Melbourne is widely recognised as one of the world's most lovable cities due to its abundance of cultural offerings, including street art, sporting arenas, and cutting-edge restaurants.
Luxury downtown high-rises are home to many of the city's self-catering flats. Still, thanks to the accessibility and low cost of the public transportation system, notable suburbs like Brunswick and Brighton are not far away.
Surely everyone has heard of Melbourne by now. The capital of the state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia. As with the rest of Australia's major metropolises, it may be found on the south-east coast.
When visiting Melbourne, most guests prefer to stay in the city's central business district. Plus, the heart of the city's financial district makes a perfect hub. But we can't deny that hotel rooms in major cities tend to be uniform and dull after a while.
The city of Melbourne has a plethora of interesting Airbnbs, so it's not necessary this time. Please allow me to show you the most exciting Airbnbs in Melbourne's central business district in Australia.
FAQs About Melbourne
If you’re looking to spend the night in luxury, then you should check out these properties:
- Majorca 401
- Indoor Heaven and Forest
- stylish holiday home near everything
- lovely home reminiscent of a postcard from Degraves St.
Unwind by the poolside after a long day out in Melbourne’s CBD. This bright one-bedroom apartment for couples right beside Southern Cross station and this homey studio with a swimming pool both have indoor pools to relax in.
Have a romantic evening with your significant other in these Airbnbs: i) Indoor Heaven and Forest; ii) radiant one-bedroom apartment for couples right beside Southern Cross station; iii) homey studio with a swimming pool.
Short-term rentals are permitted in Melbourne, provided that the operator has the right to lease the space. This means that any accommodation listed on Airbnb, Booking.com, VRBO, or any other short rental platform must not breach any lease or rental agreements.
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With the long-term rental of Airbnb, you can now rent out your place for at least twenty-eight days. In this way, if you own a holiday home, for example, you can consider renting it out more than only during the weekends and a few weeks during summer.
The Best Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals in Melbourne, Australia
For more than a decade, the Economist Intelligence Unit has named Melbourne one of the top 10 most liveable cities worldwide. This is largely attributable to the city's excellent heritage and infrastructure as well as its convenient public transportation. The city's thriving art and music culture contribute much to its status as a top tourist attraction.
Vacation planning can be a hassle, but Road Affair is here to help. Instead of spending many hours looking, just go through our curated selection of the top Airbnbs in Melbourne, Australia.
All of the featured Airbnbs are managed by "super hosts," or owners with a proven track record of providing exceptional service to Airbnb guests. Each of the aforementioned accommodations is a confirmed Airbnb Plus listing as well. This guarantees a high standard of accommodation by indicating that they have been checked out in person.
Cozy House for Two
This beautiful Melbourne home has been thoughtfully furnished to offer a relaxing and contemporary environment.
This property has one bedroom and is decorated with natural wood elements and huge windows and skylights for lots of natural light. The bedroom in the loft has a queen-size bed and a dresser for your belongings. There is a small kitchenette with a microwave, stovetop, and refrigerator down in the basement.
Teas, coffees, and cocoa are all available for guests to enjoy. You can blast your tunes all throughout the downstairs, including in the walk-in shower, thanks to an Amazon Echo and a fully equipped sound system.
In the morning, you may enjoy some fresh air on your own private patio, surrounded by climbing vines and plants, perfect for yoga or a cup of coffee.
House is in Fitzroy North, not far from the Melbourne Zoo. The area around this property is full of hip cafes, green spaces, and second-hand shops to peruse. You may also reach the nearest bus or tram stop in less than two minutes.
Contemporary Apartment With Phenomenal Views
Enjoy a luxury vacation with all the comforts of home in this stylish Melbourne Airbnb.
Perfect for couples or those with accessibility needs, this one-bedroom apartment comes with access to an on-site pool, gym, and sauna.
Inside this modern contemporary rental is abundant natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows equipped with breathtaking harbour views. Enjoy a cup of coffee from the espresso machine in the full kitchen, and take in the views from the open air of the balcony.
