7 of the best cheap accommodation options in Brisbane

Planning a quick getaway to Brisbane, but struggling to match your expense spreadsheet with the dwindling funds in your bank account? Well, we’re here to tell you that you can live the champagne life on a craft beer budget, all you need to do is book one of our favorite options for cheap accommodation in Brisbane. From budget Brisbane hotels to budget Airbnbs that won’t require you to chat awkwardly with an unexpected housemate, these are the best cheap hotels and staycations in Brisbane.

Cheap hotels in Brisbane


City of Brisbane

Ok first of all, if you need to be in the heart of the action in town, Selina is for you. Conveniently tucked away in King George Square, Selina comes in at $150 a night. You have heaps of room options like hostel-like shared dorms or deluxe queen rooms with all the essentials. There is a co-working space downstairs, an on-site restaurant, and 24-hour reception and security. You can book in here.


spring hill

Just around the corner from the bustle of the valley you will find Kennigo. At first glance, you might grab your credit card because the lobby of this place is aesthetic AF, but fear not because a queen room with all the trimmings will only cost you $250. There is a full gym, free unlimited wifi and an espresso bar on site. The convenience of this location is truly unbeatable, book now here to discover for yourself.

Limes Hotel

valley of strength

Cool name, even cooler place to stay, Limes Hotel in the valley is your next cheap stay in Brisbane. Small but modern rooms and a masterful design give this hotel a Vogue-ish feel minus the high price tag. Climb to the lush rooftop to discover two rooftop plunge pools and the perfect spot for a few bevs before heading out, which you can score from the rooftop bar. Before that, be sure to take advantage of your free minibar. A little dusty the next day? You’re in luck because your room houses a high-end Nespresso machine and a boutique selection of T2 teas. King rooms in Limes cost as little as $207 a night, which is honestly hard to believe. To book here.

The Johnson

spring hill

Need a little space to stretch out? The Johnson is your budget accommodation choice in Brisbane. Perched on Spring Hill, the rooms are not only luxurious but huge, and you can even get one with a deep and opulent soaking tub. There’s an outdoor pool, fully equipped gym, and sun deck, all for as low as $189. Yes, we are very happy with ourselves to have found this one. To book here to live the hype.

Capri by Fraser

City of Brisbane

Schmick interiors combined with coffee machines in every room and even a delicious restaurant to enjoy wine and dine at the end of the day – Capri By Fraser right in the city center oozes straight business travel boujee. Price at Capri by Fraser get as low as $195, which is definitely the most affordable on our list. Book here.

Cheap Airbnbs in Brisbane

Billy’s Beautiful Backyard Cottage

new family

This little house is not your usual place to stay. Beautifully landscaped gardens surround the self-catering property Billy’s Beautiful Backyard Cottage, resulting in a secluded setting with lots of country charm, very unexpected for the city center. Inside the chalet is a cozy bedroom with vaulted ceilings over a queen bed and desk plus a luxurious private bathroom. Either way, it’s only about $200 a night and there’s laundry facilities, a mini bar fridge, and coffee and tea making facilities. To book here.

Urban apartment reinvented

west end

As trendy as ever, the West End offers nothing but gems, whether it’s restaurants, hip downtown watering holes or, of course, Airbnbs. If you don’t want to be too close to the bustle (and bustle we all know and love) of Boundary Street, this Airbnb is the one for you. Don’t let the seemingly drab exterior brick fool you, this reimagined urban apartment is downright stunning in every way. The clearly renovated bathroom benefits from natural light for days, as does the kitchen in which there is a glorious smeg fridge. At $260 a night for an entire apartment, it’s hard not to swoon. you can book it here.

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