penthouse itself was incredible. Stylish yet practical, with a large balcony to admire the view. Definitely recommend staying here!” – Peyton


11) Renovated Heritage House with Unbeatable Location

Location: Carlton

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/15749726?

Price: $180+ AUD per night

For decades Carlton held the title of Melbourne’s coolest suburb, and luckily has been able to maintain the same charm and coziness it’s always had. Modern and sleek, this renovated house will put you within minutes of Carlton’s famous Italian food scene – a must try!

Visitor review: “Morgan’s gorgeous place in Carlton was just what we were after for our week stay in Melbourne. The place is spacious, comfortable, bright, clean, stylish and had everything we needed. Staying at Walwa made us feel like locals with easy access to trams into the city and lots of nearby cafes, restaurants, bars and shopping. Carlton has that charming urban city character as well as nearby Fitzroy with its trendy vibes. I would definitely recommend!” – Kim

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12) Modern Designer Apartment with Panoramic Harbour Views

Location: Docklands

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/16381823?

Price: $90+ AUD per night

Docklands is Melbourne’s relatively new destination for top shelf living, shopping, eating and meandering. This monochromatic apartment offers all of that right on your doorstep, with views to both the bay and the city.

Visitor review: “A fantastic place with everything we needed. Great location on the tram line and within the free tram zone. Next to a mall with a good selection of shops. Made the stay in Melbourne so very easy. Would stay there again.” – Jon

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13) Port Melbourne Beachsider Princes Pier

Location: Port Melbourne

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: No

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/29295189?location=Burnley%2C%20Victoria&adults=1&guests=1&check_in=2019-06-20&check_out=2019-06-21&source_impression_id=p3_1557807337_E%2FmVrGVdu%2F0ynHvr

Price: $150+ AUD per night

50 metres to the palm-lined beach of classy Port Melbourne, this cozy apartment has all you need to make your trip to Melbourne a success. The city is a breezy tram ride away, and there’s even a fireplace for those visiting in the chillier months!

Visitor review: “Dawn’s Airbnb was a really wonderful place to kick back and relax for many reasons. It’s in a great location (close to the beach) and is spacious, clean, and well-lit with a lovely, harmonious design. The bed was large and comfy and the linens were ridiculously soft! The bathroom and kitchen are well-stocked, the shower has good pressure and there’s even a laundry and ironing board for longer stays. To add to that, Dawn was super quick to respond to messages and was a great host. She did her utmost to make our stay comfortable – the room is full of small, thoughtful touches (like Carman’s porridge and a great selection of teas), and she went out of her way to accommodate a special request we had. Thanks so much, Dawn. We’d be very happy to stay here again!” – Kelly

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14) Kat’s Fitzroy Studio in stunning garden setting

Location: Fitzroy

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/21401321?

Price: $120+ AUD per night

Bright and friendly, this lovely studio apartment is situated in the coveted hipster neighbourhood of Fitzroy. Base yourself here and you are within walking distance of the cool inner-northern ‘burbs and the city centre.

Visitor review: “Fantastic, compact and private studio in a fantastic location. It’s directly opposite the Melbourne Museum and Exhibition Centre as well as a 5 minute (if that) walk to the tram and just a few stops to Bourke St mall and the CBD. Also a short walk from the cafés, bars and shopping on Brunswick St. Comfy bed and pillows as well luxe touches like Sheridan towels and heaps of supplied amenities, toiletries, tea, coffee, cereal, Myki card pre loaded for public transport and more. 100% will stay again! Thanks Kat!” – Megan

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15) Ruskin Apartment – Premier Location

Location: Elwood

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: No

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/12153929

Price: $80+ AUD per night

A coastal neighbour of St Kilda, boho Elwood is arguably one of Melbourne’s most underrated cool suburbs, with its leafy, relaxed vibe and beautiful beach. This little apartment has been beautifully renovated, maximising space with a spiral staircase leading to a cozy loft bedroom. This is the perfect AirBNB to unwind on your next trip.

