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Top 14 Brisbane Accommodation under $100: Unbeatable Deals

Brisbane accommodation doesn’t have to break your holiday budget. The river city is blessed with a range of affordable hotels, apartments and hostels, where you can still enjoy quality services and facilities without the hefty price tag. This gives you more money to spend on shopping in Queen Street Mall, clubbing in the Fortitude Valley, museums in South Bank or fine dining in West End.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve researched the most popular Brisbane accommodation under $100. From city-centre hotels and lively backpacker hostels, to comfortable airport hotels, these cater to both business and leisure travellers visiting Brisbane.

Cheap Brisbane Accommodation in the CBD

George Williams Hotel

George Williams Hotel, Brisbane accommodation
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Choose from a range of comfortable and affordable rooms at the central George Williams Hotel. They all come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, work desks and plush bedding. The Double Plus Single Room is ideal for small families, while the Twin Room caters to friends or business travellers. Book the Queen Terrace Room for a private balcony.

Along with a business centre and transfers to Brisbane Airport, the hotel offers champagne service upon request and houses an indulgent day spa with a range of treatments. Visit the on-site 51st Street Restaurant for New York-inspired dining, including pressed sandwiches, juicy burgers and house-made gelato.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Craft beer, cocktails and house-made sodas available at 51st Street Restaurant.
  • Within 15 minutes’ walk from Roma Street Parkland and Queen Street Mall.
  • Has 244 square metres of flexible event space and full catering services.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 67 – USD 101
Guest Rating: 7.4
Address: 317-325 George Street, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, Australia

Great Southern Hotel Brisbane

Great Southern Hotel Brisbane
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Located on the corner of Mary and George Street, the 4-star Great Southern Hotel Brisbane is metres from the City Botanic Gardens, Queen Street Mall and Treasury Casino. On top of this prime location, the hotel offers a stylish on-site restaurant serving an enticing spread of international cuisine.

The rooms come in a variety of bedding configurations, including king-size, queen-size and twin beds. They have modern furnishings, such as leather lounges, work desks and flat-screen TVs, along with tea and coffee facilities, mini fridges and complimentary Wi-Fi. Parking is available on site and there’s a 24-hour reception and self-serve laundry. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Affordable city-centre rooms with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.
  • Internationally-inspired on-site restaurant.
  • Short walk from the Roma Street and Central train stations.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 60 – USD 137
Guest Rating: 7.4
Address: 103 George Street, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, Australia

Park Regis North Quay Hotel

Park Regis North Quay Hotel
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Park Regis North Quay Hotel offers budget accommodation on the Brisbane River complete with the refurbished On Quay Restaurant & Bar, where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast overlooking the water. Business travellers will appreciate the flexible meeting rooms and state-of-the-art presentation technology, while relaxing comes naturally with a workout in the gym, a swim in the outdoor pool or a meal around the communal barbecues.

The Superior King and Super Twin rooms are the cheapest, offering complimentary Wi-Fi, mini bars, work desks and flat-screen TVs. You can upgrade your room to include views of the Brisbane River or spend a little extra on a self-contained apartment with one or two bedrooms, kitchenette and dining area. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Self-contained accommodation on the Brisbane River.
  • Has an on-site pool, gym and barbecues.
  • Metres from Roma Street Station.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 80 – USD 240
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 293 North Quay, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, Australia

Banana Bender Backpackers

Located in Petrie Terrace, Banana Bender Backpackers is surrounded by some of Brisbane’s best bars for cheap drinks and eats, including pubs and restaurants along the iconic Caxton Street. This is the ideal Brisbane accommodation for young travellers seeking a social atmosphere. Enjoy drinks on Benders Deck, play pool or chill out in the communal lounge. There’s also a shared kitchen and free daily breakfast.

Want to save money? Book a bunk in one of the mixed dorms, which have pod-style beds with bed lights, dividing panels and lockers. There are also female-only dorms and private rooms. The latter have TVs and range from Double and Twin rooms to the more spacious Triple rooms. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Free breakfast, so you can save even more dollars.
  • Rooftop deck for drinks, breakfast and pre-party hangs.
  • Shared kitchen with eight-burner stove, large fridge, rice cooker and all the necessary utensils.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 29 – USD 62
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 118 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, Australia

City Edge Brisbane Hotel

City Edge Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane accommodation
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City Edge Brisbane Hotel has a range of affordable rooms in Brisbane with queen-size or twin beds, work desks, LCD TVs, air conditioning and Wi-Fi. You can upgrade your room to include lounge seating and city views, while families might appreciate the extra single beds for the kids in the Family Suite.

