Airbnb Canberra: 15 Stays for a Spectacular Holiday in Australia

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Your vacation in The Great Southern Land is guaranteed to be a good one if you book an Airbnb in Canberra.

The fact that Australia’s capital is an inland city doesn’t really count as a strike against it. Owing to the iconic Lake Burley Griffin, the Parliamentary Triangle, and the incredible greenbelt layout, this place will forever remain one of the country’s premier entertainment and tourism venues.

Although it looks amazing in pictures, this is a city you absolutely need to visit at least once in your life, so we’ve picked out the 15 best Airbnbs in Canberra to kickstart the planning process and get you interested.

15 Amazing Airbnbs in Canberra

Check out our top picks for the 15 best Canberra Airbnbs!

In the City – Overlooking Glebe Park

In the City - Overlooking Glebe Park

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1B)

Location: Central Canberra

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

This apartment is everything you could ask for from an Airbnb in Canberra – it has a cozy interior, and it’s situated in the center of town.

The list of upsides doesn’t end there, though, as the building features an amazing gym and even a swimming pool! As for the apartment itself, you get two comfortable bedrooms, an elegant kitchen, and a stunning balcony view of Glebe Park.

Despite being right by CBD, this apartment complex is very quiet, so your nights will be as peaceful as your days action-packed. Hard to say no to having Lake Burley Griffin so close to home!

Why We Love It: Inviting apartment near the center of town.

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Self Contained Detached Studio

Self Contained Detached Studio

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Deakin

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

This Canberra Airbnb is the ultimate teaser trailer for what living in Australia’s capital might feel like.

The interior is guaranteed to win you over with its inviting, yet unpretentious layout. You’ll have a cozy bed to sleep in, a solid kitchen, and a TV nook in case you decide to stay in for the night.

In addition, the outside area is the perfect place to enjoy some fresh air, or even shoot some hoops if you feel like it. 

Those enchanting vine covered walls aren’t unique to this property, either. The entire neighborhood is vibrant, green, and overall a delight for anyone who wants a change of pace from the average city experience.

Why We Love It: Homely guest house in a tranquil location.

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Quiet and Sustainable Foreshore Apartment

Quiet and Sustainable Foreshore Apartment

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Kingston

Superhost: No

Price: $

Although every Canberra Airbnb on our list offers great connectivity, Kingston might just be the most convenient place for you to stay. 

For a price that won’t break the bank, you get to enjoy a comfortable, one-bedroom apartment with a decent-sized living area. The kitchen is quite large, the bathroom features a walk-in shower, and the balcony that’s connected to the bedroom overlooks the park. 

On top of being one of Canberra’s most historically significant areas, your neighborhood will be right by all the city’s main attractions, including Lake Burley Griffin, the Parliamentary Triangle, and those fabulous Foreshore eateries.

Why We Love It: Pleasant apartment literal minutes from all things central. 

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Central Canberra Luxury Condo

Central Canberra Luxury Condo

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Lyneham

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

Surprisingly enough, Australia is one of the kings of budget-friendly accommodation, so now and then you can get a fabulous rental like this Airbnb in Canberra for a fraction of what it should probably cost.

The place doesn’t go all-out with over-the-top decorations, but it manages to take fashionable furniture, fancy kitchen appliances, and the occasional splash of color to create an outstanding open-concept lounge. Aside from the 2 comfy beds, you’ll have access to an outdoor entertainment area with a barbecue grill, and for added bragging rights, a rooftop pool

Best of all, none of this comes at the cost of a shoddy location. Everything from Braddon to the Dickinson Centre is practically at your doorstep.

Why We Love It: Gorgeous apartment with access to a rooftop pool.

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Garden Flat

Garden Flat

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Narrabundah

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

This Canberra Airbnb will wake you up with a soothing wave of sunlight, rested and ready for a day out in town.

Besides the comfortable bed (and the optional trundle bed if you’re coming with a kiddo), you can expect an airy living & dining area, as well a separate kitchen, which is a bit of a rarity amidst the sea of Airbnbs with combined kitchens and lounges. Finally, there’s the inviting sunroom, which is directly connected to a cutesy garden area.

