It’s not difficult to understand why Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia, is a popular tourist destination. There are the exquisite beaches, loved by surfers and combers alike, and the abundance of national parks, botanical gardens, mountains, and animal sanctuaries. There are also many popular musical acts, like the Veronicas, Dead Letter Circus, and the Bee Gees that hail from Brisbane.
It’s not only tourists who flock to this architecturally unique city. Thirty percent of Brisbane’s residents are transplants born in different countries, making it one of Australia’s most diverse cities, a diversity that shows up in both cultural attractions and the cuisine. The beautiful seaport city is home to over 6,000 restaurants, making it the perfect foodie destination. Brisbane’s subtropical climate, hot summers, and warm winters further set the scene for a multitude of outdoor patios and rooftop bars to choose from.
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With thousands of amazing places to stay, we’ve done the legwork for you by rounding up our favorite Airbnbs in Brisbane. Because a quality stay is of the utmost importance, all our selections are with superhosts – hosts whose track records are superb. Many of these rentals also include an Airbnb Plus designation, meaning in-person inspections have been completed and these hosts have been given an even higher status.
High-Rise Sunset Views
Starting off our list of best Brisbane Airbnbs is Elicia’s exquisite 22nd-floor, downtown, high-rise apartment.
Although the design is minimalist, with sleek furniture and a palette of grays and black, this spacious, short-term accommodation in Brisbane is equipped with all the comforts and conveniences of home, like cozy comfortable bed linens, plush towels, a dishwasher, and a laundry area. There are also shared amenities, like the pristine pool and spa, which you’ll have access to as a guest.
This space is ideal for small families or groups traveling together. The primary bedroom has a queen-size bed, while the second room has two twin beds. Both bedrooms are light-filled with floor-to-ceiling slider windows opening onto a balcony. Two bathrooms ensure that there is plenty of room to get ready for a day exploring the botanical gardens, Central Station, and the many other attractions within walking distance.
Perhaps our favorite aspect of this lovely rental is the balcony sunset view of Spring Hill and Cathedral Square.
Private Studio Oasis Near Train Station
If a private, romantic oasis in nature is what you seek, then Tess’ behind-the-Queenlander guest house is the perfect Brisbane Airbnb for you.
The earthy feel of wood floors and paneled walls welcomes you into the quaint dining room for two, and an adjoining bedroom, with a queen-size bed and clothes rack for storing your weekend bags, is just around the corner. The kitchen is sun-drenched, with a wall of windows, microwave, minifridge, electric kettle, toaster, and espresso machine. It has all the amenities for preparing simple morning meals and reheating delicious leftovers from any of the nearby cafés.
The star of the guesthouse is the private, covered back deck, accessible from the bedroom. It has its own hot tub, barbecue grill, comfy furniture, and dining table. There’s a good chance you’ll never want to leave the outdoor area! Fortunately, if you do get out to roam, the guesthouse is walking distance to several coffee shops and eateries, not to mention just steps from the Wooloowin train station, where you can catch a train that takes you downtown or to the airport in just 10 minutes!
Immaculate Apartment With Lush Courtyard
If luxury is the name of your search game, then Kim’s gorgeous Airbnb Plus holiday apartment in Brisbane City is the place for you.
Attention to detail reigns supreme in this well-appointed, designer Brisbane Airbnb and shows the minute you walk in the welcoming, private entry and head into the gourmet kitchen. Cooking in will be a breeze with high-end, stainless-steel appliances, a convection oven, and an espresso machine. Both the living room and bedroom have Smart TVs and Netflix, and two guests will be more than comfortable on the queen-size, pillow-top mattress in the cloud-white bedroom. The bedroom has a spacious, en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and washer and dryer.
Outside, a lush courtyard awaits you (and even your guests!), with a six-seat dining table and a projector screen for a garden-style movie night. This beautiful apartment is situated in Wooloowin, a 10-minute walk to local cafés, like Valentino’s, and just five minutes to the train station.
Vintage Spacious Queenslander Cottage
Step back in time with a stay in Jo’s vintage Queenslander cottage, and you’ll understand instantly why this home made our list as one of the best house rentals in Brisbane.
