Best Airbnbs in Melbourne
A trip to Australia isn’t complete without a stop off in the incredible city of Melbourne. Therefore accommodation will be needed and we recommend Airbnb. Melbourne is located in the state of Victoria, is full of diverse culture, award-winning art, sport, fashion, and tasty food, so not surprisingly it has been described as one of the world’s most liveable cities and the coffee hub of Australia.
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How to get to Melbourne?
Getting to Melbourne is easy with many international and domestic flights daily and is only a quick 20 minutes taxi ride into the city centre. We always use uber for convenience and easy, however there’s also the Sky bus which departs every ten minutes and offers an express service into the city centre for $18.75 AUS one way.
Which Airbnb in Melbourne to Choose?
Melbourne offers a range of accommodations that will suit anybody’s needs from a broke backpacker looking for budget hostels to the flashpackers looking for luxury. Instead of staying in a boring chain hotel, why not choose to rent an Airbnb, which are actually often cheaper and better value for money. Here’s a list of my favourite Airbnb accommodations in the heart of Melbourne and its surroundings.
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Forest-and-Heaven Themed Apartment
This is apartment is probably the quirkiest place to stay in Melbourne, a forest theme based Airbnb. You can marvel for hours at the décor, you will appreciate when you see it! Just relaxing in the tub is like being in a Disney movie. This top accommodation is in perfect location for Melbourne’s top attractions. Also, it comes with all the general amenities such as WIFI, cleaning equipment and other essentials for general living.
Amazing Penthouse Apartment
This amazing penthouse apartment to rent is located in central Melbourne, making it a top stay for both workers and tourism in Melbourne. Guests here can expect epic views of the Yaraa River and the city. You will have free WIFI during your stay here, also, there is a free circular tram for you to easily hop-on close by. However, it’s close enough for you to stroll into Melbourne.
Let’s look at another amazing apartment in Melbourne, with stunning views. This top stay in Melbourne overlooks the quirky Empire style Neoclassical Melbourne town hall, this isn’t your average views. A stay here means utter comfort in a queen-sized bed and you’ll also have a kitchen for preparing food. The best thing about this apartment is its location. With just a 10-15 minute walk, you can reach most of Melbourne’s top tourist points. You will also have public transport and many top restaurants on your doorstep.
Mid-Range Luxury Airbnbs
Designer NY Style Loft with Pool + Gym
If you’re looking for top of the range luxury, this beautiful duplex complex offers a queen size bed, fully equipped kitchen, a walk in shower and spacious living area with a flat-screen TV. Within the building, guests can also use the shared pool, gym and hot tub all for free. Breakfast is also provided daily to set you up for an action-packed day in the heart of the city.
Modern Apartment in the Heart of Melbourne CBD
This accommodation is new on Airbnb so don’t be put off by the lack of reviews, you won’t regret booking your holiday accommodation here. This accommodation is one bedroom, meaning you have the entire place to yourself, which is an unusual find in Melbourne, perfect for those looking for privacy, however, there’s also a sofa bed in the living room, meaning up to 4 guests can stay. There is also free WIFI and a pool to relax in after enjoying a busy day wandering the streets of Melbourne.
Ultimate HIDDEN Laneway Gem @ Majorca
This hidden gem is located in the historic neo-romanesque Majorca Building, in Melbourne’s most famous laneways street, meaning access to shops, bars and restaurants is super easy. The apartment has everything one may need for a relaxing weekend away and the host provides excellent communication and is flexible with arrival times.
Luxury Private Rooms
Cozy Minimalist Private Bedroom close to Skybus
This modern 2 bedded roomed apartment is conveniently located in the CBD of Melbourne so perfect for those wanting to explore the city, with restaurants and bars also on your doorstep. The tram stop is only a few minutes’ walk away to meaning guests have easy access to explore the outer parts of Melbourne. The private room offers a queen size bed, linen, towels and free wifi, as well as a shared bathroom including shower, hairdryer and amenities. However, the best thing about this accommodation is the hosts, who are warm, welcoming and friendly and will answer any of your travelling questions!
Luxury Master Room with Stunning River View
Located on the 26th floor the views from this apartment in the Melbourne CBD are to die for. The private bedroom with private bathroom, BONUS, is within a modern 3-bedroom apartment in Southbank. Featuring a queen bed, free wifi, towels, shampoo, conditioner and more you really are getting a bargain for $59 per night. Within this $59 price tag there is also a fully stocked kitchen with equipment as well as a coffee machine, a must when you are in Melbourne.
Unobscured Views of Melbourne & Secure Car Space
Spending some time road tripping Australia? Needing an Airbnb with a car space? This luxury private room, also with a private bath would be perfect for you. Located on the 19th floor and within walking distance to major sporting venues as well as easy access to public transport allows you to park your car securely and enjoy the city of Melbourne. Also within the building is a gym, pool and tennis court providing you with everything you may need.
Best Things To Do In Melbourne
Queen Victoria Market
Discover a wide range of food, arts, crafts and gifts at the famous Queen Victoria Market situated close to the city centre on Elizabeth Street. Open 7 days a week, this unique market is not to be missed. We spent hours walking around taking in all the different smells, sounds and sights. Even if you’re on a budget and don’t want to spend, it’s a perfect place to grab a coffee a people watch.
Brighton and St Kilda Beach
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, a short tram ride brings you to Brighton Beach, full of colourful bathing boxes, where you can relax, swim and top up your tan and best of all its free! Visitors can also enjoy Brighton town centre, which is full of quirky shops and cafes. Otherwise you can also head down to St Kilda. With a multitude of things to do in St Kilda you won’t be disappointed.
Eureka Sky Deck
To really appreciate the scale of Melbourne you need to visit the Eureka Sky deck situated in the heart of CBD. This impressive structure is the highest building in the southern hemisphere, so you can imagine the impressive views of Melbourne. Breathing taking by day and night, why make use of the long opening hours until 10pm and enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching the stars, it’s one of the most romantic things to do in Melbourne! Tickets start from just $21 AUD for an adult.
Phillip Island Day Trip
Now technically Phillip Island isn’t in Melbourne, but it’s a must do day trip from Melbourne when visiting the city. You can even book an organised tour or if you have your own transport make your way down to Phillip Island which takes around 1.5hrs. On route, you can stop off at Maru Koala and Animal Park to interact with both kangaroos and koalas before arriving at Phillip Island. When sunset arrives it’s time for the penguin parade, sit back on the beach and watch the little penguins waddle up the coastline to meet their young after a day of fishing in the ocean. It truly is a magical experience and not one to be missed.
For all you animal lovers out there Melbourne Zoo should be on your bucket list. With over 320 different animal species from Australia and around the world, there is something for everyone to enjoy and being easily accessible from the city centre via the tram and bus, it’s a winner from me!
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