Planning a getaway or move to Sydney? Then you need to know where to find the best Airbnb Sydney stays. But instead of spending hours going through each individual listing, we’ve done the groundwork for you.
With a wide selection of properties available to you, planning a trip with friends or your partner, or for business, has never been this easy!
It may be that you’re looking to move interstate to Sydney and want to get a feel for the city. Spending some time in a city before you make the decision to relocate is the best decision you can make.
This way, you can live and go about your days, all the while having an Airbnb host to point you in the right direction when needed. You will find out everything you need to know about Sydney before moving, which makes the whole idea of picking up and shifting your life a whole lot less daunting.
Here’s our list of the top Airbnb rentals Sydney has to offer.
The top 15 Sydney city Airbnb stays
Our team have searched high and low for the best, most ultimate, and jaw-dropping properties you can temporarily call your own.
Get ready to be impressed by these stunning Airbnb Sydney stays!
Pyrmont, NSW, Australia
Price: $99 per night
This beautifully appointed 1-bedroom suite backs onto one of the most discreet and charming harbour views.
The owners of this property, Vinh and Stuart, have been awarded one of Australia’s top hosts by Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky. Also receiving praise from their guests, they’re Sydney’s most reviewed hosts!
Located in Pyrmont, you will enjoy the close proximity to the Sydney CBD (2 km), Darling Harbour, and Chinatown.
This cosy inner-city village will provide you with the perfect foundation for Sydney city exploration.
When it’s time to settle-in for the night, take the opportunity to choose a book from the well-filled mahogany shelves and read by the Grandfather’s clock.
Come morning, the deck, overlooking the harbour, is the perfect spot to enjoy some breakfast and a cup of coffee.
- “Very friendly hosts.”
- “This place is amazing.”
- “Great location.”
- “Tidy, quiet, filled with books.”
- “Great eating places close by.”
Mosman, NSW, Australia
Price: $172 per night
This secluded studio is situated on the very edge of the water.
Wake up and step out to glistening harbour views. Take in the view of the luxurious yachts over the water while you enjoy a meal or drink on the deck, at the perfectly positioned outdoor table.
This modern studio is a great retreat for those travelling for business or retreating.
The self-contained space features a fully-equipped kitchen, washing facilities, towels and linen, as well as essential tech.
- “Like a dream!”
- “Great hosts.”
- “Nick & Antoinette’s Mosman property is perfect.”
- “OMG!!! What a beautiful location.”
- “Couldn’t ask for better value.”
Marrickville, NSW, Australia
Price: $120 per night
If you’re looking to get to know your way around before making the move to Sydney, then it would be a good idea to stay just out of the CBD.
Marrickville is an older, inner-city suburb, approximately 7 km from the CBD – that’s about a 15-minute train commute.
Scott’s inviting, warehouse loft apartment is a place for creatives and artistic type specifically looking for a colourful abode.
The apartment has been featured by Airbnb, and Qantas as part of their Frequent Flyer partnership with Airbnb.
If that’s you, then you will enjoy the open-space living, the eclectic mix of furnishing from a diverse range of eras, as well as the interested nick-nacks, plotted around the apartment.
Scott says, “She’ll be happy to muck around with you.”
Guests who have stayed at the massive Marrickville warehouse say:
- “Scott is a wonderful host.”
- “Close to restaurants and train.”
- “This place is amazing!”
- “Comfy bed and fully-equipped kitchen.”
- “The location is great.”
Redfern, NSW, Australia
Price: $131 per night
Cailin’s Tin Shed Studio in Sydney’s Redfern has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “a little bit of magic on Redfern Lane Way”.
This Sydney Airbnb is a unique find, located in a quiet tree-lined street 10-minutes out of the CBD.
Rumoured to be the last tin-shed in the area, you will be staying in a true piece of heritage.
The studio apartment is situated in a trendy area, not far from the super-hipster suburb of Surry Hills, where you can casually stroll down to for a delicious meal.
- “Stylish and cosy.”
