The 12 Best Airbnbs In Townsville, Australia

January 9, 2021
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Townsville, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Townsville and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Gatehouse Apartment Centrally Located, 5 Kilometres From City

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

Located in Pimlico, at only a 4-minute drive to the center of Townsville and less than 10 minutes to the airport, this Airbnb is a great choice for business travellers in town to close a deal as well as for small families who want to explore this gem of a city. Cook to your heart’s content in the kitchen or head outside to the surrounding restaurant scene; you’ll love it either way!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Gatehouse offers everything you need for your short term stay. Refresh in a wet room-style bathroom, complete with oversized bath and dual-head shower. Then tuck in to the complimentary breakfast in the cozy but well appointed air-conditioned interior. Have dinner in the beautiful tropical courtyard, which offers a large gas BBQ and loads of extra space to relax.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Great little space to unwind after a day out and about. Very clean and comfortable. Leah is a very responsive host and she will bend over backwards to make your stay a good one.” – Jacqueline
“Cozy 2 bedroom unit with open kitchen/lounge/dining area. Excellent a/c and washer and dryer available. Good internet with Netflix!” – T.M
“We had a wonderful stay at the Gatehouse. Leah was a very accommodating host, ensuring the fridge was stocked and the porta-cot was ready for our youngest to have a nap once we arrived.” – Amy
“Fantastic location, home away from home!” – David
“Great to stay here again. Well kitted out with amenities and breakfast supplies. Such a wonderful clean and compact space, would not hesitate to recommend.” – Colin

#2 On The Strand Marina – Spacious, 3 Bedrooms, Near Beach Casino

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $240 per night, airbnb.com

Three bedrooms with queen beds make this the perfect choice for a multi-couple vacation to Townsville City, especially if being right on the water is what you’re looking for. Convenient to everything Townsville has to offer, you’ll never run out of things to do or places to visit, all within walking distance.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“You will have an amazing stay in our lovely, spacious home! Everything is provided for you to relax – be it having a cool drink on the breezy balcony or a dip in the pools! If you want to venture out, you’re in an ideal location: only a few minutes’ walks to many leisure and entertainment facilities – the Strand Beach and Parklands, the Aquarium, Jupiter’s Casino and restaurants Also, within a few minutes’ walk are plenty of funky cafes, trendy bars and restaurants all with magnificent views.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Essentials | Hot water | Dryer | Iron | Beach essentials | Children’s books and toys

Guest Reviews

“Awesome location! Very short walk to “touristy” locations such as the aquarium, museum, casino, Maggie ferry etc (and gelato is close by for a nice treat as well! ).” – Chelsea & Jamie
“Great location and amenities. One of the best pools you will find especially as it is walk in.” – Brenton
“Very good location and clean house. Brandi was very helpful, even left a card with times for magnetic island ferry. Wifi was also very fast.” – Alaa
“Great location between the casino and Reef HQ. Loved walking everywhere. They had room last minute, and were able to extend our stay when we had car trouble.” – Pearl
“Very nice and comfortable. Very clean. Plenty of space to enable your own space even if a group of people are staying. And the balcony……what can I say? Awesome space, we spent barely any time inside.” – Coral

#3 Quiet, Spacious And Your Home Away From Home

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

Located in West End, this 2-bedroom apartment for 4 is the ideal stay for a small family on a budget vacation to Townsville. Explore the shops and eateries around the building or head to the famous Castletown Shopping Center for some souvenirs. The apartment itself will feel just like home with its kitchen, laundry room, dining table and nice backyard.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This two-bedroom unit gives you the best of both worlds. Spacious with a stylish interior and within a quiet neighbourhood. A short walk to local cafes and only minutes away from the CBD. It’s absolutely perfect for those wanting close proximity to the city, yet still, enjoy a quiet lifestyle in the suburbs.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Essentials | Hot water | Dryer | Iron | Free parking on premises | Single level home | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“Great place to stay. Very homey and great location! Comfy beds to!!!” – Maree
“Awesome place!!! Katrina is very friendly and accomodating” – Joel
“Our stay was most enjoyable the home away from home was sparkling clean and the many added touches gave it a special place to rest. Katrina was great with her time and very punctual with her responses.. would highly recommend this place…” – Joy
“Katrina’s place is excellent. It’s in a great location and everything was very clean, new and tidy. I’ll definitely be back.” – Kerrard
“Great location. Very clean and comfortable. Lovely personal touches. Short walk to special events shuttle at the Showgrounds” – Jock

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#4 Luxury 3-Bedroom Apartment With Pool – 10min Drive To The Strand!

