The largest city in Western Australia, Perth has lots to offer on top of epic surfing and the warmth of the Indian Ocean! Much quieter than Sydney and Melbourne, this remote city has plenty going for it. Aussies and foreigners alike come to make the most of exciting food, drink, and art scenes.
Now that you’ve decided on visiting Perth, the next step is deciding where to stay. An Airbnb in Perth is a great way to keep your costs down while exploring this exciting city. Vacation rentals in Perth come in all shapes and sizes, from private rooms to villas. There’s even a train in there!
In this post, I’ll show you the best Airbnbs in Perth. With everything from budget pads for solo travellers to huge villas for family gatherings, there’s a Perth property for you. Not only that, but I’ll also show you the top experiences you can have in this Western Australia city. Let’s check it out!
Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Perth
Private Studio in Central Perth
- Price > $$
- Capacity > 4 Guests
- Why we like it? > Awesome Location
- Awesome Features > Complimentary Coffee
Poolside Room in Noranda
- Price > $
- Capacity > 2 Guests
- Why we like it? > Swimming Pool
- Awesome Features > Access to rest of home
Boutique Studio CBD Apartment
- Price > $$
- Capacity > 2 Guests
- Why we like it? > Queen Bed
- Awesome Features > Fully equipped kitchen
East Perth Two Bedroom Apartment
- Price > $$$
- Capacity > 6 Guests
- Why we like it? > Fully equipped kitchen
- Awesome Features > Big Balcony
Modern Home w/ Beautiful Pool
- Price > $$$
- Capacity > 8 Guests
- Why we like it? > Gorgeous pool
- Awesome Features > BBQ
What to Expect from Airbnbs in Perth
With a whole range of quirky and unusual Perth Airbnb rentals, you can forget about a hostel or hotel in Perth. With high-rise studios and views of the skyline, entire townhouses with space for a big group, or cheap and cheerful private rooms you can use as a base, you really are spoiled for choice – whatever your style and budget!
What you can expect from your property depends on how much you want to spend, where in Perth you’re staying and how much space you want. Hosts are usually locals and will be able to give you recommendations on what to do in and around the city.
There are very few properties without Wi-Fi, so you’ll be able to stay in touch with your host (friends and family too) throughout your stay.
One of the most popular options for Airbnbs in Perth, an entire flat is a true home away from home. Unlike a private room, you’re not just restricted to a bedroom, and you can expect extras such as a fully equipped kitchen. Great if you want to save your money by cooking your own meals!
Flats are available all over Perth city; they’re the best option if you’re staying in the CBD. For that reason, they’re popular with solo and business travellers. Perth CBD flats can be pricier than other districts, but you’re paying for the convenience of having everything on your doorstep.
It’s possible to find anything from a one bedroom apartment or studio apartment up to a four or five bedroom apartment.
And in some flats, you’re paying extra for that stunning skyline view!
If you’re looking more towards the suburbs of Perth, you might be able to snag a full house to yourself, and it won’t cost you that much more than a Perth CBD flat.
Houses come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, so on my list, you’ll find a couple of wonderful honeymoon pads. However, some have space for more guests, so they’re good spots for family gatherings and groups of friends to meet up.
Houses will normally come with a fully equipped bedroom and an outside space. Whether that’s a yard or a garden depends on the area. The best areas to look for houses in Perth are Mount Lawley, Subiaco, and Osborne Park.
House not big enough for you? Okay then, how about a villa?! This is a great way to host a family gathering or big party during your stay in Perth. You’ll have to cast your net a little wider though – and don’t expect anything in the CBD. Instead, cast your eyes out towards Freemantle, Scarborough, and the base of Kalamunda National Park.
While villas may seem more expensive at first glance, remember that you can fit more people into a villa, which means you can split the cost more ways. Sometimes they don’t work out any more expensive than flats or houses.
Why Stay in an Airbnb
There are so many reasons to stay in an Airbnb. Rather than list them all, here are my top five.
- Local Experience: Get the low down on the best things to do and see in Perth from your host. Guaranteed their recommendations won’t be in the guide book!
- Unique Properties: Airbnbs have so much more character in their holiday rentals than the equivalent hotel or hostel. While I’m on that subject…
- Affordability: They’re cheaper too. The more rooms you book in a hotel, the higher the price will go. And there’s no contest when it comes to quality! This comes especially handy if you’re backpacking Perth on a budget.
- Staying Long-Term: You’ll see on this list that long term vacation rentals can often be negotiated for a cheaper rate. Great for digital nomads or working holidayers!
- Airbnb Experiences: It’s not just where to stay. Airbnb offers awesome experiences, too. Later on, I’ll show you five of the best Airbnb experiences in Perth!
The 15 Top Airbnbs in Perth
Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for. Here are 15 of the best Airbnbs in Perth. I hope you like them!
