16 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Sydney, Australia - Updated 2024

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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. They are definitely great alternatives to expensive yet generic hotels. Check out the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Sydney, Australia, that combine modern conveniences and comforts.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 06, 2024.

CBD

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 (from 63 USD)

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, making it a great place to stay..

Lovely room in Sydney's CBD

Address: Haymarket,New South Wales,Australia (see map)

Price: from 63 USD

Access: The Quay Building is just across the road from UTS Library.

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2. In the heart of Sydney’s CBD (from 103 USD)

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

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3. Centrally located CBD apartment (from USD 164)

Jacqui’s apartment is spacious, filled with light, and clean, making it a great place to stay in Sydney, Australia. It’s tastefully decorated with Scandinavian / retro furniture, giving it an adorable yet minimalistic look.

This Airbnb vacation rental in Sydney CBD 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.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

4. CBD Cosy Deco Studio Near Opera House (from 112 USD)

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

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The Rocks

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 (from 197 USD)

Superior Room with Shared Bathroom
Source: Airbnb

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

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6. Entire Apartment in The Rocks (from 152 USD)

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

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Bondi

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. Apartment right next to Bondi Junction (from USD 164)

Looking for an unforgettable stay? This serviced apartment for rent in Sydney, Australia, will make your trip truly exceptional. This spacious unit boasts a large balcony with a breathtaking city skyline view. Here, you can relax with your morning coffee or have a tasty alfresco meal.

Inside, you’ll find all the comforts you’ll need, including a provisioned kitchen set to amplify your cooking experience. Need to catch up on work? There’s a dedicated workspace with 5G internet to keep you connected. And when it’s time to unwind, a massive 68-inch (172.72-centimeter) HDTV with Netflix awaits you.

Forget about laundry hassles, as this apartment offers a free washer and dryer. Plus, you can take advantage of shared amenities such as a heated pool and gym.

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Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia
77 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment we stayed in had great views and was very quiet
truly amazing view from the room and a fantastic meal at the restaurant too - perfect
bright airy and roomy apartment
the bedding was comfortable
the kitchen wasn't particularly well equipped but we weren't planning to cook dinner so it wasn't a problem
Cleanliness:
clean and well equipped apartment
super clean and had all that you need for a holiday
place is well kept and clean
the apartment was spotless when we checked in and our host had excellent communication throughout our stay
great location very clean & well furnished apartment
Host:
the host was very responsive to any questions we had
host was super friendly and helpful
great host would highly recommend
chris is a great host & very helpful
chris was a great host and easy to communicate with
Location:
location was excellent for transport close to train/bus station
loved the location
wonderful stay and great location
easy access to supermarket and train/bus
chris' apartment was in a great location
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8. Bondi Beach Perched by the Sea (from 254 USD)

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 home like.

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

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9. 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.

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Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia
350 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning is effective and nice and quiet running too
the apartment is very nice with a modern style daylight bathroom and an awesome balcony
the comfortable balcony is a really handy feature too and a nice place to chill
apartment was good - big balcony and al of it nicely decorated
this is a lovely and very pleasant apartment and the advertising photos do it full justice
Cleanliness:
apartment was very clean and comfortable
the apartment was nice and clean and the communication with steve super easy
clean and well used space
the place is clean and comfortable
steve’s apartment was amazing so stylish and clean
Host:
the parking tip provided by host was very helpful
bathroom is bigger than it looks too he was a great host (always quick and helpful responses)
steve was a great host he 100% went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of
communication with the host was also easy and timely
would recommend this property and steve as a host
Location:
great location - very close to everything
great location with a bus stop right outside and a central shopping area around the corner
great spot close to bondi
amazing location close and central to everything you need in bondi
great secure apartment in a great location
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10. 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!

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Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia
10 reviews  
Entire apartment 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
i apartment was well appointed and very clean
Host:
todd was a great host for a stylish and clean apartment a short walk from bondi beach
Location:
very stylish space and a great location
perfect location for our family as it is close by the beach but in a quiet neighborhood
a great spot in a central location to bondi and other beaches in the area
the location to bondi beach the restaurants and public transport was excellent
great location and a very friendly and communicative host
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Potts Point

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.

11. Sleek rental near Elizabeth Bay waterfront

As you enter this recently renovated apartment, your eyes will be drawn to the warm wood furnishings and wall of mirrors. Furthermore, this long-term rental in Sydney, Australia, comes with a fully equipped modern kitchen to prepare your meals with ease. And don’t worry about breakfast, as it will be provided for you. A dedicated workspace awaits your productivity needs as well. When it’s time to unwind, take a dip in the private pool or simply relax in the lift-accessible apartment.

