Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Carlton North, Australia - Updated 2021

airbnb Carlton North, Australia

Lined with pretty Victorian terraced houses and Heritage homes, Carlton North is an inner-city suburb 4 km (2.48 miles) north of Melbourne. A nine-minute car ride down Lygon Street, Carlton North’s main thoroughfare, will take you directly to Melbourne. A stay in Carlton North affords visitors the ease of exploring many great attractions and landmarks in Melbourne yet far enough to enjoy the peacefulness of suburban living. Set out on foot, or by tram, to the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Museum, and Melbourne Zoo, all within 30 minutes’ walking distance. Take a leisure stroll down the avenues of Moreton Bay. Walk in the shades of fig and elm trees in Carlton North’s lovely Princes Park, an area that features the Carlton Recreation Ground’s football stadium, a children’s playground, the “Within Three Worlds” sculpture, skyline views of Melbourne, and more. So if you’re looking for lodging that’s near Melbourne and close to its many attractions, check out the following Airbnb vacation rentals available in Carlton North:

1. Jika Cottage Carlton experience — inner city (from USD 79)

Simple elegance best describes this Heritage-listed two-bedroom cottage. Exuding a luminous air from every room, this cottage boasts of an open-plan layout that provides plenty of natural light. The kitchen is stellar, with a new fridge and little extras, such as two types of blenders and a sandwich maker. Top-quality beds with pillow-top mattresses offer a nice plush feel, and there are plenty of extra blankets to keep warm on a chilly night. Both bedrooms have ample storage space. This cottage has an internet connection that boasts of lightning-quick speed. This cottage is only 3 km (1.86 miles) from the Central Business District. Guests are within walking distance of top-notch pubs and restaurants of Melbourne’s inner suburbs of Carlton, Fitzroy, and Collingwood.

Jika Cottage Carlton Experience - inner city
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
163 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thoughtful touches like tea coffee sugar and milk being available as well as geneous bathroom supplies
will be good to have additional heater during winter
the place was nice and comfortable with all amenities you will need to feel like home
the kitchen is well stocked with an excellent variety of kitchen utensils and appliances
nice and cozy place in a great location close to cbd with amazingly fast internet
small rooms but clean & comfortable
it was clean and convenient
bright clean and tidy
well equipped and clean we found it great value
it's a very clean and warm house with a well-equipped kitchen
owners were very nice
the host liam very helpful and efficient
liam and anna were fantastic hosts
liam and anna are great hosts
liam is helpful and a great host
close to great restaurants
liam’s place is very well located so that one can walk to city locations with ease
great place - close to so much
close by there is a beautiful park (curtain square) with great play equipment which we used a lot
liam’s place is in a fantastic location right in the middle of melbourne
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2. The Fitzroy fishpond — private comfy room (from USD 44)

With its easy access to public transportation and proximity to Brunswick Street, a major avenue in Fitzroy, this private room is perfect for a solo traveler or couple. This room offers a fanciful wrought-iron queen-size bed, an abundance of closet space, and a portable fan if needed. Although no microwave is available, the attractive galley-style kitchen is still nicely equipped with basic appliances, along with pretty tiles and lots of countertop space. The shared bathroom is clean, uncluttered, and has a large walk-in shower. The rest of the apartment is spacious. Though lacking a television, there is WiFi, free parking, washer, shampoo, bath essentials, and a lovely artificial fishpond in the courtyard area. Guests can smoke in this outdoor space. Be aware that this apartment is on a busy street, so there can be noticeable traffic noise.

