Five best Airbnb Launceston stays for a northern Tasmanian trip

From forest retreats on the fringes of town to heritage- listed buildings in the heart of the city, these are the best Airbnbs Launceston has to offer.
Romantic getaway in Launceston, Tasmania - Jaclyn Studio's outdoor hot tub in Legana, Launceston

Jaclyn Studio cottage's outdoor hot tub and fire pit in Legana, Launceston.

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Rugged mountainous landscapes, winding Tamar River views, scenic trails and cosy Airbnb Launceston stays make Launceston a true Tasmanian gem. Launceston is the largest city in northern Tasmania and the third oldest in Australia, effortlessly blending historic structures and modern architecture — all surrounded by stunning scenery.

While a destination in its own right, Launceston also makes for a great place to stay when exploring northern Tasmania’s abundant natural beauty, top cool-climate wineries and outdoor adventures such as treetop zip lining and luxurious lunch cruises at Batman Bridge.

With so much to explore in and around Launceston, you’ll undoubtedly want to book a top-tier place to stay. From a Launceston Airbnb that’s a cedar studio with a private sauna to a forest cabin retreat on the city fringes, these chic stays are the perfect crash pads for exploring this stunning pocket of Tasmania.

Here’s our pick of the best Airbnbs in Launceston, Tasmania.

Airbnb Launceston, Maverick House: a charming Airbnb stay in West Launceston

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Maverick House, West Launceston

from $285 per night at Airbnb

Best for: sweeping city vistas

Maverick House is a spacious, three-bedroom Edwardian home set high on West Launceston hill. With sprawling views of the city, mountains, and harbour, you can make the most of everything Launceston has to offer from this gorgeous historic home away from home. Just a 15-minute walk from the Launceston city centre and a 20-minute walk to Cataract Gorge, you’re in a prime location for both nature and the best of Launceston’s burgeoning food scene.

Key features:

  • Sleeps four

  • Spacious, sun-lit deck

  • Views of the city

  • Indoor fireplace


Airbnb Launceston, Bennell Georgina Townhouse backyard in Launceston

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Bennell Georgian Townhouse, Launceston

from $380 per night at Airbnb

Best for: elegant group getaways

This 175-year old heritage-listed building just a stone’s throw from Launceston’s city centre will have you playing out your favourite historical fantasies. Complete with a sprawling private garden resplendent with pink and red roses and furnished with outdoor tables and chairs, it’s the ideal stay for those who prefer a group getaway that doesn’t stray too far from the city.

Key features:

  • Sleeps nine

  • Close proximity to Launceston centre

  • Large private garden with seating

  • Modern interiors

  • On-site car park


Airbnb Launceston, Birdhouse Studio exterior and views in West Launceston

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Birdhouse Studio, West Launceston

from $290 per night at Airbnb

Best for: Couples’ wilderness reteat on the city fringes

Set on a steep slope that would render most houses unbuildable, the Birdhouse Studio overlooks Launceston’s impressive skyline. Surrounded by mature trees and forest, this is the ideal location for scouting fauna, with native echidnas and wallabies known to frequent the area. It’s the Launceston Airbnb to book for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature while still being close to the city.

Key features:

  • Sleeps two

  • On-site car park

  • Fully stocked kitchen

  • Panoramic views


Airbnb Launceston, the red cedar sauna at Jaclyn Studio in Legana

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Jaclyn Studio in Legana, Launceston

from $257 per night at Airbnb

*Best for: rest and rejuvenation

Jaclyn Studio sits on a three-acre property just a few minutes walk from the main house, but exudes an atmosphere of utter seclusion. Featuring a private spa and red cedar sauna with an outdoor shower, the cosy studio is bathed in abundant natural light, and is complete with a fully equipped kitchenette for a totally self-contained stay.

Key features:

  • Sleeps four

  • Pet-friendly

  • Outdoor fire pit

  • Private sauna and spa with outdoor shower

  • Proximity to Tamar Island wetlands


Airbnb Launceston, White façade of the cottage house in Launceston.

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Cottage House in the heart of Launceston

from $350 per night at Airbnb

Best for: Cottage charm in the heart of the city

This classic vintage cottage is a stylish and sweet home away from home in the heart of Launceston. Ideally located, the cottage is close to strips of cafes and shops, directly opposite City Park. With a generous outdoor space furnished with comfortable recliners, this is the perfect space to kick back and relax, without venturing too far from the city’s creature comforts.

Key features:

  • Sleeps six

  • Location, location, location

  • Large outdoor area with seating

  • Modern amenities, including own laundry


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