This gorgeous cottage perfectly blends vintage style with modern amenities to give you the best of both worlds. Painted paneled walls, ornate window transoms, and stripped, wide-plank flooring play nicely with uber-sleek subway tiles in the well-appointed, full kitchen.
The host’s 110-year-old heritage-listed home is perfect for families or groups of four or fewer. Three bedrooms provide plenty of space to spread out and include a queen-size bed in one room and two bedrooms with single beds. The large bathroom boasts both a rain shower and a soaking tub.
Dining space options abound in this Brisbane Airbnb, with a formal dining room for four or a study nook in the kitchen that also doubles as a breakfast bar with a backyard view. String lights on the patio and veranda create an inviting area to eat or just unwind after a day of exploring the suburb of Auchenflower, which is conveniently located just a short walk from Frew Park and the Rosalie shops and restaurants.
Sunny Industrial-Style Guest Suite in Kenmore
Renting an apartment in Brisbane has never looked so good! Karen’s industrial-style guest suite pairs clean metals with reclaimed wood to create a welcoming, unique, funky style.
You’ll appreciate the contrasting textures throughout the space. Shiny subway and modern art tiles in the walk-in shower pair beautifully with a Victorian mirror and reclaimed wood shelving. The sleek black kitchenette is ideal for quick meals, with its oven-microwave combo, minifridge, and espresso machine.
This Airbnb in Brisbane is just the right size for parties up to six, and kids and pets are both welcome! Not only does the TV have cable, but a game console makes the perfect time killer for kids and teens. The second bedroom has industrial-style bunk beds and room-darkening shades, and the hosts have included room-darkening shades in the primary room as well, where you’ll also find a comfy queen-size bed. For overflow guests, the living room has a sofa bed.
Our favorite part of the suite is the private terrace, accessed through the living room. Its green wall creates a dreamy paradise to sip coffee or make plans for the day. The home is situated in a leafy suburb, Kenmore, which is walking distance to many local eateries and just 10 minutes from the Koala Sanctuary!
Trendy Teneriffe Apartment Near Nightlife and River
Are you looking for that quiet suburban feeling while still being nearby exciting nightlife? Richard’s trendy Teneriffe home has you covered and makes our list as one of our favorite vacation apartments for rent in Brisbane!
The sunny space greets you with loads of natural light the moment you walk through the private entrance. Bright and spacious, the fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to make a fantastic meal, and the laundry has a washer and dryer, making longer stays easy and comfortable.
The spotless apartment is perfect to sleep a couple or two friends in its inviting queen-size bed with plush pillows, but the dining room table for four and the extra seating in the living room and sunroom make it possible to entertain a few select guests on your travels. Speaking of the sunroom, you’ll absolutely fall in love with the sun-drenched room filled with sliding windows! Open them up in the mornings or evenings while having coffee or a nightcap and enjoy the cool breeze.
The shops, eateries, and entertainment at James Street and Newstead are just a quick walk away, and for a quiet time, you’ll love having the river nearby.
Private Boho Balcony Paradise in the City
Renting a house in Brisbane can be its own cultural, architectural experience. Annie’s boho heritage home is the perfect, quaint backdrop for exploring all that Southbank and West End have to offer. Her book- and art-filled living room will make you want to grab a magazine and head out through the bifold doors onto the private deck, where you’ll hear both birdsong and city sounds. The misting system is a thoughtful touch and makes it possible to enjoy the patio even on the hottest days.
This home seamlessly merges indoor and outdoor living. A mid-century-style dining area with large glass doors leading out to the patio and breathtaking views awaits mealtime conversations, while a fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to make that sit-down meal happen.
The host’s love of reading is evident as you move through the home and into the bedrooms, with their tastefully designed shelving and an abundance of literature to choose from. Both bedrooms have queen-size beds, making the home ideal for groups of four or five, and the spacious walk-in shower makes relaxing after a long day of exploring effortless.
It’s easy to see why this gorgeous and unique space made our list as one of the best vacation rentals in Brisbane!
