Australia’s best Airbnb’s have been revealed


The winners of Airbnb’s 2023 Host Awards have been announced. Warning – looking through the list of finalists could cause the uncontrollable urge to start planning your next weekend away.

Airbnb’s host awards were designed to celebrate the hard work of hosts in Australia and New Zealand who go the extra mile, and spotlight some of the most unique and exciting stays that the platform has to offer.

Categories range from Best Design Stay, to Best Unique Stay, to Best Hosts.

Finalists were decided based on booking date from July 2022 to June 2023, and an independent judging panel selected the winners.

So, here are AirBnB’s most impressive offerings of the last year:

Best design stay

Mister Munro, Crookwell, NSW

In the small town of Crookwell, this stay honours the roots of its 130 year old building, with design inspiration drawn from UK Victorian terraces.

Whilst equipped with all the modern fixtures, the home has a distinct heritage feel about it, and is a perfect way for visitors to regional NSW to enjoy the area.

Home in Little Hartley, NSW

The little black barn is a newly built stay, two hours outside of Sydney.

Modern architectural design, space for up to eight guests and rolling views of the stunning blue mountains all included.

Home in Spring Beach, TAS

For up to eight guests on the East Coast of Tasmania, this home was originally crafted by a war veteran in the 1970s, and has since had a modern architectural update.

Rustic and cosy, this cliff top shack even comes with a hot tub.

Guesthouse in West Launceston, TAS

A modern studio that doesn’t feel disruptive to its natural surroundings, this one-bedroom is a perfect getaway for those who enjoy architectural design and reconnecting with the outdoors.

Home in Point Lookout, QLD

This stay is a perfect bite of modern coastal living, with three floors, fitting up to six guests and expansive views of the beautiful Queensland coast.

Hut in Walkerville, VIC

Five acres. Zero neighbours. Handmade Japanese-influenced loft. Need we say more?

Home in Copacabana, NSW

It was a finalist for this years AirBnB best design award, but now the architectural beach house is on the market!

With the coastal views and stunning design it is sure to be snapped up fast.

Home in Mansfield, VIC

This unique family home is designed to be off the grid, make the most of the surrounding views and protect against the harsh elements of the exposed hilltop.

In a beautiful location, this home hosts up to 7 guests.

Apartment in Rushcutters Bay, NSW

Truly tiny at 24 square metres, this Sydney apartment makes the most of what it has in this sun-soaked space.

Home in Murdunna, TAS

This home is all about providing a sustainable luxury experience and can fit up to four guests in the Tasmanian bush.

Guesthouse in Redfern, NSW

Direct lane access to a small and sustainably designed Redfern studio apartment.

Light, airy, and modern it is no wonder this tiny architecturally designed space has won awards.

Home in Chewton

In the beautiful natural surroundings of regional Victoria, this architectural experience is eco-friendly and draws on Japanese design influences

Best nature stay

The Cottage at Dunmore Farm, Molyullah, VIC

Enjoy farm life in this restored 1860s homestead in Victoria.

The rustic cottage can host up to six guests, and is located only two hours outside of Melbourne – perfect for a family getaway.

Cabin in Kanimbla, NSW

Perched on a hilltop, with a private plunge pool, and surrounded by nature that almost guarantees an up-close and personal sighting of the local kangaroos and wallabies, it is easy to see why this cabin was successful in the nature stays category.

Tiny home in Kybunga, SA

Fancy a romantic getaway?

With an outdoor bath, rain shower, and a full continental breakfast included, this tiny house in beautiful South Australia could be just the ticket.

Farm Stay in Riverlea, NSW

With rivers, hikes, and beautiful farmlands to enjoy, this rustic barn is an ideal nature stay.

Cottage in Lenswood, SA

This beautifully designed and curated cottage has beautiful views of the surrounding orchards, and is conveniently located near some of Adelaides best wineries.

Farm Stay in Greenlands, NSW

This rustic log cabin is surrounded by rolling farmlands and secluded from the outside world – a great chance to reconnect with nature.

Cabin in Lucaston, TAS

Nestled in a beautiful Tasmanian apple farm, this cabin has expansive views of hillside sunrises and sunsets, and a hot tub where you can take in the surrounding beauty.

Cabin in Strahan, TAS

This bayside stay sits amongst neighbouring historic miners shacks, and was recently restored using up cycled materials.

Home in Yarragon South, VIC

This stylish Gippsland home offers guests the chance to indulge in sweeping views, surrounding bush walks, and even a provided breakfast basket!

Cabin in Tintenbar, NSW

A rustic studio that fits up to two guests, this cabin is surrounding by rolling paddocks populated by grazing cattle.

Tent in Boro, NSW

One of AirBnB’s more unique experiences, this stay offers guests the chance to enjoy an all-inclusive outdoor cinema and glamping experience.

Cottage in Nannup, WA

This restored workers cottage was originally a bootmaker’s shop.

The surrounding areas have rivers, forests and the best of small town living – with shops and cafes for guests to enjoy.

Host of the year winner

Veronica + Colin, Conondale, QLD

At this Queensland farm stay, AirBnB’s best hosts add personal touches and little treats for guests to enjoy, to ensure the experience feels as luxurious as possible.

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