11 Airbnbs + 4 Unique Ones in Sydney (from Budget to Luxury!)

Planning a trip to Sydney, Australia and looking for some really great Airbnb rentals in Sydney? Luckily for you, I’ve already put together a list of the best Airbnb listings in Sydney in this Sydney Airbnb guide. Regardless of your budget and travel style, I am sure you will find something that will suit you. And believe me – you are going to love it!

With a population of 5.3 million, Sydney is the most populous city in Australia. Each year, Australia’s Harbour city attracts 14 million interstate and worldwide visitors. For good reason, Sydney is the first stop on many itineraries and with your first visit to Sydney, you won’t wonder why. 

A mix of thrilling and easygoing experience, Sydney is home to the most famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. However, this multicultural city offers so many other unique experiences! From iconic golden sandy beaches like Bondi beach and Manly beach to acclaimed wine regions and an incredible variety of things to do and see, it’s no wonder that very few travelers skip the city. So why would you? 

My list covers some really great Airbnbs in Sydney for the most amazing time of your life. I’ll give you suggested Airbnb places to stay for the most popular neighborhoods in Sydney, and you will decide based on what you are looking for in a destination. But if you are considering staying in a hotel or just want to know more about which area to stay in, check out our Where to stay in Sydney post. 

If you are in a hurry: Top Airbnbs in Sydney

I know what it feels like when you are trying to plan that long-awaited trip, but sometimes despite all the planning, you simply don’t have time to stress over picking the right place to stay from the vast selection of Airbnb rentals. So, look no further than these centrally located Airbnbs, and pick the one according to your travel budget.

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Top 10 Airbnbs in Sydney

With a wide selection of attractive, jaw-dropping Airbnb properties, it might be challenging for you to find the ideal Airbnb space for your next getaway to New South Wales, Australia. Instead of letting you spend hours on each individual listing, I decided to do the groundwork for you. To make your trip even easier, I sorted all Airbnbs by price and location. I did all the hard work by calculating the final price including the additional fees. All you have to do is make a decision! 

Here are my favourite picks of the best Airbnbs in Sydney:

1. Stylish Apartment with Darling Harbour Views

  • Location: Darling Harbour
  • Price: from AUD$630 per night
  • Bedrooms: 3

Wake up to extraordinary views of the Darling Harbour and Sydney Skyline in a spectacular Airbnb Sydney apartment located in the heart of Sydney. The pictures really do speak for themselves – every location in the apartment exhibits vast 360° views over the harbour. As a bonus, you get to enjoy a fitness center and a lap pool. From the moment you enter inside, you will be thrilled by the fabulous rooms with lots of design details and spacious balconies. 

Visitor review: “The views are breathtaking! A very convenient location and the condo has very high-end finishes. Enjoyed my stay very much.” – Lola

2. Quiet Peaceful Oasis – if you are looking for a comfortable stay

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  • Location: Sydney CBD
  • Price: from AUD$250 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2

A lovely, spacious Victorian Airbnb apartment that offers breathtaking views over Harbour Bridge. This two-bedroom Airbnb Sydney apartment with air conditioning is the perfect hideaway for your holiday in Sydney, Australia. The top floor has a spacious living room, kitchen and beautiful little deck. The lower level features two bedrooms with comfortable beds and a bath with a laundry room. The location could not be more perfect, right in the heart of Sydney – you will be very pleased with your Airbnb choice!

Visitor review: Well appointed apartment. Comfortable beds. Great location – close to everything without feeling like you are in the middle of the city. – Chantelle 

3. Spacious two-bedroom house with free parking – Airbnb in Sydney with sauna and pool

  • Location: Paddington
  • Price: from AUD$220 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2

Just 10 min from Sydney CBD and Bondi beach, this clean and modern Airbnb house has everything you need for a relaxing week-long holiday. If you choose to stay in this property, you will have access to a gym and 4(!) pools, tennis and free tickets to all events at the SCG (they even provide cricket stumps, bats and balls!). There are plenty of things to keep yourself entertained and stay connected with your family. If you are looking for a cool ‘garage’ style house with a lovely living room and kitchen, don’t hesitate to check out this Airbnb. 

Visitor review: “A far from ordinary place to stay. Clean and bright, great location, and a super responsive host. We were just a few minutes walk from bus stops that had routes every direction. Those same few minutes to us to neighborhood cafes, groceries, and restaurants. We had a really nice stay in Sydney.” – Anne

4. Classy modern two-bedroom apartment with Sydney Harbour views – for the best views

  • Location: Kings Cross 
  • Price: from AUD$200 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2

A bright, spacious and modern two bedroom apartment that provides all the comforts of cosy home. Located on the 5th floor, it offers stunning views over Sydney Harbour and inner city centre lush greenery. Enjoy your mornings with a warm cup of coffee on the beautiful balcony or admire the stunning sunset view in one of the best places to be in Sydney. 

