• Claire

Top 5 Airbnbs I've Stayed In!

Updated: Nov 4, 2018

I absolutely LOVE Airbnb. I can spend ages on the app scrolling and scheming, dreaming up my next trip. Usually a lot more affordable than hotels, I find Airbnb enables you to have a more unique and authentic experience in a destination. While I haven't used Airbnb overseas yet, I've stayed in some pretty cool Airbnbs around Australia.

(P.S If you haven't signed up for Airbnb you can use my link for $25 credit towards your first trip!)

1. Sydney Harbor Yacht

This yacht was by far the coolest Airbnb I've stayed in. The yacht is owned by the lovely Lily and Marc and moored on Sydney harbour near Taronga Zoo.

We spent the afternoon jumping off the boat and swimming in the harbour and relaxing in the hammock - they even had a stand up paddle board we could use! We cooked ourselves dinner in the yacht's kitchen and we were treated to one of the best sunsets I've ever seen.

We slept out on the deck overnight (as we all felt a bit queasy down below deck and felt better out in the fresh air) and woke up to a beautiful view over the Sydney skyline!

Since I stayed in this Airbnb, the owners have upgraded to a catamaran and it's now more expensive than when I did it. I have found other yachts on Airbnb offering a similiar experience for a more affordable price.

See this Airbnb experience featured here in my Sydney trip montage video.

2. Glamping Tent - Jeremadra NSW

We spontaneously booked to stay the night in this glamping tent during a road trip down the East Coast of Australia on our way from Thredbo to Newcastle. We had planned to drive all the way to Wollongong from Thredbo but realised it was going to be too far and needed to find a place to stay in between. The tent is situated on Bruce's property between Batemans Bay and Moruya south of Sydney in New South Wales.

It was super cosy and warm inside and had everything we needed - for only $89/night it was super affordable!

3. NYC-Style Loft - Melbourne CBD

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I stayed in this super cool Airbnb loft in Melbourne CBD last year. It was in a great location - walking distance to the city and in the Melbourne 'free tram zone'. As a bonus there was a pool, jacuzzi, gym, sauna and steam room in the complex of the apartment.

For only $129/night the loft sleeps 3 people and has free parking making it a great option for travellers on a budget!

4. Burleigh Beach Pad

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I recently stayed in this super beachy apartment in Burleigh Heads with a couple of friends.

It was in a great location - walking distance to the beach and just behind Burleigh's main shopping street. It had everything we needed, our host even left out snacks for us!

I would definitely recommend this Airbnb for anyone looking for a cosy weekend away on the Gold Coast!

5. Backyard Beach Studio - Marcoola QLD

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My first Airbnb experience was at this cute beach studio at Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast. The studio was in Jody's backyard but felt private enough. It had everything we needed and I especially LOVED the free-standing bath.

With the beach right behind the studio it was lovely falling asleep to the sound of the


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You can see blog posts on all my other exciting adventures in Australia here!