The apartment is located right downtown across from the Skybus Terminal at Southern Cross Station, which gives guests quick access to the airport. It is also in the area of town with free tram service.
Make sure to try the famous ricotta pancake at the famed Higher Ground Café located in the same building as this rental. Also located nearby is Marvel Stadium, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, and the Central Business District.
It should be noted that super host Jackie does not allow pets. She also says the space is not suitable for children and infants.
Airy Apartment in Botanical District
Guests of this Airbnb in Melbourne will be pleasantly surprised by this apartment’s comfort, views, and location.
Look inside this minimalist and cozy two-bedroom apartment, and you will find plenty of upgrades to make your stay more relaxing. Floor-to-ceiling windows mean you get great views of the city from every spot, and the balcony provides guests with a space to enjoy the view with fresh air.
Both bedrooms have queen-size beds, en suite full bathrooms, and modern pops of colour. If you stay here, you’ll have access to a washer and dryer to ensure your clothes are fresh for a night out.
There is a large built-in closet in the bedroom as well, so you can hang your suits and dresses to keep them crisp. The bedroom also includes a large desk for those who need to get work done. Both full bathrooms in the apartment are full wet rooms as well.
This rental can accommodate up to four guests and is in a perfect location for those looking to attend the Melbourne Grand Prix. It is also within walking distance of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Crown Casino, and the National Gallery of Victoria.
On-site shared facilities included in this rental are a jacuzzi, a large outdoor swimming pool, and a courtyard garden. There is also free on-site parking available.
South Yarra Sanctuary
Superhost Mia welcomes you to her one-of-a-kind, modern apartment in South Yarra, where she hopes to share her passion for candles, plants, and ceramics.
This flat, like today's A-listers, has its own unique and dramatic character. Many films and photoshoots have been shot there because of its gloomy, atmospheric quality, making it a minor celebrity in its own right.
Despite its lacklustre CV, this apartment is a wonderful place to kick back and unwind. Two visitors can sleep comfortably in a queen-sized bed.
Besides the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry area, which is equipped with a washing machine and dryer, the space also features a complete bathroom. A private balcony with a BBQ is available, and guests may park for free nearby.
In the same vein as the last sentence, you might get lucky and run into one of the Hemsworth brothers while on your vacation. Chris Hemsworth, a native Melburnian, frequents a restaurant conveniently located close. Take the 246 bus from right around the corner and hang out at Matcha Mylkbar until you see him.
Additionally, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Chapel Street, and the Shrine of Remembrance are all within walking distance from this apartment.
Stylish Downtown Apartment
Are you looking to stay in downtown Melbourne? Then look no further than this chic apartment located in the heart of the city. With the convenience of trendy restaurants, boutique shops, and the city square on the doorstep of this rental, you’ll find that everything you need is only steps away from where you sleep.
Location is only part of why this holiday apartment in Melbourne has made our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Melbourne. This spacious, two-bedroom apartment also has a laundry room and access to a shared on-site gym.
Inside, two full bathrooms with walk-in rain showers and a full kitchen that includes a breakfast table and an espresso machine. Guests can also enjoy the views of Yarra River and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria from the balcony or the floor-to-ceiling windows.
This rental is ideal for accessibility needs as it has wider doorways for wheelchair accessibility and step-free paths in and out of the apartment. Up to four guests can stay in this Airbnb Plus.
A Cozy Couples Retreat
This Melbourne apartment is great for solitary travellers or couples. Since it is situated in the hip and happening Fitzroy district, guests of this studio apartment won't be bored. The Melbourne Museum, Brunswick Street, and Carlton Gardens are all within walking distance.
Minimalist in style, the studio's interior prioritises convenience above opulence. The efficient storage and abstract artwork create a comfortable space for visitors.
There is a full kitchen with plenty of space and a dishwasher to use. The rental does not have a sofa, but visitors can watch their favourite shows on the Smart TV from the comfort of the queen-size bed in the combined living and sleeping area. They can also select to have a drink on the private balcony.
This Melbourne AirBnB also provides guests with free on-site parking as well as additional free street parking.
Trendy Studio near Parliament House
Step inside this spacious studio and see for yourself why guests have rated it a whopping five out of five stars.