Private West End Room With Sunset Balconies and Pool
If a large space to yourself feels like more of a hassle than a luxury, then you and another travel companion will love to rent a room in Brisbane like the one available in Paula and Rob’s renovated Queenslander home. You’ll have your own bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom, along with shared access to the rest of the home’s amenities, like a gourmet kitchen for cooking and cable in the living room for winding down in the evening. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to give some love to the couple’s two white, fluffy dogs!
There are so many noteworthy aspects of this home, like the decks on the front and back that face east and west, making sunrise and sunset views possible everyday. But what really makes this Airbnb in Brisbane stand out is the sandy poolside area with loungers, which will allow you to feel like you’re at the beach without leaving the house!
This room is located in the quirky area of West End, so you’ll find a myriad of shops, cafés, galleries, and nightlife all within a short walk from your rental!
Breathtaking Luxury From the 29th Floor
With sweeping views of the city, mountains, and river, it’s no surprise that Lee’s 29th-floor apartment made our list as one of the most desirable short-term apartment rentals in Brisbane. The apartment complex has resort-like amenities, and even though you’re within a short walk of major attractions like the Brisbane Convention Center, South Bank Parkland, Queensland Museum, and the eateries and galleries of the West End, it’s possible you might never want to leave the home!
Not only does the apartment itself have magnificent views, but the complex has multiple outdoor lounges with different breathtaking views. During your stay, you’ll have access to the gorgeous pool, an outdoor cinema, a heated spa, the gym, and even a pizza oven.
Inside, you’ll find a refreshing minimalist design that juxtaposes nicely with the busy city views. The home has one bedroom with a queen-size bed, but the sofa in the living room is a sleeper, making this space wonderful for two to four people. Well-designed and functional, the kitchen has everything needed to cook a full meal, and you’ll enjoy both the inside and balcony dining options.
Infinity Pool and City View Apartment
Stevie’s stylish and elegant 19th-floor apartment is by far one of the coolest Brisbane Airbnbs. This well-designed and gorgeous home for two has a queen-size bed, with an entire wall of impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, meaning you’ll still have those incredible city and river views from the bed. You can also behold the views from the living room and the spacious balcony with outdoor seating.
The kitchen is spotless and modern, with a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and ample counter space for throwing together a quick breakfast or meal. The real star of the show is the 30th floor, where you’ll find more stunning views, an inviting infinity pool, a barbecue, and plenty of loungers.
When you decide to spend some time outside, you’ll be thrilled that the apartment is near the Southbank Parkland, which boasts 17 acres of beautiful trails, plants, and green space. Other popular nearby places are the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, the Brisbane Convention Center, and a bounty of eateries, clubs, and galleries. If you are visiting with a car, this apartment conveniently includes a free parking space.
Lush Garden Townhome in the Eclectic West End
Mark’s beautiful townhome retreat, one of our favorite house rentals in Brisbane, proves that you don’t have to sacrifice a tranquil, tropical ambience for the benefits of urban living. His garden townhouse, with its private, outdoor garden, is a gem inside the city. Plenty of seating invites you to quiet mornings with your coffee or tea.
The Asian-influenced design is apparent in everything, from the clean, functional furniture to the well-placed plants and bamboo accents. The queen-size bed in the only bedroom is open and airy, with large window views of the tropical paradise outside, making it the ideal romantic getaway for couples or a much-needed respite for solo business travelers.
The kitchen is fully equipped, and you’ll especially appreciate the beautiful, lush, outside dining area.
This beautiful townhome is located in the West End, an area famous for its eclectic and bohemian vibe. You’re just a few minutes by foot to Boundary Street, which is home to countless eateries, galleries, shops, nightlife, boutiques, and craft breweries.
Rooftop Pool in Fortitude Valley
If staying in a 5-star resort with all the personal touches of home sounds like the quintessential accommodation, then you’ll love Lee’s outstanding Airbnb in Brisbane, conveniently located in Fortitude Valley. Here you’re walking distance to Chinatown, numerous world-class dining establishments, and cultural attractions like Valley Music Hall and Jugglers Art Space. Fortitude Valley is also home to an array of live music, so if dancing the night away to the beats of a world-renowned DJ or sipping a drink to the strum of a local acoustic guitar is what makes you tick, then this apartment is your heaven.
