Budget accommodation in Australia
Budget accommodation in Australia is available
everywhere, from cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to
more remote locations like Cape Tribulation, Fraser Island, Alice Springs
Backpackers hostels are no longer basic places to stay these days, many
are like resorts and have bars, restaurants and swimming pools and are
a far cry from the old style YHA hostels with cleaning duties.
Australia has quite a few budget resorts and it is often hard to say
what is a backpackers hostel and what is a resort, most importantly;
lots of budget accommodation for you to choose from!
Budget accommodation and backpackers hostels in Australia
HostelBookers has hostels, motels, hotels, B&Bs and apartments.
What's the quickest and easiest way to find budget accommodation
You can of course Google for budget accommodation but you
spend a long time surfing through different websites, which are all designed
differently and often for good looks, and it can take considerable time
to find out the practical basic information of what the room prices are,
what the facilities are, what the location is, and what previous customers
thought of the place.
Whenever we travel anywhere we use a comparison website that shows you
all the choices available, together with prices, location maps, and guest
reviews, laid out right next to eachother, so it is easy to compare and
make a choice.
The first one we would like to introduce to you is Hostelbookers.com.
DON'T THINK THEY ONLY HAVE HOSTELS !
Especially in the bigger cities they have everything from B&B to hotels
to motels. The search features on the site make finding your ideal budget
accommodation a breeze, after choosing your city and dates you will be
presented with a page like below, and then you can refine your search
by using a slider to set your price, and choose from accommodation types
such as hostels, motels, hotels, apartments and even campsites!
Hostelbookers charges no extra booking fees, all you pay at the time of
booking is a 10% deposit and the balance on arrival.
Hostelbookers gives annual awards to the best hostels, and
Australia is well represented with good value hostels. click here to see
Choose your city and book your bed in minutes with Hostelbookers.com
! No extra booking fees!
This is an example of how user-friendly
Hostelbookers is with all accommodation, prices and reviews laid
Cheap hotels and standby rates in Australia
to find all the best discounted rates.
Camping in Australia
Camper van hire in Australia makes great budget accommodation !
Camping is a great form of budget accommodation and Australia
is the perfect country for camping, a good climate, lots of room and spectacular
Nothing beats camping out in the bush, having a cold beer
admiring a wildly coloured outback sunset and a dinner cooked on the campfire
under the magnificent starry skies.
Ofcourse you can do it with a car and a tent but it is more
comfortable to rent a camper van so you can just pull off the road, relax
with a beer, and your bed is ready!
Campervans is an Australian owned and operated company that
specialises in organising campervan rentals in Australia but also in New
Their fully qualified team handle your reservation queries and overlook
all rentals placed. The benefit to you of having a dedicated team is that
it provides a level of professionalism, product knowledge and experience
to ensure that your rental goes smoothly, and you can enjoy your trip
without any hassles. Yes, REAL People work here!
Campervans has been built and developed with the support
and continuing assistance of the largest campervan rental companies in
both Australia and New Zealand....
By booking your campervan hire through the Discovery Campervans website,
you get to take advantage of our clever technology - showing up to date,
competitive comparitive prices - and have the security of renting with
established and leading brands in the campervan hire market.
Compare Britz, Maui, Backpacker, Kea and Apollo on one easy to use website.
Save Quotes, look at the layouts and full specifications and compare prices
and package inclusions.
See our page Campervan
hire in Australia for more useful info and links on renting
a camper or RV in Australia
Home exchange in Australia
The ultimate budget accommodation in Australia is to do
a home exchange.
Through the Home Exchange website you can meet like minded people to exchange
homes with for a few weeks or months so you have a very cheap stay in
Australia, while you have peace of mind that an Aussie is looking after
Accommodation for Tourists in Australia
If you travel to Australia, you are going to encounter distinctive sights
sure to endure in your memory for the remainder of your time on this Earth.
Your accommodation could take the form of a hostel, guest house, hotel,
self-catering apartment, rental property or campsite.
Coolum Beach, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast
Some areas gear themselves heavily towards tourists, with examples being
Queensland's Hamilton Island, South Australia's wine country and the Sunshine
Coast. This brings the benefit that certain activities are assured, such
as scuba diving, fitness, skiing, or just sipping cocktails beside a pool.
Accommodation may be pet-friendly or even naturist, i.e. nudist, however
this latter could be only during particular seasons.
It is possible to find accommodation that is designed for disabled people,
which will also be useful to older people.
The website, www.australiaforall.com, is dedicated entirely to accommodation
and leisure venues suitable to people with disabilities. Every facility
featured includes photographs allowing people to be sure that their requirements
are met, for example by having grab rails.
You could rent a house in Adelaide
You could rent
in Adelaide if you stay sufficiently long and possibly if your entourage
is sufficiently large. This can be accomplished through the website called
homesales, which offers more than 150,000 real estate listings and helps
thousands of potential tenants every day. This will tell you of other
for rent in South Australia or indeed anywhere else in the country.
Hotels range from two to five stars, and prices range correspondingly.
There are many small guest houses run by families, which could be miners'
cottages, historic houses, country homesteads or inner city townhouses.
The cost is low and proprietors can offer a rich seam of information.
Most hotels - 1,434, or somewhat more than one third - are in New South
Wales while the fewest - 56 - are in the Australian Capital Territory.
You could try your hand at sheep shearing.
You might stay at a farm where you will be awoken by a cock crowing every
Accommodation can be anything from what we shall call basic to positively
luxurious. You can then stay in a vast, open space offering much opportunity
for swimming, bush-walking, horse riding and fishing. Available activities
would include include mending fences, sheep shearing, managing cattle
from the back of a horse and piloting a four-wheel-drive vehicle, with
the added benefit of rusty, red sunsets.
Such accommodation sometimes boasts that it is ecologically-friendly.
Self-catering apartments could be the best option for families and large
groups wishing to stay in excess of a few days in the same place. Hotel
guests are paying for service to a considerable extent, and in the absence
of this, the price is lower.
After shelling out for a flight to Australia you could well be seeking
to save some money. When it comes to food, if you cook for yourself you
will spend less and it can make for a very welcome change from identifying
a restaurant suitable to all the people in your group. Groceries are best
obtained in the course of one visit to a supermarket and not from a number
of journeys to some corner shop. Another option is to camp in the midst
of Australia's beautiful countryside. You might erect your tent in a national
park or at one of the many well-equipped camping parks. There, you will
have access to laundry facilities, barbecue areas, electricity and hot
showers. If you see no need for camping to test your mettle, facilities
can be of five star standard. Unbiased information is available from Tourist
Accommodation Australia, which is one component of the Australian Hotels
Have you come across (or own) some Australian
or want to advertise on this page?
Then contact us!