Narrabundah is perfect for a two-person retreat, as it’s known as a “garden suburb”. Even so, the neighborhood offers easy access to central Canberra and most other places you might want to visit.

Why We Love It: Charming getaway for a couple, especially one with a small child. 

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Penthouse Apartment in 5 Star Realm Precinct

Penthouse Apartment in 5 Star Realm Precinct

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: Barton

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

If you think you’ve seen some impressive window views, we’d like to divert your attention to this breathtaking Canberra Airbnb.

The stylish living area would have been amazing by itself, but throw some floor-to-ceiling windows into the mix, and you’re in for something truly spectacular. The rest of the apartment doesn’t pull any punches either. The kitchen is as sleek as they come, the bedrooms are cozy and sunny, and the balcony has more space than you’ll know what to do with. 

The apartment is located in Barton’s Realm Precinct, which puts you less than a mile from every major restaurant and landmark in the center of Canberra.

Why We Love It: Bright and spacious apartment in the heart of the city.

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Kingston Foreshore 1 BR Apartment

Kingston Foreshore 1 BR Apartment,Views, Parking

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Kingston

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

This Airbnb in Canberra exudes style and elegance through a series of simple, yet tasteful design choices. 

Black furniture is one of those things that can make any interior look chic, and it definitely accomplishes that here. The kitchen and bathroom are some of the city’s very best, and the bedroom will make sure even the lightest of sleepers are out like a candle all night. 

The Foreshore is a great place for foodies that are visiting without a car, as you’ll be able to reach some of the city’s finest restaurants in a heartbeat, all while marveling at the amazing lake views. 

Why We Love It: Comfortable apartment with an incredibly fashionable interior.

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Premium 2 Bed 2 Bath Luxury Apt in Canberra City

Premium 2 Bed 2 Bath Luxury Apt in Canberra City

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: Central Canberra

Superhost: No

Price: $$

“Premium” sums up this Airbnb in Canberra perfectly. One look at this apartment and you’re guaranteed to fall in love!

For starters, the kitchen is huge. Frankly, it’s probably much more spacious than what the average person needs, but it’s great if you have those magic cooking hands! The living area and the two bedrooms are amazing, and the rooms are so in-sync that even the wooden cabinet in the bathroom matches the kitchen counter.

Although it would be an outright travesty not to put those cooking appliances to good use, you’ll be right next to a number of bars, cafes, and restaurants. 

Why We Love It: Stylish rental whose kitchen and location make it perfect for foodies.

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Pialligo Vines – A Country Estate

Pialligo Vines - A Country Estate

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Type: Entire Home (1B, 1B)

Location: Pialligo

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

Make no mistake, Australia’s capital is one of the most amazing metropolises in the world, but this Canberra Airbnb is a great pick if you want to keep things more rural.

The living room is the best-looking one in all of Canberra, hands down. The fireplace, white furniture, and tiny decorations come together in a universally appealing way. The kitchen is no less ravishing, and the divine bedroom opens up to a gorgeous garden where you can just lay on the grass and enjoy the sunshine.

Pialligo is the place to be if you want to wine and dine with the best of them, and you can easily walk or cycle to all of the finest locales. 

Why We Love It: Gorgeous two-person retreat in a peaceful, yet exciting neighborhood. 

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Insider Tip: Since things are pretty spread out in Canberra, having a car is essential to make the most of your trip. Click Here to check out rental car options and get ready to hit the road!

Luxurious Waterfront with Breathtaking Views

Luxurious waterfront with breathtaking views

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Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)

Location: Kingston

Superhost: No

Price: $$

You’ve probably come to associate Australia with beautiful water views, and while the ocean is a ways away, this Canberra Airbnb lets you vacation right next to Lake Burley Griffin.

If the window views from the living room or bedroom don’t stir up some emotions in you, nothing will. What’s more, you’ll be looking forward to doing your seasonal cleaning back home after seeing this apartment’s pristine kitchen and bathroom. 

