Where to Stay in Brisbane on a Budget

Beautiful Brisbane has a wide range of budget-friendly places to stay
Beautiful Brisbane has a wide range of budget-friendly places to stay | © Peter Adams / Getty Images
Kelly Hawke

Travelling can strip your savings in a matter of seconds. But not to worry, we have curated the best places to stay in Brisbane to get the true experience of the Brisbane City hustle and bustle, while still sticking to a budget.

1. Birdees

Budget Hotel

In the heart of Fortitude Valley, Birdees is the perfect location to either enjoy the three bars, tiki-themed rooftop terrace and live entertainment they have onsite. You can stay in their sister establishment, BUNK Brisbane, after experiencing Brisbane’s buzzing nightlife. This is a one-stop destination for a unique night out or to relax at the rooftop pool in one of the best places to stay Brisbane has to offer.

2. Chill Backpackers

Budget Hotel

An outdoor seating area at Chill Backpackers, with sun loungers, plants, wooden tables and benches
Courtesy of Chill Backpackers / Expedia
Located in the city’s centre, Chill Backpackers is close to many of Brisbane’s must-see sites, trendy restaurants and bars, and public transportation. After a day in the busy city, relax at the Chill Backpackers’ rooftop, and enjoy a drink or two!

3. ibis Brisbane


A light ensuite bedroom at ibis Brisbane, with white walls, bedside tables and lamps, a mirror and a clothing rail
Courtesy of ibis Brisbane / Expedia
If you’re on a budget but want to enjoy the luxuries of city views, ibis Brisbane is for you. At ibis, Brisbane City is outside your doorstep, and the majority of the rooms showcase Brisbane’s night lights.

4. Hotel Urban Brisbane


Pacific Hotel Brisbane exterior on a clear day with trees and people out front
Courtesy of Pacific Hotel Brisbane / Booking.com
A short stroll from the hub of Brisbane, Hotel Urban offers rooms with a view of the city skyline and varying accommodations, so there is a place to stay for anyone and everyone. And even better, breakfast is on them!

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