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

If you want to feel like you’re staying in paradise, then book this 3-bedroom apartment for you and your big family next time you stay in Townsville. The highlight of your stay will be the shared pools and the location next to Castle, but that’ll only be the beginning! High-end furnishings and a Best Stay award in 2017 give you a hint of what to expect in this home-away-from-home.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Come and enjoy this peaceful, private, and secure position that is in a convenient location to the Strand. Enjoy the tropical settings surrounding the 3 swimming pools and undercover entertaining area. An upstairs spacious unit with 3 A/C bedrooms, 2 with built-ins and the main LOVELY a walk-in robe and ensuite. The living area and main, both open onto the patio and balcony with large outside dining table.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Iron | Essentials | Hot water | Dryer | Free parking on premises | Pool

Guest Reviews

“Amazing Stay!!! Great location!!! 5 Stars!!!” – Amanda
“This place is great for families, couples and friends that do not want to stay smack bang in town. Only a 5 min drive to town and walking distance across to the local shops. Beautiful and clean apartment all equipped with AIR CONDITIONING and FANS!!!!” – Jessie
“Modern apartment in a gated complex.” – Colin
“Comfortable, spacious and clean in a quiet residential complex.” – Michele
“Great host and really good accomodation. Definitely a must stay if in Townsville.” – Matt

#5 Strand Gem!

7 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

A bright and spotlessly clean whitewashed apartment with splashes of vibrant colours here and there is waiting for you and your group of girlfriends on the Strand! Feel the ocean breeze on your face as you dine alfresco with views of palm trees and the serenity of the best beach vibe you can find. This spacious 2-bedroom home is a place you don’t want to miss.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Spacious 152 sm air conditioned, modern apartment overlooking Cleveland Bay toward Magnetic Island. The convenient location and special views have been a highlight of their stay. Relatives of students at James Cook University have chosen our place for their stay during Orientation and Graduations. Ours is a place where you can really enjoy that holiday feeling.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Essentials | Hot water | Dryer | Iron | Children’s dinnerware | Children’s books and toys

Guest Reviews

“This apartment in The Strand is truly a gem. The location and amenities are top notch . Easy access to restaurants, beach right in the front, lots of spaces to walk around.” – Reena
“Lovely hosts, couldn’t ask for better.” – Alex
“What a view” – Wendy
“Totally as advertised, great spot in Townsville, very professionally run.” – Michael
“Geat stay, well equipped, clean and great manager and hosts” – Patrick

#6 Modern Contemporary Queenslander

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

The renovated beach house in Townsville is nestled in a quaint neighbourhood where you’ll be able to rest, unwind and leave your worries behind. With 4 bedrooms and a soothing vibe, it’s ideal for a group of retirees who want to be close to town and beach, but not right in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Stay here and make your trip to Queensland count!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Free WIFI and Netflix are supplied with this charming 4 bedrooms fully A/C colonial style home. Perfectly located in the inner-city suburb of Railway estate. This home is a gorgeous example of a completely renovated Queenslander. No expense has been spared to ensure this property has been renovated to the highest standard for your comfort and pleasure.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Ethernet connection | Hot water | Essentials | Iron | Baby bath | Bathtub

Guest Reviews

“This house was beautiful! Located in a quiet street and was very clean. We loved the design of the house.” – Kylie
“if you don't book this place you should kick yourself.” – Joshua
“Amazing house. Beautiful space and very clean. The beds are crazy comfortable. Close to restaurants at Palmer street” – Jennifer
“Great place to stay. Amazing house, perfect amenities, close to everything and really stylish, modern and sophisticated feel.” – Blake
“What a beautiful stay at this house very well set up would stay here a again family love it what a home feeling it as.” – Dunacn

