The 7 Best Airbnbs in Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide is among South Australia’s most diverse locations
Adelaide is among South Australia’s most diverse locations | © Moisseyev / iStock
Molly Codyre

Between the beach, city, wine country and suburbia, there is a destination for everyone when it comes to Adelaide. Stay in an Airbnb to live like a local in one of South Australia’s most diverse destinations.

Known as Australia’s Great Wine Capital, vineyard-dotted Adelaide has a lot to offer in the way of a holiday destination. There aren’t many places where you can lounge on a white-sand beach in the morning and be sipping shiraz at a world-class winery in the afternoon. These Airbnbs will make the perfect home base, whether you want to stay close to the coast or in the centre of the city and its thriving arts scene.

1. Beautiful house in Glenelg, just minutes from the beach

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Courtesy of Victoria / Airbnb

With polished wooden floors and Turkish rugs throughout, this house truly feels like a home. If you can tear yourself away from all there is to do in the city, there is a small outdoor space where you can relax with a glass of wine and breathe in that fresh Adelaide air. It’s a 10-minute stroll from Glenelg Beach, a short trip into the city or a 30-minute drive to some of the area’s best wineries – ideal for making the most of every aspect of Adelaide.

2. Modern city centre apartment

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Courtesy of Julie and Andrew / Airbnb

Wake up to views from the city to the coast, and wind down the day with a glass of local wine on the balcony overlooking the Adelaide Hills. While it would be easy to spend your entire stay in this sleek apartment, it’s best to get out and explore the area, where you’ll find the Central Market (piled high with fresh produce for you to cook back at the flat), as well as an abundance of restaurants and cafés. Also, there are good public transport links to adventure into the wider area. Make the most of the personal touches, such as the bottle of local wine and fruit that the lovely hosts provide for all guests.

4. Luxury Huttside apartment

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Courtesy of Jarrad / Airbnb

With Rundle Park and the Adelaide Botanic Garden to its north and the vibrant East End to its west, this apartment is a great base from which to explore the heart of the city. There are many after-dark delights in the area, such as Bai Long Store (a modern Asian restaurant with an ex-Nobu chef at its helm) and Baddog (a speakeasy-style bar with a focus on high-end spirits). By day, explore the many markets, theatres and galleries that make the neighbourhood Adelaide’s cultural hub. The apartment itself, with sleek, orange-tinged interiors, comfortably sleeps four people, and the well-equipped kitchen makes prepping meals easy.

5. Sub-penthouse in the suburbs

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Courtesy of Vicky / Airbnb

A stunning balcony runs the length of this apartment, which also comes with a large pool, a gym and views over the city. It’s worth venturing out, however, to explore pretty Walkerville, which is within easy reach of the city but still has a quaint village vibe. Take the River Torrens Linear Park Trail into Adelaide, or hire a red vintage-style bike from reception and take a picturesque ride around its best spots. The building’s in-house café is the perfect place to start your day with coffee or a bite to eat.

6. Sussex Street studio

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Courtesy of Trudy / Airbnb

This studio has all the perks of a hotel room, with the added benefits of an outside courtyard space and ample cooking facilities. Surrounded by palm trees, this Airbnb feels like it’s in a tropical oasis, not the middle of busy Adelaide. With great transport links, staying here puts you within two minutes of buses and a 20-minute walk from the city centre.

7. Two-bedroom townhouse in Prospect

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Courtesy of Andrew / Airbnb

If you’re after an Airbnb with a little bit more, then this place is the one for you. Part of a motel complex, this greenery-shrouded townhouse is serviced and benefits from communal facilities such as a pool, spa and 24-hour reception. Located 5km (3mi) north of the main city centre, with a bus stop five minutes from the front door, and with all the modern conveniences (including a full kitchen), this apartment is ideal for a family or group of friends wanting to explore Adelaide while taking advantage of the peace of the city fringe.

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