Queensland’s capital is more than just a convenient base for trips to the Gold Coast. Some even say it’s Australia’s most underrated city.
Bustling Brisbane is a city on the rise. There’s an edgy arts scene, booming nightlife, and an array of coffee shops and restaurants. There are the refined City Botanic Gardens, the picturesque Queenslander homes and enough outdoor attractions to make even an Ironman sweat.
Despite being the third most populous city in Australia, Brizzy still feels like it’s waiting to be discovered. Your explorations begin with securing accommodations. From the upscale luxury of the CBD to the bohemian charm of West End, these are the best Brisbane Airbnbs that offer something for every kind of traveller.
#1 New Farm Apartment | New Farm
Located in the heart of New Farm, this beautiful apartment is surrounded by some of Brisbane’s best cafes, restaurants, bars, galleries and museums. The space is tastefully appointed with designer furniture, and includes a balcony with plants, herbs and a Weber barbeque for alfresco entertaining.
#2 Luxury ‘City Pad’ | New Farm
Architect designed and finished to exacting standards, this luxury sky home includes a stunning outdoor kitchen/entertaining area with a motorised vergola roof for all weather. For extra fees, airport pickup and pre-arrival food/wine shopping can be arranged. It’s easy to understand why this is one of the best Brisbane Airbnbs.
#3 Inner City Enviro-Luxury Haven | Spring Hill
A king bed master suite, ensuite, lounge, separate entrance and plunge pool are all yours at this large ‘eco-pod.’ Welcome to one of the greenest homes in Brisbane, an architectural masterpiece that has been featured on TV and in many newspapers and magazines. Sustainability has never looked or felt so good.
#4 Charming Heritage Delight | Spring Hill
This renovated workers cottage was featured in ‘House & Garden’ magazine. Guests have full access to the living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom, with downstairs laundry and an expansive rear backyard. The home blends heritage with contemporary touches for the stylish inner city dweller.
#5 Executive Apartment | CBD
This chic apartment is one of the best Brisbane Airbnbs and it’s all about the view. Situated on the 43rd floor, guests can enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast. With wall-to-wall windows, luxurious ensuites and a classic yet understated decor, you won’t want to venture outside. Although if you do, coffee shops, wine bars and restaurants are dotted all around this apartment located in the heart of bustling Brisbane.
#6 2 Bedroom Apartment | CBD
This modern, beautifully furnished two bedroom unit is located on the 17th floor in Brisbane’s CBD and is close to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. An open plan kitchen and lounge room, as well as an alfresco dining space surrounded by amazing evening views make it the perfect venue for entertaining.
#7 2 Bed, 2 Bath Inner City | Paddington
Located in vibrant inner city Paddington on the lower level of a traditional workers cottage, this 2-bedroom apartment has plenty to offer. Make the most of Queensland’s subtropical climate by enjoying the landscaped yard, the large Jacaranda-surrounded rear deck and the electric grill.
#8 CBD Doorstep With Pool | Kelvin Grove
Need space to stretch out? This 3-level, CBD-adjacent home can fit up to 13 people. In warmer months, guests can take advantage of the garden, deck and pool area. When the weather cools down, curl up around the double-sided wood burning fireplace instead. Either way, you’ll feel spoiled.
#9 Inside Outside Magazine Home | New Farm
It’s hard to beat living in a designer’s own home. This gorgeous property appeared in a ‘Luxury Holiday Homes’ feature in India’s ‘Inside Outside’ magazine. The immaculate space includes a pool and BBQ area, Chefs kitchen and formal sitting room with library and fireplace. You’ll be wowed by every detail (and there are a lot of them).
#10 Felix Exec FF Serv Apartment | CBD
The view alone is reason to check in to this CBD-located luxury residence. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide a panoramic perspective over Pier Nine, the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. Of course, those aren’t the only perks. There’s a private balcony, Miele laundry facilities and a 25m heated lap pool, too.