Sydney is one of Australia’s biggest cities and has some of the country’s most recognizable landmarks. Tourists come from all over the world to experience this bustling metropolis, and for good reason. Adrenaline junkies can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, art enthusiasts can take in a show at the Opera House, and ocean lovers can learn to surf at the famed Bondi Beach.
The journey to the Land Down Under is undoubtedly a long and tiring trip for many travelers, which is why you want to know you’ll be arriving to relax at one of the best Airbnbs in Sydney. We want that for you, too, so take comfort in knowing that all Airbnbs listed below are hosted by superhosts and have Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are owners who have a tremendous track record of providing outstanding hospitality to their guests. Homes with an Airbnb Plus status mean that the quality of the rental has been in-person verified.
Heritage Home with a Private Terrace
Kicking off our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Sydney is this gorgeous two-story Airbnb Plus in Wooloomooloo.
Although it is a heritage-listed property, you would never know by looking at it that this house was built in 1886. White brick walls and large archways are about the only historic elements remaining in this redesigned modern traditional home.
Perfect for families or smaller groups, this two-bedroom holiday rental in Sydney can sleep four. The master bedroom includes a king-size bed while the second bedroom has two single beds that can be converted into a king-size bed. Start your day off with a shot of energy from the espresso machine in the full kitchen or with a refreshing rinse in the walk-in rain shower. The home is also equipped with children’s dinnerware, high chairs, and a crib for young families.
The most notable space in this rental is the private terrace. Decorated with an abundance of lush, green plants and fairy lights, this patio feels more like a private tropical garden than an inner-city terrace. One look inside this spacious home and you’ll easily see why it is one of the best house rentals in Sydney.
Great Apartment With Unbeatable Harbor Views
Are you looking for an Airbnb in Sydney that boasts luxury and hotel-like amenities in the heart of the city? Then you have hit the jackpot with this upscale Airbnb Plus.
Inside this bright, three-bedroom apartment, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the harbor from the wrap-around balcony or the wall-to-wall, plate-glass windows. Each bedroom is furnished with a Smart TV and built-in closets for storage. While two of the bedrooms have a queen-size bed, the master bedroom has a king, making it ideal for groups of six or fewer. Both full bathrooms have heated floors and showcase unique upgrades such as a walk-in rain shower, a Japanese bidet, and a large soaking tub
This open-concept apartment is filled with modern décor and high-tech upgrades that guarantee an enjoyable stay. The full kitchen also has a plate-warming drawer, a breakfast bar, and an espresso machine.
This Airbnb in Darling Harbour has an unbeatable location as it is close to many restaurants and popular tourist attractions. Guests who stay here will have one free parking space as well as access to an on-site community pool and gym.
Modern Studio With a Hidden Courtyard
Located in the hip area of Surry Hills, this modernized industrial vacation apartment for rent in Sydney has a secret. A secret courtyard, that is.
This converted warehouse studio has been completely redesigned in sleek, minimalist décor. Floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed white brick walls, and high ceilings make the space feel larger than it is. Ideal for couples or solo travelers, this beautiful apartment also has a private walk-out courtyard for guests to enjoy.
Inside is a kitchenette that is well equipped for all your cooking needs with a coffee maker, fridge, dishwasher, and stove. The bathroom is quite large and has a gorgeous walk-in shower. There is also a queen-size bed located beside the couch in the living area, which is also equipped with room-darkening shades to make your sleep as comfortable as possible.
The area of Surry Hills is known for its cultural diversity and booming creative arts scene. Guests who stay here are a minute’s walk from galleries, boutique shops, and lively bars and restaurants. Hyde Park, the Opera House, and Central Station are also within walking distance.
Retro Studio in Kings Cross
Calling all hipsters and lovers of vintage! If you’ve been on the hunt for a vacation rental in Sydney that also serves as a portal into another time, this retro studio apartment is for you.
With signature 1970s furnishings and designs such as patterned wallpaper, falcon chairs, and burnt orange and harvest yellow accents, this studio will make you feel like you’ve just stepped through a time machine. Although inspired by the 70s, it offers all the comforts of a modern apartment.
The full kitchen has a built-in microwave and oven as well as a dishwasher and espresso machine. The bathroom is a full wet room with a walk-in rain shower and a washer and dryer. Pops of orange in this home really bring the funkiness of the 70s into this space, making it a fun place to sit back and relax. Thankfully, superhost Catherine had the good sense to leave waterbeds in the past where they belong and opted instead to furnish the studio with a queen-size mattress.
Kings Cross, the area of Sydney in which this rental is located, is most known for its abundance of theaters and bustling nightlife, so you’ll have no shortage of options to keep you entertained.
This bright and trendy studio is a fantastic Airbnb in Sydney for families or couples.
Decorated in sleek gray and black tones, this cozy space offers many unique modern touches. There is a double bed and a sofa couch, allowing up to four people to stay in this rental. A curtain can be pulled across the bedroom area to separate it from the living room to create a more private sleeping area. Guests can also enjoy a cup of coffee from the espresso machine or relax with a glass of wine in the open air of the balcony.