Fitzroy Retro Chic
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
109 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the room was comfortable with lots of closet space
the bed pillows and linen were lux and comfortable
ample wardrobe space and the bed was super comfy
bedroom is upstairs so can get a bit hot in summer pedestal fan is provided though :)
my room was spacious the bed was comfortable i had a fan & the towels were fluffy
it was clean and comfortable
the house is clean and neat
the room was spotless bed was super comfy and bathroom was very clean
dated but still very clean and tidy bathroom (no bath though)
the place was very clean and tidy with a very comfortable room
the host was nice and comfortable bathroom
a welcoming and friendly host
and the host is my first australian friend
kinloch was a great host and made me feel very welcome in his home
we found our host accommodating friendly and helpful
very easy and perfect location about 5 min walk to brunswick street
couldn't be located in a better place
the location of kinloch's place was great
the location was absolutely perfect for us
great location few meters from the tram station like 10 mins from the cbd
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3. Cozy inner-city bedroom and study (from USD 44)

This compact room offers its guests privacy and comfort. It has its own toilet beside the small study area. Guests have access to the entire house, which showcases a subtle bohemian ambiance. There is a tidy bathroom shared with the host. The house features a quiet seating area upstairs and a lovely garden area with hammock downstairs. Top amenities include WiFi, TV, washer/dryer, free parking, and bath essentials. Savor a nice meal at the roomy dining table while admiring the uniquely designed and eye-catching staircase. This accommodation is centrally located yet far enough from the busy Melbourne center. It’s near restaurants, cafes, public transport, Melbourne University, a park, shops, and bars. The Fitzroy and Brunswick suburbs are both within walking distance. Melbourne’s CBD is a 15-minute tram ride away.

Cosy inner-city bedroom and study with boho vibe
Carlton North, Victoria, Australia
99 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the tea and coffee on the side table was a lovely touch after a long day
the kitchen space was open and warm and great for cooking
use of a private study great for writing or drawing and your own private toilet/sink/mirror
the downstairs is a spacious kitchen and living space together with a huge bathroom
comfortable bed and a good nights sleep
the place is clean and comfortable
the house was very clean
the neighbourhood is clean green spacious quiet and peaceful
her home is beautiful clean and very comfortable
her fancy and tidy house is perfect for those who want to stay in a quiet residential area
sarah is a wonderful host
sarah was more than accommodating and a great host
sarah is a great host
sarah is hospitable and kind
sarah is a wonderful host very welcoming
cute house in a handy location
great location comfortable and quiet
great location to stay for the weekend
great location beautiful apartment and cozy bedroom
the location is central while still feeling like an oasis away from the bustle of inner city melbourne
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4. A contemporary apartment in the heart of Melbourne (from USD 104)

Welcome to this apartment, where you can enjoy a quiet stay in the heart of Melbourne and still be close to major attractions, as well as restaurants and shops. Up to three guests can stay comfortably here and rest on the two beds available. Head to the top floor and you will find a courtyard oasis, in which you can indulge in a few sunset cocktails. You can also relax and have a friendly chat with the other residents in the rooftop garden. The fully equipped kitchen is yours to use during your stay.

Alexanblue,near melb uni,car park, wifi
Carlton North, Victoria, Australia
86 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable apartment with small deck
even though it’s small it is well designed and quite comfortable
access to apartment is easy amenities are in working order and the bed is suuuuper comfortable
great apartment clean and well appointed
apartment very clean and very warm and inviting
the apartment was very modern and clean
the apartment is clean and had everything we needed
very comfortable beds and clean
modern place netflix was great host was very professional
sub is such a nice host so responsive and helpful to our enquiries
the appartment was neat and tidy and the host (sue) was quick to get back to me
the location was ideal
location was excellent
walking distance to lygon street made this trip awesome and very close to cbd
great stay in a handy location
great location of you have an event to go to in melbourne
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5. A spacious studio apartment on beautiful Lygon Street (from USD 55)

Unwind at this spacious studio apartment that is tucked away on Lygon Street, with the best cafes and restaurants of Melbourne only minutes away. Featuring a queen bed and a sofa bed, this apartment can accommodate up to four people. A fully functional kitchen can be used to make your morning coffee and prepare a delicious breakfast. As a guest, you will also be granted access to the outdoor pool and the fitness center.

