Budget Accommodation in Australia

visit several establishments before making your choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. Some hostels leave much to be desired cleanliness and comfort, others can be noisy (there are sometimes music bars and even nightclubs): then ask for a room on the highest floors or remote living spaces.

Good alternative for couples wanting more privacy: book a double room, rather than a bed in dormitory. The price is quite high, but often lower than that of a hotel, and we take advantage of all the services available.

Finally, watch the free BBQ, pizza night or happy dinner evenings at your hostel A good plan to eat cheap or free!

Camping and caravanning

With its sunny climate and variety of exceptional sites, the East and Red Center of Australia are the ideal playground for travelers traveling by car, van or motorcycle. Wide choice of campsites ( caravan park, camp park or campsite ) to pitch your tent, park your motorhome (between 10 and 30 $ per night) or rent bungalows ( cabins ) with all the modern comforts (between 50 and 170 $ the night).

Most parks have outdoor barbecues , toilets and showers, swimming pool, electricity connection …

There are also free camping and caravanning areas ( free camp or rest area ) outside the cities, often with toilets and sometimes even with showers and barbecues.

Possibility to stay several nights. Drinking water distribution points are rarer (think of cans or water reserves!). Warning: these areas are often full in high season in the most tourist areas … Always plan a fallback, especially if you arrive in the evening!

List of areas to be found at tourist information centers or in the Camps Australia Wide guide .
Also on the mobile application Wikicamps , paid, but quickly profitable and probably the most complete with nearly 10,000 references!

Bed & Breakfast

There are some everywhere on the east coast . Bungalows on the beach, old farmhouses, cottages, homestays … You’ll be spoiled for choice! Provided however to put the price, especially in high season (between $ 100 and $ 300 per night). As the name suggests, breakfast is included.

The tourist information centers can provide you with a list of Bed & Breakfasts in the area.

Accommodation and hotels Australia

No difficulty to find the type of accommodation that suits you: there is something for every taste and every budget. From the standard hotel to the free camping through the hostels or homestays.

In Sydney, Melbourne and along the Great Barrier Reef, however, make reservations during the high season . At this time, camping areas and youth hostels can quickly be stormed!

Youth hostels ( backpackers )

A solution of choice for budget travelers. Present in almost all cities, backpackers offer excellent value for money (between $ 20 and $ 40 per night in a dormitory of 4 to 16 beds and between $ 60 and $ 120 per person in a double room with private bathroom or not) .

There is usually a common area where you can cook and store your food, a TV lounge, a laundrette, computers and wifi (sometimes paying) … Bathroom and sanitary facilities most of the time. Sheets and pillowcases are often provided and some inns offer breakfast (coffee, tea, bread, jams).

The dormitories can be mixed (but we warn you before).

No age limit to stay. If you like your comfort and privacy, go your way. Because here you will share everything … with everyone!

But the backpacker remains a great vector for meetings and exchanges with travelers and locals (many Australian students live in hostels). This is also where you can share your good plans and maybe get to know your fellow travelers.

Keep an eye on the small ads in each backpacker and feel free to drop your own for a job search, buy or sell a car …

Some hostels are affiliated with the YHA International Network. If you have a membership card (which costs $ 25 for 1 year), you will be entitled to reductions on your nights (10% on average).