If you have young kids traveling with you, superhost Lola has got your back. She has stocked the rental with a crib, a pack ’n’ play travel crib, and all the beach essentials for a day by the water. Access to a washer, dryer, and iron means guests can always keep their look fresh for a night out on the town.
This Airbnb Plus studio apartment is conveniently located beside Rushcutters Bay Waterfront Park and is within walking distance to Kings Cross Station and several popular restaurants.
Industrial-Chic Apartment in Surry Hills
Step inside this beautiful designer home in Surry Hills, and you’ll see why it hits our list as one of the best Airbnbs in Sydney.
Exposed white brick walls and high ceilings add to the contemporary minimalist design of this open-concept apartment. Architect and superhost Jason has done a fantastic job of converting this warehouse into a relaxing and modern apartment. Guests can rest easy on the Le Corbusier chaise longue and enjoy streaming their favorite shows on the Smart TV in the living room. There is plenty of room for storage in the large wardrobe in the bedroom, which also has a queen-size bed.
Ideal for solo travelers or couples, this Airbnb Plus offers guests all the essentials for a comfortable stay. In the full kitchen, there is an espresso machine, dishwasher, and a selection of teas and coffees. The full bathroom also has a walk-in shower and a large, frameless mirror.
Nestled in the hip, historic area of Surry Hills, this rental is within walking distance to trendy restaurants, Darling Harbour, and boutique shops. It is also a very short walk to Central Station.
Pet-Friendly Private Room for Two
Join superhost Bron in her spacious and eccentrically vintage apartment with this room rental in Sydney.
Bron is extremely welcoming and shares her entire apartment with her guests. Guests will have their own private bedroom with a king-size bed and a private bathroom equipped with heated floors and a large bathtub. Perhaps the best part of this Airbnb is the shared backyard. Vibrant green plants and modern décor surround the large outdoor area, creating a tropical oasis perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine. There is also a separate shared patio from which guests can get in some quality people-watching.
The entire apartment is uniquely decorated and comes with two additional furry hosts, a cat named Selby and a dog named Mo. Bron also allows guests to bring their pets to the home for a well-deserved vacation.
There is free street parking for guests who have a car. Those who prefer to walk will find an endless amount of entertainment and restaurants just steps from this apartment. It is also within walking distance to many popular tourist attractions such as the Opera House, Centennial Park, and Sydney Harbour.
Artsy Apartment With Harbour Views
Enjoy the phenomenal views with this one-bedroom Airbnb Plus apartment in Potts Point.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow an abundance of natural light into this cozy apartment while also offering stunning views of Sydney Harbour. Perfect for couples or solo travelers, the space has been decorated with unique contemporary art pieces to give it a mid-century, modern aesthetic.
The entire apartment is equipped with heated floors for those cool nights and boasts a very relaxed space with its comfortable furnishings. In the bedroom, you will find a queen-size bed, an en suite bathroom, and a washer and dryer. The en suite bathroom also has fantastic harbor views as well as a walk-in rain shower and luxury soaps. Guests can choose to make a cup of coffee with the espresso machine or step outside and grab a cup from one of the many coffee shops located just outside this rental.
Visitors can keep their car in a free parking space on the premises as they won’t be needing it, given how close this rental is to bars, restaurants, and parks.
Contemporary Studio With a Rooftop Pool
With its fantastic on-site amenities, world-class views, and chic décor, it’s a no-brainer that this fantastic rental is on our list of one of the best Sydney Airbnbs.
From the moment you step into this airy apartment, you will be greeted with a special goody bag gifted by superhost Natascha. Inside, the space has been decorated in a cool, metallic scheme with fresh white accents that make you feel like you’re staying in a luxury hotel. A queen-size bed and a sofa couch mean that this rental can sleep up to four guests. The full kitchen provides plenty of space to cook, and guests can enjoy their meals on the balcony while taking in the views of Oxford Street.
This Airbnb Plus is only steps away from Hyde Park, Chinatown, the Australian Museum, and the Botanical Gardens. Guests are also within walking distance to many upscale restaurants and bars.
Much like a luxury hotel, this rental includes access to a shared rooftop pool and a gym. The views from the rooftop pool on this 30-story building offer breathtaking skyline views of Sydney that you won’t find anywhere else.
Spacious Apartment Near Hyde Park
If you’re looking for an Sydney Airbnb that is perfect for larger groups, look no further than this newly renovated apartment near Hyde Park.
With space to sleep up to six guests, this gorgeous two-bedroom apartment is decorated with compelling artwork and warm, earth-tone colors. The living room offers plenty of comfortable seating options while also boasting a Bose sound system and a Smart TV. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space to cook for large groups and includes a toaster, coffee maker, and dishwasher. In the master bedroom, there is a queen-size bed, a TV, and a skylight. In the second bedroom, there is a beautiful double bed and a small library of books. Both bedrooms have pillow-top mattresses and room-darkening shades to make your stay more comfortable.
Other amenities of this Airbnb Plus include a washer and dryer, free on-site parking, and a high chair and crib for little ones. There is also additional free street parking near the property.