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#7 Central 3-Bedroom House With Complementary Netflix And Self Check In

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $80 per night, airbnb.com

With plenty of open spaces, a backyard and all the amenities of home, this house will be your own bit of paradise in Townsville. A great location in the Currajong neighbourhood and a rock-bottom price tag make this a smart choice for families travelling to Queensland’s coast on a budget, so don’t miss the chance to book it for yourself today!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Modern affordable fully airconditioned 3 bedroom house. NBN and Netflix supplied. So central the house is a short stroll to a movie theatre 2km from the Mater hospital 5 mins drive to major shops, 10 min drive to the strand, university and hospital. There is an entertaining area with a webber Q bbq and seating for 6.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Hot water | Dryer | Pocket wifi | Iron | Essentials | Bathtub

Guest Reviews

“Excellent place to stay with good amenities” – Patrick
“Great central location, quiet neighbourhood and easy to find.” – Nicole
“We had a really great stay at Steve’s place over the course of two weeks. He was so welcoming and made what could have been a stressful time, very straight forward and easy.” – Daniel
“This place was absolutely lovely to stay in if you are looking for a nice, peaceful and very comfortable place, this is the one for you. Communicating with Steve was an absolute pleasure, very helpful and accommodating.” – Karen
“Steve’s house is in a great location, imo the best location in town because it is central to everything. The house is awesome, a good size for a family and nice friendly, safe neighbourhood. Fast internet and everything thing was provided for our stay.” – Julia

#8 Marina Views Near Breakwater Location!!

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $240 per night, airbnb.com

Savour your finest home cooked meals alfresco in the table for 8 on the balcony while you relish in the views of water from afar. This elegant 3-bedroom home will make that and much more possible while at the same time providing the perfect backdrop for a restful, re-energizing stay that’ll let you and you’re a group of friends or co-workers take on any challenge in the future.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Waking up to views that expand across the city center skyline and over the marina will be a wish granted to the new tenants of this stunning Melton Crest apartment. Open space and natural light are the overwhelming features of this property, being fully furnished all you need to do is bring your belongings and settle right in. Boasting a total area of over 190 sq. m, inner-city living has never been this comfortable or convenient.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Hot water | Dryer | Essentials | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen

#9 Relaxed Luxury With Ocean Views And Sea Breezes

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $190 per night, airbnb.com

With two bedrooms and two baths, this apartment is the perfect stay for two young couples travelling together to Townsville if staying right next to the beach is in their must-have list. Visit all of the city’s best attractions and landmarks on foot or on a bike, then come home to a hot shower, a good homemade diner and a goodnight’s sleep while the waves lull you to sleep.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Relax in this 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms luxurious modern apartment overlooking the strand with ocean views from one of the largest balconies in Townsville. Free wifi (Telstra), ducted air-conditioning and fans throughout this fully self-contained apartment is walking distance to all that the strand has to offer. There are a resort-style pool, bbq area and gym on-site and free secure undercover parking for 2 cars and a lift for easy access.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Iron | Essentials | Hot water | Dryer | Free parking on premises | Gym | Pool

Guest Reviews

“Derek and Jill's place is perfectly located on The Strand! It was clean and tidy and has everything you need for your stay. Will definitely be staying there again!” – Kayley
“Fantastic apartment in a beautiful location. Great spot on the strand with heaps of activities to do for the kids within walking distance. Great food in the restaurant downstairs.” – Alan
“This is an amazing apartment. Would give 6 stars for location if possible. It has everything you need for a great holiday.” – Delia
“LOVED this place. There is nothing more to say, but… PERFECTION.” – Rose
“Just go there and experience location – location- location an amazing apartment great balcony all the amenities you could ask for well done guys” – Paul

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#10 Marina View Apartment – Walk To The Strand, Ferry