Although located in the bustling neighbourhood of Bourke Hills, guests who stay here don’t have to worry about street noise keeping them awake. The large picture windows are double-glazed to make the apartment as peaceful and soundproof as possible.
This studio has been designed for comfort in a contemporary style so that guests can use all the space. The bedroom area is distinctly separated from the living area by a raised platform with a queen-size bed on top. Beside the bed is a large, built-in closet to provide guests with tons of storage space.
Superhost John has made sure that this rental is stocked with everything you could need during your stay. In the full bathroom, there are complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer, and in the full kitchen, there is an espresso machine and a toaster.
Guests of this Airbnb in Melbourne are only steps away from Chinatown, Bourke Street Mall, Fitzroy Gardens, and many other popular attractions.
Converted Warehouse Apartment
Join super host Anne in her beautifully converted warehouse apartment in the ever-popular Fitzroy neighbourhood.
Those looking to rent a room in Melbourne will be pleasantly surprised by the number of private rooms given to guests in this Airbnb. Not only do you get two private bedrooms but also a private living room, a private full bathroom, and a private study.
Also included is a gorgeous private rooftop terrace, complete with sun loungers, a patio dining set, and a barbecue. There is also another separate patio area to enjoy some shade in. The only parts of this Airbnb shared with the host are the full kitchen, dining room, and common area.
This upscale, artsy apartment comes with many modern upgrades to make your stay more enjoyable, such as a Smart TV, a sound system, and a daybed. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, while the other bedroom has a double. Up to two guests are allowed to stay in this rental.
Potential guests of this rental should note that it does not allow pets or young children.
Converted Old Chocolate Factory Loft
Are you looking for a large, contemporary Airbnb in Melbourne? Then, head on over to Zhen, the ultimate host, and check out his converted warehouse loft.
The exposed brick walls, original floor-to-ceiling windows, and spiral metal stairway all contribute to the homey, industrial vibe of this lovely apartment.
This spacious loft features two bedrooms, making it ideal for hosting up to four guests.
Relax on the spacious sofa in the living area while taking in the stunning cityscape, or watch a show on the Smart TV. Both a refrigerator and a dishwasher can be found in the roomy kitchen. There is a compact laundry room with a washing, dryer, sink, and cleaning supplies located just off the kitchen.
Curtains can be drawn to create privacy between the living room and the master bedroom. Darkening drapes and a queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress await you in this space. Upstairs, there's a second bedroom that may be used as a guest room and features a double bed.
Guests of this rental will be able to walk to many of Fitzroy's best attractions, including restaurants, boutiques, and galleries.
Designer Apartment With Panoramic Harbor Views
When renting an apartment in Melbourne, you want unbeatable style and comfort. Well, look no further than this beautifully designed apartment located in the Docklands District. It is perfect for families or small groups of up to four.
An architect by day and super host by night, Henry would like to welcome you to his modern and custom-designed home. Decorated in minimalist white with wooden accents, it is sure to make every guest feel relaxed.
Guests who stay here will have unbeatable views of the Yarra River and architecturally stunning buildings from the floor-to-ceiling windows found in almost every room. This rental also provides access to free on-site parking, a shared on-site gym, and a pool.
Inside this bright and spacious apartment are two bedrooms. Both have a queen-size bed and a built-in closet with full-size mirrors for doors. There are also two full bathrooms, each with a large walk-in shower.
The location of this apartment, between the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and Marvel Stadium, is fantastic. It also has a free tram service to the downtown area.
Forest-and-Heaven Themed Apartment
This jungle-themed apartment is located in the centre of downtown Melbourne, making it a great option for those searching for a one-of-a-kind Airbnb experience in the city.
This house is so in tune with nature that it makes you forget you're in the middle of a metropolis and instead are in a lush tropical paradise, just like Tarzan would want. Featuring green forest wallpaper, fairy lights, fake climbing vines, and lush, fake green grass, the living area is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. In this one-of-a-kind space, visitors can kick back and rest on the hanging chair, a tree stump, or a pillow.