Gorgeous views and tasty food are just two of the things that make the Kingston Foreshore so great. For a truly unforgettable stay, spend an evening in one of the area’s countless parks and catch a glorious sunset.

Why We Love It: Cushy apartment right by the lake.

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Phillip Home Away From Home

Phillip home away from home

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1B)

Location: Phillip

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

A lot of big city rentals are too far-removed from the average house or apartment to feel inviting, but this Canberra Airbnb sticks to the basics and is all the better for it.

The bright living area features plenty of comfortable seating and old-timey cabinets, giving it that relaxing, down-home atmosphere everyone knows and loves. The bedrooms are a tad more elegant (especially the one with the queen bed), and the kitchen manages to fit everything you need within a relatively small space.

Not a lot of people live in Phillip, which means plenty of peace and quiet for you and up to 3 other guests. Getting to the center is easy enough, though, as there’s plenty of public transportation passing through the district at all times.

Why We Love It: Quiet getaway for 4 in one of Canberra’s more low-key neighborhoods.

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‘The Loft’ – With a Splash of Parisian Chic

'The Loft' - with a splash of Parisian chic

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 2B)

Location: Holder

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

What makes Australian vacationing so great is that you don’t have to shell out your life savings to enjoy a comfortable holiday with family or friends. For reference, take a look at this Airbnb in Canberra.

There’s definitely a European vibe to this townhouse’s interior, largely because of the wooden staircase and fairy lights. Aesthetics aside, the living area is quite spacious, and the kitchen has a great view of the courtyard. The three bedrooms are all comfortable, and if you can get out of vacation mode for a bit, the study nook is a good place to get some work done. 

Holder isn’t super-close to the center, but depending on what you’re after, this could actually work to your advantage. Besides, the neighboring Weston Creek is home to Cooleman Court and several great restaurants.

Why We Love It: Cute guesthouse located a safe distance from the louder parts of Canberra.

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Beautiful Modern and Self-Reliant Ainslie House

Beautiful modern and self-reliant Ainslie house

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Type: Entire Home (3BR, 2B)

Location: Ainslie

Superhost: No

Price: $$$

This Canberra Airbnb is different in the best possible way… We couldn’t possibly single out any room as being the best.

Who needs walls when you can have glass doors and windows on every conceivable surface in the living room? The outdoor seating area will provide you with some unbelievable nature views, and once you’ve had your share of sunlight here or in the kitchen, you can relax in one of 3 amazing bedrooms.

Ainslie is another example of a quiet and green neighborhood in Canberra, so consider staying here if you want to keep things on the down-low during your vacation.

Why We Love It: The sunniest interior in the entire city by a landslide.

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6 BR Character Home Griffith/Manuka

6 BR Character home Griffith/Manuka

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Type: Entire Home (6BR, 3B)

Location: Griffith

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

Housing up to 14 people, this Airbnb in Canberra is one of the city’s definitive large-group rentals. 

The soothing whites and blues of the living room look particularly beautiful when the sun is setting, and the other living area (yes, you read that right) features a fireplace and a wide assortment of books. Needless to say, the kitchen is impeccable and as stylish as all the bedrooms are, the fact that there are six of them means you won’t be fighting over who gets which. Also, take a look at that garden!

These types of houses are typical of the Griffith neighborhood, which is right around the corner from the Parliamentary Triangle and other central draws.

Why We Love It: Incredible house that can accommodate over a dozen people. 

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Executive Glebe

Executive Glebe

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Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)

Location: Central Canberra

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$

If you happen to be traveling on business, you could go for this more conventionally elegant Airbnb in Canberra. 

The apartment’s two bedrooms can sleep a total of six people, and the abundance of open space should give everyone plenty of wiggle room. The kitchen is exactly what you would hope for given the price, and the classy dining room by the balcony will make you enjoy your  food that much more. You’ll also have access to the building’s top-of-the-line gym, as well as a spa and a swimming pool.

As the name suggests, the apartment complex is right by Glebe Park, so you can get to the center of town in a few minutes on foot. 

Why We Love It: Conveniently located apartment with a neutral-to-formal tone and plenty of amenities.

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