If you want to explore the Harbour City through the eyes of a Sydneysider, you’ve come to the right place. After all, Airbnb is about affordable travel and the experience of living like a local. Check out the best Airbnb holiday rentals in Sydney that combine modern conveniences and comforts. They are definitely great alternatives to expensive yet generic hotels.
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Sydney’s Central Business District overlooks the Sydney Harbour and is home to Australia's stock exchange, reserve bank, and courts of law. The CBD means business, but at the same time also offers pleasure with its abundance of cafes, restaurants, bars, and clubs that line its streets.
1. Lovely room in Sydney’s CBD
63 USD / night | 1 bed | 2 guests
This spectacular 3-bedroom apartment located in the thriving and quickly evolving inner Sydney area will surely impress. Not only is it brand new, but it also offers a new level of luxury and a high standard of stylish living with beautiful furniture and appliances, complemented by a collection of art.
The room includes a double bed, heater and air-conditioner, fibre optic Wi-Fi, and a good-sized wardrobe to put your belongings. It’s a few minutes to Chinatown, World Square Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour, Fish Market, and Central Station, so you’ll love it here if you’re a professional, student or visitor looking for a beautifully furnished luxurious apartment with lots of living space and light in one of the most convenient locations in Sydney.
Lovely room in Sydney's CBD
Address: Haymarket,New South Wales,Australia
Price: from 63 USD
Access: The Quay Building is just across the road from UTS Library.
2. In the heart of Sydney’s CBD
102 USD / night | 1 bed | 2 guests
This flat is perfect for someone who just needs somewhere to drop their bags and rest their head, or plans on spending a little time indoors. James’ listing is a clean and modern 1-bedroom property located in Martin Place, one of the nicest and most central locations in Sydney. It’s a short 5-minute walk to the Botanical Gardens and Sydney Opera House, and only one minute to train stations and Pitt Street Mall. There is a large bathroom and kitchen with all the necessities provided, and you are free to access the swimming pool in the building as well.
In the heart of Sydney's CBD
Price: from 103 USD
3. Centrally Located CBD Apartment
190 USD / night | 1 bed | 2 guests
Jacqui’s apartment is spacious, filled with light, and clean. It’s tastefully decorated with Scandinavian / retro furniture, giving it an adorable yet minimalistic look.
It’s located in the CBD and is very close to Darling Harbour, Town Hall train station, and the shopping precincts of Queen Victoria Building and Pitt Street Mall. A short walk will lead you to major attractions such as the Opera House, Botanical Gardens, and the quaint Surry Hills neighborhood.
Centrally located CBD apartment
Price: from 190 USD
4. CBD Cosy Deco Studio Near Opera House
112 USD / night | 1 bed | 2 guests
Want to stay in a place with a character? Stephen’s studio might be it. It’s situated in a pre-war 1940 building, and he has kept the original interior design, which includes the original soft furnishings, floors, and color scheme. The apartment has a clean layout and lets a lot of natural light in. Plus, Stephen kindly provides welcome items, including juice, milk, chocolates, and noodles.
It’s an easy stroll to Sydney Opera House, Gardens, Art Gallery, The Rocks, top class dining and bars, and shopping, so you’ll be in the midst of all the city action.
CBD Cosy Deco Studio Near Opera House
Price: from 112 USD
The Rocks is the famous old part of Sydney. Here, you’ll find great markets, parks, and restaurants in a historic colonial setting, with the old buildings and cobbled pathways still intact.
5. Superior Room with Shared Bathroom
197 USD / night | 2 beds | 3 guests
If you aren’t fussy and just need a room to crash in, this is for you. Opt for a large room with either a king-sized bed or 2 single beds. If you are a party of three, a roll away bed is available upon request.
Amenities in the room include a fan, TV, minibar/fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities.
The building is within walking distance of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, making sightseeing a breeze. Also, don’t forget to check out the Sunday markets in The Rocks!
Superior Room with Shared Bathroom
Price: from 197 USD
6. Entire Apartment in The Rocks
152 USD / night | 1 bed | 2 guests
This sweet apartment is in a converted warehouse, tucked in a quiet street in the historic The Rocks district. Its high ceilings and abundance of natural light make the space pleasant to stay in if you’d like to take a break from sightseeing. The host, Brenna, has stocked up some basics in the kitchen, including tea, coffee, sugar, salt, cooking oil, dry pasta, and muesli that you can help yourself to.
The location is unbeatable too, with Circular Quay train station and ferry terminal just an easy 7-minute walk away. There are buses that go from about 50 meters (164 feet) from the apartment as well.
Entire Apartment in The Rocks
Price: from 152 USD
Bondi is a nice little beach town with mainly residential areas centred on Bondi Road, where the shopping area is also situated. Located in the east of Sydney, it has now emerged as one of the city’s most exciting food and drink hubs.
7. Chic Sun Filled Bondi Penthouse
190 USD / night | 1 bed | 2 guests
Want the best of Sydney’s sun, sand and sea? You’ll be within easy reach at this sun-filled penthouse, brilliant for experiencing the Bondi lifestyle. It’s right in the heart of Bondi, surrounded by great cafes and bars, just four minutes from the beach, and one minute from Hall Street, so what more could you ask for!
