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17 best airbnbs in brisbane

17 Best Airbnbs in Brisbane For Your Next Getaway

If you are looking for a cheeky getaway in the sunshine state, only the best Airbnbs in Brisbane will do. The river city is renowned for its nightlife, scenery and sporting event, so it pays to find accommodation that caters to all fronts. With so many amazing accommodation options on offer, turning to Airbnb is the way to go if you want an authentic, homey experience when you visit Brisbane. Here are the best Airbnbs in Brisbane to get you started.

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Skyhigh simplicity

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1. Skyhigh Simplicity

If location is what you’re looking for, this Airbnb is one of the best holiday rentals in Brisbane. Located only a few minutes walk from the Central Station, Queen Street Mall, Howard Smith Wharves and Fortitude Valley, you have everything you need at your doorstep. The modern apartment building features a rooftop infinity pool and gym with panoramic views for you to take advantage of. Not only is the apartment convenient and luxurious, but it also has all the amenities you’ll need to make your stay in Brisbane a comfortable one.

Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
Beds: 2 beds
Bath: 1 bathroom
Features: City skyline view, River view, Wi-Fi, Free residential garage on premises – 1 space, Shared outdoor infinity rooftop pool, 50″ HDTV with Netflix, Free washing machine – In unit

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2. Stylish Studio

One of the best Brisbane penthouses on Airbnb is the penthouse level Riverview studio room. This Airbnb will provide stunning and unparalleled views of Brisbane River, Southbank and the city. Whilst the skyscraper views will make you feel miles away, one short lift in the elevator and you will step right into the thick of it, only a short walk away from Brisbane’s many highlights. The furnishing is sleek, simple and fresh.

Sleeps: 2 guests
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1 beds
Bath: 1 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Pool, TV with Standard cable, Lift, Paid washing machine – In building, Air conditioning

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room with river view

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3. River View Room

If Brisbane’s sparkling river is your favourite part of the city, this is one of the best Airbnbs in Brisbane for you. High up amongst the clouds in one of Brisbane’s many skyscrapers, this Airbnb has a 180 degrees uninterrupted view of the beautiful Brisbane River, right from the comfort of the couch! For any remote workers out there, this Airbnb is ideal with a functional study and office area perfect for work from-homers. The apartment decor is bright and stylish.

Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
Beds: 2 beds
Bath: 1 bathroom
Features: River view, Wi-Fi, Free residential garage on premises – 1 space, Shared indoor pool, Shared hot tub, Shared sauna, 50″ HDTV with Netflix

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stylish modern apartment with pool

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4. Stylish Modern Apartment

A South Brisbane gem, this Airbnb offers a modern stay that showcases all that South Brisbane has to offer. South Brisbane is known for its rich culture, bustling with trendy restaurants and bars, all at your doorstep! You can walk to popular spots like Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and South Bank Parkland. The apartment building also hosts a spa, gym, pool and BBQ that you can make the most of while you stay.

Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
Beds: 2 beds
Bath: 1 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Free residential garage on premises – 1 space, Shared outdoor pool, Shared hot tub
50″ HDTV with Netflix, Lift, Free washing machine – In unit, Free dryer – In unit

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River house

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5. River House

Nothing says a trip to the Sunshine State like staying in a tropical Queenslander. This stunning riverfront property is just outside of the Brisbane CBD, giving it the added benefit of tranquillity, not to mention space. Naturally, you’ll find a jetty with mooring for your vessel, two car parks and a massive deck complete with a barbeque. If you are looking to get away with the family, you can’t go past this Brisbane Airbnb.

Sleeps: 12 guests
Bedrooms: 6 bedroom
Beds: 6 beds
Bath: 4 bathroom
Features: Lake access, Free parking on premises, TV, Washing machine, Dryer, Air conditioning, Backyard

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2 bedroom apartment in cbd

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6. Level 22 Twin

Are you travelling with the whole family? This apartment in the heart of the Brisbane CBD will accommodate the entire clan and in style! The apartment is practical, convenient and will place you a stone’s throw away from all of Brisbane’s CBD highlights. There is also a pool and a gym if you want to keep up with your gym routine while you’re away from home!

Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 2 bedroom
Beds: 2 beds
Bath: 2 bathroom
Features: Free parking on premises, Shared pool, TV, Washing machine, Air conditioning

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apartment with gorgeous city river views

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7. City & River Views Apartment

Why not treat yourself to a luxurious holiday with a stay in this modern luxe Brisbane Airbnb with a view? Located high above Brisbane’s South Bank on the 24th floor, you’ll be met with breathtaking views of the city, river & mountains. The chic building is the ideal base to explore all Brisbane offers – walking distance to West End and the CBD. Sit on the balcony, enjoy a glass of wine or two, and watch the iconic Brisbane sunset.

Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
Beds: 2 beds
Bath: 1 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Free parking on premises, Pool, Hot tub, TV, Lift, Washing machine, Dryer

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stylish brisbane apartment

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8. 69th Floor Apartment

A little more on the pricey end, this Airbnb is worth every penny if you’re in the mood for something fancy. The modern Airbnb is on the 69th level of a luxurious apartment block. The spectacular floor-to-ceiling glass windows mean you will experience panoramic views that brighten the apartment during the day and sparkle at night. The Airbnb is also centrally located, ideal for city slickers.

Sleeps: 7 guests
Bedrooms: 3 bedroom
Beds: 4 beds
Bath: 2 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Free parking on premises, Pool, TV, Lift, Washing machine, Dryer

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Brookfield retreat

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9. Brookfield Retreat

Easily the biggest and most expansive of all the Brisbane Airbnbs on our list, the monster property has pretty much everything you need for your Queensland getaway. Brookfield Retreat is a large ’60s-inspired sanctuary designed for corporate groups or large families looking to relax. While a little way out of the Brisbane CBD, the Airbnb comes with a pool table, bar, indoor heated spa, cinema room, pool, pergola & outside entertainment area. Just looking at this huge house has us planning a trip.

Sleeps: 16 guests
Bedrooms: 7 bedroom
Beds: 11 beds
Bath: 4 bathroom
Features: Garden view, Courtyard view, Kitchen, Wi-Fi, Free parking on premises, Private pool, Private hot tub, TV, Security cameras on property

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apartment infinity pool

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10. Fashionable Flatiron

Set within one of Brisbane city’s most iconic buildings, the Flatiron, a 5-star resort in Fortitude Valley, is this stunning Brisbane Airbnb. The apartment is bright and sunny and can accommodate you and up to five of your nearest and dearest. If you’re a foodie, you’ll be perfectly located amongst endless cafes and restaurants, and Chinatown is also a stone’s throw away- dumplings, anyone?

Sleeps: 6 guests
Bedrooms: 3 bedroom
Beds: 3 beds
Bath: 2 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Free parking on premises, Pool, Hot tub, TV, Lift, Washing machine, Dryer

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luxe penthouse

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11. Luxe Penthouse

This huge, luxe Brisbane penthouse is some of the best accommodation you’ll find in the sunny city. Located on the top floor of a modern building, the apartment features breathless views of the entire city and beyond. It is seamlessly luxurious but homey, located in Brisbane’s lively South Bank. Explore quirky laneways, excellent restaurants and cool cafes and have a peaceful oasis to come back to relax in after your adventures.

Sleeps: 6 guests
Bedrooms: 3 bedroom
Beds: 3 beds
Bath: 2 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Free parking on premises, Pool, Hot tub, TV, Lift, Washing machine, Dryer

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sunny central apartment

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12. Sunny & Central Apartment

Enjoy the best of what Brisbane has to offer with a stay in this beautiful, sunny Airbnb right in the middle of Fortitude Valley. This Airbnb can comfortably fit four people, great if you’re travelling with the whole family! The apartment is located in FV by Peppers, a 5-star resort in Fortitude Valley with a rooftop pool and gym. Netflix is also included, so if you have come on holiday to enjoy some binging after a busy day, you’ve come to the right place!

Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
Beds: 2 beds
Bath: 1 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Pool, Hot tub, TV, Lift, Washing machine, Dryer, Air conditioning, Patio or balcony

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leafy studio in hawthorne

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13. Private, Leafy Studio in Hawthorne

This is one of the best Airbnbs in Brisbane if you prefer something more quiet and leafy. Located on the outskirts of Brisbane in the inner city oasis of Hawthorne, this is a private, self-contained studio surrounded by trees. The studio is modern and spacious, fitted out with everything you need for one or two people. The timber deck is ideal for morning coffees before heading out and hitting the town!

Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
Beds: 1 beds
Bath: 1 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Free street parking, Pets allowed, TV, Air conditioning, Private patio or balcony

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Bedroom in a Studio Apartment

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14. Private Studio

If you’re in the mood for a Brisbane getaway but don’t feel like breaking the bank, this private studio nestled between Fortitude Valley and New Farm is perfect. The studio is fully furnished, and its panelled walls will make you feel like you’re back in the 1950’s living the quaint cottage life. No thrills, simple and comfortable – what more could you want?

Sleeps: 2 guests
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1 beds
Bath: 1 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Free parking on premises, TV, Washing machine, Hair dryer, Dedicated workspace

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apartment with rooftop infinity pool

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15. Iconic City Pad

Another stunning Airbnb located in FV by Peppers in Fortitude Valley, this iconic city pad is luxury encapsulated. It is modern and light, with two bedrooms for ultra comfort. The best thing about the Airbnb is the location- right in the middle of Fortitude Valley. The Valley is known for being the ultimate hive of activity- plenty of live music, bars, and trendy restaurants. Make sure you check out the Empire Hotel during your stay!

Sleeps: 6 guests
Bedrooms: 2 bedroom
Beds: 3 beds
Bath: 2 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Free parking on premises, Pool, Hot tub, TV, Lift, Washing machine, Dryer

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apartment interior

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16. Peppers Fortitude Valley

Sleek modern design at its finest, this apartment is one of the best Airbnbs in Brisbane. Nestled in the heart of the bustling cosmopolitan entertainment precinct, Fortitude Valley, everything you need will be at your doorstep. The apartment is ideal for holiday stays and work stays, although the stunning views from the window may steal your attention while working!

Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 2 bedroom
Beds: 2 beds
Bath: 2 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Free parking on premises, Pool, Hot tub, TV, Washing machine, Dryer, Air conditioning

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house front porch

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17. A Country Oasis

More country-Esque than city-slicking, this is the perfect stay if you like retreating to a peaceful oasis after a day spent in the CBD. The Airbnb is located in Wilston, which simultaneously manages to be close enough to the city to be practical but far enough removed to feel miles away. The accommodation is also affordable, and even better, you can bring along your pooch if it’s a small one!

Sleeps: 4 guests
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom
Beds: 1 beds
Bath: 1 bathroom
Features: Wi-Fi, Free street parking, Pets allowed, TV, Washing machine, Dryer, Air conditioning, Backyard

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General FAQs

Where's the best Airbnb in Brisbane?

While there are a number of great Airbnbs in Brisbane, your best bets are the high-rise properties located in the CBD. These include the Luxe penthouse, located in South Bank, which offers access to both sides of the river

What's the best place to stay in Brisbane?

For those looking to visit Brisbane, there are a number of great places to stay, however, the best area to see everything is Fortitude Valley. The nightclub area is home to a raft of great restaurants, bars and experiences, perfect for the short-term stay.

CONTRIBUTOR

Aimee O'Keefe

Aimee O’Keefe is a Sydney-based freelance writer with a background in fashion, entertainment and technology coverage. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications at the University of Sydney and has previously worked with Universal Magazines and the Ministry of Style. She currently works as Content Writer for a leading digital marketing agency.