- “Highly recommend staying here.”
- “Top Notch experience all round.”
- “Home away from home!”
- “Easy access to the city.”
Airbnb beach getaways in Sydney
If your lifestyle includes getting your wetsuit on, surf and sand then you’re probably on to the lookout for the best beaches with the best Airbnb rentals Sydney has to offer.
Cronulla, NSW, Australia
Price: $80 per night
If you enjoy the hit up the Sydney surf, you’re going to waste no before you book this Airbnb!
The host, Ryan, has converted a 1996 coaster bus and turned it into a cosy, quirky space. The bus is parked in the perfect position, in the safe parking lot reserve at Greenhills Beach, Cronulla.
You will enjoy waking up to the fresh sea spray and picturesque panoramic views.
This hippie bus on the beach is a perfect for couples and singles looking to get away and chill out.
Ryan says that this type of accommodation is for “free-spirits that enjoy the rush of adventure”.
- “Fun place to stay.”
- “Nothing short of brilliant.”
- “Ryan was a great host.”
- “Perfect place to relax.”
- “Cronulla is a lovely town.”
Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia
Price: $150 per night
Looking for a Sydney getaway filled with lazing around the beach and good times?
This sunny Bondi Apartment, James as so lovingly put together, is the perfect bohemian pad for those wanting an authentic Bondi Beach experience.
With a distance of less than 100-metres to the sand, you will be down to the beach or catch a wave as soon as the sun rises.
- “By far the best Airbnb I have ever stayed in.”
- “An excellent location.”
- “The beach is literally a 2-minute walk away.”
North Bondi, NSW, Australia
Price: $349 per night
You will become fully-immersed in this stunning waterfront property, wishing you never had to leave.
When we think “Sydney”, what comes to mind are a few thing: The Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and Bondi Beach.
Martin’s property, located in North Bondi, is spectacular. Backing onto the water, his two-storey house delivers delightful ocean views, a “master chef” kitchen and large living spaces.
The property also features a large open deck with a pool, where you can spot whales frolicking in the ocean – if you’re lucky!
This Sydney Airbnb is the perfect place for entertaining and impressing some friends and family while you’re down in Bondi.
Guests rave about this place, saying:
- “The WOW factor.”
- “The view is ridiculous!!!!”
- “The location was amazing.”
- “Bedrooms are spacious.”
- “The kitchen is well-equipped.”
McMahons Point, NSW, Australia
Price: $450 per night
This palatial 5-bedroom Sydney Airbnb listing is an eccentric, stylish space, with an exceptional location.
Walking into Vanessa’s property, you will feel like you have entered a contemporary art gallery, yet still feel the creature comforts of a “home”.
Every corner of the house, every inch of the walls will provide you with eye-capturing artwork.
The property is located minutes walk away from a vast selection of markets, grocers, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Access to Sydney CBD is reasonably simple – you can travel from McMahons Point ferry wharf to the city or Darling Harbour, all within two stops.
Guests, ranging from families to corporate groups, say:
- “Extremely spacious with beautiful artwork.”
- “The most unique, modern, and trendy place.”
- “The location was brilliant.”
- “The host is warm-hearted.”
- “Great for family groups travelling together.”
Millers Point, NSW, Australia
Cost: $395 per night
This centrally-located Sydney Airbnb is a well-positioned contemporary townhouse, which exudes old-world charm.
The convenient location means that The Rocks, Sydney CBD and Circular Quay are only a short walk away.
The top level of this property will take your breath away, showcasing sweeping views of Sydney’s Harbour.
Whether you’re travelling or getting to know the city before relocating, this Sydney Airbnb will definitely be a memorable stay for you and the family.
Guests who have stayed at Judith’s Sweet Briar on The Rocks Sydney say:
- “WOW!! An amazing home.”
- “Fabulous views of the Harbour Bridge.”
- “The hosts were very flexible.”
- “The location cannot be beat.”
- “My favourite Airbnb experience.”
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Price: $259 per night
As far as Airbnb stays in Sydney go, you cannot get more centrally located than this sophisticated vintage suite.
