These Airbnbs Were Just Voted Best In Australia, So Bookmark Them for Your Next Trip

A good host can make or break an Airbnb overnight or experience so when considering what to book, it’s important to read the reviews. Airbnb has now made it that much easier for us by creating an annual Airbnb Host Awards that honours its top hosts and, at the same time, gives us a great list of places we should next stay (and one experience to do) — when restrictions ease, that is.

Categories included Best Unique Stay, Best Designed Stay and Best Nature Stay with winner properties and hosts ranging from a 1920s converted steam train to a country-style townhouse.

Winning hosts were selected based on extensive Airbnb data, guest scores and reviews and a panel of judges that included Australia and New Zealand Airbnb Country Manager, Susan Wheeldon and Superhost Sarah Huang (Yang-Fen), who also sits on Airbnb’s global Host Advisory Board.

“I was blown away by the finalists included in this year’s Airbnb Host Awards and the task of choosing a winner was incredibly difficult. It is clear these Hosts put a lot of love and effort into their listings and it certainly pays off,” Ms Huang said.

“The dedication to ensuring a seamless and memorable experience for all guests is incredibly special to see across all of the categories.”

So, without further ado, drumroll, please, the winners of the inaugural 2023 Airbnb Host Awards are…

Host of the Year

Veronica and Colin Eastmure, Conondale, QLD

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Best Designed Stay

Mister Munro, Crookwell, NSW

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Best Unique Stay

Steam: Renovated 1920s Carriage, Forrest, VIC

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Best Nature Stay

The Cottage at Dunmore Farm, Molyullah, VIC

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Best New Host

Sarah Abbott, Fremantle, WA

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Best Room Host

Skye Lanser, Forest Lodge, NSW

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