Located on Oxford Street, this location boasts a variety of supermarkets, trendy restaurants, and bars just outside the building. It is also a quick walk to Hyde Park and the Australian Museum.
Boutique House in Woolloomooloo
If you want a house rental in Sydney that can accommodate larger groups, then your search is over with this stunning modern, rustic home brought to you by superhost Emily.
This eclectic house is the best of both the new and old. Even though it is a heritage house, much of the home has been renovated in artsy and modern décor. The original brick walls have been left as accents in some rooms, and the home has a very warm and relaxed feeling while still holding a luxurious atmosphere.
This three-bedroom Sydney Airbnb can sleep up to six guests and also provides ample space to entertain. Guests can enjoy a meal in the stunning backyard complete with a built-in barbeque and a patio dining set.
Every bedroom comes with a TV and room-darkening shades. Two of the bedrooms have queen-size beds, and one bedroom has a double. The full kitchen is immaculately designed and includes a breakfast bar, an espresso machine, and a dishwasher. Both full bathrooms include heated floors, heated towel racks, and a walk-in rain shower.
The location of this rental is within walking distance of popular restaurants, bars, and art galleries.
Luxurious Penthouse for Large Groups
Are you going on a large group getaway to Sydney? Then you’ll need all the space (and beds) you can get. Treat yourself and your group to phenomenal skyline views with this grand, entire-floor penthouse.
This Sydney Airbnb, which can accommodate up to 10 guests, is sure to take your breath away with its elegant and modern decor. This spacious apartment has three bedrooms with two queen-size beds and one king as well as a crib available. The master bedroom boasts a private terrace with sun-loungers for guests to relax on. There is also a second balcony with LED color-changing lights, a barbeque, and modern patio furniture.
Both full bathrooms have natural stone finishes and a walk-in rain shower. The spacious full kitchen includes a breakfast bar, an espresso machine, and a convection oven.
For those traveling with children, superhost Louise has made sure the home is stocked with children’s toys, dinnerware, a high chair, a crib, and a baby bath.
One quick view of this penthouse suite and you’ll find it’s pretty hard not to picture yourself sunbathing over the city skyline and harbor views with a cocktail in your hand.
Bright and Modern Studio Apartment
Step inside this cozy short-term apartment rental in Sydney, and you’ll find it has everything you need for a comfortable stay in the city.
Large French-style windows allow for plenty of natural light in this studio. With its beautiful wood floors and high ceilings, you’ll find that it feels bigger than it is. The apartment has a brand new queen-size bed and a floor mattress that allows for three people to sleep comfortably.
The full kitchen has plenty of space to cook a meal and includes an espresso machine and a dishwasher. The bathroom is stocked with a hairdryer and straightener for those forgetful travelers, and it also has a walk-in shower for those with accessibility needs. Guests will also have access to a washer and dryer as well as free street parking.
This Airbnb in Sydney is located in the lively neighborhood of Potts Point. World-class restaurants, hip bars, and art galleries are all within walking distance. Other attractions nearby include Beare Park, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Boy Charlton Swimming Pool.
Chic Apartment in the Heart Of Downtown
Location can make or break your holiday when you are renting an apartment in Sydney. This modern apartment, with its prime location in downtown Sydney, is promised to make your holiday.
Everything you could want to see is easily accessible by walking from this location, including Darling Harbour, Sydney Tower, and Pitt Street Mall. Fancy a day at the famed Bondi Beach? Catch the bus from around the corner, or pack up the car in the free on-site parking and leave straight from the rental.
Inside this two-bedroom, minimalist modern apartment, you’ll find all the comforts needed for a great city vacation. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the other has two singles. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, a beautiful wooden desk, and an en suite bathroom. Both full bathrooms have walk-in showers. This rental can sleep up to six guests if you also use the pull-out sofa.
This apartment is especially ideal for those with young children and accessibility needs as there are step-free paths inside and outside the home. Superhost Milan has ensured his home is family-friendly by providing a baby bath, a game console, children’s books, and much more all for the little ones.
Upscale Apartment With Skyline Views
This uniquely designed home is a great find for those seeking an Airbnb in Sydney that is luxurious and comfortable. Guests here have access to the on-site recreation center that includes a hot tub and a pool.
Inside this one-bedroom apartment, you will find colorful, original art pieces and statement furniture that give this home a fun boutique feel. Step outside to enjoy a glass of wine on the patio or take in the stunning city skyline views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room.
The bedroom has a queen-size bed while the bathroom boasts a walk-in shower, a washer and dryer, and a large soaking tub. The full kitchen is very spacious and provides everything you need to cook and clean, including a dishwasher. This rental also has free on-site parking.
Its location in Woolloomooloo puts you within walking distance of many popular tourist attractions such as Rushcutters Bay and the Botanical Gardens.
Do note that superhost Tabetha does not allow children aged 12 and under in this rental.
Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a beach bum, or an enthusiastic art lover, Sydney has what you want. This bustling city is a great getaway for travelers of all ages. Regardless of which Sydney Airbnb you choose, each of these rentals is sure to promise you a fantastic stay.