How paradisiacal do you imagine this rental to be right now? The bedroom? You won't believe it until you see it. It's like entering a fluffy, warm cloud that happens to be shaped like a king-sized bed. When you go off to sleep, you'll feel like you're soaring into the stars thanks to the cloud-shaped lighting and voluminous cushions adorning the chamber.
In addition to its magnificent design, this apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen with an espresso machine and a bathroom with a deep soaking tub.
It may sound like a child's dream, but the super hosts of this property do not accept minors.
Country-Style House in Saint Kilda
Here is yet another listing that will make you feel like you are nowhere near a city. This open-concept house in the heart of Saint Kilda is the perfect rental for a romantic getaway.
This beautiful loft-inspired home is very spacious and decorated in a modern contemporary style. Guests can relax with a cocktail on the front patio or choose to have a little more privacy in the charming private courtyard.
In the centre of this home is an eye-catching spiral staircase that leads to the New York-style loft bedroom, which has a queen-size bed. Sprinkled with pop culture décor, this home is sure to make you feel as if you’re on vacation in the countryside.
In the living room, guests can choose to read one of the many books provided or tune into their favourite streaming channels on the Smart TV. The full kitchen has a pod coffee maker, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer.
This Airbnb located in Saint Kilda is within walking distance to Saint Kilda Beach and Pier. It is also only a short tram ride to get to City Square.
Bright and Modern Apartment
This vacation apartment for rent in Melbourne is ideal for those with larger groups. Luxury meets comfort in this spacious and modern apartment located in Melbourne’s Central Business District.
This rental features many additional shared amenities, including an indoor pool, a gym, and a sauna. The entire interior of the living area is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for plenty of natural light. For those sleeping on the sofa bed, all of the windows have room-darkening shades to make sure the sunrise won’t wake you.
The rental has two bedrooms, making it fit for six guests. In the first bedroom, there are floor-to-ceiling windows with fantastic harbour views and a built-in closet for storage. The second bedroom also has a built-in closet, and both rooms have a queen-size bed.
The Central Business District area is well populated with trendy restaurants, cafés, and public transport hubs. There is also a casino, Etihad Stadium, and many other attractions away from this Melbourne Airbnb. For those with cars, there is free on-site parking as well.
Colourful Downtown Condo
Perfect for those visiting on business, this chic downtown condo is the perfect mix of comfort and style.
As you walk in the entrance to this one-bedroom apartment, you will find a dedicated workspace with a desk, monitor, and keyboard. Continuing into the condo, you will find an abundance of natural light from the balcony windows. In the fully carpeted bedroom, there is a queen-size bed and a wardrobe. With the addition of the pull-out couch, this rental can sleep up to four guests.
You may create a meal in the fully equipped kitchen, which even has a microwave for reheating leftovers. Included in the full bathroom are a hairdryer, washing machine, and clothes dryer.
Additionally, there is a common swimming pool, whirlpool, and fitness centre available to guests.
This Airbnb in Melbourne is conveniently located near several hotspots, including hip bars and fine dining establishments. The convenience of having a tram stop right outside the door cannot be overstated. Directly across the street you'll find Southern Cross Station, as well as the terminal for the Airport Skybus.
This Melbourne short-term rental apartment offers all the comforts of home for a relaxing family vacation, making it ideal for those taking young children on a city vacation.
Unwind on the balcony of this modern apartment without worrying that your child will fall out. The glass railing around the balcony makes it safe for children to use as well. In addition, we have made available a baby bath and a portable crib for the convenience of our guests.
The bright patterns and striking accents in this two-bedroom apartment create a relaxing space in the heart of the city.
The bedrooms each have a queen-size bed, blackout drapes over the ceiling-to-floor windows, and pillow-top mattresses. There's a desk and chair in one of the bedrooms if you need to get some work done while you're in town.
Plenty of storage space can be found in the kitchen's cabinets, and an Miel Oven, as well as a dishwasher and an espresso machine. In a compact cupboard off the kitchen, you'll find a washing machine and dryer.
This Airbnb has a shared rooftop terrace, a gym, and free parking for its guests.