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The 10 best Airbnbs in Sydney from industrial lofts to coastal havens

Whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic retreat or a large group looking for a sprawling city apartment, these are the Sydney Airbnbs you need to see.

Written by
Kei Wa Lee
Ella Doyle
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Camila Karalyte
Alys Lloyd

Sydney’s a jackpot – think iconic sights, gorgeous beaches, and food that’s pure bliss. And when it’s about crash pads, Airbnb's your go-to, with spots for every taste – whether you dig city buzz or coastal chill.

For those looking to soak up Sydney’s vibe, embrace its beach life, and wander scenic coastal trails, it’s important to snag a top-notch spot to call home. To help you with this task, we’ve handpicked a bunch of cracking Airbnbs that capture Sydney’s soul.

Whether you fancy the chic, industrial lofts in Chippendale or crave the snug comfort of a coastal haven in the Northern Beaches, our selection covers it all. From upscale, high-rise suites in the CBD to tucked-away cabins off the usual trails, we’ve found a little something for everyone.


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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts, and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines. 

The best Airbnbs in Sydney

The coastal apartment in Bondi Beach
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1. The coastal apartment in Bondi Beach

Enter this cool apartment, decked out with stylish modern vibes and stunning wide-panelled oak floors that totally nail the classy look. The layout’s got that perfect combo of function and charm, with a spot to get some work done if you need it and a sunny balcony overlooking a chill communal garden. And oh, the kitchen? It’s sleek, with top-notch Bosch gear and an Asko dishwasher. You’ve got built-in wardrobes in both bedrooms, a spick-and-span tiled bathroom, and a sneaky laundry setup for extra convenience. Trust me, it’s hard to beat this place.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps up to four guests.
The mood? Coastal vibes galore.
Location perks? In the trendy heart of Bondi, where urban sophistication meets beachside allure. 
Budget range? A pricier stay in a popular location.

The rustic home by Bronte beach
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2. The rustic home by Bronte beach

Kick back and relax in this stunning one-bedroom apartment, just moments away from Bronte Beach’s sandy shores. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views right from the bedroom, living room, and balcony, along with that refreshing sea breeze. Inside, you’ll enjoy a comfortable queen bed in the bedroom, a sofa bed in the living room, a small but well-equipped kitchen, and a stylish bathroom. Trust us, every detail has been thoughtfully arranged to ensure you have an unforgettable stay. We love this one.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps up to two guests.
The mood? Shabby chic.
Location perks? Just moments (400m) away from the sand and surf in Bronte beach.
Budget range? Moderately priced with discounts available if you stay 21 days or more during low seasons (May-Sep).

The oceanfront getaway in Manly
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3. The oceanfront getaway in Manly

This breezy place is drenched in sunlight, treating you to stunning ocean views from nearly every nook. Sink into the bay window, perfect for unwinding with a good read or soaking in the crystal-clear waters below, before heading up to the rooftop terrace that’ll spoil you with panoramic views spanning the entire Northern Beaches coastline. There are two spacious bedrooms, a brand-new designer bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and an ample lounge/dining area, meaning you'll have more than enough space to enjoy a comfortable (and relaxing) vacation.

Rooms? Two bedrooms hosting up to five guests.
The mood? Clean, bright, and fresh.
Location perks? Step out to the ocean; a lovely 7-minute stroll gets you to scenic Manly.
Budget range? Reasonable for a taste of luxury living.

The tranquil cabin at Whale Beach
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4. The tranquil cabin at Whale Beach

This northern Sydney cabin combines modern comforts with a nostalgic old-world appeal. Peppered with vibrant hues of blue and exposed wooden beams, the accommodation is a clever crossover between a beach house and a log cabin. Although immersed in leafy surroundings, it's only a 10-minute walk to the beach.

Rooms? One. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Beach escape.
Location perks? Panoramic beach views from the treetops – it's pretty incredible.
Budget range? Super affordable for three nights.

The hipster flat in Camperdown
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5. The hipster flat in Camperdown

This bright and airy apartment will see you through the summer in style. It’s a one-bedroom for four people, but the huge floor plan and French windows leading to a beautiful garden will make it feel even bigger. Plus, it’s located in the lovely Camperdown, the cultural heart of Sydney, full of stunning cafes, parks and transport options.

Rooms? One. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Bohemian dream.
Location perks? In the heart of Sydney's cultural hub. 
Budget range? A steal.

The magical retreat in Maianbar
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6. The magical retreat in Maianbar

This place is really something. Stay here if you want a true break from it all, where you can wake up to billowing curtains straight out onto a beautiful garden, and just a stone’s throw from a picturesque beach. The stone bathtub is surrounded by plants. The upper deck has its own balcony. The art is simply perfectly suited.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Zen vibes.
Location perks? A literal one-minute walk to the beach.
Budget range? Little spenny for two.

The eco-friendly cottage at Great Mackerel Beach
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7. The eco-friendly cottage at Great Mackerel Beach

Perched above an aged fortress, this beachside shack at Great Mackerel Beach takes sustainable living to a whole new level. Rainwater is harvested for washing and garden irrigation, candles and oil lanterns are available for electricity-free lighting and all the furniture has been sourced from antique markets or pieced together using recycled materials. The cottage is only a ten-minute ferry ride away from the mainland and Palm Beach

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Coastal cottage core.
Location perks? Live life on the water's edge of the stunning Mackerel Beach. 
Budget range? Expensive but worth it. 

The Bali-inspired studio with pool in Kirrawee
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8. The Bali-inspired studio with pool in Kirrawee

Fancy an Eat, Pray, Love vacay but discouraged by the outrageous airfare? Brimming with intricate wall tapestries and hand-woven accessories, the bushland apartment in Kirrawee can easily be mistaken for a holiday villa in Bali. It has an open-plan lounge, an outdoor barbecue stand and a private pool so beautiful that even Julia Roberts would be envious.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Spiritual retreat.
Location perks? Cronulla Beach and the Royal National Park as small stone's throw away.
Budget range? Super affordable (if you're keen to stay for the full three-month minimum).

The open-concept loft in Chippendale
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9. The open-concept loft in Chippendale

Once an industrial warehouse, this Chippendale location has been transformed into a spacious loft with natural lighting streaming through ceiling-to-floor glass panels. You’ll have plenty of room to sprawl out between the king-sized bed and outdoor bar table. As tempting as it may be to lounge around all day, take the opportunity to explore nearby restaurants Ester, LP’s Quality Meats and Automata.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Warehouse wonders.
Location perks? Super central in Sydney, with the central station – and all of Sydney's greatest sights – are a hop, skip and a jump away. 
Budget range? A pretty good deal.

The romantic guesthouse with spa in Bilgola Plateau
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10. The romantic guesthouse with spa in Bilgola Plateau

Better cool down, people, because things are getting steamy. This guesthouse, surrounded by palm trees and some rather obscure statues, is home to its very own private hot tub. You’ll feel completely isolated in this tropical garden, where you can sip on prosecco to your hearts’ content, and there’s a full bbq for you to use, too. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Utopian getaway.
Location perks? From the tropical garden to the private outdoor spa, this place has all you need.
Budget range? Fantastic for what's on offer.

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