A perfect place for couples, friends, and those travelling for business, this suite offers luxurious interiors and a living room with a projector – you will be able to watch your Netflix favourites a big screen!
Tintin’s two-bedroom suite, although modern and minimalistic, is housed inside a century-old, historic heritage listed building.
- “Tintin is a wonderful host!”
- “The location is perfect.”
- “Lovely and clean, with awesome high ceilings.”
- “The Netflix on the projector was a great added bonus.”
- “Walk to the Opera House, MCA, transport.”
Exclusive Sydney Airbnb properties
Vaucluse, NSW, Australia
Price: $2,197 per night
Situated in one of Sydney’s most expensive suburbs, this Spanish Manor is simply stunning.
The bright, designer living space is carefully decorated with tasteful contemporary decors, with old-world accents.
The natural tones create an inviting and warming atmosphere for guests.
You will be mesmerised by the endless, jaw-dropping views. Sit on the terrace, enjoy a glass of bubbles and soak up the world around you.
This Vaucluse mansion will make you feel like royalty.
This property is pure luxury. Indulge in the exclusive location, views, and amenities this property provides.
Vaucluse, NSW, Australia
Price: $1,165 per night
Built in 1914, Gabrielle’s exquisite Vaucluse property is a true classic with a deep heritage.
As soon as you approach the front door, you will notice the imaginative playful nature of the property. Step inside and you will be presented with a unique, eclectic and moody interior.
This is fun, charming property that remains exclusive without appearing pretentious.
Groups of friends and families with children will enjoy the comforts and entertainment available at Gabrielle’s property.
Vaucluse, NSW, Australia
Price: $500 per night
If you’re looking for a Sydney Airbnb which is affordable, perfect for entertaining and provides ridiculously amazing views – you cannot go past this Vaucluse Mansion.
You will want to stay at James’ place during the warmer months to get the most out of the spectacular outdoor setting.
Whether you’re swimming in the pool, enjoy some lunch at the alfresco, or taking it all in from the balcony, you won’t be able to get enough of the beautiful view of Sydney Harbour.
- “This property has breathtaking harbour views.”
- “The neighbourhood is quiet (for Sydney) and feels very safe.”
- “Lovely home and great host!”
- “James was an absolute asset to our stay.”
- “Great house and would recommend to anyone!”
Airbnb Sydney harbour yacht stays
Looking for a Sydney Airbnb stay that perches you atop of the harbour? We’ve found the best stays for that too!
Darling Point, NSW, Australia
Price: $500 per night
Enjoy an overnight stay in the heart of Sydney Harbour!
You will be staying in Elizabeth Bay, which is safe and the perfect place to take a dip and relax on hot summer days.
There is also an option to take a day tour if you’re not too keen to sleep on the boat.
Although this Sydney Airbnb yacht can sleep 6 the host, David, recommends that it’s a more comfortable stay for 4-5 guests.
- “We fully enjoyed every moment.”
- “Truly amazing find on Airbnb.”
- “David gives a really interesting tour of some of the sights of Sydney.”
- “Can’t rave enough.”
- “The boat is beautiful.”
Balmoral, NSW, Australia
Price: $700 per night
This beautiful and big luxury superyacht has an enormous capacity for 9 guests.
From the bedrooms to the communal living areas, this superyacht is surprisingly spacious, and consistently elegant – oozing luxury.
You will be amazed by the spectacular location – Middle Harbour. If you do wish to be moored closer to the Sydney Opera House or Farm Cove the host, Vaughan is happy to arrange this for you and your friends.
With so much to do in Sydney, you will find yourself on a non-stop adventure and exploration of new sights and sensory experiences.
However, we so many amazing places to choose from, you may fall in love with your Sydney Airbnb rental and not want to leave the property!
If some of these Airbnb Sydney prices are making you feel queasy at the thought of renting in Sydney – stop worrying! The Tenants Union of NSW has come out and said that Airbnb is not affecting rental prices.