If you’ve got friends or family coming from out of state, a quirky way to experience a different side of the capital and get a real sense of the Canberra lifestyle is to bypass the hotels and live in the comfort of a real Canberra home! Here are some of our city’s best Airbnb offerings.

Top-floor apartment in Barton

Sleeps 4

5 ★

$197 per night


The modern and spacious top-floor apartment is in a great location close to all the national institutions, galleries, museums, parks and restaurants. Minutes from the city centre, airport, train and bus stations, it is an ideal modern place to stay for couples, families and business travellers.

Classic Deakin home

Sleeps 12

4.5 ★

$560 per night


This expansive stately home is located in ‘Old Deakin’ – one of the original suburbs of Canberra. Nestled in established gardens, it is within easy walking distance of the Parliamentary Triangle and the restaurants and cafes of Manuka and the Kingston Foreshore. With five bedrooms and a pool, this house is perfect for a large group.

Arts precinct sub-penthouse

Sleeps 4

5 ★

$349 per night


Linden Apartment is a spacious 15th-floor sub-penthouse apartment situated in the middle of the beautiful NewActon Arts and Culture precinct. This space features amazing views over Lake Burley Griffin and is located a stone’s throw away from the city’s best restaurants, cafes, bars and entertainment.

Lakefront Kingston apartment

Sleeps 4

5 ★

$200 per night


This clean, modern and comfortable two-bedroom apartment is located on the exclusive and vibrant Kingston Foreshore, with restaurants, cafes and bars at your doorstep. The central location makes it perfect for tourists or business people – a great accommodation choice for those looking for resort-style living.

Ainslie art house

Sleeps 7

5 ★

$236 per night


This light and airy heritage house has spacious and comfortable living areas and room for the whole family to enjoy. It is located opposite a lovely leafy park and within walking distance to Braddon and the city, where you can find great cafés, bars and shopping.

Bustling Braddon apartment

Sleeps 4

5 ★

$135 per night



This modern, two-storey New York-style apartment is perfectly located on the bustling, vibrant Lonsdale Street. You won’t even need to leave Braddon with the endless list of things to do (and eat!) It’s a short walk to the centre of Canberra’s CBD and smack bang in the middle of the city’s most trendy street.

Modern city apartment

Sleeps 2

Great reviews

$225 per night


This fully furnished executive apartment has a balcony, queen bed, fully equipped kitchen and spacious living room. The stylish new apartment building is located across the road the from the Canberra Centre retail destination and 500 metres from iconic Lake Burleigh Griffin. There’s also an onsite gym and outdoor pool and spa!