Lygon St. Living-Little Italy at your door. 25%OFF
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
180 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the studio space is small but comfortable and has all the amenities you need
the apartment is cozy with tons of natural light
on that note if you do want to do any laundry keep coins to hand ($4 per cycle)
simple clean studio apartment
clean and functional for travelers
the apartment is clean and perfect for a weekend long stay
it was fairly clean and was provided with basic amenities
the apartment is cosy and very clean
dilin was a great host
good accommodation host with quick responds
hosts are friendly and respond quickly
kevin and dilin were also lovely hosts which made our stay even more enjoyable
great place very nice host with quick response would recommend
great location in a secure complex
great value and central location
the location is good with 2 trams very close
good location and the food near here are nice
great location many nice eateries within walking distance
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6. Cute 'n' cozy room in Carlton — close to CBD/Fitzroy

Located in a safe and gated complex, this private room is fully furnished with a comfy double bed and plenty of storage space. The bathroom is shared. The host wants guests to feel at home and allows them to use all facilities inside the comfortable townhouse. You can cook a lavish meal in the well-stocked kitchen, relax on the soft sofa and watch TV with Netflix service, play board games or cards, or simply chill in the quaint backyard garden. One parking space is available plus plenty of street parking areas. Restaurants and bars are plentiful. This locale is close enough to the exciting spots in Melbourne but distant enough to enjoy some peace and quiet at night. Please be aware that a cat lives on the premises.

Cute 'n' Cosy in Carlton - Close to CBD/Fitzroy
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
78 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
very clean and comfortable place
our room was clean and beauty
the place is clean and extremely cozy
it is clean comfortable and very welcoming
it is new and clean
peter was an awesome host
peter and vivian were friendly hosts
it was delightful to meet the host peter vivian and were wonderful host
great hosts lovely room and a nice flat to feel at home
peter & vivian are great hosts who gave us many useful tips
the location is excellent
best airbnb in melbourne the location is perfect and walking distance to woolworths
great location close to the free tram zone and cbd area melbourn university and woolworth
great location place is small but very nice
tho it is close to city it is still pleasantly away from the hubbub as well
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7. Cozy cabin room

For a unique lodging option, this snug cabin room in a boutique hotel is ideal for a couple or lone traveler. This room provides the basics: tiny fridge, kettle, microwave, and toaster. No cooking or washing facility is available, but there are breakfast provisions consisting of tea, coffee, milk, juice, and cereal. The bathroom is shared with other guests, but it’s always tidy and clean. No TV is on site, but there’s fast WiFi. The hosts own a cute cafe on the same street as this lodging and offer free coffee and tea to guests. It’s only a 20-minute walk to CBD, and public transit is moments away. A handy supermarket is 100 meters (328 feet) away, and numerous trendy and popular cafes and restaurants are nearby.

Cosy Cabin Room Easy walk to CBD Bus to the door
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
144 reviews
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the stay also included toast and coffee for breakfast which was a lovely touch
the room comes with a great coffee and a little toast in the morning
nadeen made us feel very welcome and even made us coffee and breakfast in her cafe downstairs
i stayed in the cosy cabin room for a night as a treat from my parents
the room was all wood and the bed very comfortable
clean stylish interesting space
very artistic charming and clean
this is exactly what i expected and hoped for - small clean great location with super friendly hosts
very clean and cosy room a little heater made the room warm too
host is very friendly welcoming and hardworking
wonderful place very lovely host
highly recommended - welcoming host comfortable
second to none service gorgeous cabin room absolutely lovely and helpful hosts
great hosts would come back and stay again for sure
location is excellent for walking to the city and great dining options close by
great location with woolworth bank university nearby
interesting little room in a great location
good place in the italian neighborhood
location couldn’t be better
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8. Lovely private room in heart of Carlton

With large windows to provide a refreshing breeze and lots of natural light, this attractive room in a beautiful three-bedroom townhouse will suit anyone’s taste. Guests of this lodging will share the top floor with one other Airbnb guest while the host resides downstairs. This room is well furnished, with a pretty brick accent wall, nice table and chairs, big wardrobe, and soft double bed. The cozy lounge area is open to guests. No television is available. However, there’s high-speed WiFi, and the neighborhood is surrounded by so many WiFi services that you won’t miss the device. Lygon Street is just around the corner, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants and bars. Melbourne’s center is just 15 minutes by tram, and the University of Melbourne is 10 minutes on foot.