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

If you want to book a vacation stay for your elderly parents on their anniversary, this apartment is a great choice. It’s right in the middle of town so they’ll be able to explore every café, museum or shop on foot only minutes away, and if they want to visit the iconic Magnetic Island, the ferry is right across the street. They’ll thank you for life!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“You will have an amazing stay in our lovely, spacious home! Everything is provided for you to relax – be it having a cool drink on the breezy balcony or a dip in the pools! If you want to venture out, you’re in an ideal location: only a few minutes’ walks to many leisure and entertainment facilities – the Strand Beach and Parklands, the Aquarium, Museum, Jupiter’s Casino and nightclubs.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Hot water | Essentials | Iron | Dryer | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Bathtub

Guest Reviews

“Thanks, Chris and Brandi for sharing your apartment for our stay. The unit lived up and even exceeded what was advertised from great pools, proximity to the Strand, lots of space and furniture and amenities of the apartment.” – Robin
“The area has so much to offer and close to activities. The e-scooters are definitely worth a mention and a great way to see area. Magnetic Island beautiful, golf course there is also worth playing at.” – Mark
“My husband, our toddler and I stayed at Brandis place for 5 nights to visit family in Townsville. This was the second time we have stayed at this unit complex, but the first time in this 2 bedroom apartment.” – Jillian
“Quick responses, perfect location, comfortable space and stylish! The home was great and had everything you needed! Brandi was great in communication and helped where she could!” – Shayna
“Great place to stay, really nice apartments that are private and quiet. Nice grounds with a good swimming pool. Best location, literally step out of the complex onto the Strand footpath, across the road to the ferry terminal if heading to Magnetic island and a short walk to the casino.” – Craig

#11 City Fringe Queenslander – Private And With Huge Terrace!

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

Young families with two kids will find that this gorgeous house was designed and built for them. Located a little further south of downtown Townsville in a quiet and peaceful family-friendly suburb, it includes amenities like a big backyard, a big terrace with a hammock and a BBQ grill and super comfy beds. Book now and start creating everlasting memories with your loved ones.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The top floor of this Queenslander is delightful, kept very clean and sanitary! Thoroughly cleaned after each guest. The back deck is huge and is like another whole living area! This very private, clean house will give you that homely feel as soon as you arrive.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Iron | Essentials | Hot water | Room-darkening shades | High chair | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Stair gates

Guest Reviews

“Fantastic place for our employees to stay while working away. Clint was very helpful and we appreciated the fact that they took extra measures to ensure we were provided with a clean place with the current circumstances. We will be back for sure.” – Adam
“Clean neat and tidy” – John
“Nice and clean, nice and close to the cowboys new stadium. Easy check in!” – Stacey
“A lovely quiet location. Great spot to relax on the back deck. Simply appointed with very comfortable beds.” – Lenore
“Great place, would recommend, brilliant outdoor terrace” – Ben

#12 Boutique Apartments Beach Location Pets On Request

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $280 per night, airbnb.com

This quirky and colourful 2-bedroom apartment comes with a fully stocked kitchen, comfortable bedding, a nice and private balcony with an alfresco dining table plus so much more! Plus, its central location makes it the ideal base to visit all of the city’s best attractions that go from beaches and waterparks to movie theatres and more, making it a great choice for a family vacation.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Boutique Apartments Beach Location is only 20 metres from The Strand, Townsville. The beach, BBQ areas, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a fitness centre, water-park plus a variety of additional attractions are 2 minutes walk from the property. Free unlimited WiFi is available in all units. Boutique Apartments Location is within a 10-minute walk to over 50 cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | TV | Washer | Hot water | Dryer | Beach essentials | Essentials | Iron | Children’s dinnerware

Guest Reviews

“A great location for those wishing to take advantage of the beach and a walk along the Strand. Plenty of eating places close by too.” – Alan
“Great location for families. Quiet and close to the waterpark at the strand. Highly recommended” – Lucas
“The location is perfect and the apartment is very well stocked with everything you need. There was even a toothbrush and razors in the bathroom!” – Ashlea
“Really good communication from host, made the effort to accomodate our needs to store our bikes. Thanks” – James
“great location, sparkling clean and perfect communication. the apartment was super nice with good aircon and comfy beds. would definitely stay again” – Rebecca

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