The best Airbnbs in Sydney

Whether you are new to the city or want an epic city break, Sydney is a city worth visiting and exploring.

And look, there is a time and place for luxury hotels, and for that we suggest you head here for some of Sydney’s dreamiest. For those other times, weekday getaways or cheeky weekends where you want to feel like a true Sydneysider, you’ll want to find the best Airbnbs in our glorious city. From downtown lofts with postcard harbor views to tropical beachfront studios a little further from the sound of heavy smoke, we’ve got you covered here.

Read on for the best Airbnbs in Sydney.

The attic

Point of Kurraba

If you thought that staying in fancy lofts and secret attics was just a “thing in New York”, well, you’d be very, very wrong. This Sydney Airbnb is a self-catering studio, perfect for weekend getaways or for those of you willing to spend more time outdoors than indoors, if you catch us. Plus, you’ll have a 180-degree view of the harbor, and you’ll be a short walk from Circular Quay, Sydney’s transport mecca. Take a ferry to northern Sydney or cruise to Sydney’s Inner West.

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Maianbar Magical Retreat


open-air studio with bed

For something a little further from the hustle and bustle, this Sydney Airbnb will feel like a world of its own. Located in South Sydney, there are fewer bustling bars and restaurants here and more bush and ferns and hey, even a stone bath if you think so. Located on Maianbar Lagoon, this gorgeous studio is perfect for two on a mid-week break or an intimate getaway.

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Getaway to Palm Beach

palm beach

superb waterfront property

Water views, sunsets, palm trees and an infinity pool, it’s nothing short of the Hamptons vibe here. You will find this a hidden path in North Sydney, overlooking the iconic waters of Pittwater (the version of paradise for any kayaker). Super private, this home is dedicated to all the healthy moments you might not be able to score at home which includes quiet reading nooks, a large kitchen for cooking up hearty feasts and yes, said 70’s infinity pool. liters for dives at any time of the day.

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Edge of the port of Kirribilli


Balcony apartment overlooking Sydney Harbor Bridge

If waking up to a view of the sunrise over Sydney Harbor Bridge is a must, look no further than Edge of the port of Kirribilli. This super bright and spacious apartment will give you one of the most incredible views of the harbor and Sydney’s sparkling skyline. Nestled in one of Kirribilli’s most picturesque leafy streets, this Airbnb puts you in a direct line of great cafes, shops, supermarkets, foreshore walks, gazebos and harbor pools – a bonus in the scorching summer in Sydney. When it comes to “workations” in Sydney, this property is a no-brainer and also has a workstation for anyone traveling on business.

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Private Beach Front House


guest house

If you legitimately want to vacation in Sydney, you’ll want to be outside the city and in the midst of swimming spots, healthy cafe culture, and coastal walks. This is where it Private Beach Front House comes in. By picking up some trending real estate in Malabar, you’ll be just steps away from Malabar Beach, one of Sydney’s best spots for paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkelling. Elsewhere, you’ll also have nearby Little Bay Beach, La Perouse, Kamay National Park, Malika Bakehouse, One Drop Brewing Co. and Yarra Bay.

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The Bunkie at Ethel and Ode


small cabin by the beach

For another getaway by the sea, The Bunkie is your best bet. Just steps from Jibbon Beach in Bundeena, this property has everything from a private balcony, water views, and easy street parking. Designed for two, The Bunkie is the heart of an area ideal for surfers, avid adventurers ready to explore the famous Royal National Park, weekend markets and a whole bunch of great pubs.

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Apartment Tony Boneca

Rushcutters Bay

modern apartment

All you need to know is that this Sydney Airbnb has won numerous awards and when you check out these interiors, it’s not hard to see why. This micro-house might be small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with a stellar aesthetic (with “boneca” literally translating to “dollhouse in Portuguese”). Designed for short stays, this apartment puts everything you need right at your fingertips, from Pilate studios and cafes to harbor walks and cozy bars.

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cool downtown airbnb

Fireplaces is another immaculate Sydney Airbnb with great attention to detail and more flair than the Opera House itself. Largely a secluded urban hideaway, this split-level apartment has been thoughtfully appointed for the discerning traveler. Boasting original artwork, Chimneys was designed for people on the run, but with that in mind, a short stay doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the finer things in life. When you’re out of town, set up the Miele oven, Nespresso machine, and 50-inch flat screen. In the neighborhood, you’ll find street art to explore, art galleries to browse, and too many cafes to count.

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