The apartment itself is tastefully decorated with a modern touch. You’ll feel right at home and you can relax on the daybed on the huge deck, surrounded by mature fruit trees and greenery. Or if you want, just lounge on the Corbusier leather sofa or designer egg chair and have a TV night in after a long day in the sun.
Chic Sun Filled Bondi Penthouse
Price: from 190 USD
8. Bondi Beach Perched by the Sea
254 USD / night | 2 beds | 4 guests
Cate’s beautiful apartment overlooks Bondi Beach, so you’ll get front-row sea views from all around the house. One just can’t help spending the whole day on the balcony gazing out at the blue horizon. Plus, the place is stylishly decorated, but still very homely.
You’ll be given an access card to Bondi Icebergs, which means you can swim and have a sauna every day. It’s just across the road! And if you want to explore further, the express bus into the city is just around the corner.
Bondi Beach Perched by the Sea
Price: from 254 USD
9. Cool Family 3bd North Bondi Pad
304 USD / night | 3 beds | 6 guests
If you have a beach-loving family, look no further. This 3-bedroom apartment will make the perfect pad for your family vacation. It’s walking distance from Bondi Beach, restaurants, and shopping. Plus, the public bus is just a minute away.
The apartment is modestly decorated, blending both classic art and contemporary finishes. It’s sleek, yet welcoming. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a Bose stereo system, laundry facilities, and a fully-equipped kitchen, and you’ll also be spoiled with a private entertaining courtyard!
Cool Family 3bd North Bondi Pad
Price: from 304 USD
Potts Point is a small, densely-populated suburb, just 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) east of the CBD. It’s no wonder that it’s dubbed as “Little Paris”, with tree-lined trees, old art deco buildings, and some of the best restaurants in Sydney, such as Billy Kwong and Ms G’s.
10. Modern City Pad with Rooftop Views
106 USD / night | 1 bed | 2 guests
This studio apartment is the ultimate city pad. It’s clean, modern and features everything you might need during your travels: a full kitchen, laundry facilities, a TV, and free Wi-Fi. Plus, you’ll have access to the beautiful rooftop which is shared with other residents in the building.
The location of the building is unbeatable as well. It’s a mere 2-minute walk to Kings Cross train station, only a few stops from Bondi Beach, and one stop from the city. If the weather permits, take a 30-minute walk to the CBD or Circular Quay where all the exciting happenings are.
Modern City Pad with Rooftop Views
Price: from 106 USD
11. Luxurious Apartment in Potts Point
191 USD / night | 1 bed | 3 guests
Sarah offers a luxurious apartment in the Parisian heart of Sydney. It’s soundproof and very quiet, so you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep. The queen-sized bed is comfortable for two, but there is also a blow-up mattress to accommodate an extra person if needed.
If you feel like staying in, you’ll be entertained with the Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a BOSE SoundTouch (music system). You are also free to browse the books in the apartment. So kick back and just relax over a glass of wine, watching the chic Sydneysiders go by the window. You’ll also have access to the heated pool, sauna, and gym in the building.
Luxurious Apartment in Potts Point
Price: from 191 USD
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city? Head up to the Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney. These unique Airbnb holiday rentals allow you to enjoy the unspoiled nature. Imagine waking up to dramatic scenery and living amongst eucalyptus forests and waterfalls.
12. Treehouse Blue Mountains
721 USD / night | 1 bed | 2 guests
Relive your childhood and live with the birds at Treehouse Blue Mountains. Sitting high in the forest treetops, you’ll be spoiled with stunning views of deep Bowen’s Creek Gorge and the Blue Mountains' rainforest. This is no ordinary tree house, either. It even has a spa and a fireplace that you can enjoy!
Treehouse Blue Mountains
Price: from 721 USD
13. The Enchanted Cave
835 USD / night | 1 bed | 2 guests
If a tree house isn’t your thing, why not try living in The Enchanted Cave? It’s built into a natural rock platform, and certainly gives off the Hobbiton vibe. Just open up the round wooden door and you’ll see!
The house also has everything you need, including a fully-equipped kitchen, so you’ll barely need to go out if you don’t want to. Just relax and cosy up to a warm fireplace and submerge yourself into the natural world around you.
The Enchanted Cave
Price: from 835 USD
14. Hatter’s Hideout Cave and Lodge
Hatter’s Hideout Cave and Lodge is just perfect if you’re a group of adventure and nature-loving friends. It’s located in a deep mountain gorge, amidst the lush cool temperate rainforest. The natural acoustics of the cave are a musician's dream, so remember to pack a guitar.
The mountain lodge is a short 10-minute walk from the cave and houses 3 bedrooms, hand-crafted in a classic Australian style featuring artistic decor and views over the spectacular Wollangambe Wilderness and Wollemi World Heritage Area. The kitchen is well-equipped, so you don’t have to fret over your meals. Plus, you and your friends can set up your own campfire in the cave as gas and firewood are provided.
Hatter's Hideout Cave and Lodge
Price: from 186 USD
Sydney has it all!
From the modern city pads to beach getaways and secret hideouts in the mountains, Sydney has it all. So instead of bunking in the usual hotels, why not book one of these cool Airbnb holiday rentals for an experience like no other? Choose a place whose location best suits your itinerary, or pick the listing that has something that will make your trip extra special. It’ll be worth going the extra mile.