7 Of The Best Cheap Accomodation Options In Brisbane

By Annabelle Allpass
17th Aug 2022

Planning a quick getaway to Brisbane, but struggling to make  your expenses spreadsheet match up 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 favourite options for cheap accommodation Brisbane-wide. From budget Brisbane hotels to wallet-friendly Airbnbs that won’t require you to awkwardly make small talk with an unexpected roommate, these are the best cheap hotels and stays in Brisbane.

Cheap Hotels In Brisbane


Brisbane City 

Ok first up, if you need to be right amongst the action in the city, Selina is for you. Ultra-conveniently nestled in King George Square, Selina comes in at an easy $150 a night. You have heaps of room options like shared hostel-vibe dormitories or deluxe queen rooms with all the essentials. There's 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 Valley buzz, you’ll find Kennigo. At first glance you may clutch your bank card because this place’s lobby is aesthetic AF, but fear not because a queen room with all the trimmings will only set you back $250. There's a full gym, complementary and unlimited wifi and an Espresso Bar on site. The ease of this location is truly unbeatable, book in here to find out for yourself. 

Limes Hotel

Fortitude Valley 

Cool name, even cooler spot to stay, Limes Hotel in the Valley is your next cheap Brisbane stay. Small but modern rooms and a masterful design give this hotel a Vogue-ish feel minus the hefty price tag. Head on up to the lush rooftop to discover two rooftop plunge pools and the perfect spot for a few pre going-out bevs, which you can score from the rooftop bar. Before this, make sure you take advantage of your complimentary minibar. A bit dusty the next day? You’re in luck because your room houses a top-of the range nespresso machine and a boutique selection of T2 teas. King sized rooms at Limes go for as low as $207 a night which is honestly hard to believe. Book in here.

The Johnson 

Spring Hill 

Need a bit of space to stretch out? The Johnson is your cheap accommodation choice for Brisbane. Perched in Spring Hill, the rooms are not only luxe but huge, and you can even get one with a deep, opulent bath. There's an outdoor swimming pool, fully kitted-out gym and a sun terrace, all for as low as $189. Yes, we are very chuffed with ourselves for finding this one. Book in here to experience the hype. 

Capri By Fraser 

Brisbane City 

Schmick interiors combined with coffee machines in every room and even a delish restaurant to wine and dine at at the end of the day—Capri By Fraser right in the city just oozes straight up boujee business trip. Prices at Capri By Fraser get as low as $195 which is for sure the most affordable on our list. Book here

Cheap Airbnbs In Brisbane 

Billy's Beautiful Backyard Cottage 

New Fam 

This tiny house is not your run of the mill shoebox place to stay. Beautifully landscaped gardens surround the free standing Billy's Beautiful Backyard Cottage, which results in a secluded setting with plenty of country charm, very unexpectedly for the inner city. Inside the cottage sits a cosy bedroom with vaulted ceilings over a queen bed and desk as well as a luxe private ensuite bathroom. Somehow it’s only around $200 a night and there’s laundry facilities, a mini bar fridge and coffee and tea making amenities as well. Book it here

Re-Imagined Urban Flat 

West End 

As hip as ever, West End offers up nothing but gems, whether it be restaurants, trendy inner-city waterholes or, of course, Airbnbs. If you don't want to be too close to the hustle and bustle (and grittiness we all know and love) of Boundary Street, this Airbnb is the one for you. Don’t be deceived by the seemingly dowdy exterior brick, this re-imagined urban flat is downright stunning in every way. The clearly renovated bathroom boasts natural light for days – as does the kitchen in which a glorious smeg fridge stands. At $260 a night for a whole apartment, it's hard not to swoon. You can book it here

Want to go luxe instead of cheap? Check out Brisbane’s best hotels here.

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