Its minimalist design is functional and quiet, allowing you to truly appreciate the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in both the living room and the bedroom, where you’ll find a queen-size bed. The cozy sofa in the living room is a double sleeper, so the apartment can accommodate up to four people. Spacious and spotless, the bathroom boasts a lovely walk-in shower and modern vanity and wall spout.
The apartment has a well-appointed kitchen as well as a laundry area, so you can run a load of wash whilst making your breakfast. Be sure to take full advantage of the resort’s amenities, including a heated infinity pool, sun decks, yoga studio, and gym. Available for rent is a spa and a small, plush cinema with stadium seating.
Light-Drenched Mid-Century Apartment in Red Hill
Sometimes the best Airbnbs in Brisbane are quietly positioned on the fringe of the city. Carolyn’s sun-drenched Red Hill apartment is a mid-century gem just waiting for your stay. The black, gray, and white palette, incorporating a few thoughtful pops of blue, creates a soothing ambience the moment you walk through the door. The apartment opens to the living room, where you’ll find a comfy couch and television and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that celebrate the sunshine.
This exquisite and clean home is perfect for two people. The queen-size bed is quite comfortable and has a coverlet and luxurious pillows. Light rules supreme through the oversized windows, but Carolyn has thoughtfully outfitted them with room-darkening shades to ensure you get that extra hour of sleep. When you’re up and want to get ready for the day, the en suite bathroom has gorgeous, modern fixtures, a large walk-in shower with a window, and a rain showerhead.
The hex tile and solid countertops in the kitchen are aesthetic bonuses, while the gas oven, dishwasher, and full refrigerator make it functional and easy to whip up any kind of meal. Outside, you’ll find patio seating and a nearby bus stop that can take you downtown in no time at all. You’re also near quaint, local eateries and shops.
Brand-New Modern Apartment With Spectacular City Views
Nestled between the funky West End and South Bank neighborhoods is Benny’s well designed, spotlessly clean Airbnb in Brisbane. This home is ideal for families or friends traveling in a group of up to four. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed and plenty of storage in its full-size, mirrored closet. In the living room, the sofa pulls out to a bed, accommodating two more people.
The sleek, modern kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, cooking range, ample storage, and counter space for experimenting at mealtime. Conveniently off the kitchen is a laundry room with a washer, dryer, and private study area with extra shelving for books and office supplies. The spotless bathroom is inviting with its spacious vanity, plush towels, and shower.
Make sure to take advantage of the rooftop. It has a barbecue and eating area, but most importantly, there are incredible views of the city! When you’re ready to get out and walk around a bit, you’ll appreciate the proximity to the boutique eateries and unique shops of Boundary Street, the South Bank Parklands, and the Cultural Precinct.
Vintage Vibe and High Ceilings in New Farm Apartment
Striking the balance between industrial chic and nostalgia, Craig’s apartment is tasteful, funky, hip, and located in the quiet area of New Farm.
Two bedrooms – both with queen-size beds, ample storage, and unique architecture – make this an ideal place for groups of up to four. The main bedroom has a skylight, giving it the allure of natural overhead lighting, and the bathroom, nestled between the bedrooms and accessible through both, is large, airy, and spotlessly clean, with marbled wall tiles and a walk-in shower.
In the formal dining area and kitchen, exposed brick gives way to high ceilings to create more space for natural light and air flow. The kitchen is both gorgeous and functional, with sleek subway tiles, a dishwasher, an oven and range, and an espresso machine. Step into the living room for luxurious sectional seating, Netflix, and a view of exposed wood beams.
A tranquil shared space awaits you outside, with a gorgeous pool and loungers.
Exploring New Farm on foot is easy. Cafés, boutiques, shops, bars, and galleries abound, giving you local flavor in a quiet area. You’ll feel like world’s away, when really the CBD is only a mile away!
And that’s a wrap! We hope you loved reading our compilation of the best Airbnb rentals in Brisbane as much as we did creating it. Whether you prefer a sunset view from a high-rise deep in the city or an architecturally unique Queenslander cottage, there’s a perfect place just for you on our list.
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