Location Guide: Cheap Accommodation, Brisbane

Posted by Jeremy Storer on March 20, 2012

While it is possible to get last minute deals on quality cheap accomodation in Brisbane’s CBD- there are usually plenty of people vying for the same great deals and it is possible to miss out on accommodation in Brisbane altogether if you leave your planning too late.

While central CBD and Southbank accommodation offers the convenience of being close to attractions such as the Brisbane River, Southbank Parklands, the “Gabba” and Storey Bridge- staying in the CBD and paying exorbitant amounts is not essential. Simply knowing a little bit about Brisbane’s inner city suburbs and public transport system can save you bucket loads and may even allow you to discover parts of this great city few people know exist!

Our top inner city locations, only minutes to the CBD’s attractions by public transport, with local restaurants and great facilities include:

West End
New Farm
Spring Hill
Fortitude Valley

Key Travel Times for Cheap Accommodation in Brisbane
Planning a cheap stay in Brisbane is certainly possible if you can avoid peak travel times. If possible, try to avoid:

School Holidays and Public Holidays- Especially so in the summer and winter months when the appeal of sun, surf and sand attracts many visitors to QLD!
Major international events
Major sporting events- local and international
Major festivals and events

Of course, some of these events may be the very reason you are visiting Brisbane, but don’t despair- simply check out your accommodation options from our inner city list above or consider a suburban stay below to save some money.
Cheap Accomodation- Brisbane’s outer suburbs and rural destinations
With a comprehensive train and bus network as well as an abundance of taxi’s and the opportunity to hire a car, there is absolutely no reason to limit yourself to Brisbane’s CBD accommodation. There are plenty of suburbs in and around Brisbane that have great atmosphere and offer a great holiday opportunity. Consider accommodation in the following suburbs to save a little money on your next trip to Brisbane:


Alternatively, why not opt for a costal village getaway just outside of Brisbane or venture into the countryside for greener pastures and a totally relaxed break. Many villages and towns are a short drive from the CBD making them the perfect place for a little R &R combined with some serious sightseeing! There are plenty of accommodation options including hotels, motels and B&B’s that offer stunning surrounds, exquisite accommodation and great service. Our recommendations are as follows:

Coastal Villages:


Country Escapes:

Tambourine Mountain

Must See Attractions in Brisbane:
See what Brisbane and it’s surrounding suburbs, villages and towns are all about and be sure to check out the following visitor attractions when you visit:

Southbank Parklands
Cruise the Brisbane River
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Museum of Brisbane
The “Gabba”
Cruise to Morton Island
Coastal villages
Australia Zoo
Tambourine National Park
Fortitude Valley Shopping