Overall Best Value Airbnb in Perth | Private Studio in Central Perth
Let’s kick off with one of the best Perth Airbnb rentals in one of the most desirable central locations there is. This River’s End retreat is close to the Swan River, the free red CAT bus route, and all the best shops, restaurants, and attractions.
There’s space for up to four guests, but it’s probably slightly better suited to a couple, as one of the beds is a small sofa bed. You’ll be treated to complimentary coffee, and there’s a bathtub where you can rest your aching muscles after a long day of exploring Perth!
Best Budget Airbnb in Perth | Poolside Room in Noranda
Looking for a cheap Perth Airbnb? An entire rental unit or house might be a little out of your price range, but when you find this lovely private room, you won’t mind one jot.
Usually, in such an inexpensive property, you’d expect a bed, Wi-Fi (if you’re lucky) and a friendly host. Well, that’s not the case here. You’re welcome to use the swimming pool and chill out in the BBQ area, patio, and gardens of the house.
It may not have private access but it does have a private living space and free parking!
Budget Tip: Dorms in Perth start from $10USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!
Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travellers | Self Contained Apartment in Quiet Neighborhood
Travelling solo? You’ll want low costs but a chance to meet locals, right? This cute and spacious studio apartment in the sophisticated neighborhood of Subiaco in West Perth is just a short walk to many great bars and restaurants.
With a spacious double bedroom, a private living space and a gorgeous terrace that is accessible through large double windows, this is just a place that keeps on giving. And there’s lots of natural light, too!
With free parking on the premises, you can hire a car and explore all there is to see in Perth, from the Swan Valley Wine Region to the rolling hills of the Avon Valley National Park.
Best Short Term Rental for Couples | Boutique Studio CBD Apartment
Right in the heart of the CBD and just five minutes from the Swan River, you’ll find this gorgeous Perth Airbnb. There’s a queen-sized bed so you can both be assured of a good night’s sleep… and whatever else a couple might use a bed for!
If you don’t want to take advantage of the many restaurants and cafes on your doorstep, whip up a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchenette. This would be the ideal place to stay for a weekend in Perth.
Best Airbnb in Perth for Families | East Perth Two Bedroom Apartment
This enormous and stylish apartment is suitable for families of any age. There are two bedrooms – one with a queen and another with singles.
There’s also a sofa bed for a bigger group! It can be expensive for so many people to eat out together, so it’s a good job there’s a fully equipped kitchen here where you can prepare everyone’s favourite dish. There’s also a huge balcony and a pool – both great for chilling out and cooling off.
Over-the-Top Luxury Airbnb in Perth | Modern Home w/ Beautiful Pool
For those who are travelling to Perth with impossibly deep pockets (or a big overdraft), check out this incredible house in Rivervale.
Alright, it might not be in the city centre, but it’s only a short drive away! Here you have Kalamunda National Park just around the corner and it’s within walking distance of a skate park and playgrounds if you’re travelling with kids.
Oh, and you can chill out in the gorgeous garden and pool – while you enjoy a BBQ that you’ve made in on the outdoor grill.
Best Entire Flat in Perth | 5 Star Luxe Exec
Best House in Perth | Tudor Lodge Heritage Cottage
One of the most eye-catching properties in Perth, I reckon this one will find its way onto your Instagram feed. The unique apartment is in Mount Lawley, one of the coolest areas in town, and it’s another great spot for couples.
Enjoy the little sun trap of a patio with your morning coffee and smell the roses in the air. It’s even pet friendly, so if you’re travelling with your dog or cat, this place should be bumped right up to the top of your list!
Perfect Airbnb for Digital Nomads | River Front Mansion
Another unique Airbnb in Perth and it’s perfect for digital nomads. As well as super-fast Wi-Fi and a laptop-friendly workspace, you’ve got breakfast included in the price.
So, no need to waste valuable time you could spend working looking for a nearby cafe. Kayaks and bikes are complimentary, so hit up the beautiful Swan River!
Most Unique Airbnb in Perth | Rural Mountainview Cottage
When you think about where to stay on vacation, a cottage with views should be at the top of your priority list! This gorgeous cottage has a huge outdoor balcony/terrace with insane views of the rolling hills. And what’s better? You can enjoy a freshly made pizza from the pizza oven and dine al fresco. In the winter, head inside and sit around the cosy fireplace.
What’s more, is that inside there are three spacious bedrooms each with a queen or king size bed, and a modern kitchen with huge windows to see the hills from. Whether you’re inside or outside this house, you’ll find it to be a cosy escape from city life.
Best Airbnb Plus in Perth | Modern Riverside Apartment
Airbnb Plus just has that little X factor that makes it even more standout and unique than other properties. And this plant-filled riverside apartment certainly fits into that box! With room for five guests, it’s a great spot for friends or family.
