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The best Airbnbs in Melbourne

Get the wanderlust bug with these one-of-a-kind Airbnbs in Melbourne

Forest themed apartment Airbnb
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Forget what Sydneyites tell you: Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia. Visitors flock here for the endless supply of cutting-edge galleries, restaurants and events. And when you’re in a city this cool, it seems like a mighty shame to be staying in a cookie-cutter hotel. 

Airbnbs are not only a more affordable option, they’re a much more interesting one. We’ve picked the best ones in the city. You'' feel like a genuine Melburnian in no time.

Recommended: the best hotels in Melbourne.

Best Airbnbs in Melbourne

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Converted church house Airbnb
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Converted church house

A stay in this converted church will instantly give you a feel for this super-cool area of Melbourne. Along with a generous amount of indoor space, including a massive kitchen, there’s a beautiful outdoor terrace with herb garden to spend a warm evening with friends on. And when you do venture out, you’re literally less than a minute away from the ever-popular Smith Street.

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Forest themed apartment Airbnb
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Forest-themed apartment

Who needs real nature when you can have this woodland experience in the concrete jungle? This one-bedroom apartment is located on the lower end of the Hoddle Grid and features a full kitchen and a celestial-looking bedroom. 

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Star Wars themed apartment Airbnb
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Star Wars-themed apartment

A galaxy far, far away? No, we’re just in North Melbourne. This Star Wars themed apartment is a lot of fun – there are life-sized characters around, and even a wampa rug on your queen bed. Bonus: there’s a shared rooftop herb garden and a rainfall shower to play under. 

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Above-shop space with vintage charm
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Above-shop space with vintage charm

Sitting above a vintage menswear store on the north side of Brunswick Street, this one-bedroom apartment has a cute kitchenette, large bathroom and a breakfast nook. It also features access through a laneway – how very Melbourne. 

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St Kilda design house Airbnb
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St Kilda design house

Someone call Kevin McCloud – this Edwardian terrace deserves some recognition. With antique marble fireplaces, mid-century furniture and a wood-fire oven out the back for many a pizza party, this three-bedroom place is what design dreams are made of.

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Extravagant CBD apartment Airbnb
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Extravagant CBD apartment

Holy opulence, Batman! Live the high life with marble floors, crystal chandeliers and vintage Versace furniture at this two-bedroom apartment close to Crown Casino. With gold furnishings, fully equipped kitchen and pool and gym access, the only thing missing is your very own butler. 

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Stylish Brighton room Airbnb
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Stylish Brighton room

You’ll find this apartment in the affluent suburb of Brighton, just south of the city. Here you’ll find a quaint Art Deco space with a cosy bed and double French doors that lead to your own private patio. 

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