The Airbnb Canberra scene is dominated by apartments, putting you at the city’s heart while allowing you the freedom to cook and lounge in a homely space.
Accommodation in Canberra is plentiful – this is a city where you could throw a stone, and it would land at the feet of a luxury hotel with great reviews. However, if you’re looking for something with more creature comforts, try an Airbnb in Canberra. You’ll quickly notice how many are on offer – much like its hotel scene, Australia’s capital city has Airbnb options ranging from ultra-luxe to budget accommodation for the money-conscious, all situated close to Canberra’s best restaurants, its cafe culture and major events like Floriade.
Angle your search a little further outside of the city’s boundaries, and you’ll also find relaxing Airbnbs in Canberra’s up-and-coming wine regions and farm stays among its picturesque countryside. Here are our favourite Airbnb picks in Canberra.
1. Luxurious Waterfront, Kingston
Best for: Those who want a relaxing retreat in the heart of the city
This Airbnb in Canberra is set apart due to its stunning views over the Kingston foreshore.
Relax on the balcony fronting Lake Burley Griffin at Luxurious Waterfront in Kingston.
Both the bedroom and lounge overlook Lake Burley Griffin toward the suburb of Russell, making this breezy apartment for two a welcome retreat from the city’s high-rise while still being within walking distance of some of Canberra’s best restaurants and cafes.
Settle in for a cosy evening after a night on the town.
2. Boutique Luxe Warehouse, Kingston
Best for: Friends looking for a luxury getaway
Ultra-cool with its moody industrial-style interiors, this warehouse-inspired Airbnb oozes Canberran style. Furnishings align well with the deconstructed feel of the space, with owners using leather and natural fabrics throughout – like soft, 100 per cent French linen bedding.
The Boutique Luxe Warehouse encapsulates the Canberra vibe.
The fully stocked kitchen allows for fun nights in, but you’re also situated in the suburb of Kingston near the heart of Canberra’s nightlife.
The space hits the right balance between warm soft furnishings and industrial style.
3. Two Bedroom On Lonsdale Street, Braddon
Best for: Feeling like a local
Braddon is the place to be for Canberra’s best coffee and cafe culture and is easily the coolest neighbourhood in Canberra right now, so staying at this Lonsdale Street Airbnb will have you right in the thick of it, feeling like a local. If you’re looking for a dog-friendly Canberra Airbnb, this is also a great choice – the owners allow up to two pets as long as they are house-trained.
Plant yourself in Canberra’s coolest neighbourhood at this Airbnb.
4. Heart of The City, Reid
Best for: Getting around via public transport
Light-filled and bright, this Canberra Airbnb is situated right in the centre of Canberra’s CBD, so you’re close to all attractions via public transport – very handy if you didn’t drive into town! For those nights you’d prefer to stay in, the full kitchen, high-speed internet and selection of streaming services will see you set.
This light-filled Airbnb in the CBD has splashes of pink and earthy tones throughout.
5. The Kindred, Braddon
Best for: Creative types with a love for detail
Tucked away in a garden-filled complex, The Kindred is a cosy haven for those with a penchant for interior design.
The lush interior of The Kindred is rich in colour and understated pieces.
Everything has been considered in this beautiful condo, from the vintage Danish dining table to the local art and ceramics adorning the walls and pantry.
The vintage Danish dining table reinforces the nature-inspired colour palette.
A highlight is the two vintage-style bikes for guest use – take them for a tour around the Ainslie parkland, or use them to get around the city.
The Kindred is a garden-themed hideaway with plenty of nooks to relax in.
6. Bunda House, Narrabundah
Best for: Larger groups of friends
Located in stylish Narrabundah, Bunda House is a renovated 1960s home with a spectacular backyard and patio for entertaining.
Soak up the sun on the outdoor deck of Bunda House.
Pick up some fresh produce at the Canberra markets and cook up a storm in its spacious modern kitchen, or head to nearby Manuka for cafes and shopping.
Bunda House embraces minimalist style in its rooms.
7. Hackett Gardens House, Turner
Best for: Families with active kids
Stylish and spacious, this property in the suburb of Turner is situated alongside a large park with a playground for the kids to tire themselves on, plus a large backyard and bikes renters can use to get around the city.
Hackett Gardens House is chic and spacious.
We love the expansive kitchen, which has plenty of space for whipping up meals for the family.
There are multiple living spaces to relax in during your stay.
8. Horseshoe Hideaway, Mullion
Best for: Those seeking solitude
Looking for something a little outside of the busy city centre? Horseshoe Hideaway might be 40 minutes outside of town in Mullion, but it’s well worth the drive if you prefer your holidays on serene farmland.
Showering is all about the views at Horseshoe Hideaway.
Part of a sheep property, this Canberra Airbnb tiny home is cosy, so ideal for a couple or solo traveller. Take advantage of the incredible outdoor hot tub and stargaze the night away.
Sitting by the firepit is the perfect end to a day of exploring the city.
9. The Cottage at Petrichor Farm, Gundaroo
Best for: Immersing yourself in the country
Forty minutes outside of Canberra in Gundaroo wine region, you’ll find The Cottage At Petrichor Farm, a relaxing property surrounded by gardens and tastefully decorated with rural-inspired interiors.
The Cottage at Petrichor Farm is surrounded by lush greenery.
You can visit local wineries and providores, but make sure you block out an afternoon to soak in the picturesque outdoor bathtub, too.
Take a morning dip in the outdoor tub.
10. Luxurious Country Estate, Springrange
Best for: Winery touring with friends and family
This country Airbnb near Canberra is right in the heart of the Murrumbateman wine region, and with space for up to 12 people across six bedrooms, it can accommodate large groups with ease.
Set up an intimate family brunch at the Luxurious Country Estate.
Gather with friends or family around the indoor fireplace during winter, or enjoy alfresco dining on the deck overlooking paddocks in summer. There is even a dam on the property for swimming and fishing.
Make use of the telescope of an evening.