Visitor review: “A unique and stylish place. The private entry means you really do have the place all to yourself. Karen goes the extra mile to make the property nice and cosy. Location is perfect – a tiny stroll to Acland Street for everything you need. Whether you’re here for business or leisure, would definitely recommend!” – Mitch

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16) Architecturally Designed House near Edinburgh Gardens

Location: Brunswick

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/21180683

Price: $140+ AUD per night

A white on white design with thoughtful timber touches makes this Fitzroy North home feel welcoming and warm from the minute you step foot inside. Explore the surrounding trendy inner-north suburbs or try your luck at the epic thrift stores this neighbourhood is renowned for.

Visitor review: “Beautiful space with an attention to detail. We loved our stay at Rachel’s place! Super location, public transport close by and easy to get to Fitzroy and the CBD. Rachel was very accommodating and quick to reply when we had any queries. Will definitely book to stay here if we travel back to Melbourne in the future.” – Amber

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17) Holiday House Brighton

Location: Brighton

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/31590429

Price: $350+ AUD per night

This five bedroom sprawling home is located in the luxe south-eastern suburb of Brighton. With a stunning beach and exceptional high end shopping only minutes away, this huge, elegant home has the bonus of a pool and patio. This one is definitely for big groups or for splurging big time.

Visitor review: “Great location, very spacious home that is filled with character. Our host Zengbo was fabulous to deal with and he went out of his way to accommodate us at very short notice. We were very impressed and would love to return again in the future!” – Lyn


18) South Yarra Apartment 

Location: South Yarra

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/30261057?

Price: $110+ AUD per night

Timeless South Yarra is a short tram or train ride from Melbourne CBD or seaside St Kilda, but has everything you need in one spot. The complex this beautiful apartment belongs to has a pool, jacuzzi and tennis court, making it very easy to settle into that breezy holiday flow.

Visitor review: “This apartment is nicely decorated, very clean and comfortable, in a great location, and super quiet with a lovely aspect looking over the internal common area garden. The apartment has everything you need including a fully equipped kitchen and laundry and lots of lovely plants. The facilities in the apartment block are a great bonus too – tennis courts, pool, gym, BBQ area – all accessible during your stay. Wenny is a lovely host, she takes great care to make sure you have a comfortable stay. Will definitely stay here again!” – Gabby

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19) View Albert Park from a Chic Flat (AirBNB Plus listing)

Location: Albert Park

AirBNB Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/21130001?

Price: $160+ AUD per night

Albert Park isn’t just enjoyable for a stay during the world-famous Grand Prix. Nestled between the CBD and St Kilda, this inner city suburb has a lot to offer in and of itself. The Botanic Gardens, cool cafes and beach walks are a stone’s throw away, and this modern, clean apartment will see you situated right in the heart of all the action.

Visitor review: “James’ place was even better then what we expected! Fantastic location with a nice view, extremely stylish, lots of space and kept in excellent condition. Would definitely recommend to others and visit again!” – Billie

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20) Modern & Spacious CBD NY Style Loft

Location: Melbourne CBD

AirBNB Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/8037497

Price: $120+ AUD per night

Roomier than many of its cramped city neighbours, this loft style apartment has a mezzanine and huge feature window to let that Aussie sunshine in. Elegantly decorated, this apartment is modelled on the space-maximising loft movement of New York City, and has all Melbourne has to offer steps away.

Visitor review: “Bright and airy apartment in beautiful building – Excellent location, everything walkable / the city is right at your doorstep. Chammy was so helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had, apartment was clean, beds were comfy & everything we needed was supplied. A great place to stay for a few nights in Melbourne – recommended!” – Janna

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Planning a trip to Melbourne…?

I’ve been to Melbourne several different times now, and it’s definitely one of my favorite cities in the world (but I must admit, Sydney will always have my heart since I lived there in my twenties).  I think it’s such a fascinating city, and has a little bit of everything.  

If you are planning a trip to epic Melbourne, my shortlist of the best AirBNB’s and neighborhood information should kickstart your holiday planning, but also be sure to check out some of my other articles about the cultural capital of Australia (as well as the rest of the country)! 

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2 replies
  1. Tash M says:

    I love Melbourne and the AirBnB I stayed at last time was beautiful! I’ll have to considered one of these the next time I visit. Cheers!

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