Most of us have this preconceived notion that quality accommodations come with a price. It may be true for some countries but not in Australia! If you know where to look, you will find these top-rated (3.5/5 stars and above at TripAdvisor) yet budget-friendly rooms within the country:
1. The Greenhouse Backpacker
Location: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Price (1 room & 1 adult): as low as $31 (Php 1, 056) per night
What separates The Greenhouse Backpacker from other hostels is its vibrant location in the midst of the “hippie” atmosphere filled with art hubs, coffee culture, alfresco dining, and hidden laneways. Strategically located in the Flinders Lane, a heritage precinct in the heart of Melbourne, The Greenhouse Backpacker is the perfect place to take those Instagrammable shots.
The place boasts its friendly and trained staff that contributed for the awarding of the “Best Backpacker Accommodation” on various occasions by both the Tourism Victoria and Tourism Australia.
Dorm rooms are available in 4,5,6, and 8 beds system. It will surely let you meet your fellow nomads!
2. Wake Up! Sydney
Location: 509 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW Australia
Price (1 room & 1 adult): as low as $39 (Php 1, 329) per night
Rated with 4/5 stars by more than 1,000 users at TripAdvisor, Wake Up! Sydney is a huge hostel that is really close to the city’s Central train station. Much like their website, their rooms are minimalist, neat, and nice. With facilities such as WiFi accessibility, TV lounge, side bar, cafe, laundry room, and travel desk, it will surely put good value to your money.
1 dorm room with 10 people will cost you about $39 (Php 1, 329) while a private room for 2 adults will cost you about $99 (Php 3, 374) per night.
3. Baileys Serviced Apartments
Location: 3 Bennett Street, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
Price (1 room & 1 adult): as low as $163 (Php 5,555) per night
Baileys Serviced Apartments has a “Certificate of Excellence” near its name as it is rated with 4.5/5 stars by 84 users at TripAdvisor. In fact, it ranked #2 out of 56 specialty lodging in Perth. With their customer satisfactory background, you can expect their facilities to be packed. The apartment includes TV, air conditioning, balcony, kitchen and free Wifi accessibility. They also offer car parks, gymnasium, and swimming pool within the vicinity.
If you feel like exploring the area, visit the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre and the Leederville Oval.
4. Royal Hotel Randwick
Location: 2 Perouse Rd, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
Price (1 room & 1 adult): as low as $150 (Php 5, 112) per night
For those people who want to exhaust the highest ends of their budget, go for the Royal Hotel Randwick. It is an upscale take on Australia’s heritage building with a modern makeover in the palette of cream, brown, and grey. Its location is a great compromise if you are torn between staying near the beach or the city as it is about 15 minutes away from the Coogee Beach.
A single room that can occupy 1 adult and 1 child costs about $150 per night. It is complete with the essential facilities such as free WiFi accessibilities, telephone, air conditioner, hairdryer, and heater.
5. Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel
Location: 34 Cricket Street, Brisbane City, Brisbane, Australia
Price (1 room & 1 adult): as low as $25.50 (Php 868) per night
Aussie Way Backpackers Hostel was originally a colonial home that was built in circa 1872. It is probably the most humble and simplest accommodation in this list. Although it is away from the city life, it is only a few minutes walk from the Transit Centre and Brisbane CBD.
They offer 4-bed dormitories, single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and a 5-bed family room to suit everyone’s needs. To feed your curiosity, they are rated with 4/5 stars at TripAdvisor.
Stretch every peso or dollar you have by staying at a place that has cozy beds, friendly staff, and good service!