The hotel also offers relaxed on-site dining at Explorer’s Club Restaurant & Bar, where you can enjoy simple meals in an atmospheric room with exposed-brick walls. Take advantage of the hotel’s excellent location by strolling to The Myer Centre or across the river to the Queensland Art Gallery. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Very affordable and central Brisbane accommodation.
  • The two single beds, queen-size bed and lounge seating in the Family Suite.
  • On-site dining and bicycle storage.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 49 – USD 108
Guest Rating: 5.2
Address: 63 Turbot Street, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, Australia

Base Brisbane Uptown

Base Brisbane Uptown, Brisbane accommodation
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HotelsCombined visitors rave about Guilty Rogue Bar at Base Brisbane Uptown. The on-site bar often hosts big parties, including Ladies’ Night, Wet Wednesday and live music. You can chill out the next day after one of these wild nights by cooking a greasy lunch in the communal kitchen and dining among new friends in the communal lounge.

For the best price, book a bed in one of the shared dorms, all of which have their own bathrooms and air conditioning. Want more privacy? Book a Double or a Twin room with an ensuite, lounge seating and a flat-screen TV. The hostel also hosts social events, such as walking tours and musical bingo. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • A social and central Brisbane hostel with bar games.
  • Communal kitchen and lounge.
  • Private rooms with ensuites and TVs.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 29 – USD 90
Guest Rating: 6.4
Address: 466 George St, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, Australia

Chill Backpackers

Chill Backpackers, Brisbane Accommodation
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There’s a good chance most people book at Chill Backpackers because of the rooftop terrace, which not only has panoramic city views, but also a pool table and swimming pool. The hostel puts on fun activities throughout the week, including quizzes, pool games and drinking games (of course).

When it comes to rooms, you can save those holiday pennies by staying in a six- or four-bed dorm with comfortable bunk beds. Those more interested in their own space can opt for a Double, Twin or Triple private room. Don’t forget to take advantage of the communal kitchen, which can be a great place to meet people. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Communal kitchen and rooftop with swimming pool and pool table.
  • About 450 metres from the iconic Brisbane pub, The Caxton Hotel.
  • Short walk from Suncorp Stadium for rugby, rugby league and soccer matches.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 26 – USD 71
Guest Rating: 6
Address: 328 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, Australia

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Cheap Brisbane Accommodation Outside the CBD

Riverside Hotel Southbank

Riverside Hotel Southbank
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Riverside Hotel Southbank is an AAA-accredited hotel with budget-friendly Brisbane accommodation, along with self-contained apartments. The Standard Hotel Room offers excellent value for money with its flat-screen TV, queen-size bed and a balcony or courtyard. Upgrade to a One Bedroom Apartment for a kitchenette or the Director’s Suite for a private outdoor courtyard and living and dining room.

On-site dining focuses on contemporary Australian cuisine at Montague’s, where you can also enjoy a continental European breakfast each morning. There are also four flexible function rooms for business travellers and a sun-drenched swimming pool with a waterfall and umbrellaed picnic table. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Located next to the Gallery of Modern Art and State Library of Queensland.
  • Budget-friendly Brisbane accommodation metres from South Bank museums and restaurants.
  • Riverfront accommodation with an on-site restaurant and pool.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 70 – USD 122
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 20 Montague Road South Bank, South Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia

Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments

Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments
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Positioned just back from the iconic Kangaroo Point Cliffs overlooking the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments offers surprisingly affordable Brisbane accommodation. Save money by staying in one of the Motel Rooms with a kitchenette, LCD TV and air conditioning. You can book a Triple, Twin or Family room, the latter of which has one double, one single and one bunk bed.

Those seeking more space can upgrade to a studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment with open-plan living and dining, a private balcony and a full kitchen. Love Italian food? Visit the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Spizzico, for authentic Italian cuisine on an alfresco terrace. There’s also a communal pool with a covered barbecue area. 

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Affordable motel-style rooms with multiple bedding configurations.
  • About 350 metres from the scenic Kangaroo Point Lookout.
  • Self-contained Brisbane accommodation with on-site dining and a pool.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 64 – USD 98
Guest Rating: 6.7
Address: 721 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Australia

Mantra Terrace Hotel

Mantra Terrace Hotel
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Nestled on the edge of the Brisbane CBD, Mantra Terrace Hotel combines Spring Hill’s quieter charms with inner-city convenience. The cost-saving extras at this hotel are kind of outrageous, such as the discounted Air Train tickets, undercover parking and same-day laundry service. Duck into the hotel’s restaurants, Two Donkeys or The Pantry, for fresh locally-sourced fare.