Private Room in Heart of Carlton
55 reviews
Private room 1 Bed

9. Sparkling Carlton gem

Situated on the first floor, this spacious two-bedroom apartment is only a two-minute walk to popular cafes and restaurants on lively Lygon Street. There’s a nearby park as well. This apartment offers easy access to Melbourne’s CBD via tram, or Uber cab service. or simply by walking. The rental is clean and well-stocked. Guests need not worry about fresh linens, shampoo, bath essentials, free parking, extra blankets, and pillows because the host has them all covered. There’s a fully stocked kitchen, and guests have access to a washing machine. WiFi, and cable TV. The host receives top marks for friendliness and responsiveness and eagerly dispenses advice on the best places to see and things to do in the city.

Carlton Gem
47 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds

10. Peaceful upstairs room with 2 single beds

Just 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from Melbourne, this completely renovated accommodation affords nice views of the city skyline. This upstairs room is quiet and located at the back of a townhouse. Two cushy single beds are provided, and these can be easily pushed together if desired. The kitchen is brand-new, sporting attractive red subway tile and top appliances. Shelf space is cleared in the fridge and pantry for guests’ grocery items. The bathroom is shared, and there’s a convenient laundry room. Enjoy the outdoors on the patio, where there’s a BBQ grill plus table/chairs. This townhouse is next door to Cafe Bu, which specializes in coffee, pastries, and seasonal fare. Supermarkets and a shopping center are also in the neighborhood.

Two single beds
28 reviews
Private room 2 Beds

11. Charming renovated Heritage classic

This accommodation is packed with plenty of character. Climb the spiral staircase to the entrance of this recently remodeled house and discover a unique thatched roof, lots of natural light, and wonderful furnishings. The bedroom is sunny and basic, with a cushy memory foam mattress on its queen-size bed. If you decide to cook, the kitchen is well equipped with first-rate appliances. A supermarket is only a five-minute walk away. In the living room area, be entertained with a 42-inch LCD TV with sound bar. Enjoy meals at the beautiful recycled-wood dining table. WiFi is also available. The shared garden area, with an avocado tree, is a prime place to relax. The neighbors are very friendly. This house is in the heart of Melbourne and conveniently located near many restaurants, and pubs. There’s a nearby tram service to the downtown area.

Renovated Heritage Classic
105 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed

12. The Lygon Apartment — at the center of Carlton North

With tram access just outside the door of this two-bedroom apartment, you couldn’t find a more convenient accommodation when it comes to exploring Melbourne and its immediate area. Restaurants serving delectable dishes and cafes dot the area. Among them are Rice Paper Scissors, which is great for Asian fusion cuisine; and Brunetti, which serves cakes and coffee. The apartment has a comfy queen-sized bed in the main bedroom and two twin-sized beds in the second bedroom. Crisp, clean linens are provided. Fridge, dishwasher, oven, stove, and microwave comprise the gleaming kitchen. Guests can step out onto the small balcony for fresh air. This lodging also offers WiFi, cable TV, large flat screen TV, washing machine, and a parking space for one car.

The Lygon Apartment
74 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds

Hello Carlton North!

The best thing about Carlton North is the low-key liveliness it offers. Head over to Lygon Street, with its attractive Victorian-style shops, diverse variety of eateries, and cheerful pubs, and discover how nice of an alternative to Melbourne Carlton North is if you’re looking for excitement in measured doses. But make no mistake, there’s no reserved limit on comfort and convenience when it comes to the Airbnb vacation rentals of Carlton North. So book your stay today!

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