Melbourne is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich culture, delicious food, exciting sporting events, stunning natural scenery, and friendly people. Whether you’re interested in art, music, theater, sports, food, or the outdoors, you’re sure to find something to love here. These Melbourne Airbnbs put you in the heart of Australia’s most vibrant city.
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Light, bright, big-window boutique accommodations in the CBD
This fully furnished, light-filled apartment is located right in the historic Majorca Building in the heart of Melbourne, making it a great spot to set as a home base for exploring the city’s best sights. Modern, chic, with light wood tones and bright white walls complemented by cool blue tones. The large, vintage steel arched windows, Jarrah timber floors, and Juliet balcony are an added elegant design touch. The kitchen comes fully equipped with a dishwasher and cooking utensils. You’re sure to enjoy the views from your fifth-floor perch, soaking in the homeyness of this well-furnished apartment above the hustle of the city down below.
Admire the Sweeping 180-degree views of the Melbourne skyline from the floor-to-ceiling windows at this high-floor Premier Tower apartment located in a fantastic spot in the West End area of the city. This sleek and intimate space is perfect for two travelers to settle down after a day of exploring in a space that feels like a home perched high above the skyline. Common spaces feel masculine but clean and welcoming, with dark wooden tones and shades of gray complemented by stainless steel appliances and plenty of natural light. Inside this contemporary abode, there’s a light and bright kitchen, a separate living room, a formal dining room, an office, two bathrooms, and a master bedroom boasting panoramic sights of the city. As an added perk, you’ll even have access to the building’s pool, gym, sauna, and garden space.
You’ll have this entire light-filled one-bedroom apartment to yourself in a space that aims to offer its guests a superior sense of style with its city-edge location. This apartment is near the CBD, Queen Victoria Market, and offers easy access to public transportation. Enjoy extra amenities like the pool and gym on the first level of the building and access to a dedicated parking space which is included in the room rate. Rest in the double-sized bed, and cook in the kitchen that’s attached to the living room, which comes fully equipped with a fridge, freezer, toaster, stove, and kettle.
This apartment is perfectly located within one of Fitzroy’s most eco-friendly buildings in the heart of this buzzing, artsy neighborhood. Guests will enjoy a modern and comfortable spot to work, rest, or as a launching point for exploring the city. The apartment itself features an open floor plan with a full bright kitchen offering everything needed to make a tasty meal — as well as two fashionable bedrooms with queen-sized beds, two luxurious bathrooms, a cozy living room, and a private balcony. The building has earned a 7-star energy rating, and its eco-friendly credentials include using solar panels, water tanks, and Hydronic heating and ceiling fans to keep guests comfortable.
Spend the night in Fitzroy’s iconic Universal Theatre building in a peaceful boutique, light-filled warehouse-style loft close to plenty of great restaurants, shops and bars. This artsy enclave feels modern and furnished with contemporary decor in shades of black and white, featuring elements of geometric designs for an added flair. There’s even an outdoor balcony to relax and soak up some sunshine.
This upscale apartment complex is located on the waterfront of Docklands, featuring stunning scenic sights of the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. There’s also a tram station nearby, meaning easy access to public transit. Soak up the sunshine on the huge balcony outside. Inside, the kitchen is outfitted with everything needed to make a tasty meal. Rest in the main bedroom, which offers a comfy Queen sized bed and a built-in, full-length mirrored wardrobe for storing luggage. Get cozy on the living room couch, which boasts views of the city skyline and a large, flat-screen TV. Design elements of cool blues and bright whites make this space feel clean and cheerful.
This apartment’s best asset might just be its location straight across from the beach — but its other awesome offerings include its recent modernizing renovation, beautiful private balcony, and soft leather pullout sofa bed to accommodate additional guests. The white tile floors and white walls of the kitchen create a clean aesthetic complemented by its abundance of amenities like a large flatscreen TV in the living room, and a sizable bathtub in the bathroom.
This apartment sits on the corner of Spencer and Lonsdale Streets in Melbourne’s CBD, with access to an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment in a luxurious setting. Big windows let plenty of light into the living room/kitchen space and bedroom, all of which are adorned with trendy, minimalist decor. It’s everything needed for a safe and upscale home base for exploring this buzzy city hub neighborhood.
This chic, two-bedroom designer apartment is located in the central business district, offering over-the-top amenities and easy access to public transportation. Rest in one of the two large, queen-sized beds, cook food in the fully-equipped kitchen, or hang out on the large balcony that doubles as an entertainment space. Guests of the building even have access to shared facilities like the on-site pool, gym, and sauna.
This welcoming, warm, and bright apartment is centrally located in the extremely walkable, transportation-accessible Paris end of the CBD, boasting large period-style windows with high ceilings and sturdy timber floors. Discover modern European appliances in the well-equipped kitchen and admire the surrounding room decor, including a Danish dining table, an Italian leather sofa, and a comfortable queen-size bed with double-glazed windows for soundproofing in the bedroom.
The average daily rate in a Melbourne Airbnb can range from $140 — $160, but the cost of each night oftentimes depends on the time of year, the amenities offered on-site, and the property’s location.
What is the average monthly rent in Melbourne?
The average monthly rent in Melbourne, Florida is $1,664, according to Zillow and RentCafe. The average rent for a studio apartment is $1,950, while the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,842. The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $2,055.
The cost of rent in Melbourne varies depending on several factors, including location, size, and quality. For example, apartments in the downtown area tend to be more expensive than apartments in the suburbs. Similarly, apartments with more bedrooms and bathrooms tend to be more expensive than apartments with fewer bedrooms and bathrooms.
If you are looking for an apartment in Melbourne, it is important to do your research and compare prices from different rental websites. You should also be prepared to act quickly, as apartments in Melbourne tend to rent quickly. There are many Airbnbs in Melbourne, including some of those listed above, that can act as a good placeholder until you find a more permanent home.
Is Sydney cheaper than Melbourne?
No, Sydney is not cheaper than Melbourne. In fact, Sydney is more expensive than Melbourne. According to Numbeo, the cost of living in Sydney is 10% higher than in Melbourne. This is true for a variety of expenses, including rent, groceries, transportation, and entertainment.