There's a huge variety of accommodation in Australia with good options
in every price range.
Almost every hotel and hostel lifts its rates or cancels
special deals during the busy summer months. But in winter,
when things are slow, it's worth ringing around to see if
there are any bargains.
Here's the breakdown of accommodations costs:
Expensive--$70 and way up
Hotels: Chain and independent establishments with all the
creature comforts range from $70 up to $350, and higher, for international
Motels: Chain or locally owned, and ubiquitous throughout
Australia; can be had for $35-55, single or double.
Serviced Apartments: Good options for families, groups, and
long-termers. Fully equipped at a variety of prices, but usually
located in cities or resort areas.
Pub "Hotels": Older rooms with simple furnishings and shared
baths, often in renovated or once-glorious buildings--in cities
or country towns. Priced around $25-45.
Guesthouses and Bed and Breakfasts: Intimate sharing experiences
(sometimes too intimate). Can be cheap ($25) or way up there ($100).
Home and Farm Stays: Again, a wide variety, from basic down-home
to yuppy-ish pseudo-farms--$50-150 per day.
Camping and Caravanning: Figure campsites at around $8-15
per day, on-site caravans or cabins at $16-65 (prices are for two).
YHAs and Backpacker Lodges: Average $10-18 per night.
Most hotel and motel rooms have a telephone, refrigerator, tea and
coffee-making facilities, television, video, radio and private facilities.
Self-catering apartments are available in most capital cities, large
towns and resort or beach areas. For a different view of Australian
life you can stay in the home of an Australian family. Or if you
wish to sample the life of rural Australians, a Farm Stay
is an unforgettable experience.If you are travelling on a budget
there are youth hostels, backpacker hostels and caravan/camping
Youth hostels, backpackers…