9 Airbnb Gems in Melbourne

9 Hidden Airbnb Gems Melbourne

Planning a trip to Melbourne this festive season? We’ve handpicked some of the best Melbourne Airbnb apartments on offer. From lux to budget, we’ve got your stay in one of Australia’s favorite cities covered.

1. Melbourne Inner City Forest Fantasy

Forest-and-Heaven Themed Apartment Close to the Heart of the CBD
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/17017021?s=51

Your own secret forest stay in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. This whimsically themed apartment is one of a kind; complete with forest decor and a heavenly bedroom with cloud-painted walls and twinkling lights. Step outside your CBD forest to find Federation Square, the Yarra River, and iconic cafe laneway, Degraves Street all within strolling distance.

2. Budget-Friendly In Boho Brunswick

Budget-Friendly In Boho Brunswick Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/3303708?
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/3303708?

Ahhh, Brunswick. This affordably priced studio apartment is the perfect way to experience Melbourne’s most eclectic, colorful and always on trend neighborhood. This stylish, fully self-contained, light-filled studio apartment in the heart of Brunswick is a stone’s throw from the ‘hood’s buzzing cafe scene and trams that run every 10 minutes.

3. Incredible Chalet Style Apartment Near Iconic St Kilda Beach

Incredible Chalet Style Apartment Near Iconic St Kilda Beach
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/plus/1127751?adults=0&children=0&infants=0&guests=0
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/1127751?s=51

This cozy gem is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s famous backpacker beachside suburb, St Kilda. Complete with a spiral staircase and romantic sleeping loft you also have access to a lush garden for lazing on a sunny afternoon. Take a walk along famous Acland and Fitzroy Streets for an incredible choice of cafes and bars. Perfect for an impromptu summertime bar crawl!

4. Sleep In A Stable Near Melbourne’s Famous Italian Cafe District

Sleep In A Stable Near Melbourne’s Famous Italian Cafe District Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/7355105?s=51
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/7355105?s=51

A renovated barn offers a seriously unique stay down a cobblestone laneway off iconic Lygon Street, Carlton, where Melbourne’s cafe culture was born. Built in the 1800s, this space is cozy, stylish and one of the most unique Melbourne Airbnb options you’ll find in the city suburbs.

5. Incredible Views, Luxury shopping and World Class Dining In Southbank

Incredible Views, Luxury shopping and World Class Dining In Southbank Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/9516067?s=51
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/9516067?s=51

Once Melbourne’s industrial hub, Southbank is now home to a stunning array of riverside restaurants and the Crown Casino. The master bedroom (including private bathroom) of this Southbank apartment with incredible views is all yours. Take in street performances, artwork, luxe shopping and one for the foodies; Heston Blumenthal award-winning restaurant Dinner By Heston.

6. A Great Budget Option In Historical Williamston

A Great Budget Option In Historical Williamston Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/23948635?s=51
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/23948635?s=51

Sleeping up to 4 guests, this Williamston apartment is a fantastic option for a few budget savvy traveling buddies. Just a 5-minute walk to restaurants, the local shopping strip, a picturesque marina, historical landmarks and Williamstown’s main beach with train line to the city just around the corner.

7. Art Lovers, This Private Room is For You

Stylish Apartment in the Arts Precinct Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/26628004?s=51
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/26628004?s=51

If taking in shows and exploring art galleries is high on your travel wish list, this Melbourne Airbnb private room is for you. Located in the Art Precinct of Melbourne, the apartment is a 3-minute walk to National Gallery of Victoria, Centre for Contemporary Art and Melbourne Memorial Shrines. Access to a  gym with swimming pool sweeten the deal.

8. Vintage Shopping and Vegan Tastes

Bright apartment in vibrant Fitzroy Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/1093015?s=51
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/1093015?s=51

Fitzroy’s famous Gertrude Street is a cool and kooky mix of some of Melbourne’s most unique, vintage shopping experiences. The suburb is also home to one of the city’s most loved vegan restaurants, Smith and Daughters. This bright, sunny apartment is right in the middle of the action while keeping a quiet atmosphere. The carpark is a big plus.

9. A Minimalist Space In Chic South Yarra

Enjoy Chapel Street Shops in a Luxury Victorian House in South Yarra
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/19863916?s=51
Source: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/19863916?s=51

The lively, chic urban lifestyle of South Yarra is right on your doorstep in this renovated Melbourne Airbnb apartment with a minimalist aesthetic. A spacious, light-filled bedroom is finished with quality linens. Explore the acres of South Yarra’s beautiful Fawkner Park, including art deco pavilions, tennis courts, playgrounds, and meandering pathways.

Whether you’re looking for a lux pad in the buzzing inner city or an eclectic neighborhood hideaway, these Melbourne Airbnb spaces won’t disappoint! What’s your pick of the list?

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Written by Mia Paxwell