Visitor review: “Great location with easy access to the city. The complex was very quiet and relaxing, and the neighborhood was very walkable.” – Joshua

5. Charming two-bedroom house – close to Opera House

  • Location: Sydney CBD (or Woolloomooloo)
  • Price: from AUD$200 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1

Centrally located to Sydney CBD, this heritage-listed property dating back to the 19th century is the perfect opportunity to explore the area on foot and feel like a local. Charming and fantastic in its own way, it makes it easy to experience the buzz and action of the city. Gorgeous and spacious roof deck to relax with a warm cup of coffee while admiring the amazing views of the city.

Visitor review: Pat and Viv’s place was amazing! Location is perfect, easy to walk to anywhere in the cbd or train is close by also. Would definitely recommend this place it’s so clean, tidy and spacious with a great outdoor deck it was everything we needed. Would love to come back one day. – Jayne

6. Stylish two-bedroom apartment next to Bondi beach – best for small groups 

  • Location: Bondi Beach
  • Price: from AUD$180 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2

This modern boutique Airbnb apartment is located right in the heart of Sydney and Bondi beach. Just a 10 min stroll down to the famous Bondi beach and surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes, the apartment is a spacious and cosy space to chill out. The interior is beautiful and everything is quite new. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a prime location, wonderful host and all the necessary amenities. 

Visitor review: Would definitely recommend this Airbnb. 10 min walk to the beach, great location with lots of restaurants/bars/grocery shops nearby. Fantastic apartment with cool stylish decor and attentive host. Thank you for everything! – Sandra

7. Self-contained guest house near Sydney CBD – best for relaxation 

  • Location: North Sydney
  • Price: from AUD$170 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1

A cosy, clean and self-contained 1 bedroom Airbnb house in Sydney that will make you feel like home. Situated in a phenomenal location, with easy access to Sydney CBD, Sydney central station and Sydney Harbour. Outside of the hustle and bustle of the inner city, this Airbnb home is a great place to rest after a long day of exploring. The host is very helpful and will make you feel welcome. The house is perfect for a great night sleep and it has a super cozy outside seating!

Visitor review: “Absolutely fantastic! We felt very much at home in this stylish, clean and comfortable apartment. It was great we could bring our dog with us too. Thanks again Fawn & JP.”- Michelle

8. Elegant Apartment in Darlinghurst

  • Location: Darlinghurst
  • Price: from AUD$170 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1

A stylish and elegant Airbnb apartment situated in one of the most desirable cul-de-sacs in Darlinghurst. The apartment displays classic-contemporary New York style thoughtful touches, including rising ceilings, wide windows and vast amenities. The icing on the cake is the chocolate drawer that makes it hard to leave this place! Considering you’re in the city, this is one of the best Airbnbs in Sydney as it’s pretty quiet – the perfect base to rest after exploring the city!

Visitor review: “Anthea’s place is one of the most beautiful flats you will ever be in. It’s very convenient and comfortable, but most importantly it really makes you feel at home. She is also the best possible host – she will not let you down.” – Matteo

9. Darling Harbour one-bedroom apartment – for central location

  • Location: Darling Harbour
  • Price: from AUD$100 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1

A newly renovated and modern 1 bedroom Airbnb apartment with charming decor. Conveniently located in a fantastic area, this Sydney apartment is within walking distance to everything and offers easy access to the rest of Sydney. The kitchen is well equipped with outstanding appliances and facilities. The bedroom comes with a soft and comfortable bed that is easy to sleep on. Perfect Airbnb apartment in Sydney that will serve your travel needs perfectly. 

Visitor review: “Excellent location near Darling Harbor. Everything you need for a longer stay including a kitchen with pots/pans and a washer/dryer. Bettina is incredibly responsive and accommodating!” – Rebecca

10. Stylish Studio close to the city – best for proximity to cafes and restaurants

  • Location: Chippendale
  • Price: from AUD$80 per night
  • Bedrooms: 2

A modern, comfortable and private self-contained Airbnb studio situated in a convenient location that will easily get you to all Sydney’s major attractions. This stylish, brand new Airbnb Sydney apartment is well designed with lots of thoughtful touches. The place is only a few min drive to Bondi Beach and close to National parks. If you want to stay in a cosy, clean unit and enjoy the beautiful city of Sydney, this is the perfect spot for you.

Visitor review: Amazing location. The only lace is super clean and excellent communication with the host. The check in is super easy, and being within an easy walk of central station makes getting to and from the apartment so simple. This is my third stay with this host and I’ll definitely be back. – John

11. Affordable room in Sydney CBD

  • Location: Sydney CBD
  • Price: from AUD$120 per night
  • Bedrooms: a bedroom

This modern stylish room is located in Surrey Hills just a minute walk from the Central Station! The room can host 2 guests and it has an en suite bathroom. You will of course have full access to communal areas (sparkling clean!) such as a fully equipped kitchen and a laundry. 

