Saving on accommodation in Australia is no easy task, unless you know what to do and where to look.

There are many ways you can save on travel costs, but at the end of the day, accommodation is going to be your number one expense.

Tips for Saving Money on Accommodation in Australia

Here are eleven ways we’ve saved money on accommodation costs on our Australian road trip.

Stay Mid-Week

We’re stunned by how much the prices for a comfortable bed can rise on the weekend – some places triple.

Negotiate for a Better Deal

One of our favourite ways to save on anything! There’s nothing wrong with a little conversation to help you get a better deal.

Rent an Apartment or Home

Apartments, or home rentals, are a great way to save on accommodation costs. They are usually cheaper and more practical than a hotel, or even a caravan park cabin.

Go Camping

We look for the right deals and we use our negotiation tactics to at least remove the fees for the kids. One good thing about now having a camper trailer is we are self-sufficient so can utilize the many free camping sites in Australia.


If you are very flexible on your locations, are retired or semi-retired, work a digital business, or are on a working holiday I totally get the value this can provide.

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