Holiday rentals in Melbourne are numerous, and Airbnb provides some of the very best options. This Australian coastal city is known to be a thriving hub of activity all year round. Taking a vacation to the city is bound to be an eye-opening experience that will leave you awe-inspired. 

Although not as popular as staying in Sydney, Melbourne has so much to offer in terms of accommodation options. Whether you’re looking to have a unique cultural experience, or you’re heading to the city for its epic party scene, you won’t be disappointed. 

Choosing the right Airbnb in Melbourne for you can be a little challenging. So we’ve put together a list of some of the finest accommodation options for you to choose from.

Best Places to Stay in Melbourne, Australia

The city has an extensive list of boroughs, all offering a different flavour of Melbourne. Here are some of the most popular neighbourhoods in Melbourne.

Melbourne CBD

Melbourne CBD is a hotpot of activity. There’s always something going on in this exciting and buzzing part of the city. Staying in the CBD might come with a higher price tag, but the overwhelming number of activities that present themselves right on your doorstep makes it so worth it. 

Be sure to make use of the free city circle tram while you’re in the area. It will take you to many of the CBD subsections worth visiting. 

Fitzroy

If you are attracted to the alternative pull of a city, then Fitzroy is the place to situate yourself during your time in Melbourne. Wander the streets and explore the many vintage clothing shops, hipster cafes, and second-hand bookshops. 

If there’s one thing you do in the area, be sure to visit the Rose Street Art’s Market. It will inspire your creative side and there’s plenty of items available for purchase. It’s hard not to fall in love with Fitzroy’s incredibly charming atmosphere.

St Kilda

St Kilda is a busy coastal suburb with so much going on. Whether you want to stroll by the seaside or spend the afternoon being thoroughly entertained at an amusement park, there’s plenty of enjoyment to be had.

At mealtimes, pop in to any one of the amazing restaurants and cafes that line the beachfront boulevard to get your fill of tasty delights. If you’re ready to wake up to the smell and sound of the ocean, St Kilda is a great place to base yourself in Melbourne. There’s nothing better than viewing some of the bluest oceans in the world daily.

Airbnb Apartments in Melbourne, Australia

If you’re looking for a small place to stay with a partner or friend, an Airbnb apartment is the way to go. Here are some of the best apartments in Melbourne listed on Airbnb.

Arena – Beautiful Dreamcatcher City Studio

Location: Melbourne CBD

Number of Guests: 3

Superhost: Yes

This sunny studio apartment is spacious and beautifully decorated in tones of white and cream. Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, overlooking Southern Cross Station. The area is filled with restaurants and coffee shops, and it’s close to public transport, making it easy to get around. 

This city studio apartment has all the amenities you could wish for. There’s a swimming pool, sauna, and gym in the building. The kitchen contains a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, and oven, as well as a coffee machine for that early morning caffeine buzz. 

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Breathtaking View Apt in Melbourne CBD

Location: Melbourne CBD

Number of Guests: 3

Superhost: No

Enjoy stunning views of the twinkling Melbourne city lights while you drift off to sleep in a comfortable queen size bed. Make use of the pool, sauna, and gym that the apartment block has to offer for the ultimate relaxation on your vacation.

There’s a multitude of public transport options right on your doorstep, so there’s no need to spend excessive amounts of time walking or driving yourself around. There is air-conditioning, free WiFi and a fully kitted out kitchen for your convenience. 

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Carnegie Apartment with Leafy Lookout

Location: Carnegie

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: Yes

This apartment is located in a leafy suburb and has been made effortlessly comfortable. Enjoy panoramic views from the windows and make use of free WiFi and on-site laundry facilities. 

The apartment has all the amenities necessary and is located just a 15-minute walk from Murrumbeena Station. There you can enjoy the vibrant cafe scene and shopping centre that keep the area buzzing with activity. 

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The Golden Fougere in Melbourne CBD

Location: Melbourne CBD

Number of Guests: 4

Superhost: No 

Because of the elevation of this apartment, it provides spectacular views of the Melbourne CBD below. Rest your head on the comfort of a queen size bed, and spend your afternoons swimming in the apartment pool, relaxing in the sauna or working out in the fully equipped gym.

In this apartment, make use of the convenient location in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Your stay is situated just a short walk from cafes, restaurants and other socialising spots. You can also take a  stroll from your apartment and be at the  Docklands, Southwharf DFO, and the Entertainment Centre within minutes. 