All of the rooms and suites have LCD TVs, air conditioning, plush bedding, pay-tv channels and mini bars. The cheapest is the standard Hotel Room, which has a queen-size bed and rain shower. Upgrade to a Hotel Deluxe for a Juliette balcony or a Studio Suite for full kitchenette and separate living and dining area.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • About 550 metres from Central Station and Roma Street Parkland.
  • Both restaurants let you charge meals to your room.
  • Modern, self-contained suites near the centre of Brisbane.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 87 – USD 152
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 52 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia

Comfort Inn Spring Hill Terraces

Comfort Inn Spring Hill Terraces, Brisbane accommodation
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Situated near the top of Spring Hill, Comfort Inn Spring Hill Terraces is minutes’ walk from the Centenary Aquatic Centre & Health Club and Old Museum Brisbane. It offers some of Brisbane’s best-value accommodation, including three-person Family Rooms and four-person Deluxe Suites with kitchenettes, Budget Rooms with shared bathrooms and Townhouse Apartments with full kitchens.

Along with a guest laundry and free secure parking, the hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool, gardens and a covered barbecue area. You can also visit the on-site tour desk to organise day trips to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • About 750 metres from the Fortitude Valley’s clubs, bars and restaurants.
  • Free Wi-Fi in every room.
  • The balcony, kitchenette and Smart TV in the Two Bedroom Suite.

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 54 – USD 87
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 260 Water Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia

Best Western Airport 85 Motel

Best Western Airport 85 Motel, Brisbane accommodation
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About 10 minutes from Brisbane Airport and right next to the Doomben Station and Doomben Racecourse, Best Western Airport 85 Motel is the perfect Brisbane accommodation for short stays or horse racing events. The affordable hotel keeps life comfortable with complimentary breakfast, an on-site restaurant, outdoor pool and laundromat.

The rooms also come with a range of modern amenities, including in-room movies, tea and coffee makers, mini bars, air conditioning and microwaves. The King Deluxe Room is our pick with its heavenly king-size bed and adjoining living area. HotelsCombined visitors actually talk a lot about the clean rooms and beds, which is always a bonus.

Why You Should Stay Here

  • Easy access to Brisbane Airport, racecourses and the Brisbane CBD.
  • Affordable Brisbane accommodation metres from shopping and dining along Racecourse Road.
  • Has an on-site restaurant and swimming pool.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 86 – USD 145
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 40 Lamington Avenue, Ascot, Brisbane, Australia

The Park Hotel Brisbane

The Park Hotel Brisbane
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Positioned on the edge of the Roma Street Parklands, The Park Hotel Brisbane is an easy 10-minute walk from the city centre and the outdoor Moonlight Cinema Brisbane. Most of the rooms have views across the parklands and over the CBD, including the Deluxe King Room with a king-size bed, work desk and lounge seating. There are also more affordable Superior Double and Queen rooms with similar features.

You can order food direct to your room between the hours of 11am and 9pm or visit the on-site Skyline Restaurant for sumptuous local fare paired with panoramic park and city views. Don’t forget to indulge in a leisurely drink at the hotel’s bar or take a dip in the swimming pool on those hot Queensland days. 

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Metres from the Spring Hill Baths and Brisbane Gallipoli Memorial.
  • Contemporary rooms with city views and plush beds.
  • Close to bus stops and train stations.

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: USD 75 – USD 162
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 551 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia

Annie’s Shandon Inn

The pastel blue and pink facade of Annie’s Shandon Inn is a pretty well-known sight along Upper Edward Street. It’s been welcoming guests for more than 120 years and offers very affordable accommodation near Brisbane’s central attractions, restaurants and nightlife. You can meet fellow travellers while cooking in the kitchen or eating in the dining area, creating a homely feel to the place.

All of the rooms are air conditioned and some of them have shared bathrooms while others have private ensuites. All of them have a distinct charm and character befitting the historic property, whether it’s old photographs hanging on the walls or unique furnishings.

Why You Should Stay Here 

  • Communal kitchen, dining area and tea and coffee station.
  • Minutes’ walk from Central Station, Queen Street Mall and the Fortitude Valley
  • Historic inn with charming decor and furnishings.

Star Rating: 2.5*
Price: USD 53 – USD 67
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 405 Upper Edward Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia

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Top-Notch Brisbane Accommodation on a Budget

Brisbane
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Visiting Brisbane on a budget is a lot easier than visiting Melbourne or Sydney, thanks a lot to the number of affordable hotels and hostels within the city centre or just outside. These budget-friendly accommodations provide some surprising touches of luxury as well, whether it be a rooftop pool or an award-winning Italian restaurant.

So now it’s your turn. Where do you want to stay in Brisbane? Let us know in the comments below.

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