And it doesn’t work out that pricey if you’re able to split it between five people! However, you’ll all have to fight over who gets the best spot in the house – the patio’s hanging chair.
Stunning Airbnb for Honeymooners in Perth | Gables on the Park
If you’re travelling to Perth on your honeymoon, you’re going to need somewhere truly special. That’s what I’ve found for you with this luxury townhouse in Mt Lawley.
You’ll share a backyard with your hosts who have the property, and you’re welcome to chill out on the lawn or at the table. If you’d prefer to stay inside, you’ll have a king bed and a beautiful kitchen/dining room area where you can enjoy a romantic feast together.
Best Airbnb in Perth for a Group of Friends | Heritage Home in Heart of City
My final Perth Airbnb on the list is perfect for a group of friends. The townhouse is actually part of the iconic Salvation building, right in the CBD. It’s got heaps of character – from the double french doors to the cool furnishings and art.
Your friendly and helpful host knows everything there is to know about Perth, and he’ll be happy to share that with you.
Best Villa in Perth | Nice House, Walking Distance to the City
If you can find 14 people, this villa actually works out as one of the cheapest Airbnbs in Perth. However, if you’re not on vacation with your entire extended family, it still won’t break the bank.
There are six, that’s right six, queen beds here, and the fully equipped kitchen has enough pots and pans for you to feed everyone. Enjoy a board game or cards around the coffee table/breakfast bar or take in a move on the TV. The choice is yours!
It might be a little way out of the city centre, but it’s still within walking distance.
Best Short-Term Vacation Rental Airbnb | Northbridge Apartment
Looking to spend longer in Perth? This might just be the place for you. If you’re looking for a job for your working holiday visa or you’re a digital nomad wanting a solid base for a month or longer, this place is already cheap enough before you consider any discount for a long term stay.
And it’s not just a bed, desk and chair either; you’ll have your own pool and a washing machine. No need for trips to the launderette!
Top 5 Experiences in Perth
If you want to see more of Perth but don’t want it to feel artificial, an Airbnb experience might just be what you’re looking for. With everything from hikes and outdoor activities to cooking classes and walking tours, there’s something to suit every type of traveller. Here are five of the best!
- 90 minutes
- Up to 6 people
Perth is well known for its beaches. If you ever feel like the city is too overwhelming for you, you will find relaxation on the coast. For a totally chilled atmosphere, consider taking a yoga class on the beach. You can learn to rest, relax and rejuvenate as you practice Yin Yoga. This is a kind of meditation that creates length and space in your body for inner healing. Let the natural landscape be your muse as you learn to unwind at this scenic ocean landscape.
- 6 hours
- Up to 10 people
On this epic craft beer tour, you’ll venture just 30 minutes by car outside of Perth’s CBD district and into the relaxing Swan Valley. This gorgeous area is the best place to find and try craft beers. On the tour, you’ll try tasting paddles at three of the best microbreweries in Swan Valley, followed by a delicious pub meal lunch. With an experienced, local guide, you’ll learn all about the history and technicality behind Perth’s craft beer scene.
- 2.5 hours
- Up to 10 people
There is no better way to see a city than to walk around it and take it all in. The only thing that can be better, is with a local guide. As you walk around the fantastic city, your expert guide will reveal the history, architecture, street art, where to find the best nightlife and more! You’ll uncover hidden gems and see heritage buildings, gardens and riverside precincts. As well as this, your guide will give you insider tips for visiting Perth.
- $160 AUD/person
- 7 hours
- Up to 10 Guests
Many tourists put Swan Valley on their Perth itinerary. However, what’s the point of going to wineries if you can’t drink? Ditch the rental car and enjoy this tour from town instead. Not only will you sample some of the finest wines the valley has to offer, but you’ll also stop off for lunch with one of the best chefs in the area.
- 2 hours
- Up to 1 Guest
Ever wanted to whizz around in a sports car but don’t have the funds to buy your own? Well, allow a professional driver to take you around Perth in a gorgeous Porche G3! Not only will you get to be driven around town, but your driver will also take you around the scenic backroads in the countryside, where you can really feel the power of the engine. Put the pedal to the medal and buckle up, you’re about to feel some serious G-force.
FAQs About Airbnbs in Perth
Here’s what people usually ask me about vacation rentals in Perth.
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Final Thoughts on Perth’s Airbnbs
Now that you’ve seen the best Airbnbs in Perth, you’ll probably feel more confident in booking your trip. Do you want a private room where you can crash and spend as little as possible? Perhaps you’d like a warm and cosy home away from home? All that is possible with Airbnb.
If you’re still struggling to decide where to stay in Perth, I’d recommend going with my top choice. The best value place to stay is Private Studio in Central Perth. In the heart of the CBD, you won’t find better value for money in such a convenient location!
Don’t forget to try an Airbnb experience while you’re at it. Especially if you only have a few days in Perth, you got to use your time wisely.
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