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Studio Apartments – 14 Nights 

Location: Wantirna South 

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: No

This self-contained studio apartment is spacious and modern with clean finishes. It contains all the comforts of home, even providing a fitness centre for its guests. Take a refreshing swim in the communal pool, or make use of the barbeque equipment while socialising with your fellow guests. 

The apartment is close to the Yarra Valley Wine Area, making it the perfect place for wine connoisseurs, or simply wine lovers to base themselves in Melbourne. It’s also close to the Knox Shopping Centre which is sure to fulfill all of your shopping needs. 

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CBD Harbourside Modern Apt Gym WiFi Free Tram

Location: Docklands

Number of Guests: 3

Superhost: No

This luxury apartment has stunning views of the water in the harbour and free tram access right on the doorstep. It’s also just a 3-minutes walk to both Southern Cross Train Station, and the Skybus Station. 

The apartment has a gym, spa, library, swimming pool and braai area. If you want to get out into nature without even leaving the apartment, be sure to visit the sky garden. In the evenings enjoy views of the sun setting over the water from the comfort of your apartment window, or from one of the many restaurants that line the water just minutes from your doorstep.

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Holiday Home Rentals, Melbourne

If you’re looking for a larger accommodation option for more people, or merely more space, then a holiday home is the best option for you. Here are just a few of the best holiday homes up for rent in Melbourne, Australia.

Home Away From Home – Prahran 

Location: Prahran

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: No

Although you won’t get the whole house to yourself at this Airbnb, you’ll still get a private room in a leafy suburb of Melbourne. The suburb is far enough from the city to provide you with peace and quiet, but close enough to provide convenience. 

The small apartment is equipped with everything you might need during your stay. There’s free WiFi, a comfortable and quality bed, heater, hanging space and a mini-fridge. The hosts are super friendly and willing to provide any travel information or guidance that you might want. 

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Private Detached Studio with Kitchenette

Location: Kensington

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: Yes

Situated in Melbourne’s inner east suburb, this detached studio apartment is incredibly convenient. A queen size bed, cooking facilities, kitchenette, coffee and laundry facilities make this a great place to stay.

There’s a lovely, private outdoor courtyard which you can enjoy at your leisure. Unfortunately, the bathroom is located within the main house, but if privacy is not a huge concern for you then this isn’t too much of an issue. 

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Lovely Townhouse, Fabulous Bedroom

Location: Newport

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: No

This beautiful waterfront suburb is for nature and coffee lovers as it has lots of parks and cafes nearby. It’s also the perfect spot for remote workers. The spacious loft has a cosy bedroom, as well as an office and TV area. 

Free breakfast is provided each morning, although it is a ‘help yourself’ type of set up. Choose between a variety of healthy cereals, fruit, yoghurt, toast, jams, and of course coffee from a great coffee machine. There are also laundry facilities available making it a great place to situate yourself for long stays. 

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Victorian-Era Home Near Flemington Racecourse

Location: Kensington

Number of Guests: 1

Superhost: Yes

In this Airbnb 2 bedroom house, you’ll have access to almost the entire house except for the host’s bedroom. You can make yourself at home, and make use of the great cafes and parks that are so prevalent in the area. 

The room has heating as well as an air-con, so you’re guaranteed comfort throughout the year. There’s a desk, bench space, as well as hanging space in the cupboards, so if you need the Airbnb in Melbourne for an extended stay, you’ll be more than comfortable. 

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7km to Melbourne Heritage Big Bedroom 2 Leafly St

Location: Footscray

Number of Guests: 2

Superhost: No

This spacious house is a mere 7 kilometres from Melbourne CBD, but still offers the quiet of the suburbs. The shops, tram and bus stop are within a short walk of the house, making it easy and convenient to get around. 

The house has a big backyard, perfect for those who like to spend time outdoors. Make use of the Airbnb’s free WiFi, dishwasher, iron and TV. The fully equipped kitchen is also a treat to work in, so be sure to make use of it while you’re there. 

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Wrapping Up Melbourne Airbnb Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals in Melbourne, Australia come in all shapes and sizes. There are so many factors to consider when choosing your Airbnb. 

Do you need lots of space, parking, or does the place perhaps need to be pet friendly? There’s sure to be perfect rentals in Melbourne, Australia for you. Stroll along the Yarra River, or visit the national gallery of indigenous arts. There’s so much right on your doorstep when you stay in an Airbnb in Melbourne.