You can also explore unique non-touristy things to do in the neighborhood. Just a five-minute walk away is Elizabeth Bay waterfront, and you’ll have easy access to Kings Cross train station in Potts Point.

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Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia
184 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
great place to stay clean central and comfortable
had very clear instructions and the place was very clean well kept and maintained
clean stylish and the location is perfect vickie is also very responsive and helpful
Host:
fantastic service from a lovely host
vickie was a great host and very responsive to questions
vickie is a wonderful host
victoria was extremely helpful and accommodating
great host very responsive and was flexible
Location:
the location is fantastic
the location was great
great location very close to kings cross station - less than 5 min walk
loved the neighbourhood and location of the apartment
exceptional location stylish and comfortable
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12. Modern City Pad with Rooftop Views (from 106 USD)

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

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13. Luxurious apartment in Potts Point (from USD 250)

Sarah offers a luxurious apartment in the Parisian heart of Sydney. This luxury Airbnb rental in Sydney, Australia, is 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.

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Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia
105 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has all of the amenities a traveler would need including strong wifi cable tv air-conditioning and laundry
the apartment was very comfortable with a/c in bedroom and lounge
the bed was super comfy and the couch excellent size for the 3 of us to relax on
when she explain that the apartment has many facilities is true
the pool is beautiful and the gym is enough for keeping in shape
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
the apartment was very clean and comfortable to live in
the apartment itself is clean well-decorated spacious and comfortable
sarah's apartment was super clean and super quiet
if you are looking for a lovely clean and central place to stay in sydney this is it
Host:
sarah was a wonderful host
sarah was an absolutely fantastic host
sarah is a great host
sarah is a terrific host
sarah was very helpful and communicative
Location:
great place and location
her place and location is perfect
great location in the heart of the -sweet by the sea -potts point
it's close to shops and restaurants but far enough away from the nightclubs so you feel safe
such a stylish place in a fantastic location loved it
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Blue Mountains

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.

14. Treehouse in the Blue Mountains (from USD 24794)

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!

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Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia
120 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Treehouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is plenty of light warmth from the fireplace hot water and a surprisingly nice compost toilet
Host:
very helpful hosts and neighborhood
something everyone must see and do lionel was incredibly helpful friendly and lovely to communicate with
this treehouse is extraordinary and truly one of a kind
this place is a piece of art lionel is such a helpful and friendly host
creative one of kind experience
Location:
the walk to the creek was challenging but absolutely stunning
very peaceful and a great place to get away from it all
this is one -of -a -kind -you -can't -miss - fantabulous place in blue mountains region
a very unique and amazing place to stay
what an amazing place a unique and luxurious little hideaway
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15. The Enchanted Cave (from USD 720)

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.

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Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia
67 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Cave 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
absolutely amazing views we loved the outdoor shower and quiet bush setting
the outside shower was a lovely treat to experience
Host:
lionel was a great host and very helpful when my partner and i got lost along the way
such an amazing stay lionel was the perfect host
a very special one of a kind experience
from lionel's friendly hospitality the warm cosy cave and exciting hikes
lionel was very quick to respond and extremely helpful during our stay
Location:
it was really the perfect location for a romantic getaway
the location was breathtaking and the whole space was beautiful
a great place for primal lovers and lovers of nature
wow what a place
a unique location reminds you how noisy our lives are as it is so quiet here very peaceful
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16. Hatter’s Hideout Cave and Lodge (from USD 330)

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.

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Bell, New South Wales, Australia
239 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Cave 12 Beds 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
absolutely stunning view around the property with the lodge having such a warm and comfortable feeling about it
the house has lots of room for a large group and the amenities are great
the lodge area is awesome with a table tennis room and a snooker table room
well equipped comfortable home in a beautiful quiet location with beautiful views
the table tennis room and billiards room make it a great place to enjoy being together
Cleanliness:
spacious clean and quiet
the lodge is a beautiful and clean and everything is well thought out
thank you very much mark really nice cave and clean house
the beds are comfortable and clean and the showers are really good
Host:
great welcoming host who is very knowledgeable about the property cave and surrounds
mark was a great host
mark is a great host
mark was great host
mark was a great host
Location:
the location is great
beautiful location and a great place to stay
mark's place is definitely unique
amazing place to get away with friends for a few days
a beautiful location and an excellent host
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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.

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