I think this place will be perfect for you if you are traveling solo or as a couple and you are looking for something super affordable and in a convenient location. As usual, you know the drill – these kinds of places get booked the first, so make sure to get yours as much in advance as possible!

Visitor review: Good location tram or train is at the front of your apartments! – Supasinee

BONUS: 4 Unusual Airbnbs around Sydney 

If you are looking for a reason for a weekend away or have already planned your trip, but not sure where to stay in Sydney, don’t worry as I got you covered. 

After extensive research, I came up with a list of the most unusual Airbnbs around Sydney that make for the perfect city escape. In parenthesis I also mentioned how long it would take you if you would go from Sydney center by car to the place. 

From a fabulous cave to a converted machinery and a rustic treehouse, these properties are so unique that you won’t want to leave them:

1. The Enchanted Cave 

  • Location: Bilpin (1 h 30 min from Sydney)
  • Price: from AUD$1000 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1

Have you ever stayed at a phenomenal place that simply took your breath away? Well, if the answer is NO, be ready to embark on a fantastic once in a lifetime experience! This unusual Airbnb is actually a secluded, rustic cave set amidst mountainous bushland and is a perfect reminder of how busy and noisy our lives are. There is nothing not to like about this place – from the sunset views to the starry night sky, everything is totally unique. 

2. Tree House Blue Mountains 

  • Location: Bilpin (2 h from Sydney)
  • Price: from AUD$1000 per night
  • Bedrooms: 1

How about staying at 600 acres of private wilderness in the Blue Mountains? And not just anywhere – but in a phenomenal, actual treehouse! Just think about waking up to a spectacular view of the rare Blue Mountains rainforest and Bowen’s Creek Gorge. The house is a unique experience for anyone wanting a tranquil weekend away from the city noise. The host is very helpful and will provide tips on how to get to hike towards the nearby creek. Turn off your cell phone and enjoy the magic of the utterly majestic view!

3. The Shed 

  • Location: Kangaroo Valley (2 h from Sydney)
  • Price: from AUD$550 per night
  • Bedrooms: 3

Just 2 hours drive from Sydney, you will find yourself at one stunning farmland property. 

The Broger’s End is a converted machinery shed by using reclaimed and recycled materials. Now, it makes the perfect, luxurious piece of heaven that accommodates up to 7 guests. How cool is that? This Airbnb unique shed features a spacious living area with top amenities such as a rustic wood fire space, pizza oven and BBQ, and comfy lounges. Free wifi throughout the property is also available. 

4. Walkers Run Lodge – a comfy adventure in the wild

  • Location: Bucketty (2 h from Sydney)
  • Price: from AUD$400 per night
  • Bedrooms: 3

Embrace the Wild West at this cosy, rustic and tranquil setting right in the Hunter Valley, a renowned wine-growing region, less than 2 h drive from Sydney. Walkers Run features an open living room of wooden floors, surrounded by expansive native bush and a breathtaking view across the mountains. To your excitement, you might spot kangaroos, wallabies, and wombats, and even Kenny the Koala who occasionally visits during the mating season. This property is one of the quirkiest Airbnb places you will ever stay!

Top 4 Airbnb Experiences in Sydney

Did you know that Airbnb is not just about finding the best Airbnb to stay for your next getaway? Well, yeah Airbnb offers experiences as well i.e small tours and activities which are hosted by locals. From snorkelling to walking tours, street art tours and bar crawls, there are plenty of activities you can find on Airbnb. 

Here are some of the top-rated activities in Sydney to get you started:

  1. Glow-worm tour and spotlighting – Learn about local wildlife and experience a fabulous time observing the unique glow worms cave
  2. A journey inside the brain – Venture inside your brain with high tech electroencephalographic headsets 
  3. Sunset and sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise – Experience an amazing sunset sail and once in a lifetime view over Sydney Harbour and Darling Harbour 
  4. Blue Mints Tour and Wildlife Park – Spend a full day of education about the life of Sydney and the Blue Mountains 


Sydney is home to fantastic cafes, and restaurants, designer shops, incredible surfing spots, sandy beaches and plenty of other things to do to keep you occupied. There are many ways you can see what the city has to offer – so pack your clothes, zip your bag and get ready for an unforgettable escape in Australia. Also, please make sure to see our post on Camping and Glamping at Cockatoo Island

But first, check out some of the best Airbnbs in Sydney, ranging in style, size and distance. You will see luxury homes in CBD, relaxing beach hideaways and quiet stays away from the noise of CBD. Enjoy that extra bit of pampering on a weekend getaway or week-long holiday. If you need any more reasons to decide on that trip, make sure to follow through my list again.

Am I missing some extraordinary Airbnb accommodations options in Sydney? If you have already been in Australia and stayed at an Airbnb that you simply adored, please share your experience in the comment section below. 

I hope you have a great and fun time on your vacation to Australia. Catch you later 🙂


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